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Church news Sept. 28, 2023

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; —

Thursday, Sept. 28: 8:30 a.m. Missions in Action. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Reading Buddies. Sunday, Oct. 1: 9 a.m. Worship service with Holy Communion and Blessing of the Quilts. 10 a.m. Sunday school and 10th grade Confirmation class. 1 p.m. Family Nature Scavenger Hunt at City park. Monday, Oct. 2: 7 p.m. Grace Circle at Nicole’s. Tuesday, Oct. 3: 9 a.m. Staff meeting. 1 p.m. GreifShare session. 3:30 p.m. Reading Buddies. Wednesday, Oct. 4: 7 a.m. Men’s Bible Study. 1 p.m. Priscilla/Elizabeth Circle meeting. 3:30-5 p.m. Faithweavers. 7 p.m. 8th and 9th Grade Confirmation class. 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; 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. 507-283-8600; email:

Thursday, Sept. 28: 9 a.m. Cookie Crew. Friday, Sept. 29: 6:30 a.m. Community Men’s Bible Study. Sunday, Oct. 1: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service.10:50 a.m. Sunday school. 2 p.m. Middle school gathering. 3-4 p.m. Senior High youth group RTE food drive. 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. Tuesday, Sept. 26: 9:45 a.m. Bible study fellowship. 12 p.m. Staff meeting. Wednesday, Sept. 27: 5:30 p.m. Midweek meal. 6:15 p.m. Senior High youth group. 6:30 p.m. Pioneer Clubs. 6:30 p.m. Jr. High youth groups.


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 3-6th grade—Nursery. Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. Midweek Service—Kids age 3-6th grade.


United Methodist Church

109 N. Freeman Ave., Luverne

Ph. 283-4529

Wednesday, Sept. 27: See you at the Pole. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Open Prayer chapel. 5:30 p.m. Community Meal. 6:15 p.m. FUEL. 6:30 p.m. Organized Prayer. 8 p.m. AA meeting. Thursday, Sept. 28: 8 p.m. NA meeting. Saturday, Sept. 30: Band Festival. Free coffee and donuts at parade. 8 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday, Oct. 1: 9:30 a.m. FUEL/Adult Sunday School. 9:45 a.m. Coffee. 10:30 a.m. Worship service. Live streamed on Facebook and radio. 4:30 p.m. Genesis/Revelation Bible study. Monday, Oct. 2: 6:30 p.m. Genesis to Revelation Bible study. Tuesday, Oct. 3: 1:30 p.m. God’s Circle. Wednesday, Oct. 4: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Open Prayer chapel. 6:15 p.m. FUEL and Confirmation. 6:30 p.m. Organized Prayer. 8 p.m. AA meeting. Thursday, Oct. 5: 8 p.m. NA meeting.


First Presbyterian Church

302 Central Lane, Luverne

Ph. 283-4787; email:

Wednesday, Sept: 27: 10:50 a.m. Home delivered meals; No Bell Choir; 6:15 p.m. Chancel choir. Thursday, Sept: 28: 10:50 a.m. Home delivered meals. Friday, Sept. 29: 10:50 a.m. Home delivered meals. Sunday, Oct. 1: 9-10 a.m. Adult Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. In-person Worship service with Holy Communion and Youth Sunday School (View 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.  Monday, Oct. 2: 12:30 p.m. Caring Friends, 5:00 p.m. Women's Bible study. Wednesday, Oct. 4: 5:30 p.m. Bell choir, 6:15 p.m. Chancel choir, 7:15 p.m. Committee meetings.


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


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;

Jesse Baker, Pastor

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, Oct. 1: 9 a.m. Worship service with Holy Communion at First Lutheran Church. 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, Oct. 1: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. 10:30 a.m. Worship service with Holy Communion at Palisade Lutheran Church. All are welcome. 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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