October's Rector's Forum

Please join us on October 21st, in-between our services at 9am, as Allan Saugstad joins us to talk about all things ‘Glory House’. He’ll be sharing all the exciting things happening with the Glory House situated here in Sioux Falls.

The Glory House, is a residential reentry program for men and women who have been incarcerated and are trying to reenter into the community. The organization has many high-quality programs for the clients and a staff that implements the programming to help the clients reduce the risk factors they may encounter. We are accredited with the SD Department of Social Services and the American Correction Association.

The local community has been very supportive and provides many opportunities for the clients to connect with different groups. Employers utilize our clients for jobs and they integrate back into the community through many other groups, like Church, AA, NA, etc.

The residential program has an approximate completion rate of 73%, and their risk to recidivate is reduced, also. Some of them come out of prison with nothing but the clothes on their back. The Glory House helps them to get jobs, housing and transportation so they can get back on track to a crime and drug-free life. The counseling and guidance is the key to success, together the staff and the client identifies risk factors and develops success strategies. They monitor the decrease in these risk factors as they move to greater independence and success in the community.

Posted on October 11, 2018 .

Stewardship Brunch


Join us this Sunday, October 7th, between services at 9am for our Stewardship Brunch featuring Mary’s homemade donuts!

Posted on October 3, 2018 .



5:30pm to 8:30pm

Please join us for a party to celebrate the end of summer. Fun for all ages. Live music provided by Mogen’s Heroes.

Chislic, Pork Sandwiches, Hotdog

Bouncy House, Yard Games, Face Painting

Bring your lawn chair and join us for the evening!

Tickets are $15.00 ($5.00 children 12 and under)

(Meal includes choice of entrée, chips, and dessert. Pop, water or lemonade $1.00

Advanced tickets are $12.00. Contact the church (332-1474)

Posted on September 11, 2018 .

Christian Education for Adults


Do you desire to know more of God and how to follow Jesus?  How do you desire to grow?  What would you like to learn?  The Spiritual Growth mission team is planning to continue the monthly Rector’s Forum that we began this summer as well as several Bible Studies and a book study for this fall.  If you have suggestions for topics, please let Kristine Weires or Mother Christina know.

Sept. 12, 7-8pm – Wed. night Bible/book study with a topic to be determined by the group.

Sept. 13, 1:45-3pm – Thurs. afternoon Bible/book study following Thurs. Eucharist.

Sept. 26, 11:30-12:30pm – Wed. lunch Bible study continues the study of the Gospel of John.  Bring your lunch and join us for this monthly discussion applying the gospel to our lives.


Posted on August 30, 2018 .

Foyer Groups


The Good Shepherd Foyer Groups will start up this month and will be notified of which group they’re in. The purpose of the Foyer Groups are to broaden and deepen the social connections of our members. The groups will begin meeting in late September. If you are interested in joining contact Mary Soukup (201-2926) or the call the office.


Posted on August 30, 2018 .


Due to low attendance in Sunday School, the Spiritual Growth team and Vestry have been brainstorming how best to provide growth opportunities for our children.  We are moving to a home-based learning model where we will provide families with a monthly packet of Bible readings, discussion questions, and activities to do at home.  Seasonally we will bring the kids together for a party at church to learn about the various church seasons and what it means to us, like we did last fall with our First Communion class.  These parties will be opportunities for our kids to invite their friends to come celebrate and learn about the church season with them.  Look for our kids party coming up in Advent!  Contact the church if your kids or grandkids want a packet to learn Bible stories at home.


Posted on August 30, 2018 .

Veteran's Outreach

This Sunday, August 26th at 9am we will welcome Paul from the Veteran's Outreach Center. Paul will speak about the mission work of the Center which we have helped over the past 3 years.  Please note the following items needed are backpacks, clean socks, gloves and other various winter items.

Posted on August 21, 2018 .

HUGE Rummage Sale!

It's here! Our annual rummage sale is this weekend! Friday, August 10th from 8am-6pm and then on Saturday, August 11 from 8am to 2pm. We have everything from books to clothes with a special room full of collectibles we call 'The Boutique'. Come and check it out!

Posted on August 8, 2018 .