The Lutheran connection to Groundhog Day

You know the guy in the tuxedo and top hat who holds up Punxsutawney Phil every year on Groundhog Day?

Well, he’s a Lutheran.

“Phil is fun, but our faith is in Christ,” says Bud Dunkel, 78, a retired roofer.

And two congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America serve up soup and sandwiches every year to thousands after Phil sees or doesn’t see his shadow.

The big day is coming on Monday.

If you want to know more, the ELCA News Service has the details.

(AP photo/Keith Srakocic)