Emanuels Lutheran Church of Kolberg exists to tell people about our loving God, and His plan of forgiveness for all. We guide and help people with
their personal relationship with God, and to foster and strengthen that relationship.
In order to accomplish that purpose,Emanuels Lutheran relies upon God's Word and Sacraments, through which the Holy Spirit works. God's Word
and Sacraments are the solid foundation of our church.
It is a group of Lutheran Christians dedicated to serving the Lord and helping people come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
What can Emanuels Lutheran Church of Kolberg provide?
Through various organizations and activities such as Fellowship, Choir, and a Seniors Group, members have the opportunity to live and learn about
their Savior with others.
Through weekly Bible studies, the Bible Information Class, Catechism Classes, and other programs, people learn more about their Savior and how
His death on the cross has saved all people from their sins.
With numerous worship service opportunities each week and special services during Advent and Lent, members and visitors have the privilege to
hear the wonderful news of God's plan of eternal salvation and to participate in the blessings of the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.
Children of the congregation have the opportunity to learn of God's word in our Sunday School.
Our congregation continues to hold the entire Bible as God's completely inspired, inerrant Word as the only source of truth, faith, and life.
We at Emanuels of Kolberg would like to help you, either to establish a personal relationship with Jesus Christ or to strengthen that relationship.
Therefore, we invite you to worship Jesus Christ with us Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
Emanuels Ev. Lutheran Church Of Kolberg
Larry I. Zessin
Pastor Larry I. Zessin was born in Chicago on October 24, 1940 to Irene and Irvin Zessin.
Shortly thereafter the family moved to Sturgeon Bay. He attended schools in the area and was
confirmed by Pastor Theophil Baganz on June 6, 1954 at St. Peters Lutheran Church. In 1954
he attended Northwestern Preparatory School in Watertown, Wisconsin to study in high school
for the pastoral ministry. He graduated from Northwestern College in 1962. He attended
Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin and graduated in 1965. He served as a
vicar for the District Mission Board and started the mission Our Savior Lutheran Church of
After his graduation he was called to serve Goodview Trinity Lutheran Church of Winona,
Minnesota and First Lutheran Church of Minnesota City, Minnesota. In 1972 he accepted the
call to serve at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Menomonee, Wisconsin and as campus pastor at
the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 1985 he was called to serve as a missionary in the West
Indies. In 1987 he accepted the call to serve Grace Lutheran Church of Oshkosh, Wisconsin
where he served until accepting the call to St. Peters in 1997.
He has served on the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod nationally on the Campus Ministry Committee and Lutheran Pioneers. He has also served
on the Western Wisconsin District Evangelism Committee and Stewardship Committee as well as district chaplain for the Pioneer program. He is
currently Circuit Pastor for the Northeastern Circuit of the Northern Wisconsin District. Pastor Zessin has served as Senior Pastor at St. Peters since
January of 1998.
Pastor Zessin met his wife Dolores while attending school in Watertown, Wisconsin. They were married in 1963 in Watertown by Pastor Baganz. Dolores
is a nurse. They have three adult children, Natalie Pratt living in Oshkosh, Michael, also of Oshkosh and Beth of Port Orange, Florida. Pastor also is a
grandfather to six beautiful grandchildren. He will be happy to show you their pictures. He enjoys outdoor activities like hunting and fishing. Dolores
enjoys outdoor photography. They are both cross-county skiers.
|8612 County D
Forestville, WI 54213
Pastor Larry Zessin
Telephone: (920) 856-6115 Cell: (920) 493-1393