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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

New Hope Church restarts in-person services


Last updated 6/4/2020 at 11:51am

Vonnie Messerschmidt | Special to The Journal

New Hope Church has resumed in-person services.

RITZVILLE - New Hope Church conducted its first in-house service Pentecostal Sunday, May 31, since the governor quarantined the state due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pastor Richard Lee said the service was "very good."

"We're almost back to normal, with lots of sanitizing," Lee said Sunday afternoon. "I have masks and sanitizer there, and we're going to play it safe and gradually getting back to routine."

The church had been doing parking-lot services with attendees remaining in their vehicles for three weeks prior to the county moving into Phase 2.

Its first drive-in service, May 10, was...

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