For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.
— 2 Corinthians 4:5

Koinonia Kafe

We hope you’ll stop by our newly remodeled Koinonia Kafe. The coffee is always on, and you are welcome to meet there with friends during church hours, as well as before and after worship services on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Artwork by members of South Canyon Lutheran is featured each month.


Grocery Gift Card Program

Gift cards may be purchased at the church and can be used like cash at the grocery store. In turn, the local grocery stores give 5 percent of what is spent back -- 3 percent to Church Response and 2 percent to the church. Cards for Safeway, Family Fare and Walmart are available.

Giving Center

Check out our Giving Center, a wall of baskets in the Koinonia Kafe that are ready to receive your donations of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hearing aids, eyeglasses, diapers, feminine hygiene items, and more! Pick up a list and see how you can help those in need. Items are donated to Love INC, Woyatan Lutheran Church, Cornerstone Rescue Mission, the Lions Club, South Canyon Elementary School, and St. Dysmas Prison Ministry/

Cornerstone Rescue Mission Meal

South Canyon Lutheran Church prepares and serves an evening meal on the third Thursday of the month. There is an opportunity for people to donate food and/or help serve the meal. The mission, a homeless shelter, strives to meet the physical needs of people by providing programs that will help each individual move toward independent living.

Woyatan Lutheran Church Meal

We have developed a partnership with Woyatan Lutheran Church in Rapid City, which incorporates Native American spirituality into its services. We serve a meal there on the second Sunday of each month. Join us as we worship and eat together with our neighbors.

School Kits for Lutheran World Relief

School supplies are collected in August and September. School bags are sewn by the Piecemakers to be sent to places all over the world. They provide needed supplies for children returning to school after the disruption of war or after living in a refugee camp.

Christmas Servant Event

We are called to show Christ's love and hope to other people. Members of South Canyon Lutheran do just that as they provide warm clothing, food, gifts, and a Christmas tree with decorations to area "adopted" families at Christmas time.

Clothe-A-Kid for School

Through Love INC, new clothes are provided for children to start the school year. Church volunteers purchase a pair of pants, 2 shirts, underwear, socks, and a jacket. Children also receive a new backpack.

Life INC

Life INC is an incentive-based budget mentoring program through Love INC. Participants meet for a meal and classes. South Canyon Lutheran collects diapers for this program, which are used as incentives. Upon completion of a 10-week program, the participants are given a quilt by the Piecemakers.

Church Response Stock the Pantry Project

The Stock the Pantry Project helps feed the hungry in our community through the food pantry at Church Response. Every month there is a suggested menu. Bring your donations to the grocery cart in the Koinonia Kafe.

Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity

South Canyon Lutheran is a covenant church that supports Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity. Members from South Canyon Lutheran Church volunteer on Thursdays to help with construction. Lutheran congregations come together to provide labor and the finances to build a house. Volunteers also furnish meals and snacks for the work crews.

Clothing Closet

South Canyon Lutheran collects coats, socks, underwear, and shoes for students in need at South Canyon Elementary School, through a Love INC program. Donations may be brought to the church office.

Free Lunch Friday

South Canyon Lutheran serves lunch free of charge to local high school students. It is usually the second Friday of every month throughout the school year.

Special Ministry Offering Opportunities

South Canyon Lutheran Congregation Council selects ministries in our community and the South Dakota Synod, along with outreach to our neighbors abroad, to uplift with our prayers and gifts throughout the year.

  • Lutheran Outdoors in South Dakota
  • Lutheran Campus Ministry
  • Seminary Student Fund
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • St. Dysmas Prison Ministry of South Dakota
  • Woyatan Lutheran Church
  • Love INC
  • Cornerstone Rescue Mission
  • Black Hills Habitat For Humanity
  • Luther Seminary
  • Lutheran World Hunger Appeal and Kids Against Hunger
  • Chapel in the Hills

For further information about the outreach ministry through South Canyon Lutheran Church, please call Deanna Darr at (605) 343-4887