The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of April 21st 2019
O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Chalice Bearers: John Bullock, Mary Donovan
Lector: Margaret Bearse
Intercessor: Marian Wilbur
Verger: Donna Griffin
Acolytes: Caroline and Claire Schmidt; Ari Myers-Arenth
Usher: Don Roehl

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice Bearers: Will Chaney, Carl Edwards
Lectors: Katie Becker, Jennifer Attocknie
Intercessor: Carol Hatton
Verger: Glenna Kleinkauf
Acolytes:  Ozi and Geme Ajekwu; Abby Baldwin
Ushers:   Linda McCoy, Katie Bieker, Katie Becker, DuWayne Kramer

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

April 18, 2019 Maundy Thursday
Opening: 657 Love divine, all loves excelling (Hyfrydol)

Sequence: 312 Strengthen for service, Lord (Malabar) 

Presentation Hymn: 313 (v. 1) 
Let thy blood in mercy poured (Jesus, meine Zuversicht)
Communion: 171 Go to dark Gethsemane (Petra)

April 19, 2019 Good Friday
Sequence: 158 Ah, holy Jesus (Herzliebster Jesu)
Hymn after Communion: 172 Were you there? (Were You There)

April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday

Opening: 207 Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn)

Sequence: 190 Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary (Fisk of Gloucester) 

Presentation Hymn: 179 (v. 1, 5) Welcome, happy morning! (Fortunatus) 

Communion: 305 Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest (Rosedale)

Closing: 192 This joyful Eastertide (Vreuchten) 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Liturgy of the Word

  • Acts 10:34-43
  • 1 Corinthians 15:19-26
  • John 20:1-18
  • Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

See the complete lectionary reading at www.lectionarypage.n et .
Worship Assistants for Holy Week

April 18, 2019
Maundy Thursday - 7 p.m.
Chalice: Glenna Kleinkauf, Donna Griffin
Lectors: Anne Patterson, Karen Keim
Intercessor: Carol Hatton
Acolytes: Ozioma Ajekwu, Abby Baldwin

April 19, 2019
Good Friday - 7 p.m.
Chalice: John Bullock, Carl Edwards
Lectors: Dru Sampson, Margie Lawrence, Austin Turney, Barb Cook
Intercessor: Sandra Wiechert
Verger: David Severance
Acolytes: Caroline and Claire Schmidt, Ari Myers-Arendt

April 20, 2019
Easter Vigil - 8 p.m.
Chalice: Mary Donovan, Will Chaney
Lectors: Terry Mandle, Kimberly Patterson
Intercessor:Austin Turney
Verger: Glenna Kleinkauf
Acolytes: Lauren and Ellie Seybold, Abby Baldwin
Changes for Holy Week

Just a reminder: no Adult Forum Easter Sunday. Forum returns on Sunday, April 28th.

There will be no evening youth group gathering Easter Day.

There will be no 6:00 PM services at Canterbury House on Easter Sunday. Resumes on April 28th.

There will be not be a Tea and Compile at Canterbury House on Maundy Thursday.
Upcoming Event: Everybody’s Birthday, Birthday party
Date: Tuesday April 23rd
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location: Canterbury House
Description: We will be celebrating everyone who makes this community special by having our annual birthday party for everyone! 
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: Maundy Thursday Meal
Date: Thursday April 18th
Time:  6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Parrish Hall
Description: Please come join us for a light meal before the Maundy Thursday service.
Upcoming Event:  Tea and Compline
Date:  April 18th
Location: Canterbury House
Description: There will not be a meeting Maundy Thursday.

From the Rector’s Desk

I stepped outside this week in short sleeves, expecting the warm sun of the days prior, only to be blasted by a gust of brisk, cold air. I nervously checked my phone to see what the weather was to be for Easter Sunday, mindful of the fact that we have had snow on Easter the last two years, and was relieved to see that it would be back up to 80 again.

As I mentioned in my sermon at Brandon Woods, the word “Lent” means “Spring,” and Springtime in Kansas can be a kaleidoscope of meteorology: sun followed by hail followed by rain followed by sun yet again. Which is often how the process of repentance and reconciliation feels—not a linear process or a smooth path but a roller coaster of experiences, emotions, and spiritual growth. We have good days and bad days, successes and setbacks.

But eventually we get to Easter. Always and inexorably. Just as always the weather settles down into late Spring and early Summer. Our hope in this life of faith, the promise of the resurrection and the grace and love of God, is that if you were someone map out those experiences on a chart and look at the average path, the line goes up. That’s not to say our situation in life improves or good things start happening in our day to day experiences, but God is constantly working in your life to draw you closer. The renewal of the resurrection of our Lord is not just reserved for when life ends, but it is a process that is at work in your life today.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday (and hopefully Thursday, Friday, and Saturday beforehand) with the promise of good weather and good things to come.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
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:

April 22nd
May 27th* may be moved to the 28th

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!
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.
One message of love, many ways to hear it

Trinity has a new communication team who is taking the charge to spread the way of God’s love seriously by finding new ways to share the good news. The Communication Team will be curating our already vibrant Trinity Facebook page and overhauling our website, but will also be launching a Trinity account on Twitter and Instagram. Learn about upcoming events, see great photos, hear inspiring works of music, and above all have the opportunity to share your parish with your friends.

