Howard Lake Church Directory

Information updated November 2020.

First Presbyterian

Denomination: Presbyterian

Street address: 721 9th St., PO Box 246, Howard Lake

Phone number: 320- 543-2806

Clergy: Rev. Carol Chmielewski, Pastor

Established: 1875 | Current number of members: 108

Regular schedule: Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Alcoholics Anonymous at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday youth program beginning at 5:30 p.m.; Vacation Bible School in the summer.

Church organizations: Presbyterian Women, turkey dinner; mission outreach; youth activities; evangelism.

To join or for more information:  Call 320-543-2806; e-mail; or visit

Orchard Christian Church

Denomination: Non-denominational

Street address: 800 5th Ave. S., PO Box 568, Howard Lake

Phone number: 320- 543-3955

Senior Pastor: Rick Messer

Established: 1887 | Current number of members: 75

Regular schedule: Sundays: fellowship 9:30 a.m., followed by worship at 10 a.m. (nursery provided).   

Church organizations: Home fellowship groups, worship team, youth program, vacation Bible school, summer camps.

To join or for more information: Call 320-543-3955, visit on Sunday morning, or visit

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran

Denomination: Lutheran

Street address/directions: 625 12th Ave. (Hwy 12 W), PO Box 307, Howard Lake

Phone number: 320- 543-2227

Clergy: Pastor Paul Koch

Established: 1884 | Current number of members: 225

Regular schedule: Sunday worship services 9 a.m. (streamed live on Facebook, and broadcast on local cable channel 107.2) and 11 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.

Church organizations: Bible study groups in person and via Zoom, adult and children’s choirs, bell choir, youth group, Altar Guild, Women of St. John’s, men’s group, sandwich ministry, and Ruth’s Circle – with exceptions for COVID-19.

To join or for more information: Call 320-543-2227, or visit and visit our Facebook page.

St. James Lutheran

Denomination: Lutheran

Street address/directions: 1000 7th Ave., PO Box 680, Howard Lake

Phone number: 320- 543-2766

Clergy: Pastor Mark Loder

Established: 1875 | Current number of members: 1282

Regular schedule: Sunday morning worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Youth group, Sunday school, and Bible class between services at 9:15 a.m.

Church organizations: day school pre-kindergarten through eighth grade; Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, guilds, men’s and women’s Bible classes, choirs.

To join or for more information: Call 320-543-2766, or visit and visit our Facebook page.



Albion Evangelical Free Church
11480 Fifth St. NW

Cokato Laestadian Lutheran Church
16144 20th St. SW

Grace Hill Church
15905 US Hwy. 12 SW
PO Box 534 • 320-286-2100

Highland Community Church
13800 US Hwy. 12 SW
PO Box 296 • 320-286-2662

Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)
280 Third St. SE

First Baptist Church
395 Broadway Ave. N

Good Shepherd Free Lutheran (AFLC)
5939 Oliver Ave. SW

Freedom Church
Cokato Mall – across from SNAP Fitness

New Life Assembly of God
190 Johnson Ave. NW

North Crow River Lutheran Church
45 Quinnell Ave. SW

Stockholm Lutheran Church  (ELCA)
16133 Co. Rd. 30 SW


Montrose United Methodist Church
230 Center Ave. S.

St. Paul’s & Trinity Lutheran Church (WELS)
310 Buffalo Ave. S


Church of St. Mary (Catholic)
607 Maple Ave.
PO Box 278 • 763-658-4319

Oster Evangelical Covenant Church
10982 Emerson Ave. SW

Living Waters Christian Fellowship
312 Pacific Ave. (Hwy. 12)
PO Box 526 • 320-420-2226


Holy Trinity Catholic Church
111 Winsted Ave. W.

St. John’s Lutheran Church (LCMS)
410 1st St. N

River Of Life Christian Church
170 Main Avenue West