Announcements- June 6, 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 June 16, July 14, 28, August 11, 25.

Rev Walter Lockhart’s last day preaching at Walker Church is this Sunday, June 9. There will be a party celebrating his retirement on June 9 following Celebration.

Sunday Celebration

June 9, 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


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 Linda Berglin

Welcome, Announcements, Offering

Scripture Reading by Nancy Larsen

Acts 2:1-21

1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.

2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.

3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.

4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.

6 And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.

7 Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?

8 And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?

9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,

10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

11 Cretans and Arabs–in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.”

12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”

13 But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.

15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning.

16 No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

17 ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.

18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.

19 And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.

20 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.

21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by the Walker Singers: “Holy, Holy, Holy”

Circle with joys and concerns; bread and juice by Lou Tofte

Hospitality Time by Linda Berglin

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, June 11th, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45pm.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up! This will be a special Tuesday Evening meal.

Walter will be preparing a special menu of lamb shanks, fresh vegetables, rice pilaf, and mushrooms.

Walker Community Announcements

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 Kay 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

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.