Sacred Word Lutheran Church (SWLC) was dramatically formed in 2010 with the goal of creating a traditional Lutheran congregation in the area of Mobridge, South Dakota. Upon incorporation, we promptly joined the LCMC in 2010 and in 2013 also became a member of the NALC.
We were graced with a location where we could hold worship services in the administration building at a property that had, many years ago, been a private Lutheran High School. We feel that this property, which includes a gymnasium, classrooms, and potential housing should be the lynchpin of any outside ministry we proceed with and the key to our future growth as an organization of faith.
After four years of service in continuing to establish our mission church, our establishing pastor retired. At the end of 2015 we called and accepted a new pastor to lead our flock, Pr. Michael Fisk. In the transition between the retirement and the completion of the call, many in our congregation trained to become certified worship and special services assistants with the goal of not just servicing the SWLC congregation but congregations in need of worship assistance in the very small communities around Mobridge.
About The Area
Mobridge, South Dakota is situated on the bank of the Lake Oahe section of the Missouri River approximately halfway between the state capitals of Pierre, SD and Bismarck, ND. As of the 2010 census there were 3,465 people, 1,514 households, and 898 families living within the city. There is other relevant population in the rural surroundings as Mobridge is a service hub for the 5 encompassing counties.
Mobridge enjoys an amazing physical environment for those who appreciate nature and wildlife, fishing, and hunting. It is notable for the variety of outdoor activities available.