St. Lawrence, South Dakota Churches - Hand Co.
St. Lawrence Community Church
From Bring On The Pioneers - Scott Heidepriem 1978

   The St. Lawrence Community Church was founded in 1926, with 107 charter members, as a merger of two small denominational churches into one community church.
The church originally met in the old Presbyterian Church, and was later moved to the former Methodist Church building. 
   A new educational unit was added in 1961.  The interior of the old church sanctuary has been redecorated, and in 1973 was refurnished with new pews and pulpit furniture.
    Pastors who have served the church from 1926 to 1977 include the Reverends D.E. Cleveland, J.T. O'Neill, Samuel G. Blumhagen, Norval A. Luke, Leon C. Decker, Norman A. Conklin, Donald E. Hoover, Robert L. Wieduwilt, and Richard R. Ransom.
* Several others have followed to the current date *
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St. Lawrence Community Church 50th Anniversary 1976
Note new additon to the east, enclosed entry, newer windows, steps, etc.
St. Lawrence Community Church
25th Anniversary 1951
Presbyterian Church
St. Lawrence, SD - c. 1900 ?
    This church was located along US Hwy 14 one block west of Commercial (main) street.  The steps are still there, facing west on corner of Oak St.
    As a kid, I lived diagonally across the highway to the NW.  "The Steps" were a favorite meeting place for neighbor kids. 
    The Community Church parsonage was immediately south of the steps. Since we were told these were "church steps" and the preacher lived next door, then where did the church go?  I still don't know if moved or torn down.   
St. Lawrence Methodist Church
c. 1900 ?
St. Lawrence Methodist Church - c. 1910
Note hitching posts in both pictures. Trim is white in this one.
See also:
1951 photos of identified church members at 25th celebration
St. Lawrence, South Dakota Church History & Photos
Presbyterian - Methodist - combined to become Community Church
Last modified by Carolyn S. Rosemore 4 Nov 2005