On a chilly Easter Sunday morning, in the shadow of Fort Rock east of Bend, Jeremy Warkentin led a crowd in worship. The pastor of Fort Rock Community Church, Warkentin said he’s been in attendance at the annual sunrise service for 30 years, off and on. The event itself has been held every Easter since at least the end of WWII.

Along with a bonfire, the nondenominational service includes songs, prayer and a breakfast afterward hosted by the Fort Rock Grange.

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