An Introduction to Shortage

During this Advent, journey with Tangled Blue and the South Dakota Synod through the season of “shortages” leading us to remember the hope and abundance that comes through a God made known to us in human form.

Synod Staff Transitions and Updates

Staff transitions and updates to the South Dakota Synod office staff.

Native American Day Message

A message on this Native American Day from Rev. Jonathan Steiner and Vicar Jonathan Old Horse.

Expanding Access to Healthcare in South Dakota

At the 2021 Synod Assembly, a resolution was passed which tasked Bishop Hagmaier with sending a letter to Governor Noem and our state legislators urging them to pass legislation expanding Medicaid in South Dakota.

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:

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.