Institutions Police recover stolen Bible after church’s string of bad luck By Denise Hollinshed | December 31, 2012 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Institutions Subscribe to Institutions St. Johns Lutheran Church parishioner and volunteer Karl Frerichs, of St. Louis, prepares to lock up an antique Bible that was recently stolen and then returned to the St. Louis church on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. RNS photo by Huy Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.ST. LOUIS, Mo. (RNS) A scruffy-looking man walked up and down St. Louis’ antiques row trying to peddle an old Bible to store owners, but several thought something was amiss. By Denise Hollinshed / The Post-Dispatch.