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,” will perform a program of popular music of decades past, Christian hymns, scripture, prayer and spoken words of encouragement. Maggie and David provide this program through Caring Ministries. Everyone is invited to attend!

  • Thursday, April 12, 3-4 p.m.
    Good Samaritan Society - Luther Manor (1500 W. 38th St., Sioux Falls)
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
    Primrose Retirement Community (7400 S. Louise Ave., Sioux Falls)



In times of emergency, call the church office (Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 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.