Immanuel Lutheran hosts Easter breakfast

A tradition of more than 50 years will be repeated Easter morning when high school students at Immanuel Lutheran Church serve the annual Easter breakfast.

The buffet-style meal is served between 7:45 and 9:15 a.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall between the first and second Easter services.

The teens are preparing to serve more than 200 people with a full breakfast including fruit, a breakfast casserole of eggs, meat and cheese, pancakes and sausage, coffee cakes, coffee, milk and juice. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased in the church office, 950 Hart Road, or by calling the church (630) 879-7163. Proceeds will go toward youth attending the triennial Lutheran Youth Gathering in 2010 in New Orleans.

More than 30 high school students and at least 15 parents set up and decorate tables on Saturday and prepare and serve the Easter morning breakfast. They also arrive about 5 a.m. Sunday to get ready for the meal three hours later.

The breakfast is coordinated by Kari Larsen, Immanuel’s Youth Director.