About Us

 

  In August of 1967 the leadership of two congregations, First Lutheran Church (Swedish heritage) and Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Finnish heritage) decided to join together to become one congregation.  It was a brave and bold decision with no certain outcome.  Over fifty-two years later we can look back and say that they were right and the Spirit of God was leading them. 

   Changes continue at United as we decided in October of 2013 that we would share the same pastor with Bethany Lutheran Church in Amasa. Pastor Donald J. Rasner is our pastor.

   Records dating back to the late 1800's are available for genealogy enthusiasts to look over by appointment.  For a small donation of your choice, we will do some research for you.

 

Church Office Hours

Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Our Staff

               

                          Pastor: Rev. Donald James Rasner

 

 

 

 

 

                         Office manager:  Kristina Buness

 

                          Organist and accompanist and Handbell Choir Director:  Rachael Koivisto

 

 

 

 

 

                          Custodian:  Scott McGregor

 

Bookkeeper: Linda Hammerberg

Choir and Praise Band Director:  Marsha Wainio

 

Church Council

Council president:  Don "Buck" Peterson

Vice Chairperson:  Wilma Kallies

Treasurer: Scott Kenney

Council Secretary:  Nancy Clark

Other members:  Rachael Koivisto, Emily Hendricks, Harry Kallies, Betty Palmer, Al Anderson, Brian Perry, and Zac Hautala

 

Church Policies (click on the policy you would like to read)

Wedding Policy

Funeral Policy

Use of Building Policy

Memorial Policy

Constitution and Bylaws

 

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