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

Greetings to all!

Sept. 8, 2021:

Saturday, September 11, is the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center and
the Pentagon, as well as another target undamaged thanks to the heroism of passengers aboard
United Flight 93. This Saturday has been described as a day for remembering, and I am sure it will
be such a day for many persons in our nation and around the world. I have heard that when it comes
to remembering traumatic events (public or private) our memories of those events, the stories we tell
ourselves and others about them, eventually become more real to us than the original events
themselves.  Each time we remember, the stories we tell can help us heal, or traumatize us anew.
May our remembering and the stories we share this Saturday, help us heal as individuals, as a nation,
and as a world.
The lectionary texts for September 12, the 16th Sunday after Pentecost…
WORSHIP OUTDOORS, SEPTEMBER 12 – Weather permitting, Morning Worship this Sunday,
Sep 12, 11am, will be outdoors on the church lawn.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket for your use.
Masks are encouraged, but optional, for all persons attending.  In the event of rain, the service
will be held in the Sanctuary and masks will be required for all persons.
A SPECIAL GUEST – This Sun, Sep 12, Ms. Meghan Talley, Program Director of the Nathaniel
Mission, will be our guest.  At 10am, Meghan will visit with us regarding the Mission’s ministry
during these COVID times and beyond. Meghan will also offer brief remarks during the 11am
worship hour.  The Nathaniel Mission has long history of service to the individuals, households,
and neighborhoods of Lexington’s west side and beyond.  For more information about its various
ministries, visit www.nathanielmission.com.
Seeking VOLUNTEERS –   Volunteers are needed to lead our elementary-age class on Sunday
mornings (11am). No previous experience required, and volunteers are provided all the materials
needed for the hour. Visit the Sunday School Sign-Up to volunteer for a Sunday, including this
Sun, Sep 12. Contact Amanda Schmoll for more information.
The Walnut Hill Church Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting on Sun, Sep 12, 
Noon. All Members/Friends of Walnut Hill Church are members of the cemetery association and
are encouraged to attend.  Visit Cemetery Meeting Packet to review meeting materials in advance.
FOLLOW ME is the title an adult faith formation program being offered at Walnut Hill this fall. This
program includes the study of spiritual practices used and taught by Jesus.  Participants receive
a workbook for their own reflection and the invitation to share discoveries and questions with
others.  Use reply email to register or request more information.  We anticipate beginning the
Follow Me program on Sunday, September 19.
Seeking “Live Streamer” – We are currently seeking a volunteer to be part of the team providing
live stream video access to our Sunday services.  Training is provided. No previous experience
required.  Use reply email to volunteer or to request more information.
Seeking Nursery Caregiver – Walnut Hill is currently seeking a paid child caregiver to staff our
Sunday morning (11am) nursery.  This is an excellent opportunity for an adult who enjoys working
with young children.  For more information, to refer a possible candidate, or to apply, contact Mike
Ward or Amanda Schmoll.
The Backpack Ministry at Brenda Cowan Elementary School is ongoing, 40 backpacks per week.
The food collection bin is now available on Sunday mornings to receive your donated items.  The
list of requested items is pasted below this newsletter. You can also help “hands on” with…
Backpack Assembly – 1st Sundays, 1:30pm. Visit the sign up sheet in the Sanctuary foyer
(or use reply email) to volunteer.  Requires about 1 hour of time.  Thanks to Margaret, John, Ruth, 
Dave, and Mike for their backpack assembly work in September.
…Backpack Staging – Moving backpacks from assembly area to pick-up location.  Requires
less than 15 minutes.  Contact Margaret Wharton or use reply email to volunteer.
Summer Lights is an online organ recital featuring a variety of organists presenting a variety
of music genres.  Included in the recital are two selections recorded at Walnut Hill Church
by Lynn Vera, who recently supplied the organ at Walnut Hill during Angela’s absence.  We are
happy to share the links for the video (Summer Lights Video) as well the recital program
(Summer Lights Program).  Congratulations to Lynn and her colleagues on this production!
Walnut Hill Christmas Cards – It might not be too early to think about Christmas, particularly
your choice of greeting cards for the season.  With that in mind, we are reissuing the Walnut Hill
Church Christmas Card.  Cards will be printed according to order at a cost of $10/10 cards and
envelopes. Visit WHC Christmas Card to see the cover and inside greeting.   Use reply email
to order your cards.
Brunch & Bellinis, a fund raising brunch and silent auction to benefit Buckhorn Children’s Center
(Buckhorn, KY), will be held on Sat, Sep 25, 11am – 1pm, at the Idle Hour Country Club.  Cost is
$25/person.  Contact Nellie Wilkinson (nellie.d.wilkinson@gmail.com) for reservations.  Visit the
Buckhorn Facebook page for more information.
September Greetings – Visit September Greetings to view our most recent printed newsletter.
Peace,
Mike Ward
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Find Walnut Hill online at…
…the Walnut Hill website
…the Walnut Hill Facebook page
…the Walnut Hill Instagram page
…the Walnut Hill online giving portal

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

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