|Community Banquet Served by Faith Lutheran Church|
Faith's Board of Elders and other members of the congregation served a delicious scalloped potato meal at the Community Banquet on May 23rd. The Banquet is served at Southeast United Methodist Church every Thursday throughout the year. Each week, a different volunteer group prepares and serves a hot meal at the Community Banquet, providing free nourishment and fellowship for all who want to partake. Faith's Board of Elders dished up an estimated 225 meals with a smile and a warm greeting. Most meals are eaten on the spot, but many people also took extra portions home to eat later, or to share with homebound friends and relatives.
|Living Last Supper|
A LIVING LAST SUPPER
On Palm Sunday evening, March 24, at 6:30, the congregation and community gathered to attend a dramatic musical experience presented by Faith Choir and the Board of Elders. Known as The Living Last Supper, it was a living reenactment of the famous painting by Leonardo DaVinci.
On this night we reflected upon and remembered the events of long ago in the upper room, where Jesus gathered with his closest companions. This is where Jesus ate one final meal with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion, and was betrayed by one of his own.
The story presented was a story of the Twelve, pieced together from Scripture, from history, and from the tradition
that has been handed down from the beginning of the church. We heard from each of the disciples and listened to the story from their perspective. The speaking parts were meant to allow us to hear the inner thoughts of each man. The choir offered several inspirational anthems that allowed all to ponder upon our own relationship with Christ.
Following the presentation, there was opportunity for gathering and light refreshments.
|Palm Sunday 2013|
Palm Sunday presented a day of Faith Lutheran children singing Hosanna!, a word of adoration or praise and also meaning Save Us Now. The children sang with happiness and excitement. Pastor Urbach also had a special Children's Sermon. Many Palm Crosses were lovingly created by women of Faith. All who worshiped received a Palm Cross pinned to their lapels.
|LCMS Bible Bowl 2013|
We had a great time at Bible Bowl Saturday, March 23, at Faith. Teams, made up of students in grades 6 through 12, came from throughout South Dakota to compete about Bible facts and have fun. Teams had studied and were ready to show what they knew. At the end of the day, everyone had the opportunity to push their knowledge to the limit. The Faith Lutheran Team, comprised of Samuel Ryckman, Nate Hill, Cassandra Ryckman, and Ethan Hill, took home the trophy for the B division. The team was coached by LeRoy Kropuenske. The Bible Bowl is held annually at Faith and is managed and coordinated by Pastor Matthew Nix, Christ and Trinity Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls.
|Pastor Joshua Baumanns Ordination/Installation |
Joshua J. Baumann was ordained and installed July 15, 2012.
Participating in the service were:
Participating in the service were:
The Preacher Reverend Paul Krueger, Senior Pastor
Our Savior Lutheran Church,
Minot, North Dakota
The Ordinator Reverend Dale Sattgast, President
South Dakota District LCMS
The Liturgist Reverend Brad Urbach, Senior Pastor
Faith Ev. Lutheran Church
Pierre, South Dakota
The Lectors Reverend Daniel Tews
Emmanuel Lutheran Church – Gettysburg, SD
St. Paul Lutheran Church – Seneca, SD
Christ Lutheran Church – Lebanon, SD
Reverend Ray Greenseth
Messiah Lutheran – Murdo, South Dakota
St. Paul Lutheran – Draper, South Dakota
Reverend Glenn Denke
St. John Lutheran – Norris, South Dakota
St. Peter Lutheran – Midland, South Dakota
Pastoral Participants Area Pastors of the Lutheran Church
The Crucifier Wylin Baker
The Torch Bearers Ethan Leif
The Acolytes Samuel Ryckman
The Organist Jeanne Schweigert
The Pianist Jodi Hartmann
|2012 Hong Kong Mission Trip|
During the days of February 16-26, 2012, our third team of mercy and witness were led to Hong Kong.
|2011 Christmas Program 4-8 Grades|
The 2011 Christmas program for grades 4-8 was held at 4:00 PM Sunday, December 18. "Light A Candle"
|2011 Christmas Program N-3 Grades|
The N-3 Christmas Program was held Sunday, December 18, at 11:00. "Jesus, God's Greatest Gift"
|Urbach Family Memorial Garden|
The Urbach Family Memorial Garden is a beautiful little garden which welcomes visitors on the Grand Avenue side of Faith Lutheran Church.
