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Greetings to all!

Sept. 22, 2021: Today is the autumnal equinox, the first day of autumn. Today’s rain and cooler temperatures seem to mark the change of seasons.  An entry from Thomas Merton’s journal captures the feeling of autumn, on a sunny day!… Blazing bright days, cool nights, my face still hot from burn as we sat yesterday at top of the long new farm cornfield…hills glimmering with heat and color.  Sky deep blue.  All distances sharp.  White dead corn leaves blowing about…

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This Sunday, September 19, at Walnut Hill Church…

Sept. 17, 2021: THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST BRING YOUR OWN PICNIC Sunday worship will be OUTDOORS weather permitting.  In case of rain the service will be indoors. See below for COVID protocols and construction considerations. FOLLOW JESUS, 10AM, COURTYARD We begin an exploration of what it means to Follow Jesus with a conversation titled, “Accept Jesus’ Invitation.”  Study workbooks will be available for those needing them. Let us know if childcare is needed for the hour.  For an introduction to the study, visit Follow Jesus. MORNING…

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Greetings to all!

Sept. 15, 2021: Follow Me, an adult faith formation opportunity, begins Sunday, September 19. The program editors offer this introduction… Following Jesus is a lifelong journey where we learn and do what Jesus said and did. It takes more than the head, checking off boxes of belief.  It even takes more than the heart, feeling deeply about another person or a cause.  Following Jesus is…also about doing.  And it takes practice. And practice. And more practice.  We are not practicing…

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This Sunday, September 12, at Walnut Hill Church…

Sept. 10, 2021: THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Sunday worship will be OUTDOORS weather permitting.  In case of rain the service will be indoors. See below for COVID protocols and construction considerations. SUNDAY CONVERSATIONS, 10AM, COURTYARD Ms. Meghan Talley, Program Director for the Nathaniel Mission will be our guest to talk about the Mission’s ministry during these COVID times and beyond. Walnut Hill is proud to be a long time supporter of the Mission’s ministry, particularly the community Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas gifts program, and summer day camp…

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Greetings to all!

Sept. 8, 2021: Saturday, September 11, is the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as another target undamaged thanks to the heroism of passengers aboard United Flight 93. This Saturday has been described as a day for remembering, and I am sure it will be such a day for many persons in our nation and around the world. I have heard that when it comes to remembering traumatic events (public…

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This Sunday, September 5, at Walnut Hill Church…

Sept. 3, 2021: THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Sunday worship will be OUTDOORS weather permitting.  In case of rain the service will be indoors. See below for COVID protocols and construction considerations. Sunday Conversations, 10am, Courtyard or Trinity Hall Sunday Conversations resume with a conversation titled, “10 Rules to Live By,” from the epilogue to the book, Humankind: A Hopeful History, by Rutger Bregman. Use reply email to request a copy of the “10 Rules…” for advance review. MORNING WORSHIP, 11AM, CHURCH LAWN…

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Greetings to all!

Sept. 1, 2021: Sunday Conversations resume this Sunday (see below) with a conversation titled, “Ten Rules to Live By,” prompted by the epilogue to the book, Humankind: A Hopeful History, by Rutger Bregman.  As a sample, consider… Rule#VI - Love your own as others love their own…humans are limited creatures.  We care more about those who are like us, who share the same language or appearance or background. …choose the path of compassion, and you realize how little separates you from…

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This Sunday, August 29, at Walnut Hill Church…

Aug. 27, 2021: THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Sunday worship will be in the Sanctuary. See below for COVID protocols and  construction considerations. MORNING WORSHIP, 11AM, SANCTUARY Sermon - True Religion Text - James 1:17-27 For those who cannot attend at this time, the Facebook live stream  service will continue to be available. CHILDREN/YOUTH ACTIVITIES, 11AM, TRINITY HALL Children/youth are invited to gather in Trinity Hall for lessons and activities.  See below for COVID protocols. RESOURCES ONLINE Scripture, Sermon, and Prayer - Visit the Sermons Page of the Walnut Hill Church…

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Greetings to all!

Aug. 25, 2021: Charlie Watts, longtime drummer for the Rolling Stones, died yesterday (Aug 24) at the age of 80.  While not the typical subject of my weekly paragraph, the passing of this member of an iconic rock-and-roll group is something of a life marker and a reminder of how the generations rise and pass away, including my own.  Regarding the experience of being part of a generation, Frederick Buechner writes… As time goes by, you start picking them out…

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This Sunday, August 22, at Walnut Hill Church…

Aug. 20, 2021: THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Sunday worship will be in the Sanctuary. See below for COVID protocols and  construction considerations. MORNING WORSHIP, 11AM, SANCTUARY Sermon - Nowhere Else to Go Text - John 6:56-69 The Sacrament of Baptism For those who cannot attend at this time, the Facebook live stream  service will continue to be available. CHILDREN/YOUTH ACTIVITIES, 11AM, TRINITY HALL Children/youth are invited to gather in Trinity Hall for lessons and activities.  See below for covid protocols. RESOURCES ONLINE Scripture, Sermon, and Prayer - Visit the Sermons…

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