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

 Holy Fool Celebration:  Wed, Apr 1, 7 pm. Join us for a Grand Celebration of the Fool in all of us! We will have foolish music, clownish acts, guest jokers and more! Don’t miss the 1st Annual Day of the Holy Fool at Walker Church!”  FFI Mary Parker

Maundy Thursday Service:  Thurs, Apr 2, 7 pm at Prospect Park UMC, 22 Orlin Avenue SE in Mpls


Easter Sunday April 5

Sunrise Celebration 6:45 am in Powderhorn Park at the Gazebo on the southwest shore of the lake.

Pancake Breakfast 8:30 am to 9:45 am.  $5, children under 10 free.

Easter Sunday Celebration 10am  Please come by 10 am to be seated in the darkened sanctuary for the Opening Ceremony. (The communal singing will be at the end of the celebration.)

Greetings by Greg Garman & Nancy Larsen

Opening Ceremony of Binding and Unbinding by Maggie Rozycki

“Easter Anthem” by the Walker Singers

“Morning Poem” by Mary Oliver, read by Mary Parker

“Eastertime” by Tony Wentersdorf

Scripture: Mark 16:1-8 read by Linnea Sommer

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.  And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.  They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”  When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back.

As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.  But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him.  But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.”   So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Announcements and Offering

Community Singing led by Dianne O’Donnell

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Lou Tofte

Community Singing of “Amazing Grace”

Let’s Put On Our Easter Bonnets and Gather for

Walker Community Easter Photo 2015!

Thanks for:  Hospitality set-up by Barbara Hager, Treats by Linda Berglin and Kay & Harlan Seelhoff

Community Meal:  Tues, Apr 7, 5:30 to 6:45

Puppet show by Margo McCreary & Alice Browne:  Tues, Apr 7, 6:15 to 6:45.  On the curb in front of Walker.

Finance committee meeting:  Wed, Apr 8, 5 pm

Trustees meeting:  Wed, Apr 8, 6 pm

Jewish Passover Seder:  Friday, April 10, 6:30 pm.  Hosted & led by Fred Glazer.  The Seder, a traditional family and community Jewish holiday observance and meal, recalls the liberation of the Jewish people from Egypt and the constant struggle to make a better world for all.

Reservations are necessary; call the church office or sign up on Sundays.  The cost is $16; bring your own wine or wine substitute.  If you have questions about the service, please call Fred Glazer (612-872-9117).   Please call if you can volunteer to help with cooking and set-up.

Men’s Group:  Sat, Apr 11, 9:30 am in the conference room.  FFI Jim Feldman

Building Use Task Force Meeting:  Tues, Apr 14, 5 pm

America’s Next Top God:  Fri, Apr 17, 7 pm & Sun, April 19, 2 pm

Rummage Sale Set-up begins Monday April 20

Rummage Sale Thurs-Sun, April 23-26

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


Hey, Walkerites!  The greatest fundraiser on earth is coming to Walker!  (Well, the greatest fundraiser at Walker anyway.)   Yes, you guessed it!  The WALKER RUMMAGE SALE is back!  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



The Creation Dance will be performed again during the celebration for Earth Day, April 19, and also on May 31.  If you did not participate last time and would like to this time around, please contact Janet Skidmore.  Anyone aged 9 years and older is welcome and you need have no previous dance experience, although having some athletic ability like being a runner or swimmer is helpful.  And of course, you are welcome if you were in the dance before and would like to do it again!



Emma Norton Services Annual Dinner and Silent Auction:  Monday, April 20, 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Location:

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, 7025 Northland Drive N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. This fundraiser is a celebration of our donors and our lifelong partnership with the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. You’ll enjoy a lively evening of dinner, entertainment, and philanthropy, and have the chance to bid on a fantastic selection of silent auction items, including theater tickets, gift certificates, homemade treats, and much more!  If you are interested in going please contact Walter who will get a table those interested in going should contact Walter who will make the needed reservations and get a table.Revwalt@juno.com


Events held every week

Sunday Meditation Group 8:15-9:30 am.  FFI Nancy Larsen, Celebration 10 am. Sunday School 10:30 am.

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

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

Community Meals:  Every Tuesday 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Aztec Dancers Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Open to all.

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