Kimball church members enjoy Easter breakfast
April 6, 2021
By P.J. GLISSON
KIMBALL, Wis. — In a sign that the COVID-19 pandemic is fading — and/or that more and more people now have related vaccinations — an Iron County church offered an Easter morning breakfast at its Kimball location.
Just prior to a mid-morning service led by Pastor Steve Estola, the Good Shepherd Community Church offered a hot meal to a small number of church members who ate in groups separated by several feet of “social distance.”
Robin Estola, the pastor’s wife, said that all of them were “so thankful” to be back in the church. Until recent weeks, she said members had settled for worshipping at home.
Under normal circumstances, she said as many as 30 or more people might gather at the church.
“We’re a small group, but we love Jesus,” she said. “We certainly want to share our Lord with whoever would want to know him better.”
She explained that several folks had contributed to the Easter breakfast that included hash browns, sausage, pancakes, fruit and morning beverages.
In happier times, a shared meal was not unusual at many religious institutions. Now, however, the occasion appeared to represent an additional cause to celebrate.
Perhaps more important than the food was the privilege of engaging in light banter that included lots of smiles and laughs.
Of course, the real reason for everyone’s presence was not forgotten. They joined Christians around the world on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Good Shepherd Community Church building has existed in Kimball since 1980, but the Estolas said they did not move into the site until the early ’90s.