The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of January 19, 2020
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Discretionary Sunday
Second Sunday after
the Epiphany
Sunday, January 19, 2020

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Lector: Marian Wilbur
Chalice: Leslie Foust,
Gail Griffin
Intercessor: Ray Wilbur
Usher: Claudette Johns

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Lectors: Jennifer Attocknie, Dru Sampson
Chalice: Jonah Brandley,
Donna Olson
Intercessor: Will Chaney
Verger: Andrew Hoyt
Acolytes: Abigail Baldwin, Ellie Seybold, Lauren Seybold
Ushers: Lindy Eakin, Karen Keim, Terry Mandle, Liz Miller


ENTRANCE HYMN (135) Songs of thankfulness and praise (Salzburg) 

SEQUENCE HYMN (7) Christ, whose glory fills the skies (Ratisbon)

OFFERTORY HYMN (380 v3) Praise God from whom all blessings ( Old 100th)

COMMUNION HYMN (535) Ye servants of God, your Master (Paderborn) 

CLOSING HYMN (550) Jesus calls us; o're the tumult (Restoration)

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

Flower Guild:
Pat Kehde

  Altar Flowers

This Sunday's Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God
 The Liturgy of the Word

View the complete lectionary reading at
Upcoming Event: Youth Group
Date: Sunday, Jan. 19
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Parish Hall
Description: We will have a light meal, plan our winter project. and discuss Sunday's Gospel.

Upcoming Event: LINK
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 21
Time: Noon
Location: First Christian Church,  1000 Kentucky
Description: Please   join us in the kitchen (down the stairs on 10th Street, just off the alley between Vermont and Kentucky) to help serve to those in need. Signup during our 11:30 a.m. coffee hour on January 19.

Upcoming Event: Christian Classics
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity library
Description: Christian Classics will discuss " The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism," edited by Bernard McGinn. All are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Event: Women's
Quest-ioning Group
Date: Thursday, Jan. 23
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Jackson  Kemper Room
Description: Join our women's group for a 10-week video review of  Journey of the Universe: Conversations. 
Details in the full article.
From the Rector's desk...

It feels like one of those weeks where I am really seeing the whole “Loving Your Neighborhood” mission being made real. First, I’m pleased to share with all of you that I have been selected to serve on the Lawrence Special Education Advisory Committee which is composed of parents of special needs kids. L-SEAC works with the school district to help the roughly 1,000 families of children with IEP’s and other special needs thrive in their schools. One of the many ways this happens is by informing families about resources in the community, and I was glad to be able to share Trinity’s Alphabet Soup Parents Group with the other members of the committee. The group will hopefully soon be featured on USD 497’s resource webpage.

I’m continuing to chat with the leadership at the Lawrence Community Shelter about how we can enhance the services they provide. Speaking of housing issues, this would be a great chance to talk about Family Promise. Theoretically Trinity Church is a participant in Family Promise, which provides transitional housing for families with children, but in fact our volunteer pool is rather small, and most of our efforts are done through St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, which actually provides the facility for the families in their parish hall. Right now there is a sign-up display in our parish hall about Family Promise, so please take a look.

Finally, I have a great meeting recently with representatives from Willow Domestic Violence Center and the Lawrence Anti-Trafficking Taskforce and Education Association (LATTE). They are seeking out churches in Lawrence because so often we are on the “front lines” of the human trafficking conflict, either by having people seek us out for assistance, or by predators skulking around our outreach programs looking for vulnerable individuals. I’m hoping to be able to schedule some training seminars to increase our own awareness of this issue soon.

