Monday Evening Worship at Marysville
Summer is the right time to enjoy the fresh air of the historic Marysville church as you hear pastors preach about faith-filled life lessons and sing the old favorite hymns.
This beautiful historic country church is located among farmland on County Road 9 between Buffalo and Waverly. The worship service begins at 7pm each Monday evening in June, July, and August, with communion on the first Monday of each month.
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.
- Dick’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
- The 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
- Diane 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.
Severe Weather Policy
Worship will be held if the temperature is above 60 and below 90 and the heat index is below 95 degrees at 6pm that day.
Worship will be cancelled if there is a severe weather warning such as tornado or severe thunderstorm for the immediate area.
Cancellations will be posted on Zion’s Facebook page and on KRWC radio by 6pm.