The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of July 21st 2019
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, July 21st, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  

Chalice Bearers: Nancy Pauw, Maril Hazlett
Lector: Sidney Sutton
Intercessor: Austin Turney
Usher: Doug Flessing

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Leslie Foust, Carl Edwards
Lectors: Dru Sampson, Karen Keim
Intercessor: Rachel Schwaller
Verger: Andrew Hoyt
Acolytes: Caroline and Claire Schmidt; Ari Myers-Arendt
Ushers: Lindy Eakin, Liz Miller, 
 Terry Mandle, Karen Keim

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


Entrance Hymn: 711 Seek ye first the kingdom of God(Seek Ye First)

Sequence Hymn: 488 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (Slane)

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

Communion Hymn: 337 (v. 1, 2)
And now, O Father, mindful of the love (Unde et memores)

Closing: 537 Christ for the world we sing! (Moscow)

  Altar Flowers

Altar flowers for this Sunday are for the glory of God.
 The Liturgy of the Word

See the complete lectionary reading at www.lectionarypage.n et .
Upcoming Event: Alphabet Soup Parents Group  Meeting
Date:  Sunday, July 21st
Time:  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 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. The lunch will take place in the downstairs Jackson Kemper Room.

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, July 24th
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.
From the Rector's desk..

On Sunday evening, July 28th, the newly-christened Kaw Valley Minster will be holding a solemn Evensong at Grace Episcopal Church in Ottawa, Kansas. The Kaw Valley Minster is a fellowship of parishes and other Episcopal institutions in this area that seek to find ways to minister to the community together, and include Trinity Church, Grace Church, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Edwardsville, the Lawrence Canterbury House, and Bishop Seabury Academy.

A solemn Evensong is an Evening Prayer service in which various portions of the liturgy are chanted, rather than read, using plainsong music. It is a style of worship that Trinity has not seen in a long time, and I hope that you will join us not only to experience the breath of the liturgical culture the Episcopal Church has to offer, but also to support the Kaw Valley Minster as well.

The Minster will be hosting joint programs on a regular basis, which we will be promoting here in the Corner. We will also be sharing news our other partners on what they are doing, especially things that our members can enjoy, for example sporting events at Seabury or programs for young adults at Canterbury House.

The Minster model, which is being implemented across the diocese, is intended to celebrate our interdependence as the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Kansas. We are more than just one parish, but part of a broader network of people of faith and disciples of Christ.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Adult Form

The Adult Forum looks at the First Epistle to Timothy

While traditionally attributed to Paul as a letter written to his protégé in Ephesus, modern scholars now think that the First Epistle to Timothy (or 1 Timothy as it is sometimes written) was composed in the late-first to early-second century AD. The letter contains themes of what to avoid and what to repair in the Church, including some instruction that is controversial in our own time. Join us as we explore this book of the New Testament for the next six weeks in the Adult Forum Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in the downstairs Jackson Kemper Room.
Women's Quest-ioning Groups

Our morning group will not be meeting during the summer months of July and August. Our afternoon group's discussions continue to be lively as we join together in friendship and fellowship. We welcome new members to both groups:

   Thursday July 25th, 1:30-3:00 am - Convictions by Marcus Borg

 For details about our mission and purpose, please contact Tudy Youngberg at 785-218-2283 or at
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.
Vestry Meetings

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

July 22nd, August 26th,
September 23rd

All meetings are open to the congregation and July's will start at 7:00 p.m. The minutes of each meeting are posted to the Church bulletin board and Trinity Vestry Minutes...

Minutes through May have been added to our website.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

If a member of your household would like the Eucharist and because of illness or age cannot come into church, our LayEucharistic 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 Mass. At Trinity, our Eucharistic Visitors acts under the direction of Deacon Deborah Burns. If you need this service; please notify Deacon Deborah Burns at:
Campus peer minster applications now are available

If you are a college student who is passionate about deepening your own faith and taking a leadership role in cultivating the faith of students on campus, we invite you to consider becoming a peer minister in the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas.
Peer ministers serve about 10 hours in a typical week (15 hours in a typical week if living in a Canterbury House – Lawrence and Manhattan). Freshmen/first-year students are not eligible to apply. Those not living in one of the two Canterbury Houses are eligible for a $600 per semester scholarship.
A novice peer minister serves about 3-5 hours in a typical week. This program is designed for freshmen/first-year students, those who want to “try-out” being a peer minister or those who need fewer responsibilities but still want to participate. Students are eligible for a $400 per semester scholarship. Apply online at
Questions may be directed to Karen Schlabach, Youth Missioner & Interim Campus Missioner, at  

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: 
Laura, Gwenyth, Velta Rose, Mike, Richard, Ann, Larrie, Carra, Glenna, Oliva, DJ,Bob, Joanne, Amy

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
Aron, Ingrid, Jennifer, Matt, Jacob, Debbie, Cyndi, the Johnson, Harrison, and Van Schmus family

Prayer for those in the hospital:
Richard, Dick, Monica, Griffin, Edith, Neil, Gail, Kathy, Trudy, Judy

Pray for the departed: Jimmy Cooper, Judy Johnson
Summer Sunday School teachers needed!

