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

Greetings to all!

Apr. 28, 2021:

The current covid surge in India reminds us of what the pandemic has made clear over
the past 14 months, namely the “boundaries” we create between ourselves and others
(nationality, race, religion) do not exist in the real world. Like an illness sometimes moves
among the members of an ordinary household, so the coronavirus moves among the
members of the human household, in this case with devastating effect. To the virus, we are
one family. The sooner we recognize the “one-ness” of the human family, the sooner we
might effectively respond to the challenges facing our world today (pandemic, climate
change, race relations and others).  Perhaps in the process we will come to a new
understanding and celebration of what it means to be a human being, a member of the
human family.
The lectionary texts for May 2, 2021, the Fifth Sunday of Easter…
Wednesday “Virtual” Fellowship continues today, April 28, 1pm, via zoom. Use reply
email to request sign in details.
IN-Sanctuary Worship continues on Sunday, May 2.  We are grateful for all those who
have attended our in-person worship and for their cooperation with our covid protocols
including…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
them and their household…that masks be worn and social distancing maintained by all
persons attending.  Children/youth are invited to go directly to Trinity Hall for lesson and
activities…Seating is on a first come/first seated basis.  If the Sanctuary’s socially
distanced capacity is reached, overflow will be invited to Trinity Hall for shared viewing of
the service live stream. So far we have been able to accommodate all persons in the
Sanctuary.  Use reply email or call the church office (859-263-5304) if you have questions
or comments regarding our In-Sanctuary worship experience and practices.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion returns in a modified form this Sunday, May 2.
Worshipers will remain seated as the elements are served to them.  Bread will be in our
traditional form.  Wine will be served in individual cups.  Persons not attending due to
covid or other concerns are invited to contact Mike Ward (by reply email or 263-5304)
for home delivery of Communion this Sunday.  Mike would be honored to do so.
Seeking VOLUNTEERS –   We are grateful for several 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 the Sunday School Sign-Up and volunteer for a Sunday or two.
Congratulations Graduates!  As is our tradition, we would like to recognize Walnut
Hill youth who are graduating this spring, particularly High School graduates.  Let us
know if a youth in your household is graduating this year, so that we might celebrate
with her/him and your family.
Cathedral Domain, the camp/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.
Visit Summer Camp 2021 for details and registration information.
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
giving portal (select “Backpack Ministry”).
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.
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
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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

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