Apr. 14, 2021:
Thirteen months after the pandemic began, Walnut Hill Church worship returns to the
Sanctuary on Sunday, April 18. This decision is not made lightly and comes with the
awareness that covid-19 continues to disrupt and threaten lives. With that awareness,
we request 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
you and your household. We require that masks be worn and social distancing maintained
by all persons attending. We ask that you contact the church office by reply email or by
phone (859-263-5304) if you anticipate attending, so that we might plan accordingly.
Children/youth are invited to go directly to Trinity Hall for lesson and activities as planned
by Amanda. Please note that seating will be on a first come/first seated basis, and that
when the Sanctuary’s socially distant capacity is reached, overflow will be invited to Trinity
Hall for shared viewing of the service live stream. For those who cannot or choose not to
attend at this time, the Facebook live stream service will continue to be available. Thank
you for your patience with these covid protocols as we seek to provide a welcoming and
safe worship environment.
The lectionary texts for Sunday, April 18, the Third Sunday of Easter…
Wednesday “Virtual” Fellowship continues today, April 14, 1pm, via zoom. Use reply
email to request sign in details.
Seeking VOLUNTEERS – As we look forward to a return to in-person worship and
activities, we are aware that Amanda can only be in one class at one time. With that
reality in mind, we are seeking volunteers to help lead our elementary age class. Sunday
volunteers will be provided all they need (lesson plans, activities, etc) to spend a wonderful
and volunteer for a Sunday or two. Amanda will follow up with you regarding the details.
The children will enjoy your presence, and you will enjoy them.
“Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored” is the theme of this year’s Ecumenical
Advocacy Days, April 18-21. This year’s EAD will be virtual, making it possible to
attend from wherever you might be. As an expression of our shared commitment to
creation care, Walnut Hill will sponsor any Member/Friend who attends. Simply let us
know of your plans, and the church will reimburse your registration fee. Use reply email
or visit Imagine!
for more information and/or registration.
Cathedral Domain, the camp and conference center of the Episcopal Diocese of
Lexington, anticipates resuming its in-person camp program this summer. Certain
covid protocols will be in place. Walnut Hill youth are eligible to participate in Domain
programs, and Walnut Hill will sponsor 1/2 the camp fee for any Walnut Hill child/youth.
Backpack Ministry – Walnut Hill continues delivering 50 backpacks per week for
students at Brenda Cowan Elementary School. Your donation of food items (see list below)
or dollars will help us complete our 2020-2021 school year commitment. Food items may
be brought to the church on Saturday or Sunday mornings. To donate dollars, make a
check payable to Walnut Hill Church (memo: Backpacks) or visit Walnut Hill Church’s
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.
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WALNUT HILL BACKPACK MINISTRY – WHAT WE NEED?
FOOD CUPS (individual servings) -fruit, applesauce, etc.
-mashed potatoes, mac-n-cheese -vegetables
MICROWAVEABLE MEALS (individual servings)
-Hormel, Chef Boy-R-Dee, Dinty Moore, etc
BREAKFAST FOODS (individual servings)
-instant oatmeal -variety cereals
-shelf stable milk
-peanut butter, cheese crackers, etc -fruit snacks
-ramen noodles (individual servings)
-precooked rice packets (individual servings)
-small canned (must have pop tops) veggies & meats like “beanie weenies”, etc