The purpose and mission of Bethesda Lutheran Church is to know Christ and to make Christ known through prayer, worship, Bible studies, and other ministries.

Sunday Morning Activities

Bethesda Lutheran Church of Hot Springs, South Dakota
  • Worship: 9:00 a.m.
    • (Holy Communion is offered on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.)
  • Adult Bible Classes: September through May
    • 8:00 a.m. section meets in Classroom 2, led by Gaylan Sieg
    • 10:30 a.m. sections meet in Classroom 2, led by Pastor Jake, and in the Library, led by John Staben
  • Sunday School (preschool-high school): 10:30 a.m.

Midweek Activities

  • Bethesda School Chapel: Wednesdays at 8:45 a.m. through the school year
  • Sewing Circle: 2nd and 4th Mondays at 1:30 p.m.
  • Choir Practice: Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
    • Director:  Georgia Holmes
  • Lutheran Women’s Missionary League:  Scheduled Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.
  • Ladies’ Bible Study: Fridays at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall

Special Midweek Worship Services are held during Advent and Lent each Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Soup Suppers are served preceding each Wednesday Worship Service beginning at 5:00 pm.

The philosophy of worship at Bethesda Lutheran Church is summed up in Paul’s words to the Corinthians when he said, “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified,” and in his letter to the Romans when he said, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.”

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.