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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...
There was a famous professor who often challenged his students with questions like ... Which of you is going to be a great writer? Which of you is going to be a great saint like Francis of Assisi? Which of you is going to be a great humanitarian like Albert Schweitzer? Presented with such big ideas...
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...
In John 15, Jesus said, “I am the true vine and my Father is the vine grower.” During the 1960s Sherwood Schwartz wrote and produced a TV show called “Gilligan’s Island.” I bet many of you are familiar with it, a comedy about seven stranded castaways who had been cruising on a ship called the S.S....
We hear a lot of talk about love. But do we really know what love is? The apostle John writes, “God is love” (1 John 4:8). He then adds, “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we...
And He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered Him, ‘You are the Christ.’” (Mark 8:29 ESV) An elderly woman walked into a local country church. A friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps. “Where would you like to sit today?” he asked politely...
  Jesus called Levi, a tax collector, to “come follow me.” Levi left his business and called his friends to join him and Jesus for a meal. The church leaders grumbled to Jesus’ other disciples, asking them why Jesus chose to eat with sinners. Jesus answered them, "Those who are well have no need of...

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