On this day, our sermon focuses upon the original inhabitants of this sacred and wonderful land upon which we live. Communities around the world and here in Arizona are taking a moment to remember and honor October 11th as Indigenous People’s Day. We shall reflect upon what it must have felt like to be discovered in 1492 in your own home where you have lived for thousands of years. We shall explore how we can appreciate the diversity and history of native communities.
This in-person service was held in the sanctuary at the JCSVV, located at 100 Meadowlark Drive, and featured live singing by our musician Susannah Martin.
“The Real World”
“Crazy Horse dreamed and went into the world where there is nothing but the spirits of all things.
That is the real world that is behind this one, and everything we see here is something like a shadow from that one.”
― Black Elk
Previously-recorded services from September 2020 through April 2022, as well as more recent services from Fall 2022, continue to be available for viewing on our YouTube channel and may be easily accessed from the posting for that week’s service.