Easter Sunrise Service on the Mound
On behalf of the three sponsoring Flower Mound civic organizations, we want to invite everyone to Flower Mound’s Easter Sunrise Service.
Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:20 am – 7:30 am (25-30 minute service)
This year, Trinity Presbyterian Church has been asked to preside at the service.
Service is Co-hosted by: The Summit Club of Flower Mound, The Flower Mound Foundation and The Women of Flower Mound
Little known facts about the Easter Sunrise Service:
Shortly after the Summit Club was organized, they decided that a Sunrise Service would be a good way to bring the people of Flower Mound together. Many had been feuding and fighting over annexations and de-annexations for years. At the time Flower Mound only had a few hundred citizens and most knew each other. The Town had become sharply divided over politics.
The town’s namesake, the Flower Mound, was privately owned by Edward Marcus. Buddy Dwyer was given the task of asking Mr. Marcus if they could use the Mound for the Easter Sunrise Service. Mr. Marcus was gracious and allowed them to use of his property. The rest is history. The first Easter Service on the Flower Mound was 1974. Tom Webb was the newly elected mayor of Flower Mound. Tom and Jo Ann had a new baby daughter and brought her to the first Easter Service.
Every Easter, a different local Flower Mound church is invited to present a service, song and praise. This year, Trinity Presbyterian Church will preside at the service.
About the Service:
The nature of a native black-land prairie is wild plants. Over 300 species of native flowers have been identified on The Mound. Therefore, we strongly recommend comfortable clothing (and closed-toe shoes) over your Sunday best. A short walk up to Mound is required to see the Service, and the Sunrise. Getting there before 6:20 am will insure you have ample time to park and make the walk in time.
The Mound is a 12+acre native prairie grassland that rises above the surrounding area. It makes a dramatic backdrop for the Service. The Sunrise Service is somewhat rustic. There is no stage. The worship leaders are somewhat down from the crest of the Mound, facing west. Those worshiping sit on the ground or in lawn chairs facing a beautiful sunrise (hopefully).
If heavy rains or lightning are occurring, the service will be canceled.
After the Service:
Light refreshments and coffee are being provided by local merchants and will be available after the service. (The Women of Flower Mound serve donuts, generously donated by area merchants – stop by and say hi!)
The Flower Mound (map) is located near the intersection of FM-3040 & FM-2499. Parking will be in the old Tom Thumb store & neighboring parking lots. You may bring lawn chairs or blankets if seating is needed.
For more information, email: Sy25805@yahoo.com