We begin by acknowledging, with humility, that the land where we reside and worship today was a traditional place of living, hunting and worship for the "Apsaalooke People" who we now know as the Crow People.
We also acknowledge with gratitude the indigenous peoples and Nations on whose land we live throughout Montana and Northern Wyoming:
The Blackfeet, Salish, Kootenai and Pend D'Oreilles (PENDORAY)
The Assiniboine (ASSINABOYN) & Gros Ventre (GROW-VANT)
The Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, Chippewa Cree
Eastern Shoshone & Northern Arapaho
Let us remember that we occupy their sacred land.
Remembrance of Baptism
One: Our God created new life forms and brought them up from the waters of chaos,
embraced them, mixed water with earth to create humankind; and called them good.
The waters of Rock Creek, Clarks Fork and the Yellowstone surround us and give us hope. The water of Glazier Lake provides sustenance and life.
Jesus, baptized in the river Jordan,
became living water for us and embraces all of us.
Baptismal water represents for us new life in Christ, a life assured of forgiveness and grace. We follow Jesus with our Baptism,
marking a starting place for new life and new ways of being everyday.