UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AT NEWFOUNDLAND
In the earliest centuries of Christian worship the events of Jesus’
suffering, death and resurrection were celebrated in an extraordinary
single liturgy that began Saturday night and continued until the dawn of
Easter Day. It was known as the great Easter Vigil and was the most
holy and joyful night of the entire Christian year for it proclaimed and
celebrated the whole of salvation history and Christ’s saving work.
Nowadays we celebrate these events over a period of three days: Maundy
Thursday recalls for us Jesus’ institution of the Lord’s Supper and his
great commandment; on Good Friday we mark Jesus’ death on the cross and
his final words; and on Holy Saturday we keep watch at the tomb.
I invite you to join together in prayer this Saturday as we keep the
Easter Vigil from 9:00 pm until Sunday morning at 6:30 am when we
celebrate our Sunrise Service. We have a Prayer Wheel with half-an-hour
increments and would love to see every time slot filled. You can pray
from anywhere; we just ask that you intentionally hold in your hearts
the needs of individuals in our church community, our nation and our
world as we pray for God’s grace to fill the darkness with the light of
Please email Sue in the Church Office if you’d like to sign up for a
half-hour slot (or more!). Let’s joyfully display our filled-in Prayer
Wheel on Easter Sunday!
Thank you for your prayers!