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Welcome, and thank you for visiting St. Michael Lutheran Church Online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available to you. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to meet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.


Our Staff

Judy East

Office Manager:




Rev. Mark Gibbs



Shawn Jennings

MInister to Teens &

Young Adults



Mark Elvey

Contemporary Worship Team




Peter Kramp

Director, Chancel Choir

Robert Paul


Our Pastors



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St. Michael Lutheran Church is served by Rev. Mark Gibbs, a 1995 graduate of Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary.  He has served as lead pastor at St. Michael since 2002.  


Shawn Jennings    serves as our Minister to Teens and Young Adults.  Shawn has 15 years experience helping teens and young adults discover the joys of serving Jesus in their daily lives.

Our Mission ... 


To be disciples of Jesus.

To make disciples of Jesus.

To glorify God in everything do.

Who We Are

St. Michael Lutheran Church is a member of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC), an association of more than 800 Lutheran congregations dedicated to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Together we strive to live God-centered lives, loving and serving God in everything we say and do.  The Holy Bible is our source and norm for what we teach and believe.  We pray together, fellowship together, and minister together, serving our neighbors near and far with the gifts God gives us.  You can learn more about LCMC at

At the core of our congregation's identity is disciple-making.  To be a disciple of Jesus means to deny ourselves, pick up our crosses daily, and follow Jesus in everything that we do. (Luke 9:23)  St. Michael Lutheran Church is committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ.  We are committed to providing the necessary training for all believers to follow Jesus in their daily lives.  Furthermore, we are committed to training followers of Jesus to help others come to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and to follow Jesus daily.


St. Michael Lutheran Church gathers regularly for worship, music, learning, fellowship, and outreach.  We welcome any and all who desire to worship and serve the Triune God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -  in accordance with and under the authority of the Holy Scriptures, within a loving, supportive Christian community of faith.  We are firmly rooted in the Lutheran tradition and subscribe to the Unaltered Augsburg Confession.  And yet, we look forward to wherever God leads us, adopting whatever methods and ideas help us better proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and minister in His name, to the glory of God.


St. Michael Lutheran Church has served Ottawa Lake and surrounding communities since 1867.  We joyfully look forward to serving these same communities and the world beyond for many years to come.

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