Announcements- June 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.

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

Walker in Powderhorn Park July 14, 28, August 11, 25.

Building & Grounds Meeting: 6-8pm in the conference room.

Spirit Paths Meetings: 8:15-10:15am in the conference room.

Sunday Celebration in Powderhorn Park

Father’s Day

June 16, 2019

Greeters: Mary Burns & Don Browne

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

Bynner #67

Everyone says that my way of life

is the way of a simpleton.

Being largely the way of a simpleton

is what makes it worthwhile.

If it were not the way of a simpleton

it would long ago have been worthless.

These possessions of a simpleton

being the three I choose and cherish:

To care.

To be fair.

To be humble.

When one cares they are unafraid.

When one is fair they leave enough for others.

When one is humble they can grow.

Whereas if, like those of today,

they are bold without caring,

self-indulgent without sharing,

self-important without shame,

they are dead.

The invincible shield of caring

is a weapon from the sky

against being dead.

Poetry by

Welcome, Announcements, Offering

Scripture Reading by Jesse Watkins

1 Corinthians 13:2-7, 11-13 (Anglican Book of Common Prayer)

If I have prosthetic powers, and understand all mysteries

and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove

mountains, but do not have charity, I am nothing.

If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body

So that I may boast, but do not have charity, I gain nothing.

Charity is patient, charity is kind; charity is not envious or

boastful or arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its own way;

it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing,

but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things…

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child,

I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end

to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we

will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully,

even as I have been fully known.

And now faith, hope and charity abide, these three; and the greatest of these is charity.

Sermon by Greg Garman

Special Performance by Anne Hamre

Circle with joys and concerns; bread and juice

Hospitality Time

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, June 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 Community Announcements

Debra Ramage is continuing to do “Communications” for Walker Church on a volunteer basis for now. Would people who took pictures or video of Walter’s last day and his retirement party please share those to and say if it’s OK to put them a) on our Facebook page, b) in the Walker Church Facebook Arts and Performances Group (less public than the page) and/or c) on the Walker Church website. 

Bible Circle: June 22, 10am to 12 noon at3329 4th Ave S. Please bring your favorite passages, up to 6 verses and share your relationship to the bible. FFI Sally Kuehn 612-219-1836

Rev Walter Lockhart has signed on to this UM Forward statement. We declare the full liberation of People of Color, Queer, and Transgender people as the only Christian way forward. Will you sign the Loved and Liberated Proclamation and join us in committing to new expression of Methodism that is with, not about, those at the margins? Add your name today at  Walker UMC can decide if to sign at the next council meeting.

The June women’s brunch will be on the 5th Saturday of the month at KC Bretzke’s home, address in the directory.  Saturday, June 29th at 10 am. Bring a dish to share. KC’s house: 3926 Zenith Ave S MPLS, MN 55410 FFI contact Nancy Larsen at 612-376-9702.

Graduation Open House for Peter Zacher on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at our home at 1956 TimberWolf Trail South in Eagan.  Please join us in celebrating Peter’s graduation from Eastview High School.  Peter will be attending the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and majoring in computer science in the fall.  Sarah and Pete Zacher. or 612-203-2243

Rev Katy Lee will start her ministry at Walker Community UMC on Sunday June 30th.  The first service will be upstairs in the dining room with food after celebration.

There will be a short church conference at 10:25AM, before Celebration, to set the salary for Katy Lee, the incoming pastor.  All members have voice and vote.

If you missed the conversation between Walter and Katy June 12, there is an audio recording you can download at 

Events Elsewhere

Stand up for East Phillips and Little Earth! Rally at East Phillips Park and Cultural Center, 2307 17th Ave S, Mpls Mn. 55404, Monday June 17th, 6:00PM- Food; 6:30-Rally starts. Support the East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm Project at the Roof Depot site! FFI Steve Sandberg

An audio version of JEANNETTE RANKIN: CHAMPION OF PERSISTENCE can be accessed from the Atlanta Fringe website. It is about 40 minutes in length, contains things not in the stage show (ie NEW information) and is hopefully excellent entertainment. Oh yeah, IT IS FREE!!!

Go to click on 2019 line up, audio shows, and then JEANNETTE RANKIN. The show will be available 5/27 -6/16 Did I mention? The most listens wins (And I will tithe to the church if I win) so tell your friends too.

Twin Cities Pride festival June 22nd and 23rd, parade will be June 23. Minnesota Reconciling Methodists are ordering matching shirts.  Here is the ordering information. 

Picture of shirt color options 94fe77a6/JERDE_SHIRTS_2019.pdf
Order form afcc055c/Inclusive_Methodists_order_form.pdf
If you have any questions about the t-shirts, please contact me at or 612-414-4779.

Wanted before July 1: Studio or one-bedroom apartment in Powderhorn Park neighborhood or general vicinity. We are a couple (woman and man), both employed, and two cats. Can pay up to $900/month. If you have something available please call or text me: Alexis@ 612-434-5880.

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

Willow Cordes-Elkund Sliding scale Thai and Swedish massage from her home office at 3112 16th Ave S. $40-$65 for a 60 min. session, 90 minute sessions as available. Email at or text 207-930-0158.

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.