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2018 South Dakota District Convention

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The 61st Convention of The South Dakota District will take place April 19-21, 2018 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls, SD.  The convention theme is: "Behold Your God! What Help! What Hope!" based on Isaiah 40:9.  The essayist/Bible study leader will be Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing, Senior Pastor, St. Michael Lutheran Church, Ft. Wayne, IN.  His essay/Bible study will focus on Isaiah 40-55 and will proclaim the help and hope that the world has because God, in Jesus Christ, has redeemed the world from sin and death.  The convention's opening Divine Worship service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2200 South Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD. 

Opening Worship Service - Video

Reverend Dr. R. Reed Lessing - Bible Study - PowerPoint - Video Part 1 - Video Part 2

District President's Report - Video - PowerPoint

District Executive Secretary's Report - PowerPoint

Adopted Resolutions: Floor Committee 1 - Floor Committee 2 - Floor Committee 3 

Convention Deadlines:

November 19, 2017: Delegate names to the District Office

December 19, 2017: Reports/Overtures to the District Office

January 19, 2018: Nominations Committee final nominations report to the District Office

February 19, 2018: Congregational Nominations for District President to District Secretary

March 1, 2018: Candidates for District President consent to serve.

Convention Logo

Circuit Structure Map

Convention Workbook

Convention Schedule - abbreviated

Delegate Registration Letter & Forms

Exhibitor Registration Form

Housing Information

Register for LCEF Attendance Prize Drawing

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:6

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.

Psalm 28:7-8

Go on up to a high mountain,  O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah,  “Behold your God!”

Isaiah 40:9

Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.

Isaiah 52:13

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up