Churches get ready for big day

prahlResearch indicates that for most churches Easter Sunday is the most highly attended day of the year and local churches are getting ready to welcome worshipers this weekend.

“We average about 85 to 90 people on a regular Sunday,” said Pastor Steve Prahl from Risen Savior Lutheran Church. “Last year we had 250 people attend on Easter Sunday with about 100 attending our 8 a.m. service, which is held outside behind our building.”

Despite Easter being considered one of the two main Christian holidays, a recent survey indicates less than 60 percent of self-identified Christians plan to attend service this Easter. The survey, conducted by LifeWay Research, shows similar numbers of Americans plan on attending (41 percent) as are not planning to attend (39 percent) an Easter worship service, 20 percent say they are undecided.

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