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April 29, 2017

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Rally Day Sunday Tomorrow! Regular Church Hours Return

September 10, 2016

Sunday School begins tomorrow (9/11) with a special Rally Day! Church returns to its 10:15 AM start, and stay afterwards for a special dinner.

Kicking off the new church year in style, with all the kids in their Sunday best as Sunday School returns on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. A historic day, a day to reflect and remember, and a day to give thanks for what we have been blessed with. Don’t forget that church service is now 45 minutes later at 10:15 AM! Of course, if you arrive early, you can enjoy coffee, maybe some donuts, and some fellowship. After this Sunday’s service, we will continue with the celebration with a special Sunday Dinner – so be sure to bring an open heart and a hungry stomach to church tomorrow morning!


Confirmation class of 2016!

April 30, 2016


Please join us during the May 1st service of worship as we welcome the seven students of this year’s confirmation class into our congregation!  Afterwards, there will be cake and refreshments in the basement reception hall.

January Visitor & Calendar…Click to View

January 15, 2016

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April 2015 Calendar

April 9, 2015

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NEWS FLASH! Submit stories/pictures for website.

November 4, 2014

The website is back up and running!  I’ll be in charge of updating the web content, the pictures, the service schedule updates for  I’ll make sure that the Youth section gets back up-to-date, and some more recent pictures posted.  For some of this, I’ll need your help.  If you have any recent photos taken at church, or at church events (like the Senior High Youth Trip last year), be sure to e-mail them to me.  My e-mail address is [email protected]  I also welcome any ideas and/or suggestions.  Thank you, Scott.

2013 High School Graduates Honored by Luverne Presbyterian Church

May 16, 2013

Ten 2013 Graduates of Luverne High School were recognized in the Worship Services last Sunday.  The graduates included: Presley Akkerman, Sydney Boelman, Katie Eeten, Mannuel Olson, Emily Robinson, Jonathan Solma, Jordan Stengenga, Joseph Vajgrt, Casey VanEngelenhoven, and Kaitlin Wohnoutka.  A special breakfast held before the service included parents and grandparents of the graduates.


Casey VanEngelenhoven, Jonathan Solma, Katie Eeten, Emily Robinson, Jordan Stengenga, Kaitlin Wohnoutka, Presley Akkerman, and Sydney Boelman.


Boelman Scholarships were announced for three of the graduates from an Endowment set up by George and Cornelia Boelman in 1991.  This years recipients were Sydney Boelman, Katie Eeten, and Jordan Stengenga.

On behalf of Presbyterian Women, Linda Gulden presented each graduate with a hand-knitted afghan.  Love and prayers in every stitch.  And the blessings of the congregation for their futures.

SENIORS BREAKFAST PHOTOS:  [nggallery id=16]






2013 Confirmation Class Presented and Honored

May 9, 2013

The 2013 Confirmation Class of Luverne Presbyterian Church was recognized on Sunday by the congregationTravis Pierce served as their teacher throughout the year. The five who completed their studies are all Ninth Graders this year.  Left to right: Travis Pierce, teacher; Erik Wohnoutka; Jacob Jarchow. Back row; Merrissa Brandt; Ryleigh Beers; and Bailey Rise. (More below).

Confirm Class of 2013: (Front l. to rt.)Travis Pierce, teacher; Erik Wohnoutka; Jacob Jarchow. Back row; Merrissa Brandt; Ryleigh Beers; Bailey Rise

Confirm Class of 2013: (Front l. to rt.)Travis Pierce, teacher; Erik Wohnoutka; Jacob Jarchow. Back row; Merrissa Brandt; Ryleigh Beers; Bailey Rise.  [Photo credit to: Myhre Studios – Luverne MN]

Rev. Jim Kraft led the worship and communion service with the assistance of the confirmands as they read from their presentation Bibles.  Rev. Kraft encouraged the class members and the congregation to live as courageous followers of Christ in daily life.

Our congratulations go out to Erik, Jacob, Merrissa, Ryleigh, and Bailey. Thank You and we are proud of you. 

Thanks as well to Travis Pierce for investing himself and his time in these fine young people.


February 27, 2013

CLICK HERE -2013 March-calendar FPC Luverne

PRAY for SAMANTHA ~ CaringBridge Link

February 24, 2013

Please continue your Prayers for Samantha VanMaanen at Sanford Children’s Hospital. Her CaringBridge site may be reached by clicking on this link: SamanthaLeeVM

Pray as well for: parents, Amanda and Justin; big brother, Jackson (almost four), and grandparents, Sam and Barb Berghorst.

Many of you on our Prayer Chain were asked on Friday morning to begin prayers for 15 month-old Samantha.  She suffered avery scary complex febrile seizure brought on by influenza B.”  The quickest way to find updates on her condition is to go to the CaringBridge site for Samantha at SamanthaLeeVM.  

On Thursday evening as I was called to gather with the many family members who came through a howling snow storm to the ER and Neo-Natal Intensive Care Units , it was difficult for us to find “good news” about this sick little girl.  The three day since shown some “baby steps” out of the woods. See recent updates:

Amanda opened her daughter’s Caringbridge site with these words: 

Welcome to Samantha’s caring bridge site ! Samantha turned 15 months on valentines day she is a happy, loving, fun little girl who has an unbelievable sweet tooth, smile, and laugh. She also loves to get her own way about basically everythingvia dolorosa! Big brother Jackson is almost four and mom and dad are Amanda and Justin. We are at the Sanford children’s castle fighting to get our little girl back to health after a very scary complex febrile seizure brought on by influenza B. This was complicated by a large emesis that was aspirated into her lungs. It was further complicated by bad weather and roads. Please keep praying for our little princess, our whole family and the amazing team who is caring for her!

NOT Samantha's foot BUT a reminder of Jesus' Blessing and Love for children.

NOT Samantha’s foot BUT a reminder of Jesus’ Blessing and Love for children.

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Please  continue your prayers for Samantha and the entire family. 

Also give thanks for:

  • Luverne volunteer EMTs, firemen, and all who support their work.
  • The Medical teams at Sanford and all our regional hospitals who respond and wait on stormy nights to help save lives (young and old).
  • Donors (both poor and rich) who give to provide equipment and facilities that are already there when tragedy strikes. (As I entered  the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit, I saw the names of Mike and Jennifer Miller on a donor plaque in the hall way. I saw hundreds of other donor plaques as well, from people who CARE.)
  • City, state, federal, business, citizen, tax-dollar funds that create the safety-nets that rush into place when we dial 911 on a phone.
  • People of Faith, Hope, and Love who create communities and nations that do the same.

In Christ’s Love,

Pastor Dan Leininger

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