For many, Easter Sunday is a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. It also marks the end of the celebration of Lent, which is a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. Easter Sunday is also connected to the Jewish Passover through much symbolism. Each year, the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association holds a worship service for those who wish to celebrate this day. With the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Smoky Mountains, visitors and community members can gather for an Easter Sunday worship service at Ober Gatlinburg.
The service will be about 30 to 40 minutes long on April 8, 2012, and will be led by local pastors of the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association. An offering will also be collected during the service which will be used by the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association in assisting needy families and individuals throughout the county. This Easter Sunday service will be a truly beautiful and moving Easter experience for anyone wishing to spend the day in prayer, reflection, and worship.
As host, Ober Gatlinburg will offer free tram rides to the top of the mountain. Rides will begin at 5:15 am and will continue in 15 minute intervals until the service begins. For those who wish to drive up the mountain, complimentary parking will be available at the Ober Gatlinburg resort. Beginning at 6:00 am, there will also be a breakfast buffet available at Ober Gatlinburg with french toast, an omelet station, pancakes, potatoes, biscuits, fresh fruit, bacon, sausage, and many more options.
For more information, visit www.obergatlinburg.com.