Announcements April 19, 2017

Upcoming Events and Meetings

  • All meetings and events listed are at Walker Church unless noted otherwise
  • See our website Calendar for happenings further into the future.
  • For more information please contact the Walker office


Women’s Potluck Brunch: Sat, April 22, 9:30 am at Dianne O’Donnell’s home,


Earth Day Sunday Celebration

April 23, 2017

 Greetings by Carole Megarry & Greg Garman

Communal Singing led by Conrad deFiebre, Dianne O’Donnell & David West

  1. Carlin’s America G See Insert
  2. Streams C See Insert
  3. God Help Us G page 193
  4. Garden Song D page 132
  5. The Galaxay Song F page 138
  6. Dinosaur’s Dream D page 189
  7. Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World G See Insert
  8. I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire F See Insert
  9. Joy to the World G See Insert

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

Opening by Al Hildenbrand

Lao Tzu #39 Mitchell translation followed by 5 minutes of silence

In harmony with the Tao, the sky is clear and spacious, the earth is solid and full, all creature flourish together, content with the way they are, endlessly repeating themselves, endlessly renewed.

When man interferes with the Tao, the sky becomes filthy, the earth becomes depleted, the equilibrium crumbles, creatures become extinct.

The Master views the parts with compassion, because he understands the whole. His constant practice is humility. He doesn’t glitter like a jewel but lets himself be shaped by the Tao, as rugged and common as stone.

Earth Psalms readings by Dianne O’Donnell

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Creation Dance with Scripture led by Janet Skidmore

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance I Found a Child’s Shoe by David West and the band

The Circle with joys and concerns and the sharing of bread & juice brought by Linda Berglin

Closing Song: This Land is Your Land

Chorus: This land is your land this land is my land from California to the New York island/ From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream Waters/This land was made for you and me

  1. As I went walking, I saw a sign there/On the sign it said “No Trespassing” /But on the other side it didn’t say nothin’/That side was made for you and me.

2.In the squares of the city, in the shadow of a steeple/By the relief office, I seen my people/As they stood there hungry, I stood there askin’/Is this land made for you and me?

  1. Nobody living can ever stop me/As I go walking that freedom highway/Nobody living can make me turn back/This land was made for you and me.
  2. Maybe you been working as hard as your able/And you just got crumbs from the rich man’s table/Maybe you been wonderin’ “Is it truth or fable?”/This land was made for you and me


Church Council meeting:  Sun, April 23, following Celebration.



Rummage Sale Set up begins: Sunday, April 23

Please do not bring any rummage before Sunday, April 23.  There is no space in the church that is not already being used for our activities and for rental groups until then.


Please bring your good condition clean used items.  We can use summer clothing, furniture, household items, jewelry, luggage, toys, books, linens, small appliances, and other items.  We can’t accept computers, TVs, microwaves, mattresses, cribs, or child car seats. It’s our biggest fundraiser, and we made over $7,000 last year to support our mission.


Please bring rummage between 9 AM and 8 PM on Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25.  Volunteers will be at the church then to receive your clean, usable items.


Do not bring rummage after Tuesday evening! Starting Wednesday, the volunteers will be fully occupied in organizing and pricing, and will not have time to sort additional contributions.


Sale times are: Thursday, April 27, 5:30 to 8:30 pm (neighborhood preview night); Friday, April 28, 1:00 to 8:00 pm; Saturday, April 29, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; and Sunday, April 30, 12:30 to 3:30 pm (Bag sale, $4 per bag)


Please let me know if you can help out, and what your time preferences are.  Lulu 612-281-3778 Thank you!


Walker Singers will not rehearse on Tuesday April 25


Pandora:  Fri, May 5, 7 pm.  Tony Wentersdorf will be doing a CD Release concert with Mary Parker and Sally Kuehn at Walker. His new CD is called PANDORA and features 12 original songs he has written recently. A free-will donation of $8.00 is requested, and the CDs, as well as CD songbooks will be available.  Refreshments will be served.


15 Now Unplugged:  Sat, May 13, 7 pm.  Performances by Mama Caught First, Gabriel, J-Sirrius and more

Buildings and Grounds meeting:  Wed, May 10, 6 pm.  FFI Ed Ed Mueller

Sunday Celebration & Potluck in honor of Pastor Walter Lockhart’s 25 Years of Ministry:  May 21.





Hi Walkerites!!

Mary Burns would love some help organizing and down-sizing her “apartment”. If you can put in two hours on a Tuesday or Thursday starting at 1:00. Mary says that she could use up to two people in any one time-slot if you want to pair up with someone!! Bring a box or two if you have any handy! Let’s schedule April and May!  April 20th, 25th, 27th… May 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th. Please email me, Margo, with availability


LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival:  Wed, April 26, 7 p.m. at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis

You are invited to the LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival. Come join us for spring fun and inspiration to support transforming psychological trauma into nonviolent power. Enjoy nine short films by, for, about women with festivities, raffles, and the VIP after Party with great conversations, music, appetizers and drinks! Info and tickets Sponsored by the MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute


People’s Climate March: Saturday, April 29, 2:30 PM – 6 PM. Minneapolis US Federal Courthouse -300 4th St S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415.    Join us (e.g. the Sierra Club Northstar Chapter) for a People’s Climate March in the Twin Cities (while the People’s Climate March is happening in Washington DC) to challenge the backwards and dangerous policies of the Trump Administration and the threat they pose to our climate and our communities. This is a moment to bring the range of progressive social change movements together. Pushing back against the Trump agenda and at the same time pushing forward on our vision of a clean, safe world where the rights of all people are protected and expanded means we all must work together.

Facebook event:

People’s Climate March Minnesota page:



Greetings, friends at Walker Church, from your friends and neighbors in Transition,
Knowing Walker’s commitments to a healthy environment, I wanted to be sure we invited you all. I hope folks can join us.



Helping Our Community Transition to a Sustainable Future

With a theme of Climate Chaos | Climate Rising, we knew this year’s Northern Spark art event was the place to be with the message that the time to Transition away from our dependence on fossil fuels is NOW so Transition artists in the Twin Cities are creating a community-based art project and we’d like to invite you to join us.  Come to a Community Day event at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. on Saturday, May 20, 6 to 9 pm. Pick up a free t-shirt and customize it with a logo of actions you are already taking. Artists will help you with screenprinting a shirt you can wear to Northern Spark. You can also work with a book artist to create tiny books to distribute at the event. Family friendly event; kids welcome to help out. FFI Leslie MacKenzie


Ongoing Walker & Walkerite Groups

Circle Gathering: Sundays 9 to 10 am.  The circle is currently discussing the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn. 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 7 to 8 pm led by Jim McCreary

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

Men’s Potluck Brunch: 2nd Saturday of each month at someone’s home.

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

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

Feminist Sci-Fi Book Club:  Saturdays 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  FFI Janet Court.


Health & Wellness Services by Walkerites

Alice Browne Music Lessons, Therapy & Sound Healing: Thursdays & Fridays by appointment.  Lessons in beginning piano, guitar, fiddle, all levels of voice and Sound Healing-a massage of sound vibrations.  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 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, beginners welcome, bring a yoga mat. FFI

Aware Dance (formerly called Ecstatic Movement):  Wednesdays 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm. Free style movement with music.  Cost: $10-15.

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

The Story Worship Celebration:  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.  LGBTQ new parent group FFI Walker office

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

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

Bluegrass Jam: Last Monday of each month 7 to 10 pm.  Free, come to jam or listen. 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 for adults on the autism spectrum.