- Holy Week at Saint Luke
April 13: Passion Sunday/Palm Sunday observes the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, with crowds waving palm branches and proclaiming him Messiah and King. Come experience the stark contrast as one day the people celebrated Jesus’ arrival and a mere five days later called for his execution – a contrast that can serve as a stark reminder of our own frequent desire to have God on our own terms. Worship at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Our Easter Egg Hunt follows the late service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
April 17: Maundy Thursday/Holy Thursday is the remembrance of Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples and the institution of the Eucharist. A number of young people of the congregation will receive Holy Communion for the first time at the 7:30 p.m. service. In the midst of fear, betrayal, suffering, pain and death the Eucharist is celebrated as we remember the very real presence of Christ in our midst.
Overnight, April 17 - 6:30 p.m. April 18: Prayer Vigil After the Maundy Thursday service, we begin a 24-hour time of prayer. There's a chart in the Narthex to sign up for an hour of time in the Sanctuary to experience several stations with music, devotional materials, our prayer labyrinth and quiet. Click HERE to sign up on line for your time slot. The vigil concludes before the start of the Good Friday service.
April 18 at 7:30 p.m. On Good Friday, our worship service is known as a Tenebrae service. Tenebrae, in Latin, means shadow or darkness. This somber service is focused upon the reading of Jesus’ Seven Last Words from the cross. Each reading is separated by periods of meditation and marked by the gradual extinguishing of candles until the sanctuary is cloaked in darkness with only the Christ candle remaining. The service concludes with the Christ candle being removed from the sanctuary followed by a loud noise to symbolize the death of Jesus and the closing of his tomb. The worshippers then leave the sanctuary in silence and await Easter morning.
April 20 , The Resurrection of our Lord, Easter Sunday We celebrate the resurrection on Easter Morning:
Sunrise service at 7:00 a.m.
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. enjoy a pancake breakfast in Schlack Hall. The best Easter Breakfast bargain in the county! We'll receive donations to support the trip to Virginia with the Appalachia Service Project this Summer.
Festival Worship at 8:30 and 11:00.
With the great attendance we usually have at Easter, our neighbors at The Shops At Devereux have graciously allowed us to use their parking lot this Sunday. THIS LINK takes you to a map of the spaces available to us. Please just remember to walk on the driveway and road, staying off the grass.
- Joke's On You, Satan!
HOLY HUMOR SUNDAY April 27: Time once again for the "riscus paschalis," the great Easter
laugh at death, vanquished by Christ's death and resurrection. St. Luke has a
tradition of holy hilarity at both services. This year we will have a
"Wizard of Oz" Theme. Follow the Yellow Brick Road to St Luke next
week for mirth and spirit!
- Creative Arts in May
7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3
A brutally honest—yet
uplifting—docudrama, based on the uncensored writings of Third Reich propaganda
officer Alf Eger, and the memoirs of Jewish refugee Lily Spitz, performed by
sons, Henrick Eger and Robert Spitz. The
evening at St. Luke begins with a reception for the performers at 7:00,
followed by the presentation of “Metronome Ticking” at 7:30. No charge for