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Harker Heights Evening Star
Harker Heights Evening Star

Community Sunrise Service attracts hundreds

Community Sunrise Service attracts hundreds

On Sunday, the 38 annual Harker Heights community Easter sunrise service was held at the amphitheater in Carl Levin Park. The Kiwanis Club sponsored the sunrise service with the assistance of several local area churches.

Harker Heights Kiwanis Club President Charles Sweeney began by welcoming everyone and introducing Harker Heights Mayor Rob Robinson.

Sweeney was followed by Mayor Robinson with welcoming the congregation.

“There’s eight churches listed on the program; for years there were only four. This is a community sunrise service; the sun isn’t up yet and we may not see it this morning but I just wanted to thank everyone for coming out here and representing Harker heights. The pastors and preachers behind me, we are all here for one reason; a sunrise service. I just want to thank all of our friends and citizens for being here this morning, thank you,” said Mayor Robinson.

Mayor Robinson was followed by Dr. David Morgan, Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, introducing those that would lead the service.

“Since Rob and Charles did not take credit for the weather, I will accept credit for the weather we are having this morning,” joked Dr. Morgan.

The eight churches participating in the service included Rev. Philemon Brown of Harker Heights Community Church, Rev. David Starkey Sr. of First Assembly of God, Rev. Jung Hyun Kim of Crossway Korean Baptist Church, Rev. Stanley Allen of First Baptist Church, Dr. David Morgan of Trinity Baptist Church, Rev. Vincent Gillyard of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church, Deacon Klaus Adam of St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church, and Rev, John Beckling of Harker Heights United Methodist.

Rev. Brown led the opening prayer followed by singing of “He Lives.”

Music for Sunday’s service was provided by St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church.

A responsive reading was read by Rev. David Starkey Dr, followed by the hymn “Victory in Jesus.”

The Easter message was delivered by Rev. Stanley Allen, and the Benediction was delivered by Rev. John Beckling.

The service, which lasted roughly 45 minutes, attracted more than 200 people.

Breakfast followed Sunday’s service and was served at the Harker Heights Public Library.  HEB and SAM’s Club donated food for the Sunrise Breakfast.


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