Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Grieving a Loss During the Holidays

All adults grieving the loss of a loved one are invited to this event at First Lutheran. A free breakfast will be served in the church’s Gathering Room at 9 a.m. while Jill Stoebner of Sad Isn’t Bad and Compassionate Care Hospice speaks to us on the topic of Grieving a Loss During the Holidays.

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Medical Equipment Recycle & Reuse Drive
Aug
19
8:00 AM08:00

Medical Equipment Recycle & Reuse Drive

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First Lutheran is partnering with the Medical Reuse and Recycle program to host a medical equipment drive on Sunday, August 19, 8 – 11:30 a.m. in the First Lutheran parking lot. This is a new program started by the Department of Social Services to reduce cost for the Medicaid program. The Medical Reuse and Recycle program takes used, durable equipment, restores/cleans it, and then redistributes it to individuals in need. Bring your used equipment to the church to help support this program. 

Durable equipment includes power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, child wheelchairs, scooters, knee scooters, Rollator walkers, sit to stands, patient lifts, gait trainers, hospital beds, feeding pumps and speech generating devices

For further assistance, more information or questions about the MERR program, please contact 605-271-5074 or merrinfo@dakotalink.net. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Worship in the Park and Picnic
Aug
15
11:00 AM11:00

Worship in the Park and Picnic

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Join us for worship at 11 a.m. in the McKennan Park band shell with Larry Olson and friends providing worship music. School children may bring their backpacks for a special blessing. (Blessing of the backpacks will also take place at the 8 and 9:30 services at FLC.)

Invite your friends and neighbors, bring a lawn chair and join us for worship. In case of rain, worship will be held at First Lutheran.

The Evangelism and Outreach Board will provide lunch. Participants may bring a dessert to share.

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Laundry with Love
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Laundry with Love

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On Tuesdays, July 10 and 24, First Lutheran volunteers will partner with Church on the Street in two events called “Laundry with Love.” At a local laundromat, 7–9 p.m., we will be offering free quarters, soap and supplies, food and fellowship to anyone who comes through the doors.

The volunteer rosters for both of these dates have been filled! Thanks to everyone who signed up.

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Grieving with Grace - New Study
Jul
7
9:30 PM21:30

Grieving with Grace - New Study

Grieving with Grace is a support group where adults learn about the grieving process and how to care for themselves as they work through the grief of a loved one’s death. First Saturday of the month in the Gathering Room of First Lutheran Church.  Social time at 9:30 a.m., and group sessions are 10–11 a.m. For the next several months, we will journey through the book “Understanding Your Grief” written by grief expert Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Group members will receive a free copy of the book and their own grief journal.

All sessions are open to first-time participants and talking out loud is not required. For more information contact Pastor Katherine Olson, the group’s facilitator, at kolson@flcsf.org or 339-1983, ext. 214.

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“Maggie and David” Performance
Jun
28
1:30 PM13:30

“Maggie and David” Performance

“Maggie and David” Performances. Through First Lutheran's Caring Ministries, Pastor David Houck and his wife Margaret, known by their stage name, “Maggie and David,” perform a program of popular music of decades past, Christian hymns, scripture, prayer and spoken words of encouragement at area retirement centers and memory care facilities. Everyone is invited to attend!

Additional performances:

Wednesday July 4     2:00 PM
Bethany Meadows
3008 E Aspen     Brandon

Wednesday July 11      3:00 PM
Good Samaritan
3901 S Marion Rd      Sioux Falls

Tuesday July 17      3:00 PM
Stoneybrook
4501 E Pampas Pl     Sioux Falls

Thursday July 26      1:00 PM
TouchMark at All Saints
111 W 17th     Sioux Falls

Wednesday August 1     3:00 PM
Inn on Westport
4000 S Westport Ave    Sioux Falls

Wednesday August 8      8:00 PM
Grand Living at Lake Lorraine
2815 S Westlake Dr      Sioux Falls

Thursday August 13    3:00 PM
Good Samaritan Luther Manor
1500 W 38th St.     Sioux Falls

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Day Camp BOGO½OFF
Jun
15
to Jun 22

Day Camp BOGO½OFF

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We want more kids at Day Camp. Sign up your soon to be 4th-6th grader for Day Camp, July 30-August 2. Bring a friend for half price! Cost is $50 for FLC children and bring a friend (non-FLC member) for only $25. This covers 4 days of fun faith formation brought to us by counselors from NeSoDak Bible camp, food, and transportation to one surprise outing. Contact the Youth and Family staff for more information or register below.

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“Maggie and David” Performance
Jun
13
3:00 PM15:00

“Maggie and David” Performance

“Maggie and David” Performances. Through First Lutheran's Caring Ministries, Pastor David Houck and his wife Margaret, known by their stage name, “Maggie and David,” perform a program of popular music of decades past, Christian hymns, scripture, prayer and spoken words of encouragement at area retirement centers and memory care facilities. Everyone is invited to attend!

