Easter services return to Southwest Florida

Reporter: Sydney Persing Writer: Jackie Winchester
Dozens of people attended Grace Church’s Easter sunrise service in Cape Coral early Sunday. (Credit: WINK News)

Southwest Florida churches are hosting Easter Sunday services spanning from indoor to outdoor and even virtually as the pandemic continues.

Those who celebrate Easter reflect on how Jesus defeated death. It’s a story of victory and hope, and it’s hard to ignore the parallel there when you think about the fact that last Easter, churches had closed their doors.

This year, though, “It was an invitation for us to invite our people to place their hope and trust in God even in the midst of the unknown of the current circumstances,” said Grace Church Pastor Jorge Acevedo.

“It will give them the opportunity to know that we’re moving forward, to know that there’s a little healing taking place within society also, in terms of viewing this pandemic,” said Bishop Frank Dewane of the Diocese of Venice.

Grace Church held an outdoor sunrise service, and Acevedo said they also have other ways for people to enjoy Easter services however they’re most comfortable, including online and on-demand.

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