The Three Days: The Great Vigil of Easter, April 15, 2017 8:00 pm
This Week in Worship
Scriptures: Genesis 1-2; Genesis 3:6-9; Genesis 12-50; Exodus 1-14; Ezekiel 36-37; Isaiah 55:1-11; Matthew 28:1-10; Romans 6:3-11.
The Easter Vigil Service is an ancient service, geared toward moving the Church from Holy Saturday to Easter Sunday. It is meant to remind us of God's plan to redeem all creation through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. From the story of the creation through the history of the children of Israel, we follow the story of God's deliverance of His people. Most of all, we recall and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who redeemed us and freed us from our slavery to sin, offering us life eternal by the merits of the empty grave. We recognize our own death to sin and rising to new life in baptism, and we celebrate the risen Lord in our midst through the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Easter Sunday, April 16: Sunday Light at 9:30 followed by Divine Worship at 10:45 am. Communion will be celebrated.