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Risser (Rissers) [[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]], located 4 miles east of [[Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania, USA)|Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania]], a member of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Conference]], originated in 1737. The first meetinghouse was built in 1760 in a grove on Peter Risser's land. This was enlarged in 1865, and in 1887 replaced by the present frame church 50 x 70 ft. It is beautifully located, with a schoolhouse adjoining and a well-kept cemetery. In 1957 the membership was 138; Noah W. Risser and Clarence E. Lutz were the bishops, Walter W. Oberholtzer and J. Harold Forwood the ministers. It formerly shared its ministers with the [[Stauffer Mennonite Church (Conewago Township, Pennsylvania, USA)|Stauffer]] congregation at Bachmanville.
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Risser (Rissers) [[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]], located four miles east of [[Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania, USA)|Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania]], a member of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Conference]], originated in 1737. The first meetinghouse was built in 1760 in a grove on Peter Risser's land. This was enlarged in 1865, and in 1887 replaced by the present frame church 50 x 70 ft. It is beautifully located, with a schoolhouse adjoining and a well-kept cemetery. In 1957 the membership was 138; Noah W. Risser and Clarence E. Lutz were the bishops, Walter W. Oberholtzer and J. Harold Forwood the ministers. It formerly shared its ministers with the [[Stauffer Mennonite Church (Conewago Township, Pennsylvania, USA)|Stauffer]] congregation at Bachmanville.
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'''Address''': 8360 Elizabethtown Rd, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022
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'''Phone''': 717-367-1975
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'''Website''':
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
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[http://www.lancasterconference.org/ Lancaster Mennonite Conference]
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[http://www.mennoniteusa.org/ Mennonite Church USA]
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Risser (Rissers) Mennonite Church, located four miles east of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, a member of the Lancaster Conference, originated in 1737. The first meetinghouse was built in 1760 in a grove on Peter Risser's land. This was enlarged in 1865, and in 1887 replaced by the present frame church 50 x 70 ft. It is beautifully located, with a schoolhouse adjoining and a well-kept cemetery. In 1957 the membership was 138; Noah W. Risser and Clarence E. Lutz were the bishops, Walter W. Oberholtzer and J. Harold Forwood the ministers. It formerly shared its ministers with the Stauffer congregation at Bachmanville.

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Address: 8360 Elizabethtown Rd, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022

Phone: 717-367-1975

Website:

Denominational Affiliations: Lancaster Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

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Risser Mennonite Church (Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA)


Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1959


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Landis, Ira D. "Risser Mennonite Church (Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Risser_Mennonite_Church_(Elizabethtown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=117057.

APA style

Landis, Ira D. (1959). Risser Mennonite Church (Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Risser_Mennonite_Church_(Elizabethtown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=117057.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 341. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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