Lincoln church stays loyal to legacy

Flatwater Free Press

On a shirt-sleeve Sunday in December, worshippers climb the steps of the tall church in the lowlands of Lincoln. Friedens Evangelical Lutheran gleams in the sun. The onion dome of its steeple matches the sky, blue as a robin’s egg; above it; a wooden cross stretches to the heavens, beckoning the faithful.

The church’s annual German worship service is about to begin, calling

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