May 14 Churches


St. Catherine Catholic Church

203 E. Brown St., Luverne

St. Catherine Ph.: 283-8502

St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellsworth

Thomas Jennings, Pastor

Saturday, May 16: 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Catherine. Sunday, May 17: 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary. 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Catherine; Sunday School and CLW.


Luverne Christian Reformed Church

605 N. Estey St., Luverne

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

Roger Sparks, Pastor



First Baptist Church

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

Ph. 283-4091; email:

Dick Lauger, Pastor

Thursday, May 14: 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study at FBC (Psalms 85-87). 7 p.m. Worship Service on Channel 3. Friday, May 15: 6 a.m. Men’s Bible Study at FBC. Saturday, May 16: 3 to 3 p.m. Open House for Sam Gerloff at her home, 1076 95th St. Sunday, May 17: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School. 10:30 a.m. Morning Service. Noon All-church potluck with Ted and Dawn. 2 p.m. LHS graduation. 6:00 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday, May 19: 7 a.m. Men’s Bible Study at FBC. Thursday, May 21: 7 p.m. Worship Service on Channel 3.


Grace Lutheran Church

500 N. Kniss Ave., Luverne

Ph. 283-4431;

Ron Nichols, Pastor

Josh Enderson, Pastor

Thursday, May 14: 2:15 p.m. GLC Women meet at Mary Jane Brown Home. 4:30 p.m. Book Study. Friday, May 15: 6:30 p.m. Worship telecast on Channel 3. Saturday, May 16: 5:30 p.m. Worship with Communion. Sunday, May 17: 8:15 a.m. Radio broadcast; Worship with Communion. 9:15 a.m. Coffee. 9:30 a.m. Adult Study. 10:45 a.m. Worship with Communion. Monday, May 18: Grace Notes deadline. 9 a.m. Bible Study at Mary Jane Brown. 4 p.m. Telecast. Tuesday, May 19: 9 a.m. Staff meeting. Wednesday, May 20: 7 a.m. Men’s Study. Thursday, May 21: 8:30 a.m. MIA. 4:30 p.m. Book Study. 5:15 p.m. Executive meeting.


Bethany Lutheran Church

720 N. Kniss Ave., Luverne

Ph. 283-4571 —

Andrew M. Palmquist, Pastor

Thursday, May 14: 2 p.m. Ladies Aid. 5 p.m. Worship Service on Channel 3. Sunday, May 17: 9 a.m. Last Sunday School classes. 9:15 a.m. Bible Class. 10:15 a.m. Worship; Sunday School students sing. Wednesday, May 20: Southern Minnesota Circuit ELS pastors’ conference at BLC in Mankato. Thursday, May 21: 5 p.m. Worship Service on Channel 3.


American Reformed Church

304 N. Fairview Dr., Luverne

Ph. 283-8600; email:

Friday, May 15: 6:30 a.m. Community Men’s Bible Study. Sunday, May 17: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service. 6:30 p.m. Prayer Time. Tuesday, May 19: 1 p.m. Staff meeting. Wednesday, May 20: 7 p.m. Teacher Appreciation Supper; Abide Praise Team.


Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

220 N. Cedar St., Luverne

Sundays: 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; Fellowship after service. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study. Our Mission Statement: Historic Holy Trinity strives to serve God and our community through worship, stewardship and friendship. Contact Emily Lodine Overgaard at (507) 227-6175 for information. Come as you are — our leader wore sandals.


First Assembly of God Church

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

Kenneth and Gloria Kashner, Pastors

Sundays: 9 a.m. Sunday School. 10 a.m. Morning Worship. 6:30 p.m. School of the Holy Spirit. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Kids Connection; Men’s Bible Study with Pastor Ken; Women’s Bible Study with Pastor Gloria.


United Methodist Church

109 N. Freeman Ave., Luverne

Ph. 283-4529; email:

Dorie Hall, Pastor

Thursday, May 14 through Sunday, May 17: Pastor Dorie on vacation. Pastor Kristie Franken from UMC, Magnolia, on call at 507-227-7821. Thursday, May 14: 1 to 3 p.m. Rock County Food Shelf. Sunday, May 17: 9 a.m. Traditional Worship; Senior Recognition; Ethel and John B. Schwartz Scholarships. 10 a.m. Coffee and Cake reception to honor high school seniors. 11 a.m. Come as you Are Service; Senior Recognition. Tuesday, May 19: 8 a.m. Priscilla Circle. 9:30 a.m. Salad Luncheon Committee meeting. 6:30 p.m. Trustee Committee meeting. 7 p.m. Church Council meeting. Wednesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 21: Confirmation retreat for Seventh- and eighth-graders with Magnolia Confirmation students. Thursday, May 21: 1 to 3 p.m. Rock County Food Shelf.


