Churches celebrate Christ rising from the dead on Easter

  • People worship with song Saturday during Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington.

      People worship with song Saturday during Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Worship Leader Matt Lundgren performs Saturday during Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington.

      Worship Leader Matt Lundgren performs Saturday during Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • People celebrate in song Saturday during Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington.

      People celebrate in song Saturday during Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • People raise their hands during song Saturday during Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington.

      People raise their hands during song Saturday during Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • People celebrate in song Saturday during Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington.

      People celebrate in song Saturday during Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Group Life Pastor Jarod Wilkins speaks Saturday during Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington.

      Group Life Pastor Jarod Wilkins speaks Saturday during Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 4/20/2019 7:23 PM

Christian churches around the world are celebrating Easter, the most important day in the religious year as it recalls Jesus Christ rising from the dead after his crucifixion, offering the promise of eternal life.

The multiple services this weekend at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington draw thousands of people eager to mark the holy day.

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