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Immanuel Lutheran Church(ELCA)
Immanuel Lutheran Church

County Rd 18
P O Box 33

Starbuck, Minnesota 56381
Phone: (320) 239-2989

Pastor Paul Johnson

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WEATHER CANCELLATIONS… As you can see the winter weather season is upon us. Please listen to the following radio stations for cancellations for our church as an individual, not as C.W.L.P. KMRS-1320 AM--KKOK-95.7-FM-100.7 FM

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From Sunday, Jan 16th To Sunday, Jan 23rd


Sunday, Jan 16th

  • 11:00 a.m. Worship Services


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  • Christmas Day Worship at 10 a.m.


  • 8:45:00 a.m. Worship Services
  • 9:45 a.m. Snacks/Refreshments served


In the Spring of 1870, the first Norwegian settlers came to reside on the prairie North of Lake Emily, which came to be known as "Greenland". In March of 1872, Rev. P. S. Reque held worship services of the settlers at the home of Lars Sylvester. The Constitution for "The Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel Congregation" was approved on October 4, 1872.

In 1874, Rev. M. Koefod began to serve as pastor of Immanuel - a part of a parish which also included Indherred, Nora and Scandia.

In the Spring of 1880, Work began on Immanuel's first church building. Soon the congregation outgrew this building and a second church building was completed in 1896.

In December of 1892, Rev. Nels Forde was called as pastor. He was succeeded by his son, Rev. G. O. Forde shortly before Rev. Nels Forde's death in 1917.

The second church building was struck by lightning on July 13, 1918 and burned to the ground within an hour. Work began on a new building that same year and is the present edifice we are worshipping in today.

Pastor G. O. Forde served the congregation faithfully for 44 years, retiring in August 1961. Rev. O. A. Olson served as interim pastor and was assistant for two years to Rev. James Sumption, who was installed in March 1962. Pastor Jim served the congregation until he suffered a heart attack in 1972. Rev. Wayne Mensing was called to be the pastor and was installed in January 1973.

In 1978, a new "Book of Worship" was prepared by the American Lutheran Church and has been used by the congregation since that time. Immanuel Congregation considers themselves to be people who have been called by the mystery of an empty cross and an empty tomb. We continue to preach Christ crucified and risen.


Annual Church Events

Bowling Challenge

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Welcome Summer Carnival

Services For The Floating Faithful

Glacial Lakes Park Service

30 Hour Famine Overnight

Annual Heritage Days Hamburger Feed


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