Ash Wednesday Divine Service, Wed. Feb 17, 7:00 pm (Imposition of Ashes prior)

Midweek Lenten Service, Wednesdays (Feb 24 - Mar 24), 7:00 pm (Supper at 5:30 pm)

Maundy Thursday Divine Service (Apr 1), 7:00 pm

Good Friday Tenebré Service (Apr 2), 7:00 pm

The Resurrection of Our Lord (Apr 4):

Sunrise Matins Service, Sunday 7:00 am

Breakfast, 7:50 am

Festival Divine Service, Sunday 9:30 am

(Holy Communion offered at all Divine Services)


We are having divine service each Sunday and Ascension day. Also Wednesday 2:00 Bible Study is still meeting. Also elders meeting on the 7th. Confirmation is meeting on individual schedules and questioning and confirmation service will be set based on discussion with family, elders and pastor.

On May 17, our South Dakota district president, Rev. Scott Sailer, will be our mission speaker. He will have the sermon and then immediately following the service he will give a short talk about missions within the district especially the new Mission in southwest Sioux Falls. There will be a time for questions and answers also.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact me: 605-338-3769.

Due to the current COVID-19 issues in Minnehaha and Lincoln counties in South Dakota, Christ Lutheran Church has temporarily discontinued open, on-site activities, including, but not limited to, Divine Services, Bible classes, Sunday School, and regular meetings.

We will continue to distribute our worship materials using the methods we have been using.

We are also investigating other methods to share God's Word with members and non-members alike.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact me: 605-338-3769.


UPDATED March 2020:

Due to concerns about the virus, all meals are cancelled and all Sunday School and Sunday Bible Classes are cancelled.

Ash Wednesday Divine Service, Wed. Feb 26, 7:00 pm (Imposition of Ashes prior)

Midweek Lenten Service, Wednesdays (Mar 4 - Apr 1), 7:00 pm (Supper at 5:30 pm -- Cancelled)

Maundy Thursday Divine Service (Apr 9), 7:00 pm

Good Friday Tenebré Service (Apr 10), 7:00 pm

The Resurrection of Our Lord (Apr 12):

Sunrise Service, Sunday 7:00 am

Breakfast, 7:50 am (Cancelled)

Festival Divine Service, Sunday 9:30 am

(Holy Communion offered at all Divine Services)


At the special meeting of January 12th, the Voters Assembly passed a motion to begin operating under the 2019 Restated Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.

The Voters adopted the revised documents to allow easier changes to the Voters meeting dates and times by moving them from the Articles of Incorporation to the Bylaws.

Copies of the complete document are available on the credenza in the Narthex.

The 60th Anniversary of Christ Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was celebrated on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the church.

The Reverend Stephen F. Gallo, former pastor of our congregation and currently of Burleson, Texas, preached the sermon on Hebrews 13:8, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever," under the theme, "We Are Here to Remember Christ," during the 9:30 am Divine Service.

Hymns sung were LSB 645, "Built on the Rock"; LSB 912, "Christ is Our Cornerstone"; LSB 644, "The Church's One Foundation"; and LSB 861, "Christ Be My Leader". The Sunday School Children sang, "Jesus Loves Me", between the Epistle (Heb. 13:7-9) and the Gospel (Luke 19:1-10) readings. [The Old Testament reading was 1 Kings 8:22-30.]

Pastor Gallo's wife, Gretchen, who was the organist (among other positions) during Pastor Gallo's tenure, was also the guest organist for the Anniversary Divine Service.

Pastor Gallo also conducted the Bible Class on Psalm 1, which was held after the service.

After Bible Class, a lunch was served.

Many members, former members, friends and the current SD District President, the Reverend Scott Sailer, were in attendance. Pictures of the event will be posted at the SD District Website.


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)


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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