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HopeCare Happenings

The past few months have flown by. We have made it to summer time, and fortunately, this means we can spend much more time outdoors. I would like to share a special thank you to our volunteers who helped take down the old play system on the north side of the Sherman building. A new…

Hope’s Second Water Well Donation is Up and Thriving

Hope Lutheran Church has received notice that our donation of a second water well in Ethiopia, named Denko, has been completed and is in use. Water to Thrive sent notice of the well completion along with pictures and location statistics. Water to Thrive reports that each day, new water projects like this one, provide clean,…

A message from Pastor Lynnae

Into your hands I commend my spirit… Psalm 31:5 Here the psalmist is asking for God’s help against enemies. Jesus quotes this psalm and verse as his last words from the cross. It is a prayer. As this newsletter comes to you, we are in our second month of needing God’s help against an enemy.…

A Letter to our Members

April 29, 2020 Dear Friends, It is Easter and spring and we should be rejoicing. We have the promise of the resurrection and the peace of Christ to sooth us, yet, we are often anxious, fearful and lonely. I want you to know that you are in my prayers. We are in this together. If…

The Growth of Church in this Eastertide and Pandemic – a devotion

We are now in the time between Easter and Pentecost and have shifted our focus to the book of Acts. We will be studying the early church, learning about its growth and how it overcame many challenges. This devotion is intended to help you through this time of study. Also, be sure to watch for…

Good Friday Drive-Through Stations of the Cross

This Good Friday, April 10, from 3:00 -6:00 PM you are invited to worship by “Drive Thru Stations of the Cross” in the parking lot of Hope Lutheran Church. Please enter through the drive at the corner of 26th and Sherman St. You may utilize the guide found on our Web site (Hopesiouxfalls.org) or by…

Music Notes

The use of music in worship is not only observed by the Christian church, but by every major religion in the world. As long as history has been recorded, sung chant has been part of each faith story because music is integral to who we are and integral to how we worship. In these unsettled…

Pandemic Hope – A Family Devotional for Life during COVID-19

In the waters of baptism, we are claimed as children of God, as part of God’s family, which means we don’t live in this world separate from one another. Let’s adjust our new extended spring break schedules and join together in some time of deepening our faith and listening to how God is calling us…

A message from Pastor Lynnae

Holy Week: A Lesson for Today’s Times As Holy Week dawns, I find that the events of 2,000 years ago can speak to us today. In the wake of this plague, we need Jesus even more. Palm Sunday brought cheering crowds rallying to the mission and ministry of this radical man Jesus. They were one…

HopeCare Happenings

Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 Our community has been faced with a great challenge. During the month of March, we have all been presented…