Announcements February 2, 2018

Walker Community United Methodist Church

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

Hello Walkerites, Friends & Visitors,

The Staff Parish Relationship Committee has accepted Jennifer Gahnstrom’s resignation for personal reasons effective February 1, 2018.  Please express your gratitude to her as you see her around. The office will continue to be staffed during this time of transition.

Sunday Celebration

February 4, 2018

Greetings by Janet Court

Communal Singing led by Howard Kranz

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

Opening by Al Hildenbrand

Lao Tzu #66 followed by 5 minutes of silence

All streams flow to the sea

because it is lower than they are.

Humility gives it its power. If you want to govern the people,

you must place yourself below them.

If you want to lead the people,

you must learn how to follow them. The Master is above the people,

and no one feels oppressed.

She goes ahead of the people,

and no one feels manipulated.

The whole world is grateful to her.

Because she competes with no one,

no one can compete with her.

Welcome, Announcements & Offering 

Reading from Mark 1:29-39
As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them. That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” He answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.” And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.

 

 

Sermon Time led by Nancy Gehrenbeck-Miller and Sally Kuehn

 

Special Performance by Alice Browne

 

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice

 

Hospitality Time Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee

 

 

Walker Events & Other Public Events at Walker

All meetings and events listed are at Walker Church unless noted otherwise See our website Calendar www.walkerchurch.org for happenings further into the future. For more information office@walkerchurch.org

 

The Staff Parish Relationship Committee has accepted Jennifer Gahnstrom’s resignation for personal reasons effective February 1, 2018.  Please express your gratitude to her as you see her around. The office will continue to be staffed during this time of transition.

 

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, Feb 6, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

 

Cabin Fever Song Circle:  Friday, Feb 9, 7 to 9 pm in front of the Walker fireplace. You can play or sing a song, request a song (and we’ll play it if anybody knows it), or pass.  Listeners welcome Bring your instruments and any snacks or beverages you might want.  (A Song Circles will also be held Fri, Mar 9) FFI Janet Skidmore 612-965-3335

 

Women’s Prison Book Project Pancake Fundraiser:

Sat, Feb 10, 8 am to noon at Walker.

 

Store Bought Hair:  Tues, Feb 13, 6 to 7:30 pm.  Come for the dinner, stay for the music! FFI Joe Hesla

 

Variety Show for the Resistance:  Sat, Feb 17, 7 pm.  Organized by Alice Browne, let her know if you want to perform.

 

Dance for Women:  Saturday, February 10, 7-10:30 P.M.  All women are invited to this first monthly dance. Music provided by the band, Drinkwine with Friends.  Upcoming dances on the second Saturday of the month DJ-ed by Kelly Shay.  $7 at the door for this event.  FFI Nancy Vezner or Susan Zeni

 

A Talk with the Author of Worshipping Power: An Anarchist Vision of Early Statehood Development. Thurs, Feb 15, 6 to 9 pm.  FFI Carrie Feldman

 

Initiates:  Sun, Feb 18, 8:30 to 10:15 am (Initiates meets the 3rd Sunday of each month in the conference room note the new start time of Initiates 8:30. FFI Lou Tofte or Howard Kranz

 

Events Elsewhere

Concert and Community Sing New songs of ecology and environmental justice with Bret Hesla and Richard Bruxvoort Colligan: Thurs, Feb 8, 7 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church: 2315 Chicago Ave, Mpls 55404. Suggested donation: Adults $15, Families $25.  https://www.facebook.com/events/215535822350697/

 

 

Walker Community United Methodist Church

3104 16th Avenue South, Mpls MN 55407

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am to 2 pm.

Phone: 612-722-6612.

Office e-mail: office@walkerchurch.org 

Website: www.walkerchurch.org

Facebook Page:  Walker Community United Methodist Church

Facebook Group:  Walker Church Arts & Performance

Facebook Group:  Walker Community UMC Peace with Justice

Pastor Walter Lockhart 651-646-3693

Children’s Ed Coordinator:  Olivia Peterson

Bookkeeper:  Carrie Feldman

Communications: Deb Ramage

 

 

Ongoing Walker & Walkerite Groups

Sunday Celebration & Children’s Sunday school:  Sundays 10:30 am

Chalice Circle:  Sundays 9 to 10 am in the Meditation Room. We listen to music, meditate, read a passage on spiritual growth, and discuss our thoughts and feelings using the circle method. All are welcome! Come once or many times!

Coffee Gathering: Mondays 10 to noon at Lake Street Coffee, 3223 E Lake St.  FFI Pastor Walter Lockhart

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesdays, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.

Walker Singers: Tuesdays 7 to 8 pm led by Jim McCreary

Initiates: 3rd Sunday of each month 8:30 to 10:15 am in the conference room. FFI Lou Tofte or Howard Kranz

Men’s Potluck Brunch: one Saturday of each month at someone’s home.

Women’s Potluck Brunch: 4th Saturday of each month at someone’s home. FFI Nancy Larsen

Open Flow Forum:  1st Thursday of each month 7 to 9 pm.  A group of artists with disabilities FFI Tara Innmon or Kip Shane

Health & Wellness Services at Walker by Walkerites

Alice Browne’s Music Therapy & Sound Healing:  By appointment.  Contact Alice

Sarah Dagg Massage Therapist:  Two days each month between 9 am to 5 pm by appointment. Contact Sarah

Other on-going groups meeting at Walker that are open to all

East Lake LOL AA:  A mixed, open AA group that meets every Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Rosen Movement:  Wednesdays 9 am to 10 am for simple movement with music.  Open to all, come any week, cost:  $5 to $10.  FFI Phyllis Wiener

Aware Dance:  Wednesdays 7:15 to 9:15 pm Free style movement with music.  Cost $10-15  FFI Facebook Aware Dance & Movement

Hoop Twin Cities:  Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm Free hoola hooping for all ages  FFI

Queer Birth Project:  2nd Saturday of each month 10 to noon.  LGBTQ new parent support group

Bluegrass Jam:  Last Monday of each month 7 to 10 pm.  Free, come to jam or listen.  FFI Roy Vanderwerf

Neurodiversity Group:  2nd Thursday of each month 7 to 9 pm led by Paul Johnson. Free emotional support for adults on the autism spectrum and their family & friends.

Northern Mississippi Prisoner Support Group:  3rd Thursday of each month 6 to 8 pm.  Write letters to build and sustain relationships with prisoners in Minnesota and beyond. Open to all. FFI Bailey Riley

Stop Line 3 Climate Justice Group:  Tuesdays 7 to 9 pm in the conference room.  FFI Al Sherwood

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