The Corner
Trinity's e-newsletter for the week of December 29, 2019
Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
First Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, December 29, 2019

8:00 a.m. - Rite I, Holy Eucharist  
Chalice: Andrew Hoyt,
Donna Griffin
Lector: Diana Dyal
Intercessor: Carol Hatton
Usher: Greg Hazen

10:30 a.m. - Rite II, Holy Eucharist
Chalice: Jonah Brandley
Donna Olson
Lectors: Sandra Wiechert,
Kimberly Patterson
Intercessor: Mary Donovan
Verger: Andrew Hoyt
Acolytes: Ari Myers-Arenth,
Caroline Schmidt,
Claire Schmidt
Ushers: Katie Becker, Katie Bieker, DuWayne Kramer
Linda McCoy

Altar Guild:
Carl Edwards, Margaret Bearse, Lynn Segebrecht, Carol Hatton, Melissa Padgett

Flower Guild:
Mary Stauffer, Pat Kehde, Pam Paden, Ann Elizabeth Bishop, Connie Price, Terry Mandle

  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: Holy Stir-It
Date: Thursday, Jan. 9
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Description: xx. 
From the Rector's desk...

The Very Reverend is taking a well deserved breather this week...
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 Sunday is an introduction to the book, including its author and intended audience. The Adult Forum meets in the Jackson Kemper Room Sunday mornings at 9:30.
Canterbury Services

Both the Thursday evening Tea and Compline and the Sunday evening service will not meet during the KU semester break.
burning candle
During this holiday season, we would like to know about hospitalizations, illnesses or special needs. 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 27
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.
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.
Epiphany Dinner & Party

Join us Saturday, Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m. 'til the cows come home.

Our Epiphany party will feature the usual menu of Tangerian couscous, baklava, and king cake (vegetarian and gluten-free alternative provided). Music starts at 7 p.m., so bring your dancing shoes. Please bring friends, relatives and strangers off the street! 
K2K Community Team Meeting

Greetings to all,

There will be an initial meeting on Saturday, Dec. 28, for individuals who plan to go or would like to learn more about the Kansas 2 Kenya “K2K” Community Team mission to Kenya scheduled for June 4-17, 2020. The meeting will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 12251 Antioch Road, Overland Park, Kansas 66213, from 1:30-3 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to begin trip orientation, answer questions and convey details about the June 4-17 K2K mission trip to Kenya. Logistics of the trip, including travel, lodging, clothing and finances, will be discussed. A discussion of anticipated projects will give attendees a good understanding of the activities being planned for the team.

Please come join in the meeting and catch the bug to experience a life-changing journey. Who knows … you might end up making the trip to Kenya on June 4, 2020!

And please, if you know of anyone who might want to learn about K2K mission work please pass along this notice and encourage them to attend. Attached are photos from prior year trips.

Joe Bob & Nyakio Lake
Team Leaders – K2K Community Team
Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry 

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry  hours starting Jan. 1, 2020, will be Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays 1 to 3 p.m.
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: 
DJ, Eleanor, Charlotte, Pat, Allen, Heather, Karen, Rita, Baby Carter, Kim

Pray for those with special intentions: 
The Van Schmus family, Madeline, Julie, Jane, Tim, Naomi, Dane, Natalie, Kate, Peggy, Linda, Patti, Matthew, Emily, Alix, Brend, Annika, Brendan, Sharon, John

Pray for those in the hospital: Chelsea, Rocco

Pray for the departed: Robert Mark Ash, Martha Haut, Carmella Ott
2019 Giving

Please be aware that financial
contributions to Trinity Episcopal
Church must be received in our
office or postmarked by Dec.
31 in order to be counted toward
your 2019 giving. Thanks for your
financial support of Trinity and its
TEST Tidbits: Report on the Alternative Christmas Market

This year, your Trinity environmental Stewardship Team (TEST) chose two charities to receive funds from our Alternative Christmas Market. We chose Episcopal Relief and Development’s programs on women’s educational issues because we believe an educated woman is better equipped to improve her family and community, and to make choices that protect the environment. We also chose Heifer International, which gives families a boost in helping themselves with a farm animal, an animal for its fiber or a sustainable cook-stove. All animals are locally sourced and ongoing instruction is given for families to learn how to manage their animals. A first-born animal is to be gifted to a neighbor. 

