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Altar Church holds first service since Coeur d'Alene pastor shooting

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The church was packed one week after the shooting of Pastor Tim Remington. The church was packed one week after the shooting of Pastor Tim Remington.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

It’s the first Sunday service at the Altar Church in Coeur d’Alene since the shooting of Pastor Tim Remington.

Remington remains in intensive care and his family says he had a rough night Saturday. But, he continues to recover, and a word they keep using is ‘miracle’.

“There’s an overflow of love and support from the community and not just our local community but the community nationwide,” says John Padula, outreach pastor at Altar Church.

After a scary week, church members are eager to hear the latest on how Pastor Tim is doing.

“My baby is alive and well,” says Remington’s mom. “He's going to get better and better.”

Remington's mother encouraged people to keep the faith.

“He made one mention when he was getting a little better, am I going to be able to play the piano again? And he is going to play again,” she says.

While church members arrived for the service, they also wrote down their well wishes for Pastor Tim on cards. MJ Vann says they will deliver those messages to him.

“Don't you worry,” Vann says in a message to Remington. “You just get well and come back to us with that great smile and that great energy of yours.”

The family has a message for everyone too.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

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