The Grand Encampment
of Knights Templar
of the United States of America
77th Easter Sunrise Service



George Washington Masonic National Memorial
EASTER SUNDAY MORNING
April 8, 2007 7:30AM

Under Auspices of the
Grand Encampment of Knights Templar
of the United States of America

OFFICERS OF THE GRAND ENCAMPMENT OF
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Sir Knight Richard Burditt Baldwin Most Eminent Grand Master
Sir Knight William H. Koon, II Right Eminent Deputy Grand Master
Sir Knight David Dixon Goodwin Right Eminent Grand Generalissimo
Sir Knight Sid C. Dorris, III Right Eminent Grand Captain General
Sir Knight James M. Wilson Right Eminent Grand Treasurer
Sir Knight Lawrence E. Tucker Right Eminent Grand Recorder
Sir Knight Robert J. Cave Right Eminent Grand Prelate

COMMITTEE ON EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE GENERAL CHAIRMAN
Charles W. Wagner, REPGC, DC
Paul S. Newhall, EGG, DC, Chief of Staff
James Golladay. EPGCG, VA Parade Marshal
Phillip E. Maybery, ESGW, VA Music Coordinator
Walter P. Benesch, EPC, VA for Setup/Breakdown
Gerald Peeters, REPGC, DC – Color Guard Coordinator
Lawrence N. Jolma, REGC, DC -- Sound Coordinator
Grand Commandery of Maryland's Drum Corps
Ushers: Order of DeMolay led by Ron Heald
First Aid: American Red Cross, Alexandria Chapter
International Order of Job's Daughters, Bethel 52 Virginia
Becca Harrison – Honored Queen
Northern Virginia Order of DeMolay

ORDER OF SERVICE
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Prelude Processional Music Coordinator

"Onward Christian Soldiers"

Wreath Laying Ceremony in Honor of all Sir Knights who have served in Defense of their Nation.
Performed under the direction of Sir Knight Richard B. Baldwin, Most Eminent Grand Master.
Taps performed by Br. William G. L. Turner, Bugle and Br. Jack Whistler, Drum, National Sojourners

The Pledge of Allegiance and The National Anthem

Call to Worship

by Sir Knight Charles W. Wagner, REPGC, DC

Responsive Reading

Sir Knight Sid C. Dorris, III Right Eminent Grand Captain General
Leader:Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, He has risen.
Response: The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified, and on the third day be raised again.
Leader: Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.
Response: He is not here; He has risen, just as He said.

Hymn: "Christ the Lord is Risen Today"
Music Coordinator and People, led by Sir Knight Phillip E. Maybery

Let Us Pray

Sir Knight & Rev. William Hartman, REGC PA, Chairmen, Committee on Religious Activities

Easter Greetings

Sir Knight Richard Burditt Baldwin Most Eminent Grand Master


Anthem: "How Great Thou Art"
Soloist, Sir Knight Phillip E. Maybery

The First Lesson - I Corinthians 15: 19-26

Sir Knight David Dixon Goodwin, Right Eminent Grand Generalissimo

Song: "Ode to Joy/Come Thou Long Expected Jesus".
Bagpiper, Noble Randy Finnerin

The Second Lesson. - Matthew 28:1-10

Sir Knight William Howard Koon, II Right Eminent Deputy Grand Master

Hymn: "0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing"
Music Coordinator and People, led by Sir Knight Phillip E. Maybery

The Apostle's Creed led by Sir Knight Charles W. Wagner, REPGC, VA Chairman, Easter Sunrise Service

      I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
      I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

The Lord's Prayer
Soloist, Sir Knight Phillip E. Maybery, ESGW, VA

Sermon: "Life Now and Unto Eternity"

Sir Knight & Rev. Robert J. Cave REPGC,NY, Right Eminent Grand Prelate

Hymn: "Crown Him With Many Crowns" People
led by Sir Knight Phillip E. Maybery

Closing Remarks by Sir Knight Richard Burditt Baldwin ,Most Eminent Grand Master

Closing Cross


Bethel 52, International Order of Job's Daughters

Benediction by Sir Knight Robert J. Cave, REPGC, NY, Right Eminent Grand Prelate

OTHER PICTURES

Combined Crosses

"Black Cross" - Maryland Sir Knights

Baldwin Family Members

The Ladies of Sir Knights, Koon, Goodwin, Tucker & Dorris

DeMolay Ushers


"A GREAT CONGREGATION" - Estimated at 500
"THANK YOU"

George D. Seghers, Executive Director
The George Washington, Masonic Memorial Association
"Thank You George" for all your help with this event of the years.


Luncheon Pictures - "Wake Up Call" Pictures