Sun Rise Service 2012

There is just something about a Sun Rise service that makes one look forward to it all year!  Is it the effort of getting up so very early? Is it the darkness that is at the beginning of the service?  Is it the stillness of the early morning hours or the sense of the outside with birds chirping and occasional car passing?  We have had many Sun Rise services and have just finished our third one held outside.  A few have been when very cold, but this year was a pleasant 51!  We use tiki torches and candles for light and this year used a cross.

We sang Easter choruses to begin our service, then Gail Osborne (Mary Magdalene), Charlie Hall (Peter) and Pastor Ballinger (Beloved Disciple John) gave monologues that told how they felt after Christ was crucified and then again after His resurrection.  Shirley Gambrel sang, “The Tomb is Empty Now”.  Sister B talked of John 3:16, of the love of God to send His Son, how God loves us just the way we are but wants us to have the heart of Jesus.  As the darkness changed to light, we observed communion with thankfulness.  Such a sweet Spirit hovered around us!

As service ended, of course, there was the question, “where do we go for breakfast?”  We always eat!!  We continued fellowship at Golden Corral in Nicholasville.

Easter is such a happy, holy time!  Maybe we will see you next Easter at 6:30 a.m.  It is always so good to have people attend Sun Rise service for the first time and hear them say how blessed and happy they were that they came.  See you next year??

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