Holy day begins with stirring sunrise and message

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
MEDINA – Michael Stephenson, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Medina, leads a sunrise service this morning in Boxwood Cemetery next to Glenwood Lake. About 25 Christians from Medina churches attended the service on Easter morning.

Stephenson spoke of the power of Christ’s resurrection and the hope that provides for the world.

Stephenson has been a part of four sunrise services on Easter morning in Medina and he said each time there has been a glorious sunrise.

“It never ceases to amaze me about the timing,” he said.

The service today began at 6:30 a.m. One of the people at the service said, “The lake looks like it’s on fire.”

The cross at the cemetery is a memorial given in May 30, 1971 to “The People of the Village of Medina.”

Dr. Fulton and Marie Hurd Rogers gave the memorial for their parents, Arthur and Ethel Phillips Rogers and Charles and Lillie Horn Hurd.