Zion German Congregational Church - Ritzville

Zion German Evangelical Congregational Church was organized in 1888 and the first church structure was built. This building was moved one block north in 1901 and converted into a school (this structure was subsequently demolished). The new facility was completed in the fall of 1901.

Currently this congregation is called Zion Philadelphia United Church of Christ.

Location:

301 W. Broadway Ave.
Ritzville, Washington 99344
Telephone: 509.659.1440

Pastors & Priests: 

Zion Congregational has been served by the following pastors:

Johannes Koch (1893-1894)
G. Schauerle (1894-1905)
G. Graedel (1897-1901)
F. Egerland (1901-1905)
K. Stahl (1905-1907)
F. Egerland (1913-1923)
J. Houn (1923-1928)
George L. Zocher (1928-1933)
J. Morach (1933-1936)
F. Burkhardt (1936-1941)
Peter Ruder (1942-1952)
Alex Rehn (1952-1953)
R. W. Rieger (1953-1962)
Martin Ernst
Sandra Sparks
Sources: 

- History of the Pacific Conference of Congregational Churches of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, 1897-1964.
- "Liste der Deutschen Kongregationalen Gemeinden." Illustrierter Kirchenbote Kalender 1926 (Redfield, SD: Redfield College Press, 1926): 65-71.
- "Namenliste der Prediger und ihre Adressen." Illustrierter Kirchenbote Kalender 1926 (Redfield, SD: Redfield College Press, 1926): 76-79.
- National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form (1979) - Zion German Congregational Church
- Zion Congregational Church, Diamond Anniversary, 1888-1963 (booklet).

Zion Congregational Church (1954) in Ritzville, Washington.
Source: Washington State Library - A.M. Kendrick Photo Collection.