Announcements- July 3, 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.

Sunday Celebration

We’re all in this together

July 7, 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


The universe is deathless,

Is deathless because, having no finite self,

It stays infinite.

A sound man by not advancing himself

Stays the further ahead of himself,

By not confining himself to himself

Sustains himself outside himself:

By never being an end in himself

He endlessly becomes himself.

Poetry by Bonita Blumenauer & Cheryl Kramer

Welcome, Announcements, Offering

Scripture Reading by Jesse Watkins

Galatians 6:10 Common English Bible (CEB)

Caring and sharing

1 Brothers and sisters, if a person is caught doing something wrong, you who are spiritual should restore someone like this with a spirit of gentleness. Watch out for yourselves so you won’t be tempted too.

 2 Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ. 

3 If anyone thinks they are important when they aren’t, they’re fooling themselves. 

4 Each person should test their own work and be happy with doing a good job and not compare themselves with others.

5 Each person will have to carry their own load.

6 Those who are taught the word should share all good things with their teacher. 

7 Make no mistake, God is not mocked. A person will harvest what they plant. 

8 Those who plant only for their own benefit will harvest devastation from their selfishness, but those who plant for the benefit of the Spirit will harvest eternal life from the Spirit.

9 Let’s not get tired of doing good, because in time we’ll have a harvest if we don’t give up. 

10 So then, let’s work for the good of all whenever we have an opportunity, and especially for those in the household of faith.

Sermon by Pastor Katy Lee

Special Performance

Circle with joys and concerns; bread and juice

Hospitality Time

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.

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, July 16th, 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

Leafleting homes near Powderhorn Park – Sat July 13  12 noon – 1:00pm. Pick up assignments at Walker Church. Call me if you want to pick up an assignment at a different time. Linda Berglin 612 708 7709 

Events Elsewhere

Bible Circle: Saturday, July 13th at 10am at 3329 4th Ave S. Please bring any scriptures that you find problematic, up to 8 verses. FFI Sally Kuehn 612-214-1836

Diggity Dog Days: Riff on Jack the dog as he makes scents of his human’s heartache. Created by Margo McCreary. Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th at 7:30pm, and Sunday, July 14th at 2:00pm at Dreamland Arts 677 Hamline Ave N. St. Paul Tickets $15. FFI and reservations: 651-645-5506

Walker Women’s Book Group is reading “The book of Joy,” interviews with Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. You do not need to read the book ahead of time or bring the book. The next meeting is Friday, July 19 at 1pm at Dianne O’Donnell’s house at 4600 E. 34th Street, Minneapolis. FFI call Nancy Larsen at 612-376-9702.

July Women’s Brunch is Saturday, July 27 at 10 am at KC Bretzke’s. The address is 3926 Zenith Ave S., Minneapolis. Bring a dish to share.FFI call Nancy Larsen 612-376-9702.

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 to request the business display form or go to 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.

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.