Easter is one of the most special times of the year for Christians. We celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We celebrate Christ’s completed work at the cross and His victory over death.

Many churches in our area are holding Easter services on this special day. In fact, Bok Tower Gardens will be holding its 93rd annual Easter Sunrise Service.

Wayside Baptist Church is known for its friendly family-like atmosphere and our Easter services are no different. We celebrate Christ’s resurrection as a church family. We begin the day with our 7:00 a.m. sunrise service held right under the pavilion while enjoying a light breakfast. It is always a beautiful sight to see the sun slowly rise over the roof of the church. The service consists of music, prayer and a wonderful Easter message from Pastor Herb Schlenker.

As part of our morning worship service held at 11:00 a.m., our choir sings an Easter Cantata that brings us a message from God’s Word through music. The choir works hard on this music for months. As much as people enjoy the cantata itself, this music is performed for God’s glory to bring Him honor and praise.

So wherever you are on April 21st, we hope that you are enjoying your time praising the Lord and thanking Him for what He did for us.