Friday, February 15, 2019

Sunday at Walnut Hill Church

This Sunday, February 17, at Walnut Hill Church…

Being Disciples, 10am, Trinity Hall

Holiness & Life in the Spirit

This Sunday we will discuss two aspects of discipleship:
"Holiness" and "Life in the Spirit." We might be surprised
to learn that holiness is less about being good than about
simply being human, and at the core of the spiritual life
are simple kindness and generosity.

Morning Worship, 11am, Sanctuary

Sermon - A Different "Beatitude"

Prayers for President's Day

Faith Formation, 11am, Trinity Hall

Nursery Care and Classes for Children and Youth

Tweens Class - "The Beatitudes" (Matthew 5:3-12)

After Worship Gathering, Noon, Trinity Hall

All are invited to gather for fellowship and refreshments.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Walnut Hill Church Weekly Letter

Wednesday, February 13, 2014

Greetings to all!

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, an occasion to remember and celebrate our 
most personal relationships.  Whether embodied in the traditional patterns 
with which many of us grew up, or in the newer patterns that are found today, 
mutually caring and respectful relationships are critical for the full experience 
of what it means to be human.  So take some time tomorrow, in whatever way 
might be appropriate to the relationship, to celebrate and thank those persons 
in your life who help you to experience the best of what it means to be human.

The lectionary texts for February 17, the 6th Sunday after Epiphany…

Being Disciples, an exploration of the Christian life based on the book by 
Rowan Williams, continues this Sun, Feb 17, 10am, as we discuss "Holiness" 
and "Life in the Spirit" (chapters 4 & 6).  Use reply email to request chapter 
notes in advance of Sunday's conversation.

Walking Through Scripture, a practice of reading the Sunday lectionary 
texts (see above) in advance of Sunday morning, is ongoing.  The next 
"Walking Guide," a pamphlet listing the Sunday readings for the season ahead, 
is available in the Sanctuary foyer. Now is also an opportunity to subscribe to 
Mike Ward's weekly introduction and commentary on the Sunday readings. Use 
reply email to subscribe.

Hosts - Opportunities to host our after worship gathering are available in the 
late winter and spring, beginning Feb 24.  Visit the online sign-up sheet or the 
sign-up sheets in the Sanctuary and Trinity Hall for your chance to host an after 
worship gathering.  Thanks to Vestry members for their gracious hospitality 
last Sunday.

Seeking Guitarist - We are currently seeking a guitarist to provide music
accompaniment for our Easter Sunrise Service (Apr 21).  Use reply email to
make referrals (including self-referrals).

In the neighborhood…
*Holy Conversation: Immigration, the Church, and Finding the Purple 
Zone is a program at Pisgah Church (Woodford Co) on Sat, Feb 16, 9am.  
The program features Dr. Leah Schade of Lexington Theological Seminary.  
Visit Academy for more information.
*A Taste of Judaism, a three-part introduction to Jewish spirituality, ethics 
and community begins Wed, Feb 20, 6pm, at Temple Adath Israel (Lexington).  
Contact TAI for more information.
*The 10th Annual Charity Tennis Event benefitting the Kids Cancer Alliance 
will be held on Fri, Feb 22, 6:30pm, at the Lexington Tennis Club.  Walnut Hill 
Church has been a multi-year sponsor of this event. Visit Tennis Tournament 
for more information.
*Prayer in Action Days, a program of information, prayer, and advocacy 
regarding issues before the KY General Assembly are ongoing each Tues 
(thru Mar 12), 9:30am, in the Capitol Annex Bldg (room#117) in Frankfort.  
Visit Prayer in Action Days for more information.

Peace to all.

Mike Ward




Friday, February 8, 2019

Sunday at Walnut Hill Church

This Sunday, February 10, at Walnut Hill Church…

Being Disciples, 10am, Trinity Hall

Forgiveness

Being Disciples, an exploration of life as disciples of
Jesus, continues with a conversation about "forgiveness,"
an essential aspect of our lives as disciples, and as
human beings.

Morning Worship, 11am, Sanctuary

Sermon - Glimpsing the Holy
Text - Isaiah 6:1-8

Faith Formation, 11am, Trinity Hall

Nursery care and classes for children and youth.

Elementary -  "The Miraculous Catch" (Luke 5:1-11) as
the disciples are called to become fishers of people. 

