Greetings to all!
Senator Edward Kennedy has died, ending his journey with brain cancer
as well as his long tenure as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.
Whatever we might think of Senator Kennedy's politics, his presence in
the Senate is hard to overstate, and for many "baby-boomers" he has
been part of the national scene for as long as we can remember.
Senator Kennedy's death provides an occasion for us to appreciate and
offer prayer for all those who lead in government.
O Lord, our governor, your glory shines throughout the world. We
commend our nation to your merciful care, that we may live securely in
peace and may be guided by your providence. Give all in authority the
wisdom and strength to know your will and to do it. Help them
remember that they are called to serve the people as lovers of truth
and justice; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
(from The Book of Common Worship)
The Scripture lessons for Sunday, August 30:
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Men's Coffee: Walnut Hill men are invited to gather for coffee on
Saturday, August 29, 8am, at Paneras (Richmond Road). Feel free to
stop in for as long or short a time as your schedule permits. No rsvp
"Living the Questions," a video discussion series on issues of faith
and life, continues this Sunday, August 30, 10am, in Trinity Hall.
Feel free to join the conversation, enjoy a cup of coffee, or just
A Host(s) is needed for our after worship refreshments this Sunday,
August 30. Remember that refreshments need not be elaborate, just
something simple to gather around as we fellowship after worship. Use
reply email or call the church office (263-5304) to volunteer for this
Sunday. Thanks to our refreshment hosts in recent weeks including,
Amy and Matt Trail, Nell and Mark Horman, Angela Hurley, Lee and Jim
Tucker, Joyce and Emett Barfield.
The Fall Potluck is coming on Sunday, September 20, immediately after
worship. Bring a salad, side dish, or dessert and join in this tasty
Walnut Hill tradition. We are currently seeking a volunteer(s) to
coordinate a few arrangement details. Use reply email to inquire or
WOMEN'S DINNER - Walnut Hill women are invited to gather for dinner on
Wednesday, September 23, 6:30pm, at Buddy's Bar and Grill. Our guest
for the evening will be Dr. Maureen A. Flannery, MD, who will speak
about alternative healing methods. Use the sign up sheet in the
Sanctuary foyer to rsvp or contact Natalie Watt or Dorothy Brockopp.
MEN'S DINNER - Walnut Hill men are invited to gather for dinner on
Tuesday, September 22, 6:00pm, at The Signature Club (Lansdowne
Drive). Our guest for the evening will be the Rev. Robert Sessum who
will talk with us about current issues facing the Episcopal Church
(USA) in particular and mainstream protestant denominations in
general. Use the sign up sheet in the Sanctuary foyer to rsvp or
contact Gene Brockopp.
In the community: An "Interfaith Candlelight Prayer Service for Hope
and Health Care Reform" will be held on Sunday, August 30, 7:30pm, at
Central Baptist Church (corner of Wilson Downing Rd and Nicholasville
Rd, across from Fayette Mall). This service is an opportunity for
voices of faith to come together outside of partisan politics and
share common expression of our desire for health care reflecting our
common humanity and faithful stewardship of our healthcare resources.
Service leadership will be ecumenical and interfaith.
Thanks, news, etc...
*Twenty-four Walnut Hill members, friends, and guests gathered at
Applebee's Park on Tuesday to watch the Legends play the Crawdads. It
was a beautiful evening at the ballpark topped off by a Legends' come-
from-behind win! Thanks to Gene Brockopp for coordinating this
*Thanks to all those who provided able leadership and service during
Mike Ward's absence including preachers/worship leaders, Sunday School
leaders, hospitality providers, building openers/closers, etc., etc.
Thanks so much to all who helped in so many ways!
Peace to all.