Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas at Porcupine on Pine Ridge Reservation

The Angel coming to Mary!
Luke 1:30-31 But the Angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus."

Luke 2:7 and she gave birth to her firstborn , a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room in the inn.

The shepherds hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in a manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child. Luke 2 16-17

The Angels Luke 2:14 " Glory to God in the Highest and on earth peace
to men on whom his favor rests."
The Angels

The shepherds

Angels and shepherds.

Wise men followed the star.

Matthew 1:11
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures
and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.

Albert Sutton leading the worship service on Dec 13Th.

Albert has full attention as he talked about different gifts and the happy box or the sad box.
Jesus is the only gift that remained in the Happy Box. All other gifts break, wear out or get lost!

Rev Utecht with Ezekiel tells a familiar Bible Lesson!

Donna and Doris with their Christmas t-shirts.

A delicious meal was served and enjoyed by all.
Doris always has enough food!
There were about 80 at the Christmas celebration service on Dec 20th.

Albert helps with the juice and condiments!

Hannah showing her craft, a white feather Angel ornament.

Other children showing off their feather Angel ornaments.

What a cutie!

Part of the Christmas crowd of 80 or more.
Larry baking his special Birthday Cake for Jesus.
It looks like a yummy Birthday Cake for Jesus!
The Nativity was done without practice!
I thought they did a great job and I pray that the special memories of their part
will always remind them of the first Christmas, Jesus birth!

Gifts and a fruit bag were given to each person. These were purchased with funds donated by Zion Lutheran Church and Thrivent for Lutherans.

We know that many would be receiving gifts but for some of these children and adults,
this was the only gift they would receive this Christmas.
Rev Utecht told of the very first Christmas gift and how that gift of Love
is our very best gift.
John 3:16 God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him, should not perish but have everlasting life.