Celebrate Native American Heritage Month 2023
by the Rev. Leslie Scoopmire,
Diocesan Missioner for Indigenous Ministry
Nov. 1, 2023
To help celebrate and to acquaint ourselves with the richness of Native spirituality in the Episcopal faith, we invite you to pray with us.
Throughout the month of November, all are invited to worship with us at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Ellisville on Saturday afternoons, as our "505" service (held at 5:05 p.m. in our beautiful chapel) will feature Native prayers from a variety of sources across the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada.
We will also feature the First Nation's Version of the New Testament among our readings at this service, which is a translation of Native elders and biblical scholars using "dynamic equivalence," incorporating Indigenous idions, thought-ways, and symbolism while maintaining fidelity to the original texts.
Saturday, Nov. 4, after the close of Diocesan Convention, we will honor All Saints, and feature Native American saints in the calendar of the Episcopal Church.
St. Martin's Episcopal Church is located at 15764 Clayton Road in Ellisville, MO.