Howard Lake Church Directory

First Presbyterian

Denomination: Presbyterian

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

Phone number: (320) 543-2806

Clergy: Rev. Jacob Van Pernis

Established: 1875

Current number of members: 108

Regular schedule: Worship and children’s church Sunday at 9:30 a.m.; fellowship at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday Alcoholics Anonymous at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday youth group and dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.; and vacation Bible school in the summer.

Church organizations: Presbyterian Women, men’s 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., PO Box 568, Howard Lake

Phone number: (320) 543-3955

Senior Pastor: Rick Messer

Established: 1887

Current number of members: 75

Regular schedule: Sunday 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.;  Sunday school for all ages 10:30 a.m.

Church organizations: Bible study groups, choir, Youth group, Altar Guild, Women of St. John’s, men’s group, and Ruth’s Circle.

To join or for more information: Call (320) 543-2227, or visit

St. James Lutheran

Denomination: Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

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

Phone number: (320) 543-2766

Clergy: Reverend Mark Loder

Established: 1875

Current number of members: 1,266

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 the church office at (320) 543-2766. For more information, go to

Other Area Churches


Albion Evangelical Free Church
11480 Fifth St. NW
(320) 286-5442

Cokato Laestadian Lutheran Church
16144 20th St. SW, Cokato
(320) 286-2024

Crossroads Community Church
15905 US Hwy. 12
PO Box 295
(320) 286-2100

Elim Mission Church
(Evangelical Free and Evangelical Covenant)
405 Broadway Ave. S
PO Box 296
(320) 286-2662

Evangelical Lutheran Church
280 Third St. E
(320) 286-5964

First Baptist Church
395 Broadway Ave. N
(320) 286-2562

Good Shepherd Free Lutheran
5939 Oliver Ave. SW
(320) 286-2861

Freedom Church
Cokato Tower Mall, Cokato
(612) 212-2033 or (320) 224-6126

New Life Assembly of God
190 Johnson Ave. NW
(320) 286-2565

North Crow River Lutheran Church
45 Quinnell Ave. SW
(320) 286-2354 or (320) 286-5980

Stockholm Lutheran Church
16133 Co. Rd. 30 SW
(320) 286-2991


Montrose United Methodist Church
230 Center Ave. SW
(763) 675-3571

St. Paul’s & Trinity Lutheran Church
310 Buffalo Ave. S
(763) 675-3201


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

Oster Evangelical Covenant Church
11912 Emerson Ave. SW
(952) 955-1730 or (952) 955-1338


Holy Trinity Catholic Church
111 Winsted Ave. W.
(320) 485-4421

St. John’s Lutheran Church
410 1st St. N
(320) 485-2522

River Of Life
170 Main Avenue West, Winsted
(320) 485-9011