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

3rd Sunday of Lent Celebration March 8, 2015

Greetings by Jan Werness & Janet Court

Communal Singing led by Greg Garman

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


Dao De Jing Chapter 55 followed by 5 minutes of silence.

One who possesses the fullness of De can be compared to a newborn baby.

Bees, scorpions and poisonous snakes will not sting him.

Hunting birds and ferocious animals will not grab him.

His bones are weak, his muscles are soft, yet he can grasp objects with great strength.

He has no knowledge of sexual intercourse, yet his penis becomes enlarged: so extreme is his life force.

He can yell all day, yet he doesn’t get hoarse.

There is ultimate harmony in his expressiveness.

This harmony of expressiveness is said to be constant;

Knowing this harmony is said to be obvious.

Increasing life is said to be lucky.

Using the mind to control the natural energy of life is said to show strength.

A living creature who pretends to be stronger than they are will quickly age.

This may be described as one who doesn’t follow Dao.

Don’t follow Dao and you’ll come to an early end.

Poetry by Janet Court

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading Exodus 20:1-17 by Anne Tiller

Then God spoke all these words: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.  You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.  You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.

You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.  Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work.  But the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; you shall not do any work–you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns.  For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.

Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by Kent Eklund

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

Thanks for:  Hospitality set-up by Barbara Hager, Treats by___________

Help with clean-up by _________


Autoharp Jam: Sun, Mar 8, 3 to 5 pm.  FFI Tony Wentersdorf

Building Use Task Force: Tues, Mar 10, 5 pm.

Community Meal:  Tues, Mar 10, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  Free, everyone welcome.

Finance Committee meeting:  Wed, Mar 11, 5 pm

Trustees meeting:  Wed, Mar 11, 6 pm

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 at Walker Church.  6:30 p.m. Quilt Show and Potluck, 8:00 until 11:30 p.m. Dancing to the Wayneacs live band in sanctuary

The theme is sixties clothing – be creative; come as your favorite hippie, flower child or straight.  Bring a Pot luck dish to share, your favorite beverage, dancing shoes.  Cost: $10 suggested minimum donation to Walker Church in gratitude for use of this wonderful space. R.S.V.P:  Anne Tiller: 651-487-9147 (home) or 651-755-7782 (cell) The Quilt Show will be up for a week from March 13- 20. Please make arrangements with Anne if you want to see the quilts at a specific time. OR come to Walker Church for the weekly free meal Tuesday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) and Anne will be there to talk about her quilts.  Meal time: 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Community Meal:  Tues, Mar 17, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  Free, everyone welcome. By the Kitchen Cabinet.

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

Silent Auction & Dinner:  Sat, Mar 21, 6 pm.  Auction starts at 6 pm, dinner served at 6:30.  FFI Lulu Philips

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, 7 to 10 pm. Sessions are held on the last Monday of the month Coming late and leaving early is okay. The jam is for folks of all abilities. Everyone, who wants to, gets to choose and lead several songs. Listeners are also welcome. Bring songbooks, printouts or just your knowledge and talent. Most of all bring your heart! Coffee, lemonade and baked treat are usually served. Sponsored by MBOTMA (Minnesota Old Time & Bluegrass Music Association) 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 Service:  Wed, Apr 1, 7 pm

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

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.  They are both teaching artists with Kairos Alive! an intergenerational interactive participatory dance and story performing company.  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.

Shabach Tabernacle Service Sundays 1:30 to 3:30 pm. FFI Pastor Daniel Turner

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 begin Wed, March 6.  FFI Mary Parker

Anyone interested in taking part in a spoken word voice choir for Easter, please contact Mary Parker

Purim Party: Sun, March 8, 3 to 4:30 pm.  Drama, humor, costumes, dancing & music at the Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Av So.  Tickets $ 12, low income or seniors $5 (no one turned away) kids free.

Annual Potluck Gathering of the Minnesota Reconciling Congregations:  Sat, March 14, 11 am at Prospect Park United Methodist Church, 22 Orlin Ave. SE, Mpls. Program following the 11:30 am potluck lunch: Welcome, Update from the Reconciling Ministries Network, Update on 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.

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.