As a church, we strive to be a place where the Lord can do work not only in our lives, but in the lives of the people around us. We seek to hold our actions, and our values, in front of God to be shaped and molded in the image of love, and I hope we can continue to explore ways for that to be a reality here in this community.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Forum

The Adult Forum is the study of the Book of Hebrews. Join us as we explore the Letter to the Hebrews from the New Testament chapter by chapter. The Adult Forum meets in the Jackson Kemper Room Sunday mornings at 9:30.
Canterbury Services

Both the Thursday evening Tea and Compline and the Sunday evening service will not meet during the KU semester break.
burning candle
We would like to know about hospitalizations, illnesses or special needs you are experiencing. Please call Father Rob, Deacon Deborah Burns, the church office or a Vestry member so that we can help.
Women’s Quest-ioning Group

The Journey of the Universe group will meet in the Kemper Room at 1:30-3:00 this coming Thursday, Jan. 23. We will view “The Emanating Brilliance of Stars” and “The Birth of the Solar System.” An informal group discussion will follow.

This program is open to everyone. For more information about our group, contact one of the members listed below. To learn about the video series, visit

Debbie Burns 331-9673; Louie Galloway 312-1669; Pat Miller 841-8294; Prudy Sieg 424‑7667; Tudy Youngberg 218-2283
Vestry Meetings

The next scheduled Vestry meetings are:

January Vestry Retreat
February 24
March 23

Meetings are open to all. The minutes of each meeting are posted to the church bulletin board and Trinity Vestry Minutes. Your Vestry can be contacted at

Minutes through October have been added to our website.
Annual Meeting

Please join us at noon on Sunday, Jan. 26, for our yearly meeting to discuss our shared ministry. We will elect new Vestry members, convention delegates, and endowment board members, and hear reports from the past year. The 2020 Mission Plan will also be presented. Lunch is prepared by Vashti!
Thanks to all who helped set up, maintain and take down the greens and decorations for Christmas this year. 

Also a big thank you to Anne Elizabeth Bishop for her years on the flower guild.  She has retired from the guild and Donna Griffin is taking her place. Welcome Donna!

Thanks to all who donated to the flower fund for the poinsettias and greens. They were lovely this year. 

Mary Stauffer,
Flower Guild Leader

Family Promise

The mission of the Family Promise program is to transform the lives of homeless children and their families by providing safe shelter, food, counseling, and training in partnership with local communities of faith through hospitality and daily living support in a compassionate setting. The program is designed to address the needs of families and equip them to move into permanent housing as quickly as possible. Trinity partners with St. Margaret's on this mission.

St. Margaret's host week is Jan. 26 to Feb. 2. You must have received the official training to interact with the guests. If you do not have training and are interested in volunteering during one of these times, please let me know and I can arrange to complete the training with you.  Signup and openings are at:

The open time slots at this time are:
Jan 26, 8:30 - 10 a.m.
Jan 28, 7 - 9 p.m
Jan 30, 7 - 9 p.m.
Jan 31, 7 - 9 p.m.
Feb 1, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Feb 1, 7 - 9 p.m.
Feb 2, 9 - 10 a.m.

Thank you for your support of this important ministry. Contact: Jamie McNally or 785-691-8896
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 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 ill: 
Charlotte, Eleanor, DJ, Karen, Rita, Baby Carter, George, Billy, Steve, Doug, Jimmie, Dianne, Peter, Mike, Amy, Becka, Terry,Crystal, Steve, Christy, Judith

Pray for those with special intentions: 
Davis, Dane and Natalie, Karen, Paton, Bernadine, Stephanie, Mary,
the Van Schmus family
Pray for those in the hospital: David

Pray for the departed: Carol Mozingo, Martin Dickinson, George Ohlsson, Eva Cramer
Ordination of John Bullock

John Bullock was ordained priest in a service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, at Grace Cathedral in Topeka. We were well represented at the Ordination, filling up a few pews.

John currently serves as the Priest in Charge at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Olathe. We wish him the best on his long journey ahead.
TEST Tidbits: A Litany
for Disturbing Times

These are indeed disturbing times on many levels. 

At the time of the writing of this article, the Articles of Impeachment are being delivered to the Senate where the trial of our president will take place soon. People are upset, restless and on edge.

