• Adult Forum tackles church leadership
  • Mary Donovan to be ordained Saturday
  • Fr. Rob: Gifts of the spirit revealed during Pentecost
Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, 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, June 14, 2020
Second Sunday after Pentecost
10:30 a.m.
Spiritual Communion

 The Liturgy of the Word

  • Pre-service: "All Things Bright and Beautiful" (Aaron David Miller)

  • "Cry No More" (Dan Forrest) Tori Searles, soloist

  • Post-service: Congregational Hymn 686, Come, thou fount of every blessing (Robert Robison, Nettleton); "Nettleton" (Charles Callahan); "Toccata in Seven" (John Rutter)

Livestream link:

Bulletin link:

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
7 p.m. - Evening Prayer

Livestream Link:

Bulletin link:
Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, June 11
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians for the revised Adult Forum. See full article for more information.

Upcoming Event:  Spiritual Communion
Date:  Sunday, June 14
Time:  10:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description:  Join your fellow Trinitarians on Trinity Sunday for Spiritual Communion. See From the Rector's Desk for more about the service.

Upcoming Event: Coffee Hour
Date: Sunday, June 14
Time: Noon
Location: Zoom
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians via Zoom on Trinity Sunday at a virtual gathering after the livestream of the 10:30 a.m. worship. 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, June 16
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Description:   Our mission is to have a community of women of various ages and backgrounds to 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.

Upcoming Event: Friendship Circle
Date: Wednesday, June 17
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Description: If you would like to join us, please contact Susan Ralston at sralston@sunflower.com for an invitation. The Friendship Circle welcomes those who are widowed, divorced or single, or who are seeking friendship from parishioners. All are welcome.

Upcoming Event: Evening Prayer Service
Date: Wednesday, June 17
Time: 7 p.m.
Location:  Livestream
Description: Join us for Evening Prayer each week.
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From the Rector's Desk...

During the season of Pentecost, the focus of our readings in worship, our study and learning, shifts from what Easter means to us as humans to what it means to be a disciple of Christ. It is a natural transition: We are given the tremendous gift of grace in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and learning the best way to give thanks for that gift follows.

We are not unsupported in that effort, however. More than just instruction, we also receive gifts in our lives to help grow into the most faithful, most fruitful disciples we can be. These gifts are often identified as “gifts of the Spirit,” suggesting both their origin in the Holy Spirit and the tendency they have to affect us on our most intimate level.

There are many Scriptural references to these gifts, but the most well-known is the twelfth chapter of 1 Corinthians, where the Apostle Paul refers to “gifts of the Spirit” in verse 1, “gifts” in verse 4 (charisma deriving from charis, or grace), “services” in verse 5, and “working” in verse 6.

There are multiple ways that Christians have identified what the specific gifts are, limiting them to just as few as three to expanding them into the dozens. For the next few weeks, I’ll be going into detail describing several of them in hopes of your growing in your appreciation and understanding of these wondering aspects of your life.

It is easy to think about what we are missing, what is gone or taken away, but this period has revealed many, many abundant gifts from God. Together we can celebrate those gifts as we enter the beginning of the Pentecost season.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Planning Begins to Return Worshipers to Sanctuary

The Vestry is researching how best to clean and sterilize the church, including both the sanctuary and the restrooms. That is the first step among many that the parish needs to take to welcome parishioners back into the building for services.

Trinity plans to follow guidelines that would allow gatherings of 45 people in the sanctuary, including clergy and worship assistants, with carefully defined social distancing for everyone present. When that will happen, though, is still undetermined. 

Diocesan directives include distancing, required masks and prohibition of singing. Many questions remain about getting people safely in and out of the sanctuary, and spacing in the pews.

The Vestry has scheduled a Monday, June 15, Zoom meeting for progress reports. 
Virtual Tamale Fundraiser

Lawrence Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Ministry’s tamale sale to raise funds for the DACA scholars’ program is virtual this year d ue to the pandemic.

Our local undocumented college and university students continue to need scholarship support, so we invite you to consider a donation. Instead of receiving tamales, you will get the satisfaction of helping students with their education. In the past, the suggested amount for a dozen tamales was $36, toward the program goal of $4,000.

Online donations can be made at 
www.trinitylawrence.org.  Find the “make a donation” button; use the “DACA” line for your amount; a log in/online profile should be created and a receipt will be provided.

Or send a check with “DACA” on memo line to Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vermont St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044. 

For more information contact LIRIM at  LIRIMinistry@gmail.com .

LIRIM Steering Committee
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 are healing: D.J., David, Bill, Sidney, Sharon, Susan, Lisa, John, Tudy, Joe, Susan, Betty, Doug, Tim

Pray for those with special intentions: Beth, Nicole, Lindsey, Dick, Rachel, the Emerson and King family, Elanor, Darren, Lillian, Nathan

Pray for those in the hospital: Anne, Dick, May,

Pray for the departed: John Emerson, Larry Kramer, George Floyd, Kerman Vand, Christy Miller Joyce, Rev Cecil Jones, Joe Spradlin, Kerman Vann, Larry Kramer, Christo, Harriet Oakes, Bonnie Pointer
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.
Deacon Cross
Ordination of Mary Donovan
on Livestream

The ordination of Mary Donovan as transitional deacon will take place Saturday at Grace Cathedral. Mary is an active parishioner at Trinity, and she will be reading the lesson from the Gospel of Matthew on Sunday.

