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Drive-in worship provides some sense of normalcy

The church bell rings out over the silent hillsides. The pastor walks to the pulpit and turns to see a congregation of empty pews. But, as he begins to speak, the radios in the parked cars surrounding the church come to life.

Life has drastically turned upside down over the last few weeks for the population of the world. We have experienced a catastrophe that our generation did not think possible. It has been scary and uncertain throughout the weekdays, but, when Sunday comes, we gather together for some normalcy. Although we may be confined to our vehicles, just the ability to gaze across the parking lot to the smiling faces of our family and friends brings a comfort.

I want to give a special thanks to our state and local authorities for standing up for our religious freedom.

In this country, we have always had the right to gather to worship. I understand the precautions and guidelines authorities have set, but the ability to gather in a safe environment is such a blessing. Thank you for all you are doing to keep us safe while holding up our rights as a free nation.

Sarah Windell | Corydon, Ind.