Synod News

Sanctuary Church Body – What does this mean?

In a key action last week, the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly voted to approve a memorial that declares the ELCA a sanctuary church. The ELCA is the first North American denomination to declare itself a sanctuary church body. As a sanctuary church the ELCA is committed to serving and supporting migrant children and families in communities across the country. What does this mean for you and your congregation?

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Dr. Andrew Root to speak at annual Fall Theological Conference

PIERRE, SD — Andrew Root, PhD will be the guest theologian at the annual Fall Theological Conference September 22-24 in Pierre, SD. Dr. Root, a professor of Youth and Family at Luther Seminary, will present on “Faith in a Secular Age”.

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SAVE THE DATE: Bishop Installation Service of the Rev. Constanze Hagmaier

By the Power of the Holy Spirit, The Reverend Constanze Hagmaier Has been called to serve as the fourth Bishop of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Please mark your calendars to attend a celebratory installation service with Holy Communion to be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 1:30 PM [...]

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South Dakota Hunger Summit

Feed the Line: Collaborations for Change and Success The 2019 South Dakota Hunger Summit will be held on September 19, 2019 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The focus of this year’s summit is “Feed the Line: Collaborations for Change and Success”. Hunger Summit Schedule 9:30am – Check-In/Registration 10:00am – Prayer/Opening Comments 10:15am – […]

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Fall Theological Conference

Dr. Andrew Root, Professor of Youth and Family at Luther Seminary

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Rural Rostered Ministers Retreat

Rural & Small Town Ministry Leaders Retreat

The fourth annual Rural Rostered Leaders Retreat will be held on August 26-28 at the Pine Ridge Retreat Center in Pine Ridge, SD.

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