VIENNA, Va., March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amos Dodge and Capital Church have announced plans for the 38th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
The Easter Sunrise service will begin at 6:30 AM on Sunday, March 27, 2016 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
One of the nation's largest Easter sunrise services, this Washington tradition is #5 on The Great Washington Bucket List published by The Washingtonian. The sunrise service attracts visitors from all 50 states and many foreign countries, with attendees gathered for one purpose – to celebrate the resurrected Savior, Jesus Christ.
The annual event is organized by Capital Church, pastored by Amos & Sue Dodge, along with the entire music and arts ministry of the congregation. The church first organized the event and has been conducting the service since 1979.
"When we began this morning service, we never dreamed that it would grow to this magnitude," Pastor Dodge said. "The idea to have an Easter Sunrise Service at the Lincoln Memorial seemed to be just a 'thought' at the time. Now I know it was a WHISPER from Heaven! Who would have ever dreamed that what began in 1979 would become a nationally known, even bucket-list rated Washington tradition with over 8000 in attendance last year!"
Dodge continues: "At the dawn of Easter morning from the heart of the city that influences the world, thousands will gather to say and sing, CHRIST IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEED! We will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and by television and internet, that message will not only ring on the Washington mall, it will be heard around the world. Of all the leaders of all the religions of the world, only one came back from the grave! Jesus Christ! He is Alive!"
The service is interdenominational, and all are encouraged to attend, but plan to arrive early.
Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably and bring along a coat or blanket as the morning is often brisk. Directed parking will be provided.
For more information, please contact Capital Church at 703-757-1200 or visit www.eastersunrise.com.
SOURCE Capital Church