Faith makes the difference in living



January 31, 2011 - 12:00 AM

This is the second of a weekly series of stories on Iola churches.


You can almost hear the fiddler Teva bellowing “Tradition!” — so firm is the Rev. Bruce Kristalyn’s sentiments that Lutheran services are as relevant today as hundreds of years ago.
“We’ve been singing and saying the same things for the past 1,000 years,” Kristalyn said. It’s this “unbroken chain of history” that provides a solid foundation from which “we are teaching, believing and professing.”
Kristalyn, 57, has been pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, 117 E. Miller, for 10 years. He began in the ministry in 1989, first serving a congregation in Hanover, N.D.

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