Tanum Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church

6102 County Road OO

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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Pastor Peter Mannoja

(920) 559-3339


Celebrating 149 Years in Christ

Tanum Forest Church Office

(920) 743-2009


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We are a Welcoming Church in a Caring, Country Community.

— Task Force Update —

Posted 10/14/2021

The Task Force met and masking is now optional at indoor services beginning October 16. People are also encouraged to use hand sanitizer before signing in at the check-in table. Coffee hour will resume, for those that feel comfortable participating.

We are making the changes to keep our congregation as safe as possible in these challenging times. Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Our current Worship Service times are:

Saturday at 4:00 PM — Drive In

Sunday at 9:00 AM — In Person

Upcoming Events:

November 6th: Turn your clocks back 1 hour.

November 7th: All Saints Worship

November 7th: Talent Show at 1:00 PM

November 21st: Ecumenical Worship - Two Services will be held —

5:00 PM Drive In - and - 7:00 PM In Person

Our Fall Festival for 2021 has been cancelled.

We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Our Worship Service Videos

October 9-10, 2021.mp4

October 9-10, 2021

October 16, 2021.mp4

October 16-17, 2021

October 23-24, 2021.mp4

October 23-24, 2021

October 2-3, 2021.mp4

October 2-3, 2021

Our Worship Service Bulletins

Week of October 9-10, 2021 Email.pdf

October 9-10, 2021

Week of October 16-17, 2021 Email.pdf

October 16-17, 2021

Week of October 23-24, 2021 Email.pdf

October 23-24, 2021

Week of October 2-3, 2021 Email.pdf

October 2-3, 2021

Our Mission

The mission of Tanum Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church is to invite others to be partners with us in the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worship, sharing Sacraments, witness and service in the spirit of love and Christian fellowship.

Built in 1874 for use as Tanum Lutheran Church and Parsonage, this relic of the past stood for many years as a monument to the spiritual dedication of a group of Norwegian pioneers.

Church and Parochial School

A Bit of Our History

The Tanum Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin was founded by Norwegian immigrants in 1872. It was originally known as the Tanum Lutheran Church. This was the first Lutheran congregation in Door County.

On February 2, 1970, the Forest Church was destroyed by fire. Tanum facilities were used until 1973 when the two congregations merged, as "Tanum Forest"

In 1997, as part of its 125th anniversary celebration, Tanum Forest Church was recognized by the Door County Historical Society as an Historical site.

Worship Hours

At Tanum Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church, our worship services are:

4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 9:00 a.m. on Sundays.

During the school year, we also have youth education (Sunday School and Confirmation), on Sundays.

Our Beliefs

Lutherans believe in the Triune God. God created and loves all of creation — the earth and the seas and all of the world's inhabitants. We believe that God's Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God's Spirit is active in the world.

We are part of God's unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere. When we study the Bible or hear God's word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God's own saving story.

The convictions shared by Christians from many different traditions are expressed in statements of belief called creeds. These ecumenical creeds that Lutherans affirm and use in worship confess the faith of the church through the ages and around the world.

The Confession of Faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is part of our founding constitution. The ELCA accepts the following creeds as true declarations of the faith of this church: The Apostles' Creed — and — The Nicene Creed.

Our Chapel

6691 Carnot Rd

Forestville, WI 54213

To get to our Carnot Chapel from Sturgeon Bay — follow County Road S, going South from the City of Sturgeon Bay approximately 8 miles to Carnot Road. Taking Carnot Road to the right. Follow Carnot Road for 1 mile.

To get to our Carnot Chapel from Algoma — follow County Road S, going North from the City of Algoma approximately 7 miles to Carnot Road. Taking Carnot Road to the left. Follow Carnot Road for 1 mile.