Sisters Moon and Stars: A Story With Andrea

This week at Confirmation

Each part of the body of Christ makes a difference in God’s world. Tonight at Confirmation we talked about how God’s Spirit moves in us all and each of us has a part in God’s story!  feeling inspired.

Confirmation Images

Our confirmation kids made a mirror craft to remember the promise God makes to them in baptism, “You are my child, my beloved, and with you I am well pleased.”

Music Man Junior Lifts Off!

The cast of 4-8 graders rolled into River City this morning to begin rehearsals for Music Man Jr! Performance Dates will be July 18/19. Tickets available in the church office.

 

Pine Ridge 2019 Day 6

Our final day in South Dakota, we were out seeing the Black Hills and the Badlands with new eyes, keeping our Lakota friends in mind. We met Kelly Looking Horse at the Crazy Horse Memorial and celebrated with him his winning the art show top prize!

Pine Ridge 2019 Back Home Again!

Back in Excelsior today. Thank you, Mount Calvary, for a fantastic, God-filled, and fun mission trip!

Pine Ridge 2019 Day 5

We continued with our fence-building project bright and early. After lunch we visited Thunder Valley CDC where they are building a sustainable community centered on traditional values and incorporating agriculture, housing, energy generation, education, and youth leadership training. Our crew played with and served a meal to neighborhood kids in the afternoon. This evening we heard from Will Peters, a local high school teacher and musician. His stories, music, and friendly charisma really connected with our youth.

Pine Ridge Day 4

Wednesday started somberly. Our group visited Wounded Knee and heard from Kelly Looking Horse the story of the massacre that happened there in 1890 (and again in 1973). Kelly led us in a prayer of mourning and remembrance. We then visited the Lakota Nation’s KILI radio followed by the commodity food distribution center. In the afternoon we began work on a fencing project for a military veteran and then came back to help with Kid’s Time at the retreat center. In the evening local people came by and put on an art show. Another full and blessed day!

Pine Ridge Day 3

Another day learning from our Lakota neighbors. Basil Braveheart and Elizabeth Little shared their stories and insight into the Lakota understanding of the world and way of life. Then we helped host over 60 kids and their families for a summer BBQ party.

Pine Ridge Day 2

An amazing, eventful, beautiful day! After getting settled at the Pine Ridge Retreat Center we headed to Darrin’s buffalo ranch. We visited with his buffalo and heard the story of the White Buffalo Calf Woman. After lunch we headed over the hill and dismantled a chicken coop. Next up was learning traditional Lakota dancing then performing the dances at a nursing home with the Lakota Grandchildren’s Dancing Society led by Kelly Looking Horse and his wife. Then dinner and a movie and ending the day with small group discussion time. Thank you God for today.