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About Us

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota is a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Immanuel Lutheran is a congregation of believers who gather for worship, Bible study and service to our God. We invite you to join us! Come and worship with us Sunday mornings at 9 AM or Saturday evenings at 7 PM. Join us to study God’s Word Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM, Tuesdays at 9:00
AM, or Wednesdays at 10 AM. Please click on the menu items to find out more about our church.

Immanuel has 830 baptized members and 635 communicant members.


Our History

Immanuel was organized in 1905 by a small group of German speaking settlers living in and near Parkers Prairie.

After worshiping in rented facilities for a few years, they built their own church in 1914 (which still stands as part of our current facility).

In 1921 the congregation became large enough to call its own full-time pastor. As Immanuel continued to grow it added on to its facility in 1941 and then in 1965 added an education wing.
A narthex was added in 1979. In 1986 the interior of the sanctuary was completely remodeled. In 1996 we began to have vicars (student pastors) who came to our congregation for a year of practical learning and preparation for ministry. In 2003 a 10,000 square foot building project doubled the size of our facility, adding an elevator, fellowship hall and kitchen, offices, gathering space, libraries and restrooms.

In 2013 in place of the vicarage program, we began sharing a second pastor from Garfield 1-2 days a week. In 2018 we began sharing a pastor with Trinity, Carlos, in a 50-50 partnership. In 2024 we are looking to continue that partnership with Carlos by applying for a vicar.


Immanuel has 830 baptized members and 635 communicant members.

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