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Storm doesn't affect Boston prayer service in Quincy

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The breaking weather situation interrupted some local events here in Quincy, including a prayer vigil at Central Baptist Church in honor of the victims and first responders at the Boston Marathon.

The service had just begun as Reverend Ivan Greuter had just opened the service, when suddenly, during silent prayer the sound of sirens interrupted everything.

Reverend Greuter and the parishioners decided to play it safe and move everyone downstairs, but that didn't mean the service was over.

Instead the activities picked up and continued in the basement.

Parishioners joined in prayer and song for the victims and first responders of the Boston Marathon.

Reverend Greuter says he hopes this served as both a comfort and a reminder. "People are afraid in general, and it just reminds us of the frailty of human life, but also that we need to be better brothers and sisters with one another just as human beings," he said.

Parishioners also signed a banner in the sanctuary that will be sent to Boston.
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