Twin Tornadoes Destroyed This Nebraska Church – Well, Only the Building. Wow!

On June 16th, the town of Pilger, Nebraska was devastated by a pair of twin tornadoes tearing through the town. Along with several homes and city infrastructure, St. John’s Lutheran Church was laid waste. Well, their building was anyway.

Pastor Terry Makelin had intended to send St. John’s congregation to a sister parish, but changed his mind. So Sunday morning, in the place where their building used to stand, St. John’s Lutheran Church met for service.


Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.
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