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Blainsport Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), Reinholds, [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]] (before 1947 known as Cocalico) was a mission station of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Mennonite Conference]] in northeastern [[Lancaster County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lancaster County]], Pennsylvania, in the old Swamp Union Meetinghouse built in 1865. The [[Indiantown Mennonite Church (Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA)|Indiantown]]-[[Bowmansville Mennonite Church (East Earl, Pennsylvania, USA)|Bowmansville]] ministers held meetings in the vicinity in the 19th century, but not in this building. The Ephrata congregation reopened this house as a mission station in 1926 with Christian Mosemann and Daniel Stauffer as superintendents. The field workers of the Lancaster Mennonite Mission Board and the ministers of the Ephrata-Indiantown congregation preached here until Wilmer M. Eby was ordained for the work in 1938. Levi G. High in 1946 was ordained as deacon. In 1947 a brick church was built near Blainsport, two miles east of the Union House. In 1953 the membership was 63, with a Sunday-school enrollment of 136 and a summer Bible school with an average attendance of 155. In 2009 the membership was 171; the pastor was Eric P. Marshall.
 
Blainsport Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), Reinholds, [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]] (before 1947 known as Cocalico) was a mission station of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Mennonite Conference]] in northeastern [[Lancaster County (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lancaster County]], Pennsylvania, in the old Swamp Union Meetinghouse built in 1865. The [[Indiantown Mennonite Church (Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA)|Indiantown]]-[[Bowmansville Mennonite Church (East Earl, Pennsylvania, USA)|Bowmansville]] ministers held meetings in the vicinity in the 19th century, but not in this building. The Ephrata congregation reopened this house as a mission station in 1926 with Christian Mosemann and Daniel Stauffer as superintendents. The field workers of the Lancaster Mennonite Mission Board and the ministers of the Ephrata-Indiantown congregation preached here until Wilmer M. Eby was ordained for the work in 1938. Levi G. High in 1946 was ordained as deacon. In 1947 a brick church was built near Blainsport, two miles east of the Union House. In 1953 the membership was 63, with a Sunday-school enrollment of 136 and a summer Bible school with an average attendance of 155. In 2009 the membership was 171; the pastor was Eric P. Marshall.
 
 
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
 
<strong>Address:</strong> 85 South Blainsport Road, Reinholds, Pennsylvania 17569
 
<strong>Address:</strong> 85 South Blainsport Road, Reinholds, Pennsylvania 17569
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[http://www.mennoniteusa.org/ Mennonite Church USA]
 
[http://www.mennoniteusa.org/ Mennonite Church USA]
 
 
  
 
= Maps =
 
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[[Map:Blainesport Mennonite Church (Reinholds, Pennsylvania)|Map:Blainesport Mennonite Church (Reinholds, Pennsylvania)]]
 
[[Map:Blainesport Mennonite Church (Reinholds, Pennsylvania)|Map:Blainesport Mennonite Church (Reinholds, Pennsylvania)]]
 
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Blainsport Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), Reinholds, Pennsylvania (before 1947 known as Cocalico) was a mission station of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference in northeastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the old Swamp Union Meetinghouse built in 1865. The Indiantown-Bowmansville ministers held meetings in the vicinity in the 19th century, but not in this building. The Ephrata congregation reopened this house as a mission station in 1926 with Christian Mosemann and Daniel Stauffer as superintendents. The field workers of the Lancaster Mennonite Mission Board and the ministers of the Ephrata-Indiantown congregation preached here until Wilmer M. Eby was ordained for the work in 1938. Levi G. High in 1946 was ordained as deacon. In 1947 a brick church was built near Blainsport, two miles east of the Union House. In 1953 the membership was 63, with a Sunday-school enrollment of 136 and a summer Bible school with an average attendance of 155. In 2009 the membership was 171; the pastor was Eric P. Marshall.

Additional Information

Address: 85 South Blainsport Road, Reinholds, Pennsylvania 17569

Phone: 717-336-3424

Website: Blainsport Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Lancaster Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Maps

Map:Blainesport Mennonite Church (Reinholds, Pennsylvania)


Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1953


Cite This Article

MLA style

Landis, Ira D. "Blainsport Mennonite Church (Reinholds, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 22 Feb 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Blainsport_Mennonite_Church_(Reinholds,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=75703.

APA style

Landis, Ira D. (1953). Blainsport Mennonite Church (Reinholds, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 February 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Blainsport_Mennonite_Church_(Reinholds,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=75703.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 351. All rights reserved.


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