Weekly Announcements

In chronological order: Walker Events & Meetings (all at the church unless noted otherwise) & Public Events organized by others that will be held at Walker

Who Will Be America’s Next Top God? Friday, April 17 at 7 pm (and Sunday April 19 at 2 pm)  A one act musical by Howard Kranz directed by Mary Parker.  History’s most powerful deities battle it out for national supremacy!  It’s an epic contest!  Don’t miss it!

New Moon Community Drum Circle:  Saturday, April 18, 1-3 pm.  New moons are a time of beginnings & growth. This month’s Aries new moon is a time to focus on self: Innocence & authenticity; Self-discovery; Independence; Courage; & Releasing self-absorption. Come gather to celebrate this time of new beginnings. Everyone welcome. Bring your own drum & rhythm instruments or use ours. No prior drumming experience necessary.  Suggested donation $5 – $15.  This is the first event organized by Converging Visions in partnership with Walker Church.  Others scheduled events are:  May New Moon Drum Circle in Taurus   Saturday May 16  1-3 pm and June Mew Moon Drum Circle in Gemini  Tuesday June 16  5:30-7:30 pm

Guest Speaker Robin Garwood Earth Day 10 am Sunday Celebration April 19.. Robin is the Policy Aide to Council Member Cam Gordon, He visited Cuba in January to learn about their urban agriculture system, and to bring some ideas back to Minneapolis.

Sunday Celebration

April 19, 2015

Greetings by Don Browne, Beth Richards & Mary Burns

Communal Singing led by Nancy Larsen

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

Opening Smudge 

Lao Tzu # 11 followed by 5 minutes of silence

We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that makes the wagon move.

We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.

We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner space that makes it livable.

We work with being, but non-being is what we use.

Poetry by David West

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Special Performance by Sally Kuehn

Scripture Reading: Psalm 4 by Jesse Watkins

Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer. How long, you people, shall my honor suffer shame? How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies? Selah

But know that the LORD has set apart the faithful for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him. When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. Selah

Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the LORD. There are many who say, “O that we might see some good! Let the light of your face shine on us, O LORD!” You have put gladness in my heart more than when their grain and wine abound. I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O LORD, make me lie down in safety.

Guest Speaker Robin Garwood.  Policy Aide to Council Member Cam Gordon, Robin visited Cuba in January to learn about their urban agriculture system, and to bring some ideas back to Minneapolis.

Special Performance of the Creation Dance led by Janet Skidmore

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Mary Burns

Thanks for:  Hospitality set-up by Barbara Hager, Treats by Lulu Philips


Who Will Be America’s Next Top God? Sunday, April 19 at 2 pm.  A one act musical by Howard Kranz directed by Mary Parker.  History’s most powerful deities battle it out for national supremacy!  It’s an epic contest!  Don’t miss it!

Community Meal with the Fireroast Mountain Boys:  Tues, Apr 21. Upstairs right after the meal (from 5:30 to 6:45) the Fireroast Mountain Boys will do a short set of wildly varying environmentally themed songs. Come for the food. Stay for the music celebrating Earth Day Eve!

Rummage Sale Set-up begins Monday April 20

Rummage Sale: Thurs, Apr 23, 6pm to 9 pm,  Fri, Apr 24, noon to 8 pm, Sat, Apr 25, 9 am to 4 pm, Sun, Apr 26, noon to 3 pm- $ 4 bag sale

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Open Community Meeting:  Mon, Apr 27, 6:30 pm.  An open meeting of this advocacy group for people dealing with mental illness.  Free, food will be provided.  FFI John Trepp

Folk & Bluegrass Jam Session:  Mon, Apr 27, 7 to 10 pm. The jam is for folks of all abilities. Everyone, who wants to, gets to choose and lead several songs. Listeners are also welcome. FFI Roy Vanderwerf

Community Meal:  Tues, Apr 28, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

15 Now Fundraiser:  Wed, April 29, 7 pm. Join Storytellers–Nicholas Pawlowski, Carla Vogel and special musical guests.  Dedicated community artists Nicholas and Carla bring to life traditional wise tales from around the world honoring values of peace, cooperation and justice.  FFI Joe Hesla

Community Sing:  Sat, May 2, 7 pm to 9 pm.  Organized by Bret Hesla.

May Day Sunday:  May 3

Community Meal:  Tues, May 5, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Walker Cabaret:  Fri, May 8, 7 pm.  FFI Tony Wentersdorf & Mary Parker

Sunday Celebration with guest speaker Sami Rasouli:  May 10. Sami Rasouli is an Iraqi-American who lived in Minnesota for many years before returning to Iraq after the 2003 U.S. invasion. Sami works in Iraq with the Muslim Peacemakers Team (MPT), a group dedicated to the principles of nonviolence. He returns to the U.S. several times each year to help build people-to-people bridges.

Building Use Task Force meeting:  Tues, May 12, 5 pm

Community Meal:  Tues, May 12, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Finance committee meeting:  Wed, May 13, 5 pm

Trustees meeting:  Wed, May 13, 6 pm

New Moon Drum Circle in Taurus:  Saturday May 16, 1-3 pm

15 NOW Concert:  Sat, May 16, 7 pm.  FFI Joe Hesla

Autoharp Jam:  Sun, May 17, 3 pm to 5 pm in the meditation room.  FFI Tony Wentersdorf.

Community Meal:  Tues, May 19, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Silent Auction & Dinner:  Fri, May 22, 6 pm.  FFI Lulu Philips

Community Meal:  Tues, May 26, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Church Council Meeting:  Tues, May 26, 7:45 pm


Decorations for the sanctuary in May:  Janet Court will be working on the decorations and asks that anyone who can please bring red, rose, pink bedding (sheets, pillowcases) or other fabric in this color range.  Plain, print or plaid.  The assembly will be last week in April.   Janet will have a box in the cloakroom to collect the material.  FFI  Janet


WALKER RUMMAGE SALE There’s something for everyone, and everyone can help make it a big success, while saving the planet by re-using great items.  Bring your gently used rummage to church on Sunday, April 19 after church, or Monday, April 20 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, or Tuesday, April 21 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  Please bring only clean, saleable items in usable condition with no repairs needed.  Please no stuffed animals, mattresses, televisions, computers, computer monitors, or three ring binders.  To make arrangements for pickup of large items, call Lulu Philips.  Sign up to help on the schedule that will be on the clipboards on Sundays, or sign up to distribute flyers door-to-door the week before the sale.  FFI call the rummage coordinator and empress of the universe Lulu Philips


Help wanted:  Office Assistant for Walker Church one half day a week to do bookkeeping tasks, answer phones and doorbells, and otherwise assist the Pastor and Administrator.  $15/hour.  If interested, call Walter Lockhart or KC Bretzke



Events held every week

Sundays Meditation Group 8:15-9:30 am.  FFI Nancy Larsen,

Sunday Celebration 10 am, Sunday School 10:30 am

Monday Morning Coffee Gatherings10 am at Lake Street Coffee, 3223 East Lake St.

Walker Singers Rehearsals Tuesdays 6:45 to 7:45 pm.  FFI Jim McCreary.

Community Meals Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Rosen Movement Class Wednesdays 9 am to 10 am.  FFI Phyllis Weiner