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Lititz Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA) is located in the center of a strong Mennonite community in [[Lancaster County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lancaster County]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]]. Fifty members of the Hess and Hammer Creek congregations appealed for a meetinghouse in the borough (then Warwick). In 1906 this house was built. Jacob H. Hershey (1862-1947), ordained at [[Olathe Mennonite Church (Olathe, Kansas, USA)|Olathe]], [[Kansas (USA)|Kansas]], but a native son, became the first pastor, but it was still part of the Hess-Hammer Creek District. Ephraim N. Eby (1852-1937) served as deacon, and Noah L. Landis (1857-1940) as bishop from the start. Amos S. Horst and Mahlon Zimmerman were the 1956 bishops, John S. Hess and Melvin Lauver pastors, and Lester B. Wenger deacon. The membership was 203 in 1956. The church was remodeled in 1952. In 2008 the membership was 177; the pastor was Lowell Keith Gerber.
 
Lititz Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA) is located in the center of a strong Mennonite community in [[Lancaster County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lancaster County]], [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]]. Fifty members of the Hess and Hammer Creek congregations appealed for a meetinghouse in the borough (then Warwick). In 1906 this house was built. Jacob H. Hershey (1862-1947), ordained at [[Olathe Mennonite Church (Olathe, Kansas, USA)|Olathe]], [[Kansas (USA)|Kansas]], but a native son, became the first pastor, but it was still part of the Hess-Hammer Creek District. Ephraim N. Eby (1852-1937) served as deacon, and Noah L. Landis (1857-1940) as bishop from the start. Amos S. Horst and Mahlon Zimmerman were the 1956 bishops, John S. Hess and Melvin Lauver pastors, and Lester B. Wenger deacon. The membership was 203 in 1956. The church was remodeled in 1952. In 2008 the membership was 177; the pastor was Lowell Keith Gerber.
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
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'''Address''': 165 East Front Street, Lititz, Pennsylvania
  
165 E Front Street
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'''Phone''': 717-626-8237
  
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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'''Website''': http://www.lititzmc.org/
  
Phone:
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
  
717-626-8237
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[http://www.lancasterconference.org/ Lancaster Mennonite Conference]
 
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[http://www.lanmenconf.org/ Lancaster Mennonite Conference]
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[http://www.mennoniteusa.org/ Mennonite Church USA ]
 
[http://www.mennoniteusa.org/ Mennonite Church USA ]
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[[Map:Lititz Mennonite Church (Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA)]]
 
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Lititz Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA) is located in the center of a strong Mennonite community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Fifty members of the Hess and Hammer Creek congregations appealed for a meetinghouse in the borough (then Warwick). In 1906 this house was built. Jacob H. Hershey (1862-1947), ordained at Olathe, Kansas, but a native son, became the first pastor, but it was still part of the Hess-Hammer Creek District. Ephraim N. Eby (1852-1937) served as deacon, and Noah L. Landis (1857-1940) as bishop from the start. Amos S. Horst and Mahlon Zimmerman were the 1956 bishops, John S. Hess and Melvin Lauver pastors, and Lester B. Wenger deacon. The membership was 203 in 1956. The church was remodeled in 1952. In 2008 the membership was 177; the pastor was Lowell Keith Gerber.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 165 East Front Street, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Phone: 717-626-8237

Website: http://www.lititzmc.org/

Denominational Affiliations:

Lancaster Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA 

[edit] Map

Map:Lititz Mennonite Church (Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA)


Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1956


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Landis, Ira D. "Lititz Mennonite Church (Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 30 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lititz_Mennonite_Church_(Lititz,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=117026.

APA style

Landis, Ira D. (1956). Lititz Mennonite Church (Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lititz_Mennonite_Church_(Lititz,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=117026.




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