Estherville Lutheran has many opportunities for people to volunteer to help.  Every person has gifts, skills, and abilities that can be used to build up God’s kingdom.  Some of the positions that one can volunteer for:

  • Lector – reading of the scriptures during worship on either Saturday or Sunday worship.
  • Communion Server – serve communion during worship on Sundays.
  • Usher – hand out bulletins, seat people, and take up the offering during the Sunday worship.
  • Greeter – greet people as they arrive at the Sunday worship service.
  • Musician – Sing or play an instrument during either service or on special occasions.
  • Altar Guild – help set up the worship space and prepare communion.
  • Sunday School teaching or assisting during Sunday School
  • Help with the Youth Group
  • Serve Coffee after worship on Sundays
  • Eucharistic Ministers – Take Holy Communion to shut-ins.
  • Audio & Videoing Technician – run the audio-visual equipment & record worship services.
  • Repair person – Help with the day-to-day minor repairs around the church.
  • Cleaning – Help the janitor to keep the facility clean
  • Mowing grass – Care for the church and parsonage yards
  • Snow removal – Do touch-up work after the snow removal people have come.

If you are interested in helping in any of these ways or any other way contact the church office or the pastor.


If you would like to support the work and ministry of Estherville Lutheran Church please send a check made out to Estherville Lutheran Church, 208 N 8th Street, Estherville IA 51334. Thank you!!

ELCA page

Estherville Lutheran Church is one of over 9,000 congregations that comprise the Evangelical Church in America (ELCA).  The offices for the ELCA are in Chicago, Illinois, and below is a link to the ELCA’s website.  

Western Iowa Synod

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is made up of 65 synods.  Each synod is made up of 50 -200 congregations in an area or region.  In Iowa, there are three synods, Northeast Iowa Synod, Southeast Iowa Synod, and Western Iowa Synod.  Estherville Lutheran is part of the Western Iowa Synod (WIS) which has its offices in Storm Lake, Iowa.  Our bishop is Bishop Lorna Halaas.  Below are the links to the Western Iowa Synod website.

Vacation Bible School

Each year we have a summer Vacation Bible School.  It is held for four days, Monday – Thursday, from 12:30 – 5 pm. Kindergarten – 6th grade is invited to participate. VBS is open to the community and whoever wants to participate.