CINCINNATI — Pastor Mike Scruggs never imagined that the doors to the Light of World Church in Walnut Hills would be closed on what he calls the “Super Bowl” of Sundays - Easter Sunday.
“The stereotype is that everybody shows up for Easter, so we’re typically preparing, scrambling, making sure everything is tight, everything is together for resurrection Sunday,” Scruggs said.
On this Easter Sunday, an Easter like no other, the congregation won’t be filing in to the church to celebrate.
But that doesn’t mean that the spirit of Holy Week and the outreach has stopped.
“While the doors may be closed, we’re wide open," said Pastor Mike Scruggs. "We’re as open as we’ve ever been.”
Scruggs said church members are sharing good news and kindness to people on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis and other people in need in the community.
On Monday, the Light of the World church delivered Chick-fil-A box lunches to workers at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Then on Saturday - they’ll be filling up gas tanks for free.
“We’re going to be hooking up people and have our people out there with gloves on just pumping gas. You don’t have to get out of the car,” Scruggs said.
The gas station location hasn’t been determined yet.
Also on Easter Sunday, the church will have a drive-thru grocery line open at 2 p.m. Scruggs said the groceries will be in boxes volunteers can just drop them off and let the cars roll off.
And for anyone who’s looking to celebrate the spiritual side of Easter, the church will be live streaming a service at 10:30 a.m. on their Facebook page and on their website.
“Even though you’re locked down, even though this is happening, hey let’s turn this around and look at the benefits and the good things out of this,” Scruggs said.