Who We Are.

As a congregation, we are committed to the faithfulness of the Lord, growing together in faith by proclaiming the Gospel through song, prayer and worship. We are warm, welcoming people who enjoy sharing the love of Jesus Christ with each other and new friends. Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church is a Christ-centered community focused on nurturing personal spiritual growth, encouraging active involvement and providing care, concern and service to others in our community and around the world.

Chirstmas Eve Church Service Eagle River WI


The Mission of Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church is to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of all creation. Led by the Holy Spirit, we are called to reach out to all people with God’s message of love, forgiveness, and eternal salvation.


As a welcoming fellowship of brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise God through song, prayer, and worship. We are nourished by God’s Word and Sacraments and thus
dedicated to love and serve all people in the following ways:

  • Discipleship through Life-long Christian Education
  • Small Group Ministries and Activities
  • Servant Evangelism
  • Active Participation of All Ages
  • Minister to the Physical and Spiritual Needs of People throughout the World
Special Services

Ash Wednesday: We begin our Lenten journey with an Ash Wednesday liturgy that includes Confession of Sins, the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.

Lenten Services: During the 40 days of Lent, we worship on Wednesday evenings. We gather for a light soup supper before the evening service.

Palm Sunday: Features a Procession with Palms and a reading of The Passion.

Maundy Thursday: Gather for evening worship as we recall Jesus’ final meal with his disciples, his washing of their feet and his command to love and concludes with “Stripping of the Altar.”

Good Friday: An afternoon Good Friday service is  conducted by pastors of the Vacationland Ministerial and is rotated annually between other area congregations.  An evening Service of Tenebrae at PLLC.

Easter Sunday: We celebrate Easter with the proclamation of the resurrection, the great hymns of faith and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Advent Worship: In the four weeks leading up to Christmas PLLC gathers during week for Worship and soup suppers.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: On the evening of December 24th, we sing traditional Christmas hymns, share Holy Communion and celebrate the coming of our Lord with the quiet lighting of candles while singing “Silent Night.” that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.

Romans 1:12

Church Council

The Church Council (also known as the Congregation Council) is comprised of 11 church members.  The church members are elected by the congregation at the church’s annual meeting.  The church council exists to create and supervise the strategic plan for the local congregation to ensure the Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church has the resources it needs to fulfill its mission.  Council provides input and approval on operational and budgetary matters.

The Church Council meets on the 3rd Thurdsay of each month unless otherwise noted.  Please contact any member of church council with any questions or suggestions you may have.

Executive Board: Phone:
Pastor – John Kuziej Pastor’s Page 715-479-4908
President –Dick Martin 715-545-3327
Vice President-Tony Justice 715-479-5495
Secretary – Pastor John Kuziej 715-479-4966
Treasurer – Debbie Wiess 715-891-1429
Financial Secretary – Lori Moser   262-210-4009
Council members:
 Lawrence Dow, Rita Kickert, Rod Brost, Bev Ahlborn, Maddie Indermuehle, Jeff Lane, 
Congregational Committee Chairpersons Phone:
Evangelism Chair –  Vacant
Finance Chair – Bev Ahlborn 715-891-0558
Property Chair – Joanie Green 715-547-6209
Christian Ed. Chair – Bev Ahlborn 715-891-0558
Memorials Chair – Joanie Green 715-547-6209
Social Ministry Chair – Rita Kickert 715-547-6972
Church Newsletter – Bill & Joanie Green 715-547-6209
Stewardship Chair –  Bev Ahlborn 715-891-0558
Praise Team Contact –Vacant
Worship and Music –   Vacant

Original Building of Pioneer Lake Church

Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church began over 100 years ago on October 26th, 1903 with 9 charter members and still stands today as a testimony to the power of the Holy Spirit. Worship services in the early years were spoken in Swedish and conducted in homes and local school buildings.  The first church service at our current location was held on May 20th, 1919 in a small white framed church.  Just a few short years later in 1923 English was introduced into the services.

Our church building that resides today was built in 1999 and is the epicenter for continuing God’s work.  Through the years our church has been transformed and renewed through the generous donations and commitments of our members.  We look forward to the fruitful years the lie ahead, as our congregation continues to grow and serve in the teaching of Jesus Christ.

More PLLC History