Greetings to all!
This Sunday, November 1, is All Saints' Day, an opportunity to recall
and celebrate the communion of saints past, present, and future.
Perhaps we have our "favorite saints," whether they be known to the
world or known only to us. Thomas Merton recalls a couple of his
The saints of the 15th century are among those who most move me. In
the collapse of medieval society, corruption of the clergy, decadence
of conventual life, there emerge men and women of the laity supremely
obedient to God, especially Nicholas of Flue and Joan of Arc.
Complete and simple signs of contradiction to worldliness and system
and convention and prejudiced interest. Not rebels at all, but
completely meek and submissive instruments of God. In them you see
clearly and movingly revealed what it is not to be a mere rebel but to
be obedient to God as a sign to men, a sign of mercy, a revelation of
truth and of power. I am drawn to these "signs" of God with all the
love of my heart, trusting above all in their love and their
intercession, for they live in the glory of God.
(from "The Intimate Merton")
The Scripture lessons for Sunday, November 1, All Saints' Day, the
Sacrament of Holy Communion:
THE CHILDREN'S CHOIR continues its practice this Sunday, 10am, in
Trinity Hall. The children are practicing for a Christmas
presentation during morning worship on Sunday, December 13. All
children through elementary age are encouraged to participate.
Contact Nell Horman for more details.
LIVING THE QUESTIONS video discussion series continues this Sunday,
10am, in Trinity Hall. The topic for this Sunday is, "Reclaiming the
World," which offers a new, earth centered, look at the book of
Revelation. Feel free to enjoy a cup of coffee, join the
conversation, or just listen in.
SUNDAY HOSPITALITY - A host(s) is needed for our after worship
refreshments this Sunday, November 1. Keep in mind that refreshments
need not be elaborate, just something simple to gather around as we
visit after worship. Use reply email or call the church office
(263-5304) to inquire about hosting our refreshments this Sunday.
Check the sign up sheet in the Sanctuary for hospitality opportunities
later in November and December. Thanks to all our after worship
hosts, including Kathy Steinmetz and John Bauer who hosted our
refreshments last Sunday.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - The annual meeting of the congregation of
Walnut Hill Church will be held on Sunday, November 8, immediately
after morning worship. Business items for the congregational meeting
include the election of Vestry members, approval of the pastor's terms
of call, and review of the 2010 budget. All Members and Friends of
Walnut Hill Church have privilege of voice and vote at congregational
meetings and are encouraged to attend.
WOMEN'S DINNER - The next Walnut Hill Women's Dinner will be held on
Wednesday, November 11, 6:30pm, at Buddy's Bar and Grill (corner of
Euclid Avenue and High Street). Our guest for the evening will be Dr.
Graham Rowles, who will speak on issues related to "aging" and
initiatives to support those who are living in their senior years.
Rsvp via the sign up sheet in the Sanctuary foyer or by contacting
Natalie Watt or Dorothy Brockopp.
WOMEN'S OUTREACH - Related to our November Women's Dinner theme,
Walnut Hill women are invited to bring gift items to be donated to
residents at the Bluegrass Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility.
Suggested items include: powders, night gowns, lap blankets, robes,
socks, slippers, bed jackets, purses, makeup bags, stationery with
stamps. These gift items may be brought to the Women's Dinner on
November 11 or to Walnut Hill on Sundays in November.
MEN'S DINNER - The next Walnut Hill Men's Dinner will be held on
Wednesday, November 11, 6pm, at the Chop House (Richmond Road, just
outside New Circle). Our guest for the evening will be Mr. Bob
Babbage, former KY Secretary of State and State Auditor, legislative
lobbyist, consultant, and political commentator. Rsvp via the sign up
sheet in the Sanctuary foyer or by contacting Gene Brockopp.
LOOKING AHEAD - The Christmas season will soon be upon us. Among the
traditional Walnut Hill Christmas activities is the annual Christmas
Party. This year's party is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, December
13. We are currently welcoming inquiries from persons who would be
willing to open their home for this gathering. Use reply email or
call the church office for more information.
PEACE TO ALL.