Easter Vigil

Easter Vigil 2

As an Easter Vigil, gather together in the form of an open house so people can come and go or stay for the entire event.  The main focus was to read Scripture out loud beginning around dinner time.  There were a variety of hands on, creative projects while Scripture is being read, such as:  dying Easter eggs; helping prepare the sanctuary; making a paper chain using questions, thoughts, or kairos moments throughout the evening, etc.  Just before midnight – we would exit the church building to sing a hymn, read one of the accounts of the resurrection with the light of the pascal candle and then enter the sanctuary at midnight to celebrate.  Alternatively this idea of reading Scripture out loud as a community at a vigil can continue throughout the year.

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