Sunday helpers

Rev. Dr. Walt Ratzell's ministry is at New Brooklyn United Methodist Church. He does a children's time sermon with the puppets each Sunday and then the children leave the combined service for their own children's church. As you might expect, the adults are reported to enjoy the puppets as much as the kids. Mrs. Ratzell is not a ventriloquist herself, but was willing to lend a hand for this photo and Walt tells me she is very tolerant of a house full of puppets and figures.


  1. Anonymous6/26/2011

    Like the rod in Moses hand, a puppet brings God's Message to man and man to God.

  2. Anonymous6/27/2011

    Thank you Clinton,and thank you anonymous for your kind thoughts. Pastor Walt & Gloria

  3. Wow!!! Mr. Detweiler the dummy on the far left wearing the cleric is the most life like figure I've ever seen ...did you make that one? I'm just kidding ...its my dad he'll appreciate the humor there. Haha