Churches set community wide Easter sunrise service April 8
A community-wide interdenominational Easter sunrise service will be held on Easter Sunday, April 8.
Services will begin at 7 a.m. under the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at Roberts Point Park.
The service is a joint gathering of the Community Presbyterian Church, the First Baptist Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Trinity-bythe Sea Episcopal Church and Grace Community Church.
Pastor Mark Kennedy of Grace Community Church will deliver the sermon.
Offerings collected at the service will be given to the local Salvation Army.
In addition to the annual sunrise service, area churches will hold special Holy Week services.
The First Baptist Church, 200 N. Station St., will have a Good Friday service at 7 p.m., and Easter Sunday service at 11 a.m.
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 100 N. Station St., will hold a Holy Week Mass and washing of the feet on Thursday, April 5, at 6 p.m., and Good Friday reading of the Passion and Veneration of the Cross on Friday, April 6, at 6 p.m. Easter Vigil will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. Mass will be held at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8.
Grace Community Church, 1801 S. 11th St., will have Easter Sunday service and communion at 10 a.m. April 8.
The Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St., will hold a Maundy on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. and Easter Sunday service at 11 a.m.
Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 433 Trojan St., will have a Palm Sunday service this Sunday, April 4, at 10 a.m. The procession begins in parish hall. There will be a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. on April 5, and a Good Friday service at noon on April 6. Easter Sunday services will be at 8a.m. and 10 a.m.