MC observes Easter with annual Sunrise Service
March 27, 2014
Maryville College’s annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held on Sun., April 20 at 6:30 a.m. on Lloyd Beach.
The Rev. Dr. Anne D. McKee, campus minister, will deliver the sermon titled “Finding Grace, in Wilderness and Other Places.”
Scripture for the sermon will be the Easter story, as well as Jeremiah 31:1-6.
Musicians will lead the music during the worship service, which is open to community members.
Lloyd Beach is located behind Lloyd Hall, on the southeastern end of the campus, and offers a spectacular view of the sun rising over the Chilhowee Mountains. The service is casual, and attendees who are not able to stand during the service are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
“Easter is late this year, so it may be warm at sunrise, and we will hope for a clear morning,” McKee said. “But, regardless of temperature or weather, it simply is right and good to gather with friends and strangers, as one community, from many churches, on Easter morning, to share again the good news that Christ is risen, both on that first Easter, and in our lives.”
All are invited to enjoy a continental breakfast and conversation on the steps of Willard House following the service.
In the event of rain, both the service and the breakfast will be held in the Samuel Tyndale Wilson Center for Campus Ministry (CCM).
For more information about the College’s Easter Sunrise Service, please contact the Center for Campus Ministry at 865.981.8299.
By: Chloe Kennedy, Assistant Director of Communications
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester is 1,168.