Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

4083 Yager Road, McMinnville TN 37110

Luther Rose

Easter 2012 April 08

At sunrise, a few disciples of Jesus gathered at the tomb in which Jesus had been laid on Friday. They soon learned that Jesus had risen from the dead! Alleluia!

So, we too gathered at sunrise on this Easter morning to celebrate the Resurrection. Across the road from our sanctuary is a cemetary. As our service began, the sun rose over the cemetery. In Christ's Resurrection we too are promised resurrection of our bodies to be rejoined with our souls into life everlasting. After hearing the Gospel and sermon telling us this good news, we processed with the Cross, a lighted Paschal Candle, and individual lighted candles into the sanctuary, bringing light into the church, and concluded the sunrise service with Holy Communion, the Sacrament of the Altar. Alleluia!

He is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

A photo was taken of us assembling for the sunrise service and another of the entire congregation following the main worship service. If you left-click on the photos below a larger version will appear. In this case, you must use your browser's button to “go back one page” in order to return. Or, you can right-click on the photos below and then open a new window or a new tab in your browser for the larger photo.

Gallery of service photos

Gallery of other photos

Here will soon appear some other photos taken this Easter morning.

Last updated on 2012 May 08 by the webmaster, Jim Frysinger.