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Messiah Lutheran Church hosts annual drive-in Easter service at Lyon County Fairgrounds

 
Listeners tuned into 1400 KVOE/96.9 FM Sunday to listen to Pastor Norbert Tegtmeier's sermon at the annual Messiah Lutheran Easter Sunday drive-in service.
 
At the Lyon County Fairgrounds on Sunday, members and non-members of Messiah Lutheran Church parked their cars and listened to the Easter sermon. Those who could not attend the drive-in could still listen to the message which was broadcast via KVOE radio.
 
Pastor Tegtmeier's service, aptly named "Easter Changes Everything," posed this question to the congregation: Have you considered the event in your life that changed everything?
 
 
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Pastor Tegtmeier proposed that the greatest change was the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, with the effects of this change continuing into the future. 
 
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The service also included music and listeners followed the readings in the comfort of their own vehicles where they listened to the sermon via KVOE radio. The drive-in service started in 2010 with the intention to give the nostalgic feeling of a drive-in theater to a traditional Easter Sunday service.
 
Pastor Tegtmeier enjoys this tradition because people can come listen to the service and stay in their cars without having to change out of their pajamas, creating a very non-threatening atmosphere around the event.
 
Additionally, members of the church served homemade cinnamon rolls and milk at stations where collection baskets were placed. The church will donate the funds made during the service to the Spartan Shop, a pantry of sorts at Emporia High School for students who need a bit of positive change in their lives.