Announcements- August 29, 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. No one has signed up for poetry, hospitality treats or bread and juice so please consider 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

Memorial service for Ruth Hograbe, a longtime member of the Walker community and retired UM pastor will be held at 4 pm on Thursday, August 30th at Walker Community United Methodist Church. Memorials preferred to Walker Church.

Sunday Celebration

September 2, 2018

Greeters: Jan DeNoble and Greg Garman

Communal Singing led by ?

Communal Reading by?

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


Gravity is the root of grace,
The mainstay of all speed.
A traveler of true means, whatever the day’s pace,
Remembers the provision-van
And, however fine prospect be offered, is a man
With a calm head.
What lord of countless chariots would ride them in vain,
Would make himself fool of the realm,
With pace beyond rein,
Speed beyond helm?

Poetry read by Jesse Watkins

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Reading:  James 1:17-27
17 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

18 In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

19 You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger;

20 for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness.

21 Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.

22 But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.

23 For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror;

24 for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like.

25 But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act–they will be blessed in their doing.

26 If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless.

27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

Sermon by Walter Lockhart

Special Performance: by Anne Hamre and Howard Kranz

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice by ?

Hospitality Time Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee, Treats by ?

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, September 4th, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Walker singers will be resuming rehearsals on Tuesday, September 4th, at 7 p.m.

Sarah Dagg Massage: Wednesday September 5th and Thursday, September 6th by appointment only.  Contact Sarah 218-831-9570

Walker men’s potluck brunch: Saturday, September 8, 9:30am at the home of Conrad DeFiebre. All Walker men welcome! FFI: Paul, 612-876-8527.

JEANNETTE RANKIN: CHAMPION OF PERSISTENCE  will be performing a benefit encore for Walker Church on Sunday, September 9th at 3pm. This will be as close to the original production as we can create without the Augsburg Studio lights. Please join us!!! The play was written and will be performed by Walker member J Emily Peabody. Roberta Cullen is the director. $10 suggested donation, pay at the door.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, September 11th, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Walker Community Announcements

MUSIC CD TO COME: Walker Church ESSENTIAL Pickup Band After years of dreaming, wishing and procrastination, with lots of help I am launching a music CD project. It will present Sundays mornings first half hour ofmusic complete with solo parts as Conrad calls for them.  Imagine a professional quality CD of our pickup band with sections of Kent Eklund on piano, Steve Sanbberg on slide trombone, Tony Wentersdorf on harmonica or Dianne O’Donnell singing a lusty vocal. The goal is to have the CD in a decorataive box, ready by December 1st so you can buy a stock and cover your entire Christmas gift list at once. We will be holding evening recording sessions in the sanctuary during Septemberwith Jim Feldman professionally capturing the sound. It wouldn’t be complete without Howard Kranz’s “Everybody’s Moon,” or a tune from David West and Don Browne’s Fire Roast Mountain Boys. The idea is to put some profit from CD sales toward Walker Church. If you’d like to contribute to help cover project expenses, your dollars will be matched. Advance orders welcomed. FFI Jesse Watkins 612-296-3723

Mark your calendar for the Fall Rummage Sale, September 27-30. Volunteers will be at the church September 23-25 to receive your clean, usable items. We can use winter 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. Let Lulu know if you can bring in plastic or grocery bags, or storage bins with lids. FFI Lulu Philips 612-281-3778.

Events Elsewhere

Come on DOWN to the Indigenous Peoples Festival Saturday, October 6th from 11am to 7:30pm and Sunday, October 7th from Noon to 5pm. Indigenous Arts Festival for All on Franklin Ave, between Bloomington Ave and Aldi’s.  Volunteers needed, food and cool shirts provided. Sign up at:  See you there!

For more info see the NACDI website or call Bonnie Beckel 612 722-6473

Save the Date: Bread & Puppet Performances Oct 6 & 7th at 7pm

The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus is a celebration of 6000 generations of human revolution against human management, featuring precarious dancing bears and celestial grasshoppers, and powered as always by the hot sounds of the Bread and Puppet Circus Band. Interested in being a part of the performance? Bread & Puppet is looking for 30 volunteer community performers to join the show. Contact for more information!

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 a local coffee shop.  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

Dance for Women:  2nd Saturday of each month 7 to 10 pm in the sanctuary.

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

Norwegian Folk Dance: 1st & 3rd Monday of each month 7 to 9 pm in the Sanctuary. Rehearsals, open to all, free.

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