Marysville Church

Each summer (June-August) Zion offers members and friends the opportunity to worship at our historic Marysville church.

Monday Evening Worship at Marysville

This beautiful historic country church is located among farmland on County Road 9 between Buffalo and Waverly. The worship service begins at 7:00pm each Monday evening.

An old fashioned ice cream social is held at Marysville each summer.

Just a reminder… this is a little country church, with no modern amenities.

History of Swedesburg

The Swedesburg (AKA Marysville) Church was served by the same pastors as the Carlslund (later known as Zion) congregation until Swedesburg disbanded in 1950 and the members joined Zion. In 1973 the building was restored to celebrate the centennial of Swedesburg, and Monday evening summer services commenced at that time.

Severe Weather Policy

  • Services will be cancelled when severe weather (tornado or severe thunderstorm) threatens the immediate Marysville area.
  • On evenings when heat indices and high humidity are a concern, scheduled services will be held and worshippers will be encouraged to make their own decision about attendance.
  • Cancellations will be posted on the church website and on KRWC radio by 6pm.

  • Marysville Memories

    Dick has many memories from worship at MarysvilleDick’s ancestors came from Dalarna, Sweden in the 1850s and settled in Marysville Township, between Buffalo and Waverly. The Mattsons were involved in the formation of the Swedesburg congregation and the construction of the church. Dick was born in the family home, right across the field from the Marysville Church. He met Renée in 1951 and they were married in 1953. Their grown children are Scott, Jeffery (& Christine), and Lisa (& Donald Mills). Their second son, Todd, passed away at ... more
  • Swedesburg History

    Hubert Humphrey at MarysvilleThe organizational meeting of the Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church of Marysville was on February 25, 1873 in the home of J. M. Peterson. There were 29 adult Charter Members and 35 children: The families of J. M. Peterson, J. P. Larson, Carl Olson, A. Mattson, G. Mats Johnson, G. Anders Mattson, K. Anders Kellstrom. S. P. Peterson, and S. Eric Anderson. Some of these families still live in the area. Pastor John S. Nelson, the same pastor serving Carlslund, also served ... more
  • Tending God’s House

    Tending the building and grounds gives me a feeling of belonging and a sense of pride, making God’s house a nice place to be. #ZionBuffaloDiane was born and raised in Buffalo. Both sides of her family came to the Buffalo area from Sweden, and her father’s family were among those who founded the Marysville / Swedesburg Church near Waverly (now part of Zion). Lucky for me, Zion has always been my church. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I would have to say my father was instrumental in my faith journey. He always made sure that we were part of our church family. His ... more

From Central Ave, Buffalo

Go west on Wright Cty 35 (Lake Blvd. W) at the Wright County Courthouse.

After 3 miles, turn left/west, and stay on Wright Cty 35 (#109 continues west).

After 2 more miles, turn left/south on Wright Cty 9 (Dempsey Ave).

Continue 2.5 miles, and find Marysville on your right at 25th St SW.

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