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Packers or church on Sunday morning? Why not the two of them?

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HOW A LOCAL CHURCH ADJUSTS GAMING SERVICES. REPORTER: THE PACKERS ARE EXPECTED TO START IN LONDON SUNDAY MORNING AT THE SAME TIME, MANY PACKERS FANS IN WISCONSIN WILL NORMALLY BE HEADED TO CHURCH. THEN PASTOR SARAH STUMME OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOR IN OCONOMOWOC DEVELOPED A NEW GAME PLAN. >> I THINK ONE OF THE REASONS I AM HERE IS BECAUSE WE ARE A FAMILY OF PACKERS. AND SO IT WAS A BIT OF A COMING HOME FOR US. REPORTER: THE CHURCH WILL HOST A PACKERS TAILGATE, WITH WORSHIP SERVICES BEFORE THE GAME AND AT HALFTIME. YOU CALL AN AUDIBLE. >> YES. WHEN I SAW THE SCHEDULE AND THINKED OF THE THINGS WE LOVE, WE LOVE PEOPLE, CHURCH, COMMUNITY, WE LOVE OUR WISCONSIN SPORTS TEAMS, AND I’M LIKE, IT’S ALL GOING TO HAPPEN AT THE SAME TIME. AND THEN I SAID TO THE STAFF, DO YOU THINK WE CAN TRANSFORM OUR COFFEE, — OUR COFFEE HOUR INTO THE TAILGATE? REPORTER: IT WAS A NATURAL MOVE FOR STRUMME AND HER HUSBAND AND ASSOCIATE PASTOR, JOHN BERG, A LIFETIME FAN OF THE PACKERS. WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING TO SEE HERE ON SUNDAY MORNING? >> LOTS OF JERSEYS, LOTS OF GREEN AND GOLD. I’M ALSO ONE OF THE FANS SO I WOULD BE READY TO GO OUT AND ENJOY THE GAME TOO. REPORTER: KENT AND FOR THE SOME HUNDREDS OF PACKERS FANS WHO MIGHT PACK THIS CHURCH ON SUNDAY MORNING, THERE MIGHT BE ANOTHER ADVANTAGE OF BEING HERE. >> IF SOMEONE LIKES TO PRAY DURING A MATCH, WE HAVE A GREAT SPACE FOR THAT TOO. SO, IF THEY REALLY PRAY FOR A VICTORY, THIS IS THE BEST PLACE. REPORTER: IN OCONOMOWOC, I AM KENT WAINSCOTT, WISN 12 NEWS. TOYA: PASTOR STUMME SAYS SHE MADE CHANGES TO HER SUNDAY

Packers or church on Sunday morning? Why not the two of them?

Oconomowoc Church will host a tailgate watch party between services

The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to kick off in London on Sunday morning, when many Wisconsin Packers fans would normally attend church. So Reverend Sarah Stumme, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Oconomowoc, came up with a new game plan. The church will host a Packers tailgate and watch party, with worship services scheduled before the game and at halftime. We love people. We love the church. We love the community and we love our Wisconsin sports teams. And everything will happen at the same time. So, I said to the staff, do you think we could turn our coffee break into a tailgate? It was a natural move for Stumme and her husband and associate pastor, John Berg, a longtime Packers fan, who expects to see lots of jerseys and lots of green and gold at church on Sunday. “Well, you know, I’m one of the fans too,” Berg said. “So I’ll be ready to go out and enjoy the game too.” Stumme says there may be another benefit for fans who choose to watch the game at church. “If someone likes to pray during a game, we have a big space for that as well. So if they’re really praying for a win, that’s the best place to be,” Stumme said.

The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to kick off in London on Sunday morning, when many Wisconsin Packers fans would normally attend church. So Reverend Sarah Stumme, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Oconomowoc, came up with a new game plan. The church will host a Packers tailgate and watch party, with worship services scheduled before the game and at halftime.

“When I saw the program and thought about it,” Stumme told WISN-12 News, “here are the things we love. We love people. We love church. We love community and we love our Wisconsin sports teams and everything is fine So I said to the staff, do you think we could turn our coffee hour into a tailgate?

It was a natural move for Stumme and her husband and associate pastor, John Berg, a longtime Packers fan, who expects to see lots of jerseys and lots of green and gold at church on Sunday.

“Well, you know, I’m one of the fans too,” Berg said. “So I’ll be ready to go out and enjoy the game too.”

Stumme says there may be another benefit for fans who choose to watch the game at church.

“If someone likes to pray during a game, we have a big space for that as well. So if they’re really praying for a win, that’s the best place to be,” Stumme said.