The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of April 28th 2019
Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Easter Sunday 2011
Second Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Chalice Bearers: Nancy Pauw
Lector: Austin Turney
Intercessor: Diana Dyal

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Janine Cox, Leslie Foust
Lectors: Katie Becker, Dru Sampson
Intercessor: Sandra Wiechert
Verger: Brian Haupt
Acolytes:  Claire and Caroline Schmidt, Ari Myers-Arendt
Ushers:    David Severance, Vashti Winterburg, Dave Griffin,  Gail Griffin

  Altar Guild:
Melinda McKnight (Captain), Gail Van Loenen, Barbara Haverty, Karen Keim, Jennifer Sanner, Debbie Pitts


April 28, 2019
Second Sunday in Easter

Opening: 492 Sing, ye faithful, sing with gladness (Finnian)

Sequence: 206 Alleluia! O sons and daughters, let us sing! (O filii et filiae) 

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

Communion: 204 Now the green blade riseth (Noël nouvelet)

Closing: 208 Alleluia! The strife is o’er (Victory) 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Liturgy of the Word

See the complete lectionary reading at www.lectionarypage.n et .
Upcoming Event: Alphabet Soup Parents Group Meeting
Date:  Sunday, April 28th
Time:  12:30 p.m. - 1:30 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 be sharing our favorite books on parenting special needs children. The lunch will take place in the downstairs Jackson Kemper Room.
Upcoming Event:  Renaming our struggles
Date: Tuesday April 30th
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location: Canterbury House
Description: This week we will reflect on our year: successes, failures, triumphs, and struggles!  
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 1st
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:  Tea and Compline
Date:  May 2nd
Location: Canterbury House
Description: Join us for tea and quite Prayers at the end of the day. .

From the Rector’s Desk

On the week after Easter my old boss, the Rev. Arthur Hadley, used to take the entire week off and travel to the Trappist monastery that had been the home of Thomas Merton. But not only does the idea of being silent for an entire week sound like complete torture to me, the week after Easter finds me rejuvenated and ready to embrace the transitions that happen in Lawrence during this time. It is during the season of Easter that we begin to say goodbye to graduating seniors and “see you soon” to other students heading home for the summer vacation. I can always feel the city shift a bit in its feel as the young people depart for a few months, and can feel it in the church as well.

As such, I do ask that you let me know about our graduating seniors, so we can give them a proper send-off in the next few weeks. As a parish we should be ever mindful of those great rites of passage and find ways to celebrate them together.

I also know that many of you travel over the summer, off to camps or family venues or scenic locales, and I hope you will continue to stay in touch with us over our many communication platforms: the newsletter, Facebook, and now Twitter and Instagram. While you are away we will continue to be spreading the Gospel of God’s love and serving this community, so we appreciate staying connected to you.
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.

  • April 28 #1 The Pressure of Trials
  • May 5 #2 The Pressure of Temptation
  • 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 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!
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.
Vacation Bible School

We are beginning to plan the best dates for our Vacation Summer school this year. If your child will be attending, could you send a note to Rachel at with their name and any dates you are planning to be out of town.
The Topeka Chapter for the American Guild of Organists is presenting an Organ (Plus) concert on Sunday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church (2627 SW Western Ave.) in Topeka. Come and enjoy an afternoon of free music provided by not only the organ, but also a variety of instruments! Please support your local organists and their wonderful music. We hope to see you there!
We Need to Talk!

Communication is the lifeblood of relationships. A new communications committee is working to facilitate communication, both within our church family and between the church and the broader community. You can help by:

  • Contacting the church office if your address, email or phone number has changed since the membership directory was printed 4 years ago

  • Contacting the church office if you want to receive robocalls from the church but aren't receiving them. For example, if you've dropped your landline and want to get the calls on your cell phone

  • Following Trinity on Twitter and inviting friends to do the same at our new account: @trinity_kansas

  • "Liking" Trinity's posts on Facebook

  • Reading The Corner!

  • Giving your suggestions on this topic to Camille Olcese, Bill Perkins, Joyce Harrison or Mary Donovan

Watch for an updated church membership directory to be sent as a PDF in your email! 

Spring Cleanup

A special thanks to all who participated in the spring clean up. The Lay Weeders were out in force to spruce up the flower beds and grounds. The building was attended to by the rest of us there. Thanks

Junior Warden

PS. And also special thanks to our Junior Warden for herding the spruce up masses.

