Salvation stories in the Old Testament
The Great Vigil of Easter

On Holy Saturday, we gather around the tomb of Jesus and remind one another that God is powerful; God can do anything; God is amazing. We believe God can bring new life to any situation.

This worship service contains a variety of video stories, created by members at Church of the Cross.

Gather the biggest bowl you have in your house, enough water to fill it (Don't fill it yet!), perhaps a candle or two, and prepare to hear about God's saving acts in ways you never imagined.

Begin with the audio recording above. It will guide you through the worship service and direct you to the various story videos at the appropriate times.

Blessings and peace be with you as you worship!

Remember, God has redeemed people from all sorts of danger, trouble, and despair. God will redeem us, too!


Genesis 1:1 - 2:4: The Story of Creation, told by the Janzen famiy


Genesis 16 & 21: The Story of Hagar, told by Kate Zaiser



Genesis 12, 15 & 22: The Story of Abraham, sung by Hannah Rude


Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21: The Story of the Deliverance at the Red Sea, told by Kathy Bishop


1 Kings 17: The Story of Elijah and the Widow at Zarephath, told by Pastor Laura


2 Kings 4: The Story of Elisha Raising the Shunamite's Son, told by Pastor Phil


Ezekiel 37:1-14 The Story of the Valley of Dry Bones, sung by the Rude family


Jonah 1:1 - 2:1; The Story of the deliverance of Jonah, told by the Tester family