2015 Easter Sunrise Service

April 8, 2015

Useppa's Easter Sunrise Service

Story byUseppa Gin, Photos by Useppa Gin and Island Annah

In a tradition that goes back 30 years, Useppa began its celebration of Easter with an Ecumenical beachside sunrise service.  Hymns, readings, a sermon, a handshake of peace, and a communion of friends took place while the sun rose in the eastern sky.  At the end, a benediction was read brought to Useppa by the Stockers from their small Colorado church.

Life is short

And we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who make this pilgrimage with us,

So, be swift to love,

Make haste to do kindness,

Shower abundant hospitality on friend and stranger,

Walk in justice,

That you may follow the path of mercy and love,

And the Blessing of God