Weekly Announcements

In chronological order:  Walker events & meetings (all at the church unless noted otherwise) & Public Events organized by others that will be held at Walker.


Sunday Celebration August 30, 10 am in Powderhorn Park

near the corner of 33rd Street & 14th Avenue

(In case of rain it is held at the church.)

Greetings by Lulu Philips

Communal Singing led by Conrad deFiebre & Dianne O’Donnell

Communal Reading:  Our mission is to nurture spirituality, build caring community & work courageously for peace with justice and mercy.

Opening Smudge 

Lao Tzu # 25, translated by Witter Bynner followed by 5 minutes of silence

Before creation a prescience existed, Self-contained, complete, Formless, voiceless, mateless, Changeless,
Which yet pervaded itself With unending motherhood.
Though there can be no name for it, I have called it ‘the way of life.’
Perhaps I should have called it ‘the fullness of life,’ Since fullness implies widening into space, Implies still further widening, Implies widening until the circle is whole.
In this sense The way of life is fulfilled, Heaven is fulfilled, Earth fulfilled And a fit man also is fulfilled:
These are the four amplitudes of the universe And a fit man is one of them: Man rounding the way of earth,
Earth rounding the way of heaven, Heaven rounding the way of life Till the circle is full.

Poetry read by Janet Court

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading: James 1:5-6, 17-18, 21-22, 27 by________________

If any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He will give it to you. God gives freely to everyone and doesn’t find fault.  But when you ask, you must believe. You must not doubt. That’s because a person who doubts is like a wave of the sea. The wind blows and tosses them around…

Every good and perfect gift is from God. This kind of gift comes down from the Father who created the heavenly lights. These lights create shadows that move. But the Father does not change like these shadows.  God chose to give us new birth through the message of truth. He wanted us to be the first harvest of his new creation…

So get rid of everything that is sinful. Get rid of the evil that is all around us. Don’t be too proud to accept the word that is planted in you. It can save you.  Don’t just listen to the word. You fool yourselves if you do that. You must do what it says.

Suppose people think their beliefs and how they live are both right. But they don’t control what they say. Then they are fooling themselves. Their beliefs and way of life are not worth anything at all. Here are the beliefs and way of life that God our Father accepts as pure and without fault. When widows are in trouble, take care of them. Do the same for children who have no parents. And don’t let the world make you impure.

Sermon by Mary Buckley

Special Performance by ________________

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Lulu Philips

Hospitality Time

Thanks for

Hospitality set-up by Barbara Hager

Hospitality treats by Char Kane

Clean-up by Karen Beveridge



Bluegrass Jam:  Mon, Aug 31, 7 pm to 10 pm

Community Meal:  Sep 1, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  Head cook David West.


Starting Labor Day Sunday, September 6, Walker UMC Sunday Celebration will begin at 10:30AM.  The format will continue with community singing beginning our time together from 10:30-11AM. The celebration will end by noon.  This change is necessary to allow Pastor Lockhart to lead services at both Simpson UMC and Walker UMC.  Simpson is also moving their service to accommodate the sharing of a pastor.


Labor Day Sunday Celebration:  September 6, 10:30 am.  With guest speaker Kip Hedges of 15 NOW speaking.  Kip is theformer baggage handler fired by Delta Airlines for his union activities.

Building Use Collective meeting:  Tues, Sep 8, 5 pm

Community Meal:  Sep 8, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Walker Singers rehearsal:  Tues, Sep 8, 7 to 8 pm.  Rehearsals begin.  FFI Jim McCreary.

Trustees meeting:  Wed, Sep 9, 6 pm

Homecoming Sunday Celebration & Potluck: September 13, 10:30 am with a sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart.  Following the Celebration there will be a potluck.

Autoharp Jam:  Sun, Sep 13, 3 to 5 pm in the meditation room.  FI Tony Wentersdorf

Community Meal:  Sep 15, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Finance committee meeting:  Wed, Sep 16, 5 pm.

