Parks host sunrise services
[MARCH 24, 2005] SPRINGFIELD -- As many Illinois residents observe the traditional Christian holiday of Easter, some Illinois state parks will be the location of special religious services.
"Just as in the case of weddings and family reunions, our sites are available for groups that plan special religious services," said Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Joel Brunsvold. "Many find a spiritual connection in nature as they visit state parks."
For groups of 25 or more, advance registration is required in the site office of Illinois state parks. This helps avoid crowding and scheduling conflicts. At least one responsible adult must accompany each group of 15 minors.
Some state parks hosting services:
Sunrise on Sunday is at approximately 5:50 a.m. in Illinois.
[Illinois Department of Natural Resources news release]
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church holds Holy Week services
[MARCH 23, 2005] Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will have a service Thursday evening at 7 with Holy Communion. The following evening there will be a Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7.
The Easter Sunday service with Holy Communion will be at 8 a.m., with a breakfast to follow, served by the youth of the church.
The public is welcome. The church is at 1106 N. State St.
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[MARCH 22, 2005] Zion Lutheran Church, 205 Pulaski St. in Lincoln, will conduct Maundy Thursday services with Holy Communion at 12:15 and 7 p.m. The theme will be "The Lamb of God who has mercy on us."
Good Friday services will be at 12:15 and 7 p.m., with the theme "The Lamb of God who bore our shame."
A special sacrament of holy baptism will be conducted on Easter Saturday at 7 p.m.
Easter morning activities begin with the 6 a.m. sunrise service, followed by Easter breakfast at 7 a.m. Worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. also will be held with the theme "The Lamb of God who gives us peace." Sunday school will be at 9:20. Visitors are welcome.
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