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Holy Week and Easter 2017

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday (April 9)

7:45 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist (no music)

10:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms, Festal Procession, and the Holy Eucharist

(The service begins in the Parish Hall.)

The people shout "Hosanna" as the church reenacts Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Yet triumph turns quickly to tragedy, shouts of "Hosanna" to "Crucify him," as the Passion Gospel of St. Luke is read.

Holy Monday and Tuesday (April 10 & 11)

5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist  

Holy Wednesday (April 12)

5:30 p.m. The Way of the Cross

For centuries, Christians of many denominations have conducted services (known as the Way of the Cross or the Stations of the Cross) that commemorate Jesus' journey from being condemned to death by Pilate to his entombment. We will walk the Way of the Cross in the church, guided by our new images ("Stations") created by parish artists, and using readings based on the writings of Joan Chittister.

Maundy Thursday (April 13)

6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy

The word "Maundy" comes from the Latin mandatum with means "command;" Christ’s Great Commandment is that we love one another as he has loved us. At this service we reenact his demonstration of this commandment through the ritual of foot washing. We will also commemorate the first Lord’s Supper. The service concludes with the solemn stripping of the altar. Throughout the night we will also endeavor to "keep awake" with Jesus as we maintain a vigil with the consecrated bread and wine, commemorating the night before his death that he spent in the garden of Gethsemane.

Good Friday (April 14)

12:00 noon The Good Friday Liturgy

This solemn service includes the reading of St. John’s Passion Gospel and the veneration of the Cross.

Holy Saturday (April 15)

10:00 a.m. Holy Saturday Liturgy

A short, simple service of readings and prayers.

The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day (April 16)

7:45 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (no music)

10:00 a.m. Festal Eucharist

Friends old and new join the St. Luke’s family to celebrate the Sunday of the Resurrection. All are welcome. An Easter Egg Hunt for our children will follow the 10 a.m. service.