Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks–April 21, 2019

This is the kind of Easter Sunday weather forecast that we LOVE. No rain is expected until the afternoon. We hope to see you tomorrow!


Click HERE to watch the Livestream of the service!

2019 Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

On Resurrection Sunday (April 21), 2019, the Colorado Council of Churches will host its 72nd Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks Amphitheatre! This a truly unique worship experience that draws people from all across Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region and rest of the nation. Last year, an estimated 11,000 people attended the service.  For many attendees who don’t regularly attend church, this is a special opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Given the spectacular venue and the wonderful service, it’s no wonder that so many people have this event on their “Bucket List.”

Important Information and Instructions

4:30 a.m.–Doors Open at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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

6:00 a.m.–The worship service begins.

7:30 a.m. (approximately)–The worship service ends.

Given the extraordinary turnout that we get for this worship service, we recommend that you arrive at the venue as close to 4:30 a.m. as you can. Once the amphitheatre is at capacity, the police officers handling traffic will not allow you to gain access to the venue. Please dress warmly! It can get quite cold before the sun rises.

Please refrain from bringing food donations. We don’t have a way to collect them this year.

You may view past Easter Sunrise Services on our YouTube channel Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks playlist.

Find out how to get reserved seating and a ride to Red Rocks here!

The Worship Service

Rev. Quirino Cornejo

Rev. Quirino Cornejo will bring the message.

Rev. Quirino Cornejo was born on the 4th of June of 1963, in the city of Leon Guanajuato, Mexico. In 1975, Rev. Cornejo entered the minor Seminary in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, where, in 1980, he completed his baccalaureate degree in Social Administrative Sciences from the University of San Luis Potosi. Rev. Cornejo also has a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the Palafox Pontifical Seminary in Puebla, Mexico (1984), and a Master’s degree in Theology from the Redemporist International School of Theology (1988).

In 1989, Rev. Cornejo migrated to the United States, and he was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest for the Diocese of San Angelo, Texas, on May 25, 1991. In 2012, Rev. Cornejo moved to Brighton, Colorado and joined the Episcopal Church. In 2016, Rev. Cornejo became an episcopal priest for the Diocese of Colorado.

Rev. Cornejo develops Latino Ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  He is the Pastor of the Latino Congregation of Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey.

Rev. Cornejo is married to Margarita, and they have a daughter named Sophia.

Worship Leaders

Elder Anthony C. Hill

Reverend Anthony Curtis Hill is the Presiding Elder of the Kansas District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and pastor of St. Luke Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Denver, Colorado. Reverend Hill earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Washburn University and his Masters of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology, where he currently serves as adjunct faculty instructing interns who are in pastoral and other leadership contexts. Rev. Hill is also a graduate of the Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program and is a certified Spiritual Director. Rev. Hill is a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant (E-8) and resides with his wife, La Tasha and their four youngest children (Josiah, Jayden, Jordan, and J’Nayia) in Colorado Springs.

Worship Service Music Leaders

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