SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – With how frigid the weather has been this week, you may be rethinking your holiday plans, including whether you want to attend church services in person.

Here at KELOLAND Media Group, we will have broadcasts of different churches in Sioux Falls and Rapid City so you can worship from the warmth of your home. Celebrate Church and Zion Lutheran Church are two of them.

“We have four services on Christmas Eve, 2:30, 4, 5:30 and we have a candlelight service at 11 p.m. — those are all in-person services. On Sunday, Christmas Day, we have service at 10 a.m,” John Kagey, the adult ministries pastor for Celebrate Community Church, said.

“We have three opportunities here at Zion Lutheran Church — 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Everyone is invited and we’d love to see you here,” Greg Lehr, the senior pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, said.

If you don’t want to brave the cold elements outdoors, you can trade the pew for your living room couch.

“Weather is unpredictable, as we’ve noticed this week. We also want to make sure that people have the opportunity to really celebrate the real reason for the season and that’s Jesus’s birthday,” Kagey said.

“Even if they’re not watching the tv directly, if they have KELOLAND on, they’ll hear the message and we know faith comes by hearing. So it’s just a great opportunity for our church to spread the good news of Christ coming,” Lehr said.

A Christmas message no matter where you choose to worship.

“We encourage everyone, whether you attend a church or not, join the service somewhere,” Kagey said.

“I hope that we could all find peace and hope and even some joy and love each other during this season and maybe just turn towards each other,” Lehr said.

All Christmas services on KELOLAND stations

Saturday, December 24

  • Bethany Mennonite Church at 4 p.m. on KELOLAND TV
  • Zion Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. on KELOLAND TV
  • Central Church at 8 p.m. on KELOLAND TV
  • Celebrate Church at 7 p.m. on KELOXTRA
  • Calvary Lutheran Church at 3 p.m. MT on KELOLAND TV (Rapid City)

Sunday, December 25

  • Celebrate Church at 5:30 a.m. on KELOLAND TV
  • Catholic Diocese at 10 a.m. on KELOLAND TV
  • Bethanny Mennonite Church at 1 p.m. on KELOLAND TV
  • Brookings First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on KELOLAND TV
  • Celebrate Church at 11 a.m. on KELOXTRA
  • Christmas at the Cathedral at 12 p.m. on KELOXTRA
  • Worship at Bethany at 4 p.m. on KELOXTRA
  • Christmas at the Cathedral at 6:30 p.m. on KELOXTRA
  • Catholic Diocese at 9 a.m. MT on KELOLAND TV (Rapid City)

The CW of the Black Hills

  • 10 a.m. MT Calvary Lutheran Church
  • 11 a.m. MT Worship at Bethany
  • 5:30 p.m. MT Christmas at the Cathedral