Church News March 24, 2022

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. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Friday at the nursing homes – check the bulletin. All Sunday masses 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

Sundays 9:30 a.m. Worship service. 6:30 p.m. Evening worship service. We are streaming Sunday services live on YouTube 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

103 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

Dave Christenson, Interim Pastor

Thursday, March 24: 8:30 a.m. Missions in Action. Sunday, March 27: 9 a.m. Worship Service with baptism. 10 a.m. Sunday School and fellowship coffee. 10 a.m. 5th grade First Communion class. 1:30 p.m. Worship at Mary Jane Brown Home. 2:15 p.m. Worship at Poplar Creek. 4:30 p.m. Senior High Youth Night. 5 p.m. Worship service. 6:30 p.m. Transitional Task Force meeting. Tuesday, March 29: 8:30 a.m. Grace Notes assembly. 9 a.m. Staff meeting. 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 30: 7 a.m. Men’s Bible study. 5th grade break-making after school. 5-6:30 p.m. Lenten supper. 6:45 p.m. Lenten service. Voices of Grace rehearsal after Lenten service. Online, TV and Radio Worship options are 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. Radio: KQAD-AM Radio will air our worship service on Sundays at 8:15 a.m.


Bethany Lutheran Church

720 N. Kniss Ave., Luverne

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

Andrew Palmquist, Pastor

Sundays, 10:15 a.m. Worship service; worship online as well (at Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Zoom Bible study. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Lenten Vespers. See our Facebook page, Bethany Lutheran Church (Luverne) for other classes and events.


American Reformed Church

304 N. Fairview Dr., Luverne

Ph. 283-8600; email:

Thursday, March 24: 5:30 p.m. Tumbling Tykes. Friday, March: 25: 6:3o a.m. Community Men’s Bible study. Sunday, March 27: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. 10:50 a.m. Sunday school. Monday, March 28: 2 p.m. Movie Monday. 6:30 p.m. VBS work night. Tuesday, March 29: 12 p.m. Staff meeting. Wednesday, March 30: 5:30 p.m. Midweek Meal. 6:30 p.m. Pioneer Club. 6:30 p.m. Jr. and Sr. High youth groups. Thursday, March 31: 5:30 p.m. Tumbling Tykes. 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.


Rock River Community Church (formerly First Assembly of God)

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

Ph. 612-800-1255; email

Bob Junak, Pastor; Annette Junak, Assistant Pastor

Sundays, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. Worship service. Children’s church for ages 3-6th grade and nursery for ages 0-3 provided during our services. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Worship service. All services are in-person and all are welcome.


United Methodist Church

109 N. Freeman Ave., Luverne

Ph. 283-4529

Wednesday, March 23: 5:30 p.m. Community Meal. 6:15 p.m. FUEL. 6:30 p.m. Confirmation. 7 p.m. Lenten service at UMC with First Presbyterian. 8 p.m. AA meeting. Saturday, March 26: 8 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday, March 27: 9 a.m. Adult Sunday school. 9:15 a.m. Coffee. 10:30 a.m. Worship service. 4:30 p.m. Genesis/Revelation Bible study. Tuesday, March 29: 9:30 a.m. Folding Team. Wednesday, March 30: 6:15 p.m. FUEL. 6:30 p.m. Confirmation. 7 p.m. Lenten service at UMC with First Presbyterian. 8 p.m. AA meeting. Live streamed on Facebook and radio.


First Presbyterian Church

302 Central Lane, Luverne

Ph. 283-4787; email:

Sunday, March 27: 8-9:15 a.m. Senior high French toast brunch. 9:30 a.m. Worship service. 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Monday, March 28: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Quilting group. Wednesday, March 30: 5:15 p.m. Bells. 6 p.m. Choir. 7 p.m. Lenten service at United Methodist Church. Session to follow service. In-person Worship service and live on Facebook. 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, March 26: 5:30 p.m. Worship with Communion. Sunday, March 27: 9 a.m. Worship with Communion. 10:15 a.m. Adult Bible class; Sunday School. 11:20 Junior Choir. Monday, March 28: 1 p.m. Quilting. 3 p.m. Youth Pizza Ranch Fundraiser. Wednesday, March 30: 9:30 a.m. Bible study. 6 p.m. Lent Worship. 6:30 p.m. Supper. 7 p.m. Kids for Christ; Confirmation; Choir. 7:30 p.m. High School Youth Group. 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. (605) 368-1924; email:

Food mission every third Thursday.


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (507) 669-2855;

Jesse Baker, Pastor

Sunday, March 27: 9 a.m. Worship service. 10:15 a.m. Sunday School. 10:30 a.m. Bible study. Worship service on Luverne cable at 3:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday.


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 27: 9 a.m. Worship at First Lutheran. 10 a.m. Sunday school. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required, even if fully vaccinated. Worship will be streamed live on Facebook Video worship via YouTube at


Palisade Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (507) 597-6257 —

Mark Eliason, Pastor

Sunday, March 27: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. 10:30 a.m. Worship at Palisade Lutheran. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required, even if fully vaccinated. 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, March 27: 9 a.m. Worship at Tuff Chapel. 10 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. 9 a.m. Sunday School. 7-8:30 p.m. Youth group meets. Worship will be streamed live to Facebook at Bethlehem of Hills. You can find more info on our website Tuesday, March 29: 2 p.m. Tuff Home Bible study. 3:30 p.m. Tuff Village Bible study. Wednesday, March 30: 9 a.m. Quilting. 6 p.m. Confirmation. 7 p.m. Social/dessert time. 7:15 p.m. Wednesday night worship service.


Hills United Reformed Church

410 S. Central Ave., Hills

Office Ph. 962-3254

Alan Camarigg, Pastor


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