Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Greetings to all!
This week's EOS reflection focuses around the story of the man blind
from birth (John 9). Among the details of the story, my imagination was
sparked by the inability of the neighbors to recognize the formerly blind,
but now sighted, man. I wondered how they could not recognize a man
who had been in their midst all his life. Perhaps it was that during all
those years of his begging they simply had not paid attention to him, not
looked at, or interacted with, him directly enough to be able to recognize
him when he was no longer in his regular location by the side of the road.
I wondered how often I see and engage those whom I pass by along the
road of my living. Do I recognize them as human beings like me? Would
I recognize them if the circumstances of their lives, and mine, were
The scripture lesson for Sunday, April 2, the Fifth Sunday in Lent, and the
fifth Sunday of the Exploring Our Spirituality season:
"Praying With Scripture," Thur, Mar 30, 7pm, at Walnut Hill: Join us as
we complete our reflection on the story of the man blind from birth by
"praying with" its words, images and symbols.
EOS small groups continue to meet on Sunday morning, 10am, in Trinity
Hall and Monday evening, 6:30pm, at the Miller/Olszewski residence. Small
groups provide an opportunity to explore the EOS stories in company with
A Host(s) is needed for our after worship refreshments this Sunday, April 2.
Use reply email or visit www.walnuthillchurchky.org/foodres/ to volunteer
for this Sunday or a Sunday later in the spring. Thanks to all our hosts!
Easter Lilies for the holiday decoration of the Walnut Hill sanctuary may
be sponsored for $20/plant. Make your check payable to Walnut Hill Church,
designated "Lily." Be sure to let us know if your sponsorship is in memory or
honor of someone special to you.
Speaking of Easter, here is an advance look at our Holy Week schedule:
*Sun, Apr 9 - Palm Sunday
-10am - EOS Small Group, Children's Choir
-11am - Morning Worship, Children's Presentation
-Noon - Easter Egg Hunt (bring a basket and a dozen treat eggs for the
*Thu, Apr 13 - Maundy Thursday
-7pm - Evening Prayer and Communion
*Sun, Apr 16 - Easter Sunday
-7am - Easter Sunrise Service
-11am - Morning Worship and Holy Communion
Lenten Music - (from our Music Director) The season of Lent encourages
Christians to be reflective and meditative; therefore, church musicians change
the selections played during Lent, away from the brightness of the Epiphany
season to the seriousness of the preparation for the crucifixion of Christ. The
music changes with each liturgical season, but it shifts especially during Lent.
Lenten music should be lovingly reflective and somber, encouraging parishioners
to think about the Love that is God and that was brought to earth through Jesus.
Church music should always enhance worship: it is a part of the experience and
not a performance. As such, it is an offering that expands or enriches the words
of the Bible, the beauty of the prayers, and the message of the clergy. The music
will transform to the joy of Easter after this somber period of Lenten reflection.
I appreciate the many kind remarks and encouragement that you, the Walnut
Hill congregation, give to me. It is my pleasure to be part of the community.
Thank you. Angela
Peace to all.