Current News

This page is to help keep all informed of latest changes due to the Coronavirus challenges.

 

Sunday Service Back to Livestream-only 
Bishop Cathleen Bascom has suspended in-person indoor worship in the Diocese of Kansas until Dec. 13, the Third Sunday of Advent. She made the announcement in a Zoom conference on Wednesday.  All can access the parish’s Facebook page, even without a Facebook account. Simply follow the links below.

10:30 a.m. – Sunday Service  & Music Concert

Facebook Link   Bulletin Link

 

Wednesday Service

6 p.m. – Evening Prayer

 

Facebook Link   Bulletin Link

Trinity Children’s Sunday School 

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. on our Facebook page Facebook Link

 

Trinity Youth Group Meetings

Meetings of our Middle and High school members are on hold at this time due to the virus.

 

Current Newsletter

Newsletter link

 

Outreach Ministries

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry  

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open nine days in October, 2020 and served 262 households. So far (during these first nine months in 2020), the food pantry has been open 84 days and has served 2,380 households.

The total expense in October for food purchased locally and through Harvesters was $ 1,460.70 and the total retail equivalent value of all food provided this month was $ 5,502.00. 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 requirements. About 50 per cent of our patrons walk or ride their bikes to the food pantry and the remainder drive cars.

TIFP continues to give all food to our patrons outside the Matthews Center by Trinity Church and volunteers use face masks and equipment sanitizing practices.

Volunteers with the Mobile Food Distribution (through Harvesters) served households in 125 cars on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at First Baptist Church. TIFP Volunteers and friends served along with other volunteers from Catholic Charities of NE Kansas, First Baptist Church, Salvation Army, and the Boy Scouts.

The food pantry continues to be grateful to members of all partner churches for the continuing and generous support with money, service, and prayer to our ministry of giving food to people in need.

L.I.N.K.  –

From the LINK page http://www.linklawrence.org/

L.I.N.K. Update

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the kitchen remains closed. 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 L.I.N.K., 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 & Orean Kent
L.I.N.K. Co-Chairs

LINK page http://www.linklawrence.org/

 

DACA

Greetings LIRIM supporters and those who have supported our DACA scholars program in the past.

Earlier I contacted you about our plan to continue our support of the DACA scholarship program during the restriction of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our plan to have supporters send in donations or donate online to this fund has been very successful.  So far we have raised more than $3000 this month.  That is about 75% of the way to our goal of $4000.  Thank you to all who have taken the time to donate to this very worthwhile project.
For those of you who have not had the chance to donate yet, we will still be collecting funds for the rest of the month of June.  Again, you can donate in one of two ways:
1.  Online donations can be made at www.trinitylawrence.org (find “make a donation” button; use “DACA” line for your amount; a log in/online profile should be created and a receipt will be provided).
2.  Or send a check with “DACA” on memo line to Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vermont St, Lawrence, 66044.
Remember that our usual tamale order of 1 dozen tamales would normally be $36.  If you can donate that much we’d be very pleased.  Of course, we don’t want to limit your donation amount, but this gives you an idea of the scope.
Last week, we received amazing news that the US Supreme Court ruled that the DACA program will be able to continue.  This was very unexpected and we are very excited that our scholars will be able to continue in their efforts to gain a college degree and build a career that can help them to continue their contributions to our society.  However, this is really only another temporary solution to our goal of a permanent solution and a path to full citizenship for these who have committed themselves to the country that they have grown up in and already contributed so much.  The Trump Administration has already stated that they intend to bring more action against this very worthwhile program of DACA.  In the weeks ahead LIRIM will be sending out information on how you can help to push this goal forward with some advocacy efforts in the federal government.
For now, thanks again to all of you who have stepped up to give us funds and not get any tamales in return this year.  Your selfless action and generosity is making this program a continued success.
Peace to you,
LIRIM Steering Committee

BackSnack continues to find ways to serve

While the Back Snack program has changed its distribution, Trinity’s program continues to find ways of serving hungry kids in Lawrence. When Back Snack was not reaching the neediest kids by offering the food packets at Trinity, Tod Sutton and Greg Hazen took quick action to put out a notice to our 12 school contacts to find how our church could best serve the students. A pilot program was conducted to deliver 60 food packs to hungry Woodlawn students the second week of April at the school site. .

The program continues to develop and reach out to the community while staying within the COVID-19 guidelines. Back Snack plans to deliver food packets to Hillcrest and Kennedy students at their individual schools during the week of April 19. We will be evaluating the program each week moving forward. Any plan will put the health and safety of our volunteers, the children and their families first.

The food distributed is provided by Harvesters. At this time, no fruit is being distributed and as a result, the BackSnack program has no expenses. While we are not in need of contributions, your prayers are very much appreciated.

You may make a monetary donation by using the Donation button below or by mailing a check..

 

Vacation Bible School links will still stay active through December

Our VBS is online this year in Google Classroom. 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 classroom.google.com and sign in to your Google account.
  • At the top right there is a small plus sign. Click the plus sign and click “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 with 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.
CODES
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”
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