Kerkhoven Lutheran Church

Living and trusting in God's amazing grace we welcome all to worship, learn and serve in celebration of Christ's love.

Kerkhoven, Minnesota

Sunday Worship: 9:00 am
Coffee Fellowship: 10:00 am
Sunday worship is live streamed on Kerkhoven Lutheran Facebook site

Our Mission Statement :  Living and trusting in God's amazing grace, we welcome all to worship, learn, and serve, in celebration of Christ's love.

Established in 1883, as a part of the Norwegian Lutheran Synod, the first church building was erected in 1895. The current sanctuary and basement were built on the present site in 1925, with the addition of a new parish unit, entrance and remodel of the basement that took place in 1960. We are a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Our worship services are each Sunday at 9:00 a.m., with a coffee fellowship time following the worship service.

What can you expect at Kerkhoven Lutheran Church? You will be welcome here, exactly as you are, no matter your background or history. You will be loved here, because you are God’s own beloved child and you are a partner with us as we serve all people. You will know God’s grace here, as you receive the sacraments, be surrounded in prayer, feel the Spirit’s presence in worship and service, and learn more about Jesus and his ministry. You will be included here, because we believe everyone has a part to play and work to do as we love God and love our neighbors as well as our own selves. We have many service opportunities for our members in our worship services : lector, usher, musicians and special music, altar guild, being an acolyte, and managing the live stream technology for the worship service.

At Kerkhoven Lutheran Church we gather together to hear the Word of God, receive the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, to thank, sing praise, and pray. At Kerkhoven Lutheran the sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated at the first and third Sundays of each month and at special services throughout the year. We practice open communion and welcome all who believe that Christ is present through the bread and wine and we receive forgiveness, life, and salvation.

  • 402 12th St, Kerkhoven, MN, USA
  • 402 12th St. North PO Box 317 Kerkhoven, MN 56252

Pastor Michael Buller


Ann Hanson

Church Secretary

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Steve Sokulski

Church Custodian

Mariah Rudningen


Alison Nelson


Ted Almen

Church President

Scott Mitteness

Vice President

Beth Carlson

Council Secretary

Eric Rudningen

Church Treasurer

Board of Worship and Witness

Board of Evangelism and Outreach

Board of Christian Education

Board of Stewardship and Finance

Board of Properties and Grounds

Nominating Committee

Audit Committee

Acolyte Director


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Pastoral Care

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Weekly Bulletin

Order of Worship for Sunday, September 25 2022

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Monthly Newsletter

Newsletter for September 2022

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September Calendar

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Annual Report

2020 Annual Report for Kerkhoven Lutheran Church

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Children's Bulletins

Children's Bulletins for Sunday, September 25, 2022

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This week at KLC - September 26 - October 2, 2022

This week at a glance

  •  10/16/2022 11:30 AM
  •   402 12th St, Kerkhoven, MN, USA

All are invited to join us at our Worship by Service Sunday at Kerkhoven Lutheran Church. Come at 8:30 am for coffee and donuts and litany. Then join a work group of your choice. We have outdoor projects such as cleaning a 2 mile stretch of Highway 12, helping a neighbor with yard clean up and property clean up. We also have some indoor projects for people who would like to tie quilts, prep food for freezer meals, color greeting cards to be shared with our neighbors and packing visitation bags. Following our shared work experiences we invite all to bring a dish to pass and join us for a shared potluck meal. If you are unable to join us for the work portion of the morning, please bring a dish and join us for the fellowship. It is anticipated that the meal will begin about 11:30 am. Hope to see you on Sunday!

  •  10/16/2022 08:30 AM
  •   402 12th St, Kerkhoven, MN, USA

Worship Through Service: Sunday, October 16, 2022, has been designated as a day of service for KLC. In place of our regular worship service and Sunday School we will be doing a variety of work projects in and for our church family and community. We will be meeting at 8:30 am on the front lawn of the church, dressed for work. Will have coffee and treats. will sign up for work groups, the bell will ring at 9:00 am and there will be a short litany and we will begin our work. There will be a community pot luck meal in the Fellowship Hall following our work assignments. The following are some of the community and internal projects proposed for this Sunday. Sign up sheets will be passed around prior to our worship service and are also available on the table between the office doors. Sign up now to avoid the rush. KLC SUNDAY OF WORSHIP THROUGH SERVICE OCTOBER 16, 2022 Meet at 8:30 am on front lawn, dressed for work. Will have coffee and treats. Bell will ring at 9:00 am there will be a short litany. Sign up for work groups and begin service projects. Projects to date: 1. Pick up litter along the 2 mile stretch of Highway 12 that KLC has adopted. Project leader: Lane and Julia Carlson 2. Clean up property of neighbor, Webb Ashling on North 7th Street Project leader: Ted Almen 3. Continued cleaning and arranging of Sunday School area Project leader: Board of Christian Education 4. KLC property clean up and reparation for Fall/Winter Project leader: Board of Property and Grounds- Tony Olson 5. Prepping Meals for the KLC Freezer Meal Project – possible baking items for the Ambassadors to bring with on visitation. Project leaders: Alison Nelson 6. Stuffing Visitation Bags for Ambassadors to bring on visits. Coloring greeting cards. Project leader: Board of Worship and Witness – Ann Hanson 7. Tie Veteran quilts, other quilts and table projects. Project leader: Ann Hanson, Marlene Hauge & Bonnie Kluver 8. Organize community potluck meal which will take place following the work group time. Project leaders: Ann Hanson and Carmen Maus 9. Clean Jean’s shed – Red Bricks Project Leader: Ryan Maus

  •  9/30/2022 07:25 AM
  •   402 12th St, Kerkhoven, MN, USA

You are invited to drop by and visit our new outdoor Little Library. It currently has a limited number of books and devotionals but more are being added daily. If you have books you would like to share please feel free to leave them for others to pick up. Thank you to Eldon Hauge for building this out of some of the materials from the shelving in our former church library.



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