The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of June 16th 2019
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Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Pentecost 1
Trinity Sunday
Sunday, June 16th, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice Bearers: Nancy Pauw, Maril Hazlett
Lector: Austin Turney
Intercessor: Eleanor Symons
Usher: Greg Hazen

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Donna Olson, Gail Griffin
Lectors: Karen Keim, Barb Cook
Intercessor: Rachel Schwaller
Verger: Donna Griffin
Acolytes:  Abby Baldwin; Lauren & Ellie Seybold
Ushers:   David Severance, Vashti Winterburg, Dave Griffin, Gail Griffin

Altar Guild:
Katie Becker, Charlotte Mueller, Nora Clark, Cheryl Flessing, Nancy Haggart, Shirley Reese, Dru Sampson, Emalea Miller


Hymn: 370 (v. 1, 2, 6, 7) I bind unto myself today (St. Patrick’s Breastplate)

Sequence Hymn: 366 (v. 1-4) Holy God we praise thy Name (Grosser Gott)

Offertory Hymn: 380 (v. 3) Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Old 100th)

Communion Hymn: 304 I come with joy to meet my Lord (Land of Rest)

Closing Hymn: 362 Holy, holy holy! Lord God Almighty! (Nicaea)

  Altar Flowers

Altar flowers for this Sunday are to the glory of God.

The Liturgy of the Word

See the complete lectionary reading at www.lectionarypage.n et .
Upcoming Event:  Trinity Picnic
Date:  Sunday, June 16th
Time:  11:30 a.m. - whenever
Location: Parrish Hall
Description: Hamburgers, hot dogs, and the ubiquitous lemonade will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert. David Severance and Vashti Winterburg would appreciate volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up.

Upcoming Event: Vacation Bible School
Date: Monday June 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Parish Hall
Description: The children will again be visiting The Garden with their friends Colby Caterpillar, Barry Bullfrog and others.l.

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!

From the Rector’s Desk

Sunday is Trinity Sunday, and as such is our “patronal feast day.” For many churches, the feast day is that of their patron saint, the saint which their particular parish is named after. Often, the patronal feast day is a chance to reflect on the life, character, and witness of the figure as a community. For example, in my previous parish of St. James, we would celebrate James’ enthusiasm, his close friendship with Jesus, and his status as first among the disciples to be martyred.

For parishes not named after historical figures, other holidays are a chosen, such as Christ the King Sunday, Easter, or Christmas. For us, it is Trinity Sunday, the celebration of the triune nature of God. This is one of the most paradoxical and incomprehensible theological concepts in Christianity, but one takeaway I have from it is that God in God’s self is in community, and that facet of God’s self is projected as an integral part of God’s activity with us. We are constantly called into relationship with God and with each other. We can not exist with relationship with other beings just as God is never not in relationship within the Trinity, and in fact we are often at our best vis a vis our relationships with others. This is, I suspect, one of the ways in which we are made in the Creator’s image.

So Sunday, join us and be a part of our community: in worship, in education, and in fellowship as we celebrate our inspiration and the source of our life together: the God who is three in one.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Form

The Adult Forum looks at wrong ideas about the Trinity

The Trinity: What it is not will be the topic of this Sunday’s Adult Forum. As we celebrate Trinity Sunday, we will discuss some notions about the Triune nature of God that have arisen, and been denounced, throughout Christian history. The Adult Forum meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in the Jackson Kemper Room on the lower level of the parish hall.
Centro Hispaño and LIRIM thank RND Corner Grille for donating 15% for all margaritas sold on the evening of Tuesday, June 25 , from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to Centro Hispaño. Please mention this promotion to your server.

Centro Hispaño, located at 13th and Kentucky, provides bilingual social work to Lawrence's Hispanic community, connecting clients to locally available services and helping people manage myriad obstacles and complications. Centro Hispaño's licensed clinical social worker, Lydia Diebolt, provides Spanish language counseling therapy to families, individuals and couples. Website:

For more info contact
Still time to signup

We'll be making tamales on Friday June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at Trinity Episcopal Church (10th and Vermont). Below is a link which you can use to sign up for 1 or more 2-hour shifts.

This is really a lot of fun and a great community building activity. Come and bring your friends. 

Reminder that pickup will be Saturday the 15th for those that have ordered.

Please click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet.

