The service got rained out at On The Tree so it was held at St. John's, Eagle Butte this afternoon.
Most of the service was standard form BCP with the hymns and some responses in Lakota. The Bible readings were changed slightly to allow understanding in the congregation's terms.
At the beginning of each sermon she asks the people what they have heard. One woman said, "Children", which made us chuckle as they were rather loud. Another had quite a bit to say and a man explained what he had heard. Fascinating and very useful, especially when dealing with people of a radically different culture.
So now the funerals begin again. Pray for these people and especially for those who minister to them!