In Synod News

Bishop Constanze Hagmaier delivers her 2023 Christmas message to the South Dakota Synod’s congregations, rostered ministers, and members:

“…Dear South Dakota Synod, no matter where you are in your life’s journey, whether you are all on board celebrating these seasons with great joy or can’t wait for it to be done and over with, Christ’s birth celebrates God’s love…And looking at it lying in the manger may make us wonder what he is up to, but Christmas is also an invitation to trust that God will do what God has promised to do, and that is to set captives free. That is reason to rejoice – love has won, the light has come, and darkness will only be temporary…”

Watch on YouTube or Vimeo (with Closed Captions). You can download a manuscript here.