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Drive-in Easter Sunday services

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Church-goers worship from the safety of their cars on Easter Sunday Church-goers worship from the safety of their cars on Easter Sunday
LUBBOCK, Texas -

You have heard of drive-thrus for food, but what about drive-ins for church?

It is not a traditional way to celebrate Easter.

There are no pews or steeples anywhere in sight.

But there is a sense of community, as church-goers gathered together, but separately in their own cars.

"We could celebrate anywhere, but to see each other's smiling faces, and to celebrate together, is a blessing," Amy Rhoades of Broadview Baptist Church said.

Many churches have turned to online-only broadcasts in the last few weeks.

But there was a push to do something special for the holiday.

Stars and Stripes Drive-In theatre stepped up to help.

Offering their nostalgic set-up for to bring some comfort during these trying times.

"It's been good for us, and we're glad to help the community out there was a need when it came to the churches needing to meet with each other and fellowship," General Manager Cory Jones said.

For many, this is the first time seeing each other in almost a month.

Guests still had to remain in their cars at all times to maintain social distance.

Tuning into the radio to listen to their pastor.

"This was an opportunity where we didn't have to open our box office, our restrooms were staying closed," Jones said.

The Drive-In closed down about 3 weeks ago just before its peak season.

While you may not be able to catch a movie here anytime soon, management says it is considering bringing more church services here, in the near future.

"Right now we're just kind of waiting to see what's kind of the best. We want to do what's right for the community. As well as, not spread anything that's likely to be spread," Jones explained.

"It's different, we just want to see everyone come out okay," Rhoades said. 

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