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New Woyatan Retreat Center

Be a part of the Woyatan Retreat Center building project. Volunteers and financial support is needed to help build and furnish the new retreat center at Woyatan Lutheran in Rapid City.

The publication Stories of Faith in Action and the resources that go along with it are designed to share how important your weekly offering in your congregation is in sustaining and growing God’s mission.

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Mission support is the unrestricted giving that provides the foundation and the fuel to God's work in the world. Learn more about the missions you support with your weekly offerings in this new video.

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Synod News

Eighteenth Annual Youth Camp held in Nicaragua

The Youth Ministry of the Lutheran Church of Nicaragua “Faith and Hope” (ILFE) held its eighteenth Youth Camp from January 2-6, 2019, attended by around ninety young people from different communities of Faith throughout the country.

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Bishop Election Devotional for January 2019

Word Luke 22:27 – “For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one serves? Is it not the one at the table?  But I am among you as one who serves”. Reflections By The Rev. Norm Eitrheim (South Dakota District President 1981-1987 and Synod Bishop 1988-1995) As I was moving [...]

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Christmas prayers for our partners in Cameroon and Nicaragua

The South Dakota Synod is blessed to be a part of a global church community. As we approach Christmas, keep our brothers and sisters from Nicaragua and Cameroon in your prayers. Our companion synod coordinator, Pastor Charlie Bunk, offers a few prayers for you to use.

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Support to Ministries

Upcoming Support to Ministries Meeting Dates.

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Candidacy Committee Meetings

Upcoming Candidacy Committee Dates and Retreats.

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Hope in the Heartland

Does your congregation have fewer than 100 in worship?  Do you worry your about congregation’s future? Wonder how you can nurture faith, stay vital and even grow while embracing the unique joys of being a smaller congregation?

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Bishop Election

2019 Bishop Election

The election for the next South Dakota Synod Bishop will be at the 2019 Synod Assembly on May 31-June 1, 2019 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD. To help prepare the synod for this election, resources and FAQs will be posted here regularly.

Have questions regarding the Bishop Election? Please contact bishopelection@sdsynod.org and a member of the committee will reach out to you.

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