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|Hello Walkerites, Friends & Visitors
Here are the announcements.
Note from Pastor Katy:
What a week, ya’ll! We are having some FANTASTIC conversations with Ebony, a woman who will eventually be doing food service for the building (serving both Walker and New City!) and starting some fantastic programs here for children and youth. Do you like food and cooking? Want to help dream with Ebony? Perhaps be a sous chef for her and Brian on Tuesdays? Let us know!
ALSO, we are starting some new and interesting things. This October 6 we are starting something called “Not your average Bible study” at Pastor Katy’s house. This will be a light lunch of soup and bread at Katy’s (mine, ha) house on the west side of Powderhorn park at 12:30 pm. This first “NYABS” will involve reading Rob Bell’s book “What is the Bible?” Don’t want to read it? That’s okay too. We will be talking about what IS the Bible, and why does it even matter. Bring your favorite problematic scripture passage ideas we can talk about. All are welcome. RSVP by October 5th to Katy: My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Address, 3216 10 ave s (please don’t show up unannounced thank you!)
See you Sunday!
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Saturday, October 5th
Pancake breakfast fundraiser for water protectors
Grounded: Matter Matters
September 22, 2019
Greeters: Greg Garman
Communal Singing led by Dianne O’ Donnell and Conrad deFiebre
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
It is better not to make merit a matter of reward
Lest people conspire and contend,
Not to pile up rich belongings
Lest they rob,
Not to excite by display
Lest they covet.
A sound leader’s aim
Is to open people’s hearts,
Fill their stomachs,
Calm their wills,
Brace their bones
And so to clarify their thoughts and cleanse their needs
That no cunning meddler could touch them:
Without being forced, without strain or constraint,
Good government comes of itself.
Poetry Reading by Jesse Watkins
By breath, by blood, by body, by spirit, we are all one
The earth is dust, the earth is clay, flow’rs blossoming and fading
We are dust and we are clay, we are blossoming and fading
Every color, every sound, every place is holy ground
Oh, every living thing, can you hear it laugh? Can you hear it sing?
Welcome, Announcements, Offering
Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. 2 So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’
3 “The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg— 4 I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’
5 “So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’
6 “‘Nine hundred gallons[a] of olive oil,’ he replied.
“The manager told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred and fifty.’
7 “Then he asked the second, ‘And how much do you owe?’
“‘A thousand bushels[b] of wheat,’ he replied.
“He told him, ‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.’
8 “The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. 9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12 And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?
13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
Sermon by Pastor Katy lee
Special Performance by Tony Wentersdorf and the Walker Singers
Circle with joys and concerns; bread and juice
|Walker Events & Other Public Events
All meetings and events listed are at Walker Church unless noted otherwise. See our website Calendar www.walkerchurch.org. FFI please contact the Walker office email@example.com
Rummage sale next week! Sept 26, 27 and 28th. We are still looking for volunteers to pass out fliers advertising the sale, contact Julie Atkinson for more info 612-401-8805
Community Meal & Food Giveaway: Tuesday, September 24th, 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: 7pm after Tuesday meals, in the sanctuary.
October 6 is BYO ANIMALS TO CELEBRATION SERVICE! We will be blessing your animals. Bring ’em on in. Let us know if you have pet allergies and we can do our best to accomodate/be outside.
October 6 we are starting something called “Not your average Bible study” at Pastor Katy’s house. This will be a light lunch of soup and bread at Katy’s (mine, ha) house on the west side of Powderhorn park at 12:30 pm. This first “NYABS” will involve reading Rob Bell’s book “What is the Bible?” Don’t want to read it? That’s okay too. We will be talking about what IS the Bible, and why does it even matter. Bring your favorite problematic scripture passage ideas we can talk about. All are welcome. RSVP by October 5th to Katy: My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Address, 3216 10 ave s (please don’t show up unannounced thank you!)
Men’s Brunch: Saturday, October 12, usual 9:30 starting time, at 4600 E 34th Street.
October 13 we will be having a “future of the UMC” conversation with New City church from 12-1 pm! Bring your questions and ideas
Tony Wentersdorf will be teaching a 6-week interactive songwriting class (“Songwriting Workshop”) at Southwest Community School from Sept 30 to Nov 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. Areas covered: song structures, Rhymes, “hooks,” and various music genres, including, country, folk, and classic rock songs. Student will be encouraged to write their own songs. Tony has been writing songs for almost 50 years and is an active member of MAS (Minnesota Association of Songwriters). FFI contact Tony at 612-872-0233 or Southwest Community School at 612-668-3100.
New City Update:
As most of you know, New City Church is a growing spiritual community that has been meeting primarily in the upstairs dining room at Walker Church.
New City has outgrown the space upstairs, and has requested the use of the sanctuary at least twice a month. New City has been contributing a substantial amount toward our budget, and we expect that as they continue to grow they will contribute more.
The Walker Church Council would like to get your feedback on some ways for both congregations to be able to use the building. In our preliminary discussions, we thought of the following two options. Please do some brainstorming and discuss the options. Any questions that you have can go to me. I will bring them to the next Council meeting for further discussion.
First option is Walker uses the Sanctuary on the first, third, and fifth Sundays and New City uses the Sanctuary on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, or New City uses the Sanctuary on the first, third, and fifth Sundays and Walker uses the Sanctuary on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.
The advantage of this arrangement is that we always know when we are in the sanctuary, and can plan ahead. The disadvantage is that we will find it harder to schedule events such as Easter, Christmas, and Day of the Dead when we will want the sanctuary for special performances and setups.
Second option is that both Walker and New City both use the sanctuary on Sunday, Walker at 9:00 AM and New City at 11:00 AM.
The advantage of this arrangement is that we always have the sanctuary on Sunday, and can plan special celebrations without reference to “our” Sunday.
The disadvantage is the we will have to be done with our celebration and completely out of the sanctuary by 11:00. We should plan on having our coffee hour upstairs in the dining room at 10:30 or when celebration is over.
New City will have to have storage space and do some setup before 9:00 so they will be ready to go at 11:00.
Thanks in advance for your ideas! Lulu Philips, Council Chair. You can reach me at 612-281-3778 or email@example.com.