Howard Lake Church Directory

Information updated October 2019

First Presbyterian

Denomination: Presbyterian

Address: 721 9th St., PO Box 246, Howard Lake | Phone: 320-543-2806

Clergy: Rev. Carol Chmielewski, 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, turkey dinner; mission outreach; youth activities; evangelism.

To join or for more information call 320-543-2806, email, or visit

Orchard Christian Church

Denomination: Non-denominational

Address: 800 5th Ave. S., PO Box 568, Howard Lake | Phone: 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

Address: 625 12th Ave. (Hwy 12 W), PO Box 307, Howard Lake | Phone:  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

Address: 1000 7th Ave., PO Box 680, Howard Lake | Phone: 320-543-2766

Clergy: Reverend Mark Loder

Established: 1875 | Current number of members: 900

Regular schedule: Sunday morning worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; youth group, Sunday school, and Bible class between Sunday services at 9:15 a.m.; senior high youth meet Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.

Church organizations: Child care, 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


Albion Evangelical Free Church
11480 Fifth St. NW

Cokato Laestadian Lutheran Church
16144 20th St. SW

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 or 320-286-5980

Stockholm Lutheran Church
16133 Co. Rd. 30 SW


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

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

Living Waters Christian Fellowship
312 Pacific Ave. (Hwy. 12)
PO Box 526


Holy Trinity Catholic Church
111 Winsted Ave. W.

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

River Of Life Christian Church
170 Main Avenue West