Announcements- September 12, 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.

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

Building and Grounds Meeting: Wednesday, September 12th in the conference room.

Sunday Celebration

September 16, 2018

Greeters: Don Browne & Mary Burns

Communal Singing led by Dianne O’Donnell and Conrad deFiebre

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

39 Mitchell
In harmony with the Tao,
the sky is clear and spacious,
the earth is solid and full,
all creatures flourish together,
content with the way they are,
endlessly repeating themselves,
endlessly renewed. When we interfere with the Tao,
the sky becomes filthy,
the earth becomes depleted,
the equilibrium crumbles,
creatures become extinct. The Master views the parts with compassion,
because one understands the whole.
The Master’s constant practice is humility.
Not to glitter like a jewel
but to be shaped by the Tao,
as rugged and common as stone.

Poetry read by Cheryl K

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Reading:  Mark 8:27-37
27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?”

28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”

29 He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.”

30 And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.

31 Then he began to teach them that the Messiah must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

32 He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.

33 But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

34 He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

35 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.

36 For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?

37 Indeed, what can they give in return for their life?

Sermon by Walter Lockhart

Special Performance: by Greg Garman(Dan F)

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice by Sally Kuehn

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

Norwegian Folk Dance resumes Monday, September 17th. 1st & 3rd Monday of each month 7 to 9 pm in the Sanctuary. Rehearsals open to all, free.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, September 18th, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45pm.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Walker Singers Rehearsal: Tuesday, September 18th, at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Northern Mississippi Prisoner Support Group:  Thursday, September 20th 6-8 pm in the conference room.  Write letters to build and sustain relationships with prisoners in Minnesota and beyond. Open to all. FFI Bailey Riley rileyb16@gmail.com

Sacred Songs, Profane Songs – featuring Howard Kranz and friends Friday, September 21th, 7:30-10:30pm in the Sanctuary and Fireplace room. Howard Kranz, Jim Feldman, and Karl Jones will sing songs.

Free will offering (suggested $5 – 20.) There will be CD sales, snacks and drinks for sale, socializing, and a Fair Trade sale in the Fireplace Room. Admission, snacks, and Fair Trade is a benefit for Walker Church, while CD sales go to the musicians.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, September 25th, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45pm.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Rummage Sale Drop Off: Volunteers will be at the church September 23-25th to receive your clean, usable items. We can use winter clothing, furniture, household items, jewelry, luggage, toys, books, linens, small appliances, and other items. FFI Lulu Philips 612-281-3778.

Fair Trade Items For Sale Click here for list of items, available after Walker Celebration. FFI Lulu Phillips

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 Community Announcements

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.

Be a part of Walker’s music history: Attend and join the singing for the recording sessions of the music CD that makes up the ESSENTIAL Walker sound: Sunday morning songs from our own book, with solo parts by Kent Eklund on piano, Tony Wentersdorf on harmonica, Steve Sandberg on slide trombone, and many more; our choir, led Jim McCreary, will be recording for the CD, Howard Kranz and his own song “Everybody’s Moon” will be heard, plus Wayne Bailey will sing “One Love.”  “Amazing Grace” will conclude the program. We hope to have the new CD ready in time for Christmas giving.  Timing of the recording sessions will be announced soon. If you have questions, call Jesse Watkins, (612) 296-3723.

JEANNETTE RANKIN: CHAMPION OF PERSISTENCE will be performing a benefit encore for Walker Church on Sunday, October 6th at 7pm. 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.

Mark your calendars for the Walker Church Holiday Art Fair on Saturday, November 17th 10am-4pm and Sunday, November 18th 12noon-4pm. If you would like to sign up as an artitst or if you have any questions, please email KC at kcbretzke@gmail.com.

Events Elsewhere

WEAVING WELLNESS: ART, COMMUNITY, AND MENTAL HEALTH RESILIENCE

Tuesday, September 25 I 5 -8 PM. 6 PM Artist/curator presentation by Martha Bird. Please come to a special reception celebrating Weaving Wellness: Art, Community, and Mental Health Resilience, an exhibit curated by artist Martha Bird. A presentation starts at 6 PM, including a Lynn O’Brien creative message delivered through song. Included in the program are special reception activities that invite guests to tour the private collections and library resources. Avivo and Celebrations of Life information tables will be available. There will be drink and food specials available for purchase.

Location: Minnesota History Center 345 Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102 All events are free *ASL interpretation provided Contact: Martha Bird mbirdthatfliest@gmail.com

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: https://www.nacdi.org/indigenous-peoples-day-festival  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 aheimstead@hobt.org 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 6:45pm.  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 abmermaid@gmail.com

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

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 wienerphyllis@gmail.com

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 hoopjeans@gmail.com

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

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

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. Pljohnson46@yahoo.com

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 rileyb16@gmail.com

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 stopline3mpls@gmail.com

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