Summer Art Auction

Summer, summer, summertime; Time to kick back and unwind

Like the song says, summer is the time to relax. So grab a friend and come to the Trinity Summer Art Auction, Saturday June 29, 1:00 to 5:00 PM. There will be yard games for the kids, live music, and punch and cookies for everyone. In the parish hall the silent auction will feature art by our own Trinity members as well as other artists from the community. You'll find small drawings, big paintings, wall quilts, jewelry, something for everyone. There will be a full listing of all the fine art on our Facebook page next week. What a way to spend a Saturday afternoon in the summer! 
Trinity Library

I regularly check the library shelves for books that have never been checked out, or haven’t been checked out in a long time. I came across How I Pray by Jim Castelli. It was published in 1994, hadn’t been read in 10 years and it pages are a little brown, so I thought I would probably deselect it. The subtitle, People of different religions share with us that most sacred and intimate act of faith, intrigued me though. The table of contents listed several familiar names: George Gallup, Billy Graham, Andrew Greeley, Martin Marty; and many religions: Muslim, Buddhist, Lakota Sioux, Catholic, Jewish, etc. All the entries are quite personal accounts of real thoughts about prayer and real practices. If you would like some new insights in others pray, I recommend this book. 204 How
 News from Nepal

I am not sure if this message will reach you before it is too late, but please be praying fervently for my visa acquisition. I have been to immigration two days in a row and I still do not have a visa. Today I was denied the five-year visa that is supposed to be available to all Americans based on a reciprocal agreement between our governments. He did offer me a one-year visa, but I don't think that is legal because of the agreement, and it also ends up being over $2700 for five years if I do it one year at a time versus $360 for a five-year visa. This process has been a nightmare every step of the way for the past two months, and it really feels like spiritual warfare. I think Satan is scared of the work we are doing here because it is really making a difference. Please pray that they change their mind. I am going back to immigration tomorrow afternoon at 3pm (Thursday morning 4:15am Kansas time) and it is my last chance because I leave the next day for the US for a brief stint. I met with the director today and it is now in his hands. As far as I know, I am the first person to be denied this visa in over a year of it being offered. Please be praying. 
                              Thank you! Karin 
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?

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 ( ) .

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: 
Sharon, Allen, Bonnie, Charlotte, Mark, Betsy, Brett, Doug, Linda, Vicki, Judy, Neil, Diamond, Amy, Mark, Olivia, Sharon, Karen, Shawn, Dick, Eric, Jana, Kim, Diana, Willard, Gwenyth, Manuel, Denise

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Mike, DJ, Grady, Michelle, Rob, Pamela, Sigrid, Ulysses,the Teefey, Paden, Carey,Campbell and Van Schmus families, Wendy, Ellen, Kevin, Jill, Sue, Tarra, Brian, Liliana

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

Pray for the departed: Steve Magee, Billie Campbell, Richard Rodewald, Marlene
Annual Trinity Sunday Picnic

On the liturgical calendar, the First Sunday After Pentecost is also known as Trinity Sunday -- our patronal day! This year, Trinity Sunday falls on June 16th. Please join us on the 16th for a picnic after the 10:30 a.m. service.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, and the ubiquitous lemonade will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert. David Severance and Vashti Winterburg would appreciate volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up.

Bring friends. Bring family. Bring strangers off the street!

It’s Summer…That means it’s time for VBS at Trinity!!

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Rachel Schwaller at or calling 814-331-3923 There is also a sign up in the atrium. We will be setting up after the Parrish picnic and could use some extra hands if you are available.
Deacon Cross
Ordination Celebration for John Bullock

John Bullock was ordained to the diaconate earlier this month and Trinity will be having a celebration for John after the 10:30 a.m. service on June 23rd. Vashti's cake and other goodies will be served.
Summer Sunday School teachers needed

Summer Sunday School starts up this Sunday during the 10:30 AM service. This is an “all-in-one” program for children ages four through twelve. Deacon Rob and Rachel Schwaller, Heather and Brad Eldridge, and Dianna McAlexander have already volunteered to cover the next two weeks of summer. Providing faithful Christian formation to our youngest members is something this church is known for, and we thank them for being the first to help! You can volunteer for future Sundays this summer on the sign-up sheet in the atrium or contact Fr. Rob at

Thank you for considering this, and I appreciate all you do for Trinity Church.

National Public Radio’s Ted-Radio-Hour program, edited and narrated by Guy Raz, recently combined five views in one program on solving the climate crisis. Please, go to in order to hear the view as the authors expressed them. In headline form, here are their views: Greta Thumberg (16), teenager from Sweden said, “We have had 30 years of pep talking and facts---now is the time for action---wake-up and change!”--- “Action will bring hope” (to the climate crisis). Chemical engineer, Jennifer Wilcox noted that we are now surpassing 400PPM (parts per million) of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere which makes it impossible to just slow down emissions—we need to extract excess carbon dioxide as well if we wish to avoid the worst aspects of climate change......

