Announcements- March 13, 2019

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 bread & juice or hospitality treats.

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

Parking restrictions to the odd side of residential(Ave) streets in Minneapolis until April 1st.

Parking is allowed in the Fairview clinic lot just south of 31st Street on Fridays after 5pm, all day Saturdays and Sundays until 10pm.

Building & Grounds Meeting: Wednesday, March 13th 6-8pm in the conference room.

Seeing them home, Seeing our ancestors: An evening of poetry, music and quilts! Saturday, March 16th 7-11pm in the sanctuary. We will have a snack break, followed by more featured readers and musicians, an open mike and music jam.

Initiates Meeting: Sunday, March 17th 8:15-10:15am in the conference room.

Sunday Celebration

March 17, 2019

Greeters: Mary Burns & Don Browne

Communal Singing by Roberta Cullen &

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

33 Mitchell translation

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.

If you realize that you have enough,
you are truly rich.
If you stay in the center
and embrace death with your whole heart,
you will endure forever.

Poetry by

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Reading:  Mark 5:25-34 (NRSV) by Roberta Cullen

25 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years.

26 She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse.

27 She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak,

28 for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.”

29 Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease.

30 Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?”

31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched me?’”

32 He looked all around to see who had done it.

33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth.

34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Good morning 

Starshine, the earth says hello  

You twinkle above us, we twinkle below                          

Good morning        

Starshine, you lead us along

My love and me

As we sing 

our early morning singing song

Gliddy glub gloopy nibby nabby noopy  La

La la – lo lo

Sabba sibbi sabba nooby aba naba

Le le – lo lo

Tooby ooby wala

Nooby aba naba

Early morning singing song

Singing a song, humming a song

Singing a song

Loving a song, laughing a song

Singing a song

Sing the song

Song the sing

Song song song si-ing Sing sing sing 


Special Performance by Janet Skidmore

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

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

Membership & Outreach Meeting: Monday, March 18th 7-9pm in the conference room.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, March 19th, 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, March 19th at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Sarah Dagg Massage: Friday, March 22nd. By appointment only. Please contact Sarah 218-831-9570.

Alice Browne Recital: Sunday, March 24th 2pm in the sanctuary.

Sarah Dagg Massage: Monday, March 25th. By appointment only. Please contact Sarah 218-831-9570.

Bluegrass Jam: Monday, March  25th 7-10pm. Coming late and leaving early is okay.  The jam is for folks of all abilities.   It is not necessarily church music.  Everyone, who wants to, gets to choose and lead several songs. Listeners are also welcome. Enter through the main door on the east side of the building.  FFI Roy Vanderwerf

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, March 26th, 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, March 26th at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Walker Community Announcements

Join other Reconciling United Methodists
The special General Conference is behind us. Those who hoped for a different outcome are trying to figure out what to do next. Please join other MN Reconciling United Methodists for the annual spring social gathering on Saturday, March 30 from 11:30-2 at Eden Prairie UMC, 15050 Scenic Heights Rd. This is an opportunity to gather, have fellowship and hear Rev. Judy Zabel, chair of MN Annual Conference delegation to General Conference, speak. We will gather at 11:30, share a potluck lunch at noon (bring a dish to share) and then move to the sanctuary for the program.

Rummage Sale Set up begins:  Sunday, March 31.Please bring your good condition clean used items.  We can use summer clothing, household items, jewelry, luggage, toys, books, CDs, DVDs, linens, small appliances, and other items.  We can’t accept computers, TVs, printers, 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 bring rummage to Celebration on Sunday March 31, or between 9 AM and 8 PM on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2 ONLY. Starting Wednesday, volunteers will be fully occupied in organizing and pricing, and will not have time to sort additional contributions.

