Worship on December 12 at 9:30 am

  • 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

  • Broadcast on Facebook Live (worship aid can be found here)

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.