Church news April 15, 2021

The Star Herald reached out to churches for their worship information in the absence of in-person worship services, due to coronavirus social distancing. Those that responded are listed here. Those that would like to have information posted here should call the Star Herald or email


St. Catherine Catholic Church

203 E. Brown St., Luverne

St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502;

Monsignor Gerald Kosse, Pastor

Sundays 8:30 a.m. Mass. Public mass will be celebrated at FULL capacity in the church. Masses: 9 a.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. No mass, communion service or rosary at care centers at this time. 5 p.m. Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. mass will be live streamed on Facebook at Visit for more information.


Luverne Christian Reformed Church

605 N. Estey St., Luverne

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

Roger Sparks, Pastor

Sundays 9:30 a.m. Worship service. 10:50 a.m. Church Education classes. 6:30 p.m. Evening worship service. Tuesday, April 20: 9:30 a.m. Coffee break. Wednesday, April 21: 6:30 a.m. Ladies’ Prayer Time. Sunday, April 18: 9:30 a.m. Worship service. 6:30 p.m. Worship service. We are streaming Sunday services live on Roger Sparks’ Facebook page at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Send him a friend request if you’re not connected. You may also visit our website for delayed broadcasts. Also our services are on local cable TV at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. In all circumstances, may we joyfully declare: “Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 124:8.


First Baptist Church

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

Ph. 283-4091; email:

Walt Moser, Pastor

Sundays, 10:30 a.m. In-person worship service. Service is also on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m.


Grace Lutheran Church

500 N. Kniss Ave., Luverne

Ph. 507-283-4431;

Ann Zastrow, Pastor

Thursday, April 15: 8:30 a.m. Missions in Action. Saturday, April 17: 5:30 p.m. Worship service with Holy Communion. Sunday, April 18—Service of Self Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship service with Holy Communion. 10 a.m. Sunday school. 10:30 a.m. Adult study via Zoom. Monday, April 19: Grace Notes deadline. Tuesday, April 20: 9 a.m. Staff meeting. Wedndesday, April 21: 7 a.m. Men’s Bible study. Online, TV and Radio Worship options are still available. Online Sundays 9 a.m. on the church website, click Worship tab or go directly to our Facebook page at Grace Lutheran ELCA, Luverne. TV: Vast Channel 3 will air our worship service Mondays at 4:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. – NEW TIME! Radio: KQAD-AM Radio will air our worship service on Sundays at 8:15 p.m.


Bethany Lutheran Church

720 N. Kniss Ave., Luverne

Ph. 507-283-4571 or 507-449-0291 or 605-215-9834

Andrew Palmquist, Pastor

Sundays, 10:15 a.m. Worship service; worship online as well. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Zoom Bible study. See our Facebook page, Bethany Lutheran Church (Luverne). Also visit with our sister churches for online worship opportunities.


American Reformed Church

304 N. Fairview Dr., Luverne

Ph. 283-8600; email:

Mike Altena, Pastor

Friday, April 16: 6:30 a.m. Community Men’s Bible study. Saturday, April 17: 8 a.m. Fellowship Hall reserved. Sunday, April 18: 9:30 a.m. Worship service. 10:50 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, April 20: 10 a.m. Worship planning meeting. 12 Noon Staff meeting. Wednesday, April 21: 5:30 p.m. Midweek meal. 6:30 p.m. Pioneer clubs; Youth groups. 7:30 p.m. Awards Night. Worship services are also broadcast on Vast Channel 3 on Mondays at 6 p.m. and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. DVD’s available upon request. To stay up to date on announcements, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @arcluverne.


