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This year's Advent Podcast series begins with Bishop Constanze Hagmaier and Michaela Vanbrandwijk, a Funeral Arranger at Miller Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, discussing death and dying, how the reality of death impacts us as individuals and as communities, and how we can be a community that acknowledges the necessity of grief while also proclaiming the promise of resurrection. 

The episode is hosted by Pastors Joel and Aimee Pakan of Tangled Blue, and features the hymn

Journeying Together in Christ: What does it mean to be community…now? Episode 1

This year’s Advent Podcast series begins with Bishop Constanze Hagmaier and Michaela Vanbrandwijk, a Funeral Arranger at Miller Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, discussing death and dying, how the reality of death impacts us as individuals and as communities, and how we can be a community that acknowledges the necessity of grief while also proclaiming the promise of resurrection.

The episode is hosted by Pastors Joel and Aimee Pakan of Tangled Blue, and features the hymn “Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah,” performed by Kevin and Mara Stillson.

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Introducing,

“A Life of Faith” Video Series

Introducing, “A Life of Faith,” a new bible study video series available to the members the South Dakota Synod.

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We're excited to announce that after a two-year hiatus, Listen, Learn, and Care events will be taking place in every conference around the Synod this fall. This is your chance to meet with Bishop Constanze and Associates to the Bishop Pr. Renee Splichal Larson and Pr. Jonathan Steiner and share your thoughts about how things are going in your congregation and around the Synod.

Fall 2022 Listen, Learn, and Care Events

We’re excited to announce that after a two-year hiatus, Listen, Learn, and Care events will be taking place in every conference around the Synod this fall. This is your chance to meet with Bishop Constanze and Associates to the Bishop Pr. Renee Splichal Larson and Pr. Jonathan Steiner and share your thoughts about how things are going in your congregation and around the Synod.

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Events
The South Dakota Synod is offering a retirement planning seminar for rostered leaders on November 29th, 2022, from 10am to 11:30am CT, with Connie Buskohl, CPA, whose office specializes in church and clergy tax preparation and consulting.

Planning for Retirement: What to Keep in Mind

The South Dakota Synod is offering a retirement planning seminar for rostered leaders on November 29th, 2022, from 10am to 11:30am CT, with Connie Buskohl, CPA, whose office specializes in church and clergy tax preparation and consulting.

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The South Dakota Synod, in partnership with the Helpline Center and Lutheran Social Services, will be hosting a free Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training session on November 10th from 9am to 3:30pm CT. Registration deadline is November 3rd.

Mental Health First Aid Virtual Training Fall 2022

The South Dakota Synod, in partnership with the Helpline Center and Lutheran Social Services, will be hosting a free Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training session on November 10th from 9am to 3:30pm CT. Registration deadline is November 3rd.

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The First Call Retreat is a gathering of rostered ministers in their first three years of ordained ministry. Continued theological education, relationship development between colleagues and synod staff, and time to rest are emphasized in this time together.

2022 First Call Retreat – Nov. 6th to 8th

The First Call Retreat is a gathering of rostered ministers in their first three years of ordained ministry. Continued theological education, relationship development between colleagues and synod staff, and time to rest are emphasized in this time together.

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South Dakota Synod, ELCA

2001 S Summit Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Phone

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Office: 605-274-4011

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Location

2125 S Summit Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57197

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Monday – Friday

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COVID-19 Restrictions: Masks Required for Unvaccinated Individuals. Please call ahead to meet with staff.

Land Acknowledgment

South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recognizes that the Oceti Sakowin, (the Seven Council Fires of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota) the Arikara, the Ponca, and the Cheyenne, are the original inhabitants of South Dakota; and South Dakota is the current home of the Cheyenne River Tribe, Crow Creek Tribe, Flandreau Santee Tribe, Lower Brule Tribe, Oglala Tribe, Rosebud Tribe, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Standing Rock Tribe, and Yankton Tribe.

We recognize that we are called to be in good relationship with our neighbors, that the tribes are sovereign nations, that there is a history of broken treaties and broken trust, and that there is lots of work to be done.  And we also recognize that as Christians, we have faith in new life, in hope for mending what is broken, and in our calling through the Holy Spirit to do this work.