The 27th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach will be held Sunday, April 5, 2015, 7 AM on the beach at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, 400 S. Collier Boulevard. Reverend Kevin Koenig, Marco Lutheran Church, will lead the Opening Moments and Prayer, Reverend Kirk Dreiser, Wesley United Methodist Church, will lead the prayer prior to the preaching of the Word and Reverend Thomas McCulley, New Life Community Church, will lead the Closing Moments and Prayer. The Reverend Dr. Steven Schoof, Senior Pastor at Marco Presbyterian Church, will give the Easter message. Pastor Schoof received his Masters and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary and spent 26 yearsas a missionary in Australia. “Pastor Steve is a compassionate, dynamic speaker and Ambassador for Christ,” said Alan Sandlin, Marco Island Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach committee co-chair. “Last year’s Easter Sunrise attendance was near 8,000,” continued Sandlin. “This is the largest single community event on Marco Island and according to Google, one of the largest Easter Sunrise Services on a beach anywhere in the US! What a great testament to our freedom to worship as Christians in this country and to the residents, visitors, Marco Island Marriott, Madeira condo and all of the businesses and volunteers who serve to make this event possible, as we celebrate our
Risen Savior atfirst light on aster morning.” Special music for the service will include Craig Greusel, Marco Lutheran Church Musical Director, as soloist; Sandy Stein, a member of “Flute Cocktail” and the “Naples oncert and,” on flute, with ohn Stein on piano. ohn is also usic Director at Marco Presbyterian Church. Beach access is north of the Marriott Spa and the public access path north of the Madeira Condominium. The Marco Police and volunteers will direct traffic and assist with parking, including double parking along Collier Boulevard. Also, the MICA parking lot will open at 6 AM for member parking. Dress is casual; bring your own blanket or chair. Musical prelude begins at 6:45AM. For information call 239394-8186.