Weekly Announcements- August 21, 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

Memorial Celebration for Rip West, father of David West: Saturday August 24th at 10am in the Sanctuary with reception to follow upstairs. Although not strictly a member of our community, he attended several Christmas Eve and Easter celebrations here as well as taking in the occasional special performance, evening concert and Ukulele Yule. He was very dear to the West family and requested his service be held here. If you can help with this, contact David West and of course all are welcome.

His obit:  http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/0000322412/?fullname=david-ripley-rip-west

Spirit Paths Meeting: (note time change) Sunday, August 25th 9:15am to 10:15am. Come early at 8:30am for gluten free breakfast. FFI Howard Kranz 612-598-4795.

Membership & Outreach Meeting: Sunday, August 25th after service in Powderhorn park if weather allows.

Sunday Celebration in Powderhorn Park

Expect the Unexpected

August 25, 2019

Greeters: Carole Megarry & 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


Ursula Le Guin reinterpretation

Run the country by doing what’s expected.

Win the war by doing the unexpected.

Control the world by doing nothing.

How do I know that?

By this.

The more restrictions and prohibitions in the world,

The poorer people get.

The more experts the country has

The more of a mess it’s in.

The more ingenious the skillful are,

The more monstrous their inventions.

The louder the call for law and order,

The more the thieves and con men multiply.

So a wise leader might say:

I practice inaction, and the people look after


I love to be quiet, and the people themselves find


I don’t do business, and the people prosper on their


I don’t have wants, and the people themselves are

uncut wood.

Welcome, Announcements, Offering


John 2:1-11

1On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

“Woman,[a] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[b]

Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.

Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”

They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”

11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

Sermon by Pastor Katy lee

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

Circle with joys and concerns; bread and juice by Linda Berglin

Hospitality Time

Bluegrass Jam: Monday, August 26th, 7-10pm. Coming late and leaving early is okay.  The jam is for folks of all abilities.   It is not necessarily church music.  Everyone, who wants to, gets to choose and lead several songs. Listeners are also welcome. Enter through the main door on the east side of the building.  FFI Roy Vanderwerf revanster@gmail.com

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, August 27th, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm.  Meal served 5:30pm to 6:45pm.  Free, everyone welcome.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up!

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.

“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. 

Walker Community Announcements

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. 

Women’s Book Club: The next Walker women’s book group for Friday, August 23rd is CANCELLED.

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 5253 13th Avenue South Good food! Live music! FFI Greg 612.481.1683 or Barbara 612.423.9689 or hagergarman@usiwireless.com 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.