Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks–April 9, 2023

The 2023 Easter Sunrise Service will be a hybrid of in-person and online worship!

This worship service is free and open to the public.

Seating and parking are available on a first-come basis.

Gates open at 4:30 a.m.

Pre-worship service music begins at 5:30 a.m.

The worship service begins at 6:00 a.m.

Worship Leaders

Details coming soon!

Worship Music Leaders

Blood Brothers

Meeting through the reach of Conifer Community Church, members of the mountain band Blood Brothers have collaborated to build a community-based ensemble that provides the conifer/evergreen area with top notch musical performances at outdoor festivals and local venues. Building from humble beginnings as a duo, Blood Brothers is now a fully-fledged quintet armed with a diverse set list of classic rock, folk, country, and worship music that spans over five decades of timeless songs audiences of all ages and walks of life love Singing together. 
Lance Swearengin- vocals, guitar

Josh Harwood- vocals, guitar

Tyler Phillips- vocals, keyboard

Bob Brown- bass

Taylor Mead- drums

Father Michael Nicosia

Fr. Michael Nicosia is a priest of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC) living
in Aurora CO with his husband Marc. A member of the St. Paul Catholic
Community in Denver, he currently serves the ECC’s Rocky Mountain Region as
Vicar of Ecumenical Engagement and as a member of the Colorado Council of
Churches (CCC) Board of Directors. A regular contributor to Council events, Exec.
Director Adrian Miller refers to him as “the CCC’s house band.” A singer and
Native American flute musician, he is also a member of a local Broadway Cabaret

It was with the Xavier Company, a Christian performing arts troupe in NYC, that Michael found his gifts meeting the needs of the world. Art and faith now combine in planning worship services of all kinds. With a particular focus on our baptismal charge to be “the Body of Christ incarnate, the Blood of Christ poured out for the life of the world,” he is an advocate for social justice, providing clergy support for Capitol Hill United Ministries, the Women’s Homelessness Initiative, and Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence. After years of service as a chaplain in eldercare, then hospice ministry, he currently works as a PRN Chaplain at Highlands Ranch Hospital.

Before his religious calling, Fr. Michael received his BFA in Art and Art Education
from Syracuse University; it was in an Interior Design class that watercolors
became his preferred medium. His company Spirit Songs exhibits his postage-
stamp-size paintings at the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys’ annual
shows, and offers them with larger works on-line. An award-winning member of
the Aurora Arts Guild, his talents continue to be used in service of the Church,
having designed logos for the ECC as well as for the CCC Easter Sunrise Services.

The Worship Service Bulletin

Coming soon.

Important Information

Now in its 76th year, the Colorado Council of Churches (“CCC”) is once again proud to sponsor the annual Easter Sunrise Service held in the dramatic and spectacular setting of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
Coming from Downtown: take I-70 west to exit 259, turn left at the bottom of the Morrison exit ramp, cruise on downhill 1.5 miles to the Red Rocks Park entrance. Coming from south Denver: take C-470 to the Morrison exit, turn west and follow the signs to the Park entrances.
4:30 a.m.–Doors open.
5:30 a.m.–Music worship begins. 
6:00 a.m.–Worship service begins.
6:19 a.m.–Sunrise.
7:30 a.m.–Worship service ends.

This is an outdoor service — dress warmly! Please monitor weather broadcasts before heading to the venue in case the service is canceled due to inclement weather. 

The worship service will be streamed online from the Colorado Council of Churches website (www.cochurches.org)  and Facebook Live. Thus, people all over the world will be able to access the service and be spiritually inspired.  We will also provide an ASL Interpreter for the hearing impaired.  The CCC’s social media hash tag for this event will be #RedRocksEaster!

No pets allowed except for service animals.

Admittance and parking are free. You do not need to reserve a seat to attend this worship service.

Thousands of people gather for this annual and joyful celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For many of them, this is their only exposure to the Gospel. It takes considerable resources to do this free community event, and we primarily rely on donations to cover our costs.

Please Support This, and Future, Easter Sunrise Services at Red Rocks

You may support this annual worship service in 3 ways by:

  1. Clicking HERE to donate via PayPal.
  2. Using CashApp to $colochurches.
  3. Mailing a check payable to the “Colorado Council of Churches” to:
Easter Sunrise Service
Colorado Council of Churches
1140 W. 5th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204