Health & Wellness

First Lutheran Church organizes various health-related activities and our Parish Nurse is available for
health-related and post-hospitalization questions.


Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Join us Mondays at 5:30 pm, and Thursdays at 8:30 am, in Reformation Hall unless the gym is not available. Walk-ins are welcome! Please call the church receptionist 336-3734 to confirm the event is occurring.

Foot Clinic
Do you have diabetes, neuropathy or other foot ailments?  Sanford foot care nurses will screen, assess, soak, trim your toenails, buff your feet and do a gentle massage, while educating you on the proper care and treatment of your feet.  The Healthy Feet Community Foot Care Clinic is held each month on the fourth Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Parish Meeting Room. The cost is $25. Scholarships may be available if cost is of concern. Appointments are necessary. Call (605) 336-3734 to schedule an appointment today.

    Stepping into Health
    Stepping into Health is walking program that encourages activity and exercise throughout the year in your own walking environment. Look for special programming months that stir up a little competition where prizes are awarded.  Walkers are responsible for tracking their own steps on a tracking calendar. Use your own tracking device, or pedometers are available for a small donation.  New to Stepping into Health? For more information contact John Hegg to register at or 339-2582.

    Church Walkers
    Enjoy a great mental, spiritual and physical journey inside the church.  A one mile walking path has been mapped out within the church to include the sanctuary for spiritual reflection while walking.  This was designed for individuals or a group of walkers to utilize throughout the year or when the weather is less than desirable outside.  If you desire to walk within the church, stop at the reception desk for a map and to let them know you will be taking advantage of the indoor walking opportunity!  
    Click for a map of the route.

    Pastoral Counseling
    General counseling by the pastoral care staff is available to all members and friends of the congregation without cost. All counseling sessions are confidential. If specialized counseling services are needed, the pastoral staff will provide information and resources. For more information call (605) 336-3734. 

    The Bloodmobile comes to First Lutheran yearly in April and October. Appointment times are requested, but can be set up or drop-ins are also welcome. More information is available closer to the event.

    Dental Mobile
    The Delta Dental Care Mobile comes to First Lutheran Church for one week each spring. Children and young adults up to age 21 can receive dental care at no cost if they have not seen a dentist for two years and are unable to afford dental care. Contact the church office for future dates.