Church news April 8, 2021

The Star Herald reached out to churches for their worship information in the absence of in-person worship services, due to coronavirus social distancing. Those that responded are listed here. Those that would like to have information posted here should call the Star Herald or email


St. Catherine Catholic Church

203 E. Brown St., Luverne

St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502;

Monsignor Gerald Kosse, Pastor

Sundays 8:30 a.m. Mass. Public mass will be celebrated at FULL capacity in the church. Masses: 9 a.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. No mass, communion service or rosary at care centers at this time. 5 p.m. Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. mass will be live streamed on Facebook at Visit for more information.


Luverne Christian Reformed Church

605 N. Estey St., Luverne

Office Ph. 283-8482; Prayer Line Ph. 449-5982

Roger Sparks, Pastor

Sundays 9:30 a.m. Worship service. 10:50 a.m. Church Education classes. 6:30 p.m. Evening worship service. Tuesday, April 13: 9:30 a.m. Coffee break. Wednesday, April 14: 6:30 a.m. Ladies’ Prayer Time. We are streaming Sunday services live on Roger Sparks’ Facebook page at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Send him a friend request if you’re not connected. You may also visit our website for delayed broadcasts. Also our services are on local cable TV at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. In all circumstances, may we joyfully declare: “Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 124:8.


First Baptist Church

1033 N. Jackson St., P.O. Box 975, Luverne

Ph. 283-4091; email:

Walt Moser, Pastor

Sundays, 10:30 a.m. In-person worship service. Service is also on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m.


Grace Lutheran Church

500 N. Kniss Ave., Luverne

Ph. 507-283-4431;

Ann Zastrow, Pastor

Thursday, April 8: 8:30 a.m. Missions in Action. Saturday, April 10: 5:30 p.m. Worship service. Sunday, April 11: 9 a.m. Worship service. 10 a.m. Sunday school. 10:30 a.m. Adult study via Zoom. Tuesday, April 13: 9 a.m. Staff meeting. 1:30 p.m. GLCW meeting. 6:45 p.m. Ministry meetings. 8 p.m. PPC meeting following by Exec meeting. Wedndesday, April 14: 7 a.m. Men’s Bible study. Online, TV and Radio Worship options are still available. Online Sundays 9 a.m. on the church website, click Worship tab or go directly to our Facebook page at Grace Lutheran ELCA, Luverne. TV: Vast Channel 3 will air our worship service Mondays at 4:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. – NEW TIME! Radio: KQAD-AM Radio will air our worship service on Sundays at 8:15 p.m.


Bethany Lutheran Church

720 N. Kniss Ave., Luverne

Ph. 507-283-4571 or 507-449-0291 or 605-215-9834

Andrew Palmquist, Pastor

Sundays, 10:15 a.m. Worship service; worship online as well. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Zoom Bible study. See our Facebook page, Bethany Lutheran Church (Luverne). Also visit with our sister churches for online worship opportunities.


American Reformed Church

304 N. Fairview Dr., Luverne

Ph. 283-8600; email:

Mike Altena, Pastor

Friday, April 9: 6:30 a.m. Community Men’s Bible study. Sunday, April 11: 9:30 a.m. Worship service with guest pastor. 10:50 a.m. Sunday school. Monday, April 12: 6:30 p.m. VBS Station Leader workshop. 7 p.m. Commons reserved. Tuesday, April 13: 10 a.m. Worship planning meeting. 12 Noon Staff meeting. 7 p.m. Consistory meeting. Wednesday, April 14: 5:30 p.m. Midweek meal. 6:30 p.m. Pioneer clubs; Youth groups. Worship services are also broadcast on Vast Channel 3 on Mondays at 6 p.m. and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. DVD’s available upon request. To stay up to date on announcements, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @arcluverne.


First Assembly of God Church

1075 110th Ave., 2 miles west of Luverne on County Rd. 4


United Methodist Church

109 N. Freeman Ave., Luverne

Ph. 283-4529; email:

Dorrie Hall, Pastor

Thursday, April 8: 1-3 p.m. Food Shelf curbside. Saturday, April 10: 8 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday, April 11: 9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school. 10:30 a.m. Worship service. Live streamed on Facebook and YouTube. 4:30 p.m. Genesis to Revelation Bible study. Prayer Warriors after the service. Monday, April 12: 6 p.m. Teachers meeting. 8 p.m. AA meeting. Wednesday, April 14: 6:15 p.m. FUEL. 6:30 p.m. Confirmation. 8 p.m. AA meeting. Thursday, April 15: 1-3 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. Food Shelf curbside.


