Now go and tell the others, to go to Galilee, and there you will meet Jesus!

Easter Vigil

Acts 10:34, 37-43

I Corinthians 5:6-8

Mark 16:1-7

“Now go and tell others, go to Galilee, and Jesus will meet you there just as he told you.” Those are the words of the angel when the women of Jerusalem arrive at the tomb to prepare the body of Jesus for burial. Jesus is raised from the tomb, and that is all you got! No offense, but that would be like saying, “Go tell the others to meet Jesus in Standale!” Why is this so important to go to Galilee? Because this is where it all began! In Galilee is where he was baptized, gathered disciples, preached, and did many miracles. So on this night, let us go back to Galilee, where it all began, and encounter the risen Jesus.

All the lights go off!

We meet the risen Jesus in our Easter Candle to remind ourselves that the light of Christ dispels any darkness.

Have just a light on the ambo.

We meet the risen Jesus in the word proclaimed when all of salvation history was made clear to us.

Have just a light on the baptismal font.

We will meet the risen Jesus in the waters of baptism as new life will be poured into Jessica and Spenser tonight.

Have just a light on the Altar

We meet the risen Jesus in Eucharist, where Christ offers us His Body and His Blood given to us for our salvation.

Have all the lights turned on in Church

We meet the Risen Christ in this assembly as God’s holy people. As Christ gave his life for us, may we be willing to give our lives to one another.

“Now go and tell others, go to Galilee, and Jesus will meet you there just as he told you.”

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