Easter Vigil 03-30-2024 The Resurrection

Posted on 31 Mar 2024, Pastor: Randy Sturzenbecher and Pastor Dennis Mercer

                                          Service of Readings

Introduction to Readings

In this most holy night our Savior, Christ the Lord, broke the power of death and by His resurrection brought life and salvation to all creation. Let us praise the Lord, for He truly keeps His word. The sun of righteousness has dawned upon us who have sat in darkness and in the shadow of death.


The Creation:  Genesis 1-2

The Flood:     Genesis 7-9

Salvation Offered Freely to All:    Isaiah 55

The Valley of Dry Bones:    Ezekiel 37

Job Confesses the Redeemer:       Job 19

The Fiery Furnace:              Daniel 3

Holy Gospel                       Mark 16:1—8

The Resurrection

16 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.