A sunrise service sponsored by University Ministries will be held Easter morning on the Sadler Hall lawn, said an administrative assistant for University Ministries.Ann Smith, worship and spiritual life intern for University Ministries, said the service has been a tradition in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for more than 20 years.
“In our environment here at TCU, we don’t do a (Holy) Thursday or a Good Friday because we don’t have evening services typically,” Smith said. “But it has been a tradition to have a Sunday morning Easter sunrise service,” Smith said.
Smith said the service is open to TCU faculty, staff and students, as well as people from the surrounding community.
Cindy Rodriquez, administrative assistant for University Ministries, said her organization is looking forward to the service, which will begin Sunday at 6:30.
“There are usually 100 to 120 people there each year,” Rodriquez said. “There will be juice served afterward, and the theater department will be doing a drama about the Passion of Christ,”
Smith said the service will last about 45 minutes and include the drama, singing, and reading scripture.
“The sunrise service has taken on a dual meaning because of the sun coming up at 6:30 a.m.,” Smith said. “But also the son of God rising from the tomb.