Go - Outreach

Check out how we help our community!

Helping friends and neighbors is what we are all about.

Prayer Shawl

Prayer shawls are provided to people suffering from a long-term illness, surgery, or death of family member.  Yarn is provided to all who crochet and knit and would like to serve in this way. Crocheters and knitters are encouraged to pray for the recipient of the shawl.
The quilters have also donated a few quilted shawls. Open to all crafters.  
Contact Person: Janelle Kelly

Grant County Christian Service Council

Ministering to the people of Grant County, SD with the mission to give glory to God through our Lord Jesus Christ to help those in need. Their commitment is to lessen the burden of those facing difficult times through various community programs. It is strengthened by the many volunteers from the community and sustained by the generous financial donations of individuals, churches and businesses. 

Lutheran Social Services

American Lutheran Church provides space for Lutheran Social Services to carry out their mission of caring for, supporting, and strengthening individuals, families, and communities and carry out our mission of being “A Light of God’s love for ALL people.”  Office space is provided to Kim Lightfield to provide counseling services through LSS.

Park Sponsor

We sponsor Jack & Jill Park in Milbank, for which we provide park cleanup and various maintenance services to keep park vibrant and fun for our community.

Walking at American Lutheran Church

American Lutheran Church is available to those who would like to walk for exercise.  Walk individually or maybe you have a small group you’d like to share in the conversation with during walking—just stop on in during regular business hours.

Boy Scouts

The Milbank Boy Scout Troop is chartered by American Lutheran Church and has a long history at ALC. The Troop is open to any boy who is willing to abide by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.
Like all Boy Scout troops, the Milbank Boy Scouts are led by the boys, supervised by the Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters, and given oversight by a Troop Committee.
Contact Person: Jeff Loutsch

Quilters - Piece Corps

The American Lutheran quilters, called the Piece Corps, meets on the second and fourth Tuesday mornings each month from 9-12 in the fellowship hall.  Our army of quilters from the community, turn fabric into quilts made with love to be sent around the world. Quilts are also made for each child that is baptized, and our HS Seniors going off to college.

We gladly take donations of fabric, thread, sheets, etc. and cut them into blocks and sew them into quilt tops. They are then sandwiched, sewn and tied.  Whether the blocks all match or are all different, they are a treasure to someone who needs to be warm.
All are welcome to join the fellowship at church or help by taking a project home to work on. There is a job for anyone.
 Contact Person: Betty Torness

Parish Health Nurse - Diana Dirksen

The Parish Nurse Ministry with American Lutheran and Parkview Methodist church has been going since 2003.  Our main programs have been Walking program in the early (cold) part of the year, with a women’s program in September followed with a Christmas party.  Other projects includes sending Birthday cards to those over 75, remembering those that join the church, confirmands and graduates,
a weekly insert into the bulletin and a monthly newspaper article.
Blood pressures are taken monthly and referrals requests can be made as needed.  We strive to be a patient advocate and help parishioners in any way that we can. As time allows, home visits can be arranged.