The Episcopal Church’s Creation Care advocates are within 200 pledges to meet the 1000 pledge goal. Go to and scroll down to make your pledge. The goals you set for the Pledge will be uniquely your own—be a part of this important movement.
A Spring Fair Trade Market featuring Ten Thousand Villages will be held at Ecumenical Campus Ministries (ECM), located at 1204 Oread Ave., beginning April 25 to May 19. The market will be open Thursdays-Sundays, 10am-4pm, and will feature handmade crafts from around the world. Every purchase made directly impacts the life and community of its artisan in a developing country. 

Learn more at
Family Promise of Lawrence

We are needing help in the month of May for various events.

1. We have an extra all network hosting week scheduled May 12-19 built into our 2019 Rotation Schedule this year and we are in need of some hosting help please! The hosting site is First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky St. We need to fill in the week with volunteers from around our network. The link to the sign up genius is here:  

 2. We have a table at the Art in the Park on May 5th. We will be advertising our 5K Home Run (Memorial Day, May 27th) and have FPL materials there as well. This event takes place at South Park. Would you be able to take an hour shift or so and sit at our table? Bring your chairs, and have some fun watching the Lawrence community stroll by! If you can staff some of the slots, please let me know! 

     Hours we are looking help for at Art in the Park:

3. 5K Home Run:
Have you registered yet to participate in the 5K Home Run? Here is the link to do just that!

Or if you'd like to volunteer to help that day of the event, we certainly need your help. This event takes more than 150 volunteers! You can sign up here: 

Bouncy houses, face painting, kids activities, a great course through downtown Lawrence and a wonderful morning Memorial Day event celebrating and benefiting Family Promise!  

4. We have been awarded a generous grant to have the floors refurbished at the Day Center... which will be somewhat of an interesting blessing and challenge, as we have to vacate the DC for a full 2 weeks! We are needing help moving the furniture in the DC out and then back in, after the floors are done. We will be moving non-essentials out this week and next, with the big furniture moves scheduled as follows:

     1. Thursday May 2nd 4-8:00 PM
     2. Friday May 3rd 4-8:00 PM

The furniture will be moved across the parking lot to Apt #1, or to the basement, or one of the bathrooms - and all will be tagged so we will know what moves where.  Everything will be moved back in on this schedule:

     1. Monday May 20th 4-8:00 PM
     2. Tuesday May 21st 4-8:00 PM

If you can help with this project, please contact John Booth, and let him know please, so we can know who to count on for what days.  

5. Bridging Home: Stay tuned for a sign up genius about a new house flip we are starting in May! This is a large home, owed by LMH Health, which will be made with in our Temporary Housing Program for the larger families we serve each year. We will be gutting the home and then putting it back together, much like the wonderful opportunity we did as a network on Project 913 in 2017! Hopefully we will have the sign up genius out for distribution soon, so keep a watch for this exciting opportunity!

Lots of ways to make a direct impact and help FPL in the next month! Thank you for your service, care, compassion and faith in action and for getting the word out for these needs. 
With much gratitude!
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.
Middle School Event

Greetings! This weekend will be our spring community service activity for our Sunday School 6th-8th graders. We'll be doing a clean-up activity along the Kansas River, in conjunction with the Nature Conservancy.

Date: Saturday, April 27th
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Location: 2nd and Locust, North Lawrence

Please meet with us there at 9:00 a.m. We'll bring a few extra snacks in case it's hard to get your breakfast in! :-)

You don't have to be present for the whole time frame, but if you can join us, please let us know and we'll see you there! Brad's phone is 785-550-0945 if you need to reach us for later arrivals. 
  Shhhh...Save the Date

On Saturday, June 29 from, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Trinity will have its 2019 Silent Auction. We want the auction to be a community-wide event and hope you will help us spread the word.

Contributed auction art - paintings, prints, photography, children's work and other media will be on display in the Parish Hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Auction winners
will be announced from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m.

 The band Sissy & Earl, is a home grown Americana/Country Duo. Will be perform on the church lawn from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and some food and refreshments will also be served.

Local, regional and nationally recognized art work will be featured, including some creations by our own church family. All profits from the silent auction will be applied to the Trinity Episcopal Church General Operating Fund.