With limited seating because of the virus, The Diocese of Kansas is performing four other ordinations in the next few days, details linked here.

Mary's ordination is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and it will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalDioceseofKansas/. All of the ordinations will be livestreamed.
The (Online) Adult Forum Looks at the Future of Church Leadership

Join Fr. Rob as he talks with the Rev. Don Compier, dean of the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry, about clergy and the pandemic. That's at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, livestreaming on Facebook.

Dean Compier will discuss the school, the training of clergy and lay leaders, and how the pandemic has impacted both of those things.

You can join the conversation live on Thursday night at 7 on Trinity’s Facebook page.

Reminder: the page is public and open to all, regardless of whether you have a Facebook account.

Rachel Schwaller has volunteered to lead this year's Virtual Vacation Bible School starting on Monday, June 22. Each Monday there will be video upload of the week's activities for the children to explore. On Thursday we will gather together with a Zoom class to share what the children have learned and created. There will be four weeks of classes with new videos uploaded each Monday. 

If you have any questions or would like to assist, please contact Rachel at VBS@TrinityLawrence.org
Thank You for Your Donations of Money to TIFP
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry has been blessed with an outpouring of financial support for the purchase of food for our patrons. We received contributions of $1,017.00 in March and $5,859.00 in April, much of it from Trinity Episcopal parishioners. Your continuing ongoing and special support enables us to continue to serve people in need of food assistance.
TIFP is serving the people we need to serve:
  • 20 to 30 people each Tuesday and Saturday;
  • 225 households in April and 205 households in May;
  • anyone who needs food whether they come once a month or once a week;
  • many people who live in the Trinity neighborhood and downtown Lawrence;
  • many people who walk or ride their bikes to the food pantry who need food;
  • those people without easy transportation to get food from food pantries such as Just Food and Ballard in Lawrence;
  • people who are significantly affected by the results of the pandemic, who are homeless, or who live in transitional housing.
And we continue to serve people this new month and into the future with gracious thanks to you all.
Looking for
Anchor Men

Men, are you interested in having an online time of sharing, laughter, thoughts, stories and fellowship?

Reach out to Paul Jefferson at paul_jefferson_ks@hotmail.com   

We will work out a time that is good for everyone to meet via Zoom.
Do you Tweet? Trinity has a Twitter account: @trinity_kansas. By following us and especially by re-tweeting us, you can help spread the word about our services and events.
TEST Tidbits: President Signs Executive Order to Expedite Infrastructure Projects

President Trump has signed a wide-sweeping executive order to help fast-track infrastructure projects on such things as highways and pipelines, while skirting the environmental rules and regulations. Those regulations were mostly put into place to protect the physical environment and to ensure a safe living environment for all—especially communities most affected by these projects. 

The new executive order is the latest of over 600 environmental rollbacks that have been proposed by this administration. More than 60 are permanent and the rest are either in progress or defeated.

For further information on these rollbacks, s ee the websites linked below.

For more about the main features of the new executive order, and the reaction from environmnetal activists, see the full TEST article .

Earth Steward Action:  Keep up your knowledge base on what is happening to environmental regulations even in times of pandemic, need for better policing and racial tensions. As we now know, and must take into consideration, all are tied together.

All past TEST articles are available on our website at http://trinitylawrence.org/trinity-environmental-stewardship-team/
News from Nepal

We are still in lockdown in Nepal – day 79, I think. The full lockdown is supposed to end in two days, but identification of cases has been skyrocketing – we have gone from 1,700 identified cases a week ago, to over 4,000 today – so I am not sure what that will look like.

Many of the businesses and people have begun to defy lockdown and open up or go out, due to the extreme financial hardship. Not a single person in Nepal has a computer-based job or "works from home," so every day of the lockdown is another day without income. Please just pray for wisdom for the government moving forward, and for God's protection for the people here.

Karin Feltman

For more from Karin, see her full article.

(photo caption: The mountains peering out from under the monsoon storm clouds. View from my roof in Kathmandu.)
Vestry Meetings

The scheduled Vestry meetings are:

June 15, July 6, 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 April have been added to our website.
Reminder that articles for our newsletter should be sent to corner@trinitylawrence.org by noon Wednesday each week. Please limit submissions to 150 words.

Our newsletters are available on our website and Facebook page.
Have you been receiving Rob’s voice messages by phone? If not and would like to receive calls relating to current happenings at our Church, please email directory@trinitylawrence.org
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, June 11
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream
7 p.m., Adult Forum – Livestream

Friday, June 12
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, June 13
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry
10:30 a.m., Ordination of Mary Donovan, Grace Cathedral – Livestream

Sunday, June 14
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Spiritual Communion and Music Concert – Livestream
Noon, Coffee Hour - Zoom
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Monday, June 15
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, June 16
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, June 17
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer – Livestream

Thursday, June 18
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, June 19
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, June 20
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, June 21
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, ‘22 785-865-6039
Linda McCoy ‘22 785-550-6743
Bill Perkins ‘22 785-331-4401

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