Easter marked by dawn ser­vice

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

CHRIS­TIANS from across the Lock­yer Val­ley gath­ered at Lake Apex at dawn on Easter Sun­day to com­mem­o­rate the holi­est day in the church cal­en­dar.

The ser­vice, or­gan­ised by the Gat­ton Bap­tist Church, was at­tended by around 70 peo­ple.

Bap­tist Pas­tor, Doug Bea­han spoke on Sun­rise – A Fresh Start .

Wor­ship­pers were treated to break­fast af­ter the ser­vice which was catered by the Sal­va­tion Army.

Pas­tor Doug was en­cour­aged and heart­ened by the turnout and was en­ter­tain­ing re­quests to make the ser­vice an an­nual event.

“We orig­i­nally planned this for the Bap­tist Church, but when other churches heard, peo­ple ex­pressed a de­sire to join in, which is what com­mu­nity is all about,” Pas­tor Doug said.

The wor­ship­pers en­joyed a sim­ple ser­vice of singing, prayer and lis­ten­ing to Pas­tor Doug’s mes­sage.

Over break­fast they got an op­por­tu­nity to min­gle with church­go­ers from var­i­ous parts of the Lock­yer Val­ley.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

EASTER: Chris­tians cel­e­brate Easter at Lake Apex.

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