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Church service goes as planned despite arson attempt last week

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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 6/09/2013 10:25 pm Published: 6/09/2013 7:09 pm

Sunday service went on as planned at a west Tulsa church after police say that two teenagers attempted to burn the church down last week.

FOX23 reported that vandals left a mess at Grace United Methodist Church after vandals tried to burn down and rob the church. The Rev. Cap McIlnay says that the ordeal hasn't affected the heart of the congregation.

"Yes, somebody tried to burn down our church the other day but today we had the largest attendance since I've been here," said Mcilnay.

The pastor delivered a specially-crafted sermon about love and forgiveness. Instead of being angry about the incident, the pastor said that he hopes forgiveness is the answer.

"I'm not angry at them, I'm not upset at them, I don't understand them but I know that my God could change them and transform them," said Mcilnay.

The two teenagers face charges of arson and burglary.

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