• Vestry upgrading video equipment for livestreams
  • Adult Forum: How to fight human trafficking
  • Fr. Rob: The gift of Exhortation
parable of sowing weeds
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through 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.
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
10:30 a.m.
Spiritual Eucharist

 The Liturgy of the Word

  • Pre-service: "Prelude" (C.S. Lang)

  • "The Lord's Prayer" (Albert Hay Malotte); "Lord of the Small" (Dan Forrest) Tori Searles, soloist

  • Post-service: Congregational Hymns, "Jesus Loves Me!" and "Away in a manger" (v. 3); "Praeludium in D Minor" (Johann Pachelbel)

Livestream link:

View the complete lectionary readings at www.lectionarypage.net

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
7 p.m. - Evening Prayer

Livestream Link:

Bulletin link:
Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, July 9
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians for a thoughtful look at faith issues. See full Adult Forum article for more information.

Upcoming Event:  Children's Sunday School
Date:  Sunday, July 12
Time:  9:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description:  This week Bill Perkins will be showing our children how Jesus can lift the weight of the world from our shoulders. More details in full article and join us on Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrinityLawrenceKS/

Upcoming Event: Spiritual Eucharist
Date:  Sunday, July 12
Time:  10:30 a.m.
Location: Livestream
Description:  Join your fellow Trinitarians online for worship and music.

Upcoming Event: Coffee Hour
Date: Sunday, July 12
Time: Noon
Location: Zoom
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians via Zoom for a virtual gathering at noon each Sunday.
Participants can hang out together, chat, or create a "breakout room" to converse with friends.

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Password: 755650
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Upcoming Event: VBS
Date: Monday, July 13
Location: Google Classroom
Description:  VBS will provide video content, crafts, music and cooking (all at appropriate ages) on Monday. We are expanding the VBS to include 4 year olds to college age students. See full article for details.

Upcoming Event: Anchor Women
Date: Tuesday, July 14
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, July 15
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, July 15
Time: 7 p.m.
Location:  Livestream
Description: Join us for Evening Prayer each week.

Upcoming Event: Adult Forum
Date: Thursday, July 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Livestream
Description: Join your fellow Trinitarians for exploration of faith issues. See full article for more information.
Reminder, if you do not see the "This Week at Trinity" at the bottom of the newsletter, there should be an expand button to click to view our complete newsletter.
From the Rector's Desk...

I’m continuing with a look at the gifts of the Holy Spirit during this Pentecost season.

Parakleo is translated in different ways into English: to admonish, encourage, or beseech. But the most common translation in the context of a spiritual gift is “to exhort,” or to possess the gift of Exhortation.

Simply put, those who possess the gift of Exhortation are called to support the spiritual life of fellow disciples by helping people understand the practical applications of Scripture in their lives. This is distinguished a bit from the gift of Teaching, which is considered to be for those who help people gain a deeper and richer understanding of Scripture; those with the gift of exhortation show how the “rubber hits the road” when it comes to being a Christian.

Those with the gift of Exhortation make good counselors and coaches, and tend to be the “get it done” kind of leaders. The frequent pitfalls of this spiritual gift are a tendency to interrupt others, oversimplify complex problems, and be tempted by pride (a circumstance common to all whose gifts tend toward leadership).

The gift of Exhortation is a necessary and relevant one, as we seek to help find ways to incorporate our spiritual values in a meaningful and authentic way into our daily lives.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Vestry Approves Video Equipment Purchases

Trinity will purchase new cameras and a computer to produce livestreams of the Sunday morning service. The new equipment will upgrade and replace the phones and laptop of Fr. Rob and Mandy Baldwin, who pressed their own electronics into service when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down regular services.

The Vestry had already decided to continue livestreams after Trinity's Sunday morning congregation expands – whenever that might be. The topic of reopening is next scheduled to come up at the August 3 meeting.

The new equipment is an unbudgeted expense, which will require fundraising. Information on that effort will come out in the next few weeks.

Adult Forum Looks at Human Trafficking in Lawrence and Beyond

Our online Adult Forum welcomes Becca Spielman and Bob Potemski from the Lawrence Anti-Trafficking Taskforce and Education Association (LATTE) on Thursday, Jun 9, to talk about human trafficking in our community and how we can better protect the vulnerable and identify dangerous situations.

Becca is program director for the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment and joined LATTE in October 2016.

Bob is the host and producer of LATTE’s podcast, “Right Here In Our Backyard,” which can be heard on Spotify, Google podcasts and other platforms. He has been with LATTE for two years.

Catch our online Adult Forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9, on Trinity's Facebook page.
July Sunday School

For the month of July, Susan Hires will be taking a well-deserved break from teaching Trinity's Children’s Sunday morning services. Volunteers from our parish will fill in at 9:30 a.m.  each Sunday on Facebook liverstreaming for the weekly lesson.

