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Lindsborg in McPherson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Evangelical Covenant Church

102 South Washington Street

 
 
Evangelical Covenant Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
1. Evangelical Covenant Church Marker
Inscription.

Emigrants from Östergötland, Sweden formed the Rose Hill Church northeast of Lindsborg in 1874 with J.A. Pihl as pastor. They were joined by fifty people who had left Bethany Lutheran Church. In 1876 the congregation built a church in town, only to have it destroyed in a storm six months later.

Known for many years as the Mission Church, the members erected the unusual dome church in 1878. The present building was dedicated in 1929 and an addition was built in 1992.

The Evangelical Covenant denomination began in 1885. The early Founders were part of the läsare (readers) movement in Sweden with the Bible as their only creed for faith, doctrine and conduct. "Where is it written?" and "Do you have life in Jesus?" were expressions of their beliefs. These questions remain vital in the Evangelical Covenant Church.
 
Erected by Evangelical Covenant Church.
 
Location. 38° 34.396′ N, 97° 40.332′ W. Marker is in Lindsborg, Kansas, in McPherson County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Street and the Välkommen Trail, on the left when traveling west on Lincoln Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lindsborg KS 67456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance

Evangelical Covenant Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
2. Evangelical Covenant Church Marker
Looking NNE along the Välkommen Trail
of this marker. A Brief History of Early Lindsborg (within shouting distance of this marker); Lindsborg Post Office (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Den Svenska Timmerstugan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Founders in Architectural Heaven (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Lucia Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Farmers State Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hjerpe Grocery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holmberg and Johnson Blacksmith & Wagonshop (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lindsborg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lindsborg Covenant Church, Kansas. (Submitted on January 20, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Välkommen Trail, Lindsborg KS. (Submitted on January 20, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Välkommen Trail, Lindsborg KS. (Submitted on January 20, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
The Välkommen Trail Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
3. The Välkommen Trail Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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