Announcements September 29, 2016

Events & Meetings at Walker Church

  • Walker Church Events & Meetings are open to all and are at the church unless noted otherwise.
  • Events & Meetings of other groups are open to all unless noted as private.
  • Private events and meetings of other groups are listed to show what is happening at Walker each day.
  • The calendar on our website lists events & meetings further into the future.
  • For more information on any of the events contact the Walker office


Everyone is invited to bring their pets, photos of pets (present or past) and stuffed animals to Sunday Celebration October 2 for the blessing of the animals in honor of the feast day of Francis of Assisi


Sunday Celebration 10:30 am

October 2, 2016

Greetings by Jan DeNoble & 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 (Read together)

Give thanks to God for all her gifts so freely bestowed upon us….  for the beauty and wonder of creation, in earth and sky and sea; For the richness of the mountains, plains and rivers; For all creatures that breathe, and move, and have life; For the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers and trees; May we continue to grow in our grateful enjoyment of God’s abundant creation.

5 Minutes of Silence

Special Music by Cheryl Kramer

Procession: The People are invited to bring photos of animals and stuffed animals and place them on the table

Procession Song: All Creatures of our God & King

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Poetry read by Emily Peabody

Scripture Reading: Psalm 104:10 – 24 by Dianne O’Donnell

You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills, giving drink to every wild animal; the wild asses quench their thirst. By the streams the birds of the air have their habitation; they sing among the branches. From your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.

You cause the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for people to use, to bring forth food from the earth, and wine to gladden the human heart, oil to make the face shine, and bread to strengthen the human heart. The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.  In them the birds build their nests; the stork has its home in the fir trees. The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the coneys.

You have made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting. You make darkness, and it is night, when all the animals of the forest come creeping out. The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God. When the sun rises, they withdraw and lie down in their dens. People go out to their work and to their labor until the evening.

O Lord, how manifold are your works!  In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance Janet Skidmore and Cheryl Kramer

Circle Introduction:(Read together)

Most high, almighty God, our Creator, yours are the praise, the glory, the honor and all blessings!  To you alone do all things belong.  Be praised for giving us the animals, birds and fish which fill your world. May we think of you and thank you when we play with and care for our pets. O God, your world is wonderful.  May we all come into the kingdom of heaven where we shall live and love forever. Amen.

Joys and Concerns

Sharing of Bread and Juice brought by Kay Seelhoff

Pet Blessing:

SongCanticle of the Sun

Happy Birthday

Closing SongA Place in the Choir

Hospitality Time:  Thanks to the Hospitality Committee for set-up

Hospitality Treats by Lonnie Thompson & Cheryl Kramer


The Story Celebration:  Sun, Oct 2, 2 pm to 6:30 pm.


Rummage Sale Set up begins:  Mon, October 3.

Please bring your good condition used items.  We can use clothing, furniture, household items, jewelry, luggage, toys, books, linens, small appliances, and other items.  Please no computers, TVs, or mattresses. It’s our biggest fundraiser, and we made over $7,000 last year to support our mission.

Please do not bring any rummage before Sunday, October 2 between 6:30 pm & 8:30 pm when Lulu will be here to collect it.  The Story will be having their Celebration & Childcare in the entire building after our Celebration so we can’t fill it up with rummage until after 6:30 pm.  If rummage is left in the church before then, we will have to discard it, which can cost the church money for an extra waste pickup.  There is no space in the church that is not already being used for our activities.

Preferably bring rummage between 9 AM and 8 PM on Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4.  Volunteers will be at the church then to receive your clean, usable items.  Starting Wednesday, the volunteers will be fully occupied in organizing and pricing, and will not have time to sort additional contributions.


Rummage Sale: 

Thursday, Oct 6, 5:30 to 8:30 pm (neighborhood preview night);

Friday, Oct 7, 12:00 to 8:00 pm;

Saturday, Oct 8, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm;

Sunday, Oct 9, 12:00 to 3:00 pm (Sunday bag sale, $4 per bag)


Walker Morning Coffee Gathering:  Mon, Oct 2, 10 am to noon at Lake Street Coffee.  3223 East Lake St.  Everyone is welcome and you can come any week.  FFI Pastor Walter Lockhart.

Community Meal:  Tues, Oct 4, 6 to 7 pm.  Everyone Welcome!

Walker Singers:  Tues, Oct 4, 6:45 to 8 pm in the dining hall.

Rosen Movement:  Wed, Oct 5, 9 am to 10 am in the dining hall.

Yoga Flow Class:  Wed, Oct 5, 6 to 7 pm in the dining hall.

Ecstatic Movement:  Wed, Oct 5, 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm either in the dining hall or taking this day off

Political Prisoner Letter Writing:  Thurs, Oct 6, 7 to 9 pm in the youth room.

Open Flow Forum: Thurs, Oct 6, 7 to 9 pm in the meditation room.  A free informal group for artists with disabilities.  FFI Tara Innmon

Private Bitter Mash rehearsal:  Thus, Oct 6, 7 to 9 pm in the dining hall.

Private Ace in the City event:  Fri, Oct 7, 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the dining hall.

Anti-war Protest Closing Program:  Sat, Oct 8:  1 pm gather at Lake St & Hiawatha Av; 1:45 p march to Walker Church:  2:15 Closing program in the Walker Church dining hall.  FFI Minnesota Peace Action Coalition 612-275-2720



 Walker Circle Gathering:  Beginning Sunday, October 9, for a total of 12 Sundays, a new group, “Circle Gathering”, will be meeting in the Meditation Room from 9 to 10 am. We will begin and end with a recorded musical prayer. We will read a selection from the Course on Miracles and use the Wisdom Circle Method to discuss it. We will also do some of the exercises from the Course on Miracles. We welcome all who feel a need for a spiritual discussion group!  (The Meditation group will disband during this time.) FFI Mary Parker & Tony Wentersdorf

 NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Listening Session:  Sun, Oct 16, 12:30 to 2 pm.  NAMI – Hennepin is the local affiliate of a national organization dedicated to building better lives for people affected by mental illness. The listening session will be an opportunity for consumers of mental health services and their families to speak their mind regarding programs and services that have served them well, those that have served them not so well, and needs/gaps not being met.  FFI Corrie Perez

Janet Skidmore Singing:  Saturday, Oct 1, sometime between 7:30 and 9:30 pm at the Phoenix Theater, 2605 Hennepin Ave S., Minneapolis, 55408.  On Sunday there will be a “Behind the Scenes” workshop for those of you singers who might be interested in performing cabaret, or just for the curious.  Hope to see you there!  Ticket link:


Artists! Mark your calendar for the 2016 Walker Church Holiday Art Fair, November 19 and 20.

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 October 1, email or mail to Walker Church, PO Box 7588, Minneapolis MN 55407.


Here’s a call for artists and crafty folks who want to make things for the Walker Table at our Art Fair. We will love donations of handmade items/fudge sauce to sell for Walker’s benefit. Also we will have open studio in the Sunday School room Tuesday evenings starting around 6:30 or 7.  FFI: Margo McCreary