The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of January 26, 2020
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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your faith and connect with the community.
Third Sunday after
the Epiphany
Sunday, January 26, 2020

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Chalice: Leslie Foust, Donna Griffin
Intercessor: Austin Turney
Usher: Doug Flessing

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Lectors: Sandra Wiechert, Anne Patterson
Chalice: Carl Edwards,
Glenna Kleinkauf
Intercessor: Janine Cox
Verger:  David Severance
Acolytes: Geme Ajekwu, Dylan Eldridge, Max Eldridge
Ushers: Katie Becker, Katie Bieker, DuWayne Kramer, Linda McCoy


ENTRANCE HYMN (304) I come with joy to meet my Lord (Land of Rest) 

SEQUENCE HYMN (537) Christ for the world we sing (Moscow)

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

COMMUNION HYMN (530) Spread, O spread, thou mighty ( Gott sei Dank)  

CLOSING HYMN (653) Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton)

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

Flower Guild:
Pam Paden

  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: Annual Meeting
Date: Sunday, Jan. 26
Time: noon
Location: Nave
Description: Yearly meeting of the parish to receive 2019 reports and 2020 budget. Also voting for members to fill four Vestry positions.

Upcoming Event: Youth Group
Date: Sunday, Jan. 26
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Parish Hall
Description: We will have a light meal, work on our winter project, and discuss names: how we got them, meaning, and more.

Upcoming Event: Women's
Quest-ioning Group
Date: Thursday, Jan. 30
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...

In last Sunday’s Gospel reading, Jesus is passing by John the Baptist when two of John’s students begin to follow Jesus. The Gospel says, “[Jesus] said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’” (John 1:38)

There is, I would imagine, a number of responses to that question: wisdom, hope, love, etc. The two answer, “Where are you staying?” For me, this answer reveals an intimate look into what we all truly crave even before all the benefits of knowing God, we first must find where to look for God. Where, the students want to know, can we trust to find Jesus Christ?

Again, there are many, many answers to that question, but Jesus chooses the best one possible: “come and see.” Yes, God can be found in books, or nature, or music, or a great conversation with a friend over coffee. God can be found in mountaintop experiences, or in the depths of prayer. But the path of discipleship, the lifelong quest of following Jesus and all that comes with it (including many of the things mentioned above) is the best, most reliable way to find Jesus Christ. Not a place, or an event, but in a way of life.

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. This week we will review Hebrews 12:8-24. The Adult Forum meets in the Jackson Kemper Room Sunday mornings at 9:30.
Canterbury Services

The Canterbury House Thursday evening Tea and Compline will be meeting Thursday, Jan 23 at 9 p.m. and every Thursday evening until the end of the spring semester.
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.
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!
This year we have four candidates for the four open seats on the Vestry. The candidates are John Broholm, Donna Griffin, Linda McCoy, and William Perkins. Their Vestry bios can be accessed by clicking here or they are located on our website under the Resources tab to be viewed prior to our Annual Meeting this Sunday.

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 30, 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: 
Eleanor, DJ, Karen, Rita, Baby Carter, George, Billy, Steve, Doug, Jimmie, Dianne, Peter, Mike, Amy, Becka, Terry, Crystal, Judith, Christy, Elise, Laird, Olivia, Amy, Julie

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

Pray for the departed: Mary Ann Chapman, Dick Shaffer
Super Bowling Sunday

Trinity Youth Group will go bowling on Feb. 2. We will be meeting at Royal Crest Lanes at 6 p.m.

Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend. Please spread the word.
TEST Tidbits: What's for Dinner – Beef or Plant-Based Burger?

