Vigil of Easter

2021 DIY Easter Vigil Resources

The Easter Vigil is the way that the church waits and holds its breath for Easter morning to show up. This is a time of faith and hope: God promises resurrection and we keep watch so that we don’t miss it when it shows up! The church passes this waiting by telling stories of faith that remind us of God’s saving promises. We light a new fire. We remember our baptisms. And we say the first “Alleluias!” of Easter.

Like last year, we are providing resources for you to hold an Easter Vigil in your own home. You can do it on your own, with your family, or even with family and friends from afar – Zoom gatherings are certainly encouraged!

Download our DIY Easter Vigil service & instructions here.

Below are videos to help you during the storytelling part of the service – a storytelling video and a song video to go with each of the suggested readings. Enjoy!

Creation (Genesis 1 & 2)

Flood (Genesis 7, 8, & 9)

Exodus (Exodus 14 & 15)

Valley of the Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37)

Deliverance of Jonah (Jonah 1 & 2)