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Greetings to all!

Feb. 24, 2021: This week continues our distance learning series, “Unpacking a Legacy,” as we consider ways to memorialize and go forward from our past.  Below is the concluding paragraph of this week’s session materials… In our opening conversation we defined a “legacy” as “something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past.”  To “unpack” something, beyond simply removing items from a container, is to “explain or examine something in order to make its meaning clearer.”…

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Feb. 22, 2021: Thanks to all those who connected to our online worship post on Sunday, actually three posts: one featuring the scripture, sermon (“Thirty-two Words”), and prayer for the First Sunday in Lent, as well as two song posts featuring traditional lenten folk songs, “What Wondrous Love Is This,” and “Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley.”  Special thanks to Amanda for making these posts possible, as well as adding the music selections.  You can view the posts on the Walnut…

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This Sunday, February 21, “at” Walnut Hill Church…

Feb. 19, 2021: THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT Note:  All services, resources, and activities online this Sunday. RESOURCES ONLINE Scripture, Sermon, and Prayer - Visit the Sermons page of the Walnut Hill website for an audio recording of scripture, sermon, and prayer for the day. Homily - THIRTY-TWO WORDS Text - Mark 1:9-15 Worship & Study Resources - Visit the Newsletter/Resources page of the Walnut Hill Church website for… -an outline for Morning Worship, which may be used with the audio Scripture, Sermon, and Prayer and/or our Facebook service. -a…

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Greetings to all!

Feb. 17, 2021: Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.  For many persons, Ash Wednesday might ordinarily include attending an Ash Wednesday service, with the “imposition of ashes” upon the forehead as a reminder of one’s humanity and mortality.  Like other traditional activities these days, the receiving of ashes will be deferred until next year for many worshipers. Perhaps a portion of a poem can help us mark the day… So let us be marked not for sorrow and…

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Feb. 15, 2021: Thanks to all those who connected to our Sunday live stream worship on February 14.  Thanks to the Horman family (music) and Julie (live stream) for their service on Sunday. If you missed Sunday’s live stream, you can view it any time on the Walnut Hill Facebook page.  Thanks also to several children, along with Jacqueline and Amanda, who joined us for a worship zoom at 10am. Virtual fellowship gatherings continue Wednesdays, 1pm.   If you would like to participate, just let…

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This Sunday, February 14, “at” Walnut Hill Church…

Feb. 12, 2021: THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD Note:  All services, resources, and activities online this Sunday. RESOURCES ONLINE Scripture, Sermon, and Prayer - Visit the Sermons page of the Walnut Hill website for an audio recording of scripture, sermon, and prayer for the day. Sermon - SPEECHLESS Text -Mark 9:2-9 Worship & Study Resources - Visit the Newsletter/Resources page of the Walnut Hill Church website for… -an outline for Morning Worship, which may be used with the audio Scripture, Sermon, and Prayer and/or our Facebook Live service. -a…

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Greetings to all!

Feb. 10, 2021: Our distance learning series, Unpacking a Legacy, continues this week (see below) as we explore the racial experience of congregations like Walnut Hill. The 20th century black theologian/philosopher, Howard Thurman, reflected on the potential, largely unrealized, of the church as a “place" for the relationships needed to encourage racial reconciliation… Whatever [segregation] may do for those who dwell on either side of the wall, one thing is certain: it poisons all normal contacts of the persons involved.…

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Feb. 8, 2021: Thanks to all those who connected to our Sunday live stream worship on February 7.  Thanks to Angela (music), Amanda (live stream), and Ginger (flowers) for their service on Sunday. Thanks also to Margaret and Marlee who shared with us regarding the importance of Walnut Hill’s Backpack Ministry at Brenda Cowan Elementary School.  If you missed Sunday’s live stream, you can view it any time on the Walnut Hill Facebook page.  . Virtual fellowship gatherings continue Wednesdays, 1pm.   If you…

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This Sunday, February 7, “at” Walnut Hill Church…

Feb. 5, 2021: THE 5TH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY SOUP-ER BOWL RESOURCES ONLINE Scripture, Sermon, and Prayer - Visit the Sermons page of the Walnut Hill website for an audio recording of scripture, sermon, and prayer for the day. Sermon - THE FIRST DAY Text - Mark 1:29-39 Worship & Study Resources - Visit the Newsletter/Resources page of the Walnut Hill Church website for… -an outline for Morning Worship, which may be used with the audio Scripture, Sermon, and Prayer and/or our Facebook Live service. -a viewable/printable copy of the sermon The…

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Greetings to all!

Feb. 3, 2021: This week we begin Unpacking a Legacy (see below) left for us by Walnut Hill’s past.  Like opening an old trunk found in the attic, our exploration will likely reveal some surprises about our forebears as well as some insights regarding the community we are today, and lead to some thoughts about our life together as we move into the future.  This “unpacking” reminds me of a parable told by Jesus in which he described the faithful…

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