Greetings to all!
This Sunday, October 3, is our annual observance of Ecumenical Sunday, an
opportunity to celebrate and explore Walnut Hill's identity as an "ecumenical church."
A good starting place for our Ecumenical Sunday reflection is the Preamble to the
Constitution and By-Laws of Walnut Hill Church.
We, the members of the Walnut Hill Church, an Ecumenical Church, of Lexington,
Kentucky, do hereby organize for the purpose of providing public worship, the
apostolic ministry of word and sacrament, religious instruction, pastoral care and
counseling, and in general a witness to the community of the need for life and
work in the name of Jesus.
We accept for membership with us all those who profess the Lord Jesus and who
share with us an appreciation for the historic creeds, sacraments, the historic
canon of scripture of the Old and New Testaments, and the historic apostolic
ministry. We also include in our fellowship those who, while seeking truth, may not
be prepared to accept as yet the fullness of the above stated standards. We, as a
church, are a fellowship of believers who wish to bring bring together all men and
women as children of God and do not wish to make an obstacle in creed and
dogma to fellowship with God's people. We believe that the true basis of Christian
fellowship is love which is greater than all our differences, and without this love we
have no claim to Christian fellowship.
Our guest speaker for Ecumenical Sunday will be Dr. Margaret N. Ralph, scripture
scholar, writer, and teacher. Dr. Ralph is on the faculty of the Lexington Theological
Seminary, the author of thirteen books, and a Roman Catholic layperson. "Margie"
will visit with us informally during the 10am Sunday Conversations and present the
sermon during the 11am worship service.
The schedule for Ecumenical Sunday, October 3.
*10am - Sunday Conversations with Dr. Ralph for adults.
- Activities and Nursery Care for children.
*11am - Morning Worship and Holy Communion
- Sunday School and Nursery Care for children.
*Noon - Refreshments and Fellowship
Youth are invited to gather for dinner on Wednesday, September 29, 6pm, at
Joe Bologna's. The youth will continue their planning of activities for this school
Men's Coffee - Men are invited to gather for coffee this Saturday, October 2, 8am, at
Panera's on Richmond Road. You are welcome to stay for as long or short a time as
your schedule allows. No rsvp required.
The Vestry will meet this Sunday, October 3, at 12:30pm.
The 2010- 2011 Sunday School Year is well under way with lessons and
activities for children during the worship hour. Volunteers are needed to lead
or assist in classes. You may volunteer for one Sunday (or more) using the
sign up sheet posted on the Trinity Hall bulletin board. We are particulary seeking
volunteers for Sunday, October 24. Contact Lauren Fouts for more information regarding
CROP Walk Wrap-Up: It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon as 19 Walnut Hill children,
youth, and adults walked with several hundred others through the streets of Lexington raising
awareness and funds for hunger relief in central Kentucky and around the world. Thanks to
all who participated as walkers and/or sponsors, with special thanks to Nell Horman for her
work as Walnut Hill's team captain. Sponsorship and donation totals are currently be calculated.
The Walnut Hill Newsletter will soon be in the mail. Watch for it later this week. Special
thanks to Lisa Smith for her work as newsletter editor.
Peace to all.