First Assembly of God Church

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


United Methodist Church

109 N. Freeman Ave., Luverne

Ph. 283-4529; email:

Dorrie Hall, Pastor

Thursday, April 15: 1-3 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. Food Shelf curbside. Saturday, April 17: 8 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday, April 18: 9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school. 10:30 a.m. Worship service. Live streamed on Facebook and YouTube. 4:30 p.m. Genesis to Revelation Bible study. Monday, April 19: 8 p.m. AA meeting. Messenger deadline. Tuesday, April 20: 6:30 p.m.  PPR meeting. Wednesday, April 21: 6:15 p.m. FUEL. 6:30 p.m. Confirmation. 8 p.m. AA meeting.


First Presbyterian Church

302 Central Lane, Luverne

Ph. 283-4787; email:

Jason Cunningham, Pastor

Saturday, April 17: 9 a.m. Spring clean-up. Sunday, April 18: 9 a.m. Sunday school. 10:15 a.m. Worship service. Monday, April 19: 6:30 p.m. Confirmation. Wednesday, April 21: 9:15 a.m. Mary Circle. 1:30 p.m. Rebhekah Circle. 6:30 p.m. Esther Circle. In-person Worship service and through Facebook Live Sunday. Our Facebook page can be found under First Presbyterian Church of Luverne. We are also on the local Luverne cable station at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Thursdays.


St. John Lutheran Church

803 N. Cedar St., Luverne

Ph. 283-2316; email:

Rev. Dr. Phil Booe, Pastor

Saturday, April 17: 5:30 p.m. Worship. Sunday, April 18: 9 a.m. Worship service. 10:15 a.m. Adult Bible study. 11 a.m. Junior choir rehearsal. Wednesday, April 21: 6:30 p.m. Kids for Christ. 7:30 p.m. Youth group.

Worship service is 75 people. Services will be available on the Vast channel 3 Sunday and online at the city website,


Living Rock Church

500 E. Main St., Luverne

Ph. 449-0057;

Billy Skaggs, Pastor


New Life Celebration Church

101 W. Maple, Luverne

Ph. 449-6522; email:

Food mission every third Thursday. This month’s food giveaway will be Thursday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m. at the Generations building.


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (507) 669-2855;

Jesse Baker, Pastor


Ben Clare United Methodist Church

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

Bill Bates, Pastor


First Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (605) 757-6662

Mark Eliason, Pastor

Sunday, April 18: 9 a.m. Worship at First Lutheran. Masks are highly recommended. Facebook live. Video worship via YouTube at


Palisade Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (507) 597-6257 —

Mark Eliason, Pastor

Sunday, April 18: 10:30 a.m. Worship at Palisade Lutheran. Masks are required. Worship will be streamed live on Facebook. Video worship via YouTube at


First Presbyterian Church

201 S. 3rd St., P.O Box 73, Beaver Creek

Ph. 507-935-5025


Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. Second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. Session meeting.


Magnolia United Methodist Church

501 E. Luverne St., Magnolia

Ph. 605-215-3429


Nancy Manning, Pastor

Sunday, 9 a.m., in-person with livestream available on the church’s Facebook site.


Steen Reformed Church

112 W. Church Ave., Steen

Ph. 855-2336

Jeremy Wiersema, Pastor

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship service in-person with livestream available on Facebook and YouTube. Radio worship on KQAD Sundays at 9:30 a.m.


Bethlehem Lutheran Church

112 N. Main St., Hills

Ph. 962-3270

Sunday, April 18: 9 a.m. Worship at Tuff Home. 10 a.m. Sunday school. 10 a.m. Worship at Bethlehem. 6 p.m. 8th-9th grade Confirmation. 5:30-7 pm. 9th-12th grade Youth night. 7-8:30 p.m. 6th-8th grade Youth night. Tuesday, April 20: 2:30 p.m. Tuff Home Bible study. 3:15 p.m. Village Bible study. Wednesday, April 21 a.m. Quilting. Worship will be streamed live to Facebook at Bethlehem of Hills. You can find more info on our website


Hills United Reformed Church

410 S. Central Ave., Hills

Office Ph. 962-3254

Alan Camarigg, Pastor


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