43 years ago, the first Easter Sunrise Service was held on the Flower Mound. It was 1974, Tom Webb, was the newly elected mayor of Flower Mound. Tom and Joanne had just had a baby daughter a few days earlier and brought her to the service. The Summit Club still hears from Tom & Joanne when I get the years wrong.
The Easter Service quickly became a Flower Mound tradition that has been carried on by The Summit Club, The Women of Flower Mound, & The Mound Foundation. On behalf of the three Flower Mound civic organizations, we want to invite everyone to the service.
Since 1974, we have invited youth groups of a Flower Mound church’s to present a service, song and praise. This year’s Easter Sunrise Service will be April 16th, with sunrise at 06:58am. Plan to get there by 630am, the service will start about 645am, and end about 705am. We plan a 25-30 minute service ending with a dramatic sunrise.
The Mound is located near the intersection of FM3040 & FM2499. Parking will be in the Tom Thumb and neighboring parking lots.
The nature of a native prairie grasslands is wild plants. We strongly recommend comfortable clothing over your Sunday best. A short walk up to Mound is required to see the Service, and the Sunrise. Getting there by 630am will insure you have time to park, and make the walk in time. The Mound is a12+acre native prairie grassland that rises above the surrounding area. It makes a dramatic backdrop for the Service. Over 300 species of native flowers have been identified on The Mound. The Sunrise Service is somewhat rustic. There is no stage. The worship leaders are somewhat down from the crest of the Mound, facing west. Those worshiping sit on the ground or in lawn chairs facing a beautiful sunrise (hopefully).
We invite everyone to the Service. This year, Temple Baptist Church has been asked to preside at the service.
Light refreshments and coffee are being provided by local merchants, and will be available after the services. Please come, and join us.
If Heavy rains are occurring, the service will be canceled.
Little known facts about the Easter Sunrise Service.
Shortly after the Summit Club was organized, they decided that the Sunrise Service would be a good way to bring the people of Flower Mound together. Many had been feuding and fighting over annexations and de-annexations for several years. At the time Flower Mound only had a few hundred citizens and most knew each other. The Town had become sharply divided over politics. The town’s namesake, the Flower Mound was privately owned by Edward Marcus, a Jew. Buddy Dwyer was given the task of asking Mr. Marcus if they could use the Mound for the Easter Sunrise Service. Mr. Marcus was gracious and allowed them to use of his property. The rest is history.
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