Wednesday Nights at First

Wednesday Night Meals

$5 Adults & Youth
$3 for ages 3 – 6 years
Free for age 2 and under

The entire community is invited most Wednesdays (September–May) from 5 – 6:15 p.m., for a tasty meal and great fellowship in Reformation Hall. 

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

  • April 19   Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
  • April 26   Meatloaf & Baby Reds
  • May 3      Pork Loin & Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
  • May 10    Spaghetti, Tossed Salad& French Bread
  • May 17    Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Macaroni & Cheese
  • May 24    Taco Bar

Wednesday Nights @ First – Children

For preschool – 5th grade children

● Class for 3- & 4-year-olds is 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
● Class for Kindergarten – 5th grade is 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

WOW is a mid-week experience for kids to connect with peers and to learn about God’s love. Class content is not duplicated from Sunday’s Scripture First lesson. No pre-registration is necessary, just come to the main sanctuary at 6:30. Parents are invited to attend Wednesday adult classes, women’s choir or help with WOW classes. For more information, please contact Heather Smith, Children's Minister, at or 339-1983 ext 238.

Please note: Carol Choir for children in first through fourth grade meets each Saturday from 10:15 a.m. to Noon. No pre-registration required. Come join us!


Wednesday Nights @ First – Youth


CHOIR & HANDBELLS for 5th – 8th Grades

Good Vibrations Handbells
4:30 – 5:15 p.m., Ali Hoffman, Director
Jubilant Singers, 5:30 – 6:20 p.m., Choir Room
Zachary Rygiel, Director
No musical experience is necessary, please join us.
For information please contact Shirley Barlow at 339-1983, ext. 261, or

Sixth- through ninth-grade youth attend confirmation on Wednesday nights throughout the school year. This time gives the youth a chance to learn about what it means to be a Lutheran and to dig deeper into their faith with the Bible, group discussions and worship.

For more information please contact Marnie Dahle Backer at 339-1983, ext. 204, or

Confirmation Schedule:
 6th Grade: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
     • Wednesdays, Class Begins in the Gathering Room
7th & 8th Grade: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
     • Wednesday, Class begins in the Den (7th) & Fellowship Hall (8th)
9th Grade: 7:30 – 9 p.m.
      Wednesday Class begins in the Friendship Room. 

       New Middle School Youth Group

New Middle School Youth Group begins Sunday, April 23 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Join Elias and Heather for a time of games, Bible study, fun activities and more! You can bring ALL your friends and meet new ones! Something brand new for awesome middle schoolers!


CHOIR & HANDBELLS 9th – 12th Grade

Belle Campane Handbells
4:30 – 5:15 p.m., Ali Hoffman, Director

FLYGHT Choir (First Lutheran Youth Growing in Harmony Together)
6:30 – 7:25 p.m. Zachary Rygiel, Director

No musical experience is necessary, come join us. 
For information please contact Shirley Barlow at 339-1983, ext. 261, or


Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9 p.m. in Manos de Cristo
High school youth get together on Wednesdays to study the Bible, get to know each other, play, pray, attend gym nights and to learn how to be the “hands of Christ.”  Friends are always welcome. Also, join us for activity nights.

For more information please contact Marnie Dahle Backer at 339-1983, ext. 204, or

Wednesday Nights @ First –Adults


Wednesday adult education classes meet from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., running concurrently with Confirmation and WOW for children. 

Wednesday Night Forums: 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Friendship Room
April 19Social Media & Youth – Led by John Hegg
John Hegg brings a wealth of insight into the lives of youth, and will help you understand the good, the bad, and importance of social media today. 
April 26 – Ayuda – Led by Jennifer Lunder & Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman
Immigration is among the most highly polarizing topics of our day. However, immigration-related discourse from both media and politicians can make it difficult to sort fact from fiction. “Immigration: Myths and Realities” offers participants an opportunity to study research-based truths about immigration, recognize myths and misconceptions about our immigrant neighbors, and better understand how members of faith communities are called to respond to immigration-related issues. Jennifer Lunder, Ayuda coordinator, and Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman, local author, researcher and immigration advocate will present this forum as part of the ELCA’s Ayuda (“Help” in Spanish) initiative to promote connections, revitalization, and support among all God’s people, with particular emphasis on the Latino community of Sioux Falls. 

First Lutheran is a member congregation of the AYUDA initiative. We are seeking a person to fill a position on the board. If you feel called to be an advocate for people in need of both God’s grace, and help, please contact Jeff Backer at, or 339-1983 ext. 209.



Come, and bring a friend. No auditions required. 

Adult Choir
Dr. Paul Nesheim, Director
Wednesdays, 7:35 - 9:05 p.m.
This adult mixed ensemble is open to anyone who would like to sing, college age and up. This group is a full choir, consisting of soprano, alto, tenor and bass parts, who sing a wide variety of music.

Women's Choir
Dr. Paul Nesheim, Director
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Women college-age and up are invited to sing with this ensemble. This choir sings a wide variety of music.

For more information about the choirs, please contact Shirley Barlow at (605) 339-1983, ext. 261, or