Announcements September 28, 2017

World Communion Sunday Celebration

October 1, 2017


Greetings by Jan DeNoble and Greg Garman

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 # 32 Witter Bynner followed by 5 minutes of silence

Existence is infinite, not to be defined; and, though it seem but a bit of wood in your hand, to carve as you please, it is not to be lightly played with and laid down.
When rulers adhered to the way of life, they were upheld by natural loyalty: Heaven and earth were joined and made fertile; life was a freshness of rain, subject to none, free to all.
But people of culture came, with their grades and their distinctions; and as soon as such differences had been devised no one knew where to end them, though the one who does know the end of all such differences is the sound person.  Existence might be likened to the course off many rivers reaching the one sea.


Poetry by Cheryl Kramer

Welcome, Announcements & Offering


Scripture Reading Matthew 21:28-32 by Jesse Watkins

“What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’  He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went.  The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go.  Which of the two did the will of his father?”

They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.  For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.”


Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by Tony Wentersdorf

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice

brought by Lou Tofte

Hospitality Time

Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee


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


Ensemble Improvisation Group:  Sunday, Oct 1 1:15 to 1:15 (and on Oct 8)


The third meeting of the Ad Hoc Safety Committee: Fri, Oct 6, 3-4:30 pm in the dining hall FFI Kristine Smith


Rummage Sale

Please bring in your rummage:

Mon, Oct 2, 9 am to 8 pm or Tues, Oct 3, 9 am to 8 pm.  Volunteers will be at the church then to receive your clean, usable items. Please bring your good condition clean used items.  We can use winter 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 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.

Rummage Sale times are:

Thursday, October 5 , 5:30 to 8:30 pm (neighborhood preview night);

Friday, October 6, 1:00 to 8:00 pm;

Saturday, October 7, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; and

Sunday, October 8, 12:30 to 3:30 pm (Sunday bag sale, $4 per bag)

FFI Lulu Philips


Initiates:  Sun, Oct 8, 8:15 to 10:15 in the dining hall.  FFI Lou Tofte or Howard Kranz


Sunday Celebration October 8:

In honor of the feast day of Francis of Assisi, there will be a blessing of the animals.  Everyone is invited to bring their pets to Sunday celebration. Photos of pets, present or past and stuffed animals are also welcome.  The Celebration will be upstairs.


Other Announcements


Walter Lockhart will be participating in the Friends of the Poor Walk to raise awareness and funds for St Vincent De Paul.  This is the group that provides food for our Tuesday food giveaway.  If you wish to donate you may give online at .


Gardening & the Garden Master Plan.  Anyone who can help with fall garden work or is interested in having input into a master landscape plan contact Janet Skidmore,


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:  Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm beginning Oct 12.

Free hoola hooping for all ages  FFI


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

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.