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Organ Restoration

On June 6, 2021 Zion members approved a renovation plan to make the much needed repairs and  improvements to our pipe organ.  This plan was prepared by J.F. Nordlie Company of Sioux Falls who has provided routine maintenance for many years and is well acquainted with the current condition of our  instrument.  Their quote for the project is $250,000, but no work can or will begin until $50,000, or 20% of the cost, has been raised and paid as a first installment, and we have received pledges to cover the balance. If you have questions about the scope of this project, we encourage you to watch a brief video prepared by Nordlie that fully explains what they are proposing.  It can be found below.

Although this is a daunting project, it provides us with the opportunity to assure a quality organ will be available for future generations to enjoy during worship, weddings, and/or celebrations of life. We’ve supported other high-cost projects, worked together to raise funds, and successfully completed the work. Let’s come together again, embrace the organ’s needs, and return it to its glory.

What Needs to Be Done

Please take some time, and check out the video below from the J.F. Nordlie Company, who has placed a bid to do Zion’s organ restoration. Joseph Brown explains the work that needs to be done to restore Zion’s organ.

Current Progress


Cash on Hand – $109,973.64

Unpaid pledges – $34,601.59

Total project funds – $144,575.23


Remaining pledge amount needed: $105,424.77



If you would like to make a one-time donation to the organ restoration project, you can do so using the button below.  On the webpage, please be sure to enter your donation on the “Organ Restoration” line. If you would like to make a pledge to be paid over three to five years, please contact the church office to fill out a pledge card.

Give to the Organ Restoration Project


Organ Restoration Tea

The Organ Restoration Committee will be hosting a tea on Saturday, September 30th at 2:00 PM.  We are planning to have 20 tables of 8 guests at each table for a total of 160 guests.  Many volunteers have already signed up to bring sandwiches, goodies, teapots and fancy plates.  Please consider being part of this major fundraiser!  We need you!  Please call April Nehlich at 605-226-0954 or Sonya Kempf at 605-228-2490 to volunteer!  Thank you in advance for helping make this a fun and successful event!


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