Additional performances:

Thursday, June 14, 3 p.m.
Good Samaritan Luther Manor
(1500 W. 38th St., Sioux Falls)

Wednesday, June 20, 3 p.m.
Good Samaritan
(401 W. 2nd St., Sioux Falls)

Wednesday, June 28, 1:30 p.m.
Trail Ridge
(3408 W. Ralph Rogers Rd, Sioux Falls)

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Lutheran Men in Mission Golf Classic
Jun
12
8:00 AM08:00

Lutheran Men in Mission Golf Classic

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Lutheran Men in Mission’s next golf outing is Tuesday June 12. All Men and women are invited to Spring Creek Golf Course. Tee time is 8:15 a.m. The cost is $25 plus tax, which includes a cart. We will play a scramble format. Each player tees off with his own ball. The best shot of the group takes the next shot. Each drops a ball within a foot of the selected ball location and hits his/ her next shot. Each player will receive one mulligan to be used on any of his/her shots. We will use the middle (white) tee markers for the men and the forward (red) tee markers for the ladies. On #7 use senior tee.

Each golfer will be awarded a prize. Golfers will be recognized for the following categories:
   Hole #2     Longest drive in the fairway
   Hole #3     Closest to the pin on the second shot
   Hole #4     Longest drive in the fairway
   Hole #5     Closest to the pin on the second shot
   Hole #6     Closest to the pin on the tee shot
   Hole #8     Closest to the pin on the tee shot
   Hole #9     Longest putt

Immediately after the last foursome completes its round, about 11:15, we will gather at Spring Creek to award prizes while enjoying coffee and rolls.

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"5k For Camp"
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

"5k For Camp"

Lutherans Outdoors "5k For Camp" at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 9. Check-in 8 a.m., Run/walk 8:30 a.m. Lutherans Outdoors is celebrating 50 years - come be part of the fun, make your heart healthy and help send a kid to camp!

Sponsored by Gloria Dei, First Lutheran and Our Savior's Churches.
Learn more  and register at flcsf.org/lutheransoutdoors

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“Maggie and David” Performance
Jun
6
3:00 PM15:00

“Maggie and David” Performance

“Maggie and David” Performances. Through First Lutheran's Caring Ministries, Pastor David Houck and his wife Margaret, known by their stage name, “Maggie and David,” perform a program of popular music of decades past, Christian hymns, scripture, prayer and spoken words of encouragement at area retirement centers and memory care facilities. Everyone is invited to attend!

Additional performances:

Wednesday, June 13, 10 a.m.
Trail Ridge (Memory Care)
(3408 W. Ralph Rogers Rd., Sioux Falls)

Thursday, June 14, 3 p.m.
Good Samaritan Luther Manor
(1500 W. 38th St., Sioux Falls)

Wednesday, June 20, 3 p.m.
Good Samaritan
(401 W. 2nd St., Sioux Falls)

Wednesday, June 28, 1:30 p.m.
Trail Ridge
(3408 W. Ralph Rogers Rd, Sioux Falls)

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Day & Camp Registration due
Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

Day & Camp Registration due

VBS/Day Camp Registration Deadline is Friday, June 1.  
Join us the week of July 30-Aug. 2, from 9 am - 3 pm, for for a great time just for children.

– VBS for 3-year-olds through 2nd grade, Cost is $25.
– Day Camp for 3rd - 5th Grade, Cost is $50.

Following the June 1 deadline the cost goes up $10.  SIGN UP TODAY!

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NAMI Walks 2018
May
19
8:00 AM08:00

NAMI Walks 2018

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NAMI Walks 2018 – Saturday, May 19 at Sertoma Park.  

Check in 8:00 AM, Walk begins 9:30 AM

A team from First Lutheran will once again join NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and walk together to raise awareness of mental illness, show support for those affected, and raise funds for NAMI organizations in South Dakota.

Join the effort by walking or become a financial supporter. Look for us in the church atrium on Sundays, May 6 and 13, to recruit walkers and financial support. You may also visit namiwalks.org/southdakota and search for “First Lutheran Walkers” to sign up for the walk or contribute today! 

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Healing the Wounds of Grief through Art
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Healing the Wounds of Grief through Art

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The Grieving with Grace group is partnering with artists from Creative Spirits Studio to offer two prayerful and therapeutic art sessions on Saturday, May 12 and Monday, May 14  Participants are invited to paint an image that honors their personal grief journey, their loved one(s), and God’s promises of eternal life. For details and times, and to Register visit flcsf.org/griefart or contact Pastor Katherine Olson at kolson@flcsf.org or 339-1983 ext. 214.  Anyone grieving a loss of any kind is welcome to attend.

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Healing the Wounds of Grief through Art
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Healing the Wounds of Grief through Art

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The Grieving with Grace group is partnering with artists from Creative Spirits Studio to offer two prayerful and therapeutic art sessions on Saturday, May 12 and Monday, May 14  Participants are invited to paint an image that honors their personal grief journey, their loved one(s), and God’s promises of eternal life. For details and times, and to Register visit flcsf.org/griefart or contact Pastor Katherine Olson at kolson@flcsf.org or 339-1983 ext. 214.  Anyone grieving a loss of any kind is welcome to attend.

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