Worship Service – April 11th – Easter Vigil

Click here for the virtual bulletin. If we were able to hold this service in our building, the lights would be off, and we’d all listen to the readings with a candle in our hands, almost as if we were gathering around a campfire for beloved stories.  To add to this illusion, we would not have the text in front of us, relying more upon listening.  To recreate that feeling, the texts to the individual readings are omitted from the bulletin, but if it would be helpful to you to have them, click the Download button for a printable PDF all of tonight’s texts.

  • Blessing of the New Fire, Lighting of the Paschal Candle
  • Paschal Procession
  • Easter Proclamation
  • Prayer of the Day
  • First Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:4a
  • Hymn #736: God the Sculptor of the Mountains
  • Prayer
  • Second Reading: Genesis 7:1–5, 11–18; 8:6–18; 9:8–13
  • Psalm 46: God, Our Help and Constant Refuge
  • Prayer
  • Third Reading: Genesis 22:1-18
  • Psalm 16: My Inheritance is From the Lord
  • Prayer
  • Fourth Reading: Exodus 14:10–31; 15:20–21
  • When Israel was in Egypt’s Land
  • Prayer
  • Fifth Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14
  • Psalm 139: Wondrous Are Your Ways
  • Prayer
  • Sixth Reading: Jonah 1:1—2:1
  • Hymn #763: My Life Flows On in Endless Song
  • Prayer
  • Seventh Reading: Daniel 3:1-29
  • ”Song of the Three Young Men”
  • Thanksgiving and Affirmation of Baptism
  • Festival Canticle page 140: This is the Feast
  • Gospel: John 20:1-18
  • Sermon
  • Hymn of the Day: Hymn #369: Christ the Lord is Risen Today
  • Prayers
  • Blessing
  • Easter organ

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