Announcements- October 17th 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 has signed up for bread and juice, or treats for hospitality time. Please volunteer if you are able.

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

Prisoner Letter Writing Night: Thursday, October 18th 6-8pm in the conference room. Prisoner letter writing nights will now be on the first Thursday of the month along with the continued 3rd Thursday of the month. This week’s focus will be on writing to Lucasville uprising prisoners. Open to all. FFI Bailey Riley

Romeo & Juliet Performance by Classics’ Lost and Found Theatre Company: Friday, Oct, 19th and Saturday, Oct. 20th and Sunday, Oct. 21st  at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Initiates Meeting: Sunday, October 21st 8:15-10:15am in the conference room.

Sunday Celebration

Inner Wisdom by Roger Lynn

October 21, 2018

Greeters: Don Browne and 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

Lao Tsu 10

Carrying body and soul and embracing the one,
Can you avoid separation?
Attending fully and becoming supple,
Can you be as a newborn babe?
Washing and cleansing the primal vision,
Can you be without stain?
Loving all men and ruling the country,
Can you be without cleverness?
Opening and closing the gates of heaven,
Can you play the role of woman?
Understanding and being open to all things,
Are you able to do nothing?
Giving birth and nourishing,
Bearing but not possessing,
Working yet not taking credit,
Leading yet not dominating,
This is the Primal Virtue.

Poetry read by ?

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Reading:  Job 38: 1-7, 34-41

1Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said:

‘Who is this that obscures my plans
with words without knowledge?
Brace yourself like a man;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together
and all the angels[a] shouted for joy?

34 ‘Can you raise your voice to the clouds
and cover yourself with a flood of water?
35 Do you send the lightning bolts on their way?
Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’?
36 Who gives the ibis wisdom[f]
or gives the rooster understanding?[g]
37 Who has the wisdom to count the clouds?
Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens
38 when the dust becomes hard
and the clods of earth stick together?

39 ‘Do you hunt the prey for the lioness
and satisfy the hunger of the lions
40 when they crouch in their dens
or lie in wait in a thicket?
41 Who provides food for the raven
when its young cry out to God
and wander about for lack of food?’

Sermon by Roger Lynn

Special Performance by ?

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

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

Monday Morning Coffee now meets 10am until noon at Selam Coffee House, 3860 Minnehaha Ave

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, October 23rd, 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, October 23rd, at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Wild Yam Cabaret: Friday, October 26th at 7pm in the Sanctuary. Music, ghost stories, magic and mystery by Eve Blackwell, Lynn Cross and others. $8 at the door or pay what you can. For more info: (651) 293-9072

Romeo & Juliet Performance by Classics’ Lost and Found Theatre Company: Saturday, Oct. 27th and Sunday, Oct. 28st at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Bluegrass Jam: Monday, October 29th 7-10pm. Free, come to jam or listen. FFI Roy Vanderwerf

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, October 30th, 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, October 30th, at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Walker Community Announcements

EdEd and Laura’s Yard Sale: Friday, Oct. 19th 2-6pm, Saturday, Oct. 20th 10-5pm and Sunday, Oct. 21st 12-5pm. 3300 Cedar Ave. We have a dining room table, horizontal chest drawers and mysterious items only we could explain.

Very large bedroom available in home with shared bath, women only, for $475 per month.  Contact Janet Skidmore.

WOMEN’S’ BOOK CLUB BREWING!!! All Walker Women are welcome + your friends! We are studying The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton. We read when we get together and discuss what we read. It’s not necessary to read ahead of time or even own the book! We will meet Friday, October 19th at 1 o’clock at the party room at Mary Burn’s new digs!
Call Alice Browne for details.

Men’s Brunch: Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 20th at 9:30am for our next potluck brunch, at the home of Karl Jones 2621 Bloomington Ave.

SONGS AND STORIES OF GHOSTS, MAGIC AND MYSTERY This is the Wild Yam Cabaret’s first performance in the Walker Church performance space, although we have been showcasing women’s original songs, dance, stories and poems since 1995.  Our performance here at the Walker will be at 7:30 pm on the evening of Friday, October 26th. In the style of Patrick’s Cabaret, there will be a series of short original works,  on that theme, just over one hour in length.
Admission is $8 at the door, $7 with a reservation (651-293-9072), or by donation.
(Friendly ghosts admitted free.) True to our theme, the show will be hosted by the late, great, Marilyn Monroe! We would very much welcome anyone from your congregation to join us for an evening of magic, mystery and fun!

The next women’s brunch will be Saturday, October 27th at 10am at Kristine Smith’s house, 2536 29th Avenue South. FFI call Nancy Larsen at 612-376-9702.

Important Announcement: Because Pastor Walter Lockhart will be retiring and leaving us next spring, now is the time to begin to talking about a replacement.  To start the conversation and determine where we are at, and what we need in a minister, there will be an all church meeting and potluck after services on Sunday October 28th.  This is the initial conversation and while it is important for everyone to be there, we understand not all of you will be able to. We hope that as many as possible will join us in this important discussion.  There will be other meetings. Please bring a cold dish to share, we will be downstairs for lunch, hot food will be provided.

Get Out the Vote! Concert + Benefit: part of the ongoing Resistfest series Friday, November 2nd at 7pm in the Sanctuary. More details to come.

Joe Hesla, Mary Parker and Cheryl Kramer are happy to invite you to a cozy little concert in the sanctuary at Walker Church. There will be duets and solos…folk, gospel and jazz! No admission charge! SUNDAY, November 4, 4:00 PM (about an hour in length).

Artists!  We still have tables available for you to vend your wares at the Walker Church Holiday Art Fair, November 17 &18 10am-4pm.  FFI email  If you have already signed up, flyers for you to use in your publicity are available at the Walker Church Office, or email KC to send them to you.

Events Elsewhere

Backyard Farm Event! Thursday, October 25th Farm work 4-6pm, Free community Dinner 6-8pm. 2820 15th Ave S (Tamales y Biciletas Farm) Let’s come together to get the Tamales y Bicicletas farm ready for the winter! We’ll have free dinner(feel free to bring a side) + info about New City’s Backyard Farm program! For more info:

Moral Witness at Immigration Court: An Evening of Learning & Reflection: Tuesday, October 30th 7-9pm. Join us for an evening of learning and reflection on the Immigration Court Observation Project, featuring Michele Garnett McKenzie, Deputy Director of The Advocates for Human Rights, and a panel of court observers. Learn about the racist underpinnings of U.S. immigration policy throughout history, the impetus for the court observation program and how it has evolved, and the role of court observers in bringing witness, transparency and accountability to immigration court. Reflect on what we have learned, and how we have been impacted, and how we can organize for change. All are welcome! FREE, but please register at:

Buoyancy: a memoir film by Jeanne World. An intimate portrait of a woman who becomes stricken with a rare diagnosis-more than a film about cancer, courage and chemotherapy.  Premiere and book release on Sunday, November 4th 6-8:30pm at Parkway theatre.4814 Chicago Ave, MLPS Tickets $10

Home for the Holidays Help Us Make Home-Centered Holiday Visits to Isolated Elders Across the Twin Cities!

Home for the Holidays is just around the corner! Please join with other volunteers all across the metro who will visit elders in their home, apartment or nursing home for an hour or more on or near Thanksgiving and Christmas. Individuals, families and friends will provide warm conversation and holiday cheer along with a red rose, a small gift, and a whole pumpkin pie to share with others at Thanksgiving, and festive holiday cookies at Christmas. There are many behind the scenes opportunities as well. Contact Anne at

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

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:  1st and 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