The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cap watch

Retired men maintain church, sense of humor

If you're ever dining in Spokane, Wash., and notice the men at a nearby table are all wearing red caps, stop and say hello to the Happy Helpers.

And if it's 9 a.m. Thursday, you can count on seeing them gather at Christ Lutheran Church for coffee before dispersing for repairs. Hinges, doorstops and lights likely need attention. And depending on the season, the lawn may need mowing or the walks might need shoveling.

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