Want to help? The first organizational meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 29
at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

More information about the auction, its rules and subsequent activities will soon follow.
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 (; 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, Fred, Eleanora, John, Carl, Richard

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Rich and Jody, Scott, the Adams and Van Schmus families, DJ

Prayer for those in the hospital:

Pray for the departed:
Shirley Harms, Sam Adams, SR., Cathy Barton
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.

Arbor Day is this Friday, April 26, 2019. However, any day is a good day to consider God’s gift of trees to us and to wonder at all the ways in which trees make our lives more comfortable, more healthy and more beautiful. To help in your reflection—here is a poem called, The Prayer of The Woods. Although the authorship is unknown, it is thought to be of Portuguese origin and quite old:


I am the heat of your hearth on the cold winter nights, the friendly shade screening you from the summer sun, and my fruits are refreshing draughts quenching your thirst as you journey on.
I am the beam that holds your house, the board of your table, the bed on which you lie, the timber that builds your boat.
I am the handle of your hoe, the door of your homestead, the wood of your cradle, the shell of your coffin. I am the bread of kindness and the flower of beauty. Ye who pass by, listen to my prayer: Harm me not!

Earth Steward Action: Go to You can purchase a tree, gift a tree to someone else and learn about saving the rainforests of the world.

Visit the Trinity website for the full and past articles
The Bottom Line

The Vestry reviewed the March 2019 financial reports for Trinity at their monthly meeting on April 22nd. The financial highlights for the first quarter of 2019 are below. A full set of monthly financial reports will be published on Trinity's website under "Resources/Finances". 

Total CYTD Income:

Budgeted: $110,299.98
Actual: $169,985.62*

Difference: +$59,685.64

*Actual CYTD Income includes $28,235.00 from the "Above & Beyond" Fundraising; recognition of $19,908.45 of 2019 Prepaid Pledge Income; and an unexpected stock gift of approximately $20,000.

Total CYTD Expenses:

Budgeted: $107,685.27
Actual: $99,287.37**

Difference: +$8,397.90

**Actual CYTD expenses are below budget primarily due to Total Salaries & Benefits running below budget, due to open staff positions during January and February. With the exception of one office staff position, all open staff positions have now been filled. 

As of the end of the first quarter, Trinity's cash flow is sufficient to support regular operations as budgeted, including regular Diocesan apportionment payments. Thank you for your financial support of Trinity and our ministries!

Liz Miller
From Your Senior Warden...

What a beautiful Easter Sunday at Trinity. The weather couldn’t have been better. I always
worry about the potential for bad weather as the Easter egg hunt is absolutely the highlight of
my day. I love seeing them all lined up on the sidewalk, the youngest get a nice head start, and
then it’s literally the Oklahoma Land Rush. Including those parents trotting behind with their cellphone cameras. Which I’m not knocking. In my day I had to trot around with a 20 pound video
camera with a 25 pound portable video recorder. Yeah, I’m that old.

And don’t you know the very next day was April’s Vestry meeting. And I want to tell you. We
have a very, very strong Vestry group. Every single member engages in discussion of every
single topic that comes across our table. Everyone respects their fellow Vestry member’s
thoughts and opinions as it’s become a tight family these last 3 months and the advent of a
global realization that there’s amazing talent in every chair. And we’re getting things done.

We’re getting real solid in our finances. We’re stable. Our bills are paid. Our programs are
getting the attention and support they deserve. We’re upping our level and vehicle of
communications. Camille Olcese has been leading the charge to increase our internal and
external communications. Bill Perkins is poking us in the arm every Wednesday to get our
Corner“ column” in. (I keep telling him I already had a job when I got this one but he’s relentless).

At last Monday’s Vestry meeting we voted on 5 agenda items. And after clear, open, honest and sincere discussion, all agenda items were approved unanimously. We approved the prior month’s minuets, a decision to let a contract out to complete our 2017 and 2018 financial audits and get us up to date, we approved the annual report to the Diocese report, and we approved to enjoin The Reverend Cannon Torey Lightcap, to assist in our Congregation wide Ministerial Review. A process to gain insight into how the Vestry, The Rector and the Congregation are working together toward a common vision. More Later.