We need volunteers for this Sunday the 21st and next Sunday the 28th. You’ll get a complete lesson plan with activities, games, and lessons to work with, and the great feeling that comes from shaping the faith lives of our youngest members while having fun at the same time! The sign-up sheet is located in the atrium of the church, or you can contact Fr. Rob at

On Tuesday, July 16th, Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church with the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) served 118 meals to those in need.

Thank you for your help in preparing casseroles, cash donations, and your loving help serving our meal.

If you would like more information on Trinity's association with LINK, please contact Orean Kent or 842-8021). Orean and Catherine Hale Robins are co-chairs for LINK.

According to a recent article in Tufts Health and Nutrition Letter (August 2019), the answer is yes. Researchers from 16 different countries working on a commission exploring cause and effects of different diets on our changing climate, our land use practices, our water usage, our fertilizer usage and pesticide and herbicide usage. They produced a report in Lancet Magazine in Jan. 2019, that basically said that, a diet that contained more un or less refined grain products, more varieties of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, and plant based unsaturated oils was good for the planet and good for personal health. Their diet also recommended being very deliberate in choosing sustainable sourced fish, dairy and poultry and greatly reducing red meat and added sugars. For most of us this might mean doubling our intake of vegetables, fruits and legumes while cutting our meat consumption and added sugars in half! Three ounces of red meat per week was suggested! It will take a bit of work for “meat lovers” to get to that recommendation. However, it can be done gradually (and missed less) as we begin to increase the portions of vegetables and fruits that cover our plates. The use of smaller plates will psychologically make one feel as full as if you had eaten all food on a larger plate. Choose different colors of fruits and vegetables and learn to use spices and herbs to add flavors. Eliminating sugar filled drinks and fruit juices (eat the fruit instead) and watching food labels (look at condiments, especially) will help reduce added sugar. Don’t forget to reduce food waste. Have fun making meal plans, shop to fit the plans, store food wisely and eat food mindfully. Your meal plan should include use of leftovers. If you do have some waste, consider composting. For more hints on storage go to You are in control of your diet. Get healthy and help the planet at the same time.

Earth Steward Action: Begin with making a meal plan for the next week.
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Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry  

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open nine days in June, 2019 and served 256 families (including 185 children, 392 adults, 44 senior adults — including 20 new households enrolled for food assistance). Also, during January through June this year, there have been 113 patrons who are newly enrolled for food assistance from TIFP. The food pantry has been open 50 days and has served 3,487 people in 1,417 families so far in 2019.

The total expense in June for food purchased locally and through Harvesters was $ 2,212.47 and the total retail equivalent value of all food provided (food that was donated and purchased for the 256 families) was $ 5,875.20. Thank you to all for donations of money and donations of food to help us meet our mission to provide food for people who are in need in Lawrence and Douglas County.
Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team (TEST)

The normal last Monday of the month meeting has been moved to Sunday, July 21st, 7:00 p.m.

TEST does not aim to be “the environmental stewards” of Trinity Parish, but rather aims to provide information, examples, and opportunities to support the conviction that God calls everyone to be good stewards of the earth. We love to demonstrate that caring for God’s creation is a joy – and often downright fun.

We always save a chair for you to join in our lively meetings. So join us this Sunday evening.
Deacon Cross
Deacon's Discretionary Funds

Trinity has a long history of helping those in need. We write checks every week for utilities, rent assistance, gasoline and other necessities for those who call on or come to the Trinity office for assistance.

The funds for this account come from several places but mainly from the Discretionary Fund collected the third Sunday of the month which is July 21st. Please give generously so we can continue this ministry.

Your Sister in Christ,
Deacon Deborah S. Burns.
Coffee Hour

Like to thank all the families that provided fine foods for the Coffee Hours. Sign up sheets for August and September are posted. We also do not have families signed up for July 28th. If you would like to provide snacks and work the coffee pots, these are openings to choose from.
Ministry Opportunities

Friday, July 19th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, July 20th
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry
7:00 p.m., Board Games and Beer

Sunday, July 21st
Allie Kerr Baptism
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., Allie Kerr Baptism Celebration
12:00 p.m.,  Alphabet Soup Parent's Group
7:00 p.m., TEST Meeting

Monday, July 22nd
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
7:00 p.m., Vestry Meeting

Tuesday, July 23rd
10:30 a.m, Staff Meeting
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, July 24th
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
7:30 p.m., Christian Classics

Thursday, July 25th
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
1:30 p.m., Women's Quest-ioning

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

Saturday, July 27th
2:00 p.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, July 28th
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., Coffee Hour
7:00 p.m., Evensong at Grace Episcopal in Ottawa KS
1011 Vermont St. Lawrence, Kansas 66044