El Paso (KDBC) — As the run rose over El Paso on Easter Sunday, many attended sunrise service. Those at the service at the El Paso High School stadium braced the chilly temperature.
Jeffery Sweeney and his family attend sunrise service every year. He said it’s an important tradition for his three children.
“I think it's important for the kids to know that there is more to Easter than baskets and chocolate bunnies.
Sweeney said he and his family attend every year and getting his three kids up early isnt any trouble.
“they were up before I was this morning,” Sweeney said.
“The Bowman’s have made sunrise services a tradition for over ten years and said the coming to El Paso High School has a lot of meaning.
“It's a beautiful sight. We watched our daughter play soccer here, and our son’s graduation party was here. And so it’s a really neat place to come first of all, and then it’s amazing to watch the sunrise and hear about our lord,” said Jan Bowman.
Though services were held throughout the day. those in attendance said a sunrise service is a meaningful one, especially on Easter.
“The resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday happened at sunrise, so it made this even a little more special for me to be here at the time of day when this event happened 2000 years ago,” said Bob Cook.
El Pasoans start their Easter Sunday with sunrise service