If you would like to read the full article, please click on the following link.


Listen to the Ted-Radio Pod cast. Become inspired to approach a climate change skeptic and engage in a thoughtful and respectful conversation.
Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Lawrence is excited report that they have secured the foreclosed property at 179 N. Comfort Ct, North Lawrence, that will be the BOF renovation project for Georgia Foster this fall. The home is in pretty sad shape and is very smelly and filthy. Habitat is having a clean out volunteer day on Saturday, June 15 from 9-3. We will be hauling out trash, garbage, removing carpet and generally cleaning up the place so they can begin to put together a renovation plan. 

This will be a dirty and smelly job but if you can help out even for an hour our two please let me know. Garth Burns,, phone 843-9198, or text 816-213-9419.

Since this is not yet an active construction site, volunteers can be 13 or older. We will have gloves and masks available. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring water. There are no facilities on site. And if you are allergic to cats, this might not be the volunteer job for you.

The start date for the renovation project is Sept. Habitat waiting on a couple of grants to get to budget goal for the project. Thanks for any help you can supply.

Habitat BOF (Building on Faith) is Habitat's biennial program where churches in Lawrence raise all the money to build, or renovate, a house for a Habitat Family. Vacant property in Lawrence neighborhoods is harder to find. Last year Habitat Lawrence started doing renovation projects in addition to new construction. .
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry  

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open eight days in May, 2019 and served 257 families (including 205 children, 419 adults, 33 senior adults). The food pantry has been open 41 days and has served 2.986 people in 1,144 families, from January through May, 2019.

The total expense in May for food purchased locally and through Harvesters was $ 1,377.25 and the total retail equivalent value of all food provided (food that was donated and purchased for the 257 families this month) was $5,898.15.

Thank you to all for donations of money and donations of food from our partner churches to help us meet our mission to provide food for people who are in need in Lawrence and Douglas County.
Happening #94

Happening is a Christian Experience by youth for youth. It’s a weekend retreat, focusing on Jesus and what he taught. There are games, music, great food, and a chance to talk with peers about things that really matter.

When: Happening #94 will be June 28-30, 2019
Where: Good Shepherd, Wichita
Who: Youth in grades 9-12 (including rising 9th graders)
Fee: $55 ($70 after June 14)
Priority deadline: Friday, June 14, 2019
Registration form: click here

All staff (youth and adults) need to complete the registration form above if they wish to serve on Happening staff. If you have questions about staff positions, contact the youth rector for Happening #94, Christian Parker.

Questions? Contact Diocesan Youth Missioner, Karen Schlabach ,

Volunteers are needed at the Drop In and Respite (DARE) Center located at 944 Kentucky. DARE is a project of the Coalition for Homeless Concerns, Inc.

Next training session is Tuesday June 25th from 7-9 PM at 944 Kentucky.

The DARE Center offers a place of refuge to those experiencing homelessness. Showers, laundry washer and dryer, restrooms, telephone and a place to sit, give the participants a minimum of comfort and resources.
Volunteer shifts are Monday – Friday 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm and 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.
Vestry Meetings

Vestry meeting are held the fourth Mondays of each month. The next scheduled meetings are:

June 24th
July 22nd

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 Vestry Minutes...

February and March minutes have been added to our website.
Reminder that articles for our newsletter should be sent to by Wednesday noon each week. The newsletters are also available on our website and Facebook page.
Ministry Opportunities

Friday, June 14th
9:00 a.m., Building Tamales
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, June 15th
9:00 a.m., Building & Pick up of Tamales
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry
7:00 p.m., Board Games and Beer

Sunday, June 16th
Discretionary Sunday
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:30 a.m., Trinity Cookout

Monday, June 17th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6:00 p.m., Vacation Bible School

Tuesday, June 18th
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry
6:00 p.m., Vacation Bible School

Wednesday, June 19th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
3:00 p.m., Family Play Time
6:00 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:45 p.m., Evening Prayers
6:00 p.m., Vacation Bible School

Thursday, June 20th
Building Tamales
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
6:00 p.m., Vacation Bible School

Friday, June 21st
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, June 22nd
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, June 23rd
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:30 a.m., John Bullock Celebration
12:00 p.m., Alphabet Soup Parents Group  Meeting

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