The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of May 12th 2019
O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Easter Sunday 2011
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Good Shepherd Sunday

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice Bearers: Nancy Pauw, Gail Griffin
Lector: Diana Dyal
Intercessor: Ray Wilbur
Usher: Derek Pauw

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Janine Cox, Glenna Kleinkauf
Lectors: Margie Lawrence, Kimberly Patterson
Intercessor: Rachel Schwaller
Verger: Andrew Hoyt
Acolytes:  Dylan and Max Eldridge; Geme Ajekwu
Ushers: John Broholm, 
Alison and Craig Myers-Arenth

Altar Guild:
Carl Edwards, Captain; Margaret Bearse; Lynn Segebrecht; Carol Hatton; Katherine McGillivray; Melissa Padgett


Opening: 175 (v. 2, 4, 6, 8) 
Hail thee, festival day! (Salve festa dies)

Sequence: 343 Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless (St. Agnes)
Presentation Hymn: 380 (v. 3) 
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Old 100th)
Communion: 645 The King of love my shepherd is (St. Columba)

Closing: 199 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (St. Kevin) 

Alter Flowers

Given this Sunday To the glory of God

The Liturgy of the Word

See the complete lectionary reading at www.lectionarypage.n et .
Upcoming Event: Holy Stir-It
Date: Thursday, May 9th
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location:  La Tropicana, 34 Locust St
Description: Return to La Tropicana. Great food and fellowship. Join us this Thursday and the second Thursday of each month.

Upcoming Event: Alphabet Soup Parents Group  Meeting
Date:  Sunday, May 12th
Time:  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Jackson Kemper Room
Description: We will be having a potluck lunch after the 10:30 AM service this Sunday. Parents and caregivers for children with behavioral, emotional, physical, or intellectual challenges are invited to attend. We will discuss about what we need from the congregation in support. The lunch will take place in the downstairs Jackson Kemper Room.
Upcoming Event:  Finals and Relaxation
Date: Tuesday May 14th
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location: Canterbury House
Description: Being finals week and the last Tuesday evening meeting, we are having a chill out evening. All students are welcome to join, relax, and join us for pizza and a movie.
Upcoming Event: Family Play Time
Date:  Wednesdays
Time:  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Trinity Nursery
Description: All families are welcome, ages 0-3 years old. Older siblings also welcome. Stop by anytime to play and visit! Light refreshments provided. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Event: Christian Classics
Date: Wednesday, May 15th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity library
Description: We are at present
reading Anthony
Trollope's Framley Parsonage.
Anyone who wishes to read good
literature and have some
sociability is welcome
Upcoming Event: GHF Native Plant Sale
Date:  May 18th
Time : 9:00 a.m.
Location: Parrish Hall
Description: 52 species of locally-grown, neonic-free native species. Details in a following article.
Upcoming Event:  Tea and Compline
Date:  May 16th
Location: Canterbury House
Description: Join us for tea and quite Prayers at the end of the day. . This will be our last service of the school year.

From the Rector’s Desk

Ram Dass and Paul Gorman wrote a book called "How Can I Help?" It was a highly influential textbook for me in seminary when I was studying pastoral care. The book is a guide for service, be it as professionals, volunteers, activists, family or friends. At its core, the key lessons involve listening and asking people what they need, rather than diagnosing and proscribing care on one's own.

Our "Alphabet Parents Support Group" will be talking after the 10:30 AM service about what they need from the congregation in support. Debbie Burns and I will be listening to them and reporting back to the congregation on that conversation. But I am aware that in our "Stranger Danger" society in which we live we are often hesitant about approaching people who are unfamiliar to us with offers to assistance. But that awkwardness is all to often coded as insensitivity, callousness, or scorn. One of the kindest things that happened when my special needs child became a part of the Trinity family was when a wonderful member of this congregation approached my wife and I and asked what insight we could give her when it came to interacting with our daughter. She asked because that she wanted to create a healthy, positive, nurturing relationship between one member of the body of Christ and another.

So if you see not just a parent of a special needs child but any parent in our parish struggling or even just being present here, please set aside your own concerns, anxieties, awkwardness, or reserve and ask the quesiton "how can I help?" Even if we don't need or want it in the moment, it won't go unappreciated.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Form

The Adult Forum looks at James and his letter.

James, the brother of Jesus, was a major figure in early Christianity despite not being one of the twelve Apostles. The Adult Forum will look at James the person, his life and his writings, and how they apply to our lives today.

