2014 Benevolence Report

The King of Glory Mission Ministry Team recently announced the 2014 Benevolence Report, outlining which organizations the congregation is supporting through its missions giving. Below is a letter from the ministry team.

King of Glory congregation:

King of Glory’s 2014 operating budget allows for allocating 10 percent of the budget towards missions. Of that 10 percent, 40 percent is designated for local missions, 30 percent to world missions, 20 percent to the North American Lutheran Church and 10 percent to the deacon fund.

King of Glory’s Mission Ministry team is tasked with deciding which local and world organizations will receive those funds. As this team worked through the process they focused on our congregation’s mission and vision statements and made it a priority to make meaningful impacts to a handful of organizations. Your weekly giving enables our congregation to continually support God's mission here locally and also globally.

Below is the breakdown for 2014.

Local Missions    
•    $2,000 given to Sioux Falls Ministry Center
•    $2,500 given to Center of Hope
•    $2,500 given to The Community Outreach
•    $2,500 given to Compassion Childcare Center
•    $1,975 given to LifeLight
•    $1,000 given to Furniture Mission 

Total 2014 Allotment for Local Missions:  $12,475     

World Missions
•    $2,000 given to AMONG Foundation 
•    $2,000 given to Robin's Nest Children’s Home in Jamaica
•    $3,356 set aside for King of Glory members pursuing mission trips to help aid in the cost of travel and/or to cover cost of projects completed     
•    $2,000 given to Shedd & Kris Waskosky's Bible Translating Ministry

Total 2014 Allotment for World Missions: $9,356

Prayerfully and Respectfully,

King of Glory’s Mission Ministry Team
Todd Brua, Heidi Gravett , Doug Jenson, Delores Johnson, Gary Loftesness and Katie Reilly

Posted on July 10, 2014 and filed under News.

Church Van Donated

Executive Committee member Carrie Sustad with Pastor Samuel

Executive Committee member Carrie Sustad with Pastor Samuel

It is exiting to share with you that we have donated the church mini van to a pastor in Sioux Falls. You may have not even known that we had a mini van.  It was donated to King of Glory a couple of years ago to haul sound equipment for Sunday worship.

The Executive Committee authorized the deacons to give the van away since we were not using it any longer to haul sound equipment.  The Deacons decided to give the van to Pastor Samuel Gayetaye.

Pastor Samuel's church does not have a permanent home so they are consistently moving equipment, supplies, etc.  The van will be a blessing to both the church Samuel serves and also Samuel's family.  

It is exciting be part of a church that seeks to bless others and extend Jesus' love in tangible ways.  We were blessed with the van to haul sound equipment and now we have been able to bless a family and a church.  In the months ahead we may learn more about Pastor Samuel and the church he serves.

Thank you for being a church that wants to bless others!    

Press On, 

Pastor Rich

Posted on July 8, 2014 .

LIVE Video Chat Coming Thursday


There will be a special LIVE video chat on Thursday, July 10, at 9 p.m. The video chat will feature Pastor Rich and Paul Anderson as they respond to questions from the "You Asked It" sermon series.

To watch and participate in this special event, go to King of Glory's web site at www.kingofglorysf.org. That night there will be a special live chat area for people to watch this special event.

In addition, people can ask questions or make comments during the LIVE chat. You can also send in questions ahead of time by visiting www.kingofglorysf.org/questions.

Posted on July 8, 2014 and filed under News.

Women's Painting Event Planned

This is a sample of the cross that the group will be painting.

This is a sample of the cross that the group will be painting.

All women are invited to participate in a fun night of painting and building relationships at a canvas painting event on Tuesday, July 29, from 6-9 p.m. at Wine and Canvas, located at 5131 S. Louise Ave. in Sioux Falls.

This event is a fun, social, group setting. An artist will be there to guide the painters step by step in replicating the night's featured painting. By the end of the evening, everyone will create a fabulous piece of artwork. At this event, the featured painting will be an artistic cross.

This event is limited to the first 24 women who sign up. Because this is an adult event, individuals must be 16 years old to participate. The cost of this event is $35 per person, which does not include refreshments. Checks should be made payable to King of Glory. Payment must be received to reserve your seat. Payments can be dropped off at the church office or given to event coordinator Haley Dettler.

To sign up for this event, please complete the sign-up form below or call Dettler at  605-376-9973.

Women's Painting Night Sign-Up Form

Name *

Posted on June 19, 2014 and filed under News.

Update from KOG Leadership

On Sunday June 8, we had a special worship service at the Lumberyard to kick off the renovation process.  During that worship service, an Executive Committee members gave the congregation an update on a variety of things. Below are the bullet points from the update.  

  • First, we want to thank everyone who helped with the transition so far…moving everything from Sycamore Center, cleaning there and here, tearing out fencing and much more. There will be more opportunities to get involved so please be watching and willing to step out to help.
  • The group spearheading the Lumberyard project is Dave Ricks, Pastor Rich, Adrian Johnson, Gary Helder, Kathy Thoreson, Kelli Andersen and John Bultsma.  They have done a lot already but they still have a lot ahead of them so let’s keep them in our prayers as this project moves forward.
  • We are working with an architect on plans for the building.  We hope to have a floor plan out to the congregation soon.  After the floor plan has been shown to the congregation, the architect will proceed with the construction documents.  A contractor will be selected 8-10 weeks after the construction documents are complete.  It will only be at that time that we will have a better idea on what the project timeline will look like.  We will continue worshiping at Sioux Falls Seminary into the fall.
  • It is not too late to make a pledge or gift to the Vision Campaign.  As you can see there is plenty of work to do now and over the next few years.  Pledge forms are available at the back table and they can also be downloaded from the website. (CLICK HERE to download a pledge form) Vision giving envelopes are also available at the welcome table on Sunday mornings.  If you can pay your pledge early, it will allow us to proceed with parts of the project we have scheduling for completion in 2015 and 2016.

Thank you for your help and your prayers. 

Posted on June 17, 2014 .