Church news March 18, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Catherine Catholic Church
203 E. Brown St., Luverne
St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502; www.stscl.org
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 https://www.facebook.com/pg/stccluverne/videos/. Visit www.stscl.org 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
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
Ann Zastrow, Pastor
Thursday, March 18: 8:30 a.m. Missions in Action. Saturday, March 20: 5:30 p.m. Worship service with Holy Communion. In-person worship service in Sanctuary. Sunday, March 21: 9 a.m. Worship service honoring First Communion students. 9:15-9:45 a.m. Drive-thru Communion. 10-10:45 a.m. Sunday school. 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study via Zoom. Monday, March 22: Grace Notes deadline. Youth subs order deadline. Tuesday, March 23: 9 a.m. Staff meeting. Wednesday, March 24: 7 a.m. Men’s Bible Study. 3:30 p.m.- Close—Pizza Ranch carryout youth fundraiser. 6:45 p.m. Lenten service. Thursday, March 25: 8:30 a.m. Missions in Action. Online, TV and Radio Worship options are still available. Online Sundays 9 a.m. on the church website www.graceluverne.org, 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 els.org with our sister churches for online worship opportunities.
American Reformed Church
304 N. Fairview Dr., Luverne
Ph. 283-8600; email: email@example.com
Mike Altena, Pastor
Friday, March 19: 6:30 a.m. Community Men’s Bible study. Sunday, March 21: 9:30 a.m. Worship service. 10:50-11:50 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, March 23: 12 Noon staff meeting. 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. Wednesday, March 24: 5:30 p.m. Midweek meal. 6:30 p.m. Pioneer Clubs; Youth groups. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 18: 1-3 p.m. Food Shelf curbside. Friday, March 13: Saturday, March 13: 8 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday March 14: 9 a.m. Adult Sunday school. 10:30 a.m. Worship service – 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. Monday, March 16: 8 p.m. AA meeting. Wednesday, March 24: 5:30 p.m. Free community meal—All are invited; pickup option available. 6:15 p.m. FUEL. 6:30 p.m. Confirmation. 8 p.m. AA Meeting. Thursday, March 25: 1-3 p.m. Food Shelf curbside.
First Presbyterian Church
302 Central Lane, Luverne
Jason Cunningham, Pastor
Sunday, March 21: 9 a.m. Sunday school. 10:15 a.m. In-person Worship service and through Facebook Live Sunday. Our Facebook page can be found under First Presbyterian Church of Luverne. Monday, March 22: 9 a.m. Quilting. 6:30 p.m. Confirmation. Wednesday, March 24: 7 p.m. Lenten service. 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: email@example.com
Rev. Dr. Phil Booe, Pastor
Saturday, March 20: 5:30 p.m. Worship service. Sunday, March 21: 9 a.m. Worship service. 10:15 a.m. Adult Bible study. 11 a.m. Junior choir rehearsal. 7 p.m. Online Bible study. Worship service is 75 people. Services will be available on the Vast channel 3 Sunday and online at the city website, cityofluverne.org. Monday, March 22: 3:15 p.m. staff meeting. Wednesday, March 24: 6 p.m. Lenten Midweek Service. 6:30 p.m. Confirmation class. 6:30 p.m. Kids for Christ. 7:30 p.m. Youth Group.
Living Rock Church
500 E. Main St., Luverne
Ph. 449-0057; www.livingrockswmn.org
Billy Skaggs, Pastor
New Life Celebration Church
110 N. Oakley, Luverne
Ph. 449-6522; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
305 E. 2nd St., P.O. Box 36, Hardwick
Ph. (507) 669-2855; email@example.com
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, March 21: 9 a.m. In-person Worship at First Lutheran Church. Masks are highly recommended. Facebook live. Video worship via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHdQwVxFcU4
Palisade Lutheran Church
211 121st St., Garretson, S.D.
Ph. (507) 597-6257 — firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Eliason, Pastor
Sunday, March 21: 10:30 a.m. In-person Worship at Palisade Lutheran Church. Masks are required. Video worship via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHdQwVxFcU4
First Presbyterian Church
201 S. 3rd St., P.O Box 73, Beaver Creek
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
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
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
Sunday, March 21: 9 a.m. Tuff Chapel service. 10 a.m. Worship service at Bethlehem. 10 a.m. Sunday school. 5:30-7 p.m. 9th-12th grade Youth Night. 6 p.m. 8th-9th Confirmation. 7-8:30 p.m. 6th-8th grade Youth Night at Bethlehem. Worship will be streamed live to Facebook at Bethlehem of Hills. You can find more info on our website blchills.org. Tuesday, March 23: 2 p.m. Bible Study at Tuff Home. 2:45 p.m. Bible Study at Tuff Home. Wednesday, March 24: 9 a.m. Quilting. 7 p.m. Lenten service.
Hills United Reformed Church
410 S. Central Ave., Hills
Office Ph. 962-3254
Alan Camarigg, Pastor