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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…

Worship from Home

March 13, 2020 Dear Friends, Hope Lutheran is a place of relationship! It is a place to make connections, where we gather to sing, pray, commune, share peace and fellowship – and these very things have become sources of infection and fear! As we attempt to mitigate the passage of COVID 19, Hope Lutheran announces:…

Pray with Us

Knowledge nullifies fear, and prayer relieves anxiety. In this time of uncertainty, let us pray. Below, find a Prayer Vigil Guide designed to lead us in praying for the vulnerable, medical personnel and first responders. We are inviting all members, friends and community members to join us as we pray for peace, for healing and…

HopeCare Happenings

With the arrival of March, the weather will begin to get milder and milder. We are very excited about this. Winter is not quite over yet, but the days are getting longer and the sun is shining more and more. We have spent some qualify time this winter outside, playing in the snow and having…