This week Heather Shore will be presenting the lesson.

The Bottom Line

May financial reports were provided to the Vestry this week. The financial highlights for the first five months of 2020 are below. A full set of monthly financial reports can be found on Trinity's website under "Resources/Finances".


  • Actual for May: $26,831.08
  • Budget for May: $35,608.33
  • Difference: $8,777.25

YTD Actual is $179,151.53 and our budget is $178,041.65, so we’re over budget YTD by $1,109.88.

This month’s Non-Pledge Income brought us that touch over in Actual compared to YTD.


  • Actual for May: $28,192.30
  • Budget for May: $35,604.51
  • Difference: $7,412.21

YTD Expenses: $161,703.75 and our budget is $178,022.55, keeping us under our budget by $16,318.80.

Cris Sauciuc
Vestry Meetings

The scheduled Vestry meetings are:

August 3, September 7

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.
Reminder that articles for our newsletter should be sent to corner@trinitylawrence.org by noon Wednesday each week. Please limit submissions to 150 words.

Our newsletters are available on our website and Facebook page.
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: D.J., Eleanor, Proctor, Bruce, Barb, Sidney, Doug, Dave, Kim, Kirk, Michelle, Angela, Addison

Pray for those with special circumstance: Jennifer, Rylee, John, Barbara, James, Mary, Steven, Madison, Allie, Rachel, Lillian, Darren, Lira family, Tim, Mildred, Sigurd, Alicia, Laurie, Janet, Steven,the Dickinson family

Pray for those in the hospital: Major, Christian, Sharon

Pray for the departed: Duane Lee Jabbern, Waletta Medlock, Anne Muirhead, Joyce Palmer, Ennio Morricone, Karen Lira, Verla LaRue, Judy Gaus, Nancy Ann Thorne, Bruce Trowbridge
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.
VBS is Online – Here Are the Codes 
Our VBS is online this year in Google Classroom. It will run through July 13. New content for the week will be uploaded on Mondays. Anyone with the code can access this classroom, so please feel free to share the classroom code(s) with kids or grandkids not in the area. If you’re an adult who would like to check in and see what’s going on, please feel free to join. 
For Google Classroom, the person needs to have a Google account (children can use an adult’s account).  You can make an account here .  
If you do not have access to a home computer, device, or internet, the church office (783-843-6166) can print out activities, crafts, stories, etc., and mail them to you.   
How to Access the Classroom.  
  • Go to classsroom.google.com and sign in to your Google account. 
  • At the top right, click the plus sign and “join a class” from the drop-down menu.  
  • Type in the code for the classroom that matches your child’s age (or the classroom that your child is most interested in). Then click “join.”  
  • You can join all three classes so that if you have children of different ages, they can access all the classrooms from that Google account.  
  • After you “join” a class once you will not have to do it again. The class will always be listed in classroom.google.com under that account. 
Ages 4-10 Class Code: 7dbwrzi 
Ages 11-15 Class Code: rcwgrtt 
Ages 16 and Up Class Code: jtpnvnz 
You can also follow directions from Google here:
https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6020297  under “join with a class code" or from Google here:
For info on navigating the classroom and weekly meetings,  go to this link. 
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for weekly content feel free to email me at  VBS@trinitylawrence.org .
Rachel Schwaller 
New Youth Camps and Online Groups

This July the Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministries Formation Team will host several half-day, in-person programs for youth and young adults. Watch the social media channels for registration information. Pre-registration via UltraCamp will be required, and space is limited:
  • Saturday, July 18, 1-5 p.m. at Camp Wood, for young adults
  • Sunday, July 19, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Camp Wood, for youth
  • Sunday, July 19, 2-5 p.m. at Camp Wood, for youth
  • Monday, July 20, 6-8:30 p.m. location in Overland Park TBA, for youth

There are also weekly youth group meetings. For more details on the online group meetings and the new camps, please check out our Diocesan Youth link at
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LINK Needs Donations, Hands Out Bag Lunches

The Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen remains closed d ue to the COVID-19 restrictions . Some volunteers will be handing out bag lunches on our usual day. Since we cannot prepare and serve meals, LINK would appreciate monetary donations to help with the cost of the lunches.

If you wish to contribute, please send a check made out to LINK,
and mail it to:
First Christian Church
Attn: LINK
1000 Kentucky St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

Please note Trinity Episcopal Church on the memo line. Your gift is another way to reach out to those in need during this time. Thank you!

