Weekly Announcements

The current Art Project for the Sanctuary is underway; and the first round of wrapped sticks have been installed. Materials, a description and directions are available in the back of the Sanctuary. Please feel free to pick out a stick and wrap it anytime and it will be added to the whole. In short, the project is intended to symbolize each of us ‘finding our place in the circle’ by creating a ‘talking stick’ to represent the importance of each person’s voice within the power of community.  FFI Adel Gardner

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

Southside Aces Dance:  Sat, Jan 17, 8 pm to 10 pm.  The swingin’ New Orleans style Jazz Band.  Dance demos by Rhythm and Swing.  Presented by Walker Community Concert Series. Pay what you can for all you can dance!


Sunday Celebration January 18, 2015

Greetings by Don Browne, Beth Richards & Mary Burns

Communal Singing led by David West

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

Opening Smudge

Lao Tzu # 35 followed by 5 minutes of silence

She who is centered in the Tao
can go where she wishes, without danger.
She perceives the universal harmony,
even amid great pain,
because she has found peace in her heart. Music or the smell of good cooking
may make people stop and enjoy.
But words that point to the Tao
seem monotonous and without flavor.
When you look for it, there is nothing to see.
When you listen for it, there is nothing to hear.
When you use it, it is inexhaustible.

Poetry by Janet Court

Welcome, Announcements & Offering

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 by Linnea Sommer
Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The word of the LORD was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was.

Then the LORD called, “Samuel! Samuel!” and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down.  The LORD called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.”  Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, and the word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.

The LORD called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the LORD was calling the boy.  Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.'” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. Now the LORD came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by Kent Eklund

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

Thanks for:  Hospitality set-up by Barbara Hager, Help with clean-up by Bonita Blumenauer


All Church Conference to Elect 2015 Walker Church Officers:  Sun, Jan 18, following celebration.

Shape Note Singers:  Sun, Jan 18, 5 to 7 pm.  Old school acapella singing from the Shenandoah harmony.  All voices welcome, loaner books available.

Community Meal   Tues, Jan 20, 5:30 to 6:45.  FFI Walter.

Celebration committee meeting:  Sun, Jan 25, following celebration.

MBOTMA Bluegrass Music Jam:  Mon, Jan 26, 7 pm

Community Meal by the Wesley Foundation students:  Tues, Jan 27, 5:30 to 6:45 pm.  FFI Walter.

Bioneers “A New Year – A New Story: Cultivating Courage in Community”:  Sat, Jan 31, 12:30 to 4:30 pm.  Join us for an afternoon of discovering your wild spirit in action. We will view four inspiring and informative talks from four extraordinary leaders from the 2014 Bioneers Conference.  FFI Anne Tiller

Community Sing:  Sat, Jan 31, 7 pm.  A free public event organized by Bret Hesla.

Mardi Gras Party & Community Meal:  Tues, Feb 17, beginning with the meal at 5:30. FFI Mary Parker.

Ash Wednesday Service:  Wed, Feb 18

Prison Book Project Pancake Breakfast:  Sat, Feb 14, 8 am to noon.

Mary Parker’s Love Concert:  Sat, Feb 14


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

A Rental Event held at Walker that requires registration:

More than Skin Deep Workshop:  Fri, Sat & Sun, Feb 20, 21 & 22 at Walker Church

In order to end systems of racial dominance, we have to end whiteness. Period. Ending whiteness means changing the systems of perpetuation but ending whiteness demands more than that. Individuals, families and communities that have been socialized as white have been conditioned from birth to benefit from and support racial dominance. Changing these patterns demands education but information is not enough. White conditioning begins when white bodies are preverbal; when small children are being taught, directly and indirectly, by the adults around them. This work is about literally becoming a different kind of person from the cells out. This work is also about finding ways to shift these patterns without continually re-centering whiteness, white experience and white learning. For more information on the workshop More than Skin Deep: Uprooting White Supremacy One Cell at a Time and for registration information, please go to http://www.hackmanconsultinggroup.org/skindeep/