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Church News April 4, 2024

St. Catherine Catholic Church

203 E. Brown St., Luverne

St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502;

Monsignor Gerald Kosse, Pastor

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Mass. 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 —

Joe Steenholdt, Pastor

Sunday Worship services: 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday School follows the morning service (Sept.-April). Livestream and past services can be found on our YouTube channel. Our services are also on local cable TV at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays. To stay up to date on announcements, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @luvernecrc. 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; —

Sarah Zender, Pastor

Thursday, April 4: 8:30 a.m. Missions in Action. 3:30 p.m. Reading Buddies. Saturday, April 6: Wolters/Richters wedding. Sunday, April 7: 9 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion. 10 a.m. Sunday School. 5 p.m. National Youth Gathering meeting. 6 p.m. Blanket-making for high school seniors. Tuesday, April 9: 9 a.m. Staff meeting. 3:30 p.m. Reading Buddies. Wednesday, April 10: 7 a.m. Men’s Bible StudyOnline, TV and Radio Worship options are available. Online worship: Sundays 9 a.m. at, click Worship tab; or Facebook page at Grace Lutheran ELCA, Luverne. TV: Vast Channel 3 Mondays at 4:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. Radio: KQAD-AM Radio 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: 9 a.m. Sunday School and Bible class. 10:15 a.m. Worship service; 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. 507-283-8600; email:

Thursday, April 4: 9 a.m. Cookie Crew. Friday, April 5: 6:30 a.m. Community Men’s Bible Study. Sunday, April 7: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. 10:50 a.m. Sunday School. Monday, April 8: 6:30 p.m. Grand Monday Night. 7 p.m. Leadership training. 7 p.m. Study of Acts. Tuesday, April 8: 9:45 a.m. Bible Study Fellowship. 12 p.m. Staff meeting. 7 p.m. Consistory meeting. Wednesday, April 10: 5:30 p.m. Midweek Meal. 6:15 p.m. Sr High Youth Group. 6:30 p.m. Pioneer Clubs. 6:30 p.m. Jr. High Youth Group. 6:45 p.m. Share Jesus without Fear. CommServices 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

1075 110th Ave., Luverne

Ph. 507-283-9070; email:

Bob Junak, Pastor

Come as you are—Sundays @ 10 a.m.: Main Service. Kids church age K-6th grade—Nursery. Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. Midweek—Kids age 4-6th grade, Youth 7-12th grade. Other


United Methodist Church

109 N. Freeman Ave., Luverne

Ph. 283-4529

Wednesday, April 3: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Prayer chapel. No classes. 8 p.m. AA meeting. Thursday, April 4: 8 p.m. NA meeting. Saturday, April 6: 8 p.m. AA Meeting. Sunday, April 7: 9:30 a.m. FUEL/Adult Sunday School. 9:45 a.m. Coffee. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. 4:30 p.m. Genesis/Revelation Bible Study. Monday, April 8: 6:30 p.m. Genesis/Revelation Bible Study. Tuesday, April 9: 1:30 p.m. Sewn in Faith. 6 p.m. W&M meeting. 7 p.m. Scouts. Wednesday, April 10: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Prayer Chapel. 10 a.m. Shut-in visits. 6:15 p.m. FUEL/Confirmation. Pizza Ranch take out night. 8 p.m. AA meeting.


First Presbyterian Church

302 Central Lane, Luverne

Ph. 283-4787; email:

Rev. Dr. Steve Voris

Wednesday, March 20: 9 a.m. Morning Circle. 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Circle. 5:30 p.m. Bell Choir. 6 p.m. Chancel Choir and Senior High Fellowship. 7 p.m. Lenten Service at United Methodist Church. Thursday, March 21: VISITOR Deadline. Palm Sunday, March 24: 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School. 10:15 a.m. In-person Worship Service and Youth Sunday School (View service on Facebook under First Presbyterian Church of Luverne, City of Luverne's LUV TV or on the local Luverne cable station at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Thursdays), 11:15 a.m. Fellowship Coffee Hour and Children's Easter Egg Hunt.  Monday, March 25: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Quilting Group, 5:00 p.m. Women's Bible Study. Wednesday, March 27: 5:30 p.m. Bell Choir Rehearsal. 6:15 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal.


St. John Lutheran Church

803 N. Cedar St., Luverne

Ph. 283-2316; email:

Saturdays: 5:30 p.m. Worship Service. Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship Service. 10 a.m. Fellowship Time. 10:15 a.m. Sunday School. 10:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study. Wednesdays: 9 a.m. Bible Study. 6:30 p.m. Catechesis Class. 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, Holy Communion is offered on 2nd and 4th weekends and Liturgical Feasts.


Living Rock Church

500 E. Main St., Luverne

Ph. 449-0057;

Josh Hayden, Pastor

Sundays: 10:30 a.m. Worship service. Come at 9:45 a.m. for fellowship time with coffee and delicious food. Our kids (ages 0 years-5th grade) meet during Sunday service. Our youth group (grades 6-12) meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Youth leader contact: Arielle Larson, 507-227-6718. Most of our information can be found at our website at Find us on Facebook and YouTube for our livestream by searching Living Rock Church Luverne.


New Life Celebration Church

101 W. Maple, Luverne

Ph. (605) 368-1924; email:


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (507) 669-2855;

Sundays: 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, April 7: 9 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion at First Lutheran. 10 a.m. Sunday School. All are welcome. We Are ONLINE! Facebook: @FirstLutheranValley Springs; YouTube: FirstPalisadeLutheranParish.


Palisade Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (507) 597-6257

Sunday, April 7: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion at Palisade Lutheran Church. We Are ONLINE! Facebook: @PalisadeLC; YouTube: FirstPalisadeLutheranParish.


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

Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship Service 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

Sundays: 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

Sundays: 9 a.m. Worship at Tuff Chapel. 9 a.m. Sunday school. 10 a.m. Worship Service. Worship will be streamed live to Facebook at Bethlehem of Hills. You can find more info on our website


Hills United Reformed Church

410 S. Central Ave., Hills

Office Ph. 962-3254

Praveen Muthasamy, Pastor

Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Worship service. 5 p.m. Evening worship service.

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