Announcements September 13, 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


Finance committee meeting:  Wed, Sep 13, 5 pm.  FFI KC Bretzke


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


Initiates:  Sun, Sep 17, 8:15 to 10:15 in the conference room.  FFI Howard Kranz or Lou Tofte


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


Sunday Celebration

September 17, 2017


Greetings by Don Browne & Mary Burns

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 #71 Witter Bynner followed by 5 minutes of silence

A brother or sister who knows how little they know is well,
A brother or sister who knows how much they know is sick.
If, when you see the symptoms, you can tell, your cure is quick.
A sound brother or sister knows that sickness makes them sick
And before they catch it the cure is quick.

Poetry by Howard Kranz

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading Romans 14:1-12 by Nancy Larsen

Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarreling over opinions. Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables. Those who eat must not despise those who abstain, and those who abstain must not pass judgment on those who eat; for God has welcomed them.

Who are you to pass judgment on servants of another? It is before their own lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make them stand. Some judge one day to be better than another, while others judge all days to be alike. Let all be fully convinced in their own minds.

Those who observe the day, observe it in honor of the Lord. Also those who eat, eat in honor of the Lord, since they give thanks to God; while those who abstain, abstain in honor of the Lord and give thanks to God. We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.

For to this end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living. Why do you pass judgment on your brother or sister? Or you, why do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.” So then, each of us will be accountable to God.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by Kent Eklund

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

Hospitality Time

Thanks for set-up by the Hospitality Committee and treats from Lulu Philips


Ensemble Improvisation Group:  Sun, Sep 17, 12:15 to 1:15 ( and on Sep 24, Oct 1 & Oct 8)

Play with group movement and/or reading from scripture or other text. Prepare to improvise a dance or a reading in the Sunday celebration services. No experience necessary; come to one or all of the sessions.

FFI contact Janet Skidmore


Community Meal:  Tues, Sep 19, 5:30 to 6:45 pm. Doors open at 5 pm. Cook, Pastor Walter Lockhart.  Please sign up if you can help.


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


Rummage Sale Set up begins: Monday, October 2.

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 bring rummage between 9 AM and 8 PM on Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3. 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 Monday, October 2. 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.

            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


Other Announcements


Pathways to Self-Care and Wellness for Empowering Girls and Women from Indigenous Communities and Communities of Color:  Saturday, September 30, 9:00am-12:00pm at Walker Church.  Twin Cities community advocates and University of Minnesota faculty will lead a panel discussion focused on strategies to empower girls and women from indigenous communities and communities of color in improving well-being. Participants are invited to breakfast and: Share knowledge about health conditions and steps towards better health outcomes. Learn to make personal care products to enhance well-being, Participate in movement and healing rituals, By attending this event, you will be eligible to apply for grant funding towards Community-University collaborative projects. We invite you to network among participants who share your commitment to support women and girls of color. The event is free and open to the public, to register follow this link

Learn more and register.


GARDEN SEASON IS NOT OVER YET!!  We have potentially weeks, even a couple of months before frost.  Our first frost did not happen in 2016 until November, leaving gardens still looking beautiful and in need of weeding through that time.  Volunteers are needed to please sign up for a weeding session.  There is a signup sheet hanging on the wall of the celebration space next to the door to the courtyard.  You may do the weeding at any time during the week that is convenient.  If it is your first time weeding the courtyard gardens, please schedule a meeting with Janet Skidmore before weeding.


Garden Master Plan.  Anyone who is interested in having input into a master landscape plan for the Walker Church grounds, contact Janet Skidmore,  What would you like to see the Walker outdoor space be used for?  There will be a meeting later this fall to discuss our ideas and come up with a master 10 year plan.


House Concert Fundraiser for Ginger Jentzen Featuring Don and Alice Brown, and Bret Hesla:  Friday, September 15, 6:30pm, music about 7pm at Joe & Bonnie’s house, 3519 23rd Ave S Snacks and beverages provided but not supper

Ginger is running in the 3rd Ward for city council.  She led the fight for $15 and is the former director of

15 NOW MN.  She is a compelling speaker.  Donations will play a huge role in supporting this campaign. Checks or cards will be accepted.  Hear great music and support Ginger’s campaign. Please RSVP at by 9/11 to let me know if you can make it. If you cannot come, you can also donate at


Anne & Charlie Tillers’ garage sale: Thurs, Sep 14 & Fri, Sep 15, 8:30 am to 6 pm.  Sat, Sep 16, 8:30 am to 3 pm.  At 984 Oxford St N, in St Paul located in the alley between Oxford and Argyle a half block north of Front.  La Grande Purge has filled our garage with nice stuff. Come see! We’ve emptied all the cubbies in our St. Paul home and found some great stuff. The kitchen sink remains, but much else must go to a new home.


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

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.