Greetings to all!
This Sunday, July 4, is Independence Day, a good day to recall the words and works
of our nation's Founders, including Thomas Jefferson. Among Jefferson's words and
works was the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, one of three accomplishments
Jefferson requested be inscribed on his grave marker.
Whereas Almighty God hath created the mind free; that all attempts to influence
it by temporal punishments or burthens, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget
habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure from the plan of the Holy
author of our religion...
Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that no man shall be compelled to
frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be
enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise
suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to
profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the
same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge or affect their civil capacities.
(as found in American Gospel)
The Scripture lessons for Sunday, July 4, the Sacrament of Holy Communion:
Sunday Conversations continue this Sunday, July 4, 10am, in Trinity Hall. The topic for
this Sunday: "How Do We Right the Wrong?" Come and enjoy a cup of coffee, join the
conversation, or just listen in.
A host (s) is needed for our after worship refreshments this Sunday, July 4. Remember
that our Sunday refreshments need not be elaborate, just something simple to gather
around as we fellowship after worship. Use reply email to volunteer for this Sunday,
or check the sign up sheet in the Sanctuary for a Sunday later in the summer.
Summer Food Drive: Bring non-perishable food items over the Sundays of the
summer to be part of Walnut Hill's Summer Food Drive. Place your donations in
the big blue barrel located in Trinity Hall. When the barrel is full, God's Pantry
will distribute the items throughout central and eastern Kentucky.
Sermon Podcasts: As you are travelling this summer, remember that the Sunday
Sermons at Walnut Hill are available as podcasts via the Walnut Hill Church website,
www.walnuthillchurchky.org. Thanks to Nelson Barnes for his work maintaining the
Walnut Hill website.
*Thanks to...Mr. Scott Wells for his supply service at the organ during the Sundays
of June; to all those who participated in our Wednesday evening gatherings in June, which
yielded much fellowship as well as service to the church, community, and world.
*The middle school youth group of the John Knox and Avon Lake Churches (Cleveland,
OH) overnighted at Walnut Hill last Friday evening on their return trip from a youth event
*Robert and Donita Henry visited Walnut Hill last Sunday on behalf of the Mission
Lexington Dental Clinic to receive a grant from the Walnut Hill Community Fund. A copy
of Dr. Henry's remarks to the congregation is posted on the bulletin board in Trinity Hall.
Peace to all.