In the early years, English services were held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month with Norwegian services being held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. By 1931, English services were held Sunday mornings with Norwegian services being held Sunday afternoons. As time went on, only English services were held.
In 1947, Zion Congregation granted women the right to vote. The women of Zion were, and are, key members in the church, contributing greatly to spreading the Word of God through mission work.
Zion Congregation voted to build a new church in 1949 and started on that endeavor by breaking ground for the Sunday School on October 8, 1950. After more than a year, the dedication of the Sunday School and Parish Hall was held on May 15, 1952. Continuing on with the original goal, ground breaking for the church was held on May 5, 1955. With construction complete almost one year to the day, the dedication of the new church was held on May 24, 1956.
Filling the desire to offer housing, the Halverson house was purchased as a parsonage in 1957. This parsonage is a 3-story home adorned with exquisite woodwork that has been called "home" by pastors and their families.
Zion Congregation was experiencing steady growth which brought forth the installation of a "Visitation Pastor" in 1967. Music ministry offered the dedication of the new pipe organ in 1973, and an intern program began in 1976.
1986 marked the centennial celebration -- 100 years -- of Zion Congregation. With God's blessing of continued growth, the decision was made in 1994 to add a second pastor. Answering both the needs and wants of the congregation, a contemporary Saturday evening service began in 1996.
Being adamant on instilling God's love upon the youth of our community, Zion Congregation employed a Youth & Education Director in 2001. That position was recreated in 2016 leading to the employment of a Director of Discipleship. It is essential that we offer the youth an opportunity to grow in a positive, healthy and faithful fashion.
Zion Congregation is hosting unique, creative fundraisers in an effort to procure revenue with which to maintain and update our current buildings. We are also designating funds to support our youth making the trip to Houston, Texas in 2018 for the national convention.
The most recent past, the present, and the future moves Zion Congregation's focus to worship opportunities for all. Our goal is to provide an exciting, encouraging and inspiring experience in our faith outreach attempts. Support, through God's love, will be extended to those in need of clothing, food, housing, spirituality, guidance & friendship.
Faith does not make things easy, it makes them possible. Luke 1:37