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, though, is secondary to the reason we gather—to give our thanks to God and to 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 also available on Sunday mornings 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. service, and on the first Sunday of each month at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. All baptized Christians who believe 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.

Nursery available on Sundays, 7:45 am – 12:15 pm

Worship Broadcasts

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

Sunday │ Television
11 a.m. (This is a re-broadcast of the 9:30 service): 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 Falls CW.

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fellowship

Join us between worship services for coffee, treats, and conversation in Katie’s Commons and the Gathering Room. If you are interested in helping serve or provide treats, please contact Donna Jahr.

Baptism

"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 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, 7-8 p.m. Please call the church office at (605) 336-3734 to sign up for class. People of any age may be baptized.

Weddings

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 most importantly a Christian Worship Service, where God’s word is preached and where songs, hymns, and prayers are directed to God.

Funerals

"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, 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 we do not mourn without hope, but rejoice even in sadness. 

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