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.

New CDC Guidance and Recommendations

New CDC Guidance and Recommendations for congregations and ministry sites in the South Dakota Synod.

Rev. Renee Splichal Larson to receive The Living Loehe Award

SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA – May 14, 2021 – The Reverend Renee Splichal Larson was selected as a 2021 recipient of The Living Loehe Award from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA.

Joint Letter on Welcoming the Stranger

Bishop Constanze Hagmaier of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA and Bishop Jonathan Folts of the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota send a joint letter to Governor Noem calling to welcome the stranger among us and engage in dialogue seeking resolution for the crisis at the US/Mexico border.

Keep the Campfires Burning

Bishop Constanze Hagmaier of the South Dakota Synod invites you to the Keep the Campfires Burning campaign with Lutherans Outdoors. The Keep the Campfires Burning campaign is a comprehensive effort to raise important dollars to ensure the ministry of Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota for generations to come.

LuMin – Day 7

Journey Together with Lutheran Campus Ministry
Day 7 – University Lutheran Center at SDSU
Pastor Cassandra Lamb

LuMin – Day 6

Journey Together with Lutheran Campus Ministry
Day 6 – The Luther Center at USD
Pastor Ben Eisele