  • May 12 #3 The Pressure of Partiality
  • May 19 #4 The Pressure of Words
  • May 26 Bishop's visit #5 The Pressure of Conflict
  • June 2 #6 The Pressure of Retaliation

The Adult Forum meets at 9:30 AM on Sundays in the lower Jackson Kemper Room.
Bishop Cathleen visit

Newcomers and those being confirmed should talk to Fr. Rob or call the office before the first visit of the diocese's new bishop, Cathleen Bascom. Bishop Bascom will be here Sunday, May 26th, and will be confirming and receiving those who are of age or joining the parish, so act quickly!
Mark's Organ Recital

ORGAN RECITAL: Trinity’s organist, Mark Stotler, invites the parish to his final recital for the doctorate in organ performance. 

The recital will be held at the Bales Recital Hall (next to KU’s Lied Center) on Monday, May 13th, 7:30 PM. The recital will be preceded by a short lecture on the American composer, Leo Sowerby, whose career was devoted to work in the Episcopal church. 

Following the lecture will be a recital of Sowerby’s works. The choir from Trinity Episcopal Church will even make an appearance.
Tamale Time!! 

The Lawrence Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Ministry (LIRIM) is once again partnering with Centro Hispano to sponsor scholarships for undocumented students in our community. We do this by selling tamales -- pork, chicken or vegetarian. The price is $24/ doz. Pay when you order. You can pick up your order on Saturday, June 15 at Trinity. We also need some help on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 to help make the tamales (this is really a lot of fun). See Chuck Olcese after the 10:30 service to order tamales or sign up to help. You can also reach him at  
Ramadan Iftar Dinner

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The Islamic Center of Lawrence is honoured to invite you to visit our Center during the holy month of Ramadan. Every Saturday (May 11, 18, 25, and June 1), we will have an open house (See attached flyer for details). Briefly, the evening will start with a lecture on Islam and Ramadan, followed by a discussion and Q and A, and end with the breaking of the fast with a home-cooked delicious dinner. If for some reason, you are unable to visit us during the 4 Saturdays, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you on a different day. Please RSVP at

Looking forward to your visit and participation.


Dr. Asma Zaidi
Social Secretary
Islamic Center of Lawrence
1917 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66044
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Prayer Chain

To add a person's name to the prayer list or to become a prayer chain member, please contact the parish office (; 785-843-6166) or Carol Hatton, Prayer Chain coordinator ( 

The Prayer Chain prays daily for those who are ill, suffering, troubled, have died, or wish to offer praise and thanksgivings. Prayer Chain members find that their own private prayer life with God also deepens during this daily practice.

Pray for those who are ill: 
Dane, Alex, Glenn, Brian, Glenna, Olivia, David, Joanne, Margaret, Susie, Mike, Diana, Amy, Bob, Judy, Melisa, Desiree, Sharon, Allen, Bonnie

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Scott, DJ, Kim, Stella, Adam, the Van Schums family, Kaw Valley, Mike, the Teefey family

Prayer for those in the hospital:
Richard, Dick, Monica, Billie, Griffin

Pray for the departed:
Hendricks, Logan Teefey, Rachel Held Evans, Laura Lino
Forward Day by Day for May, June and July is ready in the track racks. Let it be part of your daily life whenever you take time to pray and meditate. Contemplate the passage of scripture. Then see the connection to the other passages referred to. Read the mediation and perhaps make your own. Pray for the people of the diocese for the day. Imagine how those Anglican are praying. Does the Moving Forward help complete your day?

May 6,2019, the United Nations Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released a stark warning that around one million species could go extinct in our lifetime. This extinction, in turn, will have a devastating influence on the very balance of many ecosystems at work that give humans (and all life) clean water, clean air and food—our “safety-net”. The rate of extinction is around 100 times faster than usual and could threaten us with the loss of 2/3 of earth’s wild animals, cause water, food and health insecurities, and threaten the stability of our economic and social base. Driving this loss of biodiversity and threatened ecosystems is unsustainable land development, deforestation, declining health of the oceans (over-fishing, dead zones, acidification, loss of coral reefs, plastic and other pollution, spills, etc.), soil fertility decline, chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, illegal hunting and other insults. All, of course, are made worse by on-going global warming (mainly from fossil fuel burning), which in turn creates climate change. Changes in climate, in a domino effect, is able to wipe out habitats and make room for invasive species. Although the situation is dire, there is still time to act and do all we can to protect biodiversity and pledge not to take our “safety-net” balanced ecosystems for granted. We are asked by God to tend and protect this gift of our planet.


Please, go to and sign the petition. Send the link on to your friends and family and to your local, state and federal representatives. Also, pray for guidance in our ongoing efforts to be good and faithful Earth Stewards.

SOURCES:,/environment/biodiversity-report, Journal World, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Associated press article written by Seth Borenstein, UN Report: Humans Accelerating Extinction of 1 M Species. (Page 6 A)

Visit the Trinity website for the full and past articles

On Tuesday, May 21st, Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church will serve with the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) at the First Christian Church (1000 Kentucky).

