Church news May 7, 2020

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

All Masses, including Sundays, and all church activities at St. Catherine are suspended until May 15. In the meantime, we can still be “together as church” as we join Msgr. Gerald Kosse as he celebrates a private Mass that will be live streamed each Sunday at 9 a.m. Visit the link to St. Catherine’s Facebook page: 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

We are streaming Sunday services live on Roger Sparks’ Facebook page at 9:30 am and 6:30 pm. 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 pm on Wednesdays and at 6:30 pm 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

Sunday 10:30 a.m. worship service can be viewed live on Facebook through a link on the website: or directly on our Facebook page: First Baptist Church of Luverne MN.  Services are posted to the website on Tuesday and are available to view, along with past sermons. Vast Channel 3 will also air our service Thursdays at 8 p.m.



Grace Lutheran Church

500 N. Kniss Ave., Luverne

Ph. 507-283-4431;

Ron Nichols, Pastor / Ann Zastrow, Associate Pastor

Online, TV and Radio Worship. Pr. Ann, Pr. Ron and organist Beryl Haugen will be recording worship services until we can meet together as a group. Each week we will update our recorded1 worship. Online:  Sundays at 9 a.m., our worship service can be viewed live from our website at on the Facebook insert, 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 PM and Fridays at 6:30 PM. Radio:  KQAD-AM Radio will air our worship service on Sundays at 8:15 AM.


Bethany Lutheran Church

720 N. Kniss Ave., Luverne

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

Andrew Palmquist, Pastor

Online worship and devotions at home. See our Facebook page, Bethany Lutheran Church (Luverne). Also visit for online worship opportunities with our sister churches.



American Reformed Church

304 N. Fairview Dr., Luverne

Ph. 283-8600; email:

Mike Altlena, Pastor

Join us for live online worship Sundays at 9:30 AM at or on our Facebook page @arcluverne. Services can also be viewed at a later time through these same avenues. Worship services are also broadcast on Vast Channel 3 on Mondays at 6 PM and Wednesdays at 4 PM. 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:

Sunday, 10 a.m. Worship Service – live streamed. Thursdays 1-3 pm – Rock County Food Shelf curbside. Saturday 8 pm – AA Meeting. Sunday 10:30 am - Worship Service - Services held on radio and live on Facebook. YouTube will also have services posted. ALIVE Youth Group lessons will led by areas leader as shared. Monday 8 pm – AA Meeting. May 6 Wednesday, 6 pm - Last Day of FUEL and Confirmation. 8 pm – AA Meeting.



First Presbyterian Church

302 Central Lane, Luverne

Ph. 283-4787; email:

Jason Cunningham, Pastor

Worship through Facebook Live at regular 10:15 time on Sunday morning. 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:

Gary Klatt, Pastor

Sunday Morning Service will be recorded at 5:30 p.m. with necessary personnel and will be available on the Vast channel 3 Tuesday at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and online at the chamber website. Pastor Klatt is available for family visits in their homes by invitation or at church for groups of less than 10 for the purpose of worship and prayer.


Living Rock Church

500 E. Main St., Luverne

Ph. 449-0057;

Billy Skaggs, Pastor


New Life Celebration Church

110 N. Oakley, Luverne

Ph. 449-6522; email:



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

Laura Phillips, Pastor

Video worship via YouTube at



Palisade Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (507) 597-6257 —

Laura Phillips, Pastor

Video worship via YouTube at



First Presbyterian Church

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

Ph. 507-935-5025


Thursday 10 a.m. worship service on VAST and Mediacom. 7 p.m. Sunday 10:15 a.m. worship service viewed live on First Presbyterian Church Facebook page. Tuesday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship service on VAST and Mediacom. 


Magnolia United Methodist Church

501 E. Luverne St., Magnolia

Ph. 605-215-3429


Nancy Manning, Pastor


Steen Reformed Church

112 W. Church Ave., Steen

Ph. 855-2336

Jeremy Wiersema, Pastor


Bethlehem Lutheran Church

112 N. Main St., Hills

Ph. 962-3270

Maggie Berndt-Dreyer, Pastor

Worship at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills will be online only through the end of March. Worship will be streamed live to Facebook at Bethlehem of Hills MN Sunday morning at 10:30AM. 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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