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About Us

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Christ centered Word and Sacrament

St. Paul Lutheran Church

St. Paul Lutheran Church was organized in 1882 and served by Rev. Melcher.  In 1886 the First Lutheran Church building was built and a 400 lb church bell was purchased. The children needed a Christian education so in 1888 the Lutheran Day School was built and operated until 1988. In 1899 the original church was outgrown again and a larger church building was constructed next door. In 1963 a new church was built at 615 E 7th Street, the bell installed, and is currently serving Word and Sacrament ministry.

Worship Service Information

9:30 a.m.: Sunday Worship Service (liturgical)

After Service: Sunday School - Sept - May after services

Bible Study - 8:30 a.m.

Holy Communion celebrated each week. Chalice and individual cups offered.


St Paul Lutheran Freeman follows the ancient Biblical practice of intimate, closed Holy Communion (common union) which means: We respectfully ask that all guest speak to the pastor before coming to the rail (or cross your arms across your chest to receive a blessing). Thank you for your understanding as we do this not to offend, but to honor the faith we hold here at St Paul.


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Rev. Terry Makelin (2017-present)

(605) 925-7219

Our church

615 East 7th Street

PO Box 96

Freeman, SD  57029


618 East 8th Street

PO Box 608

Freeman, SD  57029

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