“Experiencing God’s Love among us, our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and extend God’s Love to others in our community, nation and world.”
Beginning September 7, 2014 we will return to the regular worship schedule.
Sunday 8:00 am and 10:00 am
Sunday School 10:00 am
Holy Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sunday
Nursery care available for the 10:00 am service
Meet Our Staff
Rev. Mark Laatsch, Pastor
Jerry Gentz, Director of Programs and Operations
Judy Raygo, Secretary
Patti Treptow, Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Mrs. Judy Seglund, Custodian
Mr. Gary Marineau, Maintenance
All parties may be reached at the church offices by appointment or by phone at 906.863.3431, or just stop in…anytime during our open hours.
Summer Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Office is closed Saturday and Sunday
A Message from Pastor Mark Laatsch
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I am the Reverend Mark Laatsch, and it is an honor and a privilege to assume the position of being the called pastor to Emmanuel Lutheran Church at this time. From my introduction to Emmanuel, through the interview process and extension of the call, and beyond, I have seen a commitment to this congregation and to this community. I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to join you in your mission.
A little about myself. I was born on July 7th, 1973 in Tigerton, Wisconsin, and baptized at St. John Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) in Caroline, Wisconsin, on July 29th of the same year. I met my wife, Amy, while in college at Concordia University Wisconsin, and we married on October 26th, 1996. We have three children: Jacob (16), Emma (13), and Isaac (8), as well as a 15-year-old miniature Datschund named Slinky and a ten-year-old cat named Spunky.
I initially started seminary at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, in July 2000 and completed my studies in December, 2009. In addition to being a seminary student I worked as a hospice chaplain and for the State of Iowa at the Independence Mental Health Hospital. I was ordained on June 17th, 2011, at Augustana College in Rock Island during the Northern Illinois Synod Assembly. My first call, from which I transition, was to Calvary Lutheran Church in New Windsor, Illinois, an agricultural based community of approximately 800 persons. I have served at Calvary for nearly four and one half years, and take nothing but wonderful memories from my time here. About a year ago I felt that the Holy Spirit was nudging me to explore another call and the desire for my wife Amy and I to be closer to family, all located in central Wisconsin, pointed us north. Having lived away from our families for fifteen years now, the call to Emmanuel is a homecoming of sorts for us. And for that, I say, “thank you.”
In the coming weeks and months I very much look forward to meeting you and ingraining myself into the church and wider Menominee community. Please feel free to stop in and to introduce (or re-introduce) yourself in the coming weeks, let me know how or where I can be of assistance, and to point me in the right direction when necessary!! As well, though, what I would love to have you share with me is what makes Emmanuel so special to you.
Again, thank you, and I can’t wait to worship God together!!
Pastor Mark Laatsch