• Staying Connected Campaign
  • Adult Forum with Senior Warden Steve King
  • Fr. Rob: Spiritual life by chance?

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; 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.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
10:30 a.m.
Spiritual Communion

The Liturgy of the Word

  • Pre-service: "Fanfare on McKee" (Charles Callahan) ("In Christ There Is No East or West")
  • Musical Offering: "Amazing Grace" (arr. Rhett Barnwell and Brooke Boddie), Yuka Naito, harp
  • Post-service: Congregational Hymn 529, In Christ there is no East or West (John Oxenham, McKee); selected music of Adolphus Hailstork: "Prelude on We Shall Overcome," Prelude on "Deep River," "Toccata on Great Day"

Livestream link:

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
7 p.m. - Evening Prayer

Livestream Link:

Bulletin link:
Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, Aug. 6
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join Fr. Rob and Senior Warden Steve King. See full Adult Forum article for more information.

Upcoming Event: Children's Sunday School
Date: Sunday, Aug. 9
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Susan Hires leads lessons and activities. Join us on on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrinityLawrenceKS/

Upcoming Event: Spiritual Communion
Date: Sunday, Aug. 9
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians online for worship and music.

Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 11
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. 12
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. 12
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join us for Evening Prayer each week.

Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, Aug. 13
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians for exploration of faith issues.
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From the Rector's Desk...

Is your spiritual life by chance, or by choice? I'll freely admit that a lot of my own spiritual life is by chance, and that is not a bad thing per se.

Let me explain by using a metaphor. Right now my extroverted tendencies are largely being fed by random encounters with people I meet. I'll run into a parishioner in the store, or a friend downtown, and will deeply partake of the energy of that encounter with all the gusto my social heart can muster. A lot of my spiritual life operates in the same way: I will have some moment in my life suddenly take on a profoundly spiritual quality, one that appears to come entirely from the external, not by my own design.

Contrast that with the intentional design. Back to my metaphor, I've had to remind myself to keep up with personal correspondences with people whom I normally see on a regular basis--close friends, etc. With the cessation of public worship and its radical transformation into an almost exclusively online format, what was my normally scheduled spiritual life has fallen away. I'm no longer receiving the Eucharist, praying with others, or singing hymns.

Ideally my social life should be a combination of the intentional and the spontaneous, rather than rely so heavily on what is really the more inconsistent fare. In the same vein, all of us should be mindful of finding new disciplines, new methods of ensuring that our spirits remain healthy and regularly fed as well.

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

Fr. Rob+
Adult Forum: When to Start In Person Services

This evening Fr. Rob will livestream a discussion with Senior Warden Steve King on the challenges of dealing with COVID-19 at Trinity, and the deliberation process the Vestry is using to determine when and how to re-open for in person services. Join us at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 on our Trinity Facebook page .
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Vestry Meetings

The scheduled Vestry meetings are:

Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2

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 who need healing: Eleanor, D.J., Dave, Anne, Brandon Woods employees and residents, Jeff, Gary, Tim, Linda, Kathie, Janice, John, Fr. Bob, Ellen, Melissa, Kim

For those with special circumstance: Chris and family, Kyle, Nathan, Jennifer, John, Rylee, Steven, Marianne
For those in the hospital: Michael, Sharon 

For the departed: Karen Lipp , Jacque Alstatt, Cheryl Estes
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.
Staying Connected Campaign

Trinity is purchasing audio visual equipment to produce livestreams of the Sunday morning service. The new equipment is an unbudgeted expense, which will require fundraising. We have created the Staying Connected Campaign to fund this unbudgeted expense.

The Vestry decided to continue livestreams after Trinity's Sunday morning congregation is able to meet in person once again. It is painful not to have in-person services at our church or the monthly service at Brandon Woods. We also understand that for some of our vulnerable members, it will be longer before they are able to attend in person.

If you are able to support this campaign, please click here or mail a check to our office at 1027 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS 66044 with Staying Connected Campaign in the memo line.
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry July Report

The food pantry continues to be grateful to the parishioners for your abundant support to our ministry of giving food to people in need by gifts of money, service, and prayer.

 Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open seven days in July (closed Saturday, July 4) and served 148 households. So far this year, the food pantry has been open 57 days and has served 1,550 households. Volunteers with the Mobile Food Distribution (Harvesters) on a hot day on Saturday, July 25, at First Baptist Church served 130-plus  households.

TIFP spent $761.21 in July for food purchased locally, and $761.12 through Harvesters. The total retail equivalent value of all food provided was $3,108.00. Each grocery bag of food has a retail value of $21.00. TIFP remains unable to accept donations of food at this time.

TIFP provides food to any person requesting food with no eligibility requirements.

TIFP continues to distribute food outside of the Matthews Center near the parking lot, maintaining physical distancing between clients. Our volunteers wear facemasks and plastic gloves and practice physical distancing inside the food pantry and outside serving our patrons.

TIFP volunteers include friends of the pantry, along with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, First Baptist Church, Salvation Army and the Boy Scouts.
earth from space
July, of course, is in the midst of summer and is usually warm and uncomfortable—so why are the climate scientists saying that the July of 2019 is different? In fact some of these scientists are now replacing the term climate change with climate emergency! 

Opinions can differ, but clearly this July has been shown as the hottest month ever—since records have been kept. The World Meteorological Organization and the European Union’s Copernicus Program stated that this July’s recorded temperatures surpassed 2016 figures and were about 1.2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial levels and fast approaching the 1.5 degree Celsius rise that the Paris Accord set as the limit of change. July heat waves hit Paris (108.6 degrees Fahrenheit), Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands (104-105 degrees Fahrenheit).

There are drought and drinking water emergencies in India, wildfires in the Arctic (releasing 100 megatons of carbon dioxide), loss of the ice sheet in Greenland (197 billion tons of lost ice—the average summer sees only 60 million tons of lost ice.), and extreme heat waves in the U.S. (Anchorage, Alaska—hottest July ever).

All of this heat is occurring in a non-El Nino year, which is another danger signal, because an El Nino year is usually warmer.  Clearly, we must stop this trend. It is affecting human health and worldwide food security issues, causing economic upset (think losses from extreme floods, fires, tornadoes, etc.), and, of course, damaging the web of life that supports and sustains the planet.

Visit the Trinity website for full and past articles 

Please vote and advocate sustainable policies and leaders at all levels. We can also plant shade trees, purchase energy star appliances, change to a cool roof that reflects heat, “beef up” insulation in our homes, use ceiling fans and wear light clothing.
Family Promise

Family Promise needs your help.  Currently the organization is working with over 70 families here in Lawrence. The need is intense, and fundraising is critical to keep our doors open and case management available for those who greatly need it.
Please help us clicking on this link
to donate and then go to the Facebook or Twitter icon to share on the various platforms.

Thank you again for all you do to support families throughout the year. Your support will have a tremendous impact and help families here in Lawrence during these difficult days. Thank you for being part of the solution.

Hope you have a wonderful day,

Kristin Montgomery
Director of Development
Ministry Opportunities

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
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
with Coffee Hour following - Zoom

Monday, Aug. 10
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, Aug. 11
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
1 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Trinity Anchor Women

Wednesday, Aug. 12
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer – Livestream

Thursday, Aug. 13
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
7 p.m., Adult Forum – Livestream

Friday, Aug. 14
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, Aug. 15
9 a.m., Organ Practice
9:30 a.m., LEM meeting
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, Aug. 16
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Prayer and Music Concert – Livestream
with Coffee Hour following - 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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