Tanum Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church 
6102 County Road OO • Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

 Pastor Peter Mannoja
1 (920) 559-3339
 Tanum Forest Church Office
1 (920) 743-2009

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

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. In 1997, as part of its 125th anniversary celebration,

 Tanum Forest Church was recognized by the Door County Historical Society as an Historical site.

145 Years in Christ

Worship Hours
At Tanum Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church, 

we have worship services at:

4:00 pm Saturdays and 9:00 am Sundays.

During the school year, we also have youth education (Sunday School and Confirmation), on Sundays at 10:15 am. 

Pastor Peter also has discussion groups at 

10:15 am, the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.

Worship Recordings

February 4, 2018   February 11, 2018  February 18, 2018  February 25, 2018
 March 4, 2018  March 11, 2018    

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

Approximately 4 times during the summer months, 

we worship at our Forest Chapel. The worship times are 

4:00 pm Saturdays and 9:00 am Sundays. 

The dates of the chapel services are chosen each year, generally before Memorial Day.

From Sturgeon Bay: follow County Road S, going past County Road OO (where you normally turn to go to the Tanum Forest Church), to Carnot Road. Taking Carnot Road to the right. Follow Carnot Road to the next intersection, the chapel is located on the corner, across from the old school. 

 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.