WASHINGTON COUNTY (WRN) - A small town church in southeast Wisconsin has lost its historical records in a burglary. St. John’s Lutheran Church in the Washington County town of Jackson had its safe stolen the day after Christmas. And the safe contained numerous records about baptisms, marriages, and burials.
Pastor Paul Mittermaier says the records don’t have much financial value, but they’re extremely important to the church. He’s asking for the records back. And he says the congregation is praying for the thief and whatever caused the person to steal the items.
The church did not lose any offerings, since they’re deposited quickly. Only a small amount of cash was taken in the break-in.