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Sunday Services.

Worship Service: 9:00 a.m.     (summer schedule)


Service can be heard on Sidney radio 95.1 FM each week. 


Sunday School:  off during summer

Pre-K through 5th Grade


Lambert Worship: off during summer


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Contact Us.

418 West Main Street

Sidney, Montana 59270

Ph:   406.433.3350

FAX: 406.433.3350





Senior Pastor - George Karres

Pastor George began his ministry at Pella in January 2003. Prior to that, he served as a Mission Developer for the new congregation of Nativity Lutheran Church in New Albany, Ohio. He has also served Calls in Dayton, Ohio, Pensacola, Florida, Fort Pierce, Florida, and Columbia, South Carolina.

Pastor George enjoys people of all ages and is glad to be a part of the Sidney, Montana community. He looks forward to meeting you and helping you with any pastoral needs that you may have!

A Message from Pastor George

Associate Pastor - Charlane Lines

Pastor Charlane began her ministry as Associate Pastor at Pella Lutheran Church on July 1, 2010.  She is a recent graduate of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California.  Prior to that, she lived in Salem, Oregon where she worked as a musician.  She received her B.A. from Ripon College in 1995.  Her focus of study was piano performance.

 We are delighted that she has come to the Sidney community and especially to our congregation of Pella!  We look forward to her being with us in the months and years to come!


Custodian and Groundskeeper - Ken Vannatta

Ken began serving as Pella's groundskeeper in June, 2006 - and also as Pella's custodian in October, 2006  As our groundskeeper, his duties include mowing our lawns and any necessary trimming, and snow and ice removal for our sidewalks and entrances during the winter - and as our custodian he is responsible for all of our interior cleanup and maintenance.  We appreciate his service in these areas of our ministry!