Worship for Easter Vigil, April 3, 2021

By April 3, 2021Worship

Keeping vigil on Easter eve is an ancient practice for the church. For centuries Christians have come together in vigil in darkness as night falls. The liturgy is multifaceted, rich, and playful. Twelve readings are appointed, not all of which are read each year, but as a whole they lift up some of the greatest moments of the history of God’s salvific work. This year, we hear: Creation told by the Olsen-Biebighausers; the Ark by the Liedholm household; Deliverance at the Red Sea told by the Aldrich duo; Isaiah 55 by the Weiss-Lunds; and the Valley of Dry Bones told by the Rodriguez family. And we’re also adding in a bonus story: David and Goliath told by Mike Mann. The evening will end with Peter and Amy Johnson telling the Resurrection story.