Church news Nov. 18, 2021

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. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Friday at the nursing homes – check the bulletin. All Sunday masses 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

Sundays 9:30 a.m. Worship service. 6:30 p.m. Evening worship service. We are streaming Sunday services live on YouTube 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

103 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

Dave Christenson, Interim Pastor

Thursday, Nov. 18: 8:30 a.m. Missions in Action. Sunday, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. Worship service with Holy Communion. 10 a.m. Semi-Annual meeting. Fellowship Coffee. 10 a.m. Sunday School. 10-10:30 a.m. Older instrumentalists meet with Janine. 10:30-11 a.m. Christmas program practice. 5 p.m. Worship service. 5:30 p.m. 9th-12th Friendsgiving supper. 6:30 p.m. Worship practice. Monday, Nov. 22: Grace Notes deadline. Tuesday, Nov. 23: 9 a.m. Staff meeting. Wednesday, Nov. 24: 7 a.m. Men’s Bible study. Thanksgiving Break—No Faithweavers and no Confirmation. 3-8 p.m. Pizza Ranch Tip Night. Online, TV and Radio Worship options are 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. Radio: KQAD-AM Radio will air our worship service on Sundays at 8:15 a.m.


Bethany Lutheran Church

720 N. Kniss Ave., Luverne

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

Andrew Palmquist, Pastor

Sundays, 10:15 a.m. Worship service; worship online as well (at Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Zoom Bible study. See our Facebook page, Bethany Lutheran Church (Luverne) for other classes and events.


American Reformed Church

304 N. Fairview Dr., Luverne

Ph. 283-8600; email:

Thursday, Nov. 18: 9 a.m. Cookie Crew. Friday, Nov. 19: 6:30 a.m. Community men’s Bible study. Sunday, Nov. 21: 9:30 a.m. Worship service. NO Sunday School. 1:30 and 2:15 p.m. Mary Jane Brown and Poplar Creek worship services. 3 p.m. Youth room reserved. Monday, Nov. 22: 8:15 p.m. Cantata rehearsal. Tuesday, Nov. 23: 12 p.m. Staff meeting. 7 p.m. Consistory meeting. Wednesday, Nov. 24: 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve worship service. Thursday, Nov. 25: Commons reserved; youth room reserved. 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.


Rock River Community Church (formerly First Assembly of God)

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

Ph. 612-800-1255; email

Bob Junak, Pastor; Annette Junak, Assistant Pastor

Sundays, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. Worship service. Children’s church for ages 3-6th grade and nursery for ages 0-3 provided during our services. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Worship service. All services are in-person and all are welcome.


United Methodist Church

109 N. Freeman Ave., Luverne

Ph. 283-4529

Dorrie Hall, Pastor

Wednesday, Nov. 17: 6:15 p.m. FUEL. 6:30 p.m. Confirmation. 8 p.m. AA Meeting. Saturday, Nov. 20: 8 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday, Nov. 21: 9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school. 9:45 a.m. Coffee hour. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. 4:30 p.m. Genesis/Revelation Bible study. 6:30 p.m. Alive youth group. Live streamed on Facebook and radio. Monday, Nov. 21: Messenger deadline. Wednesday, Nov. 24: 5:30 p.m. Community meal. 8 p.m. AA Meeting.


First Presbyterian Church

302 Central Lane, Luverne

Ph. 283-4787; email:

Jason Cunningham, Pastor

Sunday, Nov. 21: 9:30 a.m. Worship service. 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. 10:45 a.m. Music staff. Wednesday, Nov. 24: No bells or choir. Deacons meeting. In-person Worship service and live on Facebook. 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, Nov. 20: 5:30 p.m. Worship. Sunday, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. Worship service. 10:15 a.m. Adult Bible study. 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. (605) 368-1924; email:

Food mission every third Thursday.


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (507) 669-2855;

Jesse Baker, Pastor

Wednesday, Nov. 17: 6 p.m. Confirmation. Sunday, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. Worship service with communion. 10:15 a.m. Sunday school. 10:30 a.m. Bible study. Worship service on Luverne cable at 3:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday.


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, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. Worship service. 10 a.m. Sunday school. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required, even if fully vaccinated. Worship will be streamed live on Facebook Video worship via YouTube at


Palisade Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (507) 597-6257 —

Mark Eliason, Pastor

Sunday, Nov. 21: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school. 10:30 a.m. Worship service. Wednesday, Nov. 24: 9 a.m. Quilting—Every Wednesday. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required, even if fully vaccinated. 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

Nita Parker, Pastor

Sunday, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. Worship at Tuff Home. 9:30 a.m. Sunday school. 10 a.m. Worship service with Holy Communion. 7-8:30 p.m. Youth group meets. Worship will be streamed live to Facebook at Bethlehem of Hills. You can find more info on our website Tuesday, Nov. 23: 2 p.m. Tuff Home Bible study. 3 p.m. Tuff Village Bible study. Wednesday, Nov. 24: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday night worship.


Hills United Reformed Church

410 S. Central Ave., Hills

Office Ph. 962-3254

Alan Camarigg, Pastor


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