PRESS PHOTOS BY TIM GILMANJohn Mester, tenor in the Moravian Trombone Choir, plays with other trombonists during the Easter dawn service continuation from Central Moravian Church to nearby God’s Acre Cemetery Sunday morning. More photos on page A2.
0709 Matthew Kemmerer, a soprano in the Moravian Trombone Choir, plays with other trombonists during the Easter Dawn Service continuation from Central Moravian Church to nearby God’s Acre Cemetery on Sunday morning. The Bethlehem resident is the son of Donald Kemmerer, director of the Moravian Trombone Choir. Twelve trombonists participated in the sunrise program at both locations.
Shelia Clennon and Emily Wascura participate in the Easter dawn service at God’s Acre Cemetery. Shelia is the wife of the Rt. Rev. Hopeton Clennon at Central Moravian Church and Emily is a church member.
Easter sunrise worshipers line the western end of God’s Acre Cemetery after walking from nearby Central Moravian Church, where the service begins. The historic grave markers bear hyacinths in honor of Easter.
Kathy Williams, a member of Central Moravian Church, gathers hyacinths pots for herself at the end of the Easter dawn service in God’s Acre Cemetery on Sunday. The single pots are placed by Central Moravian’s Youth Group at grave markers in the western part of the historic cemetery, where the sunrise Easter service is held. Those attending the outdoor service are encouraged to take home some of
Sisters Ariane Ladd and Cherie Raub carefully select flowered hyacinths after the Easter dawn service at God’s Acre. Cherie Raub lives in Emmaus and is a Central Moravian member, while her sister Ariane is visiting from Connecticut.
The Rt. Rev. Hopeton Clennon, senior pastor at Central Moravian Church, who presided over the Easter dawn service, greets Lynne and Michael Brolly at God’s Acre Cemetery. The couple are C.M.C members and Bethlehem residents. Brolly is a wood arts teacher at Moravian Academy which borders part of God’s Acre.
Debbie Helms takes photos of a historic grave marker with hyacinths after the Easter dawn service concluded. The Central Moravian Church member and Bethlehem resident is interested in the historic God’s Acre Cemetery.