Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Ignace


History of the Church

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church has been serving God in the community of Saint Ignace for over 100 years. We truly believe in God’s love and forgiveness for all people and strive to make that truth known in our church and community. We worship together. We work together. We laugh together. We cry together. But above all we love together.We love God, we love each other, and we love all those who enter our doors. That is why we are more than just a church, we are a family. Brought and held together by God’s love. A love which truly makes us who we are; God’s children, God’s church, the people of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

We are a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Northern Great Lakes Synod.

zion old church


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Ignace, Michigan, began with the organization of a Ladies Aid in 1903.

The congregation was officially organized on March 30, 1907 when it was received into the Augustana Synod. The membership consisted of 25 adults
and 12 children.

In 1912 a Young People’s Society and Sunday School was organized. In 1932, with a membership of 68 adults and 22 children, services were gradually changed from Swedish to English.






recent church


In 1953, the parsonage was dedicated and in 1957 work was begun on the present church building. At that time membership was 226 adults and 125 children.

Final cost of the building was about $40,000. It was dedicated on August 16, 1959.



In 2005, the church added a narthex, parking, handicapped restrooms, and new office space. In 2007 Zion celebrated 100 years of ministry.Today Zion continues to do God’s work in the community of St. Ignace as it strives to humbly serve its’ neighbors and share the good news of salvation with all.