Summer Explorations concluded this past Sunday as we explored the experience and practice of
spirituality, our awareness of the transcendent reality within us, around us, and of which we are part.
That awareness is available to us even in the ordinary comings and goings of our day, symbolized
by our frequent crossing of “thresholds” as we enter and exit places and occasions. Consider this
poem by Gunilla Norris…
Many times today I will cross over a threshold.
I hope I will catch a few of those times.
I need to remember that my life is, in fact,
a continuous series of thresholds:
from one moment to the next,
from one thought to the next,
from one action to the next.
Help me appreciate how awesome this is.
How many are the chances to be really alive…
to be aware of the enormous dimension
we live within….
Help me cross into the present moment-
into wonder, into Your grace:
that “now-place,” where we all are,
unfolding as Your life moment by moment.
(from “Threshold” as found in Being Home)
The lectionary texts for July 25, the 9th Sunday after Pentecost…
After Worship Gathering – As we resume in-person worship and other activities at Walnut Hill,
we have resumed our after worship gatherings in a simplified form, offering simple refreshments
you would like to host our after worship gathering some Sunday, including this Sunday (July 25).
Use reply email for more information regarding our simplified gatherings.
Backpack Ministry – Backpack Ministry at Brenda Cowan Elementary will resume in mid-August.
With that in mind, the food collection bin will be available on Sunday mornings to receive your
donated items. The list of requested items is pasted below. Thanks to all who supported the
Backpack Ministry last year and will do so again in 2021-22.
Seeking VOLUNTEERS – We are grateful for numerous volunteers who have signed up and/or
served in our elementary age class. Sunday volunteers are provided all they need (lesson plans,
activities, etc) to spend a wonderful hour with the children. No previous experience required. Visit
COVID UPDATE – We are all watching the current rise in covid case numbers. We will update you
on Friday if there are any changes to Walnut Hill’s covid protocols for the following Sunday. Currently
masks are welcome, but optional, for all persons attending worship. Masks are recommended for
unvaccinated children/youth participating in Sunday morning lessons and activities.
Driveway Update – Work to renovate/replace Walnut Hill’s driveway and parking area is scheduled
to begin in early August. We will update you on Friday if that work affects the following Sunday
The Walnut Hill Bike Ride has been scheduled for Saturday, October 23. Planning is underway.
Use reply email to inquire regarding how you can support this signature Walnut Hill event.
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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