Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Our congregation exists solely by the grace of God. We are made up of sinners from many walks of life who have heard Christ's call of repentance and forgiveness. As Christ has invited us to do, we gather to be shaped by His Word and the Sacraments so through the power of His Holy Spirit we may constantly grow in faith and love.

That sums up our whole mission as well - we strive to share the hope and newness of life that Christ gives to one another and to the community around us by means of the Word and Sacraments, so that others might experience and be shaped by God's holy will and gracious promises.

And that is what we aim for in every aspect of our life together - to constantly hold each other up under God's truth, to serve one another, encourage each other, and comfort each other, that God might bring us to rely on Him alone for our hope and future, and we might live as His people until Christ returns.

Vacation Bible School 2022 fast approaches! (VBS) is a summer program that welcomes kids from kindergarten to 6th grade from all over the community, regardless of religious background or beliefs, to learn more about Christ.

VBS runs Monday through Friday for about 3 hours. Kids are dropped off at the beginning, and look forward to a day of singing, snacks, crafts, games, and creative lessons about what God has done and how He works in our lives. The week is capped off with some ice cream.

There are no costs or fees for participation. We only ask that on the first day, parents or guardians fill out contact forms, relevant medical information, and give a list of people who will be approved to pick up their kids at the end of each day.

VBS 2022 is around the corner! June 6-10 from 9am to 12pm. This year's theme is "God's Wonder Lab." Come learn many of the wonderful things God has done for us in Jesus.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church is giving thanks to God for 100 years of Word and Sacrament ministry!

Centennial Celebration Part Two

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Greetings from Emmanuel Lutheran Church!

If you are experiencing Covid symptoms or don't feel well - please remain home. A service will be recorded and posted online.

If you plan to come, please check your temperature. If you have a fever - please remain home.

Please continue to pray for all who are affected by Covid, as well as other sufferings and afflictions being endured.

Online giving is now an option. Scroll to the bottom of this page for the link.

Peace be with you!

Join us for worship:

Sundays at 10 am

(communion on first and third Sundays)

Bible Study Times:

Sunday School at 11 am

Monday Evening Supper/Bible Study

-Supper at 6 PM

-Adult and Children's Lessons at 7 PM

Wednesday Bible Study at 2 pm

-Enduring Faith

Thursday lay-led Bible Study at 10 am

-The Gospel of Luke


Meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 pm

Contact Us

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PO Box 12

603 State 371 NW

Backus, MN 56435

Church Phone: 218-947-4182


Pastor Travis Lauterbach - PASTORTRAVISL@HOTMAIL.COM