April 20, 7:00pm (ending around 8:30pm)
Joint service at Faith with Resurrection, Verona
Faith Lutheran Church will be premiering a new cymbelstern on April 20 during our first annual Easter Vigil Service. A cymbelstern is a “cymbal star” for the organ. The cymbelstern is an old instrument, and unusual to have today. It was common in Germany throughout the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
The service will be an Easter Vigil Service.
This is an ancient (c. 350 A.D.) tradition which connects our Baptism to Jesus’ Resurrection. The service, which is unlike any other in the church, begins outside with a fire. Believers then process into the darkened sanctuary with candles, as the lights are gradually illumined, when finally the feast of the Lamb, the Lord’s Supper, is celebrated and the Alleluias are sung! Join us as we await the dawn of Easter!
When the Alleluias are sung for the first time, the cymbelstern will sound.
The service begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, April 20 (Holy Saturday) outside the church on the Washington St. side of the building.