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All Saints Day bells ring for departed faithful and COVID-19 victims

 

November 3, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Sean Korpela, 16, of Ironwood, rings the bells of St. Paul's Lutheran Church for five minutes on Sunday, as part of the All Saints Day bell ringing to remember the faithful of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who have passed on was expanded to include those lost to COVID-19 this year. His mother, Naomi Kauppi, read the names of nine congregation members who died in the past year from Jan. 1 through Oct. 24.

By TOM LAVENTURE

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IRONWOOD - The All Saints Day bell ringing to remember the faithful of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who have passed on was expanded to include those lost to COVID-19 this year and with an invitation to other faiths to participate.

"This isn't just about our individual congregations," said Bishop Katherine Finegan of the Northern Great Lakes Synod, which includes the Upper Peninsula and six northern Wisconsin counties that border Michigan. "This is about who we are as a church together and who we are as a people together and who we...



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