Third Sunday of Advent
Pastor Jen Rome and Karla Leitzman preaching
Featuring the Chancel Choir
Reading: Luke 1:39-45 (Mary visits Elizabeth)
Land Acknowledgement Statement
10:30 am Community Time
10:40 am Forum: How to be an Ally for Indigenous People: Moving Beyond Land Acknowledgement, facilitated by Kelly Sherman-Conroy, Native Lutheran Theologian
Kelly Sherman-Conroy; Mato Wašté Winyan (Good Bear Woman) has grounded her life in the Holy Spirit and the deep spiritual practices intertwined between her Lakota identity and Christian beliefs. As a proud member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Kelly dedicates her time to social justice, racial reconciliation, trauma and healing, Indigenous leadership, and over 20 years of family ministry. Kelly is a Doctoral Candidate, working currently writing her dissertation at Luther Seminary, where she continues her much-anticipated studies on Lakota Spirituality, history, and culture, and how these forms inform Christianity and move past trauma to healing. Kelly is a liturgist, having just recently written a liturgy for the World Council of Churches, as well as being active on the boards of the ELCA American Indian Alaska Native Lutheran Association and the Minnesota Council of Churches.