Weaving Retreat

Our day-to-day language has many references to fabric such as “the fabric of life,” or “our social fabric,” or “being woven together.” Bishop Constanze would like you to explore firsthand what that feels like by weaving God’s Word, our life experiences, and a hands-on project together to get a better understanding of God, ourselves, and the world around us. This retreat is led by Bishop Constanze Hagmaier and Deb Holz, weaving artist.

Fall Course Offerings from Select Learning

Select Learning has two course offerings starting this Fall. These courses are excellent opportunities for lay leaders, lay preachers, and Synod Authorized Ministers (SAMs) to deepen their Biblical interpretation and understandings of Lutheran theology. Click the links below to learn more about each course. Introduction to the New Testament Getting Down to Basics: The Augsburg [...]

ELCA Youth Gathering Kick-Off

Gathering hosts, Matthew and Claire, have some exciting announcements about what’s new for this cycle, what our in-kind offering will be and much more. For more information on the 2022 Gathering, MYLE or the tAble, visit: elca.org/Gathering.

2021 Fall Theological Conference

The 2021 Fall Theological Conference will be held in a hybrid style with the option to participate in person at Lutheran Memorial Church in Pierre, SD or online via Zoom. It will feature Rev. Dr. Samuel Giere with the theme of “Faith and Reconciled Imagination: Preaching the Psalms.”

Grace Lutheran Church to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Sanctuary Dedication and hold Rededication Service

On Sunday, July 18th Grace Lutheran Church will hold a special celebration and worship service at 10 o’clock am in commemoration of 100 years since the dedication of its sanctuary and rededicate it to the Glory of God. Bishop Constanze Hagmaier of the SD ELCA Synod will give a special message.

A Message Regarding Marieval Indian Residential Boarding School

A Message regarding the news of 751 unmarked graves found at Marieval Indian Residential Boarding School in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Remembering the Children of Kamloops

The Bear Butte Conference has planned a prayer vigil for the 215 children that were found at the Kamloops Indian School. The service will take place June 21 at 7:00 p.m. Kamloop time (8 pm MST/9 pm CST) in accordance with a call for unity in prayer at that time that came from the indigenous community.

Livestream Synod Assembly

Synod Assembly is meeting virtually this year on June 4-5.
Find links to watch the Synod Assembly Livestream.

Memorial Day Weekend Sermon

Chaplain Joshua Johnson has recorded a video sermon for congregations to use on Memorial Day weekend. Feel free to use this sermon however it may fit within your congregation’s context.

Synod Staff News

SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA – May 17, 2021 – The Reverend Aaron Matson has accepted the call to serve as the Companion Synod Coordinator for the South Dakota Synod.