Who We Are

Immanuel Lutheran Church is located in Story City, Iowa, 10 miles north of Ames and Iowa State University. We have excellent music and youth programs and numerous mission efforts. Our pastors participate in the active area ministerial association


Immanuel is a thriving congregation of people of all ages. 

Our mission is to build strong relationships in Christ and make Him known to all. 


We are affiliated with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC), an international fellowship of congregations that focus on the authority of God’s Holy Word and the desire to spread the Good News of the Gospel to all both near and far.

Our Mission Story

During our 115th anniversary in 2013, we held a series of Sketching Our Story events and interviews to gather people's stories of our congregation's mission journey. As part of his Doctor of Ministry studies, Pastor Kurt combined those stories with research into Immanuel's history to create a Missional Biography of the congregation. Read the story of what we've seen God doing in and through our congregation over the years! Copies are also available in the church office.


For more of Immanuel's story, including the centennial history written for the 2008 directory, visit Our History.

More about Story City, Iowa

Story City is a progressive and active community of 3,300 offering a quality mix of businesses, as well as many cultural attractions, including the Story City Carousel, Story Theater Grand Opera House, and local museums. More details on the Story City Community can be found at www.storycityiowa.weebly.com and at www.cityofstorycity.org.