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April 01. 2015 1:55AM
Brandon Valley Ministerial Association
The Brandon Valley Ministerial Association includes pastors from Brandon and Valley Springs churches. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Brandon Steakhouse, 1308 E. Rushmore Drive, at 11:30 a.m.

The Ministerial administers an emergency community fund, which is supported by church, community and individual contributions. The fund is used for one-time emergency gas and food needs, mostly for travelers and occasionally for residents.

The Ministerial cooperates on community prayer events and on the annual Mayor’s Prayer Brunch in May. The group also hosts the high school baccalaureate service each year. Participating pastors provide chaplain services at Helping Hand Assisted Living in Brandon, Bethany Meadows senior living community in Brandon, and Palisade Manor nursing home in Garretson.

Pastors take turns writing a weekly column for the Brandon Valley Challenger.

The Rev. Merv Kramer of Brandon Valley Baptist Church is the president of the Brandon Valley Ministerial Association.

Meals on Wheels
Church volunteers deliver noon meals Monday through Friday to people 60 years and older, and homebound people, who sign up for Meals on Wheels through the Center for Active Generations in Sioux Falls. A dietician plans the meals to meet federal nutrition guidelines. Meals are low fat, low sugar and low sodium.

Diabetic meals are available, and the Center will substitute the protein portion of a meal to conform to dietary or religious needs. The full cost of a meal is $5.25, but people 60 and older pay by donation, with a suggested donation of $2.75.

Currently, four churches rotate each month in delivering the meals in Brandon. They are Risen Savior Catholic, Faith United Presbyterian, Brandon Valley Lutheran and Beaver Valley Lutheran of rural Valley Springs. The Center drops off the meals at the church and church volunteers deliver the meals to individuals.

To order Meals on Wheels, call 336-6748. To volunteer to deliver meals, call one of the participating churches.

Brandon Churches
Here is a list of Brandon churches. The times indicated are are correct as of Sept. 10, 2006.

Beaver Valley Lutheran
Two miles east of Brandon
Rev. Jerry Merkouris
Sunday: Contemporary worship, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:34 a.m.; traditional worship, 10:45 a.m.

Bethany Meadows Chapel
3008 E. Aspen Blvd., 582-8622
Friday: Catholic Mass, 9 a.m.
Sunday: Non-denominational worship, 2 p.m.

Blessed Redeemer Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
705 S. Sioux Blvd.
Pastor Daniel Deardoff
Sunday: worship, 8 a.m. (communion first and third Sundays) education hour, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. (communion second and fourth Sundays)

Brandon Lutheran
Fourth Avenue and Holly Boulevard
Rev. Sandra Soye
Rev. Erma Wolf
Rev. Dennis Bossman
Sunday: Traditional worship, 8:15 a.m.; worship, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday school, 11 a.m. Communion is the first two Sundays of each month. The 9:45 and 11 a.m. services rotate between contemporary and Spirit of Life worship.
Wednesday: Church school (grades one through five), 3:15 p.m.; Communion worship, 6 p.m.

Brandon Valley Assembly of God
201 S. Sioux Blvd.
Rev. Kirk Strand
Rev. Harry Flanagan, children’s pastor
Steve and Tammy Smith, youth pastors
Sunday: Worship, 8 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday: All-ages Bible study, 7 p.m.
Saturday: Worship, 6 p.m.

Brandon Valley Baptist
400 N. Splitrock Blvd.
Rev. Merv Kramer, 330-2723
Karen Tim, youth director, 359-3810
Sunday: Family worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:40 a.m.

The Celebration (United Methodist)
500 Pasque Flower Trail
Rev. Kevin Kloster
Char Vanderlinde, adult ministries director
Sunday: Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
400 N. Chestnut
President Collin Homer
Sunday: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11 a.m.

Faith United Presbyterian
800 N. Splitrock Blvd.
Rev. Chuck Asche
John Blok, youth director
Sunday: Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school and fellowship, 10:15 a.m.

First Slavik
200 1st Ave.
Pastor Victor Pugach
Sunday: Worship, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m.
Saturday: Worship, 6 p.m.

Living Springs (Covenant)
901 S. Splitrock Blvd.
Pastor Kendall Carlson
Sunday: Worship, 10 a.m.
Sunday school, 9 a.m.
Middle School Discovery Hour, 9 a.m.
Children’s Church, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Confirmation Class, 6 p.m.
Jr. Bible Quiz Club, 6 p.m.
Middle and High School Youth Group, 7:15 p.m.

Risen Savior Catholic
301 N. Splitrock Blvd.
Father Jerry Kopel
Saturday: Mass, 5 p.m.
Sunday: Mass, 7:30, 9:30, and 11 a.m.
For daily Mass times, see parish bulletin

Splitrock Lutheran
Two miles north of Corson, one mile east
Rev. Sandra Soye
Rev. Erma Wolf
Rev. Dennis Bossman
Sunday: Worship, 9:45 a.m., Sunday School, 10:45 a.m.

Swedona Covenant
25845 479th Ave.
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Steve Leisher