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The North Bend Eagle



by Nathan Arneal
Published 9/28/11

The new man in the pulpit at North Bend’s St. Peter Lutheran Church looks a lot like the old one.

Lutheran ministerErma and Rev. Calvin L'Heureux will be removing the interim tag before their titles.

The Rev. Calvin L’Heureux was installed as the church’s permanent pastor Sept. 11 after serving St. Peter as an intentional interim pastor since Sept. 2009.

His wife, Erma, will continue to direct the choir and play the organ for the church.

L’Heureux (pronounced “LaRue”) is a native of Minden and a 1987 graduate of Kearney State. He earned his Master of Divinity at seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. in 1991.

Since then he has served congregations in Lyons, Neb., Lyons, Kansas, Madison and Lincoln. North Bend was his first time serving as an interim minister, but when the congregation approached him about staying on full time, he said yes after some prayerful thought.

Even though the interim tag has been removed, he doesn’t foresee any major changes in his job. He is excited about a new program at the church called K.F.C., or Kids Following Christ, which involves fifth through eighth graders in bible study and devotional activities. It also includes a meal starting at 5:45 on Wednesdays.

The L’Heureuxs, who have four adult children, will continue to live in Lincoln, but Calvin also has an apartment in North Bend that he uses several times a week.

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