Sunrise services to greet Easter on Peninsula

Peninsula Daily News

MANY WILL GREET Easter morning with a sunrise service today.

Here is a sample of the services planned on the North Olympic Peninsula:

Port Angeles

■ A nondenominational Easter Sunday sunrise service is set for 7 a.m. at Civic Field at Race and Fourth streets in Port Angeles.

The annual event is organized by Port Angeles-area Christian churches.

Offerings received during the service will go to MANNA, a nonprofit organization that serves the homeless and low-income population in Port Angeles, said Pastor Glen Douglas of The Crossing Church.

First Baptist Church will provide music.

Pastor David Rich of Harbor of Hope Church will provide a short message.

■ Fairview Bible Church, 385 O'Brien Road, will hold a sunrise service at 6 a.m.

An Easter breakfast will follow.


■ The Calvary Chapel Forks and Forks Bible Church will host an Easter sunrise service in Tillicum Park at 6:30 a.m.

The service will be under the pavilion.

All are welcome.


■ Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake St., and Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church will combine to host an Easter sunrise worship service at Trinity at 6:30 a.m.

Weather permitting, the service will be held outdoors.

The following Easter service at 10 a.m. will feature special music in addition to a sermon by Pastor Bill Green.

A light brunch will be available from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and again immediately after the service.

■ Little Brown Church of Blyn will host an Easter Sunday sunrise service at 6 a.m. at Port Williams Beach.

Those standing around the bonfire will sing hymns accompanied by guitar and accordion, Pastor Steve Devine said.

The resurrection story will be read from the Gospels, he added.

After the service will be a potluck breakfast at about 7 a.m. at the church at 220 Zaccardo Road.

■ Dungeness Community Church at 45 Eberle Lane will host a sunrise service at 6 a.m. at Port Williams Beach.

Along with an Easter message around a bonfire, there will be music, coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts.

A baptism also is planned.

Port Townsend

■ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St., will host an “Easter Fire” sunrise service at North Beach Park at 6:13 a.m.

The Festival of Easter, services of music, celebration and Holy Communion, will follow at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

■ First Baptist Church, 1202 Lawrence St., will have a Resurrection Celebration Service at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., upstairs.

The service will start at 10 a.m.

The morning will include coffee and pastries, a variety of traditional and new music, and original dramatic readings in celebration of life over death.

For more information, phone 360-385-2752 or visit


■ Brinnon Community Church, 52 Church Road, will host a sunrise service at Camp Parsons Boy Scout Camp at 970 Bee Mill Road at 7 a.m.

A potluck and services will follow at the church.

Last modified: April 19. 2014 6:04PM
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