An Invitation to Easter

(Yes, I know you will receive tons of invitations to Easter: postcards, shared Facebook posts from friends, radio ads, etc. I'll even receive some of these myself-- and I am sort of tied up Easter morning!)

But I wanted to offer a different invitation. You are invited to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus in a quiet, contemplative setting: at Custer Road's 17 acres, the corner of Custer and Legacy in Plano. Bring your folding chairs and blankets!

"Sonrise," 6:30 a.m. April 5

  • Maybe you are a pastor or staff member, busily making preparations for celebration at your own place.
  • Maybe you will be a greeter or have another role in worship, as a leader or participant-- and your Easter experience will be focused on meeting others' needs.
  • Maybe you'll benefit from a worship setting before the kids wake up and you move into make everyone look amazing mode
  • Maybe you haven't received the Lord's Supper outdoors in a long while (Sonrise will be the only Communion opportunity on Easter Day at Custer Road UMC)
Wherever you are, whatever your Easter need is this year, you are invited to celebrate the Lord's resurrection with us at Sonrise. I mean, check it out:

That's me preaching at last year's Sonrise-- and yes the white robe will return for 2015!
So invest in your own spiritual growth this Easter. Before the crowds and the busy-ness of the day spend some time quietly reflecting on your life with the Risen Lord.

Update: Here is Easter Sunday's weather forecast. If it is raining Sonrise will be in the Chapel. Park at the church and follow the Chapel signs on the facade of the building facing Custer Road.

May the living God raise us from despair, give us victory over sin, and set us free in Christ! Alleluia!