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.

The Death Café:  Thurs, Oct 1, 7 to 10 pm in the dining hall.  The Standard Death Cafe program with cake and tea. The Death Café will meet every Thursday through October 29.   FFI Mary Parker or Dianne O’Donnell FFI


Fall Rummage Sale:

Thursday, Oct 1, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (neighborhood preview night)

Friday, Oct 2, noon to 8 pm

Saturday, Oct 3, 9 am to 4 pm

Sunday, Oct 4, noon to 3 pm (Sunday bag sale, $4 per bag)


Sunday Celebration

October 4, 2015

Greetings by Jan DeNoble, Greg Garman & Nancy Larsen

Communal Singing led by Conrad deFiebre & Dianne O’Donnell

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

Opening Smudge

Lao Tzu # 40 Stephen Mitchell translation followed by 5 minutes of silence

Return is the movement of the Tao.
Yielding is the way of the Tao.

All things are born of being.
Being is born of non-being.

Poetry read by Jesse Watkins

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading Psalm 8 by Nancy Larsen
O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.  Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.  When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?  Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.  You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.  O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by Walker Singers “This Is My Song” Words by Lloyd Stone, Music by Jean Sibelius (It’s #437 in the Methodist Hymnal)

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Jan DeNoble

Hospitality Time

Thanks for Hospitality set-up by Barbara Hager

Hospitality treats by______________

Clean-up by____________


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

The Death Café:  Thurs, Oct 8, 7 to 10 pm in the dining hall.  Guest Speaker Anne Archbold, Green Burial Consultant. Anne will talk to us and answer our questions about an ancient burial tradition which is being retrieved, due to our concerns about polluting our environment. Green burial is available now as an alternative to embalming, concrete vaults, cremation. Standard Death Cafe program will follow in the second hour.  The Death Café will meet every Thursday through October 29.   FFI Mary Parker or Dianne O’Donnell FFI

Indigenous Peoples’ Sunday Celebration:  October 11.  Guest Speaker Susanna De Leon, an immigration attorney and Xicana activist.

Building Use Collective meeting:  Tues, Oct 13, 5 pm

Community Meal:  Tues, Oct 13, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Finance Committee meeting:  Wed, Oct 14, 5 pm

Trustees meeting:  Wed, Oct 14, 6 pm

The Death Café:  Thurs, Oct 15, 7 to 10 pm in the dining hall.  Standard Death Cafe program with cake and tea. The Death Café will meet every Thursday through October 29.   FFI Mary Parker or Dianne O’Donnell FFI

Community Meal:  Tues, Oct 20, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

The Death Café:  Thurs, Oct 22, 7 to 10 pm in the dining hall.  A guest speaker, Dr. Tom von Sternberg, a family doctor with Health Partners, specializing in geriatric care, end-of-life care, retiree health, nursing home care will talk to us about Living Wills (health care directives) and lead us through the process of making these decisions and getting the task done! The Standard Death Cafe program will follow in the second hour.  The Death Café will meet every Thursday through October 29.   FFI Mary Parker or Dianne O’Donnell FFI

Community Meal:  Tues, Oct 27, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Remember the Mother Emanuel 9 Prayer Service:  Wednesday, October 28, 7 pm.  Nine black people were shot dead at a Bible study and prayer service at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015. This was a racially motivated attack. Those who died were: Rev. Clementa A. Pinckney, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel L. Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Myra Thompson.  The Minnesota Council of Churches is setting up a year-long series of weekly prayer vigils. Every Wednesday evening, some congregation in Minnesota will be hosting a prayer service about the Mother Emanuel AME shootings. We will be holding the Mother Emanuel AME congregation and families of victims in prayer, repenting of systemic racism, and asking God to heal our country. In addition to the wonder of prayer, one of the values is to keep this experience in front of one another as an opportunity for witness and change.

The Death Café:  Thurs, Oct 29, 7 to 10 pm in the dining hall Standard Death Cafe program.  Also included will be a brief introduction to “Samhain”, the annual ritual in which we visit the Roadhouse of the Dead. You are invited to attend, here, on Sat., Oct 31 at 7 PM.

