Kristallnacht 80th Anniversary

Lutheran Bishops issue statement of solidarity to the Jewish Community on the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

Today marks the 80th anniversary of what became known as Kristallnacht, or “The Night of Broken Glass” – a turning point in Nazi anti-Semitic policy. It is an anniversary that we, as Lutherans, must pay special attention to.

Synod Study now available for 2019 Bishop Election

The Synod Study for the 2019 Bishop Election is now available for download. This resource is available to help provide guidance throughout this synod as potential nominees for bishop are identified.

Companion Synod News: Health promoters workshop in Nicaragua

On September 25 and 26, training was given to the health promoters of the Nicaraguan Lutheran Church “Faith and Hope” (ILFE) in Somotillo, Chinandega, on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Women’s Health.

ELCA Conference of Bishops statement on East Jerusalem hospitals

In early September, members of the Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) were saddened and dismayed to hear reports that the U.S. government was planning to discontinue financial assistance to Augusta Victoria Hospital and five other East Jerusalem hospitals.

Straight off the Truck

The gift of commodities is a donation where everyone benefits. Learn more about the Straight off the Truck program from Lutheran Planned Giving of South Dakota.

Companion Synod Updates

Learn more about brothers and sisters in our companion synods of Nicaragua and Cameroon.

World Record Traveler—and South Dakota Native—Brings Journey Through Eastern SD

South Dakota-born world record adventurer Mikah Meyer is visiting Brookings and Sioux Falls as part of his journey becoming the youngest person to visit all 417 National Park Service sites. 

Companion Synod visit from our partners in Nicaragua

Bishop Victoria, along with Pastor Katia and Pastor Soliette, will be visiting the South Dakota Synod August 29-September 2, 2018.

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is one month away. The appointed day is Sunday, Sept. 9. 

Upcoming Pie and Ice Cream Days with the Bishop

Join Bishop Zellmer and synod staff for “Pie and Ice Cream with the Bishop”. We will be hosting informational sessions for pastors and congregational leaders.