Christofsen says he wants all children to understand the real meaning of Easter, that's why his "church" is conducting an It's All About Ewe service this Easter Sunday morning in place of the regularly scheduled morning services.
In addition to placing 100,000 plastic eggs in the 15,000 seat sanctuary/auditorium, bonus prizes will include seven 52" Samsung flat panel LCD TVs with a contrast ratio of 35,000:1 and three European vacation packages for a family of 4 (including London, Paris, Berlin, and Rome) valued at $11,800. The grand prize is a Mercedes-Benz R-Class 7-passenger luxury sports utility vehicle.
The phrase of the day is "It's All About Ewe." Parents and children will receive a red ticket each time they find an egg together, look each other in the face, and scream "IT'S ALL ABOUT EWE." Each red ticket enters the child/parent pair into the drawing to receive one of the bonus prizes.
"The Bible says somewhere in the New Testament that Jesus is the Lamb of God," said Pastor Christofsen. "A ewe is a lamb. Get it? Easter is all about Jesus. So, when a kid finds a plastic egg filled with candy and also get a chance at one of our magnificent door prizes by screaming 'It's all about ewe' in his parent's face, they will really be screaming about Jesus, the real meaning of Easter."
Pastor Christofsen hopes that people will not confuse their It's All About Ewe service in Denture, Texas with the Easter Egg Hunt in Denton, Texas scheduled for today. "We would not feel right about having a service that did not focus on Jesus."