Windermere Union Church celebrated Native American spirituality and culture on Sept. 26 with Native American Sunday. The special service featured the songs, music and artifacts of Native American tribes.
“We have had a group, going on 3 years now, that focuses on Native American spirituality and it just adopted the name, Windsong,” said retired United Church of Christ minister David Houseal. “A number of months ago we started having, on a monthly basis, a time during the worship service when we would have a Native American prayer. But this is the first time where the whole service is focused around native culture and native spirituality.”
The service included an Aztec prayer titled "The Call to the Spirit" and "The Dakota Hymn" which dates back to 1862. The service ended with The Path of Directions - a visitation to nine bags of stones which hang in the sanctuary and represent sacred spiritual practices.