Lenten Worship Services

Wednesday Lenten worship services will be held at
11:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary beginning with Ash Wednesday, March 1. (No meals will be service on Ash Wed.)

Lenten Meals

Meals and fellowship provide an opportunity for our congregation to gather together both around God’s Word and in community to share in faith with our neighbors. Join us for soup lunch or family dinners in Reformation Hall. $5 per adult, $3 per child under 6.

• Noon Soup Lunches will be served from 12 – 1 p.m.
• Evening Meal will be served from 5 – 6:15 p.m.



Lenten Worship & Meals

Ash Wednesday, March 1
11:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 
Telecast on KSFY at 3 p.m.
No meal served

Lent 1, Wednesday, March 8
Worship: 11:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Lunch: Chili, bread
Supper: Pulled pork sandwich, potato wedges

Lent 2, Wednesday, March 15
Worship: 11:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Lunch: Chicken noodle soup, bread
Supper: Beef stroganoff, (buttered noodles for the kids)

Lent 3, Wednesday, March 22
Worship: 11:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Lunch: Bean & ham soup, bread
Supper: Hot ham/cheese sandwich, Jello

Lent 4, Wednesday, March 29
Worship: 11:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Lunch: Pasta fagioli soup, bread
Supper: Spaghetti, salad, French bread

Lent 5, Wednesday, April 5
Worship: 11:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Lunch: Chicken chili, bread
Supper: Potato bar, fresh fruit

Lenten daily Devotional and email

First Lutheran’s Lenten Devotional, written by our First Lutheran community including pastors, staff, and members young and old will be available for pick up at First Lutheran beginning Sunday, Feb. 26. Then beginning Ash Wednesday, March 1, through Holy Saturday, April 15, we will be sending the daily devotions from the booklet to anyone who wishes to receive them. To receive the devotion emails you must subscribe to the list at flcsf.org/lent-devotion. Give it a try, you can unsubscribe at any time. Or, click to read the Lenten Daily Devotional online.
(Please note, this is a different email list than the weekly congregational eNews which is sent each Thursday. To receive the weekly eNews, please subscribe at flcsf.org/subscribe.)

Artwork by Gary Gaede (Inspired by the stained glass alter piece at Blue Cloud Abbey)

Artwork by Gary Gaede (Inspired by the stained glass alter piece at Blue Cloud Abbey)

Lenten Lecture Series – J.S. Bach’s "B Minor Mass"

Sunday,  March 19–April 9, 6 p.m.
Please join South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) Music Director Delta David Gier for a series of lectures on Bach’s monumental "B Minor Mass," four Sunday evenings during Lent. This great masterpiece represents the only time Bach, a Lutheran, set the full text of the Latin mass. Why did he do so - and at the very end of his career, at the height of his powers, with no commission nor occasion for performance? Knowing that the vast majority of Bach’s works were intended for corporate worship, how should we experience this piece today? 

Joining Maestro Gier for the series:

  • Zachary Rygiel, Director of Worship & Music at First Lutheran
  • Father Charles Cimpl, Pastor at Holy Spirit Church and the Vicar Genera of the Diocese of Sioux Falls
  • J. Mark Bertrand, novelist and teaching elder at Grace Presbyterian Church
  • Rev. Dr. John Christopherson, Senior Pastor at First Lutheran
  • Dr. James Johnson, Chorus Master of the SDSO

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will perform the "B Minor Mass" on April 22 and 23 at the Washington Pavilion. Concert tickets are available at sdsymphony.org.