Our Ministries

Sunday-Wednesday School & VBS

We offer Sunday School between services starting at 9:20-10:20. This is open to children 3 years old – 6th grade. Children meet in the Sanctuary by 9:25 AM for an opening devotion and sing along with Diann Dobbs.

  • Preschool & 1st grade class
    Teacher: Becky LeFebre.
  • 2nd & 3rd grade class
    Teacher: Darla Senger.
  • 4th, 5th & 6th grade class 
    Teacher: Lori Eisenbraun.
  • 7th & 8th grade class 
    Teacher: Diann Dobbs.  

    Video Lessons for Students

Supper is served at 5:30 pm with classes beginning at 6:00. Children meet in the Sanctuary by 6:00 PM for an opening devotion.

  • Preschool – 2nd grade class
    Lori Eisenbraun.
  • 3rd – 5th grade class
     Ruth Reynolds.
  • 6th, 7th & 8th grade Confirmation class
     Pastor Randy Sturzenbecher.

Every summer you will find a week of fun and learning for the kids taking part in VBS. Fawna Goff is leading the charge and looking for volunteers!

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Confirmation Plus

The confirmation program is designed for students in 6th -12th grade and meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 pm with family supper served at 5:30 pm. 

Students expand their biblical and catechetical knowledge, their understanding of important Lutheran beliefs and practices and learn to apply all in their daily lives.


The Youth Ministry connects students to Jesus Christ, the church, and the community. Divine Shepherd hosts and encourages activities that strengthen these relationships.

Adult Bible Study

  • Tuesday Early Risers Bible Study (6:00 am) 
  • Women in Grace Bible Study (1st & 3rd Tuesday,  6:30-7:30 pm) 
  • Wednesday Evening Bible Study (6:00 pm) 
  • Thursday Morning Ladies Bible Study (9:30 am) 
  • Rusty Restorations Men’s Bible Study (6:30 am, 2nd & 4th Saturday) 
  • Pastor’s Sunday Morning Bible Class (9:30 am) 

Lutherans For Life

Equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for life.

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Lutheran Women's Missionary League

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

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Music is an important part of our Worship Service.  We have a Vocal Choir, Bell Choir, Organists, Pianists, Children’s Music, and Special Music performed by various members of our congregation.

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Serventhood Opportunities During Covid 19

During this time of quarantine and safe-distancing, we look around and see opportunities for servanthood.  Here are a couple of things that some of our members are doing and we would invite you to send pictures and articles to Kathy Swan at the nawskat@gmail.com to include in the “Servanthood Opportunities” articles in the future.  How are the hands of Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church reaching out at this time?  Since we can’t be together to share these stories, please share them on these pages. 

Susan White tells us: “I’ve been making masks for Monument Health as well as for ‘Masks for Rapid City’ through WDT.”

Frances and Pressie V. are cutting material for the pieces to be sewn into masks by Leota Q., Bev J., and Connie R.  These masks have been delivered to the Vitalant Blood Bank (workers were elated to get them and insisted on pictures!), for the Monument Health workers, for family members and friends, and other areas asking for masks.  Almost 200 masks have been cut and sewn so far!  Is anyone else sewing masks?  Let us know!

Ruth R. has been busy putting packets of Sunday School materials together weekly and sending them out to all of our Sunday School kids!  Darla S. has recently jumped in to help her put the packets together.  What a wonderful benefit for our kids!

We know many of you are doing other projects as well.  Please share these with us.  Again, how are the members of Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church reaching out at this time of safe-distancing?  We’d love to hear your stories!