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Checking out the Lutherans

Submitted by Bethany on Sun, 07/23/2017 - 16:23

Even on the road I wanted to continue my streak of checking out different churches this summer.  Since I didn't know where to go in Sioux Falls, SD, I asked on my young clergy women Facebook page.  I got several good recommendations, but the timing and location worked out best for me to go to Spirit of Joy Lutheran church. 

Plus, I really liked the name.  The sanctuary reminded me of the one I grew up in - very contemporary, lots of glass and concrete.  It was well decorated and the baptismal font towards the back of the sanctuary was a fountain, which I loved.  The service was also quite contemporary, praise songs - most of which I didn't know.  I guess it's been a while since I've been to a contemporary service. 

Sunday bulletin


The young clergy women preacher was excellent, I really enjoyed her message about how we are all children of God and receive God's grace.  I also appreciated that during communion, they offered both a juice and wine option.  I'm so Methodist that having wine at communion just feels wrong, so I was glad to have the option for white grape juice instead.  I left feeling buoyed for my day and the rest of the week!  

XOXO, Bethany