See Memorial Garden for more information on the Urbach Family Memorial Garden.
|Vacation Bible School 2011|
This year our VBS BIG JUNGLE ADVENTURE dates were Sunday, June 12 through Thursday, June 16 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Thank-you parents for bringing your children and thank-you children for a wonderful week! God Bless You.
|Dedication of the Good Shepherd Window|
The Good Shepherd window from St. John's Lutheran Church, Agar, was dedicated Sunday, February 6, 2011. The Good
Shepherd Window was given to Faith by Harold & Delia Mundt of St. John in Agar.
|Farewell Pastor Willms and Family|
On February 6, 2011, Faith Lutheran bid a warm and loving farewell to Pastor Willms, Jessica, Adalyn and Carsten. The Lord has led Pastor Willms to accept the call as Senior Pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in KauKauna, Wisconsin.
|Hong Kong Student Visitors|
July 2 - 5, Faith Lutheran bid warm-hearted open arms to 18 students and two of their teachers, Charles
& Ivan, that visited from the Lutheran Church Hong Kong Synod
High School. The Hong Kong Lutheran Synod is an LCMS partner church and this was the first-ever International Student Exchange for them.
|Celebrate The Journey|
Sunday, August 9, 2009, Faith Lutheran and friends enjoyed a day of celebration and thanksgiving to God for Pastor Brad Urbach. The event was to mark Pastor's 35th year of working among the congregation at Faith and also to celebrate Pastor's 65th birthday. In honor or these events, for the morning worship services, guest Pastor Duley of Zion Lutheran in Rapid City was the Liturgist and guest Pastor Paul Strand of Trinity Lutheran Church, Tinley Park, IL. presented the message - "Let Your Light So Shine" . Following the worship service was a reception where Pastor Urbach was presented with gifts of gratitude. The afternoon program at 4:00 was filled with laughter, enjoyment and fond memories. This was folllowed by a "Block Party", where all enjoyed burgers and brats and plenty of salads and desserts.
|Christrian Life Center Building|
Pictures of the building progress.
Vacation Bible School was held the first week in June. This was our closing program with the Captive Free band.
|Groundbreaking Event 05.03.2009|
It was a hoedown of a day. Thank you to all the committees and volunteers. Our next Celebration will be in our own 'tent'.
|Brat + Burger Feed 08.04.2008|
The weather was perfect and the food delicious when members of the congregation, neighbors, and friends gathered under a big tent for the annual Brat and Burger Feed. The Board of Parish Fellowship cooked and served burgers, brats and hot dogs, and members of the congregation brought a scrumptious array of salads and desserts. There was a play area for kids supervised by LYF members, Joyce Solem was recognized for her service as Director of the Faith Lutheran Daycare, and Jacob Shoup finished the evening with beautiful songs of praise, many of which he composed. All in all - a wonderful summer evening for the Faith Family!
|Jacob Shoup Concert 6.22.2008|
Jacob Shoup, a talented musician from our congregation, performed a concert filled with beautiful Christian music to raise funds for a Faith Lutheran LYF mission trip to Mexico. The concert, included many of Jacob’s own compositions, raised nearly $700 for the LYF trip.
|Installation of Officers, 6.1.2008|
Church officers for 2008-2009 were installed at the June 1 services.
|Captive Free 06.01.2008|
Captive Free performed and presented the childrens&squot; message during both worship services. The group, including singers and musicians from throughout the United States and Denmark, also participated in Vacation Bible School activities throughout the following week.
|First Anniversary of BTIF, 5.4.2008|
The congregation of Faith went "hog wild" in celebration of the first anniversary of the three-year Building Together in Faith (BTIF) campaign.
|Food Drive 03.21.2008|
A total of 2,011 food items and paper products were donated to the Pierre/Ft. Pierre Food Pantry by the congregation of Faith Lutheran during the month of March - marking the first time the congregation has topped the 2,000 mark. The items were brought to the church, where they were sorted, boxed, and labeled. Youth and adult volunteers from the congregation delivered 121 boxes of donated food and paper products to the Food Pantry on Good Friday.