Wakantanka Taku Nitawa
“Pressing On” is the title for the sermon this coming Sunday by our Interim Pastor Jeff. He’ll be basing it on the reading from Philippians concerning breaking with the past.
A joyous highlight of the service will be the time when we all share in speaking the Liturgy of Blessing of the Interim ministry of Pastor Jeff. Our Assistant Moderator Dan Perry will be reminding us that “now we begin a new part of the journey.” And we all will call on God’s help and blessing and guidance as we “reflect upon our history and dream dreams about our future.”
Of musical delight this Sunday will be the Dakota hymn “Wakantanka Taku Nitawa” (Many and Great, O God, Are Your Works) sung by the choir as our introit … click here to listen to this compelling composition. This hymn is sung with great reverence by the Dakota people. The poem’s author, Joseph Renville, helped establish the Lac qui Parle mission in Minnesota. The tune “Lacquiparle” (lake that speaks) is a Dakota melody adapted by Renville in 1842.
The Deacons invite one and all to join together following the worship service for a very special Fellowship Time we like to call:
when we all get to make our own Sundaes and enjoy each other’s company. Much laughter and merriment abound when we hold this traditional welcoming party!