At Peace we believe that ministry is about learning to live out our faith and building relationships with our neighbors. Here are some of the ways in which we do that:
WestSide Lutheran Church
Peace is one of the congregations that helped sponsor WestSide Lutheran Church, a new congregation serving northwest Sioux Falls. WestSide was officially organized as a congregation of the ELCA on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Pueblo de Dios
A new Spanish-speaking congregation reaching out to the Latino community of Sioux Falls, Pueblo de Dios offers bilingual worship at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays at Augustana Lutheran Church, 235 N. Prairie Ave.
Augustana Lutheran Church
Peace supports the ministry of Augustana Lutheran Church, the oldest ELCA congregation in Sioux Falls. Located in one of the poorest neighborhoods of the city, Augustana sees its mission as reaching out to its neighbors. Peace is happy to have helped Augustana serve its first ever free Thanksgiving meal to the community last year.
Charis Ministry Partners
Charis means “grace,” and Charis Ministry Partners is the nonprofit organization of the ELCA churches in Sioux Falls. Together they sponsor Food to You mobile food pantry, Necessities for Neighbors household product distributions at Peace Lutheran Church, and a new transportation ministry called Healthy Rides.
Peace supports Community Outreach, an ecumenical ministry connecting people in need with resources in the community.
Confirmation students serve a meal every year at the Banquet, a place where people can gather, receive nourishment and experience love in action, giving students the opportunity to interact with guests and other volunteers.
Feeding South Dakota
Each month Peace members contribute food to the Sioux Falls Food Pantry, a service of the hunger-relief organization Feeding South Dakota.
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
The mission of LSS is to strength individuals, families, and communities, providing counseling, housing resources, and other services to people in South Dakota.
St. Francis House
St. Francis House is an ecumenical emergency shelter dedicated to moving people from homelessness to hope.
Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota
Lutherans Outdoors is the camping ministry of South Dakota “where faith becomes life.” Each year, youths from Peace attend Outlaw Ranch or other camping facilities, and some go on to become counselors. Seniors in the congregation have enjoyed retreats at Joy Ranch.
Church on the Street
Church on the Street is a Faith Community where God’s people gather around Word and Sacrament to seek healing, spiritual fulfillment and Christian Community on the street.