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Archive for Friday, May 26, 2006

Pastor requests return of ax heads

May 26, 2006

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A pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., wants help locating two stone ax heads stolen during services on Sunday.

During the church's education hour before the 11 a.m. service, the Rev. Gary Teske had the ax heads set out for a global church display.

The stones were left out after the education hour and disappeared sometime during the service.

A woman was seen rummaging around the Fellowship Hall, where the stones were displayed, and left the church in a white compact car.

Teske brought the stones back after spending the late 1970s and early 1980s as a missionary in Papua New Guinea.

"They were hand-fashioned by people who were still in a stone age culture before they encountered steel," Teske said.

The two stones are priceless to the pastor, and he just wants them back.

"They're irreplaceable. They're one-of-a-kind items, and I wouldn't know how to try to estimate a value on them. They probably don't really have a value to much of anyone other than us."

Teske asks that if anyone has information on the missing ax heads to call Trinity Lutheran Church at 843-4150 or the Lawrence Police Department.

Comments

dizzy_from_your_spin 8 years, 6 months ago

Probably some of those anti-God, Christian-haters that don't mind their own business.

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