Holy Saturday April 11th, 2020

Two Readings from the Old Testament

• Job 14:1-14 •

• Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24 •

A Reading from the Psalms

• Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 •

A Reading from the Epistles

1 Peter 4:1-8

Two Readings from the Gospels

Matthew 27:57-66 •

• John 19:38-42 •

A Prayer

Almighty God, Your name is glorified even in the anguish of your Son's death. Grant us the courage to receive your anointed servant who embodies a wisdom and love that is foolishness to the world. Empower us in witness so that all the world may recognize the mystery of reconciliation in the scandal of the cross.

Christ our God, your love is poured out in death for our sakes. Hold us in your embrace as we wait for Easter's dawn. Comfort us with the promise that no power on earth, not even death itself, can separate us from your love; and strengthen us to wait until you are revealed to us in all your risen glory. Amen.