Pastoral Care & Visitation
 


Nursing Home and Homebound Visits
Visitation pastors make monthly visits to those who are homebound and to nursing home residents, providing Holy Communion and devotional time. Twice a year, the pastors conduct worship in nine local care centers. Contact the church at (605) 336-3734 if you become aware of a homebound member who is not receiving regular visitation.

Hospital Visitation
The pastoral care staff maintains regular contact with the hospitalized and the recuperating. Visits are made to Avera McKennan Hospital, Avera Behavioral Center, Avera Heart Hospital, Sanford Health Hospital, the VA Medical Center, and hospice locations each weekday, and other times as necessary. If you know of a member or friend of First Lutheran who enters the hospital through emergency services, please inform the church office at (605) 336-3734.

“Maggie and David” Performances
Pastor David Houck and his wife Margaret, known by their stage name, “Maggie and David,” perform popular music of decades past, Christian hymns, scripture, prayer and spoken words of encouragement. Maggie and David are happy to provide this program in conjunction with the Caring Ministries of First Lutheran Church. 

 

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Emergencies

In times of emergency, call the church office (Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 5 pm and Friday, 8 am – 4 pm) at (605) 336-3734. For evening, weekend and holiday emergencies, a pastor is on call at (605) 323-7667. One of the pastors will be contacted immediately.