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

Greetings to all!

Nov. 11, 2020:

Today is Veterans Day, an occasion to honor and thank men and women who have
offered themselves in military service to our nation.  Different from Memorial Day,
on which we remember those who died in the line of duty, Veterans Day acknowledges
all who have served, in wartime and in peacetime, to maintain our security as a nation.
Whenever I think of Veterans Day, I am reminded of the words of Abraham Lincoln in
his 2nd Inaugural Address, particularly the call to “care for” those who have served,
veterans, as well as their dependents and survivors.
…let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care
for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan – to do all
which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with
all nations.
Loving our Neighbors – With the resurgence of COVID-19 in our state and nation, the 
time is NOW for all persons to adopt practices that will promote public health, including
the wearing of face coverings in public spaces, practicing social distancing, following
guidance by public health officials, and encouraging others to do the same. Let us do
this as an expression of love for our neighbors as well as ourselves. Visit the Walnut Hill
Facebook or Instagram page to see a “Mask Up” sign commissioned by and planted at
Walnut Hill.  Use reply email if you would like a sign to post at your home or business.
The lectionary texts for November 15, 2020, the 24th Sunday after Pentecost…
Online Services Only – We have returned to online services only through December.
For the time being, there will no in person Sunday morning gathering.  This online
only practice will be reviewed after the New Year and/or as coronavirus conditions permit.
Use reply email or contact the church office (859-263-5304) if you have questions or
concerns.  Thank you for your understanding and patience during these days.
Wednesday “Virtual” Fellowship gatherings continue today (Nov 11) at 1pm, via the
zoom meeting platform.  Use reply email to request sign-in details. “See” you then.
The Annual Meeting of the Congregation of Walnut Hill Church will be held on Sun,
Nov 15, Noon, via the Zoom meeting platform.  Members/Friends will be able to
participate via internet or regular phone.  The Meeting Packet has now been posted
to the Walnut Hill website. Use this link, website (click on “2020 Congregational Meeting”),
to access the meeting packet. Use reply email or call the church office (859-263-5304)
with your questions regarding the meeting and/or your participation.
Peace, Justice, Joy, and Salvation: An Advent Study is the title of our next
“distance learning” opportunity beginning Tues, Dec 1.  Registration is now open by
reply email.  Participants will receive a weekly study guide and an invitation to
participate in “virtual” discussion sessions.
Backpack Ministry – Walnut Hill has committed to provide weekend food backpacks
this school year for students at Brenda Cowan Elementary School. We are currently
providing 50 “backpacks” for students each week.  Pasted below this email is a list of
requested food items.  Food items may be dropped at the church on Saturday/Sunday
mornings, or contact the church office to arrange a convenient drop off or pick up of
food items.  Visit Backpack Ministry for additional 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 (859-263-5304) to
schedule a visit.
Peace to all.
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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WALNUT HILL BACKPACK MINISTRY – WHAT WE NEED?

FOOD CUPS (individual servings) -fruit, applesauce, etc.

-mashed potatoes, mac-n-cheese -vegetables
-soups
-puddings

MICROWAVEABLE MEALS (individual servings)

-Hormel, Chef Boy-R-Dee, Dinty Moore, etc

BREAKFAST FOODS (individual servings)

-instant oatmeal -variety cereals

-shelf stable milk

SNACK FOODS 

-granola bars
-peanut butter, cheese crackers, etc -fruit snacks

OTHER ITEMS

-ramen noodles (individual servings)
-precooked rice packets (individual servings)
-small canned (must have pop tops) veggies & meats like “beanie weenies”, etc

-individual juice drinks (orange, apple, fruit)

(No glass, family sized items, or perishables)

Bring items to Walnut Hill on Sunday mornings, or call the church (263-5304) 

to arrange delivery or pick-up.

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