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

Men’s Group:  Sat, Mar 14, 9:30 in the conference room.  FFI Jim Feldman

Anne’s Birthday Celebration, Quilt Show, Potluck and Rock & Roll Dance:  Sat, Mar 14.

Quilt Show and Potluck at 6:30, Dance to the Wayneacs 8 to 11:30 pm. The theme is sixties clothing – be creative; come as your favorite hippie, flower child or straight.  Bring a potluck dish to share, your favorite beverage, dancing shoes.  $10 suggested donation to Walker The Quilt Show will be up for a from March 13- 20. FFI Anne Tiller


4th Sunday of Lent Celebration

March 15, 2015

Greetings by Don Browne, Beth Richards & Mary Burns

Communal Singing led by Nancy Larsen

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


Dao De Jing Chapter 42 followed by 5 minutes of silence.

Dao sprouted as one.

One sprouted into two.

Two sprouted into three.

Three sprouted into all the living things in the universe.

All living things suffer through darkness and embrace the light.

In the middle, life’s energy finds a way to act from the harmony of both.

A person’s stance might be to really hate being “alone, isolated and One Without Grain”.

Yet the nobility choose to call themselves by that title.

A living thing may be damaged by increase; or may profit by decrease.

Therefore, if a person realizes that their attitude can teach others,

In the evening they will consider and discuss things, teaching each other.

Therefore those who are aggressive and violent will die incomplete.

I’ll take these lessons as though they came from my father.

Poetry by Tony Wentersdorf

Welcome, Announcements & Offering & Special Offering for One Great Hour of Sharing

Scripture Reading Numbers 21:4-9 by Beth Richards

From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way.  The people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we detest this miserable food.”

Then the LORD sent poisonous serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died.  The people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the LORD and against you; pray to the LORD to take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.  And the LORD said to Moses, “Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live.”  So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by the Walker Singers

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Mary Burns

Thanks for:  Hospitality set-up by Kay Seelhoff


St Patrick’s Day Community Meal:  Tues, Mar 17, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  Free, everyone welcome. Meal by the Kitchen Cabinet & Irish music by David West & Don Browne

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

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

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

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

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


America’s Next Top God:   Rehearsals for this Walker musical production have begun & Anyone interested in taking part in a spoken word voice choir with one rehearsal for Easter, please contact Mary Parker


Annual Potluck Gathering of the Minnesota Reconciling Congregations:  Sat, March 14, 11 am at Prospect Park UMC, 22 Orlin Ave. SE, Mpls. Program following the 11:30 am potluck lunch: Welcome, Update from the Reconciling Ministries Network & the Minnesota Annual Conference LGBTQ study guide.  Parking available at Pratt Elementary, 66 Malcolm Ave. SE, Mpls Child care will be available if requested by March 7.  Contact Judy WestLee at JJWestLee@comcast.net


Star Lake Wilderness Camp provides life-changing experiences for 3rd-12th grades. Campers sleep in tents; swim in lakes; hike; canoe; cook on fires; and live in guided small groups. Some weeks have Christian programming.   www.starlakewildernesscamp.com   FFI Walter.