Historic chalice finds way back home

August 1, 2019
Chalice was saved after church tornado 123 years ago On the afternoon of May 27, 1896 the small town of Mascoutah, Illinois, and its 2100 inhabitants were going about their business, including some in St. John Evangelical Protestant Church. Minutes ...

Church bell found after failed theft

August 1, 2019
Shared with Sr. Perspective by Tri-County News It was a little after 4 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, June 29, when there was a disturbance on Hazel Avenue East in Kimball. Lee and Cathy Doering were outside on their ...

A final farewell

May 1, 2019
Sacred Heart church says goodbye after 128 years It’s understandable that Phil Smith will likely have a hard sitting through Our Saviors/Opdal Lutheran Church’s final service. After all, Smith was baptized and confirmed in the 128-year-old church eight miles southeast ...

Life is a Daring Adventure: A long, difficult journey to priesthood

April 1, 2019
Ugandan man currently serving ‘on loan’ at area church Let’s imagine what life might be like in a rural area, without electricity and running water, where people lived off the land. There were poor roads. No hospitals. And you grew ...

Saving a landmark

July 1, 2018
Congregation, community team up to save church On Aug. 13, 1999, the west wall of the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Sauk Centre collapsed as it was in the process of being repaired. A donation of approximately $50,000 ...