• LIRIM calls for action to help DACA students
  • Adult Forum: Community shelter deals with COVID-19
  • Fr. Rob: The gift of Teaching
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Seventh Sunday after Pentecos t
10:30 a.m.
Morning Prayer

 The Liturgy of the Word

  • Pre-service: Air from Water Music Suite (G.F. Handel, arr. Heinrich Fleischer)

  • "In the Mornin'" (Charles Ives) Bev Benso, soloist

  • Post-service: Congregational Hymn 423, Immortal, invisible, God only wise (Walter Chalmers Smith, St. Denio); Jacob's Ladder (Ralph Simpson); Psalm 19: The Heavens Declare (Benedetto Marcello)

Livestream link:

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
7 p.m. - Evening Prayer

Livestream Link:

Bulletin link:
Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, July 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description:  Join your fellow Trinitarians for a discussion with Renee Kuhl on the challenges of dealing with COVID-19 at the Lawrence Community Shelter. See full Adult Forum article for more information.

Upcoming Event:  Children's Sunday School
Date:  Sunday, July 19
Time:  9:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description:  This week Katie Becker will explain the Parable of the Wheat and Tares. Join us on on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrinityLawrenceKS/

Upcoming Event: Morning Prayer
Date:  Sunday, July 19
Time:  10:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description:  Join your fellow Trinitarians online for worship and music.

Upcoming Event: Coffee Hour
Date: Sunday, July 19
Time: Noon
Location: Zoom
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians via Zoom for a virtual gathering at noon each Sunday.
Participants can hang out together, chat, or create a "breakout room" to converse with friends.

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Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, July 21
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Description:   A community of women of various ages and backgrounds share thoughts, stories, highlights, fun and laughter. For more information reach out to Patti Anderson ( patti6of7@gmail.com ) or Mary Perkins ( mlperk59@gmail.com).

Upcoming Event: Children's Story Time with Susan
Date: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 10 a.m.
Location:  Livestream
Description:  Susan Hires reads picture books and great children's literature, and explores crafts and beekeeping.

Upcoming Event: Friendship Circle
Date: Wednesday, July 22
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Description: The Friendship Circle welcomes those who are widowed, divorced or single, or who are seeking friendship from parishioners.  If you would like to join us, please contact Susan Ralston at sralston@sunflower.com for an invitation. All are welcome.

Upcoming Event: Evening Prayer
Date: Wednesday, July 22
Time: 7 p.m.
Location:  Livestream
Description: Join us for Evening Prayer each week.

Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, July 23
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Writer, composer, artist, and Trinity Church member Tony Silvestri will join Fr. Rob. Join your fellow Trinitarians for exploration of faith issues.
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From the Rector's Desk...

Last week, I talked about the spiritual gift of Exhortation, which involves the ministry of instructing others of the fundamental, practical elements of discipleship. Related to that spiritual gift is another, the gift of Teaching.

Teachers are not just people who take our children downstairs into classrooms for the first half of the service. They are people who love to learn, are constantly absorbing new information, and can synthesize all that they know into a medium that can be communicated and understood by others. In this way teachers are not just scholars (I suspect that many of us have encountered a “teacher” who was only a scholar) but creators, mindful of the needs of others, and the role they play in a parish.

Teachers have a particularly important role in being part of the process of adapting new information into contemporary theological understanding, whether that new information is a greater understanding of the Biblical era, modern day changes, or previously ignored perspectives. A good teacher is continually growing and evolving their own understanding as they seek to convey it to others.

As with all gifts, there are pitfalls, especially the aforementioned possibility of a person becoming more wrapped up in learning than being able to communicate to students. Like many gifts that have implicit elements of leadership, pride can also afflict a teacher. Great teachers approach their craft with humility and an appreciation for how critical their ministry is to the spiritual and theological life of a parish.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Vestry Approves Video Equipment Purchases

Trinity will purchase new cameras and a computer to produce livestreams of the Sunday morning service. The new equipment will upgrade and replace the phones and laptop of Fr. Rob and Mandy Baldwin, who pressed their own electronics into service when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down regular services.

