The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Rolling in blessings

Bill Nelson, pastor, blesses Clinton and Ruth PrahlJohn Deere sweatshirts and seed caps replaced the usual Sunday best when Trinity Lutheran Church, Gaylord, Minn., held its first Tractor Roll-In on Sept. 14.

Members (about two-thirds of the congregation is made up of farm families) were encouraged to drive their tractors to church.

“Our service was to bless the coming harvest, the farmers and their families and the equipment they’ll be using,” said Bill Nelson, pastor, here blessing Clinton and Ruth Prahl.


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