Care Ministry
Counseling, Visitations, & Prayer Needs
Prayer
If you have a prayer need or praise that you would like to send us click here. If you would like to subscribe to the daily Prayer Chain email click here. Also, be sure to join us for prayer and praise every Sunday night at 5:00 pm in room S102 at Abiding Savior.

Visitations
Many visitations to hospitals, homes, and nursing homes take place throughout each week. To let the Pastors know of a visitation need, click here.

Counseling
Pastor Kirk and Pastor David provide Christ-centered counseling for individuals, couples and families. Call the church office (605-371-3800) to schedule an appointment.

Stephen Ministry

Care Receiver:
Abiding Savior has trained Stephen Minsters who will come alongside a hurting person and meet with that person on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support.

Over the years, well over one-and-a-half million people have benefited from the one-to-one, Christ-centered care of a Stephen Minister. This care is entirely confidential—no one knows the identity of a care receiver except for his or her Stephen Minister and the pastor or Stephen Leader who paired the two together.  Men are paired with men; women with women.

If you are experiencing a difficult time in life due to grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis, please contact our Stephen Leaders, Pastor David Olson or Barb Sivertson and they will visit with you.

Learn, Grow, and Serve by Becoming a Stephen Minister

Care Giver: Do you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening? If so, please prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister. Abiding Savior will be training another class of Stephen Ministers in January of 2017. Stephen Ministers provide emotional and spiritual support and care to people who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness. To find out more about becoming a Stephen Minister or how you or someone you know could be matched with a Stephen Minister, talk with one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders: Pastor David Olson or Barb Sivertson.

Funeral Assistance
Isaiah 57:18 “… I will lead him and restore comfort to him and to his mourners”(NASB).

Our Funeral Committee considers it a blessing to serve family members during their time of loss. A group of church volunteers serve a light lunch to the family and friends in our fellowship hall following the Celebration of their loved one. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, serving, clean up and/or baking a cake. If you would like to be a part of this  ministry of comfort, please contact Barb Sivertson in the church office.

Church Decorating
If you have a creative desire to come alongside our volunteers as we decorate for holidays or special church functions, please contact Barb Sivertson and she will put you in contact with our Decorating Committee.