LCDR 150th Anniversary LCDR 150th Anniversary
LCDR 150th Anniversary
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LCDR 150th Anniversary
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LCDR 150th Anniversary

Save the Date!

September 28th & 29th, 2024

“Save the Date” magnets have been mailed. If you did not receive one or if you know of someone who missed out, please call Arrielle at the church office at 605-428-3197. We do not want to leave anyone out of attending these events!

150th Anniversary Events

Please join us on Saturday, (September 28th, 2024) at Hefty’s Morton Center for fellowship, a catered banquet and a program. Sunday’s (September 29th, 2024) events will take place at LCDR with a special Worship Service, followed by a fellowship event.


“There is no Rock like our God.” 1 Samuel 2:2

Isaiah 51:1 to be used along with 1 Corinthians 10:4 “Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug … and the rock was Christ.”

Share Your Memories:

If you would like to share some of your “favorite” LCDR memories, we would love to capture them!  We can meet with you, record, or tape these for you or you can also send them in an email or word document.  Please contact Arrielle at the church office 605-428-3197 to set up a video time or email your information to  In addition, we will soon be introducing a “Living Memory Wall” where you can add a personal note, remembrance, or share a picture.

LCDR Cookbook:

The Sesquicentennial Celebration Cookbooks are available and can be purchased from the church office at a cost of $15, please see Arrielle at the LCDR Church Office during business hours.  Thank you to all who participated in creating this heirloom cookbook by submitting your favorite recipes.  Don’t miss out on getting your own copy of this commemorative cookbook. 

John Green Painting:

John Green has been commissioned to do a special painting of LCDR. Prints of his work will be available for purchase.

A History Book to commemorate our “150 Years of Faith” is in the works and we also plan on having some special 150th Memorabilia available for purchase.

150th History Book:

The work on the 150th History Book is still ongoing as we work to capture and commemorate LCDR’s “150 Years of Faith”.  If you have anything historical that you think might be of interest to include, please contact Arrielle at the church office 605-428-3197 or email the information to    

150th Church Banner:

The commemorative Banner has been completed and will be viewable at our anniversary kick-off event at the   Chapel Service.  After this event, the banner will be hung in the Sanctuary.  Thank you to Kathy Harms for all your hard work and to you and Bob for donating this special remembrance to LCDR.    

Pentecost Doves:

The Doves have arrived early for Pentecost!  They have been hung on the back rafter of the Sanctuary, with one Dove to represent every LCDR Youth Member (ages birth through 12th Grade).  Thank you to Darcie Kringen, the SS Teachers, Pastor Jeff, John Pollman, Sandra Lamer, Ryan Lamer, and Sue Bredlow for getting this project completed and Doves hung!    

Time Capsule Memories:

The time capsule will capture key aspects of our history, share our present time, and express our hope for the future. It will be opened in May 2049. Click HERE for to print your own coloring page or questionnaire and return it to church to be placed in the time capsule.