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February 19, 2020: This Sunday, February 23, the lectionary focus (see below) is the  “Transfiguration of the Lord,” traditionally read on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday (Lent).  Its placement creates a rather stark contrast between glory and struggle in the human experience.  Frederick Buechner reflects on the story… It is as strange a scene as there is in the Gospels.  Even without the voice from the cloud to explain it, they had no doubt what they were witnessing. It was…

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This Sunday, February 16, at Walnut Hill Church…

February 14, 2020: Sunday Conversations, 10am, Trinity Hall Love Your Enemies, and Pray For Them! We will discuss these challenging words of Jesus, which have received a good bit of public attention in recent days. What did Jesus mean when he told his disciples to love and pray for their enemies?  Can we do it?  Should we? You might want to read Matthew 5:43-48 in advance of Sunday’s conversation. (Nursery care available for young children) Morning Worship, 11am, Sanctuary Sermon - I…

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February 12, 2020: Today, February 12, is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.  When I think about President Lincoln, I can only begin to imagine how difficult his service as President must have been.  Indeed, I have a hard time imagining what it must have been like to live, much less lead, in those years.  In some ways it is hard to compare then and now.  On the other hand, today’s tensions, divisions, and hostilities are serious and damaging in their own way.…

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This Sunday, February 9, at Walnut Hill Church…

February 7, 2020: FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY Welcoming Bishop Mark Van Koevering Sunday Conversations, 10am, Trinity Hall Be the Church - Be the Change Bishop Mark Van Koevering will share with us regarding the Be the Church - Be the Change initiative currently being engaged around the Diocese of Lexington.  To explore the program ahead of Sunday, visit “Be the Church…” Morning Worship, 11am, Sanctuary Preaching - The Rt Rev Mark Van Koevering The Sacrament of Holy Communion Faith Formation, 11am,…

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February 5, 2020: The Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, will visit Walnut Hill this Sunday, February 9.  “Bishop Mark’s” visit is an expression of Walnut Hill’s long friendship with the Diocese and an affirmation of our ecumenical identity, which communicates our desire to be part of the larger Body of Christ, the Church. Rather than being “non-denominational,” we are “ecumenical.” We do not wish to be separate from others. Instead, we seek to bring…

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This Sunday, February 2, at Walnut Hill Church…

January 31, 2020: SOUP-ER BOWL SUNDAY Sunday Conversations, 10am, Trinity Hall Can a Divided America Heal? We will view a TED Talk featuring Jonathan Haidt and discuss what we can do to help America heal. You might want to view the video ( TED Talk ) and read Matthew 5:43-48 in advance of our conversation. Morning Worship, 11am, Sanctuary Sermon - Micah 6:8 Text -Micah 6:1-8 The Sacrament of Holy Communion Faith Formation, 11am, Trinity Hall Nursery Care and Classes for Children/Youth Elementary Class…

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January 29, 2020: This Sunday is “Soup-er Bowl Sunday,” a fun and delicious occasion with a serious purpose, namely raising funds for hunger relief (see article below).  That purpose reminds us of the presence of hunger, sometimes referred to as “food insecurity,” even here in central Kentucky.  Recent statistics reveal that over 600,000 people in Kentucky are food insecure, and nearly half of all Kentucky counties have a child food insecurity rate of over 20%.  Clearly there is more work…

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This Sunday, January 26, at Walnut Hill Church…

January 24, 2020: WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY Sunday Conversation, 10am, Trinity Hall   Unusual Kindness   Unusual Kindness (Acts 27:18-28:10) is the theme of the 2020 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and our conversation focus this week. Visit  “Week of Prayer” for an introduction to our conversation.  A music video has also been created to set the tone for the week.  You may view that video as “Unusual Kindness” . Morning Worship, 11am, Sanctuary   Sermon - The Power of the…

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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…

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This Sunday, January 19, at Walnut Hill Church…

January 17, 2020: Sunday Conversation, 10am, Trinity Hall   King’s Life and Legacy   We talk about our recollections of Martin Luther King, Jr’s life, as well as his legacy for the nation, the world, and us. (Nursery Care available for young children) Morning Worship, 11am, Sanctuary   Sermon - Servant Songs Text -Isaiah 49:1-7 Faith Formation, 11am, Trinity Hall   Nursery Care and Classes for Children/Youth Theme - Come and See: Encountering Christ Scripture - John 1:29-42 continuing work on…

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