Pastor Gary Klatt delivers his last sermon before retirement at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne on Sunday. Area churches are gradually reopening to in-person services under various health guidelines including limiting the number of congregational members at each service and non-family members sitting at least six-feet away from each other.

Some churches reopen to in-person services with many precautions

Area churches opened the doors to in-person services Sunday, with one church, St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne, saying goodbye to its pastor.

Pastor Gary Klatt delivered his last sermon May 31 to a socially spaced congregation of 75 people, about a quarter of normal church capacity.

Klatt retires after 35 years serving in the ministry, 18 years in Luverne.


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