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Chaplaincy Services

The Avera McKennan Chaplaincy staff is an ecumenical team of priests, sisters, ministers, deaconsĀ and trained laity who regularly visit patients and families and respond to referrals from the hospital staff.

Partners in healing

Our Chaplaincy staff seeks to respect the religious and spiritual beliefs and traditions of all the patients and families we serve. We work in collaboration with the pastors and religious leaders of our patients and will gladly contact your pastor or religious community upon request.

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center believes that the care of the whole person is necessary for healing. We pray this is a time of faith and comfort. The Chaplaincy staff is available 24 hours a day for your spiritual, religious and pastoral needs. Ask your nurse for assistance in calling Chaplaincy.

Spirituality/devotional group sessions are held on the patient care units. Check with your nurse regarding times and locations.

Our Local Televised Sunday Services

Catholic Sunday Mass:

  • KSCB Channel 30, 9:00 a.m.
  • KELO Channel 3, 9 a.m.
  • EWTN Channel 9

Lutheran Sunday Services:

  • First Lutheran Church, KSFY Channel 7, 11:00 a.m.
  • Our Savior's Lutheran Church, KTTW Channel 9, 9:30 a.m.
  • Main Street Living, KDLT Channel 5, 10:00 a.m.

Baptist Sunday Services:

  • First Baptist/Aberdeen, KSFY Channel 7, 10:00 a.m.