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.

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