Pastoral Care and 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. If you become aware of a homebound member who is not receiving regular visitation, contact Donna Jahr.

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 contact Donna Jahr.


In times of emergency, please call the church office Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to 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.


Maggie and David Performances

Thursday, February 14, 7 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Concert
Grand Living at Lake Lorraine
2815 S. Westlake Dr., Sioux Falls

 Tuesday, February 19, 6:30 p.m.
Dow Rummel Village 
1321 W. Dow Rummel St., Sioux Falls

 February 20, 3 p.m.
Good Samaritan Society 
401 W. 2nd St., Sioux Falls

Wednesday, March 13, 3 p.m.
Good Samaritan Society - Luther Manor
1500 W. 38th St., Sioux Falls, SD

 Thursday, March 14, 11 a.m.
Prairie Center at Avera McKennan
1000 E. 23rd St., Sioux Falls

 Monday, March 18, 1:30 p.m.
Good Samaritan Hearthstone
4001 S. Marion Rd., Sioux Falls

 Wednesday, March 20, 3 p.m.
Good Samaritan Society
401 W. 2nd St., Sioux Falls

 Monday, March 25, 2 p.m.
Prince of Peace Main Street
4500 S. Prince of Peace Pl., Sioux Falls

 Wednesday, March 27, 3 p.m.
Prairie Creek Lodge (Assisted Living)
4200 W. Creekside Cir., Sioux Falls