Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Walnut Hill Church Weekly Letter

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Greetings to all!

With the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday upcoming, consider
these thoughts from Dr. King regarding nonviolence as a strategy 
for social change.

I've decided that I'm going to do battle for my philosophy.  You
ought to believe something in life, believe that thing so fervently
that you will stand up with it till the end of your days.  I can't make
myself believe that God wants me to hate.  I'm tired of violence.
And I'm not going to let my oppressor dictate to me what method
I must use.  We have a power, power that can't be found in Molotov 
cocktails, but we do have a power.  Power that cannot be found in 
bullets and guns, but we have a power.  It is a power as old as the 
insights of Jesus of Nazareth and as modern as the techniques of 
Mahatma Gandhi.
(from The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.)

The lectionary texts for Sunday, January 19 ...
Isaiah 49:1-7
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John 1:29-42

Men's Coffee - Walnut Hill men are invited to gather for coffee
each Saturday morning, 8am, at Paneras on Richmond Road.
Feel free to stop by for as long or short a time as your schedule
allows.  No rsvp required.

Sunday Conversations continue this Sunday, Jan 19, 10am, in
Trinity Hall.  Our focus for this Sunday's conversation will be the
1964 "March on Frankfort," a lesser known but nonetheless 
significant moment in the civil rights movement.

The Church's 7 Deadly Secrets book discussion will be held on
Sun, Jan 19, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, at the Brockopp residence.  This
Sunday's discussion will focus on chapters 1 & 2.

Youth (middle & high school) are invited to walk in the 
"Freedom March" being held in downtown Lexington on Mon, 
Jan 20, to commemorate the MLK, Jr. Holiday.  Use reply
email for more information regarding participating in the march
with other Walnut Hill youth.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed with
an ecumenical worship service on Sun, Jan 26, 7pm, at Pax
Christi Catholic Church.  This service is sponsored by the
Lexington ecumenical cooperative of which Walnut Hill Church
is a member congregation.

Kentucky General Assembly - The first step to participating
in the legislative process is being informed.  You can stay 
informed by subscribing to the KY Council of Churches' "capwiz" 
program, which provides legislative alerts regarding issues
being followed by the KCC.  Visit "capwiz sign-up" to register
for legislative alerts and other resources.

Peace to all.

Mike Ward

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