• Vacation Bible School online through summer
  • Adult Forum: Food pantry meets pandemic challenges
  • Fr. Rob: What is your readiness to rejoin public worship?

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Sunday, August 2, 2020
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
10:30 a.m.
Morning Prayer

 The Liturgy of the Word

Guest organist: Ron Krebs
  • Pre-service: "Beach Spring" (Dale Wood)
  • "Transform Us" (Sylvia Dunstan, trad. French 17th c. melody), Tony Silvestri, soloist
  • Post-service: Congregational Hymn 610, Lord, whose love through humble service (Albert F. Bayly, trad. French melody); "Sonata III: II Andante Tranquilo" (Felix Mendelssohn); "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" (George Shearing)

Livestream link:

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
7 p.m. - Evening Prayer

Livestream Link:

Bulletin link:
Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, July 30
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description:  Join your fellow Trinitarians for a discussion with Barry Molineux, a TIFP Volunteer on the challenges of dealing with COVID-19 at our Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry. See full Adult Forum article for more information.

Upcoming Event:  Children's Sunday School
Date:  Sunday, Aug. 2
Time:  9:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description:   This week Susan Hires' lesson will be about how God calls Abram. Join us on on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrinityLawrenceKS/

Upcoming Event: Morning Prayer
Date:  Sunday, Aug. 2
Time:  10:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description:  Join your fellow Trinitarians online for worship and music.

Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 4
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, Aug. 5
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, Aug. 5
Time: 7 p.m.
Location:  Livestream
Description: Join us for Evening Prayer each week.

Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, Aug. 6
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians for exploration of faith issues.
Reminder, if you do not see the "This Week at Trinity" at the bottom of the newsletter, there should be an expand button to click to view our complete newsletter.
From the Rector's Desk...

I'm taking a break from my review of various spiritual gifts to check in with all of you regarding this time of forced physical separation. On Aug. 3 the Vestry will be meeting again to discuss our situation and the best and safest way for us to engage in community. I think that at this point it is not a binary "will we/won't we" decision but a question of what incremental steps can be taken, and how.

Several small groups have begun to meet outdoors in carefully managed gatherings, and while that is a welcome step, we will be closely following the public health trends locally to see if we continue supporting that.

Two things that the Vestry and I need from you, right now: First, please continue to engage in safe practices when it comes to interacting in public, even when it means being inconvenienced or mildly uncomfortable. The Apostle Paul said, "Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others" (Phil 2:4) and "So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at the harvest time, if we do not give up" (Gal 6:9). God has prepared for us the means to endure and overcome this disease, but we must all work together to get there as quickly as possible.

Second, we continue to need to hear from you: about how you are doing, about what your needs are as a member of this spiritual community, and also your own sense of readiness in rejoining public worship. This will help us know how to be faithful and responsive stewards and leaders of this church.

Thank you for your prayers and support. In the next few weeks many college students and teachers will be returning to classrooms and dormitories and I ask your prayers both for them and their families who will be naturally anxious about their safety. I should know – I'm one of them.

Grace and peace be with you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Fr. Rob+
Adult Forum: TIFP Deals With Pandemic

This evening Fr. Rob will livestream a discussion with Barry Molineux, a TIFP volunteer, on the challenges of dealing with COVID-19 at our Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry. Join us on our Trinity Facebook page at 7 p.m. July 30.

Catch our online Adult Forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, on Trinity's Facebook page .
VBS Online Through Summer

VBS for all ages will remain available as a Google Classroom throughout the summer. 

Access the classroom via  google.com  and type in your account info. Click on "find a classroom" and type in one of the codes. Remember: Your child can mix and match activities to suit them. You can access any classroom, regardless of age. Adults can feel free to join the 16+ group as well. You only need to log on to a classroom once, then it will always be available through your Google account. The codes are:

Ages 4-10 Class Code: 7dbwrzi
Ages 11-15 Class Code: rcwgrtt
Ages 16 and Up Class Code: jtpnvnz

Once in a classroom, click on "classwork" to see all the topics. Then, start with Week 1 and make your way through. Most importantly, have fun ! If you want an intro for each classroom, click on "stream" and there is a short video introducing the VBS.

If you do not have access to a home computer, device or internet, please contact the Trinity Church office at 783-843-6166. We can print out activities, crafts, stories, etc. and mail them to you. 

