LENT & EASTER AT ST. LUKE’S
7:30 a.m. in the Chapel
12 and 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
12 p.m. | Chapel
A chanted reading of the St. John Passion followed by Holy Communion
7 p.m. | Sanctuary
A celebration of the Last Supper, led by St. Cecilia Choir
Tenebrae | 7 p.m. | Sanctuary
A gradual extinguishing of the light as we remember Christ’s Passion.
Children’s Good Friday Worship Service | 7 p.m. | 2nd Floor Johnson
Children K-5th grade experience a service tailored just for them. Childcare is available for children ages 2 months–Pre-K.
Anticipation of Easter | 11 a.m. | Chapel
Associate Organist, Jim Roman and Associate Director of Music, Grace Roman present this musical offering.
Each Sunday during Lent, children receive “prayer eggs” that contain the Lord’s Prayer and names of children and Sunday adult leaders. With the help of their parents, children are asked to pray the Lord’s Prayer every day and lift up the people named on their prayer slip. This helps them learn the Lord’s Prayer and encourages them to pray for others.
7 p.m. | Chapel
March 13 | Prayer and Healing Service
March 20 | Prayer Walk in a Labyrinth
March 27 | A Service with Lectio Divina and a Love Feast
April 3 | Prayer and Healing Services
April 10 | Prayer Walk – Stations of the Cross
April 17 | Washing of the Feet
12:05 p.m. | Chapel
March 7 | Laura Witt, harp
March 14 | Amy Wiggs, flute
March 21 | Rob Landes, piano
March 228 | Steven Wiggs, cello
April 4 | Gary Norian, piano
April 11 | Anne Leek, oboe with Molly Hammond, piano
April 18 | St. Luke’s Quartet (Sid Davis, Monica Griffin, Randy Murrow, Lauren Ruhl)
April 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Blanton Field
Dress casual, grab your Easter baskets, and bring a pop-up canopy or blanket to sit on for this annual family tradition!
Featuring: Toddlers & Twos play area, Egg Hunt, Cake Walk, music from the Contemporary Worship Band, lunch from Skeeter’s, face painting, inflatables, and some new games for our older children.
Ticket sales begin in March. Cost: $10.50 per adult and $5.50 per child (ages 1-12 years) if purchased in advance online, and $15 per adult and $10 per child at the door.
Saturday, April 13 | 1-4 p.m. | St. Luke’s Student Building
We will meet up at the Student Building to pick up plants and deliver them to nearby long-term care facilities. This annual event is a wonderful time to show our love and appreciation of members who are no longer able to attend services regularly. This service opportunity is great for the whole family!
Sunday, April 14 | Between worship services | Johnson Hallway
Volunteers are needed to deliver a Lenten plant to our Friends at Home members at their home. Stop by the table in the Johnson Hallway to pick up instructions and a beautiful Begonia. Contact: Shelley Quillin [email protected]
The Gospel of John | Beginning the week of March 3-April 21
This eight-week study features a weekly video lesson with special guest professor, Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles and St. Luke’s pastors, and will include discussion questions, daily Bible readings and reflections. This time around we will be diving deep into the second half of the Gospel of John, also known as the Book of Glory. The study will be available through the Scripture+Shared app and on the St. Luke’s website. Join a group here.
A Lenten Experience
In the Christian tradition, people often give up something for Lent… meat, social media, sugary sodas, and so on. The idea is that when you crave the surrendered item, you’ll be reminded to pray and draw upon God’s grace to help you resist the temptation to indulge. This year, try adding something so that you become both a receptacle and reservoir of God’s mercy and grace.
Calendars will be on the St. Luke’s App and outside the Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall and at the Connection Desk on Sunday, March 3.
Sundays during Lent, beginning March 10 | 9:55-10:45 a.m. | Fellowship Hall
During the season of Lent, we will dive into the Bible and study the narrative of scripture from Genesis to Revelation in this large, lecture-style class open to all adults. We hope you will join us! This class is taught primarily by Rev. Thomas Harper and Rev. Katie Montgomery Mears.
Sundays, March 10-April 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Led by Sally Penning and Helen Shultz
Join us in exploring this creative approach to Bible study. We will share techniques and spend time together in God’s word. No art experience needed. Supplies and Bible selections will be discussed at the first session. Childcare is available with advance registration. Sign up here.
EASTER OFFERING 2019
St. Luke’s 2019 Easter Offering will support AVDA: Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, a nonprofit organization that works to end family violence in the Greater Houston Area. One in every four women in the United States experiences domestic abuse in her lifetime. Unfortunately, domestic violence is all around us; it knows no boundaries and no prejudices. It is found in our poorest neighborhoods and our wealthiest homes; it exists within every culture, religious group, and race. Although the majority of victims are women, men are abused, too.
AVDA takes a holistic approach by advocating for the safety and self-determination of victims, promoting accountability for abusers, and fostering a community response to abuse. Last year alone, AVDA served 4,042 adult and children victims and 901 abusers. The organization’s outreach efforts reached 16,000 adults and youth. From intervention to prevention, the AVDA staff works tirelessly on behalf of abuse survivors to end family violence in our community.
Donations may be made by check payable to SLUMC with Easter Offering in the memo line or by placing a gift in the Easter Offering pew envelopes. You can also give directly online. For more information, please contact Meredith Davis.
If you need help or know someone who does, please visit https://avda-tx.org/.