DIY resources for leading your own Easter Sunrise Ritual

For many years now, a few people in my local town have gathered on the beach at sunrise to have a grassroots impromptu Easter gathering.  Easter Fire, as we call it, does not belong to any particular church and is not sponsored by a religious organization - it's a service by the people and for the people.

This year, we ask that you create your own Easter rituals, individually or with your family or household groups. To that end, I've collected resources to help you build your own ceremony, or follow along with me. I will livestream mine (here's a link) but it's my hope that rather than just watching my livestream you'll be immersed in your own gathering.  This is about you, the mystery of Christ's resurrection, and the eternal sunrise.

Below is a suggested order of service for your Easter Fire worship with readings, reflection question and songs for you to play on your device and sing along to.

Easter Fire 2019 - North Beach, Port Townsend, WA in the USA

Easter Fire 2019 - North Beach, Port Townsend, WA in the USA

This page is not quite ready yet. I'm still gathering the content and recording the songs etc. Once it's all set I will also create a PDF of the service so please come back & check this page again in a few days.” - Simon de Voil

Opening Prayer

Praying for light by John Philip Newell
Light within all light
Soul behind all souls
at the breaking of dawn
at the coming of day
we wait and watch.
Your Light within the morning light
Your Soul within the human soul
Your Presence beckoning to us from the heart of life.
In the dawning of this day
let us know fresh shinings in our soul.
In the growing colours of new beginning all around us
let us know the first lights of our heart.

SONG - Love is come again

I will record the audio for you to sing along with soon.

I will record the audio for you to sing along with soon.

Love is come again
Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

In the grave they laid Him, Love Whom we had slain,
Thinking that He’d never wake to life again,
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

Up He sprang at Easter, like the risen grain,
He that for three days in the grave had lain;
Up from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

When our hearts are saddened, grieving or in pain,
By Your touch You call us back to life again;
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.

READING - Psalm 84