- 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.
Because our Palm Sunday and that of the Coptic Orthodox church coincide this year, our neighbors at The Shops At Devereux have graciously allowed us to use their lot this Sunday and Easter 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.
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.
Festival Worship at 8:30 and 11:00.