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

Worship Services

Sunday 10:30 a.m. – Spiritual Eucharist and Music Concert

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Wednesday 7 p.m. – Evening Prayer

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Vacation Bible School

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

 

Trinity Children’s Sunday School 

Sunday, 9:30 a.m.

Trinity Story Time

Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

Facebook Link for both

 

Trinity Youth Group Meetings

On Summer vacation

 

Current Newsletter

Newsletter link

 

Outreach Ministries

 

 

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 this month 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

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry  

 The 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, other memorials, from members of TIFP Partner churches, from former members of Trinity Episcopal Church, from TIFP volunteers, from other churches in Lawrence, from the youth group at Immanuel Lutheran Church, from individuals in the city and other cities, and from businesses in Lawrence and in other cities.  We are most grateful to continue providing food now, and in the days ahead, to people in need with such abundant support.

 Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry (TIFP) was open nine days in June, 2020 and served 225 households. So far (these 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 requirements for requesting food. TIFP tracks only the number of people coming each day for food assistance when the food pantry is open.

 We continue to order food from Harvesters which provides the majority of the food we give.  Our food manager continually monitors food availability from Harvesters, as there is high demand for staple foods from Harvesters.  Local shopping provides some specific foods, but there continues to be volume limits for certain foods (specific types of meats and frozen orange juice). Harvesters continues to provide bread and fresh produce (at no charge) to our food pantry.

 During the months of March through the present time in July, TIFP continues to distribute food at a distance of about 30 feet outside from the Matthews Center (near the parking lot). Physical distancing of our clients is used for anyone waiting in line for food. Our volunteers wear facemasks 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 are from Trinity Episcopal Church and other persons connected to Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry, along with Catholic Charities of NE Kansas, First Baptist Church, Salvation Army, and the Boy Scouts.

Send monetary contributions (bank check) that have noted in the check’s memo line: TIFP Food

Trinity Episcopal Church

1027 Vermont Street

Lawrence, KS 66044

Or you may make a donation using the Donation button below.

 

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..