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.

Remember the Mother Emanuel 9 Prayer Service:  Wednesday, October 28, 7 pm.  Led by Pastor Walter Lockhart with readings, times of silence, music by the Walker Singers & Kent Eklund and discussion on the next steps toward becoming an anti-racist society.

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.”

Walter & Roxanne Lockhart’s 50th Birthdays Celebration:  Sat, Oct 31, 1 to 3 pm. No presents please.  If you wish you can make a monetary donation for the Walker Community Meals or bring a donation of non-perishable food to the Simpson Food Pantry.

Samhain:  Sat, Oct 31, 7 pm to 9 pm. Our annual ritual in which we visit the Roadhouse of the Dead.  FFI Dianne O’Donnell


Sunday Celebration

Day of the Dead, November 1, 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.

Invocation by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Casting the Circle by the Walker Children

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Music: “We Will Carry Them Forever in our Scars” by Carolyn Hillyard, sung by Walker Women’s Ensemble


Music: “Dry Bones” by the Day of the Dead Ensemble and the Celebration Committee

Prayer for our Ancestors by Emily Peabody

Ritual of Remembrance by Bonita Blumenauer and Tony Wentersdorf

Music: “Gather Round Me, Ones I Love” by Jessica Braun Serris

Body Prayer by Dianne O’Donnell


“Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” ( #3 in Song Book.) sung by all

“Autumn Light” by Howard Kranz

“Old Man Mose”   by the Day of the Dead Ensemble

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

Closing Music: “When I’m Gone” by Phil Ochs. led by Janet Skidmore.& sung by all.

Hospitality Time: Thanks to the new Hospitality Committee for set-up & to________ for bringing treats


Community Meal:  Tues, Nov 3, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Building Use Collective meeting: Tues, Nov 10, 5 pm

Community Meal:  Tues, Nov 10, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.                                                                   

Finance Committee meeting:  Wed, Nov 11, 5 pm

Trustees meeting:  Wed, Nov 11, 6 pm

Walker Art Night:  Wed, Nov 11, 6:30 to 9 pm in the Sunday School room. Make silk scarves for our Holiday Art Fair with Linda Berglin, please RSVP to Margo. If anyone has homemade work that you want to donate to sell at the holiday sale at the Walker table let Margo know. All proceeds benefit Walker. Questions call Margo

Walker Art Afternoon:  Sat, Nov 14, 1 to 4 pm. Mary Parker is hosting a “crafternoon” art session at her home She will provide materials for making beaded earrings, or you can bring your own project. FFI Mary

Harvest Dance Performance during Sunday Celebration: Nov 15.  FFI Janet Skidmore

Community Meal:  Tues, Nov 17, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Nautilus Theater presents “A Rock & Roll Opera Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead & Inspired by the Iran Contra Deal”:  Tues, Nov 17, 7:30 pm.  Tickets $ 5 or what you can afford

All Church Meeting with DS Dan Johnson:  Wed, Nov 18, 7 pm. SPRC meeting will follow.


Walker Art Night:  Wed, Nov 18, 6:30 to 9 pm in the Sunday School room. Art/craft TBA. Questions call Margo

Converging Visions Fall Local Showcase:  Thurs, Nov 19, 7 pm. Featuring Steve Clarke and some of his top private students. Steve is a well know saxophonist in the Twin Cities and currently performs with Louis & Clarke, The Working Stiffs and Other County Ensemble. Performance will start at 7pm and will be followed by a short Q&A about being a working musician in the Twin Cities. Tickets are $5. Questions? Contact Converging Visions Executive Director Emily Antin either at antin.mba@gmail.com or by phone 651-242-4412. You can RSVP via Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/events/1678956645675445.

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

Black Lives Matter Speakers:  Sunday Celebration, Nov 22, 10:30 am. Michael McDowell & Lena Garner will speak during celebration.

Thanksgiving Community Meal:  Tues, Nov 24, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Church Council meeting:  Tues, Nov 24, 7:45 or 8 pm (after Walker Singers)


Other Announcements

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.

The Health Sciences Orchestra will play a concert “Honoring Our Veterans:” Sun, Nov 8, 2  p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove Street, Mpls 55403.  Admission is free. The Wells Foundation is presenting the concert, and a freewill offering will be taken to support programs offering assistance to homeless veterans. The Orchestra is conducted by Stephen J. Ramsey.  The program will include the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto, Elise Molina, piano, “Finlandia” by Sibelius, and an orchestral suite by Minnesota composer Randall Stokes.  Jim McCreary plays Horn in this orchestra.

Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP)-Annual Celebration:  Tues, Nov 10, 6:30 – 9:00 at the Perpich Center for the Arts.  The theme is “Intergenerational Activism for Peace” and  will include guest speaker, Rose McGee.  And information on a recent MAP action – letters sent  to the Hennepin County Commissioner & Board members requesting the UN flag be restored (noting the UN’s 70 year anniversary) to the Hennepin County Government Center Plaza and that MAP would provide the flag. FFI Steve Cobian, the Walker Delegate to MAP

Holiday Art Classes at Walker Church:  A fundraiser for Magic Lantern Puppet Theater’s upcoming production Three Tales, One World. Appropriate for adults and children age 12 and up.  Cost:  $ 30 + materials fee. FFI Anne Sawyer-Aitch bronte@bitstream.net

Embroider a Poem:  Sat, Nov 7, 9 am to noon

Instructor: Anne Sawyer-Aitch. Bring a line from your favorite poem or quote and learn how to render it in beautiful silks to create an inspiring gift. You’ll discover stiches to create embroidered script for wall, pillow & clothing.

Luminaries/Paper Lanterns:  Sat, Nov 14, 9 m to noon

Instructor:  Gustavo Boada. As the daylight lessens and the cold steps up, winter invites us to create warmth and radiance with gorgeous paper lanterns!  Illuminate your home and decorate for holiday celebrations. Using Bamboo sticks and paper we will create beautiful luminarias in this class.  Materials fee: $ 4

Ojibwe Beadwork:  A Path to Understanding:  Sat, Dec 5, 9 am to noon

Instructor:  Julie Boada. Spend a cozy morning sipping cider and learning the basic techniques of applique bed work.  You will create a simple project and leave with the skills to continue beading you dreams.  This beautiful art form reflects the traditions, costumes, culture and history of the indigenous people of the area. Materials fee:  TBD.


On-going Groups & Events FFI office@walkerchurch.org

Sunday Celebration & Children’s Sunday 10:30 am every Sunday.

Sunday Meditation Group 8:45 to 10 am every Sunday 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.  FFI

Women’s Potluck Brunch is held the 4th Saturday of each month at 9:30 am at someone’s home.  FFI Lulu Philips

Men’s Group Potluck Brunch is held the 2nd Saturday of each month at 9:30 in the conference room & the 4th Saturday of each month at someone’s home.  FFI Howard Kranz

Initiates meet the 3rd Sunday of each month 8:15 to 10:15 am in the conference room.  FFI Lou Tofte or Howard Kranz

Autoharp Jams are held the 2nd Sunday of each month 1 to 3 pm.  FFI Tony Wentersorf

Hoop Twin Cities meets Wednesdays 7 to 8 pm.  Hoola hooping for all ages, free.

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

Sarah Dagg Massage is usually scheduled for 2 to 4 days each month.

Bluegrass Music Jams are held the last Monday of each month 7 to 9 pm.  FFI Roy Vanderwerf