Silent Auction & Community Get-Together:  Sat, Sep 19, Auction 6:00-7:15 PM, Dinner Served at 6:30 PM

Rice Pilaf, Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Salad, Beverage, Dessert. Adults $12, Children 8-18 $4, under 8 free.  Bring your friends and family.  We will have lots of fun items to bid on.

RSVP to Lulu Philips

Bagel Boil Square Dance:  Sat, Sep 19, 7 to 11 pm in the sanctuary.  Square dancing for all ages, a rental event open to the public.  Come for the Silent Auction, stay for the square dance.

Community Meal:  Sep 22, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Bluegrass Jam:  Mon, Sep 28, 7 pm to 10 pm in the dining hall

Rummage Sale Set up begins:  Mon, Sep 28

Community Meal:  Sep 29, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Church Council meeting:  Sep 29, 7:45 or 8 pm (after Walker Singers rehearsal)

Fall Rummage Sale:  Thurs-Sun, Oct 1-4.


The Fall Rummage Sale starts Thursday, October 1.  Set up starts Monday, September 28.  If you would like to help make decisions about how to run the sale, stay after church on Sunday (in the park). Invite others that are interested. If you can’t come, please email me or call me with your suggestions. Lulu Philips

Here are some sample items we should talk about:

  • what kind of banner to have made for the outside of the church,
  • what kind of big sturdy signs to make for the neighborhood,
  • whether to sell baked goods or other food,
  • will we have pick-up service,
  • where will we take the leftover usable items,
  • what price to set on the items that aren’t individually priced (I raised some of the prices this spring),
  • do we want to buy a tagging gun,
  • whether we need to reserve the sanctuary for Monday, October 5 in case cleanup hasn’t finished yet,
  • how much dollar credit should volunteers get for their work, and
  • what format should we use for the Procedures Manual that I will be drafting (electronic shared, 3-ring binder, laminated single page?).


Our thoughts and prayers are with Pippa Carlson in the death of her mother.  The Memorial Service will be held Sat, Auf 29, 1 pm at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbriar St in St Paul.  FFI Pippa


Our thoughts and prayers are with Kelly Waterman in the sudden deaths of her sister and niece in a car crash on Sunday, August 16.  Kelly & family are gathering in New York.  (See also Kelly’s post on the Walker Community United Methodist Church Facebook page.)


Tony Wentersdorf has qualified for the Semi-finals of the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest (in the Open category) for the second year in a row.  He will be playing OVER THE RAINBOW on his autoharp on the big outdoor stage near the Space Needle on Thursday September 3rd sometime after 6 p.m.  The talent contest finalists get to play at the Grandstand Sunday evening September 6th.


Artists! Mark your calendar for the 2015 Walker Church Holiday Art Fair, Saturday, November 21, 10 am to 4 pm & Sunday, November 22, noon to 4 pm.  No booth fee, donate 15% of proceeds to Walker Church.

To apply, simply send contact information, a description of your work and a photo if you would like us to use your photo in publicity by November 1, email kcbretzke@gmail.com


Fireroast Mountain Boys:   Friday, August 28, 7 to 9 pm at Zeke’s Unchained Animal, 3508 East Lake Street Minneapolis. August 29th is apparently the first of three Super Moons this year when the full moon coincides with the moon’s perigee. That’s all the excuse we need to celebrate. Join us in singing our corny moon songs at our favorite local pub.- David West



Walker Events held every week

Sunday Celebration & Children’s Sunday School:  10:30 am beginning September 6

Sunday Meditation Group 8:15-9:30 am.  FFI Nancy Larsen,

Monday Morning Coffee Gatherings10 am at Lake Street Coffee, 3223 East Lake St.

Walker Singers rehearse Tuesdays 7 to 8 pm beginning Sept 8 FFI Jim McCreary.

Community Meals Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:45 pm