Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Home of Joyful Noise Preschool

About Us


Emmanuel Lutheran is located about a mile north of I-94 just west of the Hudson YMCA at the corner of Grandview Drive and County UU (Vine Street). Our address is 712 Grandview Drive.

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Service Times

Sunday worship begins at 9:00 am.

After the service we have a time for fellowship with snacks, coffee, and juice.

After fellowship, we begin Sunday School, Youth Group and Adult Bible Class.

Sunday School and Youth Group are not held between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Our services are broadcast on Hudson Cable channel 15 at 9 PM on Wednesdays and 9 AM on Thursdays.

For more information about what we believe, go to WELS.net

Sunday Worship - What to expect

The Lutheran Church has retained the elements of historic Christian worship. A typical service includes hymns, readings from the Bible, a sermon, songs of praise, prayers, an offering, and on the first and third Sundays, the celebration of the Lord's Supper.

Every church has its own style of worship. We think you will enjoy the services at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, but as in any church you should expect it to take a couple of Sundays to become accustomed to our way of praising God together.

Each week the service is printed in the service folder. Everything is printed for you.

The service focuses on readings from the Bible. There we hear God talk to us. Music and singing are an important part of our service too.

Why We Are Here

We believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that all mankind is terminally sinful, and that only through the innocent life and death of Jesus Christ can anyone be saved. We believe that God has revealed Himself to us through His Word, the Holy Scriptures, and that these Scriptures are divinely inspired and without error.

The purpose of our congregation is to proclaim Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world and to make disciples for the Triune God by preaching and teaching the Word of God and by administering the sacraments. Our mission is to reach out and evangelize the community with the Word of God; to lead sinners to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ; to strengthen believers to lead God-pleasing lives and to train believers as disciples, teachers, stewards and witnesses for Christ.

About the Wisconsin Synod

Emmanuel belongs to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

The WELS is a Lutheran Church of just under half a million people with congregations throughout the United States. As a Synod (Greek for "walking together") we do ministry an individual congregation would find difficult to do by itself, namely, establish missions around the world and maintain high schools, a college and a seminary to train future pastors and Christian teachers.

WELS is a church with a worldwide outreach ministry. We have missionaries in the USA, Native America (Sioux and Apache), Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Indonesia, Africa, Europe, Russia, Mexico, the Caribbean and South America.


On any Sunday at our church you may see running shoes and high heels, jeans and suits, or open collars and ties. When a person dresses out of love for God, the choice of dress (casual or more formal) is acceptable to God . . . and us.


Visitors are our guests and not expected to support our ministries. But you are welcome to participate as your heart leads you to give.


Pastor Steven Saatkamp is our Pastor.


See the pastor if you are interested in becoming a member.

Our History

1975 - First organized by three families; first services at Elk's Club in Hudson, Wisconsin.

1976 - Mission status granted; Emmanuel chosen as name for new church.

1977 - Dale Schliewe was installed on July 17 as Emmanuel's first full time pastor; purchased three acres of land for church and parsonage.

1979 - Parsonage completed; groundbreaking for church.

1980 - Church completed and dedicated on September 14.

1981 - Pastor Schliewe accepted a call to Graceville, Minnesota; Pastor Glenway Backus accepted Emmanuel's call and was installed as the new pastor on July 12.

1986 - Pastor Backus accepted a call to Castlegar, British Columbia; Pastor John Dorn accepted Emmanuel's call and was installed as the new pastor on December 7.

1986-1989 - Pastor Dorn accepted a call to South St. Paul, Minnesota; Pastor Thomas Kutz accepted Emmanuel's call and was installed as the new pastor on January 14, 1990.

1998 - Pastor Kutz asked to be vacancy pastor at Grace in rural Osceola, Wisconsin.

1999 - Became a dual parish with Grace in rural Osceola, Wisconsin.

2000 - Joyful Noise preschool opened in September with a maximum total enrollment of 16 students; Emmanuel celebrated it's 25th anniversary.

2002 - New addition with preschool room, kitchen and offices completed with assistance from Builders for Christ. The foyer and entryway were also enlarged. New sidewalks and parking lot were also installed. The parsonage was sold.

2005 - Joyful Noise preschool expanded it's maximum total enrollment to 30 students and added a teacher's aide.

2006 - Pastor Kutz retired at the end of October; Pastor Frederick Kogler accepted a call to be vacancy pastor.

2007 - Pastor Frederick Kogler accepted Emmanuel's call and was installed as the new pastor on June 3. Dual parish was dissolved with Grace in rural Osceola, Wisconsin.

2010 - Joyful Noise Preschool celebrated its 10th anniversary and Emmanuel celebrated its 35th anniversary.

2015 - Joyful Noise Preschool celebrated its 15th anniversary and Emmanuel celebrated its 40th anniversary.

2017 - Pastor Kogler retired on October 15; Pastor Roger Vomhof accepted a call to be vacancy pastor.

2018 - Pastor Vomhof retired on August 31; Pastor Curtis Holub accepted a call to be vacancy pastor.

2019 - Pastor Holub retired on July 14; Pastor Steven Saatkamp was installed as full time pastor on July 14.