Weekly Announcements- August 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.

Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser for Twin Cities DSA Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser for Twin Cities DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) Saturday, August 31st, 9:00 am to noon in the dining hall.

Walker members are cordially invited to the Waffle Bar. Please purchase tickets here so we know how many to cook for. 

Twin Cities DSA would like to recruit a volunteer from Walker Church (or anyone who has volunteered for the community meal in the past) to be our kitchen manager on Saturday 8/31 during our waffle bar event. We can offer unlimited waffles, toppings, and breakfast drinks. Plus grateful comradeship. It’s from 8 am to 1 pm and you only have to be the boss, not do any work. 

“House”-made waffles, a huge choice of toppings, breakfast beverages. Prices $7 to $25 per waffle with unlimited toppings and bottomless coffee. This is to support a travel fund to send 19 delegates to Atlanta for the biennial DSA convention. All are welcome. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waffle-bar-by-twin-cities-dsa-tickets-69449570535

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

Sunday Celebration

Grounded: Can these bones live?

September 1, 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

42 Witter-Bynner Translation

Life, when it came to be, 

Bore one, then two, then three 

Elements of things; 

And thus the three began 

-Heaven and earth and man- 

To balance happenings: 

Cool night behind, warm day ahead, 

For the living, for the dead. 

Though a commoner be loth to say 

That he is only common clay, 

Kings and princes often state 

How humbly they are leading, 

Because in true succeeding 

High and low correlate. 

It is an ancient thought, 

Which many men have taught, 

That he who over-reaches 

And tries to live by force 

Shall die thereby of course, 

And is what my own heart teaches.

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Scripture:  Ezekiel 37:1-14

1The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 

2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 

3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”

I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 

5 This is what the Sovereign Lordsays to these bones: I will make breath[a] enter you, and you will come to life. 

6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 

8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.

9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’”

10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.

11 Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ 

12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel.

13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 

14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”

Sermon by Pastor Katy lee

Special Performance by Dianne O’ Donnell, Howard Kranz, and Jim McCreary

Circle with joys and concerns; bread and juice

Hospitality Time

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, September 3rd, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30pm to 6:45pm.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

Walker Singers Rehearsal: Rehearsals are beginning for the fall season! Tuesday, September 3rd at 7pm after Tuesday meal in the sanctuary.

Building & Grounds Meeting: Wednesday, September 11th 6pm to 8pm in the conference room.

Spirit Paths Meeting: Sunday, September 15th at 8:15am before Sunday service in the conference room.

Church Council Meeting: Sunday, September 15th, 12:15pm to 2pm after Sunday service in the conference room.

Walker Community Announcements

We’ll be having a fall all-church gathering: future planning, fun, food and more September 8! After church please join us for a 2 hour lunch and strategic planning meeting, to get to know Pastor Katy better and to talk about the future of Walker church. 

Leafleting needed for Homecoming Sunday – call or email Linda Berglin (612) 708 7709 Linda.berglin44@yahoo.com

The Fall 2019 Walker Rummage Sale will be held September 26, 27, and 28. 

Unlike recent years, we are ready to receive donations. There will be yellow bins in the church to receive donated items and areas will be specified for leaving items and boxes which do not fit the bins. 

If you wish to donate and wish to have someone at the church to receive the donation, instead of placing the items in or by the bin, please call Julie Atkinson (612-401-8805) to make arrangements. 

We are seeking volunteers to help sort and price the items starting immediately and on a continuing basis until the sale.  If you can donate a couple of hours once, twice or more, please call Julie Atkinson at the above number or leave your name with Diane O’Donnell, Kristine Smith, Julie Atkinson or Nancy Larson. We thank you now and we will thank you later for volunteering.  Our sale will only be successful if many Walkerites are involved. 

We are now welcoming and accepting everything except large pieces (like furniture) and will begin to accept them Sunday the 22 of Sept. 

Thank you to all who have already volunteered. We need more volunteers both for before the sale for receiving and sorting and during and after the sale. 

August Women’s Brunch: The August Women’s Brunch is Saturday at 10am at KC Bretzke’s house on August 31. KC’s address is 3926 Zenith Avenue South. Bring a dish to share. FFI call Nancy Larsen at 612-376-9702.

JOINT PARTY Greg’s 75th birthday and Barbara’s retirement: Friday Sept. 20th 5pm-11pm 4253 13th Avenue South Good food! Live music! FFI Greg 612.481.1683 or Barbara 612.423.9689 ALL WALKERITES INVITED!

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 Katy Lee

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesdays, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30 to 6:45pm.  Free, everyone welcome. 

Walker Singers: Some 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.