Our Graduates

This Sunday, May 21, ARC honors its graduates.  Riley Baker, Luverne High School, plans to attend Lake Area Technical School in Watertown for Welding; Bailey Fey, Edgerton Public High School, plans to attend the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities for Sports Management; Hailey Franken, Luverne High School, Basic Training with the Air National Guard and then plans to attend South Dakota State University in Brookings; Matthew Hup, Luverne High School, plans to attend University of South Dakota in Vermillion for Business; Christopher Jelken, Luverne High School, plans to attend Northwestern College in Orange City for Accounting and to play football; Autumn Olson, Hills Beaver Creek High School, plans to attend Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls for Nursing; Andrew Reisch, Luverne High School, Basic Training with the Air National Guard and then plans to attend South Dakota State University in Brookings for Aviation; Kathryn Renken, Luverne High School, plans to attend Stewart School in Sioux Falls for Cosmetology; Joel Thacker, Luverne High School, plans to attend Dakota State University in Madison for Technology.

Post High graduates are: Kristie Happeny, University of Sioux Falls with a Masters of Education in Teaching, looking for a job teaching middle school or high school; Emilee Johnson, Augustana University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, working as an RN on the Surgical/Trauma floor at Avera in Sioux Falls; Kristen Kienholz, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA with a BA in Psychology, applying for graduate school; Dana Klay, Minnesota West, with an Associates Degree in Business Management, employed at Minnwest Bank; Carrie Soto, University of Sioux Falls with a Masters degree in Business Administration, employed as Senior Living Manager for Good Samaritan Society.


Needed for VBS

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  VBS is in need of patterned scrapbook paper, ribbon, drinking straws, empty coffee containers with lids, empty paper towel and toilet paper tubes, plastic rectangle tablecloths, pool noodles, slinky toys, used light bulbs, old gears and springs, small nuts and washers.  Place donations in the tote under the Narthex table.

Shoeboxes are not needed this year as in the past.


Volunteer Opportunity

Looking for volunteers to complete a small work project at Inspiration Hills on Saturday morning, May 27.  For more details, contact Randy Sasker or Mike Altena.


Volunteer Appreciation

The ARC Discipleship Team would like to recognize all individuals that were involved with the education program over the past year.  Following the worship service on May 21, everyone is invited to an ice cream social in their honor.

Nursery Update

THANK YOU  to everyone who helped with renovating the “old library” into our new nursery!  We appreciate everyone who donated their time and effort to this project.  Thanks to those who helped with the construction of it whether it was flooring and shelving to picking out colors and painting, donating new toys, cleaning current toys, helping move, etc.  It turned out GREAT and we are so grateful to have the nursery so easily accessible now on the main floor of our church.    The Nursery Committee


Men’s Prayer Breakfast

MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST  The 5th annual Community Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be Friday, June 2, 6:30 AM at Grand Prairie Events.  Cost is $10 at the door.  Guest speaker this year is Dave Haugom.


Bible Study Fellowship

BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP  Ladies, are you looking for a good book to read?  How about the book of Romans?  A satellite group for BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) is held at ARC every Tuesday night from 6:45 – 8:30 PM September through May.  You are welcome to join us on May 2 for a preview of what the Bible Study is like.  For more information, contact Marilyn Sasker, Esther Beimers, or Sue Hup.  We’d love to have you join us!


National Day of Prayer

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER  Community Prayer for our Nation starting Wednesday May 3 at 7 PM with Praise and Worship and 24-hour prayer stations until 7 PM Thursday at the First Baptist Church, 1033 N Jackson St, Luverne, MN.  God has so richly blessed America; let’s take time to bless him with our gratitude for all He’s done.  Come celebrate and pray for our nation, our churches, our communities, and our families.


Picture Directory

Portrait Sessions are April 27-28 & May 1-5, 2:00-9:00 PM and April 29 & May 6, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Sign-up sheets are on the Narthex table on Sundays or  register online through this link or call 507-283-8600.

Each household photographed will receive a complimentary  directory and free 8×10 photograph.  Additional portraits will be available for purchase.

Even if not an ARC member, regular attenders are encouraged to participate.


Flocknote Texting/Email Service

Flocknote is an email and text messaging tool created for churches, ministries, and other community organizations.  See the insert in your mailbox for more information.  To join, text ARCLUV to 84576.  Text STOP to stop text notifications at any time.  There is no charge for this service, but your carrier message and data rates may apply.  View privacy policy and terms at www.flocknote.com/txt.