Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Walnut Hill Church Weekly Letter

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Greetings to all!

We are currently in the middle of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,
an annual observance exploring the unity of the Church across political, 
ethnic, cultural, and theological boundaries.  Each year a different part
of the church is invited to select a theme for reflection by the church
around the world.  This year's theme, "Justice and Only Justice You Shall
Pursue" (Deuteronomy 16:18-20) was selected by Christians in Indonesia.
Be in prayer this week that the Church might find unity in the Spirit of
Christ and be united in the pursuit of justice around the world.  For more
information regarding this observance, visit Week of Prayer .

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Walnut Hill members and friends
are invited to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  with sisters 
and brothers from our neighboring congregations this Sun, Jan 27, 7pm, 
at Pax Christi Catholic Church (corner of Man-O-War & Victoria Way).

The lectionary texts for January 27, the Third Sunday after Epiphany…

Being Disciples, an exploration of the experience of following Christ,
continues this Sun, Jan 27, 10am, as we discuss "Faith, Hope, and
Love," and their relationship to intellect, memory, and will.  (chapter two 
in Rowan Williams' book, Being Disciples)

"Soup"er Bowl Sunday is coming on Sun, Feb 3, after morning worship.
Super Bowl Sunday provides an opportunity to enjoy some delicious
soup and make a donation to support hunger relief in central Kentucky
and beyond.  In anticipation of the day, Walnut Hill "soup chefs" are
invited to bring a pot of their favorite soup to share.  Use reply email
or contact Lauren Fouts to volunteer a pot of soup.

The Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of
Lexington, will visit Walnut Hill Church on Sun, Feb 3. "Bishop Mark"
will join us for informal conversation at 10am and preach at our 11am
service.  For more information regarding Bishop Van Koevering, visit
the . You might want to visit the Diocese Facebook page
to see Bishop Mark's post (Jan 20) regarding the events in Washington
involving Kentucky high school students.

Special thanks to all those who helped make it possible for us to
gather for worship on a wintry morning last Sunday including Bernie
Hartung and Associates for an emergency furnace repair on Saturday,
Down to Earth Landscaping for clearing the driveway and sidewalks
early Sunday morning, and the team of Horn, Hensley, Hanna, Snow,
and Wharton, for providing wonderful after worship refreshments.  The
weather was frightful, but the fellowship was delightful!

Peace to all.

Mike Ward

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