Folks keep tradition with 73rd annual Easter Sunrise Service


Sunday school will be at 9:15 a.m. and Easter worship service will be at 10:30 a.m. The service is held to mark the empty tomb that greeted Mary as dawn broke on Easter morning.

Worshipers gathered for sunrise services across Escambia County on Easter Sunday morning.

Pastor Slabbert will then lead a regular Easter service at 5:30 the Rocky Mountain Elementary School.

Early to rise this Easter Sunday. "I've been coming here since I was a teenager and we would sit in front of the church in wooden folding chairs".

There will be an Easter breakfast Sunday at 8:30 a.m., with the service to follow.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2915 Glenn Ave., will hold a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m., Langhorne Chapel Community Church, 15777 Leesville Road, followed by a light breakfast.

Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. on the Beaufort waterfront, followed by breakfast in the fellowship hall. The traditional Easter service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

MUSICAL PROGRAMNew Ephesus Baptist Church, 357 Ephesus Church Road, will have a musical program sponsored by the music ministry at 4 p.m. today with several choirs and singing groups. The church will hold a pancake breakfast and flowering of the cross from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday. For more information, call Pastor Mitchell Parker at 252-777-4490 or 910-650-8563.

VICTORY EASTER SERVICE - Victory Family Church's Easter services are 8 and 10 a.m. and noon April 1 at the church at 400 US 380 in Decatur. Bob Lowery will be the guest speaker.

Saul Hernandez, right, of San Bernardino, worships during the fourth annual North End Community Sunrise Service at First Baptist Church of San Bernardino in San Bernardino on April 1, 2018. Bring your favorite breakfast casserole dish.