NEWBURGH and EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) Using the social distancing guidelines advised by Governor Holcomb, multiple churches held drive-in services on Easter Sunday.
Vehicles filled the Eastland Mall parking lot in Evansville – with emphasis on keeping a spot between each car.
While in Newburgh, Rhythm Church hosted an event in the parking lot of Showplace Cinemas. Even though nobody was allowed to exit their vehicle, the congregation still interacted with the sermon by honking their horns.
“It was pretty amazing they were honking their horn‘s before service just to tell us that the sound was working, but once it was in the middle of warship it was like the Holy Spirit truly took over,” Rhythm Church Worship Leader Lauren Cobb said. “The fact that God can turn something that’s normally a sign of anger and turn it into something that’s worshipful is truly amazing.”
At both services, people were able to listen over their radio to the proceedings via an FM transmitter.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, Rhythm Church Pastor Caleb Clark is hopeful that this service offered people something positive.
“I think people came here for hope,” Clark said. “I think in a period of despair and crisis people needed hope and I think it’s evident by the turnout we got today. So we just tried to give them a helpful message and that’s what the message of Easter is.”
Rhythm Church officials are looking into the possibility of hosting more drive-in services in the future.
(This story was originally published on April 13, 2020)