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.

February 25: 2nd Sunday in Lent

Liturgist: Christiane Roehler
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31 (UMH 752); Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38

March 4: 3rd Sunday in Lent

Liturgist: Allison Foster
Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19 (UMH 750); 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22

March 11: 4th Sunday in Lent

Liturgist: Martha Schoonover
Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 (UMH 830); Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21

March 18: 5th Sunday in Lent

Liturgist: Boy Scouts
Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12 (UMH 785); Hebews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33

March 25: Palm/Passion Sunday

Liturgists: Christiane Roehler, Lucy Cunningham, Allison Foster, Martha Schoonover, Tom Loftus
Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 (UMH 839); Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 11:1-11/Mark 14:1-15:47

March 29: Holy Thursday

Liturgist: Han Yi
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 (UMH 116); 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35

April 1: Easter Day

Liturgist: James Wright
Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 (UMH 839); 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18

April 8: 2nd Sunday of Easter

Liturgist: Allison Foster
Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133 (UMH 850); 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31

April 15: 3rd Sunday of Easter

Liturgist: Tom Loftus
Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4 (UMH 741); 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48

April 22: 4th Sunday of Easter

Liturgist: Martha Schoonover
Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23 (UMH 754); 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18

April 29: 5th Sunday of Easter

Liturgist: Han Yi
Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31 (UMH 752); 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8

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.