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.

2024 Lenten Midweek Service Information

Wednesday Lenten Services: 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20

Theme: "First Peter--Rooted in Christ's Death and Resurrection"

Each service begins at 7pm preceded by a Soup and Sandwich Supper at 6pm

Maundy Thursday Service--March 28 at 7pm (no supper)

Good Friday Service--March 29 at 7pm (no supper)

Easter Potluck Breakfast -- March 31 at 8:45am

Easter Celebration Service -- 10am

Children's Easter Egg Hunt -- 11:30am

Join us for worship: 

Sundays at 10 am

(communion on first and third Sundays)

Bible Study Times:

Sunday School

-After Worship-

Monday Evening Supper/Bible Study

-Potluck 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