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Rev. Dr. Phil Booe
The Rev. Dr. Phil Booe is the new pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne, filling a vacancy left by the Rev. Gary Klatt, who recently retired. He and his wife, Becky, and their two children, Katie, 9, and Alex, 13, moved into the St. John parsonage in Luverne earlier this month. His...
During the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, passenger planes were flown into the twin towers in Manhattan and the Pentagon as the world watched in horror. United Airlines Flight 93 had also been hijacked and was speeding toward Washington, D.C. Pilots of the 121st Fighter Squadron of the D.C. Air...
God said through the prophet Jeremiah, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.  You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all...
How do you live in the unknown? Fox News Headlines on Saturday said, “LA County moves on from containing coronavirus, gives up on testing some patients.”        So what does that mean to us?    There are multiple stories about “lockdowns, stay-at-home policies.” So many unknowns, who and what do...
The Bible begins, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” It then explains what was created, how it was created, and when it was created. These words were written by Moses, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, some 2,000 years after they occurred. These words serve as an...
Pastor Ann Zastrow will be installed as the new associate pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne during worship this Sunday.
“I look forward to being part of this congregation and community, not just a visitor.” That’s how Grace Lutheran Church’s new Associate Pastor Ann Zastrow sums up her feelings about moving to Luverne. “There is just a positive energy in this church and community,” Zastrow said. “I could feel it...
Several members of Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick empty the moving truck for the Rev. Jesse Baker, who will be officially installed as the church pastor in a special 2 p.m. ceremony Sunday.
Sunday service at Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick will be a little later than normal to accommodate the installation of a new pastor. The special service begins at 2 p.m. The Rev. Jesse Baker fills a two-year vacancy, created when the Rev. Mark Mumme accepted a pastor position in Riverton, Wyoming...
At an age where most people think about retirement activities, Luverne’s Velda Maine is on a new career path by becoming a local licensed pastor. As her T-shirt reads, “Church Can Happen Anywhere.” Maine believes the call to ministry can also come at any time.
While many of the Luverne High School Class of 1976 graduates are thinking about retirement, Velda Maine is starting a new career. She said sleeping in or planning the next travel destination may never be on her to-do list, but volunteering is. She said one such experience led her back to school...
Consider the short Old Testament book of Ruth. Why is the book of Ruth important? The story is a great one tucked in between Judges and I Samuel. You can miss it if you are flipping through the pages of your Bible too quickly. At the same time, the book of Ruth has been called one of the most...
Maggie Rose Berndt-Dreyer will be ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in Christ’s one, holy, catholic and apostolic church at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 26, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. The Rev. Jon Anderson, bishop of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church...

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