First Presbyterian Church

302 Central Lane, Luverne

Ph. 283-4787; email:

Jason Cunningham, Pastor

Thursday, April 14: 5 p.m. Music Staff meeting. Saturday, May 16: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pictures. Sunday, May 17: Senior Brunch 9 a.m. Sunday School. 10:15 a.m. Worship. 2 to 4 p.m. Elaine Hamann birthday open house. Monday, May 18: 9 a.m. Quilting. 5 p.m. Weight Watchers. Tuesday, May 19: Noon Over 60’s picnic. 5:30 p.m. Worship Service on Channel 3. Wednesday, May 20: Newsletter deadline. Circles. Thursday, April 21: 1 to 8 p.m. Pictures.


St. John Lutheran Church

803 N. Cedar St., Luverne

Ph. 283-2316, Dial-A-Devotion Ph. 283-4005


Gary Klatt, Pastor

Thursday, May 14: 1:30 p.m. Communion at Mary Jane Brown Home. 2:15 p.m. Communion at Poplar Creek. 3:30 p.m. Communion at Veterans Home. Friday, May 15: Church office closed. Saturday, May 16: 5:30 p.m. Worship. Sunday, May 17: 9 a.m. Worship. 10:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study. Monday, May 18, through Friday, May 22: 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Vacation Bible School. Monday, May 18: Newsletter deadline. Tuesday, May 19: 1 p.m. Quilting; No evening quilting. 2 p.m. Circle meetings. Wednesday, May 20: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study.


Living Rock Church

500 E. Main St., Luverne

Ph. 449-0057;

Billy Skaggs, Pastor

Sundays: 10:30 a.m. Worship; Kids Rock Children’s Ministry. 6 p.m. Youth Ministry. Life groups meet throughout the week.


New Life Celebration Church

211 E. Main St., Luverne

Ph. 449-6522; email:

Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Worship in the lower level meeting room of the Creeger building. Every third Thursday: 5 p.m. Food give-away. Bible Study groups meet at various times and days.


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

Ph. 669-2855; email:

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Thursday, May 14: 4 p.m. Worship Service on Channel 3. Friday, May 15: 4 p.m. Worship Service on Channel 3. Sunday, May 17: 9 a.m. Mentor Program. 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; Adult Bible Study. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion. 2 p.m. LHS Graduation. Monday, May 18: 1 p.m. Quilting. Wednesday, May 20: 1:30 p.m. Hannah Bible Study at church. Thursday, May 21: 4 p.m. Worship Service on Channel 3.


Ben Clare United Methodist Church

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

Bill Bates, Pastor

Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship. 10 a.m. Fellowship. 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages.


First Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (605) 757-6662

Ray Heidenson, Pastor

Sunday, May 17: 9 a.m. Worship Service.  Tuesday, May 19: 7 p.m. Church Council meeting. Wednesday, May 20: 7 p.m. Choir practice.


Palisade Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (507) 597-6257 —

Ray Heidenson, Pastor

Thursday, May 14: Church Council meeting. Sunday, May 17 (Coffee Cup Sunday): 10:30 a.m. Worship Service.


First Presbyterian Church

201 S. 3rd St., Beaver Creek

Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship. 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. Third Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m. Deborah Circle.


Kenneth Lutheran Church

340 Church St., Kenneth

Office Ph. 283-4804; Home Ph. 879-3216

Kerry Boese, Pastor

Saturdays: 5:15 p.m. Worship Service.


Magnolia United Methodist Church

501 E. Luverne St., Magnolia

Church Ph. 283-9698; cell 227-7821

Kristi Franken, Pastor

Sunday, May 17: Graduation Sunday for Seniors at 10:30 a.m. Worship. Tuesday, May 19: 10 a.m. Bible Study. 7 p.m. Mary Martha Circle. Wednesday, May 20: Confirmation. Thursday, May 21, and Friday, May 22: Camp.


Steen Reformed Church

112 W. Church Ave., Steen

Ph. 855-2336

Reuben Sinnema, Pastor

Thursday, May 14: Volunteer Day at Thrift Store in Worthington. Sunday, May 17: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; Pulpit Supply by Norlyn Van Beek. 11 a.m. Sunday School. 6 p.m. Evening Service; Pulpit Supply by Grant and Gawaine Dekevers. 6:30 p.m. RCYF. Monday, May 18: 7 p.m. Elders’ meeting. 8 p.m. Consistory meeting.


Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Interim Pastor Grant Fisher

112 N. Main St., Hills


Sunday, May 17: 9 a.m. Worship at Tuff Chapel. 10:30 a.m. Communion at Bethlehem. 2 p.m. H-BC Baccalaureate; Luverne graduation. Tuesday, May 19: 2:30 p.m. Tuff Home Bible Study. 3:15 p.m. Tuff Village Bible Study. Wednesday, May 20: 9 a.m. Quilting. 2 p.m. BLCW Honor Day: honoring women over 80. Regular circular meeting following. 7 p.m. Circle of Hope at the home of Marilyn Nelson. Newsletter deadline.  


Hills United Reformed Church

410 S. Central Ave., Hills

Office Ph. 962-3254

Alan Camarigg, Pastor

Sundays: 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship Services.


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