Church Sign Trivia

May 31, 2005 by

Just when you thought church signs couldn’t get any weirder, two churches in Stillwater, Minn. are facing off in a church sign trivia contest. Rev. Steve Molin of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, jokingly challenged Rev. Roland “Rollie” Mossberg of Bethany Evangelical Covenant Church to play a little church sign trivia in a recent newspaper article. Mossberg accepted the challenge via church sign: “Sign Guy: Ya, you betcha. We’ll play sign trivia.”

The contest is under way, with the first question posted on the sign at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church: “Church Sign Trivia: List the 10 Commandments, in no particular order. Answer in one mile.”

A mile southwest is the answer on Bethany’s sign: “Trivia Answer: 3 6 5 9 10 4 2 7 8 1.”

Of course church sign trivia is only the latest in Mollin’s church sign efforts. He’s been doing quips from his church’s sign for years, earning himself the nickname Church Sign Guy. His first message appeared four years ago when Mollin went on vacation: “Now is a good time to visit. Our pastor is on vacation!” A local filmmaker even produced a short documentary and companion book, If there were no Lutherans… Would there still be green Jell-O?.

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Kevin D. Hendricks

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4 Responses to “Church Sign Trivia”

  • Michael
    May 31, 2005

    Awesome. What a fun idea. I think the thing that sticks out to me the most is that this isn’t two baptist churches arm and arm, or a lutheran initiative, these are two different denominations working together! We just don’t see enough of that.
    Good for them!

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  • Betsy
    June 1, 2005

    I think it’s great that the public can see churches HAVING FUN. It seems we have a little bit of a stick-in-the-mud reputation out there.

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  • RC
    February 13, 2006

    This is really funny to me…I have been posting a few signs on my blog the past week and in the process stirred up a little controversy with another lady who was posting “sign wisdom” on her blog…I documented it all on my blog this past friday.
    It’s all kind of funny to me (with an ounce of sadness).
    As for church sign trivia…kind of interesting…I can go for it as long as it doesn’t get dumb.
    –RC of

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  • Jack
    May 19, 2013

    I agree with Betsy. Nothing wrong with having a little fun.

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