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?.