Easter sunrise service set

A group of Odessa churches will hold an Easter sunrise service from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday in Ratliff Stadium that they hope will unite area Christian churches and prompt oilfield workers who do not usually attend a church to participate.

The stadium is just north of town on the west side of North Grandview Avenue.

First United Methodist Church Pastor Todd Salzwedel said Easter “is a defining moment for all of us.”

“I hope the service will be a representation of the entire body of Christ, not one denomination or group over another,” Salzwedel said. “I’d love for it to serve as a symbol to the community and people all around of what the body of Christ really looks like.”