LUSK – After five days of spring weather Mother nature decided enough was enough.
The day dawned cold and snowy, but not even a winter storm warning could keep Pastor Ty Desenfants and his worship team from holding church on Easter Sunday.
Prairie Hills Community Church held its first Drive-In Easter Service in spite of cold temperatures, blowing wind and falling snow. The church service had originally been organized as a drive-in function because of the COVID-19 restrictions for social gatherings.
When word came down the weather was not supposed to be exactly sunny, Desenfants and his wife Sara simply donned more gear and set up their tent.
Over 80 vehicles were in attendance and tuned in on the radio to hear the Easter morning good news. Attendees were invited to sing along with the worship team and provided with the list of songs in advance so they could download the words and music. With a guide that read, “turn driving lights on if you are singing along” and “flash your headlights for an amen,” the services were far from passive.
Many of those in attendance voiced their appreciation for the team at Prairie Hills and their perseverance in bringing the message in spite of COVID-19 and weather. With the continuing social distancing recommendations, this was the first time many of those gathered had seen one another “in person” in more than three weeks. Prairie Hills has been holding online services via their website and Facebook, but as the COVID-19 restrictions continue, Desenfants will be looking for additional creative ways to bring the message to those in their homes and cars.