Announcements April 10, 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


Jewish Passover Seder: Friday, April 14, 6:30 pmHosted & led by Fred Glazer.  The Seder, a traditional family and community Jewish holiday observance and meal, recalls the liberation of the Jewish people from Egypt and the constant struggle to make a better world for all.  Reservations are necessary; call the church office or sign up on Sundays.  The cost is $16; bring your own wine or wine substitute.  Please call if you have questions about the service or can volunteer to help with cooking and set-up. Fred Glazer


Easter Sunday

April 16


Sunrise Service:  6:30 am in the gazebo in Powderhorn Park on the southwest side of the lake near 35th Street.


Pancake Breakfast: 8:30 am to 10:00 am Conrad’s delicious pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee.

$5 per person, $15 maximum per family


Easter Celebration:  10:30 am


Greetings by Don Browne & Mary Burns

Music by the Walker Singers

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


Lao Tzu followed by 5 minutes of silence

Poem by the Improvisation Group

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading by Nancy Larsen

Scripture Reading by Mary Parker

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Walker Singers

The Circle with joys and concerns and the sharing of bread & juice brought by Lou Tofte

Hospitality Time

Thanks to Lonnie Thompson for treats


Nautilis Music Theater Rough Cuts:  Tues, April 18, 7:30 pm in the sanctuary. Sam’s Son excerpts from a bluegrass musical.  Abraham’s Land set against the backdrop of the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Yitzhak and Ismail journey through each other’s cultural landscape.



Rummage Sale Set up begins: Sunday, April 23

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.

Please do not bring any rummage before Sunday, April 23.  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.

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 (Sunday bag sale, $4 per bag) Please let me know if you can help out, and what your time preferences are.  Lulu  Thank you!


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




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.

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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