Across the world in Australia – the whole country is burning. It is estimated that they have lost half a billion animals. At least 8,000 Koalas have died and there are horrific pictures and live videos of the screams of dying animals. Whole ecosystems have been affected from birds to insects. The smoke has even blackened glaciers in New Zealand. These blacked glaciers (if the stain persists) could hasten overall melting, as more of the sun’s heat is absorbed.

In our country, the border wall building process continues on our southern border and is now threatening to connect separated segments into a long continuous wall that will separate animals in the Lower Rio Grande National Wildlife Refuge from the river. 
It will essentially destroy 40 years of work to protect the unique ecosystems in this refuge.

These are just two environmental stories out of thousands occurring today. All these issues drive us to prayer. Printed below is a prayer that fits these days, written by our Environmental Stewardship Team Leader Nancy Hanson.

A Litany for Disturbing Times

Radically loving, omnipresent God: Through the life, death and resurrection of our savior Jesus, you have taught us to trust in the triumph of your love over all evil, even death. Make your presence known to us, we pray, in times of disappointment, doubt, and grief; our times of failure, frustration and fear.  

        Comfort, Fortify, and Guide us, Lord, we pray.
By your Spirit, lead us to patience, wisdom, and hope; instill in us kindness, forbearance, and humility, that we may hear your voice, perceive your truth, and walk in your way. 
         Comfort, Fortify, and Guide us, Lord, we pray.

Deliver us from the evils of ignorance and prejudice; of greed, narcissism, self-righteousness, meanness of spirit, and all uncharitableness.  

          Comfort, Fortify, and guide us, Lord, we pray.

Give us strength to stand with courage for justice, fairness, truth, mercy, and righteousness; that your love may prevail in all ways and in all things and all your people, creatures, and creation may rejoice in the unity and everlasting presence of your kingdom.

Trusting in your goodness, we pray to you, most gracious God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Earth Steward Action:  Pray for our nation and our environment.
Deacon Cross
Deacon’s Discretionary Fund

The Deacon’s Discretionary Fund has helped people in Lawrence with prescriptions, rent and utility bills. With the cold weather, there have been many requests for assistance already this month.

Please be generous this Sunday, Jan. 19, when the loose plate and designated checks will be collected for the fund to enable Trinity to continue to support this important ministry.

Your Sister in Christ,
Deacon Deborah S. Burns
Lay Eucharistic Ministers

If a member of your household would like to receive the Eucharist and because of illness or age cannot come into church, our Lay Eucharistic Team will bring the Sacrament to you.

The Episcopal Church defines a Lay Eucharistic Minister, or LEM, as a layperson who assists the priest in administering the sacraments of Holy Communion, the consecrated bread and wine. They may also take the sacraments to those who are ill or otherwise unable to attend Sunday services. At Trinity, our Eucharistic Visitors act under the direction of Deacon Deborah Burns. If you need this service, please notify Deacon Burns at: .
Family Promise Opportunity

Trinity church is partnering with St. Margaret’s to provide food and “shelter” for families in Family Promise. The next rotation is Jan. 26 to Feb. 15. There are several ways you can help. The first is to donate the following items which can be brought to Trinity by Sunday, Jan. 26:

  • 2 gallons orange juice
  • 1 pound sliced turkey
  • 1 pound sliced ham
  • 24 slices of cheese
  • 48 bags of chips
  • 4 boxes breakfast bars
  • 20 pound bag of ice
  • Large container of lemonade
  • 1 can ground coffee (2-3 pounds)

The second is to volunteer to make and serve dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.
I have committed to provide both items and the meal so I would appreciate any help you can provide.

Thank you
Katie Becker
Forward Day by Day has arrived and is in the tract racks. It covers the period from Feb. 1 through Easter. If you have not tried Forward, I urge you to do so. It provides a brief pause for reflection and prayer. You may use it to begin or to restart your day.

Large print copies will be available on the library counter as soon as they arrive.

