Worship at First Lutheran Church

Our worship services range in style from “contemplative” (Saturday 5 p.m.) to “traditional” (Sunday 8 and 9:30 a.m.) to “contemporary” (Sunday 11 a.m.). The style of each service is secondary to the reason we are gathering for worship – to give our thanks to God and be transformed by the message of the Gospel. Bulletins (including large-print) are available to guide you through every part of our worship service. We encourage families to worship together, but nursery care is available for our youngest members. The decision to dress up or dress casually for church is entirely up to you. Holy Communion is offered every Saturday at the 5 p.m. service, every Sunday at the 8 a.m. services, and on the first Sunday of each month at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. All baptized Christians who believe that Jesus is Lord are invited to share communion with us, regardless of denomination. 

We are part of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Worship Times

Saturday │ Christ the Victor Chapel
5 p.m. Vespers with Communion

Sunday │ Sanctuary
8 a.m. Traditional Worship with Communion
9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship*
11 a.m. Contemporary Worship*
*Communion at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.

Worship Broadcasts

Sunday │ Radio
8 a.m. KELO-FM Radio (101.9 FM)

Sunday │ Television
11 a.m. KSFY (Sioux Falls Cable 7), KPRY-4 (Pierre) and KABY-9 (Aberdeen)
Please note: Occasionally a programming conflict arises on KSFY and
the worship telecast will air on Sioux Fall CW.

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Between worship services join us coffee, treats and conversation in Reformation Hall (gym).  If you are interested in helping to serve or provide treats, please contact Donna Jahr, at 339-1983, ext. 202 or djahr@flcsf.org.


Summer Worship in the Park

CANCELED DUE to WEATHER - 11:00 Worship will be in the sanctuary, picnic to follow in Reformation Hall

Worship in the Park –  August 19. First Lutheran Church will host Worship in the Park  at 11 a.m. at the McKennan Park band shell. Larry Olson and friends will provide worship music. We will worship together and celebrate the annual Blessing of the Backpacks. Students of all ages are invited to bring their backpacks to receive a blessing and small gift.

The Evangelism and Outreach Board will provide a picnic lunch. (Participants may bring a dessert to share if they wish.) Invite a friend, bring a lawn chair and join us for worship.

In case of rain, worship will be held at First Lutheran.


"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" - Matthew 28:19

Baptism is the primary way that we experience the grace, love, and forgiveness of God.  In this water and by His Word, God joins each of us to the life and death of Jesus Christ. This is his word of promise.  Because of God’s faithful and steadfast love for his children, we come to trust and rely on this promise for our very lives. Baptism is a "once and for all" promise that God forgives, saves, and grants new life.



  • Baptisms normally happen during a regular worship service on Saturday evening or Sunday morning. 
  • Monthly Baptism Classes are held the first Thursday every month from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Please contact the office to sign up for class.
  • People of any age can be baptized. 


Marriage is an estate of God in which “a man leaves his mother and father and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).

Therefore, marriage involves much more than a simple wedding ceremony. It is the joining of two people, two lives, only to be separated in death. Marriage is fully giving all that you have to the other. Her joy is now his. His sorrow is now hers. Together, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, man and woman live together and for the other as long as they both shall live.

A wedding service at First Lutheran is first and foremost a Christian Worship Service, where God’s word is preached, and where songs, hymns and prayers are directed to God.


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"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38-39

A Christian funeral gives God's promise of resurrection from the dead to give comfort to family and friends in grief. Death is a power that we cannot overcome, and so the loss of a loved one can leave one without hope. In Christ, however, God conquers death and gives us hope and joy, so that we do not mourn without hope, but rejoice even in sadness. 


  • Contact the First Lutheran Church office at (605) 336-3734 to inquire about arrangements for a funeral service