175th Anniversary

Zion Evangelical Church Philipsburg     1843-2018

2018 marked the 175th Anniversary of our Congregation. We celebrated this incredible milestone with events held throughout the year to commemorate this Anniversary. This is a brief summary of the events and dates:

History Day – Sat. Feb. 24, 2018  Tours of the Church, historical displays and artifacts of the Church and the village of Philipsburg were on display.
Confirmation Reunion – Sun. April 29, 2018  We gathered with members of our Confirmation Classes and enjoyed  a special Worship service.
Concert with Katie Ditschun – Sun. May 6, 2018 We  enjoyed the fabulous music of  singer/songwriter and Jazz performer Katie Ditschun.
175th Anniversary Service – Sun. June 10, 2018 This special worship service included  our Bishop The Rev. Michael Pryse, former Pastors, members, friends, relatives and neighbors of Zion, with a catered lunch following the Worship service.
Cemetery Decoration Service – Sun. Sept. 23, 2018 A Worship service of remembrance was held for those buried in our cemetery.  Flowers were placed on the graves of our loved ones, with a time of fellowship and light snacks following the service.
Musical Afternoon with Chris Ehrat & Dianne Ditner – Sat. October 20, 2018  This was a fun afternoon of great country music with special guest – Minnie Pearl, featuring the music of Chris Ehrat and Dianne Ditner.
Christmas Recital – Sun. Dec. 9, 2018   A wonderful afternoon of beautiful Christmas music featuring Charlene and Ella Nafziger and our organist Trevor Wagler and his wife, flutist Wendy Wagler.