Greetings to All!
The Labor Day holiday provides an occasion to reflect on the work we do, whether paid or
unpaid, with our hands or our minds, in our homes, offices, factories and fields. Consider
these thoughts from Thomas Merton…
The requirements of a work to be done can be understood as the will of God. If I am
supposed to hoe a garden or make a table, then I will be obeying God if I am true to the
task I am performing. To do the work carefully and well, with love and respect for the nature
of my task and with due attention to its purpose, is to unite myself with God's will in my work.
In this way I become His instrument. God works through me … Unnatural, frantic, anxious
work, work done under pressure of greed or fear or any other inordinate passion, cannot
properly speaking be dedicated to God, because God never wills such work directly. God
may permit that through no fault of our own we may have to work madly and distractedly,
due to our sins and to the sins of the society in which we live. In that case we must tolerate
it and make the best of what we cannot avoid. But let us not be blind to the distinction
between sound, healthy work and unnatural toil.
(as found in A Book of Hours)
The lectionary texts for Sunday, September 4…
Philemon 1 - 21
Prayer for the Care of Creation - Walnut Hill members and friends are invited to a liturgy
of prayer for the care of creation on Wednesday, August 31, 6:30pm, at St. Andrew Orthodox
Church (1136 Higbee Mill Rd). This service is sponsored by the South Lexington Ecumenical
Cooperative and hosted by the St. Andrew congregation.
Sunday Conversations continue this Sunday, September 4, 10am, in Trinity Hall. Sunday's
conversation will feature a video titled, "The Dancing God." Come enjoy a cup of coffee, join
the conversation, or just listen in.
The Walnut Hill Choir returns on Sunday, September 4, for our celebration of Holy Communion.
This might be a good time to add your voice to the Walnut Hill Choir. Use reply email if you
would like more information, or simply arrive at 10am for Sunday morning practice/warm up.
Hosts are needed for our after worship refreshments for upcoming Sundays including this
Sunday, September 4. Use reply email or visit the online sign up sheet to host a Sunday during
the fall season.
Fall Potluck- The Fall Potluck is coming on Sunday, September 18, Noon, in Trinity Hall. Bring
a salad, side dish, or dessert and join us for this delicious Walnut Hill tradition.
The 2016 CROP Walk is scheduled for Sunday, September 25, 3pm, at Second Presbyterian
Church. All ages are invited to be part of the Walnut Hill team as we walk three miles through
downtown to raise awareness and dollars for hunger relief in Lexington and around the world.
Exploring Our Spirituality Through Prayer is the theme of a day-retreat to be held at Walnut
Hill Church on Saturday, October 15, 9am - 3pm. Mark the date on your calendar and watch for
Nursery Caregiver Opening - Walnut Hill is currently seeking an individual to serve as a
Sunday morning nursery caregiver (10:30am - 12:30pm). Candidates must be at least 18 years
of age and pass a criminal background check. Contact the church office (263-5304) for more
information or to refer a possible candidate.
Kroger Community Rewards - August is re-enrollment month for the Community Rewards
program through which Walnut Hill has received over $1,000 in the past year. Participants
must re-enroll and designate Walnut Hill to continue receiving the benefit of your shopping.
Visit "Community Rewards" or call 800-576-4377 to re-enroll or to enroll for the first time.
Walnut Hill Church's organization number is 46525. Contact the church office if you have any
questions regarding your participation.
Peace to all.