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Jan. 19, 2022: January 18 -25 is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an annual celebration dating back to 1908.  Focused on prayer and worship, the WPCU is intended to foster a sense of the purpose shared by the Church in all its places, forms and traditions, namely proclaiming the good news of God’s love for all persons. The 2022 WPCU theme,“We Saw the Star in the East, and We Came to Worship Him,” is chosen by the Middle…

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This Sunday, January 16, at Walnut Hill Church…

Jan. 14, 2022: THE 2ND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY COVID PROTOCOLS - Masks are required for worship in the Sanctuary, as well as for Nursery and Sunday School (above age 2) in Trinity Hall. SNOW PLAN - In the event of snowy/icy conditions on Sunday, watch for an email by 9am on Sunday morning for an update regarding services and activities and/or call the church phone (859-263-5304) for an audio update. FREEING JESUS, 10AM, TRINITY HALL We continue conversation around the book, Freeing Jesus, by…

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Greetings to all!

Jan. 12, 2022: This past Sunday we began a conversation (10am) around the book, Freeing Jesus, by Diana Butler Bass.  Bass describes her book as “memoir theology,” which she describes as…”the making of theology - understanding the nature of God - through the text of our own lives and taking seriously how we have encountered Jesus.” The notion of our lives being a source of our theological reflection and understanding was pre-echoed by Frederick Buechner who wrote… I discovered that…

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This Sunday, January 9, at Walnut Hill Church…

Jan. 7, 2022: THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD COVID PROTOCOLS - Masks are required for worship in the Sanctuary, as well as for Nursery and Sunday School (above age 2) in Trinity Hall. FREEING JESUS, 10AM, TRINITY HALL We begin conversation around the book, Freeing Jesus, by Diana Butler Bass.  Use reply email to request conversation notes for this Sunday.  Child care will be available. MORNING WORSHIP, 11AM, SANCTUARY Sermon - Jesus’ Baptism - A Blessed Problem Text - Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Reaffirmation of…

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Greetings to all!

Jan. 5, 2022: This Sunday (Jan 9) we remember the “Baptism of the Lord.” While it is impossible for us to know the internal and external factors leading to it, Jesus’ baptism by John in the Jordan River was clearly a “watershed moment” for him, launching his public life and ministry. I suppose that all of our lives have had their watershed moments, setting us off in one direction or another.  Whether we reckon them to be random events or…

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This Sunday, January 2, at Walnut Hill Church…

Dec. 31, 2021: THE SECOND SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS EPIPHANY (observed) COVID PROTOCOLS - Masks are required for worship in the Sanctuary, as well as for Nursery and Sunday School (above age 2) in Trinity Hall. MORNING WORSHIP, 11AM, SANCTUARY Sermon - Light in the Darkness Text -Matthew 2:1-12 The Sacrament of Holy Communion For those who cannot attend in person, the Facebook live stream  service continues to be available.   See below for a note regarding the live stream. NURSERY CARE & CHILDREN’S LESSON, 11AM,…

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Greetings to all!

Dec. 29, 2021: Archbishop Desmond Tutu died over the holiday weekend.  His was an exemplary life of service and commitment to justice, all carried out with an apparently buoyant spirit and sense of humor.  Regarding the importance of humor, Tutu observed… When we learn to take ourselves slightly less seriously, then it is a very great help. We can see the ridiculous in us.  I was helped by the fact that I came out of a family who did like…

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This weekend at Walnut Hill Church…

Dec. 24, 2021: COVID PROTOCOLS - Masks are required for worship in the  Sanctuary, as well as for Nursery and Sunday School  (above age 2) in Trinity Hall. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24 CHRISTMAS EVE Lessons and Carols, 5pm, Sanctuary All ages are invited to this festive service including scripture readings, carols, assembling the manger scene and candlelight ceremony. Evening Prayer Fireside, 9pm, Trinity Hall Adults and older children/youth are invited to this quiet service of readings, carols, prayers and candlelight ceremony. The Innkeeper’s…

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Greetings to all!

Dec. 12, 2021: The gospel narratives of Jesus’ birth offer a combination of wonderful story telling and deep religious symbolism. An anointed one is born into humble circumstances, in the dead of night, welcomed by shepherds, heralded by angels, adored by visitors from afar, and threatened by the powerful.  All the elements of a great story are there. Surrounding the narrative details are themes of darkness and light, sin and salvation, hate and love, death and life.  Please don’t let…

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This Sunday, December 19, at Walnut Hill Church…

Dec. 17, 2021: THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT See below for COVID PROTOCOLS. Hope,  10am, Trinity Hall “Hope” is our focus for the Sundays of Advent as we explore what the practice of hope might bring to the Advent season and to our lives.  Visit “Proclaim Hope” to view a brief video introduction to Sunday’s lesson. Nursery care will be available. MORNING WORSHIP, 11AM, SANCTUARY Lighting the Advent Candle Sermon - Two Women/Two Songs Text -Luke 1:39-55 For those who cannot attend in person,…

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