Announcements- May 8, 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.

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

Sunday Celebration

May 12, 2019

Greeters: Janet Court & Margo McCreary

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

23 Mitchell Translation

Express yourself completely,
then keep quiet.
Be like the forces of nature:
when it blows, there is only wind;
when it rains, there is only rain;
when the clouds pass, the sun shines through. If you open yourself to the Tao,
you are at one with the Tao
and you can embody it completely.
If you open yourself to insight,
you are at one with insight
and you can use it completely.
If you open yourself to loss,
you are at one with loss
and you can accept it completely. Open yourself to the Tao,
then trust your natural responses;
and everything will fall into place.

Poetry

Welcome, Announcements, Offering

Scripture Reading

Psalm 23: A Feminist Version by Jesse Watkins

The Schechinah, a sheltering presence, makes me whole as a woman:
Causing me to rest in green fields, Leading me to calming waters, Replenishing my soul,
And empowering me to make life affirming choices In celebration of God’s name.
Even though I have walked in darkness and known loss, I have not despaired for you are with me.
Your guidance and your nurturing spirit have sustained me.
You have set a full table for me when I have been hurt and alienated.
You have conferred upon me unique potential, which I strive to realize.
From the deep core of my being I am overflowing with gratitude.
I know that your goodness and loving kindness will continue to abide within me,
And I will live out my days in God’s house.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance

Circle with joys and concerns; bread and juice by Jan Werness

Hospitality Time

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.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, May 21st, 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 21st at 7pm in the sanctuary.

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.

Women’s Brunch: Saturday, May 25th at 10am at Abbey and Becky Hanson’s house 3700 36th Ave S. FFI Nancy Larsen (612) 376-9702

Men’s Brunch: Saturday, May 25th at 10am at Tony Wentersdorf’s house 1350 Nicollet Ave S #607 FFI Paul McHugh

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.

Tamales y Bicicletas Spring Farm Fest: Join Tamales y Bicicletas Urban Farm on Sautrday, May 11th for a day-long spring farm work day and makers market featuring rad local vendors, followed by a cook-out and show, all in support of QT IBPOC (Queer, Trans, Indigenous, Black, People of Color) creators, teachers, artists, and community. Come to volunteer, learn, shop, eat, dance, or all of the above! Farm Work Volunteers get free admission!

EVENT SCHEDULE: 12pm-4pm: Optional Farm Work Volunteer Activities, 12pm-6pm: Makers Market, 4pm – 8pm: Food & Entertainment
COST & TICKETS: 12pm to 4pm: FREE, 4pm to 8pm: $10 – $20 sliding scale (includes food and entertainment)
-Buy your tickets at the door (cash only!) or in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-farm-fest-food-entertainment-ticket-tickets-59864882475 https://www.facebook.com/events/431042954324796/

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.

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