Announcements August 23, 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, Aug 26, 9:30 to noon at Jennifer Gahnstrom’s home,  FFI Jennifer


Sunday Celebration

August 27, 2017


Greetings by Carole Megarry & Jan Werness

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 # 18 followed by 5 minutes of silence

When people lost sight of the way to live
Came codes of love and honesty,
Learning came, charity came,
Hypocrisy took charge;
When differences weakened family ties
Came benevolent fathers and dutiful sons;
And when lands were disrupted and misgoverned
Came ministers commended as loyal.

Poetry by Allyson Hayward

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading Exodus 1:8-2:10 by Greg Garman

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.  He said to his people, “Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we.  Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.”
Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor. They built supply cities, Pithom and Rameses, for Pharaoh.  But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.  The Egyptians became ruthless in imposing tasks on the Israelites, and made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar and brick and in every kind of field labor. They were ruthless in all the tasks that they imposed on them.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by Alice Browne

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Bonita Blumenauer

Hospitality Time

Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee



Improvisation Group:  Sun, Aug 27, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm in the sanctuary to explore group reading and group dance, led by Janet Skidmore. All are welcome with no previous experience necessary. FFI Janet


Bluegrass Jam: Mon, Aug 28, 7 pm-10 pm Free, come to jam or listen.


Community Meal:  Tues, Aug 29, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  Doors open at 5 pm

Cook, Pastor Walter Lockhart.  Please sign up if you can help


Sunday Celebration Sep 3: Rev. Roger Lynn giving the sermon “Sky Diving into Eternal Life”


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


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





Other Events & Announcements


There will be a Memorial for Roberta Hodges at Walker Church on Saturday, September 30, 3 pm.


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

 In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT) is currently hiring for three staff positions: Associate Director, Office Manager, MayDay Parade and Ceremony Production Manager

Job descriptions are posted at

and FFI Deb Ramage


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 at 5 pm  Free, everyone welcome!

Walker Singers are on break and will resume on September 5 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:  They will resume 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.