First Presbyterian Church

302 Central Lane, Luverne

Ph. 283-4787; email:

Jason Cunningham, Pastor

Thursday, April 8: 9 a.m. PW Executive meeting. Sunday, April 11: 9 a.m. Sunday school. 10:15 a.m. Worship service. Monday, April 12: 6:30 p.m. Confirmation. Tuesday, April 13: 1 p.m. Communion at Mary Jane Brown Home. Wednesday, April 14: 6:30 p.m. Session meeting.  In-person Worship service and through Facebook Live Sunday. Our Facebook page can be found under First Presbyterian Church of Luverne. We are also on the local Luverne cable station at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Thursdays.


St. John Lutheran Church

803 N. Cedar St., Luverne

Ph. 283-2316; email:

Rev. Dr. Phil Booe, Pastor

Saturday, April 10: 5:30 p.m. Worship. Sunday, April 11: 9 a.m. Worship service. 10:15 a.m. Adult Bible study. 11 a.m. Junior choir rehearsal. Wednesday, April 14: 6:30 p.m. Kids for Christ. 7:30 p.m. Youth group.

Worship service is 75 people. Services will be available on the Vast channel 3 Sunday and online at the city website,


Living Rock Church

500 E. Main St., Luverne

Ph. 449-0057;

Billy Skaggs, Pastor


New Life Celebration Church

101 W. Maple, Luverne

Ph. 449-6522; email:

Food mission every third Thursday. This month’s food giveaway will be Thursday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m. at the Generations building.


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

305 E. 2nd St., P.O. Box 36, Hardwick

Ph. (507) 669-2855;

Jesse Baker, Pastor


Ben Clare United Methodist Church

26762 Ben Clare Ave., Valley Springs, S.D.

Bill Bates, Pastor


First Lutheran Church

300 Maple St., Valley Springs, S.D.

Ph. (605) 757-6662

Mark Eliason, Pastor

Sunday, April 11: 9 a.m. Worship at First Lutheran. Masks are highly recommended. Facebook live. Video worship via YouTube at


Palisade Lutheran Church

211 121st St., Garretson, S.D.

Ph. (507) 597-6257 —

Mark Eliason, Pastor

Sunday, April 11: 10:30 a.m. Worship at Palisade Lutheran. Masks are required. Worship will be streamed live on Facebook. Video worship via YouTube at


First Presbyterian Church

201 S. 3rd St., P.O Box 73, Beaver Creek

Ph. 507-935-5025


Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. Second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. Session meeting.


Magnolia United Methodist Church

501 E. Luverne St., Magnolia

Ph. 605-215-3429


Nancy Manning, Pastor

Sunday, 9 a.m., in-person with livestream available on the church’s Facebook site.


Steen Reformed Church

112 W. Church Ave., Steen

Ph. 855-2336

Jeremy Wiersema, Pastor

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship service in-person with livestream available on Facebook and YouTube. Radio worship on KQAD Sundays at 9:30 a.m.


Bethlehem Lutheran Church

112 N. Main St., Hills

Ph. 962-3270

Saturday, April 10: 10 a.m. Open house bridal shower in church basement for Ashley Hoyme, bride-to-be of Tony Wertish. Sunday, April 11: 9 a.m. Worship at Tuff Home. 10 a.m. Sunday school. 10 a.m. Worship at Bethlehem. 6 p.m. 8th-9th grade Confirmation. 5:30-7 pm. 9th-12th grade Youth night. 7-8:30 p.m. 6th-8th grade Youth night. Tuesday, April 13: 2:30 p.m. Tuff Home Bible study. 3:15 p.m. Village Bible study. Wednesday, April 9 a.m. Quilting. Worship will be streamed live to Facebook at Bethlehem of Hills. You can find more info on our website


Hills United Reformed Church

410 S. Central Ave., Hills

Office Ph. 962-3254

Alan Camarigg, Pastor


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