Easter 2017 Sunrise Service
Easter Sunrise Service
Photos and thoughts by UseppaGin
The sun rose as golf carts were pulled into a semicircle and people took their places on the folding chairs in front of the gazebo on the beach. Continuing a long-standing Island tradition, the Useppa community gathered together to celebrate Easter.
Years ago it was an Episcopal Communion Service with chairs set up in formal rows across the chess board by the pool. For the last twenty years, it has been an ecumenical gathering at the water's edge of neighbors and guests, members staying on their boats. Everyone is welcome, children lead us in the Lord's Prayer, the handshake of peace goes around, and we all share in communion.
On Useppa, we are one family.