“Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday dear Emmanuel, happy birthday to us!”
Welcome to a celebration of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church’s 125th anniversary!
On school reunion weekend, June 21 & 22, 2014, Emmanuel Presbyterian celebrates 125 years of worship, community, and ministry in Marion, SD. The road has been long for the church. There have been good times and bad. Through it all, though, we have persevered and continue to be a growing, thriving community. Most importantly, even though the people change and the times around us change, one thing remains the same: Jesus Christ is at the center of our collective life of worship and mission.
Please feel free to explore this are of our website. There will be a few things posted here. Articles appearing in the Marion record on June 5, June 12, and June 19, 2014, are reprinted here for your convenience. In fact, they’re up here before they even get to the paper (so if you want to read it in print for the first time, don’t click until after those dates)! Additionally, there are some excerpts from the booklet that we’ll be printing for the occasion. They are:
Pictures of the church and manse through the years
The short poem, “The Ladies Aid”
A spotlight on our founding members with connections to current members – Buse
A spotlight on our founding members with connections to current members – Wentzel