Get Connected

Everyone wants to feel welcomed and comfortable when they participate in an activity – whether it's in a worship service, a new class or out in the community helping those in need. For some, that's an easy task – they make new friends easily – but for others it can be a challenge. In the last year at First Lutheran, we have been working to create a more welcoming community of faith – from new signage in our parking lots, to creating a series of resource brochures for those who come in to our building in need of assistance, to making our publications more accessible online and in print for those who don't use a computer or smart phone. Please take a look at these opportunities to get connected at First Lutheran. Whether you are a life-long member or new to church, we welcome you and hope you make us a part of your faith family. Also, take a few minutes and check out the Groups and Ministries tabs at the top of the page.

Upcoming Classes, Events & Activities

Wednesday Night Meals. Meals are served most Wednesdays from 5 – 6:15 p.m. in Reformation Hall. Cost is $5 Adults & Youth, $3 for ages 3 – 6 years, free for ages 2 and under.
• Jan. 3 - Spaghetti, tossed salad, French bread
• Jan. 10 - Roast beef, baby red potatoes
Weekly menus are available online at

Outreach at The Banquet. First Lutheran Church has committed to serve breakfast at The Banquet on Tuesday, Jan. 9. We are in need of 5-6 people to prep the breakfast at 5:30 a.m. and 20-25 people to serve beginning at 6:30 a.m. 
First Lutheran has been serving The Banquet since its beginning more than 30 years ago. Will you please help us fulfill our commitment? Please contact Betty DeBerg at or 319-961-2227, if you are willing to help.

Financial Peace University at First Lutheran. Is financial peace a New Year's resolution you would like to keep in 2018? Consider attending Financial Peace University on Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. beginning Jan. 30. The nine-week class costs approximately $110 for couples or individuals, which includes the cost of materials. The coordinator is offering a $60 reimbursement to those who attend all nine sessions. Childcare is available upon request. To learn more about the class, contact coordinator Phil Olinger at 605-630-3161 or

Collecting Christmas ornaments and decorations. During January Hannah Circle will be collecting Christmas decorations and ornaments for the 2018 Bazaar. As you put away your decorations this year, please bring those you no longer use or want to the church. A collection box will be located near the Atrium elevator. Please be sure to wrap and box your donations for storage to prevent breakage.

Healthy Cooking Classes resume in February. Classes meet the second and fourth Tuesdays, 6 – 7 p.m., in the Gathering Room. The classes are free but please register for each class you plan to attend so we have enough supplies. Register at the Information Desk, call the church at 336-3734, or visit








Free Coffee and Prayer│Wednesdays│7:30-8:30 a.m.
Swing under the atrium canopy at First Lutheran Church each Wednesday from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. for FREE Coffee and Prayer! Grab a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or bottled water, and have a prayer to get your day started, and we will get you on your way!
Would you be willing to help with this wonderful ministry? Please contact Jeff Backer at 339-1983 ext. 209 or
Hope to see you on Wednesday mornings for Coffee and Prayer!

MOPS at First Lutheran│2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
For information please find Us On Facebook! First Lutheran MOPS, Sioux Falls. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) at First Lutheran is for all moms of children, birth through kindergarten, to experience community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope. 

Open Gym│ Most Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. – noon
Join First Lutheran Church members and friends in Reformation Hall (gym) most Saturdays, for open gym. Equipment is not provided. Open gym is available to all ages, however, those under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. At times, Open Gym is cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Please check the website calendar to confirm.

Pickleball│Mondays at 5:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.  Pickleball is a fun combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton. It is a strategic game played on a small court in the gym with a whiffleball and a paddle (equipment provided).

Quilting│Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
FLC Quilters make quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other local organizations. There's a role for everyone; coffee and snacks are provided. To learn more, please contact the church office at 336-3734 to leave a message for Dorothy Mikkelson.

Yoga Classes at First Lutheran

  • Yoga–Mondays 5:45-6:45 p.m. with Jeff Nelson, Upper Room
  • Yoga–Fridays Noon-1 p.m. with Gretchen Borgum, Upper Room Bring your own mat or use one of ours.
  • Chair Yoga–Thursdays, 1:30–2:30 p.m. with Jeff Nelson, Pentecost Room
  • Cost: $5 suggested donation per class session

Young Adult Bible Study. Join Pastor Lars and the First Lutheran Young Adults for the Galatians Bible Study. We meet every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Manos de Cristo room at First Lutheran Church. After-work snacks provided as we walk through Paul’s letter to Galatia. Contact Kiri Jacobsen at, for more information.