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Lutheran (LCMS) Churches

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Annandale

Street address: 7809 Co. Rd. 35 W., Annandale (Middleville Township)

Phone number: (320) 963-3592

Clergy: Rev. Leland D. Bendix

Established: 1878

Current number of members: 175

Regular schedule: Worship at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school and Bible study at 10:30 a.m.

Church organizations: LWML Ladies Aid, Olive Branch Youth Group

To join or for more information: Call (320) 963-3592.


St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake

Street address: 1000 7th Ave., Howard Lake

Mailing address: PO Box 680, Howard Lake, MN 55349

Phone number: (320) 543-2766 church, (320) 543-3832 parsonage

Web site: http://www.stjameshl.org/

Clergy: Rev. Michael Nirva, pastor; Rev. Martin Schoenfeld, associate pastor

Established: 1875

Current number of members: 1,246 baptized

Regular schedule: Sunday morning worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School and Bible Class between services at 9:15 a.m.; Mid-week worship at 7 p.m.

Church organizations: Day School, grades k-8; Lutheran Women's Missionary League, Lutheran Laymen's League, Guilds, Men's and Women's Bible Classes, Choir, Preschool.

To join or for more information: Call the church office at (320) 543-2766 during regular business hours or either pastor at their homes after office hours. Call Pastor Nirva at (320) 543-3832 or Pastor Schoenfeld at (320) 543-3148.


St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winsted

Street address/directions: 410 1st St. N., Winsted

Mailing address: PO Box 67, Winsted, MN 55395

Phone number: Church (320) 485-2522, Parsonage (320) 485-2202

Clergy: Pastor Gerald Boldt

Established: 1872

Current number of members: 323

Regular schedule: Labor Day through Memorial Day: Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m.; Sunday School and Jr. Bible study at 8:30 a.m.; youth confirmation Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m.; and Bible study Thursdays from 9 to11 a.m. Summer worship at 9 a.m.; First and third Sunday of month are Communion.

Church organizations: Release time for children, kindergarten to third grade; LWML Ladies Guild; Bible Study; youth group; AAL; children's choir; and vacation Bible school in August; LWML meets 1st Thursday of month at 7 p.m.

To join or for more information: Contact the pastor, church office, or visit on Sunday morning.


St. John Lutheran Church, Hollywood

Street address/directions: 17725 53rd St., New Germany; just off Highway 7 near Co. Rd. 33

Mailing address: 17725 53rd St., New Germany MN 55367

Phone: (952) 353-2406 office, (952) 353-2109 parsonage

Web site: www.stjohnlutheranofhollywood.org

Clergy: Pastor Robert Rupprecht

Year established: 1865

Current number of members: 195

Weekly schedule: Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School and Adult Bible Class at 10:30 a.m.; worship services first and third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Organizations: LWML, youth group, Sunday School, adult Bible class

To join or for more information: (952) 353-2406


St. John's Lutheran Church, Hutchinson

Street address/directions: 10 miles west of Hutchinson

Mailing address: 60929 110th St., Hutchinson, MN 55350

Phone: (320) 587-4853

Fax: (320) 587-4853

E-mail: sjlchrch@hutchtel.net

Web site: none

Clergy: Rev. David Markworth

Year established: 1892

Current number of members: 415 baptized

Weekly schedule: Sunday worship at 9 a.m.; Sunday school and Bible class at 10:15 a.m. (Sept-May)

Organizations: Ladies Aid, Mary-Martha Guild, LYF (youth), Adult Bible Group (couples), Young Hearts Group (a young adult group).

To join or for more information: Church office, (320) 587-4853


St. Mark Lutheran Church, New Germany

Street address/directions: 510 Broadway St., New Germany (east on Co. Rd. 30)

Mailing address: PO Box 69, New Germany MN 55367

Phone: (952) 353-2151

Clergy: Rev. Allen D. Holthus

Year established: 1914

Current number of members: 400

Weekly schedule: Sunday worship at 9 a.m., PK to adult Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m; adult Bible class at 10:15 a.m.

