Last Week's Storms Force Area Churches to Cancel Services for First Time in Decades

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Churches around the area opened their doors for services once again Sunday morning, after last weekend's winter storms forced many to cancel.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Eau Claire was among those that cancelled last weekend.

Pastor Gary Sahs says in his 34 years working as a pastor he's only seen church services cancelled a few times.

He says it was a difficult decision to make, but the safety of his parishioners was the deciding factor.

"Mainly people's safety and their well-being because if you do hold services there will always be some folks that try to make it because the faithful are very faithful," Sahs said.

"It seemed kind of funny not to go to church cause I sing in the choir and I enjoy the singing and it's just strange, it was really strange," said Church Sexton DeWayne Schlewitz.

Pastor Sahs says he feels blessed no one in his congregation was injured in the storm.