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Spring Theological Retreat

True Confessions: How the Augsburg Confession Enlivens the Life of Your Parish

with Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert

April 23-25, 2019 in Aberdeen

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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

Bishop Election Devotional for February 2019

Word Micah 6:8 – "He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”  Reflections By Bishop Emerita Andrea DeGroot-Nesdahl (Synod Bishop 1995-2007) We read this verse with New Testament eyes, though it is [...]

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Spring Theological Retreat with Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert

The 2019 Spring Theological Retreat will be held on April 23-25 in Aberdeen, SD. This year’s guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Wengert who will be speaking on True Confessions: How the Augsburg Confession Enlivens the Life of your Parish.

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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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Boundaries Workshops

The Boundaries Workshop encourages leaders to be healthy and to lead others by modeling healthy relationships and work habits. Pastor Ryan Gage and Deacon Susan Marone will be leading two informative workshops on February 18 and February 21.

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Spring Theological Retreat with Timothy J. Wengert

True Confessions: How the Augsburg Confession Enlivens the Life of Your Parish Timothy J. Wengert is the Ministerium of Pennsylvania emeritus professor of Church History at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.  A parish pastor for seven years in Minnesota and Wisconsin, he received his doctorate from Duke University (Durham, North Carolina, USA) in 1984 […]

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Upcoming Support to Ministries Meeting Dates.

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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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