Snapshots

Good Friday, March 25, 2016

The Rosebud Ministerial Association sponsors a Good Friday Stations of the Cross walk through the town of Mission on the Rosebud every year. A cross is carried and prayers for the community, for those suffering from illness or addiction, for women and children, for those in need … all are prayed for at several points in Mission. Many of the people in town stop what they are doing to participate, some with the group, some from a distance, in the prayers. Participants took turns carrying the cross …

To quote Tom Gehring of the Young Adult Intentional Community: “This morning was a good reminder of how Jesus’ crucifixion interrupts the norm and demands attention. It was an honor joining this community and praying for this place.”

And then we finished the day with a powerful Good Friday service, beginning with the stripping of the altar at Trinity, Mission, followed by the Good Friday liturgy, and culminating with a special Stations of the Cross, featuring the prayers of the Rev. Margaret Watson of the Cheyenne River Reservation and the artwork of Father John Guiliani.

Trinity Good Friday 2016

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Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016

We listened, prayed, knelt, washed feet, and shared in the breaking of the bread tonight … learning first-hand what it means to be a servant.

A blessed Maundy Thursday to all!

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February 10, 2016

Meet our newest acolyte, Slade Counoyer. Sunday was his first day serving … and he did a great job!

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Slade, Lay Eucharistic Minister Alex Emert, and Reader Tom Gehring lining up for Slade’s first time serving.
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Slade holds the Gospel book, with Senior Acolyte and Crucifer Mauricio Roubideaux guiding him.

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February 9, 2016

If it’s pancakes, it must be Shrove Tuesday!

More than 100 people turned out for pancakes, sausage, hash browns, and eggs at the Trinity, Mission, Shrove Tuesday supper, having one last feast before the fast of Lent.

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January 31, 2016

One of our congregations, St. Philip/St. James, meets at the Horse Creek Community Center once a month. Today, the sunlight turned a simple table into a holy sight.

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January 17, 2016

New life at Tiwahe ed Wacikiyapi!

At Christmas, we held our first Christmas Eve service at Tiwahe ed Wacikiyapi (Family Worship) Church in Norris. Today, we had our first baptisms, welcoming Harper Lee McGhee and Karsyn Audri Jaylen Peneaux into the household of God!

Miranda Marks of the Young Adult Intentional Community at Wopila House assisted at the baptisms. Tom Gehring of Wopila House took all the great photos!

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January 14, 2016

We have the University of Sioux Falls nursing students staying with us at Barbour Hall this week. Last night, they came down to GLORY to play, eat and help teach our lesson on Moses and the Red Sea. We had fun … lots of fun with our opening game of Red Light, Green Light!

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December 28, 2015

Merry Christmas!!!

Some snapshots from our Christmas Eve and Christmas celebrations.

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Trinity Episcopal Church, Mission
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Trinity Episcopal Church, Mission
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The Christmas Wolf Moon rising over Norris.
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The first Christmas Eve service for St. Paul’s at Tiwahe ed Wacikiyapi, Norris.
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St. Paul’s, Norris, at Tiwahe ed Wacikiyapi.
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Ringing in the Christmas Eve service at Holy Innocents, Parmelee
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Church of Jesus, our founding church, in Rosebud.
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At St. Thomas, Corn Creek, we told the story, then we ate ..
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… and ate, and ate …
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And THEN we did gifts, and more gifts, ….
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and even MORE gifts!!

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December 19, 2015

Toys for Tots an outstanding success!

The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign was a huge success today. Working with the Rosebud Episcopal Mission, Toys for Tots spent six busy hours distributing gifts for nearly 1,300 children today alone from nineteen of the 20 communities.

Earlier this week, they gave gifts to 184 boys and 152 girls at the St. Francis Indian School; next week they will give gifts to more than 150 children at the Spotted Tail Crisis Center, and more than 240 children in foster care through Sicangu Family. In addition, Toys for Tots will bring gifts to the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Police and to Rosebud IHS for children there.

All told, more than 2,000 children on the Rosebud will receive two gifts each from Toys for Tots!

The Rosebud Episcopal Mission is proud to be a major sponsor of Toys for Tots on the Rosebud!

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December 16, 2015

Various scenes from some of our Rosebud churches …

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The altar at Church of Jesus, Rosebud, on a late Fall morning … gorgeous!
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St. James Chapel at the Bishop Hare Center, before the snows came …
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The interior of St. James Chapel at the Bishop Hare Center …
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The chancel and altar at Trinity, Mission, on All Saints Sunday.

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December 12, 2015

Trinity Bakery debuts with Christmas baking

Trinity Episcopal Church in Mission decided to try its hand at doing Christmas baking for those who just don’t have enough time to measure, mix, scrape and bake. Today was our first attempt … and boy, did we bake! Fudge, more fudge and more fudge … cookies … brownies … pies … pineapple upside cakes … chocolate-dipped pretzels … chocolate-covered peanut butter balls … more cookies … dinner rolls … more pies … and did we mention fudge? The proceeds go toward paying the propane bill at Trinity.

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Slade and Mauricio dip chocolate pretzels, while Judie keeps an eye on them.

 

 

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Kimmie, Meredith and Raven work on chocolate-covered peanut butter balls …

 

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Tom makes the first of many, many, many, MANY batches of fudge!
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Meredith and Raven working on a recipe for one of Trinity’s goodies!
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Bakery leader Lisa whipping up the meringue for a pie … whipping … whipping …
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Taylor changing the ovens over from cake to cookie temps …
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Alex makes the best gingerbread loaves … and got a lot of orders for them!
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Sandi, right, is our resident pineapple upside down cake expert … Deanne, left, is our resident roll baker and pie maker …

 

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December 5, 2015

GLORY visits the elders

Our youth program, for ages 5-11, is called GLORY – God Loves Our Rosebud Youth. On Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, the GLORY program went to the White River Nursing Home for a little GLORY Christmas Party with the elders. We brought them hand-decorated pine-cone ornaments and hand-made Christmas cards, visited with each elder, sang Jingle Bells and Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (with some very funny additions); two prayer songs in Lakota (Ate, Jesus … and Wopila, Jesus); Silent Night in both Lakota and English; and our very own GLORY song, written for us by Anna Robinson.

Singing the GLORY song for the elders …
Singing the GLORY song at the Christmas party ...
Singing the GLORY song at the Christmas party …
Praying in Lakota with the elders ...
Praying in Lakota with the elders …
The elders praying with us in Lakota ...
The elders praying with us in Lakota …
Giving homemade gifts and cards to the elders ...
Giving homemade gifts and cards to the elders …

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