Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks Sunday April 24, 2011
If this isn’t on your Colorado Bucket List it should be, especially with Easter this late in Spring this year, there’s a great chance for fantastic Colorado weather and a sunrise and Easter celebration you will always remember. (photo below)
Several different organizations pool their efforts each year to make this a special family tradition for the Front Range of Denver.
Service/music starts at 6:00 am. Gates open at 4:30 am.
You don’t live near Denver? No worries, this year you can even experience this via a web broadcast.
People all over the world will be able to access the service and be spiritually inspired as the service will be web-cast live. Admittance and parking are free. However, worshippers are asked to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to COMPA Food Ministry at the gates. An offering is received as a part of the worship service. A tithe (10%) of the offering is given to homeless shelter programs in the state of Colorado. The balance of the offering is used to cover the substantial costs of this annual celebration of Easter.
Ten thousand people gather for this annual celebration of the resurrection. For many of them, this is their only exposure to the Gospel. Individuals may support the service by sending a check to the Colorado Council of Churches, 3690 Cherry Creek South Drive, Denver, CO 80209.
Preacher: Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, Founding Pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, an emergent church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Music for this years worship experience include Briar Branch, a high tempo, faith inspiring bluegrass band from North Denver providing music starting at 6:00 a.m. and “Women of Note” from St. Luke’s United Methodist Church inHighlands Ranch Colorado director Dr. James Ramsey.
DIRECTIONS TO RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER
Red Rocks Amphitheater is located in Red Rocks Park near Morrison, Colorado, 15 miles west of Denver.
Coming from Downtown: take I-70 west to exit 259, turn left at the bottom of the Morrison exit ramp, cruise on downhill 1.5 miles to the Red Rocks Park entrance.
Coming from south Denver: take C-470 to the Morrison exit, turn west and follow the signs to the Park entrances.
Photo Credit: Quan Ha