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 Urban Hermit:  Thurs & Fri, Nov 12 & 13, 7:30 pm.  After recovering from addiction, what’s next?  This self-proclaimed urban hermit is pulled out of her shell by way of street busking-fiddle, mandolin, washtub bass, and discovers the music that brings us together.  Tickets $ 10 to $ 15.  FFI www.bardlive.com

Men’s Group Potluck Brunch:  Sat, Nov 14, 9:30 am in the conference room.  FFI Howard Kranz

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 612-598-3128, address-7444 17th Av S, Richfield,

Fundraiser: Minnesota stands with the students of Ayotzinapa:  Saturday, November 14 at Walker.

5 pm-10pm food sale

7 pm-8pm testimonies of survivors-students of Ayotzinapa OMAR GARCIA and FRANCISCO SANCHEZ

9 pm -10pm Entertainment

On November 14 all we can contribute a bit to our fellow students of Ayotzinapa, Mexico. Come to our fundraiser event for our fellow students who are going to attend this event and will share their testimonies about the experienced reality in Mexico. At the end of this event we will give to them the money collected. Your presence is very important. Please help us to invite friends, family, students, parents, etc. to this event. Thank you for your support!  More details on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1618669401740942/

Initiates:  Sun, Nov 15, 8:15 to 10:15 in the conference room.  FFI Howard Kranz


Sunday Celebration

November 15, 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 

Harvest Dance led by Janet Skidmore with dancers Emily Peabody, Steve Cobian, Tony Wentersdorf, Jim Stark, Quiana, and Steve, Nancy, Nathan, Julia and Janey Gehrenbeck-Miller.

Reflective Reading Psalm 150-Praise God followed by 5 minutes of silence

Praise God in the creation.
Praise God in the depths of the heart.
Praise God for the slow progress of life.
Praise God for the promptings that help us grow.
Praise God with words, with songs, with dances, with deeds of kindness.
Praise God with contrite hearts and silent resolutions.
Praise God with our living, all life!

Poetry by Jesse Watkins

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading: Mark 13:1-8 by Greg Garman
As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!”  Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.”

When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?”  Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray.  Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray.  When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birthpangs.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by the Walker Singers “Pilgrims’ Hymn” by Stephen Paulus

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Lulu Philips

Thanks for

Hospitality set-up by the Hospitality Committee

Hospitality treats by___________________


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

Finance committee meeting:  Wed, Nov 18, 6 pm in the conference room.

SPRC meeting with DS Dan Johnson:  Wed, Nov 18, 6 pm in the conference room.

All Church Meeting with DS Dan Johnson:  Wed, Nov 18, 7 pm in the dining hall.

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


Minnesota Cuba Committee Public Forum:  Thurs, Nov 19, 7 pm.  There will be a speaker on US-Venezuelan relations followed by a Q&A in the dining hall. Free.


Walker Art Fair: Saturday, November 21, 10 am to 4 pm & Sunday, November 22, noon to 4 pm.  Volunteers are needed. Please sign up on the clipboards this Sunday! FFI KC


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


Thanksgiving Community Meal & The Fireroast Mountain Boys Concert:  Tues, Nov 24.

Come for the meal 5:30 to 6:45 pm, stay for the concert 6:30 to 8 pm


Women’s Potluck Brunch:  Sat, Nov 28, 9:30 am at a home TBA.  FFI Lulu Philips


Men’s Group Potluck Brunch:  Sat, Nov 28, 9:30 am at a home.  FFI Howard Kranz


Bluegrass Music Jam:  Mon, Nov 30, 7 to 9 pm.  FFI Roy Vanderwerf revanster@gmail.com


Coming in December

Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 1.  Meal 5:30 to 6:45

Church Council meeting:  Tues, Dec 1, 7:45 or 8 pm (after Walker Singers)

Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 8.  Meal 5:30 to 6:45

Men’s Group Potluck Brunch:  Sat, Dec 26, 9:30 am at church.  FFI Howard Kranz

Autoharp Jam:  Sun, Dec 13, 1 to 3 pm.  FFI Tony Wentersdorf

Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 15.  Meal 5:30 to 6:45

Eisner’s Klezmorim:  Fri, Dec 18, 7:30 pm.  Jewish meditative music followed by dancing.

Initiates: Sun, Dec 13, 8:15 to 10:15 am in the conference room.  FFI Lou Tofte

Community Meal & Ukelele Yuletide Concert:  Tues, Dec 22.  Meal 5:30 to 6:45, Concert follows.

Christmas Eve Celebration & Potluck:  Thurs, Dec 24.  Celebration at 4 pm followed by a potluck.

Women’s Potluck Brunch:  Sat, Dec 26, 9:30 am at a home TBA.  FFI Lulu Philips

Men’s Group Potluck Brunch:  Sat, Dec 26, 9:30 am at a home.  FFI Howard Kranz

Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 29,  Meal 5:30 to 6:45


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

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.

Other Announcements


Tony Wentersdorf has just completed his new CD entitled  CLASSICAL AUTOHARP IN RAG TIME.  It features autoharp arrangements of some of his favorite classical melodies, as well as some ragtime tunes thrown in for good measure.  The CD is for sale for $15.00. FFI Tony


Free Community Culinary Arts Training Course & ServSafe Food Handler’s Certificate:  Our next course is beginning Monday, November16th! We have a few open slots still, so please help us spread the word. This is a fantastic opportunity for any Minneapolis residents over the age of 16 who would like to find a job in the restaurant industry. In addition to all of the amazing hands-on experience you will get in preparing large scale meals from scratch, students also receive a ServSafe Food Handler’s certificate, and will receive job search assistance from our team here at Waite House.The schedule is Monday through Friday, 10am-1pm the week of the 16th, and 8:30am-1:30pm the subsequent weeks. For more information, or if you are interested in attending the course, please contact David Maldonado at 612-455-0367 maldonadod@puc-mn.org.



Community performance opportunity! IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST THEATRE invites you to be in the choir for the holiday Mainstage Show: Between the Worlds

We are forming the choir for Between the Worlds – a love song about the beauty and the mystery of winter solstice. A river of music moves the audience along on a journey into the essential, powerful dark time of the year. MANY MANY voices are needed for this reflective celebration. We also need puppeteers!

Between the Worlds won an Ivey Award in 2013 and was named one of the top ten arts events of the year. And YOU can be involved this year!

This opportunity is best for women and LBTIQQ folks who want to explore the feminine and who enjoy singing. An ability to hold a line in harmony is appreciated. No previous experience needed. No audition required. Rehearsals are Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, with seven performances over two weekends in December. For more info contact Esther at runningwoman5457@yahoo.com.