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

Greetings to all!

Nov. 4, 2020:

The day after “election day” might be a good time for prayer. Consider the following, which
was originally shared the day after the 2019 election, but seems to apply this year as well,
recognizing that some ballots still need to be counted…
Gracious God:
Now that the election is over and the ballots counted,
May the headiness of victory give way to the humility of service;
May the bitterness of defeat yield to the generosity of cooperation;
May partisanship be replaced by the common good;
May campaign wounds be healed by civility.
These prayers seem like an unrealistic dream to many.
May people of faith lead the way toward their fulfillment.
Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.
Loving our Neighbors – With the resurgence of Covid-19 in our state and nation, the 
time is NOW for persons of good faith to adopt those 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.
The lectionary texts for November 8, 2020, the 23rd 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.
Christmas Pageant Planning begins this Sun, Nov 8, 10am, with a Pageant Planning
Zoom at for children, youth, and parents/grandparents.  Parents/Grandparents will
receive a Zoom invitation this week.  Special thanks to Brian and Nell who are
planning this year’s Covid-style pageant.
Youth (middle/high school) are invited to gather on Sun, Nov 8, 4pm, for some fun and
fellowship.  Whether this will be an in-person or virtual gathering is yet to be determined
based on coronavirus conditions later this week.  Watch for more details.
The Annual Meeting of the Congregation of Walnut Hill Church will be held on Sun,
Nov 15, Noon, via the Zoom meeting platform.  Member/Friends will be able to
participate via internet or regular phone.  Meeting information and details will be sent
by traditional post.  Use reply email or call the church office (859-263-5304) with your
questions.
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 Sunday morning,
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 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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