QUINCY (CBS) – Was it a sign from above?
Just as services were getting underway Sunday at Bethany Congregational Church in Quincy, lightning struck.
Everyone inside heard a loud noise when a bolt hit the steeple.
The blast sent some debris from the roof crashing down to the pavement outside.
The pastor, who served a tour in Iraq, says it reminded him of a bomb.
“When that hit here, I almost felt like hitting the deck. It brought things back quickly. But I was more concerned about the people here in the church and what they were going through. It shocked a lot of them.” Pastor Bill Harding told WBZ-TV.
The church quickly cancelled the morning service because of concerns that two pieces of concrete from the damaged steeple could fall through the roof.
No one was hurt.