Announcements- June 28, 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 July 14, 28, August 11, 25.

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.

Membership & Outreach Meeting: Sunday, June 30th after church service in the conference room.

Sunday Celebration

A New Day!

June 30, 2019

Greeters: Jan Werness

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

#1  Witter Bynner

Existence is beyond the power of words

To define:

Terms may be used

But are none of them absolute.

In the beginning if heaven and earth there were no words,

Words came out of the womb of matter;

And whether one dispassionately

Sees to the core of life

Or passionately

Sees the surface,

The core and the surface

Are essentially the same,

Words making them seem different

Only to express appearance.

If name be needed, wonder names them both:

From wonder into wonder

Existence opens.

Poetry by Howard Kranz

Welcome, Announcements, Offering

Scripture Reading by Jan Werness

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

1     There is a time for everything,
   and a season for every activity under the heavens:                   a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

Sermon by new Pastor Katy Lee

A Service of Welcome I, page I. in the Walker Songbook, led by Howard Kranz, Lay Leader

Special Performance by the Walker Singers” “O Love” by Elaine Hagenberg.

Circle with joys and concerns; bread and juice by Mary Buckley

Hospitality Time

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, July 2nd, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45pm.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, July 9th, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45pm.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Building & Grounds Meeting: Wednesday, July 10th 6-8pm in the conference room.

Sarah Dagg Massage: Thursday, July 11th, Friday July 12th and Saturday, July 13th. By appointment only. Please contact Sarah 218-831-9570.

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 deborama@gmail.com 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. 

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 is postponed until further notice. FFI Sarah and Pete Zacher.  sarahz0629@gmail.com or 612-203-2243

If you missed the conversation between Walter and Katy June 12, there is an audio recording you can download at https://tinyurl.com/Walter-and-Katy-conversation 

Events Elsewhere

Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival The Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival will be held on Wednesday, August 7, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at 2701 E. 44th St., Minneapolis, MN. First started in August 1996, this summer will be the festival’s 24th year. This popular event is sponsored and supported by the Lake Hiawatha Recreation Council and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.  The activities will again include face painting, hair painting, caricaturist, inflatable moon walk and water slide.  Don’t forget to preregister for the family fitness challenge and the talent contest.  Purchase a $5 wristband for unlimited use during the festival. If you have a business we would like to have you display information about your business at the festival.  You can email lhfest@yahoo.com to request the business display form or go to http://lhrc.freeservers.com/2019%20blank%20display%20request.pdf and download the form.  Please check our website for more up to date information and email us with any questions you have on the festival or if you would like to volunteer.

Website: www.walkerchurch.org   

Facebook Page:  Walker Community United Methodist Church

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

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 WildheartWillow@gmail.com 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 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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