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.

Finance Committee meeting:  Wed, Oct 14, 5 pm

Trustees meeting:  Wed, Oct 14, 6 pm

Art Night:  Wed, Oct 14, 6:30 to 9 pm in the Sunday School room. Make items to sell at the Walker Holiday Art Fair Sat & Sun, Nov 21 & 22. Bring your own project or one to share with others. FFI Margo McCreary

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


Sunday Celebration

October 18, 2015

Greetings by Don Browne & Mary Burns

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 #  45 Stephen Mitchell followed by 5 minutes of silence

True perfection seems imperfect, yet it is perfectly itself.
True fullness seems empty, yet it is fully present.

True straightness seems crooked.
True wisdom seems foolish.
True art seems artless.

The Master allows things to happen.
She shapes events as they come.
She steps out of the way and lets the Tao speak for itself.

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading Mark 10:35-45 by Brent Bender

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”  And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.”
But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”   They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John.  So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them.  But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.  For the Son of The Human One came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by the Walker Singers:  “The Road Home” by Stephen Paulus

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice

Hospitality Time: Thanks to the new Hospitality Committee


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

Art Night:  Wed, Oct 21, 6:30 to 9 pm in the Sunday School room. Make items to sell at the Walker Holiday Art Fair Sat & Sun, Nov 21 & 22. Bring your own project or one to share with others. FFI Margo McCreary

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

Women’s Potluck Brunch:  Sat, Oct 24, 9:30 am at a home TBA. 

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

Art Night:  Wed, Oct 28, 6:30 to 9 pm in the Sunday School room. Make items to sell at the Walker Holiday Art Fair Sat & Sun, Nov 21 & 22. Bring your own project or one to share with others. FFI Margo McCreary

Remember the Mother Emanuel 9 Prayer Service:  Wednesday, October 28, 7 pm.  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 Lockhart’s 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

Holiday Art Fair: Saturday, November 21, 10 am to 4 pm & Sunday, November 22, noon to 4 pm.  Vendors wanted:  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


Walker Announcements

2015 Help wanted:  Please do what you can to get caught up with your 2015 donations if you are behind, and help with the Art Fair and whatever other fundraisers you can think of.  Although we are doing pretty well financially this year, we started with a big deficit and still haven’t made it all up.  More later about matching funds and Angels…  KC Bretzke, Finance Committee Chair

2016 Estimates of Giving The Finance Committee will be collecting estimates on Sundays October 18 & 25.  You can fill out the form and put it in the offering basket on these Sundays or e-mail your estimate to our bookkeeper Carrie Feldman

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 Sun, Nov 1, 12:30 to 2 pm, Sun, Nov 8, 12:30 to 2 pm, Sat, Nov 14, 11 to 12:30 pm Sun, Nov 15, 9:30 to 10:30. Please contact Janet Skidmore

Art Night:  Wednesdays, Oct 14, 21 & 28, 6:30 to 9 pm in the Sunday School room. Make items to sell at the Walker Holiday Art Fair Sat & Sun, Nov 21 & 22. Bring your own project or one to share with others.  “Art Afternoons” may also be held on Saturday afternoons at people’s homes TBA: Oct. 17, 24, Nov. 7, 14. FFI Margo McCreary

Other Announcements from Walkerites

 Voices for Peace are performing FIFTY YEARS OF PEACE MUSIC: Sunday, Oct 18, 4pm at the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 429 Cedar Lake Rd S (just off of the 394 & Penn Av exit) Proceeds for this exciting concert and Sing-along will go to Women Against Military Madness and Veterans For Peace Chapter 27. Walker Church member, Emily Peabody, is part of this group.

Janet Skidmore performing with the Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network:  Sat, Oct 17, 8 pm at the Town House, 1415 University Avenue West, in St. Paul.  TCCAN (Pronounced Tee-See-Can) is a member organization devoted to bringing the art of cabaret to the Twin Cities.  Cabaret is performed by vocalists who relate personal stories through song interpretation.  Attuned to the intimacy of the moment, each singer creates a unique connection with the audience through words and music.  Accompanied by Steven Hobert on the piano, music ranges from jazz standards and musical theater songs to songs by contemporary songwriters and even an occasional opera song.  Performers for this month’s salon also include Erin Livingston, and the trio of Dorothy Doring, Connie Dussl, and Vicky Mountain.  The performance takes place in the lounge at the rear of the Town House, which is an 18+ venue.  Cover at the Town House is waived for the salon audience, but a suggested donation of  $10 is collected in the lounge.  A full bar and snacks are available for purchase.

Powderhorn Empty Bowls:  Friday, November 6, 11am to 7pm in the Powderhorn Park Building. 35th St. & 15th Ave. South in Mpls. Come together with your friends and neighbors for a community meal of bread and soup to help raise money to feed those who are hungry in our neighborhood.

Pick out a handmade bowl for your meal, enjoy visiting with your neighbors, and when you leave, take your bowl home with you – now empty – as a reminder that you’ve done some-thing good to help your neighbors.

Powderhorn Empty Bowls supports Walker Church’s Tuesday Community Meal, Division of Indian Work Food Shelf, MN Food Share gardening, Youth Farm’s Powderhorn work, Sister’s Camelot, and Powderhorn Park’s work to feed kids when schools are closed.

Sign Up to Volunteer at the Event: http://powderhornemptybowls.org/
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


Rental Events open to the public

Hoop Twin Cities meets Wednesdays 7 to 8 pm in the sanctuary.   Hoola hoop with others, all ages, free, donations welcome.

Rosen Movement meets Wednesdays 9 am to 10 am in the sanctuary.

Sarah Dagg Massage