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Photos: Ministry unites spiritual customs of indigenous communities with Christianity's traditions

Arts & Culture Nikki Tundel · ·

1 Congregants arrive for Sunday service on Nov. 3, 2013. Minnesota's All Saints' Episcopal Indian Mission is one of just a handful of churches across the country to balance native values and Christian beliefs. 
2 Rev. Robert Two Bulls takes a look around All Saints' Episcopal Indian Mission on November 3, 2013. He'll prepare the sanctuary of the Minneapolis, Minn., church for an evening celebration. 
3 Volunteers prepare squash and wild rice salad for visitors to First Nations Kitchen. The feeding program is organized by All Saints' Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis, Minn., and exists thanks to food donations from farms and bakeries. 
4 Like most churches, All Saints' places candles on its altar. But the American Indian ministry also has sweet grass and sage on hand. 
5 First Nations Kitchen serves approximately 90 free meals each Sunday night. There's no lining up for trays of food here. Instead volunteers deliver dinner to visitors' tables. 
6 All Saints' Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis, Minn., showcases the intersections of Christian and American Indian cultures. The sanctuary contains everything from a beaded cross to a terra cotta communion chalice. 
7 Kelly Lookinghorse, center, prepares to beat a traditional drum during the Nov. 3, 2013, service at All Saints' Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis, Minn. As far as Lookinghorse is concerned, being Indian doesn't preclude one from being Christian.