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859-263-5304 mward@walnuthillchurchky.org 575 Walnut Hill Rd., Lexington, KY 40515

Greetings to all!

May 5, 2021:

Like many things/events these days, Mother’s Day this Sunday has a special feeling about
it as many mothers/grandmothers will have the chance to be with children/grandchildren
from whom they were possibly separated last Mother’s Day, another reminder not to take
familiar people and ordinary relationships for granted.  Consider this prayer for your use…
Loving God:
For all the relationships and people
who give our lives substance and shape,
we are grateful.
For the privilege of being in each other’s
presence on special and ordinary days,
we are grateful.
For the opportunity to give and receive love
in our thoughts, words, and actions,
we are grateful.
Amen.
The lectionary texts for May 9, the Sixth Sunday of Easter…
Wednesday “Virtual” Fellowship continues today, May 5, 1pm, via zoom. Use reply
email to request sign in details.
IN-Sanctuary Worship continues on Sunday, May 9.  We are grateful for all those who
have attended our in-person worship and for their cooperation with our covid protocols
including…that those attending be free of any covid symptoms, have not been recently
exposed to anyone with the coronavirus, and have considered that attending is safe for
them and their household…that masks be worn and social distancing maintained by all
persons attending.  Children/youth are invited to go directly to Trinity Hall for lesson and
activities…Seating is on a first come/first seated basis.  If the Sanctuary’s socially
distanced capacity is reached, overflow will be invited to Trinity Hall for shared viewing of
the service live stream. So far we have been able to accommodate all persons in the
Sanctuary.  Use reply email or call the church office (859-263-5304) if you have questions
or comments regarding our In-Sanctuary worship experience and practices.
SPRING PICNIC – In lieu of our traditional spring potluck, you are invited to bring your
own picnic on Sunday, May 23, to enjoy on the church lawn with fellow church members
and friends.  Watch for more details.
Seeking VOLUNTEERS –   We are grateful for several volunteers who have signed up
and/or served in our elementary age class. Sunday volunteers are provided all they need
(lesson plans, activities, etc) to spend a wonderful hour with the children. No previous
experience required. Visit the Sunday School Sign-Up and volunteer for a Sunday or two.
Congratulations Graduates!  As is our tradition, we would like to recognize Walnut
Hill youth who are graduating this spring, particularly High School graduates.  Let us
know if a youth in your household is graduating this year, so that we might celebrate
with her/him and your family.
Backpack Ministry – Walnut Hill completes its 2021 Backpack Ministry next week as
the school year ends on May 14.  We are grateful for all those who have donated time,
food items, or dollars to make this ministry possible.  Watch for a year end report soon.
A “Virtual” Retreat – The Nazareth Retreat Center (Nazareth, KY) is offering a virtual
retreat, Consolation in a Time of Loss with Mary Oliver. on Saturday, July 17, led by
Jonathan Montaldo.  Visit Nazareth Retreat Center for more information.
A  Visit?  Mike is available for in-person visits (with appropriate social distance and
face coverings) at your request.  Use reply email or call the church office (263-5304)
to schedule a visit.
Peace,
Mike Ward
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…the Walnut Hill website
…the Walnut Hill Facebook page
…the Walnut Hill Instagram page

…the Walnut Hill online giving portal

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