2018 Annual report

Hot off the Press – Brief reports by Council Officers and Committee Chairs present a great review of 2018 at Saint Luke’s. You may view the report (click the link) or download to enjoy.

Worship Schedule for holy week

PALM SUNDAY April 14, 11:00 am Combined service with St. Clement’s Episcopal Church

Procession of Palms begins in Matthews-Palmer Park
(West 46th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, closer to 10th Avenue). Following the Blessing, worshipers will process to Saint Luke’s for the Sunday of the Passion service.

MAUNDY THURSDAY April 18, 7:00 pm
Celebration of the Last Supper and Stripping of the Altar.
All Night Prayer Vigil begins at 9:00 pm and continues through the Good Friday service.

GOOD FRIDAY April 19, 1:00 pm
Good Friday Liturgy with the Adoration of the Holy Cross

HOLY SATURDAY: VIGIL OF EASTER April 20, 8:00 pm
Blessing of the Paschal Candle, Reading of Ancient Prophecies, Renewal of Baptismal Vows and First Celebration of Easter.
Music by Saint Luke’s Choir

EASTER DAY: RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD April 21, 11:00 am
Festival Sung Eucharist.  Music by Saint Luke’s Choir and Orchestra. Our Annual Easter Brunch will follow the service.

New Member Classes

You are invited to new member classes with Pastor Strasser every Saturday at 10 AM, beginning Saturday January 26.

Whether this is an initial connection being made by those new to Christianity, a re-connection for someone returning to faith, or when transferring from another congregation, you’re invited. This class is also an opportunity to ask questions about the Lutheran heritage and what it means to be a member of a church. Refreshments are served. Please Contact Us if you have any questions.

“For Auld Lang Syne”

Auld Lang Syne” was played in Times Square immediately following the dropping of the ball at midnight 12/31/18. This beloved Scottish song is played around the world at every New Year’s.

“For auld lang syne”, as it is sung in the first line of the chorus, might be loosely translated as “for the sake of old times.” It’s a song about endings and new beginnings. The song begins by posing a rhetorical question: Is it right that old times be forgotten? The answer is generally interpreted as a call to remember long-standing friendships. Hopefully you have reached out to some family and friends over Christmas break. Isn’t it enriching to connect with others who knew you back when?  We should not forget old times.
I think the song also acknowledges the inevitability of change, of new experiences and new people in our lives. Note briefly how much happened in your own life, just in 2018. Let’s start 2019 with an attitude of openness to what God will do in 2019.
Eternal God, You have placed us in a world of space and time, and through the events of our lives you bless us with your love. Grant that in the new year we may know your presence, see your love at work, and live in the light of the event that gives us joy forever—the coming of your Son, Jesus our Lord. Amen
Wishing You a Blessed, Healthy and Happy New Year
from Pastor Strasser

Christmas Worship Services

The Nativity of Our Lord Candlelight Service
Monday
December 24, 10:00 pm 

 

 

Christmas Day Holy Communion
Tuesday December 25, 11:00 am 

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2018 Annual report

Hot off the Press – Brief reports by Council Officers and Committee Chairs present a great review of 2018 at Saint Luke’s. You may view the report (click the link) or download to enjoy.
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