New Song Archives
Pastors' and CRE Retreat 2019 Theme: Emotional Intelligence in Ministry Dates: Sept 23-25, 2019 Location: Swan Lake/Still Waters Retreat Center 45474 288th Street, Viborg, SD 57070 Why attend? How you manage your emotions and relate to others has major...read more
Here’s My Heart: A Report from Presbyterian Youth Triennium By Debra VanOverschelde Presbyterian Youth Triennium was held July 16-20 at Purdue University. This event takes place every three years and this year’s gathering marked the thirteenth Triennium and...read more
Rev. Paul Henschen is the new pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Sturgis. Check out his answers to our questions to get to know him a little and be sure to reach out and extend him a warm welcome! Tell us a little about yourself. I was born in Atlanta, but grew up...read more
Dr. Marcia McFee is a professor, worship designer, author, preacher and ritual artist. Drawing on a first career in professional dance and musical theater and equipped with a Master's in Theology and a PhD in Liturgical Studies, she understands the role of any worship...read more
Preserving Your Story A church’s records are priceless and irreplaceable. Should the worst happen – whether fire, tornado, or flood– if a church’s records are not properly archived you could lose the entire history of your ministry. Toward the end of 2018 we...read more
Some of you might remember me from a long, long, long, long time ago. I’m the one you might say was “spinning my wheels.” I was born and raised in the Sioux Falls area, beginning on a farm in Hartford. When I first met you, I became a candidate for ministry in 2007,...read more
Andrew Bellisle was commissioned as a CRE at our presbytery meeting last month and is serving as Minister of Discipleship and Youth at Westminster in Rapid City. Check out our interview with him and be sure to extend him a warm welcome.Tell us a little about yourself....read more
There’s a new pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen! Check out our interview with Rev. Ruth Clendenin and be sure to extend a warm welcome to her.Tell us a little about yourself. I was raised in the Toledo, Ohio area and attended Alma College which is a...read more
Here to serve you. Within our everchanging world and life in the church we have an unquenched need for additional resources and guidance to help us navigate the new (and old) realities around us. For this reason we are making an effort to ramp up our resources for our...read more
Rev. Kathy Saxbury is the new pastor at First Presbyterian in Onida. Check out our interview with her and be sure to welcome her to our presbytery!Tell us a little about yourself. I was born and raised in Northern Colorado, east of Fort Collins. Both sets of...read more
Have you met Rev. Barbara Jean West yet? She's the new pastor at Spencer Memorial Presbyterian in Lemmon. Check out our interview with her and be sure to welcome her to our presbytery when you get a chance! 1. Tell us a little about where you’re from, your family, any...read more
Serving churches far and wide: CRE Program offers renewed hope to congregationsThe Ruling Elder Commissioned to Particular Service (CRE) Program was established as a means of fulfilling the Presbytery of South Dakota’s commitment to provide the best possible pastoral...read more
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