Healing Waters... Reflecting The Son!

Bethesda Lutheran Church

Life Together

Calendars, Documents, Activities

Worship and Activity Schedules

Sunday Worship Schedule

  • 8:00 am Early Adult Bible Class
  • 9:00 am Worship Service, streamed live on Facebook (Holy Communion is offered every Sunday)
  • We welcome anyone who is unable to attend in person to join us online as our worship services are streamed live on Facebook.
  • 10:00 am Coffee
  • 10:15 am Bible Classes and Sunday School

Bible Classes Available Sundays at 10:15 am

  • Bible Study with a pastor
  • Bible Study with John Staben in the Church Library
  • Youth Ministry for Preschool through 6th Grade

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

Midweek Activities

  • Bethesda School Chapel: Wednesdays at 8:45 a.m. through the school year
  • Pathrunners: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. for grades 4-6
  • Christ Connection Teen Time: Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m. during the school year for middle and high schoolers
  • Sewing Circle: 2nd and 4th Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Contact: Lillian Hagen, Carol Grover
  • Choir Practice: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Director: Georgia Holmes
  • Lutheran Women’s Missionary League:  Scheduled Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. Contact: Liz Lorang
  • Ladies’ Bible Study: Fridays at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
  • AA Meetings: Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. in the church basement (handicap accessible)
  • AlAnon Meetings: Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. in the church basement (handicap accessible)

Bethesda Care Team

Sometimes we all need a little help. Our care team is available to make sure that all members of our congregation are cared for! From home visits, meals, errands, and cleaning, we are here to help with non-medical assistance and companionship.

Caring for our Members

The purpose of putting together our care team is to ensure that all of those within our congregation are cared for. While our team is not qualified to give medical advice or home health care, we can be instrumental in alleviating some social isolation and basic needs. Home visits, meals,errands, transportation, and cleaning are a few things that we can do so all members are able to focus on healing and family. In the event that you may have a need or know of someone in our congregation that has a need, please reach out to one of us to make a referral.

  • Julie Nase 605-610-7353
  • Pastor Utecht 605-460-1307
  • Susan Decker 605-890-3196
  • Marianne Allen 605-891-1274
  • Marilyn Kaiser 605-890-0128
  • Connie Benson 605-890-1154

Volunteer Opportunities

In order for us to be successful helping others in our congregation, we will need a crew!! A sign up sheet will be on the peninsula in the back of the church. Please sign up for what you are able to help with.


● Home Visits

● Phone Visits

● Card Writer

● Meals

● Meal Train for longer term needs

● Errand Runner

● Transportation

● Light Cleaning: e.g. Vacuuming, dusting

● Heavy Lifting: e.g.Moving furniture

● Help finding Resources

For emergencies and help beyond what we can provide, please familiarize yourself with the resources below.

100th Anniversary Celebration

Church Email: bethesda@gwtc.net

School Email: bls@goldenwest.net

1537 Baltimore Avenue

Hot Springs, SD 57747

Church Phone: (605) 745-4834

School Phone/Fax: (605) 745-6676