Announcements- April 4, 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.

No one has signed up for hospitality treats or communal singing leaders.

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

Spring Rummage Sale: Thursday, April 4, 5:30 to 8:30 pm; Friday, April 5, 1:00 to 8:00 pm; and Saturday, April 6, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. NOTE REDUCED HOURS–No Sunday sale.  Bag sale will be Saturday at 2:00.                                               We will be accepting credit cards throughout the sale. FFI Lulu Philips 612-281-3778

Membership Committee Light Lunch: Sunday, April 7th after service in the conference room.

Sunday Celebration

April 7, 2019

Greeters: Jan De Noble & Greg Garman

Communal Singing by Tony Wentersdorf

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

31 Mitchell

Weapons are the tools of violence; all decent people detest them. Weapons are the tools of fear; a decent person will avoid them except in the direst necessity
and, if compelled, will use them only with the utmost restraint.
Peace is the highest value.
If the peace has been shattered, how can we be content?
Enemies are not demons, but human beings like yourself.
We don’t wish them personal harm.
Nor do we rejoice in victory.
How could we rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of people? We enter a battle gravely, with sorrow and with great compassion, as if we are attending a funeral.

Poetry by Bessie Browne

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Reading:  Jeremiah 31:31-34

A New Covenant

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.

It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord.

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart                                                                       

Special Performance by Tony Wentersdorf

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice by

Hospitality Time Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee, Treats by

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

Walker Singers Rehearsal: Tuesday, April 9th at 7pm in the sanctuary.

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

Cool Movie Night, featuring Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter: Saturday, April 15th in the sanctuary. The Walker Church Millennial Auxiliary presents a popcorn and socializing from 6:30, film starts promptly at 7. Free!

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, April 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 Singers Rehearsal: Tuesday, April 16th at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Jewish Passover Seder: THURSDAY, April 18th, 6:30 pm in the sanctuary. [note NOT on a Friday this time] Hosted & led by Fred Glazer.  The Seder, a traditional family and community Jewish holiday observance and meal, recalls the liberation of the Jewish people from Egypt and the constant struggle to make a better world for all. Reservations are necessary; call the church office or sign up on Sundays.  The cost is $16; bring your own wine or wine substitute.  If you have questions about the service, please call Fred Glazer (612-872-9117). Please call if you can volunteer to help with cooking and set-up.   

Eerodynamic! A CD Release Concert by Tony Wentersdorf & Mary Parker with featured guest Sally Kuehn Friday, April 26th at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Walker Community Announcements

Notice of the passing of former Walker Church member Cathy Oliva, also known by the names Letterman and Glazer. Cathy was involved with Walker Church from the 70s until as late at the early 2000s. We were informed of her passing by her sister. She died peacefully in Pahrump, Nevada on March 21st with her partner Austin Boyer at her side.  There will be a gathering in her memory in the Twin Cities at a date to be announced. For more information, contact her sister Cindy at 612-721-1269. Cards can be mailed to Austin Boyer at:1591 E Lola LnPahrump, NV 89060——-

Sales brisk for “The Walker Sound” music albums released just last Sunday, sales of the music CD, “The Walker Sound,” are encouraging. The CD captures Sunday morning’s unique celebration music and features Walker’s pickup band with outstanding instrumental and vocal solos as well as The Walker Singers choir.  Among the 19 songs on the disc, are “Amazing Grace,” “Let it Be,” “I am a Pilgrim,” “Everybody’s Moon,” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.” A full-color insert  is included in the album’s jewel case, displaying 24 photos, mostly of Walker musicians. Of the initial burn of 100  CDs, sales by mid-week  totaled 30. Once gross sales displace production costs, all proceeds will be contributed to the church treasury. The CD in it’s jewel case and including the insert are priced at $15 each for any individual’s initial purchase, then $12 each for subsequent purchases. The pricing policy suggests multiple copy sales of the album for low-cost gift giving. Purchases can be made Sunday mornings at the church following celebration, or any time by calling Jesse Watkins at (612) 296-3723 or by email:

The Fireroast Mountain Boys featuring Walker’s own David West, Don Browne, Dick Danaher and Steve Sandberg appear once a month at the Underground Music Cafe 1579 Hamline Avenue in St. Paul on the fourth Saturday at 5pm. Original tunes, jazz, rock, and old time served in a convivial wine bar atmosphere with wood fired pizza.

Events Elsewhere

Help build the puppets for the MayDay Parade! During the month of April, our building is transformed into a giant studio where staff artists and volunteers create the MayDay Parade. Community workshops to build MayDay are held at In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s home base: The Avalon Theatre, 1500 E Lake St, Mpls, MN 55407

2019 workshops: April 6—thru May 2, 2019: EACH Tuesday from 7-9pm EACH Thursday from 7-9pm EACH Saturday from 9-11 am, and 1-3pm ** American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available at EVERY workshop. **

Workshops are funded by free will donations and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Syria 101 Saturday, April 13, from 3 – 5 at Living Table UCC, 3805 E. 40th St.  Local Syrians in the community will be doing a presentation about the history, culture, politics, and the conflict in Syria.  We wanted an event that was not focused just on the war. Free food and event.  

Speaker and conversation with Ruah Swennerfelt: We invite you to join us for an important conversation about the intersections between Faith, Climate Change, and the Transition Movement. Please come—and invite parishioners, students and others who may be wrestling with the reality of climate change—to either of these two opportunities to hear from and converse with: Ruah Swennerfelt,author of Rising to the Challenge: People of Faith and the Transition Movement Sunday, April 14 Moon Palace Books / 3032 Minnehaha Ave., Mpls / 4:00-5:00 p.m. Co-Creatz Meeting Space 2388 University Ave., St. Paul / 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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

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.

Stop Line 3 Climate Justice Group:  Some Tuesdays 7 to 9 pm in the conference room.  FFI Al Sherwood