We approved a motion create a policy guideline for the “Management Policy for Reserves and Funds” to better define funds definitions and inclusion of our “Trinity Expenditure Approval
Authority” policy. And it would be remiss not to acknowledge the tireless effort of Elizabeth Miller to pull these financial matters together. To get us on track, on time, and on budget. She is not avoid to ring the bell or sound the alarm. And that’s what you want in your Treasurer. Next time you see her be sure to thank her for her love for the Church, love for you, and her guardianship of the Church financial well being. I fear, and we can help her to not do so by
maintaining our pledges, not to lose sleep over us. The sun is shining, right?

Easter Sunday reinforced my love for the Church and its community. It was standing room only. I didn’t know there were that many kids in town. Simply wonderful. Over 300 hundred of us gathering together to share our spiritual lives on this most special day. I know we can’t always be there. Life is hurried. But seeing our community flock together was powerful for me. We’re a big family. A wonder family.

I’m excited. We’ve big things on the board. Look for Kim Mandle’s article on an exciting venture we have planned in June!

Peace be with you,
Steven King
Senior Warden – Trinity Episcopal Church
The Sacred Art of Listening

May 3 - 4, 2019
Grace Cathedral, Topeka

Most of us have some idea what it means to speak with respect. What does it mean to listen well? How can listening well transform our personal lives and the world around us?

Why should you attend?
It is sometimes difficult to find time for spiritual renewal and to connect with other Christians on the journey of faith. This Women’s Summit will be a memorable, energizing opportunity for you to come together with women in the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas (high-school age and up) for a time of worship, connection and learning.

Kay Lindahl has been described as an inspired presence with passionate energy. For the past 27 years, the daily practice of Centering Prayer has been transforming her life.

Registration (deadline: April 29)

Friday evening and Saturday $70
Saturday only $55

Scholarships are available. You can apply when you register.

For further information and to sign up,
Pump and Pray

Beginning Monday April 29, the Pump and Pray Men's Group will be meeting outside at the Kansas Union parking garage at 6:00 a.m. 

Pump and Pray is open to all Trinity men, gathering three times a week to exercise and pray together. Please join us. 
Mega Camp registration

New at camp this year: Camp Wood is building a high ropes course, climbing wall and zip line. You can check out pictures of the progress on their Facebook page, or their Instagram:

When: Sunday, June 2, 2:30 p.m., to Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m.

Where: Camp Wood YMCA, Elmdale

Who: Students in grades 3-12 for 2018-19 school year (you must have finished third grade to attend). Camp is NOT restricted to Episcopalians or regular churchgoers. All are welcome, so feel free to invite friends and family.

Cost: $465 if registered between April 2 and May 10; $480 if registered after May 10. Please contact Father Rob for scholarship information.
Registration form:

Cancellation deadline: Thursday, May 16. NOTE: There are absolutely no refunds after Thursday, May 16.Regardless of your payment status, you will still owe the full price for camp unless you notify us that you are canceling your registration by May 16.

More information about this year’s camp theme, Peace Works, is available on the youth website:

WHAT: Electric Car Expo

WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 2 to 5 PM

WHERE: South Parking Lot,
Village Church.
     6641 Mission, Prairie Village, KS

SPONSORED BY: Village Church’s Environmental Action Committee

WHY: A part of many steps to help reduce our carbon footprint.
Ministry Opportunities

Friday, April 26th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, April 27th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, April 28th
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., Daisy Troop Baptism
10:30 a.m., Sunday School ages 3 thru 8th Grade
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour & Baptism Celebration
12:00 p.m., Alphabet Soup Parents Group Meeting
6:00 p.m, Canterbury Service

Monday, April 29th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
7:00 p.m., TEST Meeting

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

Wednesday, May 1st
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
9:30 a.m., Group Two Women's Quest-ioning
3:00 p.m., Family Play Time
6:00 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:30 p.m., Evening Prayers and Choristers
7:30 p,m,. Christian Classics

Thursday, May 2nd
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9:00 p.m., Tea and Compile at Canterbury House

Friday, May 3rd
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
5:00 p.m., Tavis/Schrider Wedding Rehearsal

Saturday, May 4th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry
3:00 p.m., Tavis/Schrider Wedding

Sunday, May 5th
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
6:00 p.m., Youth Group
6:00 p.m, Canterbury Service
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