Easter 2018 “Son Rise Service”


With Easter only 3 weeks away, it is again time to plan for the Easter Sunday “Son Rise” service on April 1st on the top of the Jesus hill at Paardeplaats, 12km out of town en route to Sabie (route R37).

The service will start at 06h00, come sunshine or mist. It will be wise to arrive from 05h30 or earlier, to allow yourself time to climb up the hill, and settle in.  Although still in darkness, there will be paraffin lanterns to light your way. If you have good torches bring them along.  There will be ample parking down at the gate, with monitors to direct and help you. For those who can’t make the climb up the hill, there will be a tractor and trailer with benches, which will leave from the gate at the bottom at 05h45. This will be able to carry up to 20 people, and should be reserved for the elderly and those who have health problems and restrictions. One could load blankets and chairs on the trailer to make the ascent easier.

It will be essentially a family affair, non denominational and open to all who want to celebrate this very special occasion. (Most probably the celebration of the most important event in the history of mankind). We will have a fixed program with traditional hymns and songs to be sung.

Wear a pair of good walking shoes, and bring a hat for later when the sun rises, which will be around 06h00. Dress warmly and watch the weather forecast. There are some large logs that can be used as benches. Bring folding chairs, blankets and cushions, tea/coffee and hot cross buns.  The service will take about an hour, and will end with a sharing of the buns and coffee.

This special event is a very inspirational experience, as we gather in the dark to watch the “Sonrise”, and then go off to celebrate at our various churches and with our families.

Please feel free to phone Brian 079 694 9462 or 082 416 1379, to find out more.

Easter ‘Son Rise’ Service Sunday 27th March 2016

‘Sonrise’ Service

Paardeplaats Jesus Hill

Sunday 27th March 2016

 Hallelujah, the Son has risen!

On Easter Sunday 27th March at 6am, more than 100 enthusiastic people gathered at the ‘Jesus Hill’ cross on Paardeplaats, to worship the most important event on the Christian calendar.
Both young and old, locals and visitors, of all races creeds and cultures, braved the cold and the dark to climb the hill and celebrate the ‘good news’ that the ‘Son has risen’.

Hymns were sung and Pastor Andre Hanekom of the Full Gospel Church, delivered a powerful message that our Lord has indeed risen and that we do not worship a dead God!
As the sun rose at 06h15 there was a very touching and inspiring silence of a minute, held,   as everyone contemplated what He did  for us.

We have been holding this service on Easter Sunday, on the ‘Jesus Hill’ for the past 6 years, and will certainly continue doing so in the future. There will be a similar service held at ‘Penticost’ on Sunday 15th May at 3pm. This service will be held as part of ‘The World Day of Prayer’ when millions of people throughout the world will be praying.
All will be welcome.

Diarise this and let’s join together to make a difference in our own town and country.