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This Sunday, March 29, at Walnut Hill Church…

March 27, 2020: THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT RESOURCES ONLINE Scripture, Sermon, and Prayer - Visit the Sermons page for an audio recording Sermon - Signs Text - John 11:1-45 Worship & Study Resources - Visit the Newsletter page -an outline for Morning Prayer, which may be used with the audio Scripture, Sermon, and Prayer -Walking Through Scripture - lectionary reading guide focusing this week on the Old Testament lesson Ezekiel 37:1-14 (“the valley of dry bones”) -Honoring & Loving God by Honoring & Loving Creation…

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Greetings to all!

March 25, 2020: Our current “social distancing” perhaps offers something analogous to Jesus’ “lenten” experience, as well as to the experience of others who find themselves alone for long periods of time including spiritual seekers, wilderness adventurers, the physically homebound, and prisoners. Whether that “alone-ness” feels like blissful solitude, boring loneliness, or painful isolation depends, I suppose, on the circumstances of the alone-ness combined with our emotional/spiritual state of being. At the very least our current “social distancing” can help…

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Dear Friends:

March 23, 2020: I hope this email finds you doing well as we enter our second/third week (depending on when you started counting) of social distancing and other disruptions related to the coronavirus. One of the challenges of this time is the sense of separation, even isolation, we might be experiencing, and with good reason. With that in mind, allow me to invite you to join us for a “virtual fellowship gathering” on Tuesday, March 24, 3pm.  We will be using…

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Dear Walnut Hill Members and Friends:

March 21, 2020: You are invited to visit the Walnut Hill Facebook Page for a live stream worship on Sunday, March 22, 11am. The worship will be simple (scripture, sermon, and prayer) and will address our current experience as a world, nation, and individuals. If this is your first time visiting the NEW Walnut Hill Facebook page, you might want to use the link in this email or use the link on the Walnut Hill Church website ( www.walnuthillchurchky.org ) as there are other…

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Dear Friends:

March 20, 2020: In light of the cancelation of services and activities at Walnut Hill on Sunday, March 22, and in the hopes that we might maintain a practice of shared Sunday worship, reflection, and study even at a distance from each other, a couple items have been posted to the Walnut Hill Church website. *Scripture, Sermon, and Prayer - A recorded scripture reading, sermon, and prayer can be found on the “Sermons” page of the website. *Worship & Study Resources - Several items can be…

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Greetings to all!

March 18, 2020: Interruption - At the very least our lives have been interrupted, and in some cases threatened, by the coronavirus.  Plans have been canceled, routines disrupted, lives altered… Interruptions are seldom easy or enjoyed, but they can open us to new insights about the world, our neighbors, and ourselves. Thomas Keating offers an invitation and challenge arising from interruptions.. We must try to perceive Christ in the interruption of our plans and in the disappointment of our expectations; in…

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Dear Friends:

March 14, 2020: In light of the cancelation of services and activities on Sunday, March 15, at Walnut Hill, and in the hopes that we might maintain a practice of shared Sunday worship, reflection, and study even at a distance from each other, a couple items have been posted to the Walnut Hill Church website. *Scripture, Sermon, and Prayer - A recorded scripture reading, sermon, and prayer can be found on the “Sermons” page of the website. *Worship & Study Resources - Several…

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Dear Walnut Hill Members and Friends:

March 13, 2020: In response to the recent request by Governor Beshear, and guided by the advice of our ecumenical partners, ALL SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES AT WALNUT HILL CHURCH ARE CANCELED FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 15.  Please share this announcement with others who might not receive our regular email letters. The decision to cancel services and activities applies to this Sunday, March 15.  Decisions regarding future Sundays will be made week to week based on the public health situation going forward. …

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Greetings to all!

March 11, 2020: The coronavirus continues to be a source of concern and anxiety for many nations, neighborhoods, and individuals, including central Kentucky. We do well to respond with attention to our own and our neighbors’ health in ways tangible and spiritual, including our prayers… Gracious God: We pray for our world, our nation, our neighbors, and our selves in these days. Be present with those affected by the coronavirus, or fear of the same. Give strength where needed, peace,…

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This Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Walnut Hill Church…

March 6, 2020: THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT Honoring/Loving God and Creation, 10am, Trinity Hall Old & New Creation Stories We will explore the differences between old and new creation stories as found in scripture and science.  What does each story have to say about the world in which we live and our place in it? in anticipation of Sunday’s conversation, you might want to read the two creation stories found in Genesis (story 1 , story 2 ) as well as a…

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