Wednesday Nights at First

Wednesday Nights at First: Meals

The entire community is invited most Wednesdays (September-May), 5-6 p.m., for a tasty meal and great fellowship in Reformation Hall. Meals and fellowship provide an opportunity for our congregation to gather together both around God’s Word and in community to share in faith with our neighbors.

$5 Adults & Youth
$3 children 3-6 years old
Free ages 2 and under

Upcoming Menus*

October 17: ham, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables

October 24: lasagna, tossed salad, French bread

November 7: chicken, cheesy hash browns, green beans

November 14: beef stroganoff, buttered noodles, tossed salad, French bread

November 21: turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, corn

November 28: pulled pork sandwiches, macaroni & cheese, potato chips

December 5: meatloaf, baby red potatoes, California blend vegetables with cheese

December 12: tater tot casserole, chicken wild rice casserole, tossed salad

December 19: soup, sandwiches, fresh fruit

*Menus subject to change.

Wednesday Nights at First: Children

For preschool through 5th grade children

Classes have Started!

● 3- and 4-year-olds, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
● Kindergarten-5th grade, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Scripture First is a mid-week experience for kids to connect with peers and to learn about God’s love. Class content is not duplicated from Sunday’s Scripture First lesson. Please use the above button to register your child(ren). Join us in the main sanctuary at 6:30. Parents are invited to stay and help with Scripture First classes; more shepherds are always welcome! For more information, please contact Heather Smith, Children's Minister, at or (605) 339-1983 ext. 238.

For the safety of our preschool and elementary children, parents should park their vehicles and walk in with their children to check them in to Scripture First and receive a security badge.

Please note: Carol Choir for children in first through fourth grade meets Saturdays, 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. No registration required; come join us!

Wednesday Nights at First: Youth


CHOIR & HANDBELLS, 5th-8th Grades

Good Vibrations Handbells
4:15-5 p.m.
Ali Hoffman, Director

Jubilant Singers
5:30-6:20 p.m., Choir Room
Zachary Brockhoff, Director

No musical experience is necessary; please join us! For more information, please contact Shirley Barlow at (605) 339-1983, ext. 261, or

Sixth- through ninth-grade youth attend confirmation on Wednesday nights throughout the school year. This time gives the youth a chance to learn about what it means to be a Lutheran and to dig deeper into their faith with the Bible, group discussions, and worship.

For more information, please contact Marnie Dahle Backer at (605) 339-1983, ext. 204, or

Confirmation Schedule

6th-8th grade, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Meet in the Sanctuary for opening worship. Sit with your small groups, and please bring your binders and Bibles!


CHOIR & HANDBELLS, 9th-12th Grades

Belle Campane Handbells
4:30-5:15 p.m.
Ali Hoffman, Director

FLYGHT Choir (First Lutheran Youth Growing in Harmony Together)
6:30-7:25 p.m. 
Zachary Brockhoff, Directon

No musical experience is necessary; please join us! For more information, please contact Shirley Barlow at (605) 339-1983, ext. 261, or


9th-12th grade, Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m.
Meet in Manos de Cristo for an hour and a half packed with faith formation, fellowship, games, worship, snacks, and anything else we can squeeze into our time together!

Wednesday Nights at First: Adults


Come, and bring a friend. No auditions required. 

Adult Choir
Wednesdays, 7:35-9:05 p.m.
Dr. Paul Nesheim, Director
This adult mixed ensemble is open to anyone who would like to sing, college age and up. This group is a full, mixed choir consisting of soprano, alto, tenor, and bass parts, who sing a wide variety of music.


Women's Choir
*Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Dr. Paul Nesheim, Director
Women college-age and up are invited to sing with this ensemble. This choir sings a wide variety of music.

*Please note: Times are slightly different during Lent. Click here to view the church calendar.

For more information about the choirs, please contact Shirley Barlow at (605) 339-1983, ext. 261, or