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


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;

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, 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, 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:

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

Ph. 283-4787; email:

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:

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, 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;

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

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


Palisade Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (507) 597-6257 —

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


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, 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 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


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