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Church news Sept. 16, 2021

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
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
Dave Christenson, Interim Pastor
Thursday, Sept. 16: 8:30 a.m. Missions in Action. Saturday, Sept. 18: 5:30 p.m. Worship with Holy Communion and Baptism. Sunday, Sept. 19: 9 a.m. Worship service with Holy Communion and Blessing of the Quilts. 10 a.m. First day of Sunday school. Fellowship Coffee. 10:15 a.m. 10th grade Confirmation. Monday, Sept. 20: Deadline for Grace Notes. Tuesday, Sept. 21: 9 a.m. Staff meeting. Wednesday, Sept. 22: 7 a.m. Men’s Bible study. NO Confirmation classes. Thursday, Sept. 23: 8:30 a.m. Missions in Action. 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. 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: 
Friday, Sept. 17: 6:30 a.m. Community men’s Bible study. Sunday, Sept. 19: 9:30 a.m. Bible Sunday, grades 1 and 7. 9:30 a.m. Worship service. 10:50 a.m. Sunday School. 12 p.m. Youth room reserved. 1:30 p.m. Mary Jane Brown and Poplar Creek services. Tuesday, Sept. 21: 12 p.m. Staff meeting. 7 p.m. Consistory meeting. Wednesday, Sept. 22: 5:30 p.m. Midweek Meal. 6:30 p.m. Pioneer Club. Jr. High youth group. Sr. High youth group. Thursday, Sept. 23: 9 a.m. Kitchen reserved. 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
Dorrie Hall, Pastor
Saturday, Sept. 18: 1-4 p.m. Rogney wedding shower. 8 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday, Sept. 19: 9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school. 9:45 a.m. Coffee hour. 3 p.m. Bonfire. Live streamed on Facebook and radio. Monday, Sept. 20: Messenger deadline. Tuesday, Sept. 21: 10 a.m. Shut-in visits 6 p.m. Trustee meeting. 6:30 p.m. Church council meeting. Wednesday, Sept. 22: 7:40 a.m. See You at the Pole – the School. 5:30 p.m. Community Meal. 6:15 a.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
Sunday, Sept. 19: 9 a.m. Sunday school. 10:15 a.m. Worship service. Wednesday, Sept. 22: Deacons. 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, Sept. 18: 5:30 p.m. Worship. Sunday, Sept. 19: 9 a.m. Worship service. 10:15 a.m. Adult Bible study. Wednesday, Sept. 22: 6:30 p.m. Confirmation. 6:30 p.m. Kids for Christ. 7:30 p.m. 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. 449-6522; 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 
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, Sept. 19: 9 a.m. Worship service. 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, Sept. 19: 10:30 a.m. Worship service. 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
Nita Parker, Pastor
Sunday, Sept. 19: 9 a.m. Worship at Tuff Home. 9:30 a.m. Sunday school. 10 a.m. Worship service with Holy Communion. Worship will be streamed live to Facebook at Bethlehem of Hills. You can find more info on our website Tuesday, Sept. 21: 2 p.m. Tuff Home Bible study. 3 p.m. Tuff Village Bible study. Wednesday, Sept. 22: 9 a.m. Quilting. 6 p.m. Confirmation class. 7:15 p.m. Wednesday night worship.
Hills United Reformed Church 
410 S. Central Ave., Hills 
Office Ph. 962-3254
Alan Camarigg, Pastor