Greetings to all!
This Sunday, October 4, is Ecumenical Sunday at Walnut Hill Church,
an opportunity for us to celebrate and explore our ecumenical identity.
We might begin that celebration and exploration by reflecting on the
Preamble to Walnut Hill's Constitution and By-Laws:
We, the members of 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, as a church, are a fellowship of believers who wish
to 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.
The Rev. Dr. Barbara Blodgett, Professor of Pastoral Leadership
at Lexington Theological Seminary, will be our special guest for
Ecumenical Sunday. Barbara will visit with us informally during the
10am hour and present the sermon during the 11am worship hour.
For more information regarding Dr. Blodgett, visit the LTS Website .
Sunday Conversations continue this Sun, Oct 4, 10am, in Trinity
Hall. Barbara Blodgett will be our guest for conversation around the
topic, "The Agile Church," from a recent book authored by Dwight
Zscheile. Come enjoy a cup of coffee, join the conversation, or just
Worship … God, Can We Talk?, 10am, in Trinity Hall - Children are
invited to explore the experience of "worship." Over the next several
Sundays, we will explore the words, music, symbols, and sacraments
that help us connect with God, each other, and ourselves.
EOS FALL 2015 - Exploring Our Spirituality (EOS) returns for its
eighth season with a study titled, "Following Jesus - A New Look."
Six weeks of EOS themed Sunday Conversations, morning worship,
and small group fellowship are scheduled to begin on Sunday, Oct 11.
Small group registration is open now. Use reply email to inquire
about participating in an EOS small group on Sunday evening,
weekday evening, or weekday daytime.
Opportunities to host our after worship refreshments are available
for sign up via the Walnut Hill website. Visit the online sign up sheet
and consider hosting a Sunday between now and the end of the year.
Thanks to all our Sunday refreshment hosts.
CROP Walk Report: Fifteen "Walnuts" (all ages) participated in
the Lexington area CROP Walk last Sun, Sep 27. Their dedication
combined with the congregation's generosity to yield a $765
contribution from Walnut Hill Church to alleviate hunger locally
and globally. Thanks to all who were part of the Walnut Hill team.
Visit the Herald-Leader for a newspaper report regarding the CROP
Peace to all.