A rich, long history.
Zion has been a place of worship and ministry since 1903. Immigrant families from Norway at the turn of the 20th century wanted a church to hear God's word in Norwegian, where they could gather to give praise to God and preserve their culture in a new country. Since 1903, Zion (first named Immanuel Lutheran near Custer, WA) has continued to change and grow. The congregation first met in members' homes, then in a school house and finally in their own church building constructed in 1909. At certain points in its history, Zion has been a part of multi-point or two-point parishes, sharing a pastor with other congregations. Zion is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and its Northwest WA Synod. Now, Zion is a rich mix of people of many cultures and backgrounds. Each has a different story of how God lead him or her to the church. A wonderful history of Zion's life was written in honor of the congregation's 100th anniversary and is available by calling the church office.