The Vestry had already decided to continue livestreams after Trinity's Sunday morning congregation expands – whenever that might be. The topic of reopening is next scheduled to come up at the August 3 meeting.

The new equipment is an unbudgeted expense, which will require fundraising. Information on that effort will come out in the next few weeks.

Adult Forum:
The Shelter and

Fr Rob will Livestream a discussion
Thursday evening with Renee Kuhl, the Lawrence Community Shelter's executive director, on the challenges of dealing with COVID-19 at the shelter.

Kuhl is a human services professional with expertise in program development, fundraising, grant writing and quality management. She began her career in homeless services at Housing Forward in suburban Cook County, Illinois, where she worked as grant manager. Kuhl supported the expansion of permanent supportive housing during her tenure there while increasing grant funding from new corporations and foundations.

Catch our online Adult Forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16, on T rinity's Facebook page.
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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... Prayers... or call 785-843-6166; or Carol Hatton, Prayer Chain coordinator ( caroldonhatton@gmail.com).

The Prayer Chain prays daily for those who are ill, suffering or troubled; who have died; or who 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 need healing:  D.J., Eleanor, Proctor, Bruce, Barb, Sidney, Doug, Dave, Kim, Kirk, Michelle, Angela, Addison, Dottie, Monica, Anne, Jeff

Pray for those with special circumstance:  Jennifer, Rylee, John, Barbara, James, Mary, Steven, Madison, Allie, Rachel, Lillian, Darren, Lira family, Tim, Mildred, Sigurd, Alicia, Laurie, Janet, Steven,the Dickinson family, Mandy, Nicole, Chris and family, Kyle, Nathan

Pray for those in the hospital:  Major, Christian, Sharon, Michael

Pray for the departed : Duane Lee Jabbern, Waletta Medlock, Anne Muirhead, Joyce Palmer, Ennio Morricone, Karen Lira, Verla LaRue, Judy Gaus, Nancy Ann Thorne, Bruce Trowbridge
We would like to know about hospitalizations, illnesses or special needs you are experiencing. Please call Fr. Rob, Deacon Deborah Burns, the Church office or a Vestry member so that we can help.
Anchor Women

Anchor Women going strong as we average 6-7 women per week. We have plenty of room for more so please invite others to join. We visit either by ZOOM or Social Distancing on someone deck. Lots of laughter and support at each meeting. You won’t be disappointed so give us a shout for information on our next meeting.  For more information reach out to Patti Anderson ( patti6of7@gmail.com ) or Mary Perkins ( mlperk59@gmail.com).
New Youth Online Groups

There are new weekly youth group meetings. For more details on the online group meetings, please check out our Diocesan Youth link at
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LINK Needs Donations, Hands Out Bag Lunches

The Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen remains closed d ue to the COVID-19 restrictions . Some volunteers will be handing out bag lunches on our usual day. Since we cannot prepare and serve meals, LINK would appreciate monetary donations to help with the cost of the lunches.

If you wish to contribute, please send a check made out to LINK,
and mail it to:
First Christian Church
Attn: LINK
1000 Kentucky St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

Please note Trinity Episcopal Church on the memo line. Your gift is another way to reach out to those in need during this time. Thank you!

Catherine Robins and Orean Kent
LINK Co-Chairs
Food Pantry 
Grateful for Donations 

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry continues to be grateful to the parishioners of Trinity Episcopal Church for your most faithful, generous and increased giving to our ministry of giving food to people in need. Additional giving in the past few months has been received from the John Emerson Memorial to TIFP and other memorials, members of TIFP partner churches, former members of Trinity Episcopal Church, TIFP volunteers, other churches in Lawrence, the youth group at Immanuel Lutheran Church, and individuals and businesses in Lawrence and other cities. We are most grateful for the abundant support to continue providing food now, and in the days ahead, to people in need.

Our patrons receive one bag of pre-bagged food along with a bag of cold food. TIFP provides food to any person requesting food with no eligibility requirements. TIFP tracks only the number of people coming for food assistance each day the food pantry is open.