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church will serve with the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) at the First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky.
Please sign up in the Parish Hall to provide casseroles to serve 10-12 people, 2% milk, and fruit (bananas or large canned fruit). Signup sheets will be available on Sunday, Jan. 19.
We always need additional assistants to join us in the kitchen (down the stairs on 10th Street, just off the alley between Vermont and Kentucky) at noon on that Tuesday.
Casseroles should be hot or not frozen, in an aluminum foil pan, and delivered at noon. If you can't make that arrangement, we are happy to have food left in the kitchen at Trinity on Sunday, and we will take it to LINK on Tuesday. Orean Kent shops for LINK on Monday; if you would prefer to have her pick up your donation, you can get cash or a check to her before then.
Orean Kent (at  or 842-8021) and Catherine Hale Robins are co-chairs for LINK; you may contact Orean to let her know what you are bringing or if you have questions.
Taize Worship

Taize worship will be offered at 6 p.m. Jan. 24, at Plymouth Congregational Church. All are welcome to these ecumenical services of simple song, scripture, readings, candlelight, instruments and brief moments of silence.

To receive information about upcoming Taize services, email Judith Galas
Volunteer Corner

Looking for something to do to help your Church? We have a few positions currently open. Please contact Cathy if you are able to spare a few hours at

Sunday School Assistants – Assist Susan once a month with our children during Sunday School class time.

Funeral Reception Coordinator – Bonnie Briscoe coordinates the funeral service, and this position helps coordinate the volunteers who provide a small reception following funerals. Many people frequently bring in cookies, etc., as an act of compassion and hospitality, but we need someone to coordinate those efforts.

Vestry Clerk –   This position takes notes for our Vestry meetings and Annual Parish meeting. Please contact Steven King at to fill this important position with our Vestry.

Office Volunteer - Open time Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Duties are to answer the phones and take messages for the Deacons or Rob.
Save the Dates

Saturday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. to Monday, Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Grace Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave., Topeka
Grades 6-12

Tuesday, Jan. 21, noon
First Christian Church

Annual Meeting
Sunday, Jan. 26, noon

Family Promise
Sunday, Jan. 26, to Sunday, Feb. 2
St. Margaret's

Super Bowl Chili and
Cinnamon Roll Sunday
Sunday, Feb. 2, 11:30 a.m.
Parish Hall

Reminder that articles for our newsletter should be sent to by noon Wednesday each week.

Our newsletters are available on our website and Facebook page.
Trinity Vestry 2019

Rob Baldwin, Rector 785-424-4312
Steve King ‘21, Senior Warden 913-645-3135
Dave Severance ‘20, 785-691-7261
Jennifer Attocknie ‘20 785-760-2938
Betsi Anderson ‘21 785-843-9083
Brenda Clary ‘19 785-691-7879
Leslie Foust ‘21 785-979-1829
Sandy Jacquot ‘19 785-887-8004
Richard Lungstrum ‘20 785-760-5447
Kim Mandle ‘19 785-766-2358
Elizabeth Miller, Treasurer ‘20 785-766-8175
Camille Olcese ‘21 620-704-4180
Heather Shore ‘19 303-520-8775
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, January 16
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures

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

Saturday, January 18
9 a.m., Organ Practice
9:30 a.m., Lay Eucharist Ministers
10 a.m., Food Pantry
7 p.m., Board Games and Beer

Sunday, January 19
Discretionary Sunday
8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group in Parish Hall

Monday, January 20
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, January 21
10:30 a.m., Staff Meeting
Noon, LINK Service
1 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, January 22
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:30 p.m., Evening Prayer
7:30 p.m., Christian Classics

Thursday, January 23
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning

Friday, January 24
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6 p.m., Taize worship at Plymouth Congregational Church

Saturday, January 25
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, January 26
8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 a.m., Adult Forum
10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour
Noon, Annual Meeting
6-7:30 p.m., Youth Group in Parish Hall
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