La Crescenta Presbyterian Church will be rocking in a most unusual way Sunday — parishioners have pushed a 14-foot-high stone in front of their meeting house door and will roll it away after Easter service.
The effort echoes the Bible story of Jesus’ resurrection, when visitors to his tomb rolled away a stone and were amazed to discover he had risen after his crucifixion, proving to believers he is the son of God.
Church leaders decided moving a large stone in front of the door would be an apt way to end Good Friday service, and removing it would serve as a closing ceremony for the Easter Sunday service.
“I think it is not only an intriguing idea for church members,” Pastor Andy Wilson said. “We hope it will attract attention and interest in the community.”
The rock is made of wood, chicken wire, recycled plastic fencing and old wallpaper parishioner Paul Hofmann bought or scrounged up after inheriting the task. Hoffman, who works in purchasing for the Holiday Inn Burbank, said he is not an experienced carpenter.