Community Easter Vigil Worship

Easter Vigil BonfireFive area Lutheran congregations collaborated on Saturday, April 19, at 7:00 at Good Shepherd for an Easter Vigil worship service. The pastors and congregational members of First Lutheran, Washington Prairie, Glenwood/Canoe Ridge, Luther College, and Good Shepherd gathered to participate in the ancient tradition of this dramatic service.

After a fellowship gathering with refreshments, the Vigil service began when the Paschal candle was lit from a bonfire located at the back of the church property. It was carried at the head of the procession into the darkened church. Worshipers progressed from the darkness into the light, lighting individual candles from the Paschal candle as they entered the sanctuary. The services concluded with Holy Communion and a renewal of baptism.

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