St. James writes, “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him…” (James 5:14). Many in South Dakota who need hospital care end up in one of the several hospitals in Sioux Falls. In cases where pastors cannot make the trip to Sioux Falls for a hospital visit, the South Dakota District supports an LCMS hospital chaplain who will visit the patient on behalf of their pastor. When calling the chaplain, please provide him with as much information as possible, such as: name, names of other family members with them, hospital, and room number.
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.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
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.
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!”
Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up