Walker Chapel UMC

Sanctuary Open for Prayer: Sunday, 9:00 am
Adult Study: Sunday, 9:30 am
Worship: Sunday, 10:30 am
Children's Sunday School: Sunday, 10:45 am




To read the lessons in the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), the version we use at Walker Chapel, please visit the
Oremus Bible Browser web site, enter the text you wish to read, and, where it presents you version options, be sure to select the NRSV. 




One very meaningful way to serve God at Walker Chapel is by assisting with the Sunday morning liturgy. Liturgists frequently help lead the congregation in prayer, read Scripture, and assist with the distribution of the bread and cup during Holy Communion. If you think you might be interested in serving this way, please contact Rev. Burgess.

September 2: 15th Sunday after Pentecost

Liturgists: Shelly Ballard & Allison Foster
Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 (UMH 795); James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

September 9: 16th Sunday after Pentecost

Liturgist: Shelly Ballard
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; James 2:1-10 (11-13), 14-17; Mark 7:24-37

September 16: 17th Sunday after Pentecost

Liturgist: Christiane Roehler
Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19 (UMH 750); James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38

September 23: 18th Sunday after Pentecost

Liturgist: Duane Musser
Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1 (UMH 738); James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37

September 30: 19th Sunday after Pentecost

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22; Psalm 124 (UMH 846); James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50

October 7: 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Liturgist: Jennifer Musser
Job 1:1; 2:1-10; Psalm 26; Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16

October 14: 21st Sunday after Pentecost

Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22:1-15 (UMH 752); Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31

October 21: 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

Job 38:1-7, (34-41); Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c (UMH 826); Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45

October 28: Reformation Sunday

Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22) (UMH 769); Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52

The following are time-honored and traditional examples of prayers to be offered before the reading of scripture. Unless a prayer has already been selected for the Sunday you are serving as liturgist, please feel free to choose one from among those found below to use.

O God, who has so made us that we live not by bread alone but by every Word of yours: Cause us to hunger after the heavenly food, and to find in it our daily provision on the way to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God who commanded light to shine out of darkness: We pray you to shine into our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of your glory in the face of Jesus Christ; to whom be praise and honor for evermore. Amen.

Heavenly Father, we pray that your Holy Spirit may rest upon us now, as we approach the study of your holy Word, and that he may make that Word a living message to our souls; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord, uphold me, that I may uplift you; and may the words of my mouth, and the meditation of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer. Amen.

Give us grace, O Lord, not only to hear your Word with our ears, but also to receive it into our hearts and to show it forth in our lives; for the glory of your great name. Amen.

O Lord, open to us your Word, and our hearts to your Word, that we may know you better and love you more; for your mercy and for your truth's sake. Amen

Heavenly Father sanctify us by your truth, and grant that the Spirit of truth may guide us into all truth, through him who is the truth incarnate, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Eternal God, in the reading of the Scripture, may your Word be heard; in the meditations of our hearts, may your Word be known; and in the faithfulness of our lives, may your Word be shown. Amen.