February 19, 2020:
This Sunday, February 23, the lectionary focus (see below) is the
“Transfiguration of the Lord,” traditionally read on the Sunday before Ash
Wednesday (Lent). Its placement creates a rather stark contrast between
glory and struggle in the human experience. Frederick Buechner reflects
on the story…
It is as strange a scene as there is in the Gospels. Even without the voice
from the cloud to explain it, they had no doubt what they were witnessing.
It was Jesus of Nazareth all right, the man they’d tramped many a dusty
mile with…but it was also the Messiah, the Christ, in his glory. It was the
holiness of the man shining through his humanness…
Even with us something like that happens once in a while. The face of a
man walking his child in the park, of a woman picking peas in the garden,
of sometimes even the unlikeliest person listening to a concert…Every once
and so often, something so touching, so incandescent, so alive transfigures
the human face that it’s almost beyond bearing.
*The lectionary texts for February 23, the Transfiguration of the Lord…
Sunday Conversations continue this Sun, Feb 23, 10am, in Trinity Hall
as we talk about The Transfiguration and other Tales. What do we make
of these seemingly otherworldly stories about Jesus as are sometimes
found in the Gospels. What is their relevance for our living today?
Refreshment Hosts are needed for the Sundays of March and beyond.
Visit the online sign-up sheet to find a Sunday convenient to you, or check
out the traditional sign-up sheets in the Sanctuary foyer and Trinity Hall.
Thanks to all our hosts!
Youth (middle/high school) are invited to dinner out this evening, Feb 19.
Contact Lauren Fouts for more information and/or to rsvp.
…Nature’s Wonders is the title of a new display at the Creation Care table.
Stop by to have a look and pick up a “take home copy” to share with your
family and friends.
…Love in a Time of Climate Change is the title of a book that will be a
resource for a Lenten study, “Honoring/Loving God by Honoring/Loving
Creation,” beginning Sun, March 1. You can pick up a complimentary
copy of the book at the Creation Care bookshelf in Trinity Hall.
…Up to date recycling information for those living in Fayette County is
available on the Creation Care table. Recycling is a simple earth care
practice in which everyone can have a part.
The 11th annual Tennis Classic to benefit the Kid’s Cancer Alliance
will be held on Fri, Feb 21, 6:30pm, at the Lexington Tennis Center.
Walnut Hill Church is a sponsor ($500) of this event that provides camp
and other programs for pediatric cancer patients and families. Visit
Tennis Classic for program information and silent auction bidding.
The One Great Hour of Sharing begins on Wed, Feb 26. Pick up your
OGHS collection box this Sunday, or make one for your household. For
more information regarding this Lent/Easter offering, visit OGHS .
Her Way of Love is the title of a “virtual” Lenten retreat featuring the
wisdom of early Christian teachers known as the “Desert Mothers.” One
of the retreat contributors is Lori-Lyn Hurley, artist and writer, and also
the daughter of our own Angela and Carl Hurley. Visit Her Way of Love
for more information.
Walnut Hill Bike Ride 2020 – It is time to get started planning this year’s
Walnut Hill Bike Ride. The ride date has been set for Sat, June 27. Mark
the date on your calendar and watch for more details on how you can
participate, spread the news, and/or volunteer.
Cathedral Domain – Speaking of summer, it is not too early to think about
your child/youth attending a summer camp program at Cathedral Domain.
Look for summer camp brochures on the bulletin board in Trinity Hall.
Remember that Walnut Hill sponsors half the cost of camp for any Walnut
Hill child/youth attending a Cathedral Domain summer camp program.
Peace to all.