We Are Bethesda Lutheran Church and School in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

We are a Christian community dedicated to joyfully serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and others in Christian love to one another and to the people of the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. We do so by offering regular worship services, adult and youth ministries, and Bethesda Lutheran School and Early Learning Center.

We are equipped for service through the regular study of God’s Word, the Sacraments, worship and prayer, and through the opportunities of fellowship offered by the congregation. In addition, Bethesda offers full time Christian education through its Lutheran accredited primary school, preschool, and its year-long child care and enrichment for parents and children of the church and community.

Bethesda Lutheran Church and School is a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and its worldwide missionary endeavors. It was founded in November of 1919.


Lenten Soup Suppers

Join us Wednesdays throughout Lent for soup supper from 5:30-6:30pm.

Suggested donation is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children 10 and under.  Lenten service follows at 7:00 pm.  Each first-time attending member family will receive a hand-crafted wooden cross to take home and add a different sermon-themed object to add to their personal cross each week.

February 24 Menu: Hamburger/barley/vegetable soup and chicken noodle soup. Service theme is “What’s Your Price.”

March 3 Menu: Beef Stew. Service theme is “Hail King.”

March 10 Menu: Roasted Tomato Soup and Italian Vegetable Soup with Datalini Pasta. Service theme is “Nailed.”

March 17 Menu: Reuben Soup with Marbled Rye Croutons and Irish Stew. Service theme is “The Highest Stakes.”

March 24 Menu: Ham & Bean Soup and Broccoli/cauliflower/cheese soup. Service theme is “Soaked in His Love.”

We will continue to live stream all services on our church Facebook page. Services will then be uploaded to YouTube for easy viewing.

Thank you for keeping yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy. Prayer requests may be passed to the prayer chain using the form below.

“Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, ‘Do you want to get well?’

“‘Sir,’ the invalid replied, ‘I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.’

“Then Jesus said to him, ‘Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.’ At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.” John 5:2-9a

Bethesda Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, and other school-administered programs.