FORT DODGE, IA (April 23, 2013) – Thieves broke into two offices of First Covenant Church and stole equipment including computers and phones some time last Thursday night.
Pastor Allan Redenius said the intruders used rocks to smash windows to his office and the secretary’s office to gain entrance. “They really tore the place up,” he said.
Redenius said police told him that several churches have been burglarized in recent weeks.
The burglary necessitated a major change in Sunday’s service. “We had to use hymnals,” he said, laughing. “Can you imagine a worship service where the words aren’t projected onto a screen?”