Rummage Sale: Thursday, April 4, 5:30 to 8:30 pm; Friday, April 5, 1:00 to 8:00 pm; and Saturday, April 6, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. NOTE REDUCED HOURS–No Sunday sale.  Bag sale will be Saturday at 2:00.                                               We will be accepting credit cards throughout the sale. FFI Lulu Philips 612-281-3778

The Fireroast Mountain Boys featuring Walker’s own David West, Don Browne, Dick Danaher and Steve Sandberg appear once a month at the Underground Music Cafe 1579 Hamline Avenue in St. Paul on the fourth Saturday at 5pm. Original tunes, jazz, rock, and old time served in a convivial wine bar atmosphere with wood fired pizza.

Eerodynamic! A CD Release Concert by Tony Wentersdorf & Mary Parker with featured guest Sally Kueh Friday, April 26th at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Events Elsewhere

Men’s Brunch: Saturday, March 16th Host of the month is Mark Windsor (who also goes by his middle name of Rockford). Mark is at 5301 Chicago Avenue, Apt. 201. (Phone: 612-432-2241) All Walker men welcome, whether you’ve come in recent times or not. Hope you can make it!

Karl Jones Birthday Party 2019: I’m throwing a great big party for all my family and friends, please come and help me celebrate my 58th birthday. Saturday March 16, 2019 7 pm – 12:30 am Where: “The Jewel of Saint Paul” (a former Masonic temple, now a private residence) 1190 James Ave, Saint Paul — it’s the large brownstone building at the southwest corner of Edgecumbe and James. (James is one block north ofRandolph.) What: Renew old friendships, meet interesting new people, engage in sparkling conversation, dance to live music, eat good food and drink good wine and have the best of times For further information, call or email me:612-929-3520 –

Heart of the Beast Puppet Lab Performances: Puppet Lab is HOBT’s emerging artist incubator program: two weekends, four artists, four world premieres of radical, genre-expanding, boundary-pushing work. Join us for our March 2019 Puppet Lab performances! 

March 15th & 16th 7:30pm, March 17th 2:30pm.

Devotion: The Early Years of Rachel Carson by Tara Fahey: Devotion is an immersive puppet epic bringing us into Rachel Carson’s early life. Experience the outpouring of Rachel’s devotion to the ocean, witness the struggles and successes that defined her life, and be transformed by the impact of her work, still reverberating in our world today.

A By Akiko: A for Akiko, Asian, Alien, Atomic bombs, American Dream, Away from home, At home. Weaving together shadow puppet, progressive collage, poetry, and dance, A explores white supremacy and white fear from an immigrant point of view.

March 22 & 23 at 7:30pm, March 24 at 2:30pm

The Alluvial by Andrew Young: Growing up as a minority, there are questions you can only ask within the shadows of yourself. Through shadow puppetry, live performance, storytelling, and sound, The Alluvial explores questions of place, belonging, and the shifting nature of memory — a meditation on family, migration, and identity, to bring the things passed down to us into the light.

Not here, Not there: An Adoptee’s Journey to Home By Kallie Melvin What is Home? Using a combination of original music, paper shadow puppets, photography, and live action performance, Not here, Not there follows the journey of an international adoptee. Through an exploration of grief and loss, family, memories, and more, a new definition of home emerges through a world of shadows.

Join us for a night of revelry and puppet fun on March 29th!

We’ll have the exclusive premiere of a short film Children of Spring from MindTwist Studio about the magic of MayDay from the kids’ point of view! We’ve got a great night planned for you including: Live music from The Changeups, Puppet Photobooth, Make and take activity for kids, Children of Spring Film Premiere, Family-friendly puppet cabaret, and a red carpet party!

Drinks of all kinds, popcorn, and treats available for sale. Dress in your funkiest “MayDay Formal” attire for some red carpet-worthy moments. $12 adults. $7 kids under the age of 12. Sponsored by The Seward Coop – come ready to give to support MayDay! Seward will match the first $5,000 in donations

As many of you might have heard this year will be the last MayDay solely sponsored by Heart of the Beast. Because of loss of some grants that HOBT has depended on for years, the theater has been experiencing some cutbacks. You can read more here. If in addition to advertising you’d like to support HOBT, click here.

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