All-plant-based burgers, nuggets, meatballs and sausage patties exploded in the market place in 2019 by 400%. Many restaurants and food stores now carry these products. Most of us are aware that producing regular beef has environmental impacts. According to an article in The Week (Jan. 17), 50 billion animals used for meat worldwide leave a massive footprint in land use, greenhouse gas emissions, pollution and excessive use of antibiotics (especially in factory farm situations). A study at Michigan University found that one plant-based burger generates 90% less greenhouse gasses, uses 40% less energy, 99% less water than a quarter-pound of beef. But are these new manufactured beef substitutes healthy for us? To help us decide here are some facts about two of the most popular plant based burgers – the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger.

One thing to remember right up front is that these plant-based burgers are a highly manufactured product and home cooks might get much better and healthier results in using whole foods where the salt and fat content can be more controlled. The Impossible Burger uses genetically modified yeast with soy DNA in gigantic tanks to make the flavor and color of beef (they claim that with a few changes they can also simulate the flavor of fish, pork and chicken, which is in research mode right now). Besides the “flavor,” The Impossible Burger is made up of mostly soy and potato protein, coconut and sunflower oils. All in all it has 21 ingredients. A “whopper sized” Impossible Burger has 1,290 milligrams of sodium – 260 milligrams more than a beef burger the same size. The calories are very similar. It has 8 grams of saturated fat – beef has 7.6 grams of fat. The Impossible Burger has 19 grams of protein. 

The Beyond burger contains 18 ingredients and is a mixture of isolated pea protein, mug beans and rice protein. Beetroot juice makes the “bleeding effect.” It uses potato starch for texture and for a taste of fat, adds coconut oil and cocoa butter. It ends up with 19 grams of protein and 6 grams of saturated fat. It has slightly less sodium as it also adds a salt substitute, potassium chloride, to the mixture. It might be wise to also look at other products that have been around for a long while like Bocca Products and Morning Star Products. These too are manufactured, but with many fewer ingredients. Most are lower in sodium, fat and calories, too. 

The bottom line is that these new products might fit in as a good substitute for a beefy meal once in a while, but eating more veggies, fruits, nuts, legumes and healthy whole grains should be our goal. Take up the challenge of finding good sources of protein outside of highly processed manufactured beef and regular beef products that are not good for our health or the planet

EARTH STEWARD ACTION: Plan your diet and fill your plate with mostly veggies, fruits, nuts and whole grains while reducing red meat & highly processed meat substitutes.

Women’s Quest-ioning Group

The Journey of the Universe group will meet in the Jackson Kemper Room at 1:30-3:00 this coming Thursday, Jan. 30 (moved from the 23rd due to weather). 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
LINK Lunch Update

LINK Service a Success With the help of Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) served 133 people on Tuesday Jan. 21. This is an increase of 15 being served compared to November. Thank you to all who participated!
News from Nepal

Hi everyone! Sorry about the silence the last few weeks. It is been a really busy time coming and going from the village, as well as hosting a fellow missionary from China who was here for a two-week visit. She survived the trip, but I think she was exhausted after living my life for two weeks. Ha ha. Things are going well here. The women’s group just completed another sanitary pad production, and made 200 more pad kits for our upcoming school distribution. This year we will distribute sanitary pads to nearly 700 girls. I am very excited about that! There are some transitions coming with the programs, so please be praying that we can continue them and that the transitions will go smoothly. I will also be traveling to Thailand for our ministry area conference at the end of January. Several different countries will come together for this meeting. It will be good to see what others are doing on this side of the world. Have an amazing week, and please let me know if there is anyway that I can lift you up in prayer! 
– Karin Feltman
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

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

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Feed
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 5- 7 p.m.
Parish Hall

Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, Feb. 26, noon and 7 p.m.

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 23
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

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

Monday, January 27
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
7 p.m., TEST Meeting

Tuesday, January 28
10:30 a.m., Staff meeting
1 p.m., Food Pantry

Wednesday, January 29
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray
6 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:30 p.m., Evening Prayer

Thursday, January 30
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures
9 p.m., Tea and Compline at Canterbury House

Friday, January 31
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, February 1
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, February 2
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 at Royal Lanes
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