Message: Joseph - Knowing God's Sovereignty Allows Us to Forgive

Scripture: Genesis 50:15-21

Notice of a Special  Business Meeting

On May 22nd, at the end of the worship service, a short business meeting will be held for a proposal from the mission committee to give a one-time gift of $1,000.00 to both Dave Bottorff and Jerry Hamann, missionaries we regularly support.

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

Nathaniel Cole-Kraty

Nathaniel, son of Natking & Esther Cole-Kraty, graduates from Luverne High School on Sunday, May 29th.  He plans to attend University of South Dakota, majoring in Exercise Science and Sports Management.  Open House: Sunday, May 29th from 5-8pm here at FBC.


Morgan Gonnerman

Morgan, daughter of Heather Hess & Mike Gonnerman, graduates from Luverne High School on Sunday, May 29th.  She plans to attend South Dakota State University, majoring in Elementary Education.  Open House: Sunday, May 22nd from 10am-1pm at Wildflowers Coffee, Luverne.


Ashlee Overvaag

Ashlee, daughter of Bryan & Katie Overvaag, completed her high school studies at home and also graduated with honors from MN West Cosmetology on May 12th.  She is seeking full time work at a salon in Sioux Falls.


Hope Thorson

Hope, daughter of Kip & Christine Thorson, graduates from Luverne High School on Sunday, May 29th.  She plans to attend Dordt University, majoring in Business.  Open House: Saturday, May 28th from 1-4pm here at FBC.


College Graduates

Jessica Knorr graduated from MN West in Luverne on May 12th with a Dental Hygiene Degree.


Aric Meinerts, son of Todd & Barbie Meinerts, graduated from SDSU on May 7th with a Mechanical Engineering Degree.


Haylee Overvaag, daughter of Bryan & Katie Overvaag, graduated with high honors from Lake Area Technical College on May 13th with a Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Science Degree.

Sabbatical Transition

Next Sunday, May 29th, Pastor Merv Kramer will begin preaching for me during my sabbatical.  Pastor Kramer started Brandon Valley Baptist Church in Brandon, SD and retired from there a few years ago.  Pastor Kramer and his wife Jackie live on the west side of Brandon, SD.


Thank you for praying for both Beryl and me, as well as Pastor Kramer and Jackie during our sabbatical.

Pastor Walt & Beryl's Sabbatical Bicycle Tour - May 22 - Aug. 21, 2022

You can follow Pastor Walt & Beryl as they travel across the USA with this link.  You can also search on YouTube for "Walt and Beryl bike tour" or go to the church's website: ( and select "blog" to follow them.

Memorial Day Potluck Picnic at the Luverne City Park

Mark your calendars!  Our annual all-church Memorial Day Picnic will begin at 5:30pm on Monday, May 30th.  It’s a potluck!  Please bring food to share, your plates and silverware, and a beverage.  There will be a variety of lawn games to play plus softball, so bring a glove if you have one.  It should be a fun evening and a great start to summer!  In case of rain, meet at the church.

Ladies Camp at Shetek

“Are you kidding me, Lord?” Part 2

We welcome back Susan Omanson!


The ladies were so blessed by what Susan shared at our “Girl’s Night Out” event last fall that we invited her back.  Her daughter, Charity, will be joining us also.  Together they will encourage us to answer God’s calling on our lives by using the gifts He has given us.  Sometimes when God calls us, we might even say, “Are you kidding me, Lord?”


Join us at Camp Shetek for a summer meal, silent auction, and an evening of inspiration on Friday, June 17, at 6pmRSVP by Sunday, June 12 at  There is no charge for the evening, a freewill offering will be taken for the ministry of Camp Shetek.  Please bring a worthy item for the silent auction.