Cambridge church opens its doors to Faith Lutheran as arson investigation continues

CAMBRIDGE, Mass — CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Two weeks after Faith Lutheran Church went up in smoke, the congregation now sings songs of praise from a different building and the message gets preached from a different pulpit.

“When I heard about what happened with Faith Lutheran and my relationship with Pastor Robin, I am thinking about what if our church burned down what would we even do?” says Bishop Greene of Pentecostal Tabernacle.

Bishop Greene decided to open his church’s second location to Faith Lutheran Church for them to continue having Sunday services.

“I really am pleased and blessed that I haven’t gotten any pushback from anybody even the parents that knew the Sunday school would be displaced,” says Bishop Greene.

Last week, investigators announced the fire at Faith Lutheran Church is being investigated as arson, but Pastor Robin Lutjohann doesn’t have ill will for whoever did it.

“If and when a person is found who has done this then we will pray for the power to forgive,” says Pastor Lutjohann.

In the meantime, he says the more than 100-year-old church is years away from ever holding Sunday service again if at all. So, he appreciates Bishop Greene and his congregation for opening their doors.

“It makes it a lot easier when you have something like this happen to be surrounded by people who show so much love. It really lifts your spirits,” says Pastor Lutjohann.

Bishop Greene says Faith Lutheran Church is welcome to have services at his church for as long as necessary.

Still, no arrests have been made in the Easter Sunday arson at Faith Lutheran Church.

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