We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, and we respect and honor with gratitude the land itself, the legacy of the ancestors, and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Native American Sunday, July 2, 2023

The stole has a clue to Catherine’s sermon today, July 2, 2023- It’s a Navajo stole

In fact the service had a number of references to Native Americans :
1 “Many and Great,” today’s hymn of praise, was originally written in 1842 in the Dakota Native American language by Joseph R. Renville. Its Dakota title is “Wakantanka taku nitawa”. The original text is based on Jeremiah 10:12-13.
2. Prayers of the People – opening – “On this Independence Day weekend, let us give thanks for our nation, while asking forgiveness for the ways in which our ancestors systematically removed and tried to destroy the Native Americans who were here before us, in order that today we may strive to live together in unity, working to meet the needs of this world and all our neighbors in your Name.”
3 The closing prayer in The Prayers of the People is by Lloyd Carl Owle (Cherokee) in American Indian Prayers ad Poetry, edited by J. Ed Sharpe, 1985, Cherokee Publications
4 The Blessing is a Native American Proverb found in Native American Sunday A Liturgy for Worship Northern Great Lakes Synod Marquette, Michigan

The bulletin has 1,3,4