Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Pastor Offers Spiritual Advice, Fruit Punch at Roadside Stand

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Pastor Offers Spiritual Advice, Fruit Punch at Roadside Stand

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Pastor offers spiritual advice, fruit punch

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SASKATOON - A Saskatoon pastor is taking a page out of Charles Schultz's classic "Peanuts" comic strip by offering spiritual advice and a glass of fruit punch at a roadside stand in his neighbourhood.

Mark Kleiner of Christ Church Anglican church says the stand is part of a parish initiative to participate more in the community.

He tells CTV Saskatoon they want a minister "that engages with the people around us."

The stand is strikingly similar to the one where Lucy often counsels Charlie Brown in the "Peanuts" comics.

An overhead sign on the booth promises spiritual help for five cents, while another sign on the front of it reads: "The pastor is IN."

Kleiner says the fruit punch is free, and that he'll take an IOU for those who don't have a nickel to pay for his spiritual advice. …

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