Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks Sunday
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.
Easter Sunday 4/1/2018 6:00 AM
Service/music starts at 6:00 am. Gates open at 4:30 am.
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.
Our Speaker: Bishop Jim Gonia, Rocky Mountain Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
He served as a missionary in Madagascar from 1988 to 1998. From 1998 to 2009 he was called as the associate pastor of Atonement Lutheran Church in Denver. Prior to his election as bishop, he served the ELCA’s churchwide ministries as Global Mission Area Program Director for West Africa, Tanzania and Madagascar. In this position Bishop Gonia was responsible for overseeing the ELCA’s programs and relationships with Lutheran church bodies and partners in nine African countries.
Bishop Gonia received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN. in 1982; a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Northwestern Seminary (now Luther Seminary) in 1988; and a Master of Theology degree in Islamic studies at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. in 1997.
His wife, Kim, is an ordained pastor in the ELCA serving a “Called to Common Mission” call at Intercession Episcopal Church in Thornton, CO. They have three children, all graduates of Lutheran universities.
Can’t attend? Watch the live webcast here.
You may view past Easter Sunrise Services on our YouTube channel Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks playlist.
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