Indigenous People’s Day Celebration & Service of Reconciliation

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In August of 2016 at the Churchwide Assembly, members of the ELCA passed a resolution to recognize and celebrate contributions of Native American/Alaska Natives into the life of the church and community and to repudiate explicitly and clearly the European-derived doctrine of discovery.

This Native American Liturgical Celebration was created by Luther Seminary student Kelly Sherman-Conroy who is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in Pine Ridge South Dakota.. This liturgy has been put together in a very meaningful way to integrate Native culture and spirituality and keep some boundaries of the Lutheran Christian traditions. The result is a profound and deeply spiritual experience that has been created for all involved in not just the worship practices but their relationship with God and the other.

Join us on October 11th at 11:00 a.m. for this Celebration of American Indian/Alaska Natives and service of reconciliation. Afterwards a meal will be served.

This service will be live streamed here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/LutherSeminary/live