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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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Staff transitions and updates to the South Dakota Synod communications staff.

Synod Communications Staff Transitions and Updates

Staff transitions and updates to the South Dakota Synod communications staff.

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Biblical Faith in Tumultuous Times
2022 South Dakota Synod Fall Theological Conference
Pierre, SD
September 18-20, 2022

2022 Fall Theological Conference

Biblical Faith in Tumultuous Times
2022 South Dakota Synod Fall Theological Conference
Pierre, SD
September 18-20, 2022

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Events
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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The South Dakota Synod, in partnership with the Helpline Center and Lutheran Social Services, will be hosting three Mental Health First Aid Training sessions this fall around the Synod. Each training will be from 8:00am to 5:00pm local time. There is no cost to attend, but there is a limit of 30 participants per event. Registration deadline is September 26th.

Mental Health First Aid Training Fall 2022

The South Dakota Synod, in partnership with the Helpline Center and Lutheran Social Services, will be hosting three Mental Health First Aid Training sessions this fall around the Synod. Each training will be from 8:00am to 5:00pm local time. There is no cost to attend, but there is a limit of 30 participants per event. Registration deadline is September 26th.

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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

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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Mailing Address

South Dakota Synod, ELCA

2001 S Summit Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Phone

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Office: 605-274-4011

Fax

605-274-4028

Location

2125 S Summit Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Office Hours

Monday – Friday

8am–5pm

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.