Howard Lake Church Directory

Information updated October 2018

First Presbyterian

Denomination: Presbyterian

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

Phone number: 320-543-2806

Clergy: Rev. Dr. Anne Fisher, supply pastor

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 midweek dinner and youth program 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, adult and children’s choirs, 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

Cokato Laestadian Lutheran Church
16144 20th St. SW, Cokato

Grace Hill Church
15905 US Hwy. 12
PO Box 295

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

Evangelical Lutheran Church
280 Third St. E

First Baptist Church
395 Broadway Ave. N

Good Shepherd Free Lutheran
5939 Oliver Ave. SW

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

New Life Assembly of God
190 Johnson Ave. NW

North Crow River Lutheran Church
45 Quinnell Ave. SW
320-286-2354 or320-286-5980

Stockholm Lutheran Church
16133 Co. Rd. 30 SW


Montrose United Methodist Church
230 Center Ave. SW

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


Church of St. Mary (Catholic)
607 Maple Ave.
PO Box 278

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


Holy Trinity Catholic Church
111 Winsted Ave. W.

St. John’s Lutheran Church
410 1st St. N

River Of Life
170 Main Avenue West, Winsted