Monthly schedule: First and third Saturday, Holy Communion service at 5 p.m.

Organizations: LWML, youth group, choir, Sunday school, Sunday morning Bible class

To join or for more information: Pastor Holthus, (952) 353-2151


St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie

Street address: 124 Maple St. N., Lester Prairie

Mailing address: PO Box 38, Lester Prairie, MN 55354

Phone: (320) 395-2573

Fax: (320) 395-2037

E-mail: stpaulslp@earthlink.net

Web site: www.stpaullp.org

Clergy: Rev. Eric Nelson

Church was established in 1905.

Current membership is 873

Worship services are on Sundays at 8 & 10:30 a.m.; summer time services are at 8 & 9:30 a.m.

Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

Church organizations: Women's group (LWML), Active Christian Teens (ACT), Kids for Christ (KFC), Choir, Hand Bell Choir, Vacation Bible School, Adult Bible class, Church boards


St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Watertown

Street address/directions: 505 Westminster Ave SW, Watertown

Mailing address: PO Box 697, Watertown MN 55388

Phone: (952) 955-1498

Fax: (952) 955-3874

Clergy: Pastor Paul Krentz

Year established: 1949

Current number of members: 732 baptized

Weekly schedule: Sunday servies at 8 and 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.; Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Advent and Lent at 7 p.m.

Organizations: LWML, youth group, Sunday school, choir, Praise Band.

To join or for more information: Pastor Paul Krentz, (952) 955-1498


St. Peter Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie

Street address: 77 Second Avenue S., Lester Prairie

Mailing address: PO Box 217, Lester Prairie, MN 55354

Phone: (320) 395-2811

Clergy: Rev. Gerald Schwanke

Church was established in 1871

Current membership is 280

Worship services are on Sundays at 9 a.m.

Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 10:15 a.m.

Church organizations: Choir, Altar Guild, Youth Group


St. Peter Lutheran Church, Watertown

Street address/directions: Co. Rd. 24 three miles east of Watertown

Mailing address: 3030 Navajo Ave., Watertown MN 55388

Phone: (952) 955-1679

E-mail: stpeterlc@frontiernet.net

Clergy: Rev. William Kirmsse, vacancy pastor

Year established: 1867

Current number of members: 350

Weekly schedule: Worship service at 9 a.m., Sunday School and Adult Bible Class 10:15 a.m. Sept. - May

Organizations: Men's Fellowship, Ladies Aid and Mission Society, Lutheran Laymen's League, Women's Bible study group, supporting ministry of Christ Community School

To join or for more information: (952) 955-1679


Saving Grace Lutheran Church, Delano

Street address/directions: Delano High School Auditorium, 700 Elm Ave.

Phone: (952) 261-4252

Web site: www.savinggracedelano.org

Pastor: Bill Hillyer

Year established: 1867

Current number of members: 350

Weekly schedule: Worship Service Sundays 10:30 a.m.

To join or for more information: Call Pastor Bill Hillyer


Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer

Street address/directions: 121 Bluejay Ave. (church office in school at 209 Bluejay)

Mailing address: 209 Bluejay Avenue, Mayer, MN 55360

Phone: (952) 657-2566

Fax: (952) 657-2337

E-mail: zionmayer@mcg.net

Web site: www.zionmayer.org

Clergy: Pastor Lucas Woodford

Year established: 1883

Current number of members: 815

Weekly schedule: Sunday worship at 8 a.m. (traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (contemporary); Sunday school and Bible class at 9:15 a.m.

Organizations: Altar Guild, Bible classes, children's ministry, choir, church boards, confirmation classes, dartball, family ministry, Lutherans for Life, Lutheran Women's Missionary League, Mayer Lutheran High School, Parent Teacher League, Sunday School, Thrivent Branch (AAL/LB), youth ministry, worship team, Zion Lutheran Elementary School

To join or for more information: Church office (952) 657-2566

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