Please sign up in the parish hall to provide casseroles, milk, salads, fruit (especially bananas), and bread. Signup sheets will be available on Sunday, May 12th and 19th.

We also need assistants! People to cook casseroles that will serve 10-12, people to bring food of other types, and really importantly, people to join us in the kitchen (down the stairs on 10th Street, just off the alley between Vermont and Kentucky) at noon on that Tuesday.

The gold standard for casseroles is a hot casserole in an aluminum foil pan delivered at noon. If you can't make that arrangement, we are happy to have food left in the kitchen at Trinity on Sunday and we will swoop in a take it to LINK on Tuesday. Orean Kent shops for LINK on Monday; if you would prefer to have her pick up your donation, you can get cash or a check to her before then.

Orean Kent ( and Catherine Hale Robins ( are co-chairs for LINK; you may contact either of them to let them know what you are bringing or if you have questions.
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry  

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open nine days in April, 2019 and served 243 families (including 157 children, 380 adults, 32 senior adults — also including 19 new households enrolled for food assistance). The food pantry has been open 33 days and has served 2.329 people in 898 families, from January through April, 2019.

The total expense in April for food purchased locally and through Harvesters was $ 1,168.90 and the total retail equivalent value of all food provided (food that was donated and purchased for the 243 families) was $ 5,576.85. The food expenditures in April were reduced significantly because of the large amount of food donated in early April through Salvation Army from The Boy Scouts “Scouting for Food” food drive. Recently, TIFP was grateful to receive a generous $ 2,500.00 grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation – The Richard and Susan Himes Family Fund--for the purchase of food. Thank you to all for donations of money and donations of food to help us meet our mission to provide food for people who are in need in Lawrence and Douglas County.
Thompson Visit

Former Trinitarians Gary and Sandi Thompson of Tualatin, Oregon, will be visiting Lawrence in late May. Gary was our Junior Warden for a while and he and Sandi and their daughters Amy and Anne were very active members of Trinity when they lived here. You are invited to S&S Artisan Coffee House just north of 23rd and Iowa from 3 -5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22nd, to drop by and say hello. You can also email them  If you have questions, call Clenece Hills, 785-842-6313.  
Vestry Meetings

Vestry meeting are held the fourth Mondays of each month except for the months of January and February. The next scheduled meetings are:

May 27th* may be moved to the 28th
June 24th

All meetings are open to the congregation and start at 6:30 p.m.
and the minutes of each meeting are posted to the Church bulletin board and Trinity website..

GHF Native Plant Sale

52 species of locally-grown, neonic-free native species! This sale benefits GHF's prairie education programs. GHF members may pre-order with a discount and pick up the day of the sale, so you can ensure that you get the plants you want. To verify your membership or order plants, email

Saturday May 18th 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m in the Parrish Hall and on our lawn.
Women's Quest-ioning Groups

  Both of our groups are now meeting in the Trinity library during the second and fourth weeks of each month to read and share our thoughts about spiritually oriented books. Our discussions continue to be lively as we join together in friendship and fellowship. We welcome new members to both groups:

    Wednesday 9:30-11:00 am - The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

    Thursday 1:30-3:00 am - Convictions by Marcus Borg

  For details about our mission and purpose, please contact Tudy Youngberg at 785-218-2283 or at
Lawrence Family Promise

This year we put in an extra hosting week - for all of us to chip in together and host the families in the Rotation program. The site of hosting has been graciously offered by our friends at First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky St, Lawrence, KS 66044. The hosting week is next week, May 12-19th.  

If you can help, please follow the link below to sign up via Sign up genius. You can join a group of people across the city to host Rotation families, including our own board of directors, coordinators, clergy, previous guests of the program and other volunteers. Thanks in advance for your help! 
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, May 9th
9:30 a.m., Brandon Woods Eucharist
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning, meets in library
5:30 p.m., Holy Stir-It
9:00 p.m., Tea and Compile at Canterbury House

Friday, May 10th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, May 11th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, May 12th
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 a.m., Sunday School ages 3 thru 8th Grade
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
12:00 p.m., Alphabet Soup Parents Group Meeting
6:00 p.m, Canterbury Service - Last of the school year

Monday, May 13th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, May 14th
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, May 15th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
3:00 p.m., Family Play Time
4:00 p.m., Endowment Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:30 p.m., Evening Prayers and Choristers
7:00 p.m., Christian Classics

Thursday, May 16th
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9:00 p.m., Tea and Compile at Canterbury House

Friday, May 17th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, May 18th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry
9:00 a.m., Grasslands Native plant sale
7:00 p.m., Board Games and Beer

Sunday, May 19th
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:30 a.m., Sunday School ages 3 thru 8th Grade
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
1011 Vermont St. Lawrence, Kansas 66044