ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: Join us on Tuesday, February 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Kreitler Hall for the Annual St. Luke’s Shove Tuesday Pancake Supper. The last day of the Season after the Epiphany is also known as Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras in French. In the life of the Church, this day is referred to as Shrove Tuesday—the day immediately preceding Ash Wednesday—so named from the “shriving”, i.e. confession and absolution of the faithful that day. We mark Shrove Tuesday with our annual Pancake Supper. Mark your calendars NOW. The cost is Adults: $7; Children (6-12): $5; Children 5 and under: Free. Take-out will be available.
Ash Wednesday: The holy season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020. St. Luke’s schedule of services will be:
12:10 p.m. – Holy Eucharist, with the Imposition of Ashes. No Music.
7:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist, with the Imposition of Ashes with hymns, organ and choir.
2020 Holy Week Schedule of Services
PALM SUNDAY VIGIL – April 4, Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist with reading of the Passion at 5:00 p.m.
PALM SUNDAY – April 5, Liturgy of the Palms and Sung Holy Eucharist with reading of the Passion – 10:00 a.m.
MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 9, Sung Holy Eucharist at 7:00 p.m. followed by Night Watch ’til Midnight.
GOOD FRIDAY – April 10, Good Friday Service, 12 Noon – 3 p.m.; Stations of the Cross -7 p.m.
EASTER VIGIL – April 11, The Great Vigil of Easter – 8:00 p.m.
EASTER DAY – April 12, The Day of the Resurrection with Sung Holy Eucharist – 10:00 a.m. followed by a parish Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt for children
LENT AT ST. LUKE’S:
• Fridays in Lent: On Friday, March 8, at 7:00 PM (and continuing at this time on Friday evenings throughout Lent) we will pray the Stations of the Cross.
• LENTEN ADULT EDUCATION Sundays in Lent – Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent
On Sundays, following the 10AM Eucharist Coffee Hour, we will explore “Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent” The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, selfgiving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, all are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings. Together, we will walk through the depths of salvation history into the fullness of redemption. This set of seven Adult Forums ties the Easter Vigil readings to the seven practices of the Way of Love. Drawing on the ancient practice of setting aside Lent as a period of study and preparation for living as a Christian disciple (known as the catechumenate), the forums encourage participants to reflect on salvation history; walk toward the empty tomb; and embrace the transforming reality of love, life, and liberation. As we stand with the three women at the empty tomb, we hear his call to go and live that transformed reality.
As people of God, ours is an ongoing journey. After the 40 days of Lent, participants are invited into a 50-day Eastertide “Test Kitchen.” During this time, people everywhere will actively “GO” with Jesus from the tomb to bless the world – and then share and inspire each other with accounts of how they are living the Way of Love.
• WAY OF LOVE FAMILY RETREAT DAY: On Saturday, February 29that 10AM we will also be having an intergenerational Way of Love “family retreat” in Lent as a means to introduce The Way of Love to children and families (including grandparents) and engage all ages in learning about the seven practices that Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has called the Episcopal Church to follow in our daily life. This gathering will include an opening activity for all ages to share what each of the seven practices of Turn – Learn – Pray – Worship – Bless – Go – Rest means to them using puzzle pieces. A puzzle is then constructed and a review of the Circle of the Church Year (using Godly Play) to see how we can follow the Way of Love throughout the year, connecting to Jesus in our lives. A light lunch will be provided.
Upcoming Concerts at St. Luke’s
MUSIC FOR A WHILE
A Lyric Consort Sampler
Saturday Evening, May 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton
Debussy’s Trois Chansons, songs of the Four Seasons, new music of Arnesen, Elder, and Gjeilo, and much more.
Office hours – The parish office is open Tuesday – Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. In the event of a pastoral emergency, Mother Barnes may be reached on her pastoral cell phone, (646) 533-1836.