When Nathan started posting photos of the town's 132-year-old church moving to its new home one-half mile away on the Santa Claus Museum's Facebook page, Sabine from Germany commented, "... in German we have a saying: 'carry the church around the village.'"
Indeed, Mrs. Koch's dream to carry the past into the future took flight yesterday.
The church's trip to its new home, nestled between the Santa Claus Museum and the newly-restored 1935 Santa statue, was a parade of sorts.
And a pilgrimage.
Nathan documented the trip in this moving video: