The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Tornado doesn't destroy spirit

Just days after a tornado destroyed much of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, New London, Wis., members hauled lawn chairs and blankets into the church parking lot to worship. Severe storms on Aug. 6 spawned five tornadoes, one of which razed the fellowship hall and wrenched off the roof, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "We're all still here, so we're blessed and looking forward to gathering tonight and having that time together to reflect. There's a lot of memories in the building," member Michelle Wichman told the paper. William Sutlief, pastor, added, "This is not us, this is our building, but we are the people of God and we will survive."


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