This Week’s Bulletin

Lent III: Holy Moments
March 15, 2020

Greetings by Steve G-M

Communal Singing led by Howard Kranz + Janet S + Nancy G-M + Allan Steinhauer

Communal Reading:  Our mission is to nurture spirituality, build caring community & work courageously for peace with justice and mercy.

Opening

Welcome, Announcements, Joys and Concerns & Offering

Lao Tzu 19, followed by 5 minutes of silent meditation
Witter-Bynner translation read by Cheryl Kramer

Rid of formalized wisdom and learning
People would be a hundredfold happier,
Rid of conventionalized duty and honor
People would find their families dear,
Rid of legalized profiteering
People would have no thieves to fear.
These methods of life have failed, all three,
Here is the way, it seems to me:
Set people free,
As deep in their hearts they would like to be,
From private greeds
And wanton needs.

Poetry by Bonita Blumenauer

Sung chant: Taize- Ubi Caritas

Scripture: Exodus 17:1-7
From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people quarreled with Moses, and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?” But the people thirsted there for water; and the people complained against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?” So Moses cried out to the LORD, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.” The LORD said to Moses, “Go on ahead of the people, and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.” Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. He called the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelites quarreled and tested the LORD, saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?” 

Special Performance: Walker Singers

Sermon by Pastor Katy

Special Performance: David West

Gather in a Circle sharing of Bread and Juice


Announcements

Thank you to all of our volunteers! Special thanks to Linda Berglin for bringing Bread and Juice. We are always looking for help with Tuesday meals and Bread and Juice.

Tuesday night meal: Tuesday, March 10th, Doors open & food giveaway at 5 pm. Meal served 5:15pm to 6:15pm. Free, everyone welcome. Volunteers needed, please sign up!

Church Time Change: For a trial period between March 15-April 26, Walker church will begin music time at 11 am and celebration service at 11:30! This is so New city church can use the sanctuary for service at 930 am. Expect there to be some “growing edges” as we figure out transition times and shared space! We will reassess the changes after Easter. Thanks for your input on our survey! Also a reminder: this Sunday is daylight savings time!!

Game Party: Lulu Philips and Mary Buckley are hosting a game party at Walker on Friday, March 6 at 7:00 PM. Games and snacks will be provided. Bring a beverage and have some fun conversation. FFI Lulu 612-281-3778

Informational Picketing: Please join East Phillips Neighborhood at 4PM on Friday 3/6/20 as they begin Informational Picketing at E. 26th St. and Longfellow Ave S. We continue to seek City and State support for the East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm Project at the Roof Depot on the Greenway. Bring a sign, bring an instrument, bring your voice, just come!              

East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm Project: You are invited to an informational gathering at Our Saviors Lutheran on 24th and Chicago this Sunday 3/8/20 to hear about the East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm Project. This will happen following Sunday Service (Noon-ish) and will include pizza from their wood fired oven. FFI; epnifarm.org or Steve Sandberg, 612-483-2941

Pot Luck, Dance to the Wayneacs, Anne Tiller’s Pieceful Quilts Show, & Giveaway: Everyone is welcome to celebrate Birth, Life, Community, Healing and Creativity.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 7 @ 6:30pm – 11:30 pm
WHERE: Walker Community United Methodist Church
16th Ave. & 31st Street South, Mpls.
Suggested donation $10 for Walker Church
RSVP: Anne Tiller 651 755 7782

Save the date, All-church retreat follow up: The plan has been to have another meeting March 8. But with all the many other meetings we’ve been having and with our need to reconfigure SPRC, we will take a little more time. The follow up meeting will be lunch after church April 5th.

Kitty Kuluvar died Sunday, February 23rd at Our Lady of Peace at 3:10PM. The memorial service will be in the afternoon on March 22nd at Walker Church. More details to come.

Taize Service: On the second Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. from October through May, Minnehaha United Methodist Church (3701 E. 50th St., Minneapolis) offers a Taize service. As we sing and pray, our hearts are opened so that we may hear God speaking to us. Child care provided. Please join us this month on March 13.

Prospect Park Climate Action Plan Kickoff: Prospect Park Association’s Environment Committee and climate action partners are joining together to transition Prospect Park to increased sustainability and resilience in the face of climate change.  The kickoff celebration of the neighborhood’s Climate Action Plan is on Saturday, March 28th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Prospect Park United Methodist Church, 22 Orlin Ave SE in Minneapolis. FFI: www.prospectparkchurch.org/events/prospect-park-celebration-and-climate-action-kickoff

Directory Update: We are updating the Walker Directory! Please send us any updated contact information that you’d like to have included in the directory, as well as if you’d like to be added, or removed, from the list. We will be sending out a new directory at the end of March.

Podcast Announcement! Guess what? Pastor Katy’s podcast is out! It’s called “Connectional”, and the first interview is with Pastor Tyler of New city! Check it out! It’s on Spotify, or you can click below.

Apartment Wanted: Mature woman is looking for one or one-plus bedroom apt. for Spring move. Prefer small, non-smoking building. Call (No texts!)  Lynn 651-489-9053  OR  write lynns@bitstream.net

Lost and found, and other miscellany: We are cleaning up the Walker church office! Have something in there, you think? Have office keys you don’t need? Come on over during office hours and help us out!

Office Hours: The Walker office will be open on Mondays -Wednesdays from 1-5pm.

Peace with Justice events, here and elsewhere:

  • Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 am – Interfaith Coalition of Immigration (ICOM) vigil at the Bishop Henry Whipple Building, 1 Federal Drive, St. Paul, MN 55111. Join ICOM  on the second Tuesday of every month to raise your voice in prayer and protest about the separation of families that happens in the Twin Cities daily. Vigil starts at 7:30 a.m. in the courtyard; if you can, stay afterwards for Court Watch that begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 10, 11:00 am – MN Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP) monthly delegate council. Walker Church – sanctuary. We have a delegate – Steve Cobian, but the meeting is open to anyone interested.

Services by Members and Ongoing Events at Walker can be found on our website, under “groups”!