Ash Wednesday Divine Service, Wed. March 1, 7:00 pm (Imposition of Ashes prior)

Midweek Lenten Service, Wednesdays, 7:00 pm (Supper at 5:30 pm)

Maundy Thursday Divine Service, 7:00 pm

Good Friday Tenebré Service, 7:00 pm

Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday 6:30 am

Easter Breakfast, 7:30 am

Easter Festival Divine Service, Sunday 9:30 am

(Holy Communion offered at all Divine Services)


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Missions to Northern Asia

Rev. Dr. Daniel Jastram
Theological Education Facilitator for the LCMS

Christ Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, SD

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 -- 7:00 pm

Rev. Dr. Daniel and Dr. Joan Jastram serve the Lord as career missionaries through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in northern Asia, based in Tokyo, Japan. In this role, Daniel helps develop and implement a strategic mission plan for this area. He coordinates theological education opportunities and also supervises and evaluates theological educators throughout northern Asia. When needed, Daniel teaches courses at Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary, Tokyo.

Daniel was born in Shibata, Japan, and raised overseas in an LCMS missionary family. His childhood congregation was Shibata Lutheran Church, Japan. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, and both a master’s degree and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. Before serving in Asia, he was a professor of theology at Concordia University, St. Paul, St. Paul, Minn., and Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon. He also served as sole pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, Forest Lake, Minn. In his free time, Daniel enjoys reading, hiking and bookbinding.

Joan was born in Mitchell, S.D., where her childhood congregation was Zion Lutheran Church. She received both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. She received her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities, Minn. Before her missionary service in Asia, Joan worked as a clinical psychologist and plans to continue in this capacity. Joan enjoys reading, hiking and cooking in her free time.


Rev. Dr. Wallace Schulz, Evangelist for Lutheran Heritage Foundation

Christ Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, SD

Sunday, October 4, 2015

9:30 am Divine Service Preacher

10:45 am Bible Class Leader

12:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm LHF Presentation

Don’t miss this opportunity!

For more than 30 years, Rev. Dr. Wallace Schulz has boldly proclaimed the Gospel in pulpits, in print and over the airwaves. Across the United States and around the world, his voice rings strong and clear, focusing his listeners on the message of salvation through faith alone in Jesus Christ.

A former LCMS vice president, Rev. Schulz is now called to the Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF), an organization dedicated to translating, publishing and distributing confessional Lutheran materials around the world. Rev. Schulz has spent a great deal of time overseas, doing the work of an evangelist – one who presents the Gospel of Christ primarily to the unsaved in words that the man of the street can understand.

His journeys have taken him into countries where people suffer for their faith. Under the Soviet Union’s Communist government, Christians were persecuted: pastors were imprisoned and executed; church buildings, Bibles and other Christian printed materials were destroyed. Without the printed Word to sustain and grow their faith, the Christian confession seemed all but dead.

Rev. Schulz was the first person from the LCMS to enter the former Soviet Union, traveling throughout Russia and Siberia. Along the way, he found opportunities to tell the people about Jesus Christ, and he alerted Rev. Robert Rahn, LHF executive director, to the need for printed Christian materials. To help provide pastors to teach the people, Rev. Schulz started a program to bring Russian men to study at LCMS seminaries in the United States.

For more than a decade, he has also maintained contact with and assisted underground Christian churches in China and Cuba by helping develop ways to distribute Christian materials in those countries. Rev. Schulz continues to proclaim the Gospel in the United States and more than a dozen other countries by writing and editing the highly-acclaimed Good News Journal. Good News is a popularly-written magazine that introduces new Christians to the foundations of the Lutheran faith: Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. Rev. Schulz’ ability to simply but powerfully explain Scripture also strengthens life-long Lutherans’ faith and understanding.

Come hear Rev. Schulz’ inspiring accounts of God’s church persevering and growing under the most adverse circumstances. Come hear how you can take part in this “second Reformation,” putting into the hands of new Christians the books that will help form the foundation of their faith.

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The Voters Assembly of Christ Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, SD, adopted the following overture at its regular meeting of January 13, 2013. The overture was submitted to the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for adoption at the convention being held July 20-25 in St. Louis. The overture is printed on pages 178 and 179 of the 2013 Convention Workbook.


To Memorialize the Synod to Reaffirm the Doctrine of the Office of the Holy Ministry and Rescind 1989 Res. 3-05B

Whereas, Our Lord Jesus Christ has granted to His church the gift of the office of the holy ministry (John 20:21-23, Eph. 4:11, Matt. 28:19-20); and

Whereas, Christ has declared to those who have been placed into this office by Him, “He who hears you hears Me” (Luke 10:16); and

Whereas, our Lutheran Confessions make it abundantly clear that those who have been placed into this office stand in the stead and by the command of Christ so that as it is Christ Himself Who through the office pronounces absolution to His people, baptizes them, distributes His body and blood to them in the Holy Supper and preaches to and teaches them through the voice of the called minister (SC V 27, AC V; XIV; XXV; Ap XIII 12; VII 28; XIV 1; XII 39-41; AC XXVIII 8-9; Ap. XXVIII 19); and

Whereas, the 1989 Synod in convention (Res. 3-05B) at Wichita, Kansas, allowed for lay people to preach and administer Sacraments publicly in LCMS congregations at worship, though this is contrary to Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions, as stated above; therefore be it

Resolved, That the Synod reaffirm the doctrine of the office of the holy ministry; and be it further

Resolved, That the Synod reaffirm the confessions’ position that, according to ecclesiastical order and its functions, “no one should publicly teach in the church or administer the Sacraments unless he be regularly called” (AC XIV). In upholding this position, we guard against confusion the uniqueness of this office its functions with the identity and responsibilities of the priesthood of all believers; and be it further

Resolved, That the Synod through her district Presidents, district Vice Presidents, and circuit counselors assist the congregations of the Synod in upholding this doctrine of Christ; and be it further

Resolved, That the Synod promote and instruct her congregations, educational institutions and agencies in this essential confessional doctrine concerning the office of the holy ministry; and be it further

Resolved, That the Synod rescind 1989 resolution 3-05B; and be it further

Resolved, That the Synod reaffirm 1995 resolution 3-07A (Rescinded at the 2001 convention); and be it finally

Resolved, That the Synod no longer authorize its districts to place into the ministry of the word and sacrament men who are not regularly called according to AC XIV.

Pastor Matthew Nix has accepted the call to the dual parish of Christ-Trinity Deaf of Sioux Falls. He was installed on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at 3:00 pm. Guest preacher was Secretary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and former SD District President, Pr. Raymond Hartwig. (Sermons)

UPDATE: The Voters Assembly, at its meeting of Jan 22, 2017, adopted its 2017 budget, and voted to continue as a member of the Issues, Etc. 300, for the 7th year.

The Voters Assembly at its regular meeting of January 9, 2011, adopted its 2011 budget. As part of its Missions budget is a line item for Issues, Etc. (via Lutheran Public Radio) and has become a member of the Issues, Etc. 300.

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