Greetings to all!
Health care, immigration, taxes, the environment … The list of issues before
legislators at the local, state, and national levels are endless, not to mention
being of great importance to our lives individually and together. We do well to
keep our elected leaders and others who serve in government in our prayers,
as well as encouraging them always to act for the common good, with particular
attention to the poor and powerless. Consider the following prayer for your use…
O Lord, our governor,
your glory shines throughout the world.
We commend our nation, our state, our city,
to your merciful care,
that we might live securely in peace
and might be guided by your providence.
Give to all in authority the wisdom and strength
to know your will and to do it.
Help them to remember that they are called
to serve the people with truth and justice;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(adapted from The Book of Common Worship)
The lectionary texts for February 4, the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany…
From Sanctuary to State House is the topic of this Sunday's 10am
conversation in Trinity Hall as we explore the intersection between
religion and public life, with particular attention to issues currently under
consideration by the Kentucky General Assembly.
"SOUP"ER BOWL SUNDAY - This Sun, Feb 4, is "Soup"er Bowl Sunday
at Walnut Hill. Join us after worship for a bowl of delicious soup and make
a donation to support the work of God's Pantry . Use reply email to let
us know if you would like to provide a pot of soup for the occasion.
Gnosticism Goes to the Movies is the title of a series of conversations
beginning Sunday, February 11, as we explore some ancient ideas to be
found in contemporary films. In anticipation of our Feb 11 conversation,
you might want to view The Truman Show and/or The Matrix.
Directory Update - We are currently in the process of updating the
recently published Walnut Hill Church directory. Please use reply email
to share any new or corrected address/contact information for your
household. An updated address/contact information section of the
directory will soon be made available.
Mission Experience 2018 (?) - We are currently exploring the possibility
of a Walnut Hill Mission Experience later this year to follow-up our 2017
Mission Experience. We are again exploring the possibility of a Fri -Sun
experience for youth and adults. Use reply email to indicate your interest.
Prayer in Action Days, a public advocacy program sponsored by the
Kentucky Council of Churches, continues on Tue, Feb 6, 9:30am, at the
Capitol Annex Building (Rm#129) in Frankfort. This Tuesday's program
will focus on worker's rights/wages. Visit Prayer in Action Days for
information regarding upcoming Prayer in Action gatherings and check
out the bulletin board in Trinity Hall for information from previous gatherings.
In the Community - The 9th Annual Charity Tennis Tournament to benefit
Indian Summer Camp (for children/youth with cancer) will be held on Fri,
Feb 23, 6:30pm at the Lexington Tennis Club. Visit Barb's story to read
about a Walnut Hill connection to Indian Summer Camp. Walnut Hill will
be a sponsor of this year's event in the amount of $500.
Peace to all.