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Synod News

Weaving Retreat

Our day-to-day language has many references to fabric such as “the fabric of life,” or “our social fabric,” or “being woven together.” Bishop Constanze would like you to explore firsthand what that feels like by weaving God’s Word, our life experiences, and a hands-on project together to get a better understanding of God, ourselves, and the world around us. This retreat is led by Bishop Constanze Hagmaier and Deb Holz, weaving artist.

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Fall Course Offerings from Select Learning

Select Learning has two course offerings starting this Fall. These courses are excellent opportunities for lay leaders, lay preachers, and Synod Authorized Ministers (SAMs) to deepen their Biblical interpretation and understandings of Lutheran theology. Click the links below to learn more about each course. Introduction to the New Testament Getting Down to Basics: The Augsburg [...]

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ELCA Youth Gathering Kick-Off

Gathering hosts, Matthew and Claire, have some exciting announcements about what’s new for this cycle, what our in-kind offering will be and much more. For more information on the 2022 Gathering, MYLE or the tAble, visit: elca.org/Gathering.

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Events

Boundaries Workshops

These informative workshops will provide an overview of misconduct prevention, addresses particular concerns regarding social networking, and helps us talk through ministry with sex offenders. The Boundaries Workshop encourages leaders to be healthy and to lead others by modeling healthy relationships and work habits.

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First Call Retreat

This retreat is for first call rostered ministers, who are expected to attend three First Call Theological Education events, even if you past your first three years of your call.

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Weaving Retreat

Our day-to-day language has many references to fabric such as “the fabric of life,” or “our social fabric,” or “being woven together.” Bishop Constanze would like you to explore firsthand what that feels like by weaving God’s Word, our life experiences, and a hands-on project together to get a better understanding of God, ourselves, and the world around us.

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Mailing Address

South Dakota Synod, ELCA

2001 S Summit Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Phone

See Staff Directory

Office: 605-274-4011

Fax

605-274-4028

Location

2125 S Summit Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday

8am–12pm & 1pm–5pm

Fridays

8am-12pm

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, 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.

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.  But 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.