Community Lutheran Church
We will begin the prayer vigil after the Good Friday service (around 8:30 PM) and continue until just before the Easter Vigil service on Saturday evening (around 8 PM), or approximately 24 hours. During this time you are asked to be in the sanctuary for a time of prayer, scripture reading, and reflection (there may be adjustments to the location to support preparing the sanctuary for Easter services). Prayer resources will be provided including liturgical prayer, Stations of the Cross contemplations, and different ways of praying (praying with beads, a finger labyrinth, etc.); or, you may bring your own materials. Whatever you might choose to do, this can be a very helpful time in preparation for the joy of Easter. You may stay as long as you like during these hours and enjoy the serene atmosphere for prayer, meditation, or just quiet reflection.
Half-hour time slots are provided for pray-ers, but we would strongly encourage you to sign-up for a one hour time slot. You may sign up by yourself, with friends, and/or your family.
Besides those who will be praying, we will also need prayer vigil hosts. The hosts will stay in the narthex area and welcome all pray-ers who attend and orient them to the vigil resources available. The hosts will help to maintain an atmosphere of quiet reflection free from distractions and lock/unlock the front doors as appropriate.