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FAMILIES OF FAITH: Stumbling blocks

Back in the day, I’d say around the 1950s and 60s, there was a surge in people gathering for worship on Sunday mornings. The parish that my father served for over 27 years in Moline, Ill., grew from a membership of around 600 to over 1,300. As a teenager at that time, I was in awe at the crowds of people. Today, Salem Lutheran Church is still functioning and its attendance is around 200 each week. As an altered song reminds me, “Where have some of the people gone, now a long time passing?”
Read the entire column on the church page in the Sept. 30 Kossuth County Advance. 

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