Announcements, April 11, 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

Here are the announcements. Please note: no one signed up for Hospitality Treats this Sunday. Please call or email the office Friday if you can do this.

If you are bringing treats containing chocolate, whether homemade or bought, please be aware of our Peace with Justice commitment to boycott 95% of the chocolate sold (all major brand names, most bakery items) because it is literally produced by child slaves. Please use Fair Trade certified chocolate and cocoa in your baking and label it as you would gluten free or other factors.

Walker Events & Other Public Events at Walker

All meetings and events listed are at Walker Church unless noted otherwise See our website calendar for happenings further into the future. For more information

Building and Grounds Committee meeting: Wed, Apr. 11, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, conference room.

Transition Longfellow Movie Screening – “Growthbusters”: Fri, Apr. 13, 6:00 to 9:00 pm. In the theatre/sanctuary. Public invited.

Initiates: Sun, Apr.15, 8:15 to 10:15 am, in the conference room. All are welcome.

Sunday Celebration

April 15, 2018

Greetings: Don Browne, Mary Burns, Sharon McCord

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 followed by 5 minutes of silence

#60 Mitchell
Governing a large country
is like frying a small fish.
You spoil it with too much poking. Center your country in the Tao
and evil will have no power.
Not that it isn’t there,
but you’ll be able to step out of its way. Give evil nothing to oppose
and it will disappear by itself.

Welcome, Announcements & Offering 

Poetry read by Linda Berglin

Walker Singers: “Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown,” Charles Wesley, traditional Scottish melody

Reading from Luke 24:36b-48 by Nancy Gehrenbeck-Miller

36b While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

37 They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost.

38 He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?

39 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”

40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.

41 While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?”

42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,

43 and he took it and ate in their presence.

44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you–that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.”

45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures,

46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day,

47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.”

48 You are witnesses of these things.

Sermon by Walter Lockhart

Special Performance: Howard Kranz

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Linda Berglin

Hospitality Time Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee Treats by Lulu Phillips


Spring Rummage Sale: Week of April 15 – 22

Spring Rummage Sale Prep:

Please bring in your rummage:

Sun, April 15 during church celebration, Mon, April 16, 9 am to 7 pm or Tues, April 17, 9 am to 7 pm. 

Volunteers will be at the church then to receive your clean, usable items. Please bring your good condition clean used items.  We can use spring/summer clothing, furniture, household items, jewelry, luggage, toys, books, linens, small appliances, and other items.  We can’t accept:

  • Computers, TVs, microwaves
  • mattresses
  • cribs or child car seats

It’s our biggest fundraiser, and we made over $6,000 last year to support our mission.

Please do not bring rummage after Tuesday evening! Starting Wednesday, the volunteers will be fully occupied in organizing and pricing, and will not have time to sort additional contributions.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tue, Apr. 17, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!  Followed by Walker Singers rehearsal, 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

Walker Singers Rehearsal: Tues, Apr. 24 at 7:00 pm will be the last of regular weekly rehearsals for a while. Regular rehearsals will resume in September.

Spring Rummage Sale::

Thursday, April 19, 5:30 to 8:30 pm (neighborhood preview night);

Friday, April 20, 1:00 to 8:00 pm;

Saturday, April 21, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; and

Sunday, April 22, 12:30 to 3:30 pm (Sunday bag sale, $4 per bag)

Memorial: There will be a service on the afternoon of Saturday, April 28th remembering the life of Cole Hildenbrand. More information to follow.

KFAI Live Broadcast: Tues, May 1, 10:00 am. On May 1st, 1978, after five years of legal entanglements and FCC challenges, KFAI-FM went live. The humble 10-watt station, run by the non-profit Fresh Air, Inc. and staffed by a group of 100 on and off-air volunteers, began its life in the belfry of the Walker Community Church and served a small broadcast area in the Powderhorn neighborhood. To celebrate its 40th birthday, KFAI will broadcast live from the Walker theatre/sanctuary.

Events Elsewhere

Stop Endless Wars: Sun, Apr. 15, 1:30 pm, corner of Hennepin Ave and Lagoon Ave. Sponsored by MN Peace Action Coalition and a dozen other faith, peace, and anti-imperialist groups.

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 612-860-6644

Sarah Dagg Massage Therapist:  Two days each month between 9 am to 5 pm by appointment. Contact Sarah 218-831-9570

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