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.

October 28: Reformation Sunday

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

November 4: All Saints Sunday

Liturgist: Allison Foster
Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24 (UMH 755); Revelations 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44

November 11: 25th Sunday after Pentecost

Liturgist: Dawn Kyser
Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17; Psalm 127; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44

November 18: 26th Sunday after Pentecost

Liturgist: Christiane Roehler                                                                                                                        1  Samuel 1:4-20; 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Hebrews 10: 11-14 (15-18) 19-25; Mark 13:1-8                                  

November 25: Christ the King Sunday

Liturgist: Martha Schoonover
2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-12 (UMH 849); Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37

December 2: 1st Sunday of Advent

Liturgist: Jennifer Musser
Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10 (UMH 756); 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36

December 9: 2nd Sunday of Advent

Liturgist: James Wright
Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

December 16: 3rd Sunday of Advent

Liturgists (9 needed): Allison Foster, Dawn Kyser, John Kyser, Christiane Roehler, Martha Schoonover, James Wright

Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18

December 23: 4th Sunday of Advent

Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:47-55; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45

December 24: Christmas Eve

Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96 (UMH 815); Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

December 30: 1st Sunday after Christmas Day Liturgist: 

Liturgist:                                                                                                                                                       1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26

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.