New Devotions Series to begin in December

In 2020 we are preparing to celebrate 50 years of Lutheran women being ordained in the United States. Also, 2020 marks 40 years of women of color being ordained, and 10 years of LGBTQIA+ individuals being able to serve freely.

Breaking Down Walls: South Dakota Lutherans commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down

This November marks the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down after decades of separation between East and West Germany. On November 9, 2019, South Dakota Lutherans will gather for a service of remembrance in Sioux Falls and Rapid City.

MEET YOUR NEW BISHOP: Listen, Learn, and Care

Meet with your new bishop and synod staff for “Listen, Learn, and Care” sessions during the month of October. Bishop Constanze Hagmaier and her new associates are eager to meet with members of the South Dakota Synod.

Rev. Jonathan Steiner called to serve as the Director for Evangelical Mission, Associate for Stewardship and Outreach

SIOUX FALLS, SD – September 17, 2019 – The Rev. Jonathan Steiner has accepted the offer from the Domestic Mission Unit of the ELCA to serve as the new Director for Evangelical Mission and Associate to Bishop Hagmaier for Stewardship and Outreach.

LIVESTREAM: Installation of Bishop Constanze Hagmaier

Livestream today’s Installation of Bishop Constanze Hagmaier starting at 1:30 PM CT.

Constanze Hagmaier to be installed this Saturday as the fourth ELCA Bishop of South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, SD – September 4, 2019 – The Reverend Constanze Hagmaier will be installed as the fourth Bishop of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church this Saturday, September 7 at 1:30 PM at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls.

Rev. Renee Splichal Larson called to serve as Associate to Bishop Hagmaier

SIOUX FALLS, SD – August 23, 2019 – The South Dakota Synod Council approved today to call the Rev. Renee Splichal Larson to serve as Associate to Bishop Constanze Hagmaier for Candidacy, Congregation and Rostered Minister Accompaniment. Rev. Splichal Larson accepted and will begin her call later in September.

Sanctuary Church Body – What does this mean?

In a key action last week, the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly voted to approve a memorial that declares the ELCA a sanctuary church. The ELCA is the first North American denomination to declare itself a sanctuary church body. As a sanctuary church the ELCA is committed to serving and supporting migrant children and families in communities across the country. What does this mean for you and your congregation?

Dr. Andrew Root to speak at annual Fall Theological Conference

PIERRE, SD — Andrew Root, PhD will be the guest theologian at the annual Fall Theological Conference September 22-24 in Pierre, SD. Dr. Root, a professor of Youth and Family at Luther Seminary, will present on “Faith in a Secular Age”.
Registration for this year’s conference is now open with a deadline of September 6.

SAVE THE DATE: Bishop Installation Service of the Rev. Constanze Hagmaier

By the Power of the Holy Spirit, The Reverend Constanze Hagmaier Has been called to serve as the fourth Bishop of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Please mark your calendars to attend a celebratory installation service with Holy Communion to be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 1:30 PM [...]