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Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory Glory…

Do you have an Easter Sunrise service? Does it actually begin early in the morning on the first day of the week while it was still dark? Or is the sun well up by the time you begin? Indoors or out? What’s the rain plan?

Easter, and sunrise services in particular, feels like one of those services when it’s super tempting to just do what we did last year. Quite a few of the people who come haven’t been here since Christmas Eve, and they have pretty specific desires about music, atmosphere, and message. And when it’s early in the morning, it’s hard to imagine doing something creative because it just requires a level of alertness neither we nor congregants may possess (unless we’re those morning people…).

So, sunrise worship goers or leaders, what’s your plan? What do you hope people will experience? What words or images will help create the atmosphere and convey the message at a sunrise service?

Looking Ahead: Easter

How’s that Lenten Discipline going? One month and one day left of Lent! (not that anyone would count down or anything…)

On Easter morning, do you have a sunrise service? Inside or outside? printed bulletin or no bulletin? preaching or no preaching?

What about the service that happens well after sunrise?

What sparks are just beginning to catch your imagination–ideas, words, phrases, images…or maybe just a feeling or a sense of the atmosphere? What do you need for Easter, sunrise service or later? What have you done before, what would you like to try? Let’s work together to create!