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Lakota Mission Team

Lakota Mission

Every summer since 1994, the church has sponsored an annual mission trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in order to:


1.  Build, repair, and refurbish homes and community buildings;

2. Engage local reservation children with a stimulating program of activities;

3. Conduct other communi
ty development and assistance activities
 
4. Provide scholarships for students at the Oglala Lakota College; and

5. Increase team members' understanding and appreciation of Native American culture, particularly the Oglala Lakota.
 
The Pine Ridge Reservation is consistently among the poorest counties in the United States with unemployment near 85 percent and high incidences of alcoholism, diabetes, high infant mortality, and poor housing conditions. Our long-distance, long-term commitment has been a catalyst for generating many other resources and groups to this deprived area.
 
Maybe you have read about life on the Reservation or perhaps you have listened to a team member recount their experiences and want to do something. Join us. You can make a real difference to the people of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
 
The Lakota Mission Team is sponsored by the Church of the Good Shepherd but welcomes team members from any church. Currently, there are team members from several churches, denominations, and faiths. 
 
Lakota Mission Team Council

The Council meets monthly at the Church and welcomes team members from the congregation as well as from many other churches to join them. A successful trip requires careful planning. There are a variety of jobs to be done in this preparation: For instance, securing airline tickets for everyone on the team, maintaining the tents that we use on the reservation, planning activities for the children. 

While on the reservation, a variety of cultural events enrich our understanding of the Native Americans. These include lectures and presentations by local elders, tribal council and other government officials, demonstrations of local crafts, side trips to pow wows, the hospital, courthouse, public schools, Wounded Knee, Oglala Lakota College, Red Cloud Indian School, etc. All these activities, as well as planning for the trip, are the responsibility of the Council.

 

 

Members of the 2014 Lakota Mission Team


LAKOTA MISSION FUNDRAISING LUNCH

Honor your Mother, Wife or Grandmother and  join us on Mothers Day, May 11, for a sit-down lunch served by Lakota Volunteers,. Feast on a variety of Buffalo-based plates such as a traditional Native American stew, pulled Buffalo sandwiches and Buffalo burgers (alternatives available) as well as a variety of side dishes. During lunch, enjoy a mini-concert by our own and critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Natalie York (http://www.natalieyork.com) whose success is bringing her to venues all over the Eastern USA (the Post called Natalie's debut "One of the best local releases" in 2010!). Also bid on two magnificent Lakota star quilts and use the opportunity to learn more about the mission work of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Our team, joined by a number of other local churches, will be visiting the Pine Ridge Reservation for the 21st year this summer, performing major renovation and repair work in and around Pine Ridge.  




 


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Lakota Team Brochure
03/06/2014
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July 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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2 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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3 DCOM
Location: Room 11
Time: 9:30am

Thurs Morn Class Prayer Time
Time: 9:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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4 Office Closed for Holiday

AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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5 No Events

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6 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

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7 Church Council
Location: The Gallery
Time: 7:00pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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8 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

Pack 13 Monthly Meeting
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
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9 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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10 Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Parent Support Group
Location: Room 10
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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11 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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12 No Events

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13 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

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14 Girl Scout Trp 5714
Location: Junior High Room 9
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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15 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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16 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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17 Thurs Morn Class Prayer Time
Time: 9:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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18 AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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19 No Events

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20 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

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21 Trustee's Meeting
Location: Adult 2
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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22 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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23 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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24 Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Hot Meals
Location: Kitchen
Time: 2:00pm -5:30pm
Contact Lyn Hanke or Laurie Juliana.

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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25 Rehearsal Carter/Braun Wedding
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
requested 11/13 approved by Mark Burgess. Will set ...

AA
Location: Room #10
Time: 8:30pm

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26 Carter/Braun Wedding
Location: Sanctunary
contact Tracy Carter cartertr@dukes.jmu.edu  ...

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27 Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:30am -9:00am

Church School
Time: 9:00am

Worship
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 10:15am -11:15am

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28 OA
Time: 7:30pm
Meets in Room 10

Worship Team
Location: Information Center
Time: 7:30pm
Contact Lyn Hanke.

AA
Location: Room 7
Time: 8:30pm -10:00pm
Meets in Room #7

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29 Boy Scout Troop 13
Location: Rooms 5, 7,8,9,10,11
Time: 7:00pm

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30 Wednesday Morning Prayer
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 6:30am

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31 Thurs Morn Class Prayer Time
Time: 9:30am

Practicing the Presence
Location: Room 7
Time: 1:00pm

Many Strings of Joy Rehearsal
Location: music room
Time: 8:00pm
Rehearsal is held in the Music room or in the Sanc ...

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