The Horse Lake Mennonite Church had a close association with the nearby Garthland Mennonite congregation. For example Jacob Pauls was ordained in 1949 to serve at Garthland Mennonite Church, but also served as needed at Horse Lake particularly after Garthland closed in 1954 and before he moved to Saskatoon in 1960.
In 1958 the Tiefengrund Church planned to build a new building and made available its old building to the Horse Lake congregation. This building was moved to its current site at: 52.92944°N 106.3418°W on Wiens road, which is Saskatchewan highway 783. This location was about .75 kilometre north of the original site. The original Horse Lake church building was moved and became a private residence.
In 2010 the congregation entered into a sharing arrangement with the nearby Eigenheim Mennonite Church in which one Sunday per month members worshiped with Eigenheim and one Sunday per month Eigenheim leaders brought a worship service to the Horse Lake Mennonite Church.
The original cemetery was still actively utilized in 2011.
Canadian Mennonite (17 October 1958): 1.
Mennonite Reporter (6 January 1991): 9.
Rempel, J. G. Die Rosenorter Gemeinde in Saskatchewan. Rosthern, Sask: D. H. Epp, 1950, 183 pp.
Their dreams-- our memories: a history of Duck Lake and district. Duck Lake, Sask.: Duck Lake History Committee, Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, 1988. 2 volumes.
Archival Records:Photocopied records at Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Cemetery Records:Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan Archives, vol. 6.7. Available online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~skmhss/horselake.html
Address: Box 278, Duck Lake SK S0K 1J0
Location: southwest 1/4 Sec. 2 Township 45 Route 3 west of 3rd Meridian
General Conference Mennonite Church (1941-1999)
Pastoral Leaders at Horse Lake Mennonite Church
|Name||Years of Service|
|John J. Reimer||1943-?|
|Willy F. Janzen||1943-1968|
(also taught at
Swift CurrentBible Institute)
|Walter E. Janzen||1972-|
|Pete W. Dyck
(deacon & laypreacher)
Horse Lake Mennonite Church Membership
|Author(s)||Victor G. Wiebe|
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||October 2011|
Cite This Article
Wiebe, Victor G. and Richard D. Thiessen. "Horse Lake Mennonite Church (Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2011. Web. 21 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Horse_Lake_Mennonite_Church_(Duck_Lake,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=92050.
Wiebe, Victor G. and Richard D. Thiessen. (October 2011). Horse Lake Mennonite Church (Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Horse_Lake_Mennonite_Church_(Duck_Lake,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=92050.
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