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Thanks for visiting. We're excited about what pilotknob.org can offer to both members of Pilot Knob Lutheran and the surrounding community. There are many churches in the North Iowa area, each with its unique ability of serving in the Body of Christ. We pray you find the congregation God has chosen for you to serve.

We encourage you to not only take a look around, but also tell us about your visit: how you use the web site, and what you'd like to see added to pilotknob.org. We desire to be a resource for the Christian and non-Christian alike. Thank you, and may God enrich your day.

We hope you'll visit us in person, too! We a short drive from numerous communities: Forest City, Fertile, Hanlontown and Joice, Iowa.

Rev. Robert Snitzer Rev. Robert Snitzer

Who we are
The history of Pilot Knob Lutheran Church has its roots in the immigration of Scandinavian families to north central Iowa in the mid-nineteenth century. Our congregation formed as Ellington Lutheran Church in 1875 at the home of Gunder Kivle. In 1901, our first church building was built; dedicated in 1902.

With that building damaged by fire in July 2000, our congregation built a new building across the road. The building was dedicated in 2003.

Today Pilot Knob Lutheran Church maintains a mission to worship God and proclaim His Word so people experience salvation in Jesus, mature in the faith, and equip all to serve in the church and world.

Additional Links:
Congregation Anniversary Page: 18 May 1875
May 2003 Bulletin Insert
Words by our pastor in response to the 2000 fire



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