Weekly Announcements

In chronological order: Walker Events & Meetings (all at the church unless noted otherwise) & Public Events organized by others that will be held at Walker

 Trustees Kitchen Cleaning:  Sat, Mar 21, 9 am to 3 pm

Minnesota Peace Alliance Rally:  Sat, Mar 21 12:30 to 3:30.


Ostara Celebration “The Equinox Tango”

March 22, 2015

Greetings by Paul McHugh, Carole Megarry & Anne Tiller

Communal Singing led by Howard Kranz

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

Invocation by Bonita Blumenauer

Lao Tzu #2 Ursula LeGuin translation followed by 5 minutes of silence.

Everybody on earth knowing that beauty is beautiful makes ugliness.
Everybody knowing that goodness is good makes wickedness.
For being and nonbeing arise together; hard and easy complete each other; long and short shape each other; high and low depend on each other; note and voice make the music together; before and after follow each other.

Poetry byTerry Roos

Welcome, Announcements and Offering by Mary Parker

Three Stories: How Persephone Tipped the Balance

How Jesus Tipped the Balance

How Inanna Tipped the Balance

Equinox Tango: Nancy and Steve Gehrenbeck-Miller

Special Music by Janie and Nathan Gehrenbeck-Miller

Sharing Bread and Juice by Terry Roos

Closing Music: “Precious Spring” by Howard Kranz

  1. When that April with her sprouty shooters pierces our March right through to the rooters, o what a day! o what a day!

The cold is cured, now the winter’s endured; the pigeon on the porch just gave me the word; he said o what a day! o what a day!

Chorus: Precious springtime, carry myself to me

I have never been so ready; I have never been so in need. Storm of sunshine, beat me till I bleed.

I am rolling home as bleached as a bone, as big as a bursting seed.

  1. It’s been so long since I’ve uncovered my heart, since I’ve given my all or taken my part, now o what a day! o what a day!

Cause now all the people are out on the street, or they’re down in the backyard with mud on their feet singing o what a day! o what a day!

Repeat chorus twice.

Thanks for:  Hospitality set-up by Barbara Hager


New member dessert gathering:  Sunday, March 22, in the conference room.  Those interested in joining the church or just having some bars and conversation are welcome to attend.  FFI Walter.

Community Meal:  Tues, Mar 24, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  Free, everyone welcome. By Wesley students.

Men’s Group:  Sat, Mar 28, 9:30 at the home of one of the men.  FFI Jim Feldman

Women’s Potluck Brunch:  Sat, Mar 28, 9:30 am at Becky Hanson’s home, 3700 36th Av So, FFI Becky 651-278-3897.

Palm Sunday: Mar 29

Folk & Bluegrass Jam Session:  Mon, Mar, 30, 7 to 10 pm. FFI Roy Vanderwerf revanster@gmail.com

Community Meal:  Tues, Mar 31, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  Free, everyone welcome.

Council meeting:  Tues, Mar 31, 7:45 pm

Holy Fool Celebration:  Wed, Apr 1, 7 pm. Join us for a Grand Celebration of the Fool in all of us! We will have foolish music, clownish acts, guest jokers and more! Don’t miss the 1st Annual Day of the Holy Fool at Walker Church!”  FFI Mary Parker

Maundy Thursday Service:  Thurs, Apr 2

Easter Sunday April 5.  Sunrise Celebration 6:45 am in Powderhorn Park at the Gazebo on the southwest shore of the lake. Pancake Breakfast 8:30 am to 10 am,  $5 children under 10 free.  Easter Celebration 10 am.

Easter Potluck Dinner hosted by Janet Skidmore:  Sun, April 5, gathering around 2 pm and planning to eat around 3 pm, at Janet’s home FFI Janet

Jewish Passover Seder:  Fri, Apr 10, 6:30 pm

Men’s Group:  Sat, Apr 11, 9:30 am in the conference room.  FFI Jim Feldman

Creation Dance Performances:  Sundays April 12 & 19.  FFI Janet Skidmore

America’s Next Top God:  Fri, Apr 17, 7 pm & Sun, April 19, 2 pm

Rummage Sale Thurs-Sun, April 23-26

15 Now Fundraiser:  Wed, April 29, 7 pm. Join Storytellers–Nicholas Pawlowski, Carla Vogel and special musical guests.  Dedicated community artists Nicholas and Carla bring to life traditional wise tales from around the world honoring values of peace, cooperation and justice.  FFI Joe Hesla


Events held every week

Sunday Meditation Group 8:15-9:30 am.  FFI Nancy Larsen, Celebration 10 am. Sunday School 10:30 am.

Monday Morning Coffee Gatherings10 am at Lake Street Coffee, 3223 East Lake St.

Walker Singer Rehearsals Tuesdays 6:45 to 7:45 pm.  FFI Jim McCreary.

Community Meals:  Every Tuesday 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Aztec Dancers Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Open to all.

Rosen Movement Class Wednesdays 9 am to 10 am.  FFI Phyllis Weiner