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

Greetings to all!

January 22, 2020:

January 18 – 25, 2020, is the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,” a century-old
celebration of the “unity” of the Body of Christ, the Church.  No doubt that unity
has often been more aspiration than experience.  In any case, unity is our hope
and calling.  Indeed, how can the Church credibly proclaim a message of human
unity and mutual caring if it does not demonstrate such unity and caring within itself?
Walnut Hill members and friends are invited to a service celebrating the Week of
Prayer for Christian Unity to be held on Sunday, January 26, 7pm, at Pax Christi
Catholic Church (4001 Victoria Way).  In the spirit of this “week,” consider the
following prayer…
Loving God, we ask that you would grant us the spirit of unity, so that we may be
one even as you are one with our Lord Jesus Christ – and He with you… We ask you
to teach us how to love one another as Christ loved us, and help us to show one
another the unusual kindness that can only come from knowing your Son Jesus.
May the Spirit stir up in our hearts a desire to be united as one in the bond of peace
and fellowship.  This we ask in Jesus’ name.  Amen.
(as found at Week of Prayer )
The lectionary texts for January 26, 2020, the Third Sunday after Epiphany…
Sunday Conversations continue this Sun, Jan 26, 10am, with a conversation
titled, “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness” (Acts 27:18-28:10), which is the
theme of the 2020 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  Visit “Week of Prayer”
for an introduction to our conversation.
The Walnut Hill Church Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting
on Sun, Jan 262020, immediately after morning worship.  Business of the
annual meeting will include the election of Board members and officers, review
of cemetery finances, a report of cemetery activity, as well as a proposed change
to the cemetery’s rules and regulations.  All Members and Friends of Walnut
Hill Church are members of the Cemetery Association and are encouraged to
attend. Please use reply email to request more information.
The BCE Food Barrel will be available this Sunday to receive food items donated
in support of students at Brenda Cowan Elementary School who might need some
extra food to see them through weekends.  Below this week’s letter, please find a
specific list of requested items.  Please limit your donations to  items from that list.
Use reply email for more information.
THANKS to all who helped to purchase supplies, prepare, serve, and clean-up
for the family support meal at the Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday evening,
with particular thanks to Amanda for organizing this service opportunity!
Prayer in Action Days continue on Tuesday, Jan 28, 9:30am – 10:30am, at the
Capitol Annex (Rm#131) in Frankfort. Each Prayer in Action gathering includes
information about an issue before the KY General Assembly, prayer inspired by
that issue, and an opportunity to communicate with legislators regarding the issue.
The gathering this Tues, Jan 28, will focus on voting rightsPrayer in  Action
Days are sponsored by the Kentucky Council of Churches.
Creation Care…
Love in a Time of Climate Change is the title of a book that will be the focus of
a study at Walnut Hill in the late winter/early spring.  Use reply email to request
a copy.
Peace to all.
Mike Ward
You can find Walnut Hill online…
…at our website
BCE FOOD BARREL ITEMS
Fruit cups and packs
Apple sauce cups
Vegetable cups
Individual microwaveable meals.  (Hormel, Dinty Moore, Chef Boyardee)
Individual Macaroni and cheese packets and cups
Instant Oatmeal
Pudding cups
Shelf stable individual milk and soybean products
Precooked rice cups or packets
Instant soup (Ramen Noodles)
Peanut Butter packets
Cheese crackers

NO GLASS, CANS, FAMILY-SIZED ITEMS OR PERISHABLES

 

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