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Blessing tractors, plows, seeds, and soil

DECORAH (KWWL) -- It's almost time to plant the fields which is why one rural church decided Sunday was the day for the blessing of the tractors.

The Springville Lutheran Church blessed their tractors, plows, seeds and soil.

In the 156 years the church has been around, this is only the seventh time that they have had a rogation service.

The rogation service was the present Pastor's idea from when he first came to the Decorah church.

"It's something I think is very important to the community of faith for the pastor to be part of it for those who make their living toil in the soil," said Pastor Norman Bauer.

Pastor Bauer says that many churches in the area do such services, but this was particularly special for the congregation because most of the congregation is connected to family farms.

Church members say they want to keep doing the blessing because it seems to be working.

Online Reporter: Jackie Manternach

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