Walter & Roxanne Lockharts’ 50th Birthdays Celebration:  Sat, Oct 31, 1 to 3 pm

Samhain:  Sat, Oct 31, 7 pm to 9 pm in the sanctuary.  FFI Dianne O’Donnell


Artists! Mark your calendar for the 2015 Walker Church Holiday Art Fair, Saturday, November 21, 10 am to 4 pm & Sunday, November 22, noon to 4 pm.  No booth fee, donate 15% of proceeds to Walker Church.

To apply, simply send contact information, a description of your work and a photo if you would like us to use your photo in publicity by November 1, email kcbretzke@gmail.com

OK support group will begin soon, and time to be decided by the group.  FFI Greg Garman 612-481-1683.

Harvest Time Dance Runners needed:  Led by Janet Skidmore the dance will be performed during Sunday Celebration on November 15.  Anyone aged 8 years old and older is invited to learn and then perform the dance.  No previous dance experience is needed.  I need a number of people who can run with big silk flags. This will be choreographed running in time to music.  There will also be a short movement phrase with the flags to learn.  Rehearsals are set for Thurs, Oct 29. 7 to 8:30 pm, Wed, Nov 4, 7 to 8:30 pm, Sat, Nov 7, 11 to 12:30 pm, Wed, Nov 11, 7 to 8:30 pm, Sat, Nov 14, 11 to 12:30 pm, Sun, Nov 15, 9:15 to 10:15 am,  Please call Janet


A Call to Creative People and Hand Workers at Walker,

I would like to gather to make items to sell at Walker Holiday Art Fair which is the weekend of November 21st and 22nd.

I am thinking people can bring their own projects, or bring a project to share with others. If you have a project to teach or suggest, please let me know what you are thinking.

Here are some possible meeting times:

Wed. evenings in the Sunday School room from 6:30-9:00 Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

Saturday afternoons at people’s homes TBA: Oct. 17, 24, Nov. 7, 14: 1:00-4:00

We will need volunteers to manage our table at the fair. I can be there on Sat. but not Sun.

Who is interested? Please let me know! Margo



Thanks from Adel for help with Barbara and Paul’s Wedding

I could NOT have anticipated the amount of work that goes into creating and making an event like this happen….. which is why I have great appreciation to everyone who helped…..Hence, Thank Yous!!!

To Mary Parker and Bonita Blumenauer, for spending hours ahead of time adding their own unique and inspired creativity to my original vision for the sanctuary!!

A special thank you to Barbara and Paul’s friends who helped me in particular: Jack (super go-to guy) and Jill (last minute floral designer), Chris Ruiz (group photo spot creator with Emma Reilly), Lindsey (‘what else can I do’), Dan Palmer (errand runner in a pinch)

To everyone that Showed Up! and did an amazing amount of selfless work in concerted effort to organize food and clean up in the kitchen and in the dining room (and there were many) but especially those that stick out in my mind: Becky, Margo McCreary, Maggie, Sarah Elizabeth, Barbara Hagar….. and many more….!!C

My daughter Emma Reilly for bringing her youthful spirit, inherent talent and awesome skills to everything from table arrangements to being the Wedding Photographer and for being my right hand whenever I needed it……!!

For everyone that pitched in cleaning up and taking things down with me on Sunday…I couldn’t have done it without you (Becky)…..

To Barbara and Paul for having faith in me….

My Sincere Thanks!!!, Adel Gardner, Friend and Wedding Planner


Segway Tours:  Gabe (Maggie Rozycki’s nephew) gives Segway Tours through Erik’s Retreat. Please go to the link below to read about the program and then click on Gabe’s Tour to book a tour with him. He can take parties of 4. It is a great time for a Segway tour around Lake of the Isles, along Kenwood Parkway to the Walker Sculpture Garden. This outdoor adventure is a great way to enjoy these last warm days. Book your party today. http://www.eriksranch.org/livehere/minnesota/takeatour/portfolio.html



Walker Events held every week

Sunday Celebration & Children’s Sunday School:  10:30 am

Sunday Meditation Group  8:45 to 10 am  FFI Nancy Larsen

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

Walker Singers rehearse Tuesdays 7 to 8 pm. FFI Jim McCreary.

Community Meals Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:45 pm