Thank You for Your Support

Even in the midst of everything going on, we have lots to be thankful for! In the month of August, we received yet another round of grants to support our ministries here in South Dakota. This is the third grant of $7,500 from the ELCA for the COVID-19 response.

50 | 40 | 10 | Devotions Series: September 23, 2020 – Rev. Patrick Jenkins

We are Church. We are Called. Devotion Series commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women as well as the full participation of all called into ministry. Hear from various voices around the synod in this new devotion series over the next year.

Out in the World

I’ve been thinking about Mary and Martha’s brother, Lazarus. I’ve always felt sorry for the guy. I wonder if he heard Jesus’ voice calling his name outside of his tomb and thought it was the final resurrection of the dead. Bound in grave clothes, he makes his way into the light, only to realize that he was resuscitated right back into the world he breathed his last breath, four days prior.  Read more in the link below.

50 | 40 | 10 | Devotions Series: September 16, 2020 – Rev. Chris Matson

We are Church. We are Called. Devotion Series commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women as well as the full participation of all called into ministry. Hear from various voices around the synod in this new devotion series over the next year.

Cultivating Generous Congregations

Generous Congregations (CGC), created by “The Lake Institute on Faith and Giving,” is an interactive educational and motivational seminar. When utilized in a congregation it offers a way in which congregational vitality may be witnessed through the lens of God’s generosity.

God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday in South Dakota

On Sunday, Sept. 13, congregations will observe “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. This year our church — and our world — are living through the COVID-19 pandemic. The South Dakota Synod has put together a list of partner ministries and their wishlists in the following post.

50 | 40 | 10 | Devotions Series: September 9, 2020 – Rev. Kristen Eisele

We are Church. We are Called. Devotion Series commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women as well as the full participation of all called into ministry. Hear from various voices around the synod in this new devotion series over the next year.

Bishop Hagmaier’s September Column

“Train up a child in the way it should go, and when it is old, it will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6 . Read Bishop Hagmaier’s September column for congregations in the link below.

Psychological First Aid Training

In partnership with LSS, we’ve put together this short webinar to provide you some resources to use to support our neighbors through difficult times. Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed approach that is built on the concept of human resilience.

50 | 40 | 10 | Devotions Series: September 2, 2020 – Rebel Hurd

We are Church. We are Called. Devotion Series commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women as well as the full participation of all called into ministry. Hear from various voices around the synod in this new devotion series over the next year.