Greetings to all!
The body of the Rev. Billy Graham is currently lying in honor in the U.S. Capitol, an
honor reserved to a relatively few persons. In his book,The Good Life, the Rev. Peter
Gomes reflects on the second of two visits (this one in 1999) the Rev. Graham made to
Harvard University. The Rev. Gomes, who had invited the Rev. Graham on both occasions,
recalled that the Memorial Church was filled to capacity, many students having camped
overnight outside the chapel in order to get a seat.
He looked tired, his body did not seem entirely under his control, the lion's mane of golden
hair was now white, and in repose he showed the scars and wounds of fifty years on the
front lines for Christ. When he began to speak, however, the years seemed to roll away,
that liquid magic in his voice began to flow, and his eyes sparkled as of old. His opening
words were, "I know I am going to die soon, but that doesn't scare me. Does it scare you?"
Then he preached the confident gospel he has shared with the world for half a century.
What made him confident was his confidence in the promises of God: that was his sure
conviction, and on such foundation was based the only hope worth having, as
unreasonable as it was indispensable. We had come to hear and to see something of his
hope, and our hope was that we might acquire a little of that hope for ourselves…It is this
hope that causes people to give their lives. It is this hope that makes people sleep outdoors
all night so that they can be invited by hope to hope in the morning.
The lectionary texts for March 4, the Third Sunday in Lent…
Gnosticism Goes to the Movies, an exploration of ancient spirituality in modern cinema,
continues this Sun, Mar 4, 10am, in Trinity Hall. This Sunday's conversation focuses on
gnosticism as echoed in the letters of Paul. This Sunday's film is Dark City.
The annual meeting of the Walnut Hill Church Cemetery Association will be held on Sun,
Mar 4, immediately after morning worship. This year's meeting includes the consideration
of revised by-laws. Visit Cemetery By-Laws to view the document in advance.
Useful Information - Visit the "small table" in the Sanctuary foyer to find the following
…Directory Update - An update to the contact information section of the Walnut Hill
Church Directory is available to replace the previous contact information section of the Fall,
2018, church directory.
…2017 Financial Summary - A summary report of Walnut Hill's finances for 2017 is
available for your information and review.
…Cemetery Rules & Regulations - Copies of the Walnut Hill Church Cemetery Rules and
Regulations are available for your information. The "rules and regulations" include fee
schedules, guidelines regarding grave markers, etc.
You may also request the items above by reply email.
…to scouts, their leaders and parents for making "Scout Sunday" (Feb 18) a festive
…to youth and parents (17 strong) who formed the Walnut Hill team at last Sunday's
Burnamwood Bowl-a-Thon. Their participation yielded an $850 donation to support the
ministry of Camp Burnamwood.
Prayer in Action Days, a public advocacy program sponsored by the Kentucky Council
of Churches, continues on Tue, Mar 6, 9:30am, at the Capitol Annex Building in Frankfort.
This Tuesday's program will focus on the death penalty. 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 Theatre and Music Department of Eastern Kentucky University
is presenting the musical, The Secret Garden, Feb 28 - Mar 4. Walnut Hill member,
Spencer Horman, is among the cast. Visit The Secret Garden for show times, venue and
Peace to all.