Mitakuye oyasin …

The Rosebud Episcopal Mission welcomes all of its relatives to its 11 Episcopal churches on tRosebud Episcopal Mission logohe Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

The Episcopal Church has served on the Rosebud since 1873, and serves all of the people here.

Our churches, under the leadership of The Rev. Dr. Lauren R. Stanley, are:

• Church of Jesus, Rosebud

•Trinity Church, Mission

•Holy Innocents, Parmelee

•Grace Chapel, Soldier Creek

•Tiwahe ed Wacikiyapi, Norris (a joint outreach of St. Paul’s, Norris, and St. Thomas, Corn Creek)

•St. Paul’s, Norris

•St. Thomas, Corn Creek

•St. Philip/St. James, Horse Creek

Our churches, under the leadership of The Rev. Annie Henninger, are:

•All Saints, Milkscamp

•Calvary, Okreek

•Trinity, Winner

•Holy Spirit, Ideal

•Incarnation, Gregory

We welcome all of our relatives – all of God’s beloved people – to our services.

You may reach Mother Lauren at 605-828-3892.

You may reach Mother Annie at 605-835-8144.

A Lenten message

From Presiding Bishop Michael Curry:

Message for Lent 2016Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Clarence Jorden of the Koinonia Movement many years ago wrote this:
Jesus founded the most revolutionary movement in human history, a movement built on the unconditional love of God for the world, and the mandate to those who follow to live that love.

The season of Lent is upon us. It is a season of making a renewed commitment to participate and be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world. You can see some of that in the Gospel lesson for the first Sunday of Lent where Luke says that after the Baptism of Jesus he went into the wilderness, there to be tempted of Satan.

After the Baptism. Baptism is the sacrament of commitment to the Jesus Movement. It is to be washed, if you will, in the love and the reality of God, and to emerge from that great washing as one whose life is dedicated to living that love in the world.

In this season of Lent, we take some time to focus on what that means for our lives, whether it is as simple as giving up chocolate candy or as profound as taking on a commitment to serve the poor or to serve others in some new way. Whatever it is, let that something be something that helps you participate in the movement of God’s love in this world following in the footsteps of Jesus.

And the truth is, the fact that Jesus was baptized and began that movement in the world and immediately found himself tempted by the devil is an ever-present reminder that this movement is not without struggle. It is not easy. The truth is, this movement is difficult. It’s hard work. It’s work of following Jesus to the cross. And it’s work of following Jesus through the cross to the Resurrection. To new life. And new possibility. That is our calling. That is the work of the movement. To help this world move from what is often the nightmare of the world itself into the dream that God intends.

So I pray that this Lent, as they used to say many years ago, might be the first day of the rest of your life. It might be a new day for this world.

God love you. God bless you. Have a blessed Lent, a glorious Easter, and you keep the faith.

The Most Rev. Michael Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

 

You can watch the video here.

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A Christmas Message from our Presiding Bishop

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Christmas 2015 message

This is the transcript of his message:

Christmas Message 2015

Hello. Our original plan was for me to tape a Christmas message in front of the United Nations building in New York as a way of sending a message that this Jesus of Nazareth whom we follow came to show us the way to a different world, a world rounded in God’s peace and God’s justice, God’s love and God’s compassion.

I recently had surgery and so we had to change those plans and so I’m here in Raleigh on Capitol Square. Christ Church is here and we’re filming this message here just as a way of giving me a chance to say “Thank you” to all of you who sent cards and prayers in my recent surgery.  I’m doing well and I’m coming back to work.

But I did want to say something to you.  It occurs to me that this Jesus of Nazareth really does make a difference.  And God coming into the world in the person of Jesus matters profoundly for all of us regardless of our religious tradition.

In the park across from the United Nations, the Ralph Bunche Park, the words of the Prophet Isaiah are quoted,

They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks
Nation will not rise against nation
Neither shall they learn war any more

What’s not there is another part of that passage that’s in the second chapter of Isaiah, and it says,

Come, let us go to the mountain of God,
That he may show us His ways and teach us His paths

We who follow Jesus believe that the mountain came to us when God came among us in the person of Jesus to show us the way to live, to show us the way to love, to show us the way to transform this world from the nightmare it often is into the dream that God intends for us all.

So, as the words were spoken on that night when Jesus was born, peace, good will to all people, God bless you, God keep you.  A blessed Advent, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all.

The Most Rev. Michael Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

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Xmas sked 2015

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