If you have any questions, please email Rachel Schwaller at  VBS@trinitylawrence.org
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Our newsletters are available on our website and Facebook page.
Vestry Meetings

The scheduled Vestry meetings are:

Aug. 3, Sept. 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.
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 healing: Eleanor, D.J., Dave, Dottie, Monica, Addison, Kim, Kirk, Michelle, Angela, Anne, Brandon Woods employees & residents, Jeff, Gary, Tim, Linda, Kathie, Janice, John

Pray for those with special circumstance: Mandy, Nicole, Lilian, Darren, Lira family, Tim, Mildred, Sigrid, Alicia, Laurie, Janet, Steven, the Dickinson family, Christ & family, Kyle, Nathan, Jennifer, John, Rylee.

Pray for those in the hospital: Michael, Sharon, John, Fr. Bob Terrill, John

Pray for the departed: Nancy Ann Thorne, Judy Gaus, Ruben Martinez Sr., Karen Lipp, John Lewis
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.
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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
TEST Tidbits: A Poem About That Wonderful Element – Water

The following is a poem from a Booklet entitled “The Te Deums d the Sacraments,” by John Oxenham. One can almost feel the refreshing spray of water in the musical words. We must give God praise for our water and do all we can to protect this precious resource.

     Crystal clear from the throne of God
     Flows the River, the Shining River.
     Forever full forever free,
     It floweth everlastingly.
     Through the banks of Time to the Boundless Sea
     Of love indwelling Eternity.
     Praise to God in running water,
     Crystal clear its joyous cheer,
     Dreaming dancing running water;
     Amber-bright all slashed with white,
     Sweet romancing running water;
     Give God praise for all fair water!
     His sweet grace is running water
          God’s sweet grace is running
          All fair sparkling running
          Bubbling spring from rock
               or sod,
          Godly thing, ---the gift
               of God!
          Bubbling praises as it flows,
          Gathering graces as it grows,
          Scattering joys where’er
               it goes;
          Praise to God in running

     Blithely o’re its shallows purling,
     Lithely through its narrows swirling,
     Round its mossy boulders curling,
     Glooming, gleaming, spooming, creaming,
     With new life so richly teeming
     For the thirsty earth’s redeeming;
     Give God praise for running water,
     For all fair, fresh running water.

EARTH STEWARD ACTION : Do all you can to conserve water – fix leaks, drip irrigate, use native plants, turn off faucets when shaving and brushing teeth, do not run water to cool, use tap not bottled water, do not litter, recycle and know about your watershed.

SOURCE:  Noted above.

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.

News from Nepal

Hi everyone. Thank you for the prayers for my village, which has been struggling with flooding, landslides, and even loss of life over the past few weeks.

A Nepali colleague braved the trip and made his way there a few days ago (much of the way on foot, as the roads are completely washed out in many areas) to do an assessment of the needs, and to deliver wages to my women's group and funds to help buy the needed supplies to re-outfit the house of the surviving family members of the church family who were washed away/killed in the flood. They have a long monsoon ahead of them, so please just keep praying!

My Nepali mom also just lost another family member this week (her younger brother's wife) to suicide. She leaves behind three children and a heartbroken husband. Life here is hard, but I am safe and continue to be blessed by the ways God is at work, even in the hard places. Maybe especially in the hard places.

Love you! Karin Feltman

(Photo caption- This used to be the road to my village)

St. Margaret's and Trinity sponsor a week every other month for Family Promise. this week would have normally been our rotation to host families from Family Promise. While these families are sheltering in place for the foreseeable future, there is still the need and opportunity for us to serve them. In particular, we can help them with groceries. Instead of shopping for them, though, Family Promise is seeking to empower these families to do their own grocery shopping each week. 

Family Promise is therefore asking that we make a donation to that end. The need is modest – Family Promise is asking just $300 per hosting rotation. And so, if serving with Family Promise has been part of your own ministry in our community, we are asking that you please consider mailing or placing a donation on Sunday made out to St. Margaret's, 5700 W. 6th St., Lawrence, KS, 66049, with "Family Promise Trinity" in the memo line. St. Margaret's will purchase the gift cards next week, and whatever excess funds received will go towards our next rotation.  

That is not the only way to serve. Click  here  to see ways to sign up and help contribute to Family Promise.

(Information gleaned from a St. Margaret's email)
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, July 30
7 p.m., Adult Forum – Livestream

Friday, July 31
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, Aug. 1
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, Aug. 2
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Prayer and Music Concert – Livestream

Monday, Aug. 3
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
10 a.m., TEST Meeting
7 p.m., Vestry Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 4
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
1 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Trinity Anchor Women

Wednesday, Aug. 5
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer – Livestream

Thursday, Aug. 6
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
7 p.m., Adult Forum – Livestream

Friday, Aug. 7
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, Aug. 8
9 a.m., Organ Practice
9:30 a.m., LEM meeting
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, Aug. 9
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Spiritual Communion and Music Concert – Livestream
Noon, Coffee Hour - Zoom
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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