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“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”    Romans 8:28 (NLT) (Adapted from C.H. Spurgeon’s sermon preached in 1857.) All things work together for the Christian’s eternal and spiritual good. And...
I think we can all agree that we are living in some difficult times. Whether we are facing personal tragedy or national crisis, difficult times are painful to live through. So how do we cope through difficult times? I can’t give us an easy-to-remember formula or a twelve-step program for coping...
“Love, love, love, that’s what it’s all about. ’Cause God loves us, we love each other – mother, father, sister, brother. Everybody sing and shout, ’cause that’s what it’s all about—it’s about love, love, love.” These are the words to a song I learned as a youth. And love IS what it’s all about!...
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...

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