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Church News Aug. 27, 2020

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
Public mass will be celebrated with a limit of 50 percent capacity of 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
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;
Ron Nichols, Pastor / Ann Zastrow, Associate Pastor
Thursday, Aug. 27: 8:30 a.m. Missions in Action. Saturday, Aug. 29: In-person worship service in Sanctuary at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30: 9 a.m. Worship Service. Limited seating is available. 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible study via Zoom. Tuesday, Sept. 1: 9 a.m. Staff meeting. Wednesday, Sept. 2: 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 6:30 p.m. 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
Sunday, 10:15 a.m. Worship service; worship online as well. Monday, 6:30 p.m. Zoom Bible study. See our Facebook page, Bethany Lutheran Church (Luverne). Also visit for online worship opportunities with our sister churches.
American Reformed Church
304 N. Fairview Dr., Luverne
Ph. 283-8600; email:
Mike Altena, Pastor
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. indoor service. 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:
Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – live streamed. Sunday 9 a.m. – Adult Sunday School. 10:30 a.m. – SD In-house worship service – Services held on radio and live on Facebook. YouTube will also have services posted. 4:30 p.m. – Genesis to Revelation Bible Study with safe distancing. Mondays 8 p.m. – AA Meeting and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1: 9:30 a.m. Folding Team. Thursdays 1-3 p.m. – Rock County Food Shelf curbside. Saturday 8 p.m. – AA Meeting.
First Presbyterian Church
302 Central Lane, Luverne
Ph. 283-4787; email:
Jason Cunningham, Pastor
Worship services in-person and through Facebook Live Sunday 9:30 a.m. 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:
Worship services Saturday 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. Limit 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
110 N. Oakley, Luverne
Ph. 449-6522; email:
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
Laura Phillips, Pastor
Video worship via YouTube at
Palisade Lutheran Church
211 121st St., Garretson, S.D.
Ph. (507) 597-6257 —
Laura Phillips, Pastor
Video worship via YouTube at
First Presbyterian Church
201 S. 3rd St., P.O Box 73, Beaver Creek
Ph. 507-935-5025
Thursday 10 a.m. worship service on VAST and Mediacom. 7 p.m. Sunday 10:15 a.m. worship service viewed live on First Presbyterian Church Facebook page. Tuesday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship service on VAST and Mediacom. 
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, 10 a.m. Worship at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Worship will be streamed live to Facebook at Bethlehem of Hills, Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. You can find more info on our website Wednesday, 9 a.m. Quilting.
Hills United Reformed Church
410 S. Central Ave., Hills
Office Ph. 962-3254
Alan Camarigg, Pastor

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