Catherine Robins and Orean Kent
LINK Co-Chairs
Food Pantry 
Notes Donations 

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry continues to be grateful to the parishioners of Trinity Episcopal Church for your most faithful, generous and increased giving to our ministry of giving food to people in need. Additional giving in the past few months has been received from the John Emerson Memorial to TIFP and other memorials, members of TIFP partner churches, former members of Trinity Episcopal Church, TIFP volunteers, other churches in Lawrence, the youth group at Immanuel Lutheran Church, and individuals and businesses in Lawrence and other cities. We are most grateful for the abundant support to continue providing food now, and in the days ahead, to people in need.

TIFP was open nine days in June 2020 and served 225 households. For the first six months in 2020, the food pantry has been open 50 days and has served 1,402 households.

The total expense in June for food purchased locally and through Harvesters was $1,286.05, and the total retail equivalent value of all food provided was $4,851.00. Each grocery bag of food has a retail value of $21.00.

Our patrons receive one bag of pre-bagged food along with a bag of cold food. TIFP provides food to any person requesting food with no eligibility requirements. TIFP tracks only the number of people coming for food assistance each day the food pantry is open.

Food ordered from Harvesters provides the majority of the food we give out. There is high demand for staple foods from Harvesters, and while local shopping provides some specific foods, Harvesters has volume limits for certain foods – specific types of meats and frozen orange juice. Harvesters continues to provide bread and fresh produce at no charge.

Since March, TIFP continues to distribute food at a distance of about 30 feet outside from the Matthews Center near the parking lot. Anyone waiting in line for food observes physical distancing. Our volunteers wear face masks and plastic gloves and practice physical distancing inside the food pantry and outside serving our patrons.

Volunteers with the Mobile Food Distribution (Harvesters) on June 27, 2020, served 148 households and parked about 95 cars. Volunteers come from Trinity Episcopal Church and the community, along with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, First Baptist Church, Salvation Army and the Boy Scouts.
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TEST Tidbits: Virtual Summit of the IEA

The online International Energy Agency will hold its summit tomorrow, July 9. This global get-together will be the only summit this year to focus on green-energy production, emission reduction and the economy. The United Nations COP26 has been postponed due to the global pandemic.   

Fatih Birol, executive director of the IEA, said that the world has a small window of time to discuss the use of green energy and green innovations to keep emissions at or below pre-COVID-19 levels as economies begin to open up.   If  economies develop full-steam ahead without considering environmental sustainability, the result might make the goals of the Paris Accord impossible to reach. 

It is hoped that, because this summit focuses on innovation, job creation and shovel-ready opportunities, climate change skeptics will be more willing to participate in reaching goals.  

For more about the IEA summit, visit the full TEST article here.

News from Nepal

Hi everyone! Things are good here in Nepal, but we have been in lockdown for over 100 days so we are having to be creative in the ways that we are working, since we still can't leave the house except to run errands. That makes planning for the future tricky, but not impossible.

We know that eventually the programs will be able to continue in some capacity.

In an effort to keep things creative and active, at the request of TEAM, I am piloting a new fundraising platform called DonorSee and I need your help. Just a note – this is not meant to replace your giving through TEAM, but is instead meant to augment my fundraising and give me access to donors I may not currently be connected to.

Each project is small (usually under $500) and hopefully meaningful. I would really appreciate it if you would help me out by visiting my profile here  https://donorsee.com/WomenAtRiskNepal . Please "follow" me, and consider donating $5 or more toward any project. When that project has been fully funded, you will be notified and you can leave a review for me.

For more information on my projects and setting up recurring gifts, please go to the full article .

Thank you in advance. 
Karin Feltman

Picture above is one of my DonorSee projects – providing a scholarship for Suresh who lives alone with his siblings, while both of his parents are abroad working to support the family

Ministry Opportunities

Thursday, July 9
7 p.m., Adult Forum – Livestream
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Friday, July 10
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, July 11
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, July 12
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Spiritual Eucharist and Music Concert – Livestream
Noon, Coffee Hour - Zoom
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Monday, July 13
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
New Vacation Bible School lessons posted

Tuesday, July 14
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
1 p.m., Food Pantry
6:30 p.m., Trinity Anchor Women
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream

Wednesday, July 15
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
4 p.m., Friendship Circle – Zoom
7 p.m., Evening Prayer – Livestream

Thursday, July 16
10 a.m., Story Time for Kids – Livestream
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream
7 p.m. Adult Forum – Livestream

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

Saturday, July 18
9 a.m., Organ Practice
9:30 a.m., LEM meeting
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, July 19
9:30 a.m., Trinity Children's Sunday School – Livestream
10:30 a.m., Morning Service and Music Concert – Livestream
Noon, Coffee Hour - Zoom
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House – Livestream
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, ‘22 785-865-6039
Linda McCoy ‘22 785-550-6743
Bill Perkins ‘22 785-331-4401

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