Holy Saturday and Easter Vigil Reflection: 11 April 2020

Reflection for Holy Saturday and Easter Vigil.
The entirety of the readings for the Easter Vigil is below as is todays reading from the Song of the Three.

First Reading
Genesis 1:1–2:4a
First Response
Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26
Second Reading
Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13
Second Response
Psalm 46
Third Reading
Genesis 22:1-18
Third Response
Psalm 16
Fourth Reading
Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21
Fourth Response
Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18
Fifth Reading
Isaiah 55:1-11
Fifth Response
Isaiah 12:2-6
Sixth Reading
Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6
Sixth Reading (alternate)
Baruch 3:9-15, 32–4:4
Sixth Response
Psalm 19
Seventh Reading
Ezekiel 36:24-28
Seventh Response
Psalm 42–43
Eighth Reading
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Eighth Response
Psalm 143
Ninth Reading
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Ninth Response
Psalm 98
Tenth Reading
Jonah 1:1–2:1
Tenth Response
Jonah 2:2-3 [4-6] 7-9
Eleventh Reading
Isaiah 61:1-4, 9-11
Eleventh Response
Deuteronomy 32:1-4, 7, 36a, 43a
Twelfth Reading
Daniel 3:1-29
Tweflth Response
Song of the Three 35–65
New Testament Reading
Romans 6:3-11
Gospel
John 20:1-18

Song of the Three 35–65
All you works of the Lord, | bless the Lord. R

You angels of the Lord, | bless the Lord;
you heavens, | bless the Lord;
all you powers of the Lord, | bless the Lord. R

You sun and moon, | bless the Lord;
you stars of heaven, | bless the Lord;
you rain and dew, | bless the Lord. R

You winds of God, | bless the Lord;
you fire and heat, | bless the Lord;
you winter and summer, | bless the Lord. R

You dews and falling snow, | bless the Lord;
you frost and cold, | bless the Lord;
you ice and snow, | bless the Lord. R

You nights and days, | bless the Lord;
you light and darkness, | bless the Lord;
you lightnings and clouds, | bless the Lord. R

Let the earth | bless the Lord;
you mountains and hills, | bless the Lord;
all you green things that grow on the earth, | bless the Lord. R

You wells and springs, | bless the Lord;
you seas and rivers, | bless the Lord;
you whales and all that swim in the waters, | bless the Lord. R

All you birds of the air, | bless the Lord;
all you wild animals and cattle, | bless the Lord;
all you children of mortals, | bless the Lord. R

You people of God, | bless the Lord;
you priests of the Lord, | bless the Lord;
you servants of the Lord, | bless the Lord. R

You spirits and souls of the righteous, | bless the Lord; you holy and humble in heart, | bless the Lord; let us bless the Father and the Son and the | Holy Spirit. R

Reflection for Holy Saturday and Easter Vigil

Reflection for Holy Saturday and Easter Vigil.The entirety of the readings for the Easter Vigil is below as is todays reading from the Song of the Three.First ReadingGenesis 1:1–2:4aFirst ResponsePsalm 136:1-9, 23-26Second ReadingGenesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13Second ResponsePsalm 46Third ReadingGenesis 22:1-18Third ResponsePsalm 16Fourth ReadingExodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21Fourth ResponseExodus 15:1b-13, 17-18Fifth ReadingIsaiah 55:1-11Fifth ResponseIsaiah 12:2-6Sixth ReadingProverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6Sixth Reading (alternate)Baruch 3:9-15, 32–4:4Sixth ResponsePsalm 19Seventh ReadingEzekiel 36:24-28Seventh ResponsePsalm 42–43Eighth ReadingEzekiel 37:1-14Eighth ResponsePsalm 143Ninth ReadingZephaniah 3:14-20Ninth ResponsePsalm 98Tenth ReadingJonah 1:1–2:1Tenth ResponseJonah 2:2-3 [4-6] 7-9Eleventh ReadingIsaiah 61:1-4, 9-11Eleventh ResponseDeuteronomy 32:1-4, 7, 36a, 43aTwelfth ReadingDaniel 3:1-29Tweflth ResponseSong of the Three 35–65New Testament ReadingRomans 6:3-11GospelJohn 20:1-18Song of the Three 35–65All you works of the Lord, | bless the Lord. R You angels of the Lord, | bless the Lord; you heavens, | bless the Lord; all you powers of the Lord, | bless the Lord. R You sun and moon, | bless the Lord; you stars of heaven, | bless the Lord; you rain and dew, | bless the Lord. R You winds of God, | bless the Lord; you fire and heat, | bless the Lord; you winter and summer, | bless the Lord. R You dews and falling snow, | bless the Lord; you frost and cold, | bless the Lord; you ice and snow, | bless the Lord. R You nights and days, | bless the Lord; you light and darkness, | bless the Lord; you lightnings and clouds, | bless the Lord. R Let the earth | bless the Lord; you mountains and hills, | bless the Lord; all you green things that grow on the earth, | bless the Lord. R You wells and springs, | bless the Lord; you seas and rivers, | bless the Lord; you whales and all that swim in the waters, | bless the Lord. R All you birds of the air, | bless the Lord; all you wild animals and cattle, | bless the Lord; all you children of mortals, | bless the Lord. R You people of God, | bless the Lord; you priests of the Lord, | bless the Lord; you servants of the Lord, | bless the Lord. R You spirits and souls of the righteous, | bless the Lord; you holy and humble in heart, | bless the Lord; let us bless the Father and the Son and the | Holy Spirit. R

Posted by First Lutheran Church – Rock Island, IL on Friday, April 10, 2020

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