Got a message you’d like to see shared throughout Trinity about your particular ministry or event? Send your information to the Church office at and we’ll spread the love!
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
Earth Day Parade

WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019—meet at 10:30 AM

WHERE: Meet on 8th Street, behind the library. We will march to Mass. St. & on to South Park.

WHY: To show our support for a healthy planet and to
       Show that Trinity Episcopal Church supports
       Creation Care!
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: 
Todd, John, Dane, Jill, Dick, Julie, Talitha, Val, Alex, Glenn, Brian, Glenna, Oliva, Julie, Desiree, Tom, Larrie, Amy, Bob, Diana, Darell, David, Joanne, Margaret, Allen, Mark, Eleanor, Nathaniel, Barbara, Melba, Kim, Janet, Linda, Mike, Billie, Jonathan, Ethel, Judy

Prayer for those with special intentions:  
DJ, Jody, Brian, Mike, Catherine, Christian,R.J., Jerome, Ellen, Susie, Karen

Prayer for those in the hospital:
Josh, Chuck, Jill, Joanne, Nikki, Amya, Patrick, Hank, Mickey, Barbara

Pray for the departed:
Bob Tomasek, Lynn Hall
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry  

The Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open nine days in March, 2019 and served 240 families (including 188 children, 454 adults, 32 senior adults — also including 21 new households enrolled for food assistance in March. The total expense in March for food purchased locally and through Harvesters was $ 1,225.85 and the total retail equivalent value of all food provided (food that was donated and purchased for the 240 families) was $ 5,508.00. TIFP was grateful to receive about 2,000 items/canned food donated by the Lawrence community which was a share of all food collected at Salvation Army from The Boy Scouts “Scouting for Food” food drive held on Saturday, April 6th. Six TIFP volunteers collected the food and brought it to TIFP that day where it is currently being organized and shelved in the pantry. We are grateful to the Boy Scouts and their food drive on this recent Saturday and to all partner churches and individuals for the donations of food and donations of money for the purchase of food for our patrons who ae in need of food assistance in Lawrence and Douglas County.
TEST Tidbits

Sometimes, just saying you are concerned is not enough. The Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry and our Bishop, Cathleen Bascom, invite you to set for yourself some specific goals to help you “grow in a loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with the whole of God’s creation”. Please go to & pledge to do what you can, in your own unique way, to protect this our island home. You may want to view a very short video by our Presiding Bishop called, “The Jesus Movement: Good New for Creation”, before making your pledge. On the introduction page of the web site, click on the tab called “Organizations”. Then, Click on “Eco-America” and scroll down to the video. Church leaders want to gather 1000 pledges by Easter. According to the Dialog, as of April 11, 2019, only 4 have signed from our Diocese.
EARTH STEWARD ACTION: Sign the pledge, record you goals in a journal and review then in a month. Are you moving from concern to action?

SOURCES:, “The Jesus Movement: Good News For Creation “ (video at above site), April 11, 2019 edition of our diocesan e-newsletter, “The Dialog”— Creation Care Pledge”.

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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:
From Death to New Life: Flowering the Cross on Easter

A few years ago the Flowering of the Cross was added to our Easter morning activities at Trinity. Outside the front entrance to the nave you will see a rough wooden cross covered with chicken wire – not a very pretty sight! All are invited to participate in its transformation by adding flowers to the cross as you arrive at church to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Flowers will be provided by Trinity’s Flower Guild, and you are also most welcome to bring your own flowers from home as an offering. 
A miracle will take place! Something quite ugly – the terrible and cruel cross of Good Friday – will be transformed into an object of great beauty, hope and love on Easter Sunday.  
The flower-covered cross symbolizes God’s goodness, generosity and power in the world and our lives. We are reminded that God can create beauty out of ugliness and transform bad situations into something good. We remember that we can open ourselves to the Holy Spirit and be filled with hope, receiving the strength and the ability to move forward when things are not going well. We can find opportunities every day to participate in God’s desire to transform our world in the same way we ourselves are transformed by God’s love through Jesus’ resurrection.   
Flowering the Cross on Easter helps us to remember God’s power in our lives and in the world, and to be thankful for our blessings. Trinity Flower Guild invites everyone to make Flowering the Cross a part of your own Easter traditions. 
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. 
Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, April 18th
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
6:00 p.m., Lite Evening Meal
7:00 p.m., Maundy Thursday Service

Friday, April 19th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6:00 p.m., Stations of the Cross
7:00 p.m., Good Friday Service

Saturday, April 20th
10:00 a.m., Organ Practice
10:00 a.m., Food Pantry
8:00 p.m., Easter Vigil Service

Sunday, April 21st - Easter Sunday
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
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
11:45 a.m., Easter Egg Hunt

Monday, April 22nd
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6:30 p.m., Vestry Meeting

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

Wednesday, April 24th
6:00 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
3:00 p.m., Family Play Time
6:00 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:30 p.m., Evening Prayers and Choristers

Thursday, April 25th
10:00 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9:00 p.m., Tea and Compile at Canterbury House

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
6:00 p.m, Canterbury Service
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