In chronological order: Walker Events & Meetings all at the church unless noted otherwise and public events organized by others that will be held at Walker
The Death Café: Thurs, Oct 16, 6:30 to 8 pm.
Vigil for Immigration & Reconciliation: Fri, Oct 17, 7 pm. Please join us to pray and intercede for immigration reform and reconciliation in our country, praying for all who have been and continue to be discriminated against because of race, nationality, religious beliefs, etc. Co-sponsored by Simpson UMC Center for Servant Ministries, Park Avenue UMC Amistad sin Fronteras, La Puerta Abierta UMC, Walker Community UMC and Peace and Hope International.
Stars 9th annual Metaphysical Faire and Booksale Fundraiser: Sat, Oct 18, 2 to 5 pm. Astrologers, tarot readers, energy healers, artisans, books, lectures Free admission. www.MNStars.org; 651 698-1691.
Initiates: Sun, Oct 19, 8 am to 9:45 am in the conference room.
Sunday Celebration October 19, 2014
Greetings by Don Browne & Beth Richards
Communal Singing led by Conrad deFiebre & Dianne O’Donnell
Lao Tzu # 9 Mitchell translation followed by 5 minutes of silence.
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
Poetry by Terry Roos
Scripture Reading Matthew 22:15-22 by Greg Garman
Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?”
But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” They answered, “The emperor’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.
Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart
Special Performance by the Walker Singers
Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Kay Seelhoff
Thanks for Hospitality set-up by Barbara Hager
Hospitality treats by Sally Kuehn & Linda Berglin
Hospitality clean-up by_______________________
Events committee meeting: Tues, Oct 21, 10:30 am
Community Meal: Tues, Oct 21, 5:30 to 6:45. Meals are free and everyone is invited. The Kitchen Cabinet will be preparing this meal. Volunteers are needed to help setup and clean up. Desserts are always welcome and can be made in advance. Call Sarah Elizabeth.612 386-4517
Chair Yoga: Wednesday, Oct 22, 1 to 2 pm
The Death Café: Thurs, Oct 23, 6:30 to 8 pm.
Rummage Sale: Thurs, Oct 23, 6-9 pm; Fri, Oct 24, noon-8pm; Sat, Oct 25, 9-4 & Sun, Oct 26, noon-3.
Men’s Group: Sat, Oct 25, 9:30 am in the home of David West. FFI Jim Feldman
Women’s Potluck Brunch: Sat, Oct 25, 9:30 am. We need someone to host FFI Lulu Philips
Bonnie Beckel’s 60th Birthday Party: Sat, Oct 25, 6:30 pm in the dining hall. Come on down! Bring a snack to share. An alcohol free event. No presents, just your presence! Come ready to dance!
Community Meal: Tues, Oct 28, 5:30 to 6:45. Meals are free and everyone is invited. Students from the Wesley Foundation on the U of M campus will be preparing this meal.
Chair Yoga: Wednesday, Oct 29, 1 to 2 pm
All Church Financial Survival Meeting: Wed, Oct 29, 6:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to come. At this time we need all the community to come forward and work towards a plan for our future.
Maggie Rozycki Art Closing Party Thurs. Oct. 30, 6:30 – 9:00. For the work that is in Sanctuary for the month of October. According to the Church Year, this Is the beginning of the descent into darkness.
The Death Café: Thurs, Oct 30, 6:30 to 8 pm. (The last Death Café.)
Samhain: Fri, Oct 31, 7 pm. FFI Dianne O’Donnell
El dia de los Muertos Dance with El Cachorro y Su Tuba Nortena: Sat, Nov 1, 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Wear a costume if you wish. All ages welcome. $ 10 donation requested, no one turned away. FFI Steve Sandberg
The Fireroast Mountain Boys- Still on Fire: Saturday, November 8, 7pm. The Fireroast Mountain Boys are recording live at Walker Church like we did at the old place over 7 years ago. Since you all sounded so great on that one we thought we’d invite you back to laugh, applaud and sing a long again with us. We’re also featuring a special guitarist option; play along on Guitar Jam as we try to set a new record for number of guitars on one song at Walker Church (currently the record is 17). We’re calling the event Still on Fire. Tickets are 10 dollars in advance and 12 dollars at the door. Other treats include a never before recorded Howard Kranz song and perhaps a bake sale if someone wants to take up that mantle. See or call David West for more info or advance tickets 612 419 6849.
Every Sunday: Prayer & Meditation Circle 8:15-9:30 am FFI Nancy Larsen,
Sunday Celebration 10 am with Children’s Sunday School 10:30 am.
Every Tuesday: Walker Singer Rehearse 6:45 to 7:45 pm. FFI Jim Feldman
Walker Church Lending Library
We need books for our new lending library located in the back of the sanctuary, especially books foon spiritual themes. If you can help with donations, please bring them on Sunday mornings. FFI Rick Carlson 612-205-7647
WALKER COMMUNITY ARTISTS WANTED for the return of the Walker Holiday Art Fair,
Saturday, November 22, 10:00am to 4pm, and Sunday, November 23, 12:00pm to 4pm
We have a beautiful new community room off the kitchen in which to resume our annual sale of your arts and crafts in time for holiday shopping. No application fee; 15% of your (pretax) sales to Walker Church. Contact KC Bretzke (firstname.lastname@example.org) to apply for a table.
DANCE THE CREATION FOR WALKER CELEBRATION!
Thanks to the marvelous hospitality extended to me by Walker Church, I have been invited to set one of my dances on the community and have it performed for celebration on November 23, November 30, and December 7.
I would like to have a large group of dancers learn it, anyone aged 9 years and older is welcome (Would be nice to have a parent and child dancing together, maybe?). You need have no previous dance experience, although having some athletic ability like being a runner or swimmer is helpful.
Rehearsal times will be Thursdays Nov 6, 13 & 20, 7 to 9 pm, Sun, Nov 16, noon to 2 pm & Sat, Nov 22, 4 to 6 pm If interested, please contact me at 612-965-3335, or at email@example.com. There is also a link to a video of the dance that I can send you if you email me. Thanks! Janet Skidmore
Transfigurations. Transgressing Gender in the Bible. Thurs, Oct 30, 7pm at Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. Free Will Offering
In this one person play, theatrical performance activist Peterson Toscano unearths transgender Bible characters- those people who do not fit in the gender binary, and who in transgressing and transcending gender, find themselves at the center of some of the Bible’s most important stories. Peterson Toscano is a theatrical performance activist using comedy and storytelling to address social justice concerns. He spent 17 years and over $30,000 on three continents attempting (and failing) to change his same-sex orientation. He is the author of several one-person comedies. Peterson has delighted diverse audiences and received high praise for his ground-breaking, genre-bending, gender-blending Bible scholarship wrapped up in a performance.
Bishop Ough’s Day in the District: Sun, Nov 23, 2 to 4 pm at Faith UMC-St. Anthony, 2709 33rd Ave NE Saint Anthony, MN 55418. You are invited to the program “Reaching New People in a Changing World” featuring inspiring teaching by Bishop Bruce Ough and beautiful music from the Faith UMC Choir