The History of our Church

From humble beginnings to the present day...




From the early German speaking congregations to the present day English speaking congregations the history of the Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Fontanelle is a rich one.

Pastors who served at our Emmanuel Lutheran Church are:

  • Rev. G. Scheuerle: 1873-1880
  • Rev. L. C. Niemeier: 1880-1885
  • Rev. H. Freytag: 1885-1902
  • Rev. Ernst Lehman: 1902-1909
  • Rev. A. Zimmermann: 1909-1918
  • Rev. William Kurtz: 1918-1935
  • Rev. Aurthur J. Seegers: 1935-1949
  • Rev. Paul Lutz: 1950-1957
  • Rev. Clifford Burrack: 1957-1983
  • Rev. Harold McMillin: 1984-1988
  • Rev. R. J. Miller: 1989-1993
  • Rev. Don Rothweiler: 1994-1997
  • Rev. John R. Emerson: 1998-
  • Rev. Steven Broers: 2010-Present

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

424 Scott St.

Fontanelle, IA 50846

Church Office


Pastor Steven Broers



Contemporary Worship Bulletin 11-22-20
CW 11-22-20 Full.doc
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Traditional Worship Bulletin 11-22-20
Traditional 11-22-20.doc
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This week at a glance:                       

Church services will be open again with social distancing practices.  All are asked to please wear face masks.  We will still have Facebook Live services and the bulletins will still be put on the website and emailed to those who want it. 


Friday, Nov 20th

5:00 - December

          Newsletter Deadline


Sunday, Nov 22nd

7:30 - Praise Team Practice

8:30 - Contemporary

          Worship Service

10:30 - Traditional 

            Worship Service


Monday, Nov  23rd

10:00 - Bible Study on



Tuesday, Nov 24th

10:00 - Pastor GSC

7:30 - Alpha Online


Wednesday, Nov 25th

No Classes


Thursday, Nov 26th 

Happy Thanksgiving!