First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa

Words of Encouragement and Hope

The Saturday Easter Vigil: The Lighting of the Paschal Candle


by John Pavik

Since we cannot experience this worship service in person, I still want to connect with you through the Vigil Scriptures. When I led the service for First Presbyterian last year, I heard feedback for months about how meaningful it was to connect with music and scripture, specifically to have the opportunity to touch The Bible, read, and have music to reinforce the text.

In the file linked below, you will find the order of service that includes a new recording, plus a YouTube recording of Hans Otte’s Book of Sounds, the ultimate musical journey from darkness to light, as well as a recorded meditation. Consider God’s never-ending commitment to us as you read these familiar stories that never grow old.

Follow along with this outline order of worship too, if you like!



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Published on April 10, 2020








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