Announcements August 29, 2017




Upcoming Walker 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


Sunday Celebration

September 3, 2017


Greetings by Jan DeNoble

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 by Al Hildenbrand

Lao Tzu # 16 Witter Bynner followed by 5 minutes of silence

Be utterly humble
And you shall hold to the foundation of peace.
Be at one with all these living things which, having arisen and flourished,
Return to the quiet whence they came,
Like a healthy growth of vegetation
Falling back upon the root.
Acceptance of this return to the root has been called ‘quietism,’
Acceptance of quietism has been condemned as ‘fatalism.’
But fatalism is acceptance of destiny
And to accept destiny is to face life with open eyes,
Whereas not to accept destiny is to face death blindfold.
He who is open-eyed is open-minded-
He who is open-minded is open-hearted,
He who is open-hearted is kingly,
He who is kingly is godly,
He who is godly is useful,
He who is useful is infinite,
He who is infinite is immune,
He who is immune is immortal.

Poetry by Jim Stark

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading John 3:16 by Anne Hamre

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Sermon Sky Diving into Eternal Life by Rev Roger Lynn

Special Performance by Don Browne

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

Hospitality Time

Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee



Community Meal:  Tues, Sep 5, 5:30 to 6:45 pm. Doors open at 5 pm. Cook, Pastor Walter Lockhart.  Please sign up if you can help.


Walker Singers resume rehearsals:  Tues, Sep 5, 7 to 8 pm


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


IWW Fundraiser:  Fri, Sep 8, in the evening.  To support the camps that have been established in opposition to the Line 3 Enbridge pipeline.  More details to follow.


Homecoming Sunday Celebration & Potluck Sep 10 with Pastor Walter Lockhart giving the sermon


Community Meal:  Tues, Sep 12, 5:30 to 6:45 pm. Doors open at 5 pm. Cook, Pastor Walter Lockhart.  Please sign up if you can help.


Building & Grounds meeting:  Wed, Sep 13, 6 pm.  Open to everyone who is interested in building & grounds issues.  FFI Ed Ed Mueller or Al Hildenbrand


Church Council meeting:  Sun, Sep 17, 12:15 pm.  FFI Lulu Philips


CONCERT: “She was warned & She persisted!” Women & Girls’ Voices for the Resistance!!!

Saturday, Sep 23, 7 pm.  A fundraiser for Planned Parenthood organized by Alice Browne

A variety of vocal forms will speak out, sing out & shout out for the Resistance. More details soon!

ALL Walker Women & Girls are invited to sing on a couple of group songs. Please call Alice, if you are interested in this or some other offering of your voice!


Roberta Hodges Memorial: Saturday, September 30, 3 pm


Other Announcements


We welcome a new on-going rental group to Walker:  Beginning September 18 Norwegian Folk Dance will rehearse here the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month





Ongoing Walker & Walkerite Groups


Circle Gathering:  Sundays 9 to 10 am with discussion on 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 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  Doors open 5 pm  Free, everyone welcome!

Walker Singers: 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


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 that are open to all

East Lake LOL AA:  A mixed, open AA group that meets every Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 pm

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

Aware Dance:  Wednesdays 7:15 to 9:15 pm  Free style movement with music.  Cost $10-15  FFI Facebook Aware Dance & Movement

Hoop Twin Cities:  Resumes on Thursdays in October. Free hoola hooping for all ages  FFI

Queer Birth Project:  2nd Saturday of each month 10 to noon.  LGBTQ new parent support group

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

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