Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sunrise service

Sunrise was at 6:58 a.m. Sunday and the township hall echoed with greetings of "He is Risen!" and the response, "He is Risen Indeed!"

Our church met at the township hall for our Sunrise Service. Though it was early in the morning, it wasn't as early as usual--this year we met at 7 a.m. instead of 6 a.m. A seven o'clock meeting was still plenty early enough for us to wake up to alarm clocks and for David to adjust the electric piano to one and a half steps lower than normal in anticipation of singing "He Lives!"

After the service we shared breakfast--a feast of pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit, donuts, juice, coffee and tea--in the basement. In the hour after breakfast and before Sunday school, some of us girls walked the two miles from the township hall to the church building. The walk is a tradition with us. The exercise and fresh air ward of the lethargy that threatens to set in after a big meal--besides it gives us time to talk.

Brother Byler organized a men's quartet.

Sister Potteiger has a servant's heart and a grandmother's apron.

Kendra also has a servant's heart, but no apron.


  1. Will we ever be able to sing "He Lives" without memories of those early morning
    screechy voices?! Yes, 7 AM is definitely
    an improvement. And I can almost taste the
    pancakes! Mmmmm

  2. Sounds like a very nice service and time of fellowship afterward. Any particular reason you all met in the township hall this year?

    ~ Betsy O.

  3. I don't know when our church started having Sunrise Service at the township hall. The reason we had it there this year was because of tradition. We have a lot of traditions at our church--slowly they are changing. Our pastor wanted to have the Sunrise Service outside (Brrr!) and maybe some year we will break our tradition and have the service outside.