St. Pete church will post a new inspiring Tampa Bay Lightning sign for every playoff game

Holy thunder, indeed.

Sometimes inspiration strikes while he’s dead asleep, but Pastor Tyler Moore always answers the call.

“I’ll wake up, and think, ‘Yeah, that’s a good one,'” Moore, a 33-year-old pastor at the St. Petersburg campus of Our Savior Lutheran Church told CL.

Moore has been a pastor at Our Savior since 2014 and also brainstorms sign ideas with his wife, who shares season tickets with him. He told CL that he’ll throw a new sign up for every playoff game.

The latest message on his congregation’s marquee says “LORD IS MY SHEPHERD. STAMKOS IS MY CAPTAIN.” In the past, Moore has mentioned “Father Yzerman” as an homage to the Bolts’ former general manager.

He also once proclaimed that “JESUS SAVES. STAMKOS SCORES.”

Moore told CL that he and his wife plan to make every playoff game with a few exceptions.

“There are probably going to be some I’ll miss during Holy Week,” Moore explained. “My obligations as a pastor will keep me away.”

He’ll probably be praying for the team, though, and that should be good enough.

Follow @TheRevTy on Twitter, and party with a few thousand other Tampa Bay Lightning fans tonight when the NHL hosts a free Cage the Elephant concert and playoff game watch party at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa. The show starts at 5:15 p.m., and additional details are available here.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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