Weekly Announcements

The Walker office is closed until Monday, December 1.

Happy Thanksgiving,  Jennifer

 In chronological order: Walker Events & Meetings-all at the church unless noted otherwise.

& Public Events organized by others that will be held at Walker


Walker Dance with DJ Santanero:  Fri, Nov 28, 6 pm to 10 pm.  Free, donations accepted.


1st Sunday of Advent Celebration November 30, 2014

Greetings by Lulu Philips

Communal Singing: led by Conrad deFiebre and Dianne O’Donnell

Advent Wreath Lighting by Pam Bonzelet and Colleen Puente

Reader: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness — on them light has shined… For a child has been born for us, an heir given to us; authority rests upon their shoulders; and the name is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Nurturing Mother, and Prince of Peace.”

Reader: Today we remember the prophets of old, who demanded to be heard, who dared to speak of a child to come, unexpected liberator of the people, vulnerable incarnation of the Holiest of Holies, a new name for God.

People: Today we give thanks for the prophets among us, who bring to us surprising new visions of hope, who challenge us to think outside the box, who show us a future we never anticipated.

Reader: On this first Sunday of Advent, we light this candle as a symbol of the prophets who renew our faith and remind us of what may be. (Light a purple candle.)

Lao Tzu # 39 Mitchell Translation followed by 5 minutes of silence
In harmony with the Tao, the sky is clear and spacious, the earth is solid and full, all creature flourish together, content with the way they are, endlessly repeating themselves, endlessly renewed.

When we interfere with the Tao, the sky becomes filthy, the earth becomes depleted, the equilibrium crumbles, creatures become extinct.

The Leader views the parts with compassion, because one understands the whole. Our constant practice is humility. We don’t glitter like a jewel but let ourselves be shaped by the Tao, as rugged and common as stone.

Poetry by Mary Parker

Creation Dance by Janet Skidmore with dancers Sally Kuehn, Bonita Blumenauer, Tony Wentersdorf, Nancy, Julia, Janey, & Nathan Gehrenbeck-Miller, Emily Peabody, Jim Stark and Margo McCreary with Doug Rosenquist as the reader.

Scripture Reading Isaiah 64:1-9 by Nancy Larsen
O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence– as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil– to make your name known to your adversaries, so that the nations might tremble at your presence!  When you did awesome deeds that we did not expect, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.  From ages past no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who works for those who wait for him.
You meet those who gladly do right, those who remember you in your ways. But you were angry, and we sinned; because you hid yourself we transgressed.  We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
There is no one who calls on your name, or attempts to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have delivered us into the hand of our iniquity. Yet, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.  Do not be exceedingly angry, O LORD, and do not remember iniquity forever. Now consider, we are all your people.

Sermon by Pastor Walter Lockhart

Special Performance by the Walker Singers

Circle with Joys & Concerns & sharing of bread & juice brought by Emily Peabody

Thanks for:  Hospitality set-up by Barbara Hager and food brought by Lulu Philips.

Help is needed with clean-up.


Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 2, 5:30 to 6:45.

Bioneers:  Tues, Dec 2, 7 pm after the meal there will be a special showing of “Cosmomimicry:  Why the Universe Matters” by David McConville in the sanctuary.  FFI Anne Tiller

Walker Movie Circle:  Wed, Dec 3, movie to be announced.  FFI Mary Parker

Sending Reyna to Europe!  Chili cook-off fundraiser; Sat, Dec. 6, 3-7pm. Artisan crafts, treats & music. Contact Leah Seelhoff

Tannebaum Party:  Sat, Dec 6, 7 pm at Dianne & Conrad’s, 4600 East 34th STREET.  Bring a dish to share.

Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 9, 5:30 to 6:45.  Nautilis Theater will do a rough cuts performance at 7 pm, free

Finance committee meeting:  Wed, Dec 10, 3 pm

Trustees meeting: Wed, Dec 10, 6 pm

Walker Church Silent Auction & Community Get-Together:  Saturday, December 13, Auction 6:00-7:15 PM

Dinner Served at 6:30 PM Rice Pilaf, Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Salad, Beverage, Dessert. Adults $12, Children 8-18 $4, under 8 free.  Donated items already include: Massages at Walker, English trifles by Lou, a weekend at the Feldman house, homemade dinners for four…and more to come. It’s a lot of fun, so come on over!

RSVP to Lulu Philips 612-281-3778 or juliajtp@gmail.com

Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 16, 5:30 to 6:45. Prepared by the Kitchen Cabinet

Bioneers: Wed, Dec 17, Potluck at 6:30 pm.  Movie at 7:15 “Journey of the Universe-The Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation” produced by Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Brian Swimme

Solstice circle meditation & discussion at 8:15. Free and open to the public

Blue Christmas Service:  Thurs, Dec 18, 7 to 8 pm in the lobby by the fireplace.

Winter Solstice: Sun, Dec. 21. Gather at 4 pm, Solstice Candle Ritual from 4:30 to 5:45 pm. On the longest night of the year we gather to celebrate the rebirth of the Sun in our lives.  We will honor the quiet beauty of Winter and bless the Sun by lighting candles to represent what brings light to our lives.  Candles will be provided.

Following the Winter Solstice Candle Ritual–around 5:45pm– those who wish may transition from the ritual into the sanctuary, where a short drum circle with Drum Superior will segue into an evening with songwriter Lojo Russo, who has played solstice events at Walker in past years.  Lojo will be joined by storyteller/musician Rachel Nelson.  Welcoming the Light ceremony free; suggested donation for the concert $7.

All are welcome.  FFI Bonita Blumenauer

Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 23, 5:30 to 6:45.

Christmas Eve Celebration:  Wed, Dec 24

Community Meal:  Tues, Dec 30, 5:30 to 6:45.


Every Sunday:  Prayer & Meditation Circle 8:15-9:30 am  FFI Nancy Larsen,

Sunday Celebration 10 am with Children’s Sunday School 10:30 am.

Every Tuesday:  Walker Singer Rehearse 6:45 to 7:45 pm.  FFI Jim Feldman

Every Monday:  Aztec Dancers 6:30 to 7:30 open to all.