Announcements December 29, 2016

New Year’s Day Sunday Celebration

January 1, 2017

Greetings by Jan DeNoble & Greg Garman

Communal Singing led by David West

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

Invoking the Directions by Al Hildenbrand

Lao Tzu # 12 followed by 5 minutes of silence

Colors blind the eye.
Sounds deafen the ear.
Flavors numb the taste.
Thoughts weaken the mind.
Desires wither the heart. The Master observes the world
but trusts the inner vision.
The Master allows things to come and go.
The Master heart is open as the sky.

Poetry read by Cheryl Kramer

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Special Performance by Wayne Bailey

Scripture Reading Matthew 2:1-12 by Janet Court
In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”
When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: ‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.'”
Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.”
When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by Maria Hayden

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Kay Seelhoff


Hospitality Time: Thanks to Linda Berglin for treats


Upcoming Events and Meetings

  • Walker Church Events & Meetings all at Walker unless noted otherwise.
  • Events & Meetings of other groups that will be held at Walker and are open to the public.
  • The calendar on our website lists events & meetings further into the future.
  • For more information on any of the events contact the Walker office


Sunday Celebration January 8: Mary Buckley will lead celebration with a theme of “burning our regrets”

Nautilis Theater Rough Cut:  Tues, Jan 10, 7:30 pm.  Free


Other Announcements

Amoke Kubat will soon start an intensive internship at Walker Community Church. She is completing her Masters in Religious Leadership at United Theological Seminary.  Amoke is a” Northsider for life” Minneapolis resident that has been involved in empowering families since 1987. She is a teacher, artist and writer who partners with community artists, activists and organizations to bridge African/African American culture and cultural legacies for healing and building sustainable families and communities.

Ongoing Walker & Walkerite Groups

Circle Gathering: Sundays 9 to 10 am (It will NOT meet on January 1)  We welcome all who feel a need for a spiritual discussion group and are currently discussing meditations by Shakti Gawain. FFI Mary Parker & Tony Wentersdorf

Coffee Gathering: Mondays 10 to noon at Lake Street Coffee, 3223 E Lake St.  FFI Pastor Walter Lockhart

Community Meal: Tuesdays 6 to 7 pm.  Free, everyone welcome!

Walker Singers Rehearsals: Tuesdays 6:45 to 8 pm led by Jim McCreary

Initiates: One Sunday each month 8:15 to 10:15 am. FFI Lou Tofte or Howard Kranz

Men’s Potluck Brunch: 2nd Saturday of each month.  FFI Jim Feldman

Women’s Potluck Brunch: 4th Saturday of each month at someone’s home. FFI Lulu Philips

Mama’s Group:  Every other Thursday, 2-4 pm for new mothers.  FFI Willow Cordes-Eklund

Open Flow Forum:  1st Thursday of each month 7 to 9 pm.  A free informal group for artists with disabilities.  FFI Tara Innmon or Kip Shane.


Health & Wellness Services by Walkerites

Alice Browne’s Simple Song Music Therapy & Sound Healing: Thursdays and Fridays by appointment for lessons in beginning piano, guitar and fiddle and all levels for voice and sound healing, a massage of sound vibrations for intentional healing of mind, body, and spirit. Contact Alice 612-860-6644

Sarah Dagg Massage Therapist:  Two days each month between 9 am to 5 pm by appointment. Contact Sarah 218-831-9570


Other on-going groups meeting at Walker

Rosen Movement:  Wednesdays 9 am to 10 am for simple and effective movement with music.  Open to all, come any week, cost:  $5 to $10.  FFI Phyllis Wiener

Yoga Flow Class:  Wednesdays 6 to 7 pm taught by Julia Starr.  Free, make a donation if you wish. Beginners welcome, bring a yoga mat. FFI

Ecstatic Movement:  Wednesdays 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm.  Free style movement inspired by music and conscious breathe.  Cost: $10-15.  FFI Facebook  Ecstatic Movement

Hoop Twin Cities:  Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the sanctuary. Free hoola hooping for all ages  FFI

The Story Worship Celebration:  The 1st, 3rd (and sometimes 5th) Sunday of each month at 4 pm. FFI

Private Queer Birth Project:  2nd Saturday of each month 10 to 11:30 am.  An LGBTQ new parent group  FFI Walker office

Private Transforming Families Group: 2nd Saturday of each month 1 to 3 pm. Support gruop for families with transgender children.  FFI Walker office

Autoharp Jams:  2nd Sunday of each month 3 to 5 pm.  FFI Tony Wentersdorf

Bluegrass Jam Sessions Last Monday of each month 7 to 10 pm.  Free, come to jam or listen. Sponsored by MBOTMA (Minnesota Old Time & Bluegrass Music Association) FFI Roy Vanderwerf

Political Prisoner Letter Writing:  1st Thursday of each month 7 to 9 pmA small group meets to write letters to political prisoners.

Neurodiversity Group:  2nd Thursday of each month 7 to 9 pm led by Paul Johnson. Free emotional support group for adults on the autism spectrum.