Message: Jesus, Lifted High

John 12:27-36

Preparing Your Heart for Easter

Gethsemane was not a tragedy, and neither are our Gethsemanes.  This does not do away with the wounds of affliction in this life, but it is encouraging to see that behind human tragedy stands the benevolent and wise purpose of the Lord of human history.  Life may be dark at time, tragedy may come, and at times the whole world may seem to be falling apart.  The wheel may appear ready to crush us. But this is not the end. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" (Rom 8:28), even in Gethsemane.  


R. Kent Hughes


Our sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Eleanore Gretillat, who passed away March 12th at the Mary Jane Brown Home.  A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Monday, March 20th, at Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne, with visitation from 12-2pm.

Election of Officers Notice of Meeting

Notice is given that a meeting of the First Baptist Church of Luverne will be held at its house of worship in the city of Luverne, Minnesota on Sunday, March 26, 2023 to elect trustees of said church to take the place of the following persons whose term of office is about to expire, namely: Justin Decker and Dave Eberlein, and to transact such other business as may properly come before such meeting.

Ministry Opportunity

Do you need help with a project?  Rock the Edge will once again be hosting the local Service Over Self youth mission week June 26-29, 2023.  Projects will be undertaken throughout Rock County to assist residents and help where needed (painting, cleaning, washing windows, organizing, yardwork, landscaping, small construction jobs, visiting, or anything else)!  To have your project considered, contact Becky Ossefoort at 605-261-4000 or Wanda Jarchow at 507-227-1978.

Would you like to join us?  We are looking for adult volunteers.  Many opportunities behind the scenes as well as with  our youth teams.  Help for a couple hours or a couple days – we will accommodate your time available.  Does your place of business give you time off for community service?  Call Nicole Henrichs at 401-500-3427 if you would like more information on volunteering.

Youth registration forms (for those who have completed 8th grade through 12th grade) available by calling Jessica Blocker at 507-283-2316 (online registration opens March 26th).

Monetary donations are welcome!  Funds will be used to cover supplies to ensure no additional expense is asked of the recipients.  Cash donations or checks made out to UMC Compassion Fund (109 N. Freeman, Luverne, MN  56156) will be greatly appreciated!