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In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities and the world.

E-newsletter: December 1, 2021

From the President..........

Getting Ready for the District Convention: Miscellaneous Information


1)   The South Dakota District—LCMS Convention is right around the corner: December 5-7, in Sioux Falls. The business sessions are at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.


2)   Get ready by reading Paul’s letter to the Colossians. And pray! Pray for safe travel for all convention-goers and for final preparations for the Convention. Thank God for the prospect of good December weather, for the opportunity to hear God’s Word and for the privilege of being involved in the work of His Kingdom. Thank God, most of all, that “[The Father] has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Col. 1:16-17).


3)   Opening Service: Sunday, December 5, 7:00 p.m., at Sioux Falls Lutheran School. Synod President, Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, will preach, and the SFLS high school choir will sing a couple of selections, including a rendition of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” The Lord’s Supper will be served. LCMS members from throughout the region are encouraged to join us for worship, serving as delegates to the convention or not.


4)   No Session Monday Night: Since the Synod President’s report has been moved from Monday night to Monday, December 6, at 10:45 a.m., there is no Convention business scheduled for Monday evening. This is a change from the previously announced schedule. Click here for more............

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This month's congregations and schools: Congregations: Immanuel, Harrold; Christ, Lebanon; St. Peter, Midland; Messiah, Murdo; St. John, Norris; Holy Cross, Onida; Faith, Pierre; Zion, Presho; Trinity, Reliance; Rosebud Lutheran Mission ....Schools: Milbank, Emanuel Pre-School; Dakota Dunes, Holy Cross Pre-School; Pierre, Faith Pre-School; Rapid City, Peace Pre-School; Rapid City, Zion Lutheran School.

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A Higher Things Retreat........

"My God! My God! Why have You forsaken Me?" Was Jesus cancelled? Yes! For you Jesus was cancelled by the Father when He claimed all your sins as His very own and gave up His life so that you may be reconciled with the Father. No, this isn't woke and in step with modern society. God became man so that you and I may not be cancelled, but rather accepted by the Father. The atonement is not a social movement, but rather the very gift of our Lord for us that we may never be cancelled, but always received by our Father in heaven because of the blood, wounds, and death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Come and walk along with Pastor Chris Hull and other amazing Lutheran pastors as we live our life together, kept safely in the peaceful hands of our Lord Jesus. Click here for more details!

“I experienced dark times in my life as a child and at every stage of my growth into and through adulthood. I became a prisoner of my anxiety.” Managing the physical aspects of anxiety along with the cognitive processes that feed anxiety can be extremely helpful to improve daily functioning and quality of life.

Read the article to learn how to manage your anxiety!

Introducing: Media Helpline for SD District Churches and Schools

Have you ever had a technical problem and didn’t know what to search for on Google? To assist you, the South Dakota District has assembled a small team of tech and media savvy experts to serve as consultants at no cost to your church or school. The team members are: Brian Hall, Cole Hyde, and Chad Zinnel. The initial consultations are designed to take place via email. More information about the Media Helpline is found under the Resources tab on the District’s website.  Click here for more information.

Concordia Theological Seminary Offers Post-Pandemic Ministry Conference Provides Great Insights and Resources

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"I grew up with the Bible. But with Living Water, the words hit me in a whole new way." —Dr. Mike Rodewald

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Programming Information

Main Street Living - December 2021 Bulletin Information

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Please share your congregation's or school's unique ministries with the rest of the District. Send pictures and stories for consideration to by Wednesday, December 8 at 12:00 Noon for the December 15 edition. We want to see how YOUR congregation or school is showing the love of God to those in your community and around the world