Tweens - "The Lord is Our Keeper" (Psalm 23) and
celebrating God's love with hand chimes. 

Youth - "The Miraculous Catch" (Luke 5:1-11) as the
disciples are invited to become fishers of people. 


After Worship Gathering, Noon, Trinity Hall

All are invited to gather for fellowship and refreshments.
Vestry members will be hosting this Sunday's gathering.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Walnut Hill Church Weekly Letter

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Greetings to all!

In a recent (Jan 30) issue of the Christian Century, Peter Marty writes of 
his gratitude, shared by many pastors, for all those persons who fill the 
pews on Sunday morning…

So why the gratitude?  Well, these people are part of the deep joy of the 
day. Their presence affects me personally.  Even if they're passing through 
as guests who may never return, we still get to feel the bonds of affection.  
Their eyes are honest. Their hearts are warm.  They've sung and prayed. 
They've deliberately hit the pause button on life, stopping to honor God. 
Had they not shown up, our whole congregational experience would have 
been different…On this day, they lent a particular shape to the community, 
which will never again replicate itself in identical fashion. For that I am 
grateful.

The lectionary texts for February 10, the 5th Sunday after Epiphany…

Being Disciples, an exploration of life as followers of Jesus Christ,
continues this Sun, Feb 10, 10am, as we consider the experience and
practice of "Forgiveness."  For those following along in Rowan Williams' 
book, Being Disciples, it is chapter 3.  

Walking Through Scripture, a practice of reading the Sunday lectionary 
texts (see above) in advance of Sunday morning, is ongoing.  The next 
"Walking Guide," a pamphlet listing the Sunday readings for the season 
ahead, will be available in the Sanctuary foyer this Sunday, February 10.  
Now is also an opportunity to subscribe to Mike Ward's weekly introduction 
and commentary on the Sunday readings. Use reply email to subscribe.

"SOUP"ER BOWL wrap up - The Patriots beat the Rams in Atlanta on
Sunday evening, but on Sunday morning everyone was a winner at Walnut 
Hill as delicious soup combined with a generous congregation to raise $560 
in support of hunger relief in central/eastern Kentucky via God's Pantry
Thanks to all our soup chefs, soup tasters, and donors for this wonderful 
occasion and result.

BISHOP'S VISIT - Walnut Hill was blessed last Sunday to welcome the 
Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, 
who shared with us from the scriptures as well as his several decades of 
experience in Mozambique. A contribution ($400) in Bishop Mark's honor 
is being sent to support the work of the Diocese Reading Camp.  Thanks 
also to several young people who shared in worship leadership last Sunday.  
Their presence and participation was a blessing to all.

In the neighborhood…
*Prayer in Action Days, a program of information, prayer, and 
advocacy regarding issues before the KY General Assembly are ongoing 
each Tues (thru Mar 12), 9:30am, in the Capitol Annex Bldg (room#117) in 
Frankfort.  Visit Prayer in Action Days for more information.
*Holy Conversation: Immigration, the Church, and Finding the 
Purple Zone is a program at Pisgah Church in Woodford County on Sat, 
Feb 16, 9am - Noon.  The program features Dr. Leah Schade of Lexington 
Theological Seminary.  Visit Academy for more information.
*A Taste of Judaism, a three-part introduction to Jewish spirituality, 
ethics and community begins Wed, Feb 20, 6pm, at Temple Adath Israel 
in Lexington.  Contact TAI for more information.

Peace to all.

Mike Ward


Friday, February 1, 2019

Sunday at Walnut Hill Church

This Sunday, February 3, at Walnut Hill Church…

WELCOMING BISHOP MARK

"SOUP"ER BOWL SUNDAY


Sunday Conversation, 10am, Trinity Hall

Visiting With Bishop Mark

We will enjoy some informal conversation with Mark 
Van Koevering, Bishop Provisional of the Episcopal 
Diocese of Lexington.

(nursery care available for young children)

Morning Worship, 11am, Sanctuary

Preaching - Bishop Mark Van Koevering
The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Faith Formation, 11am, Trinity Hall

Nursery Care and Faith Formation for Children

Youth (middle/high school) are invited to remain in 
worship this Sunday for the sacrament of Holy
Communion.

"SOUP"ER BOWL, Noon, Trinity Hall

All are invited to enjoy soup donated by Walnut Hill 
soup chefs and make a donation to support hunger 
relief in central Kentucky and beyond.