Each week, nearly 2,000 households in the four-state viewing area watch First Lutheran’s 9:30 worship service (aired on KSFY at 11 a.m.) via our television broadcast. Another 70-plus watch online on our website and YouTube channel, with that number jumping well over 150 on holiday and special service weeks. Our 8 a.m. service is also broadcast live on KELO-FM, with an average listening audience of 400 individuals.
The goal of First Lutheran’s weekly broadcasts is to provide a liturgical worship service for those who would otherwise be unable to attend church as a result of health, weather, location, or a life situation. Our broadcasts also reach out to those who may not yet know the love and grace of God in Christ Jesus. Support of this ministry comes from sponsorships for both the radio and television broadcasts as well as the required closed captioning on the television broadcast.
In 2018, First Lutheran received 25 memorial donations to supplement sponsorships of Media Ministry. Unfortunately, sponsorship numbers are dwindling, memorial donations are unable to cover the difference, and that can leave that particular account short. Sponsorships are a wonderful way to honor a special person or event or remember someone who has passed away. We encourage you to contact Donna Jahr to schedule a sponsorship and support this broadcast worship ministry.
A television broadcast sponsorship on KSFY is $1,300, a radio broadcast on KELO-FM is $150, and a closed captioning sponsorship on KSFY is $140. Sponsorships are recognized by the pastor in the worship service, by the television and radio announcer, and in the First Word newsletter.