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

Messiah Lutheran Church

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
1. Messiah Lutheran Church Marker
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In 1908, Lindsborg presented a fertile time and place for the establishment of an English speaking Lutheran Church. Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, located two blocks west, was organized on January 15, 1909.

Following an organizational meeting, arrangements were made to hold services temporarily on the campus of Bethany College. In June, 1908, Dr. E.F. Pihlblad, President of Bethany College, accepted a call to become the first Pastor of Messiah.

The Kansas Conference of the Augustana Lutheran Church entertained a request from the church council to permit Bethany College authorities to grant sufficient ground on the college campus for the construction of Messiah's future home.

Construction of Messiah Church began in February, 1911, with dedication on Sunday, October 19, 1912. The present structure includes a Fellowship Hall addition dedicated on May 26, 1996.

Come join us!
 
Erected by Members of Messiah Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is January 15, 1909.
 
Location. 38° 34.676′ 

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N, 97° 40.249′ W. Marker is in Lindsborg, Kansas, in McPherson County. Marker is at the intersection of Olsson Street and the Välkommen Trail, on the left when traveling west on Olsson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lindsborg KS 67456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birger Sandzén (within shouting distance of this marker); Messiah Chorus (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carl Aaron Swensson (about 700 feet away); Bethany College (approx. 0.2 miles away); 9/11 Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dag Hammarskjöld (approx. 0.2 miles away); Womans Missionary Society (approx. ¼ mile away); A Brief History of Early Lindsborg (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lindsborg.
 
Also see . . .  Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lindsborg KS. (Submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Messiah Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
2. Messiah Lutheran Church Marker
Rear of church can be seen in background
Messiah Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
3. Messiah Lutheran Church
Messiah Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
4. Messiah Lutheran Church
Messiah Lutheran Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
5. Messiah Lutheran Church Cornerstone
Messiah Lutheran Church Carillon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
6. Messiah Lutheran Church Carillon Marker
Messiah Lutheran Church, Lindsborg KS image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2012
7. Messiah Lutheran Church, Lindsborg KS
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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