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

Click the calendar below to see monthly calendars.

Find monthly worship responsibilities by clicking the church below!

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

424 Scott St.

Fontanelle, IA 50846

Church Office


Pastor Steven Broers


Contemporary Worship Bulletin 2/28/21
CW 02-28-21 Full.doc
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Traditional Worship Bulletin 2/28/21
Traditional 02-28-21.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. 


Sunday, Feb. 28th

7:30a - Praise Team


8:30a - Contemporary

            Worship Service

10:30a - Traditional 

              Worship Service

2:00p - Altar Guild Meeting

6:30p - Praise Team



Monday, Mar. 1

10:00a - FB Bible Study


Tuesday, Mar. 2nd

10:00a - Pastor to GSC


Wednesday, Mar. 3rd

7:00a - Men's Bible Study

1:00p - ELC Women

6:00p - Confirmation and


7:30p - Lenten Service

8:00p - HS Bible Study


Thursday, Mar. 4th

9:00a - Prayer Group