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Dear Friends:

Oct. 19, 2020: Yesterday was a difficult one weather-wise leading to the cancelation of our in-person worship and Boone Creek Safari.  I regret any inconvenience and/or disappointment occasioned by the late-in-time decisions regarding these activities. If you missed the online worship, you can still access the live stream via the Walnut Hill Facebook page   Also, per the morning message, visit the Newsletter/Resources page of the Walnut Hill website for “Christian Principles in an Election Year.” Outdoor Worship Next Sunday & Beyond - Weather…

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This Sunday, October 18, at Walnut Hill Church…

Oct. 16, 2020: THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST IN-PERSON WORSHIP, 11AM, OUTDOORS In-person worship continues (weather permitting) at Walnut Hill this Sunday, Oct 18, 11am, outdoors. We will gather in front of the Sanctuary.  Some details to keep in mind… …Face coverings are required as you arrive and depart the church grounds, and whenever social distance cannot be maintained between individuals/households. Masks are available for those needing them. …Please maintain appropriate social distance (6 feet) between households. …Bring a lawn chair/blanket for your use (folding chairs are…

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Greetings to all!

Oct. 14, 2020: The last few days I have been admiring the changing season, particularly the leaves turning brilliant yellow, orange, and red.  I am told these colors (pigments) are always within the leaves, but during the spring and summer they are obscured by chlorophyll (green) enabling the leaves to turn sunlight into the sugar needed for trees to live. When the chlorophyll recedes in the fall, the latent colors show forth, and a wonderful show it is, another one…

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Dear Friends:

Oct. 12, 2020: We regret that weather conditions prevented our in-person gathering yesterday, but we are grateful for those who joined us online for worship, with special thanks to Angela and Julie for making the live stream service possible.  You can still access the live stream via the Walnut Hill Facebook page   Also, per the morning message, visit the Newsletter/Resources page of the Walnut Hill website for “An Exercise in Contemplation.” Outdoor Worship Next Sunday - Weather permitting we will gather in person…

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This Sunday, October 11, at Walnut Hill Church…

Oct. 9, 2020: THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST IN-PERSON WORSHIP, 11AM, OUTDOORS In-person worship continues (weather permitting) at Walnut Hill this Sunday, Oct 11, 11am, outdoors. We will gather in front of the Sanctuary.  Some details to keep in mind… …Face coverings are required as you arrive and depart the church grounds, and whenever social distance cannot be maintained between individuals/households. Masks are available for those needing them. …Please maintain appropriate social distance (6 feet) between households. …Bring a lawn chair/blanket for your use (folding chairs…

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Greetings to all!

Oct. 7, 2020: “Take a breath.”  On a couple separate occasions lately I have been reminded of the importance of “breathing.”  Breathing goes back a long way, even biblically, as the creation narrative describes how God formed the human creature “and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life…” Not only is breathing vital to our physical life, it can help us find a calm “place” in the midst of times that threaten to take our breath away, literally and…

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Dear Friends:

Oct. 5, 2020: Thanks to all who gathered in person (cool but dry) and virtually for our outdoor worship on Sunday.  Special thanks to Angela, Amanda, Dave, and Jacqueline who provided special leadership.  You can still check out the service, including the spiritual celebration of Holy Communion, on the Walnut Hill Facebook page .  Thanks also to the Rev. Dr. Don Gillett and several Walnut Hill folks and guests who gathered virtually for our Ecumenical Sunday conversation, “Ecumenism and Racial Justice.” Outdoor…

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This Sunday, October 4, at Walnut Hill Church…

Oct. 2, 2020: ECUMENICAL SUNDAY THE “SPIRITUAL” SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION IN-PERSON WORSHIP, 11AM, OUTDOORS In-person worship continues (weather permitting) at Walnut Hill this Sunday, Oct 4, 11am, outdoors. We will gather in front of the Sanctuary.  Some details to keep in mind… …Face coverings are required as you arrive and depart the church grounds, and whenever social distance cannot be maintained between individuals/households. Masks are available for those needing them. …Please maintain appropriate social distance (6 feet) between households. …Bring a lawn chair/blanket for your use…

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Greetings to all!

Sept. 30, 2020: October 4, is “Ecumenical Sunday,” our annual Sunday to celebrate and explore Walnut Hill’s ecumenical identity (see below).  As we approach this Sunday, let’s consider that identity as described in Walnut Hill’s Constitution & By-Laws… We, the members of Walnut Hill Church, an ecumenical church…do hereby organize for the purpose of providing public worship, the apostolic ministry of word and sacrament, religious instruction, pastoral care and counseling and in general a witness to the community of the need for…

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Dear Friends:

Sept. 28, 2020: Thanks to all who gathered in person and virtually for our outdoor service on Sunday.  Special thanks to Angela, Amanda, Dave, Jan, Jacqueline, Amanda, and Brian who provided special leadership and service.  As you might be aware, yesterday we witnessed our first Covid-time/outdoor baptism.  You can still check out the service on the Walnut Hill Facebook page Outdoor Worship Next Sunday - Weather permitting we will gather in person for worship outdoors next Sunday, October 4, 11am.  As always,…

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