Sunrise services throughout area

Published Apr 15, 2017 at 4:00pm

Easter sunrise services are scheduled in several area communities as well as Rome’s Pinti Field.

Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion, and is the end of the 40-day (excluding Sundays) of Lent.

Except for the 6:30 a.m. Sylvan Beach service, the rest of the area sunrise services are at 7 a.m., a little after the 6:17 a.m. sunrise. Visitors are advised to dress warmly and bring lawn chairs.

Scheduled are:

Rome, community event by Rome Clergy Association, pavilion at Pinti Field, 200 Sixth St. Music includes a battery-powered keyboard. (Last year about 70 attended when the event was at the Erie Canal Village. This year’s location will mean a shorter trip for many people).

Oneida, ecumenical event in parking lot at YMCA, 701 Seneca St.

Oriskany, Oriskany Battlefield, 7801 Route 69, followed by breakfast at Waterbury Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1117 Utica St., then a 10 a.m. service there.

Sylvan Beach, 6:30 a.m. beachfront park, presented by Grace Lutheran Church (3965 Carter Road). The 58th annual event (continuing from former Good Shephard church), this year with Deacon James Burch speaking from a trailer, a choir and coffee and doughnuts on site.

Boonville, United Methodist Church has brief event near Veterans Memorial at Boonville Cemetery, Cemetery Road, then continental breakfast at church, 202 Main St.

Bernhards Bay, short joint event by Bernhards Bay and Vienna United Methodist churches at Winn’s Point (near Bernhards Bay church) on Oneida Lake, followed by light breakfast in Bernhards Bay Church.

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Note: Area clergy and church officials are invited to email church news including special events such as sunrise service, guest speakers, concerts, dinners and vacation Bible schools to: living@RNY.com for free publication on the Religion Today pages in the Saturday Daily Sentinel (with the stories then posted on www.RomeSentinel.com at 4 p.m. Saturday).