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The Schoenwieser Mennoniten Gemeinde at Petersfield, [[Manitoba (Canada)|Manitoba]] began services in 1937. The congregation originated through colonization. The settlement withered and dissolved as the road system made access to [[Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada)|Winnipeg]] easier. It was affiliated with the [[Schoenwiese Mennonite Church group (Manitoba)|Schoenwieser Mennoniten Gemeinde von Manitoba]] and the [[Conference of Mennonites in Canada|Conference of Mennonites in Canada]]. The language of worship was German.
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The Schoenwieser Mennoniten Gemeinde at Petersfield, [[Manitoba (Canada)|Manitoba]] began services in 1937. From 1929 until 1937, as recent Mennonite immigrants from the [[Soviet Union]] settled on previously uncultivated land in this district just 65 km north of [[Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada)|Winnipeg]], no regular worship services occurred. When [[Schoenwiese Mennonite Church group (Manitoba)|Schoenwieser]] members Gerhard Epp and Heinrich Epp moved to Petersfield with their families in 1937, regular services and contact with the Schoenwieser Mennonite Church were established. Gerhard H. Epp was elected as minister. Gerhard Klassen, a [[Mennonite Brethren Church|Mennonite Brethren]] member, gave leadership to developing a Sunday school and German language instruction, and also preached. The language of worship was German. Although the group remained small in numbers, they were a blessing to the larger Schoenwieser group, and the larger Schoenwiese group were a blessing to them.
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The settlement and congregation withered and dissolved as the road system made access to Winnipeg easier. Some member joined [[First Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)|First Mennonite Church]] in Winnipeg, while others moved away or joined other churches.  
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Klassen, Is. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Dem Herrn die Ehre: Schoenwieser Mennoniten Gemeinde von Manitoba, 1924-1968.</em> Altona, MB: The Conference, 1969: 111-115.
 
Klassen, Is. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Dem Herrn die Ehre: Schoenwieser Mennoniten Gemeinde von Manitoba, 1924-1968.</em> Altona, MB: The Conference, 1969: 111-115.
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= Additional Information =
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
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[http://mennochurch.mb.ca/ Mennonite Church Manitoba]
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Conference of Mennonites in Canada / [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/ Mennonite Church Canada]
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[[Category:Churches]]
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[[Category:Mennonite Church Manitoba Congregations]]
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[[Category:Mennonite Church Canada Congregations]]
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[[Category:Manitoba Congregations]]
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[[Category:Canadian Congregations]]
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[[Category:Extinct Congregations]]

Latest revision as of 02:40, 4 December 2015

The Schoenwieser Mennoniten Gemeinde at Petersfield, Manitoba began services in 1937. From 1929 until 1937, as recent Mennonite immigrants from the Soviet Union settled on previously uncultivated land in this district just 65 km north of Winnipeg, no regular worship services occurred. When Schoenwieser members Gerhard Epp and Heinrich Epp moved to Petersfield with their families in 1937, regular services and contact with the Schoenwieser Mennonite Church were established. Gerhard H. Epp was elected as minister. Gerhard Klassen, a Mennonite Brethren member, gave leadership to developing a Sunday school and German language instruction, and also preached. The language of worship was German. Although the group remained small in numbers, they were a blessing to the larger Schoenwieser group, and the larger Schoenwiese group were a blessing to them.

The settlement and congregation withered and dissolved as the road system made access to Winnipeg easier. Some member joined First Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, while others moved away or joined other churches.

[edit] Bibliography

Klassen, Is. Dem Herrn die Ehre: Schoenwieser Mennoniten Gemeinde von Manitoba, 1924-1968. Altona, MB: The Conference, 1969: 111-115.

[edit] Additional Information

Denominational Affiliations: Mennonite Church Manitoba

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Alf Redekopp
Date Published November 2015


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MLA style

Epp, Marlene and Alf Redekopp. "Schoenwieser Mennoniten Gemeinde (Petersfield, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2015. Web. 1 May 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Schoenwieser_Mennoniten_Gemeinde_(Petersfield,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=132937.

APA style

Epp, Marlene and Alf Redekopp. (November 2015). Schoenwieser Mennoniten Gemeinde (Petersfield, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 May 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Schoenwieser_Mennoniten_Gemeinde_(Petersfield,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=132937.




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