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Winter weather impact on church attendance

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - While Sundays aren't the busiest day on the roads, plenty of people still try making it to church, which can be difficult, considering most of Sunday's snowfall was in the morning.

At Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, church officials said the weather didn't deter too many people from attending Sunday morning's service.

Pastor Jamie Brieske said only about 20 to 30 people were missing from the usual 100 to 150 in attendance.

Brieske said she thinks it's the community at the church that encourages people to bear with the snow.

"Our people, they really value coming to church and they value the community so they try to make it happen if they can," Brieske said. "We had a lot of kids and families here, so it's great."

Brieske added that services are rarely cancelled and that members are asked to use their best judgement before heading out the door.

She said services are also recorded and posted on the church's website, so members who are unable to make it, can still listen to the sermon.

McKenna Alexander

McKenna Alexander is the weekend anchor and a multimedia journalist for News 18. She started in June 2019. She was born in San Francisco, but spent the majority of her life growing up in Dallas.

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