“We teach, proclaim, and live Christ in all things.”


As Lutherans we believe that the Bible is the TRUE, inspired Word of God. We teach and confess the truth of God’s Word as summarized in the confessional writings of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. We profess the three ecumenical creeds (the Apostles’, the Nicene, and the Athanasian), the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and embrace these writings as direction from God, which are contained in “The Book of Concord”.


In 1870 Pastor Friedrich Sievers came to Alpena and ministered to a small group of Lutherans, and in 1872 a congregation was organized. A small wooden church was erected on Second Avenue. In 1888 a fire burned this church and another church was erected on the same location and was dedicated in 1889. In 1923 the congregation decided to build a new stone church. The church was built and then dedicated in 1939. Later, a decision was made to build a new school on at the church location. In 1958 the present school was built and dedicated under the leadership of Pastor Gerhard Luebke. The school was built on Wilson Street property which was donated by Jesse Besser, leaving additional acreage for future construction of a church on the same location. Following continuous growth in congregational membership, ground-breaking for the new church took place in 1993. The new church which is adjacent to the school on Wilson Street, was constructed under the leadership of Pastor David Nickel, with the assistance of Pastor James Erickson. The present church building was dedicated to the Lord on July 10, 1994 In 2014, Pastor Joshua Schultz, took over as associate pastor to the Lord’s flock of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Pastor James Erickson (Pastor Jim)

Associate Pastor Joshua Schultz

Alecia Dietz - Principal, 5th & 6th

Kendra Barrie - Preschool Director

Mrs. Mitchell - Preschool Lead

Mrs. Bagnasco - Preschool Aide

Ms. Lee - Preschool Aide

Mrs. Lewandowski - Preschool Aide

Cindy Bell - Kindergarten

Ann Gambrel - 1st & 2nd

Melissa Llewellyn - 3rd & 4th

Mr. Cloft - 5th & 6th

Amy Schultz 7th & 8th

Mrs. Boyle - Gym Teacher

Mrs. LaFleur - Lunchroom Aide

Jenet Shaedig - Food Service

Mrs. Wurtsmith - Head Cook

Kyla Avery - Administrative Assistant

Mr. Wilder - School Custodian

Mrs. Styma - Title 1