This year, the Evangelical Churches of Acton and Agua Dulce are offering you a very unique Easter Service.
Agua Dulce Foursquare Church, Family Community Church, Acton Faith Bible Church, Agua Dulce Shepherd of the Hills, and Crown Valley Community Church have joined together to offer residents something special for Easter - a dramatic and vivid reenactment of Christ’s life.
For another year in a row, the Sunrise Service will take place at Vasquez Rocks off of Escondido Canyon Road. The journey begins in a humble manger in Bethlehem, goes through Christ’s miracles, passion, Resurrection and final Ascension into Heaven.
You can take your family to the Sunrise Service at Vasquez Rocks on either Saturday afternoon (March 22nd) or early Easter morning. The reenactment runs for about 45 minutes and involves dozens of community volunteer actors, and numerous detailed props and costumes.
Pastor Mike Sheridan of the Family Community Church said that in the past couple of years the pageant has really grown. “We’ve been doing this service for 40 years, but in the last 12 years or so, we’ve really advanced. Paramount Studios actually donated the entire tomb set. And this reenactment is very dramatic, and very very effective.”
For the Saturday afternoon service, which begins at 3 p.m., attendees are encouraged to arrive a half hour early due to limited parking. Keep in mind that if you have to park outside the park, it is a mile’s walk to the front gate. You can either bring your own chair or sit in one of the 800 seats that will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The churches are insisting guests dress comfortably and bring a hat, jacket, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and walking shoes.
All suggestions apply to the Easter morning service, with an exception of items to bring. The front gate will open at 4:10 a.m., and guests are encouraged to bring blankets, warm drinks, walking shoes, a flashlight, a heavy jacket, and a towel. Easter’s service will begin at 5 a.m..
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