Easter services are moving outdoors this year as N.J. churches welcome back faithful

For the first time in 25 years, Pastor Joe Santucci had to cancel his church’s traditional outdoor sunrise Easter service on the boardwalk in Manasquan last year. At the time, the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning and all worship services in New Jersey had either been canceled or gone virtual. Gathering hundreds of people, even outside with an ocean breeze at the Jersey Shore, wasn’t deemed safe. This year, the sunrise service at the Jersey Shore is back, Santucci said. Hope Community Church was scheduled to hold the 6:30 a.m. Easter service this Sunday where the boardwalk meets the Mana…

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