Announcements- May 1, 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.

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

Walker in Powderhorn Park June 2, 16, 30*,July 14,28,August 11,25. *New pastor starts June 30. Service location to be determined.

Walker Church at the May Day Parade: Sunday, May 5th, Powderhorn Park, Walker will have a booth! To volunteer call Linda Berglin 612 708 7709.

Sunday Celebration

May 5, 2019

Greeters: Jan DeNoble & Greg Garman

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

29 Witter Bynner (edited)

Those who would take over the earth
And shape it to their will
Never, I notice, succeed.
The earth is like a vessel so sacred
That at the mere approach of the profane
It is marred
And when they reach out their fingers it is gone.
For a time in the world some force themselves ahead
And some are left behind,
For a time in the world some make a great noise
And some are held silent,
For a time in the world some are puffed fat
And some are kept hungry,
For a time in the world some push aboard
And some are tipped out:
At no time in the world will a person who is sane
Over-reach the self,
Over-spend the  self,
Over-rate the self.

Poetry by

Welcome, Announcements, Offering

Scripture Reading

John 21:12-17 NRSV by Jesse Watkins

12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord.

13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.

14 This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”

16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.”

17 He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance

Circle with joys and concerns; bread and juice

Hospitality Time

Karen Lyu Voice Workshop “How to Prevent Losing Your Voice”: Monday, May 6th 7:30pm-9:30pm $25 Advance/$35 Door Do you use your voice as a performer, teacher, interpreter or speaker?
Do you have voice problems like sore throats, a hoarse voice or allergies that affect your voice? Learn “How to Prevent Losing Your Voice” with former Walker Church member, Karen Lyu, aka the Holistic Voice Coach.

Sisters Camelot Food Share: Tuesday, May 7th at 1:30pm in the entryway. Free produce and food!

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

Building & Ground Meeting: Wednesday, May 8th 6-8pm in the conference room.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, May 14th, 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, May 14th at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Spirit Paths (formally Initiates) Meeting: Sunday, May 19th 8:15am to 10:15am in the conference room.

Clergy Transitioning and Envisioning Meeting: Sunday, May 19th 2-6:30pm. Meet the new Pastor, Re. Katy Lee and Rev. Walter Lockhart will discuss transition and plans for the future of Walker Community Church.  The conversation is at 2PM on May 19th. Rev Linda Koelman will lead an hour of large group conversation then there will be time for smaller conversations.

Walker Community Announcements

Walker Church tabling at Cinco de Mayo: Sunday, May 12th 12pm to 5pm on Lake Street We need volunteers to put up, take down booth and staff it. Call Linda Berglin 612 708 7709.

Bretzke Barbeque: 1:00pm to dusk, Saturday, May 18th.  Mark your calendars and join Walter and KC in a throwback recreation of Gerry Bretzke’s barbeques (do you believe he’s been gone 10 years!).  Walter will cook the meat, you bring whatever food or beverage you’d like to share. 3926 Zenith Ave, Minneapolis.  RSVP to kcbretzke@gmail.com.

Events Elsewhere

Willow Cordes-Elkund is back in town, again offering Sliding scale massage from her home office at 3112 16th ave s Minneapolis. $40-$65 for a 60 min. session, 90 minute sessions as available. Willow has been growing her practice since 2014, with training in prenatal, Thai and Swedish table massage. Techniques used are supportive to all body types focusing on anything from relaxation to chronic pain relief. Email to schedule an appointment at WildheartWillow@gmail.com or text 207-930-0158.Bookkeeper:  Carrie Feldman Carolyn.a.feldman@gmail.com

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

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:  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 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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