Since March, TIFP continues to distribute food at a distance of about 30 feet outside from the Matthews Center near the parking lot. Anyone waiting in line for food observes physical distancing. Our volunteers wear face masks and plastic gloves and practice physical distancing inside the food pantry and outside serving our patrons.
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TEST Tidbits:
 Why Are
Dying in 

Since March, more than 400 elephants have died in the vast area of Africa on the edges of the Okavango Delta. There are many theories but no answers yet as to the cause of the die-off. The area has a large human population that has had an uneasy relationship with the more than 15,000 elephants in that area.   

On the one hand, the elephants bring tourists and their money into the area; however, the elephants eat and tramp down crops and threaten farmers in their fields. Could the deaths be due to revenge by the farmers? The problem had become so politically hot that the president lifted a ban on elephant hunting.  

For more about the story, visit the full TEST article here.   

Earth Steward Action:  Learn all you can about elephants and, if you desire, donate to an organization that helps elephants thrive. Here are a few (there are many more):  www.awf.org

LIRIM Meets Fundraising Goal, Calls for Action to Support DACA  

Lawrence Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Ministry met its goal of $3,500 in virtual taco sales and is headed for a new goal of $4,000. The campaign supports scholarships for DACA students, and those who want to contribute can still do so online or by mail. 
  • Go to www.trinitylawrence.org and click on the "make a donation" button at the bottom of the page and choose the DACA line to contribute.   
  • Send in a donation to Trinity Episcopal Church, 1027 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Make sure to put DACA in the memo line. 

The Supreme Court has blocked efforts to shut down the DACA program, but Chuck Olcese, LIRIM steering committee member, wrote in a statement that SCOTUS blocked only the manner in which the administration tried to end the program.  

“It is not a final fix of permanence for the program and the Trump administration has already signaled that they will restructure another attempt to end the program and deport all those who came to the U.S. as children and know the U.S. as their home,” Olcese wrote. 

The LIRIM steering committee recommends that supporters: 
  • Write a letter to DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf urging quick processing of the new DACA applications. 
  • Write to your senators and congressional representative to demand that they finish work on clean immigration reform legislation for Dreamers. 

Olcese said the court did not order the Trump administration to move on the backlog of applications for DACA with any urgency. For more detail about that, follow this link to Chuck Olcese's full statement.
Vestry Meetings

The scheduled Vestry meetings are:

August 3, September 7

Meetings are open to all and are being held on Zoom at this time. The minutes of each meeting are posted to the church bulletin board and Trinity Vestry Minutes. Your Vestry can be contacted at vestry@trinitylawrence.org

Minutes through June have been added to our website.
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, July 16
7 p.m., Adult Forum – Livestream
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, July 17
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, July 18
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, July 19
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Prayer and Music Concert – Livestream
Noon, Coffee Hour - Zoom
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Monday, July 20
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
New Vacation Bible School lessons posted

Tuesday, July 21
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
1 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Trinity Anchor Women
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Wednesday, July 22
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer – Livestream

Thursday, July 23
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream
7 p.m., Adult Forum – Livestream

Friday, July 24
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, July 25
9 a.m., Organ Practice
9:30 a.m., LEM meeting
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, July 26
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Service and Music Concert – Livestream
Noon, Coffee Hour - Zoom
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream
Trinity Vestry 2020
Rob Baldwin, Rector 785-424-4312
Steve King ‘21, Senior Warden 913-645-3135
Richard Lungstrum, Junior Warden ‘20 jrwarden@trinitylawrence.org
Jennifer Attocknie ‘20 785-760-2938
Elizabeth Miller ‘20 785-766-8175
Dave Severance ‘20, 785-691-7261
Betsi Anderson ‘21 785-843-9083
Leslie Foust ‘21 785-979-1829
Camille Olcese ‘21 620-704-4180
John Broholm ‘22 785-766-7002
Donna Griffin, Clerk, ‘22 785-865-6039
Linda McCoy ‘22 785-550-6743
Bill Perkins ‘22 785-331-4401
Cristian Sauciuc, Treasurer

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