We are so happy to report that you gave $281 to Heifer International and $315 to ERD. Thus, the total giving was $596. Each organization had a matching $1 for $1 grant – so your gifts will add up to $1092.00. The donations were in the mail on Dec. 23, so they have a good chance of meeting the Dec. 31 deadline for doubling! Thanks for taking part in this easy way to honor a special person with a donation to worthy causes.
Lawrence Winter Shelter 

The goal of the Lawrence Winter Shelter (LWS) is to provide a safe, warm, peaceful space for people without housing to stay overnight this winter. With the Lawrence Community Shelter at capacity, the LWS will open on nights the temperatures are below freezing. The LWS is separate from the First United Methodist church, but we are so grateful they have graciously made space in their church for this project. The LWS is open from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. FUMC is located at the corner of 10th and Vermont downtown. Please see the LWS Facebook page at @lawrencewintershelter
There are four ways you can support this important emergency winter shelter:
Supervision: Volunteer to supervise the shelter at the church in six-hour shifts, either from 7:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m., OR 1:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. (or split the six-hour shift with a friend). There are two volunteers at the church for both shifts. We will be creating a calendar for volunteers to sign up for specific shifts and dates. For now, you can correspond by emailing any nights you would be willing to volunteer. Supervising is pretty simple and because everyone is asleep; you could get some work or studying done or read that book you’ve been meaning to get to.
Monetary Donation: If you are not able to donate your time, this project exists solely on donation money. 

*If you would like to donate money using a credit card, there are two websites you can go to. Click on either link below and follow the prompts. 

*Douglas County Community Foundation: 
*First United Methodist Church--Please note the first question, scroll down the options and click on Lawrence Winter Shelter Fund-23413 to ensure your donation goes to this project: WBvK4JGx8UWMFcu34KKVoa51-2y-QX_V7lCm5-pLu18W4kDM 

*You may write a check or donate cash to help us buy mats for folks to sleep on. Please make your check out to First United Methodist Church (FUMC) and write Lawrence Winter Shelter in the memo. They will be passing all of the money donated on to LWS. You can drop it off at FUMC any day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or mail it to FUMC at 946 Vermont Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.
Supplies Donation: If you are not able to donate your time or money, here are items we could use: 
disposable coffee cups and lids, coffee, sugar, powdered creamer, coffee filters, healthy snacks, individual packages of peanut butter and crackers, graham crackers, animal crackers, easy breakfast items to go, granola bars, fruit cups Hothands hand warmers (a pair is $1 at Walmart), heavy socks and gloves.
You can drop off donations at these locations:
  • DARE Center, 944 Kentucky St., 2:30-6:30 Monday-Friday; please note the items are for the LWS (Lawrence Winter Shelter).
  • United Methodist Church, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 7:30-9:30 p.m. in evenings we are open.
  • email me and I can come pick them up from you.
Cleaning Donation: The last way you can volunteer is to help us wash sleeping bags and blankets. We are using donated sleeping bags, blankets and pillows, so they stay at the church during the day. We’d like them washed at least once a week. Please email me at , if you are interested in doing a few loads of laundry for us.
Please know how gracious and appreciative the folks who stay with us have been each night. I can’t imagine sleeping outside on those nights when temperatures are in the 20s and there is snow on the ground. We welcome your support in any of the four ways listed above!
In service to others, 
Kristi Hill, MSW
Lawrence Winter Shelter Coordinator
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.

Baptismal Coordinator – This position assists with our baptisms, which occur about four times a year. Duties are to verify with the church office that the service is on the calendar, contact the Sunday hospitality coordinator of the date, contact Deacon Deborah for creating the baptismal certificate, and make sure Father Rob records the event in our Church Baptismal book.

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.
Save the Dates

John Bullock Ordination
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, 10:30 a.m.,
Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603

Epiphany Party
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, 5:30 p.m.-??
Parish Hall

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, 1 p.m. to Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
Grace Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave., Topeka, KS
Grades 6-12

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, noon
First Christian Church

Annual Meeting
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, noon

Family Promise
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, to Feb. 2, 2020
St. Margaret's
Trinity Vestry 2019

Rob Baldwin, Rector 785-424-4312
Steve King ‘21, Senior Warden 913-680-4796
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

Friday, December 27
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, December 28
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry
7 p.m., Walker and Conway Wedding

Sunday, December 29
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 Trip

Monday, December 30
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Tuesday, December 31
10:30 a.m., Staff Meeting

Wednesday, January 1
Office Closed
6 p.m., Evening Dinner
6:30 p.m., Evening Prayer

Thursday, January 2
10 a.m., Trinity Treasures

Friday, January 3
6 a.m., Pump 'n' Pray

Saturday, January 4
9 a.m., Organ Practice
10 a.m., Food Pantry

Sunday, January 5
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 in Parish Hall
1011 Vermont St. Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday