Announcements-January 23, 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 Celebration will be held upstairs this Sunday, January, 27th.

The sermon time will be a conversation around the tables about:

1) what is good news?

2) how do I need to be released?

3) what would God’s favor to the world look like in my life?

No one has signed up for bred & juice or hospitality treats.

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

Women’s Brunch: The January brunch will be held at Kristine Smith’s house on January 26th at 10am at 2536 29th Avenue South. FFi call Nancy Larsen at 612-376-9702. Kristine’s number is 612-220-5212. Bring a dish to share. See you there!

Sunday Celebration

January 27, 2019

Greeters: Carole Megarry & Jan Werness

Communal Singing by Roberta Cullen & Nancy Larsen

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

64 Mitchell

What is rooted is easy to nourish.

What is recent is easy to correct.

What is brittle is easy to break.

What is small is easy to scatter. Prevent trouble before it arises.

Put things in order before they exist.

The giant pine tree

grows from a tiny sprout.

The journey of a thousand miles

starts from beneath your feet. Rushing into action, you fail.

Trying to grasp things, you lose them.

Forcing a project to completion,

you ruin what was almost ripe. Therefore the Master takes action by letting things take their course.

S/He remains as calm

at the end as at the beginning.

S/He has nothing,

thus has nothing to lose.

What s/he desires is non-desire;

what s/he learns is to unlearn.

S/He simply reminds people

of who they have always been.

S/He cares about nothing but the Tao.

Thus s/he can care for all things.

Poetry by

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Reading:  Luke 4:14-21 by Brent Bender

14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country.

15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.

16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read,

17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

18 “The Spirit of the God’s faithfulness is upon me, because God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. God has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free,

19 to proclaim the year of the God’s favor.”

20 And Jesus rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.

21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance led by Janet Skidmore:

“Gaudete” a 16th century Christmas hymn.

Rejoice! Rejoice! 
Christ is born of the Virgin Mary. 

At this time of grace and longed-for blessing,
Love faithfully offers a song of praise. 

God is made human in this wonderful birth:
The world is cleansed through the rule of Christ. 

The gate of heaven now opens which to us was closed,
Sending forth transforming light through which holiness is found. 

Therefore we meet in pure songs of joy;
We bless the Lord, King of our Salvation. 

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

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

Bluegrass Jam: Monday, January 28th, 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

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, January 29th, 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, January 29th at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Sarah Dagg Massage: Thursday, January 31st and Friday February 1st. By appointment only. Please contact Sarah 218-831-9570.

Celebrate Singing Songs Songs from the Walker Songbook: Is postponed until further notice. FFI Kent Ekland 612-598-5556

Indian Taco Fundraiser: Saturday, February 2nd, 11am-5pm Upstairs in the dining hall. Come support the family and get your grub on, relax , unwind , and converse with some amazing people! We added some things to the menu and we hope you enjoy. Indian tacos, frybread, frydogs, nachos, wild rice eggrolls and Mexican corn. Come see us! Dine in, come for pick up or order delivery!! We will deliver a minimum of 4. Call/text: 612-249-3266

Community Meal & Food Giveaway:  Tuesday, February 5th, 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, February 5th at 7pm in the sanctuary.

Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night: Thursday, February 7th, 6-8pm in the conference room. Write letters to build and sustain relationships with prisoners in Minnesota and beyond. Open to all. FFI Bailey Riley

Women’s Prison Book Project Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, February 9th 8am-12pm Upstairs in the dining hall. Join us for pancakes, fruit, grits, coffee and juice. Vegan and GF pancake options available $6-$10 sliding scale. Great quality books for amazing prices: $1-$3. FFI

Cabin Fever Song Circle: Tuesday, February 12th, 7-9 pm in front of the Walker fireplace.  We’ll go around the circle. You can play or sing a song, request a song (and we’ll play it if anybody knows it), or pass. Listeners welcome, too.  We should be able to go around the circle several times.  Bring your instruments and any snacks or beverages you might want. FFI Janet Skidmore 612-965-3335

Initiates Meeting: Sunday, February 17th 8:15am-10:15am in the conference room. FFI Lou Tofte

Walker Community Announcements

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

KITE FESTIVAL ON LAKE HARRIET, FUNDRAISER FOR THE ART SHANTY PROJECTS: Saturday, January 26th 12noon-4pm.Art Shanty projects will partner with the kite festival, out on the ice for one day only this year, with special events and performances from noon to 4 pm.Then come into the heated tent at 4 pm for an after party, featuring a sing along led by Janet Skidmore. for more information.

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