Interfaith Prayer Service

Join together with Interfaith Leaders from around the state for a virtual prayer service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 18, at 12 PM CT. Leaders from multiple faiths and denominations will gather to pray over our communities, state, and nation. It has become a tradition since 2018 to host, in partnership with LSS and [...]

A Pastoral Message in Response to Unrest in Washington, D.C.

Bishop Constanze Hagmaier, of the South Dakota Synod, issues a pastoral message in response to this week’s unrest in Washington, D.C.

Reluctant Hope – Episode 4 – “Trauma”

It’s our final episode of the #ReluctantHope podcast. On this week’s episode, Pastor Renee Splichal Larson meets with Eileen Briggs to talk about “trauma” and the importance of language. Eileen, a Lakota woman from the Cheyenne River Reservation who now lives in Eagle Butte, holds a Masters of Education and Youth Development Leadership from the [...]

Christmas 2020 Sermons

Download video sermons and manuscripts from Bishop Constanze Hagmaier and her associates for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the First Sunday in Christmas.

Reluctant Hope – Episode 3 – “Polarization”

We are in the third week of Advent! This week on the Reluctant Hope podcast, Pastor Jonathan Steiner (Director for Evangelical Mission and Associate to the Bishop) sits down with Pastor Dan Johnson of the Pine Ridge Reconciliation Center to talk "polarization." Text this week comes from Malachi 3:16-4:6. Joel and Aimee from Tangled Blue [...]

A Message regarding Christmas Services in Pandemic Times

Bishop Constanze Hagmaier delivers a pastoral message to the South Dakota Synod during the continued COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Reluctant Hope – Episode 2 – “Relationships”

We are in week 2 of our journey together in Advent. This week on the Reluctant Hope podcast, Bishop Constanze Hagmaier sits down with Ann Marie Rossing to talk about "relationships." Ann Marie Rossing is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Qualified Mental Health Professional. Joel and Aimee from Tangled Blue lead us in song. [...]

Seeds for Nicaragua

Our companion synod siblings in Nicaragua need our help after two devastating hurricanes wiped out farmland. Support our Companion Siblings in Christ in Nicaragua by donating to “Seeds for Nicaragua.”

Reluctant Hope – Episode 1 – “Becoming”

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Reluctant Hope Advent 2020 Podcast! Joel and Aimee Pakan of Tangled Blue welcome us into this season through song and conversations. This week's episode features Bishop Constanze Hagmaier and Marge Hegge talking about "human becoming." Text this week is Micah 5:1-5a.

An Introduction to Reluctant Hope

Joel and Aimee Pakan from Tangled Blue and the South Dakota Synod invite you into the season of Advent -- a season of #ReluctantHope. Journey with us throughout Advent. Each Wednesday in Advent a new podcast episode will be released. You will hear conversations and music as we pause, breathe, and wait in the hope [...]