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When lightning strikes: Members thank God for lightning strike that reinvented church

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Philadelphia’s Trinity Memorial Church was failing in the summer of 1994, and the few dozen remaining congregants knew it.

They talked about selling off the oak pews, or even the chocolate-brown Victorian building itself, but the conversation kept going in circles. The members of the little Episcopal church just couldn’t agree on what to do.

Then, in the midst of their collective soul-searching, the historic church and its congregation were saved, oddly enough, by a bolt of lightning.

The colossal…

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