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Church News March 21, 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, March 21: 8:30 a.m. Missions in Action. 3:30 p.m. Reading Buddies. Sunday, March 24: 9 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion. 10 a.m. Sunday School and catered breakfast. 5 p.m. NYG meeting. Tuesday, March 26: 7 a.m. Dorcas Circle at The Bean. 8:30 a.m. Grace Notes assembly. 9 a.m. Staff meeting. 3:30 p.m. Reading Buddies. Wednesday, March 27: 7 a.m. Men’s Bible Study. 7:15 p.m. Voices of Grace rehearsal. Online, 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, March 21: 3 p.m. Washed in Grace Laundry Ministry. Friday, March 22: 6:30 a.m. Community Men’s Bible Study. Sunday, March 24: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. 10:50 a.m. Sunday School. Monday, March 25: 7 p.m. Leadership training. 7 p.m. VBS work night in Fellowship Hall. Tuesday, March 26: 9:45 a.m. Bible Study Fellowship. 12 p.m. Staff meeting. Wednesday, March 27: 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. Thursday, March 28: 9 a.m. Cookie Crew. 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship Service. 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, March 20: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Prayer chapel. 6:15 p.m. FUEL/Confirmation. 7 p.m. Lenten Service at United Methodist Church. 8 p.m. AA meeting. Thursday, March 21: 2 p.m. Teacher’s meeting. 8 p.m. NA meeting. Saturday, March 23: 8 p.m. AA Meeting. Sunday, March 24: 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. MN hotdish meal and FUEL Auction. Monday, March 25: 6:30 p.m. Genesis/Revelation Bible Study. Tuesday, March 26: 9:30 a.m. Folding Team. 1:30 p.m. Sewn in Faith. 7 p.m. Scouts. Wednesday, March 27: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Prayer Chapel. 5:30 p.m. Community meal. 6:15 p.m. FUEL/Confirmation. 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

Wednesday, March 20: 7 p.m. Lenten Service at First Lutheran Church with Sunday School Easter Program.  Friday, March 22: Deadline for April newsletter. Sunday, March 24: 9 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship Service at First Lutheran Church. 10 a.m. Sunday School. Thursday, March 28: 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service and First Communion at First Lutheran Church.  All are welcome. We Are ONLINE! Facebook: @FirstLutheranValley Springs; YouTube: FirstPalisadeLutheranParish.


Palisade Lutheran Church

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

Ph. (507) 597-6257

Wednesday, March 20: Lenten Service at First Lutheran Church with Sunday School Easter Program. Friday, March 22:  Deadline for April newsletter. Sunday, March 24: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship Service. Thursday, March 28: 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service and First Communion at First 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

Sunday, March 24: 10 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship Service in-person with livestream available on the church’s Facebook site. Thursday, March 28: 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship Service.


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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