|Bishop Kevin to Lead Livestreamed Services During Holy Week|
|Bishop Kevin will be leading services at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity during Holy Week and Easter:|
Palm Sunday | April 5 at 10am
Maundy Thursday | April 9 at 7pm
Good Friday | April 10 at noon
Holy Saturday | April 11 at 5pm
Easter Sunday | April 12 at 10am
All these services will be available via livestream here. View the full schedule for the Cathedral’s livestreamed worship services.
|Streaming and zoom gatherings this week from St. Luke’s. |
Daily Office – Please join us daily on our Facebook page for a live stream of Morning Prayer at 9AM, and Evening Prayer at 5PM.
Click here for a copy of the Book of Common Prayer!
Virtual Coffee Hour (following 9AM Morning Prayer)
Sundays, 10AM. Click here to join coffee hour.
Life Transformed-The Way of Love in Lent, Sundays -1PM.
Click here to join in the class.
Tuesday, 5:30 PM. Join in the virtual chapel by clicking here.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays of Lent 7PM. Join in the virtual chapel by clicking here.
A service leaflet will be provided upon entering the service.
*If you haven’t used Zoom before, we encourage you to watch this video in advance. Want to know more about how to find a live stream on Facebook? Click here.
A note from Mother Barnes regarding recent worship changes.
Dear St. Luke’s family and friends,
We find ourselves in an unprecedented time. The past
In times like these we need to put aside our own self-interests and work together for the good of everyone. Every major religious tradition teaches some form of the golden rule, that is, “do on to others as you would have them do unto you.”
The other day, Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church noted that while Christians are in the season of Lent, and while this is not the fast that we expected, it’s important that we take time to fast from our public gatherings and worship, and socially distance in an effort to really exercise the words of Jesus who taught that we should love our neighbor as ourselves.
After careful consideration of the advice given by government and healthcare professionals, as well as Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and other local bishops and faith leaders, Bishop Kevin Nichols called upon all churches in the diocese to continue to suspend in-person gatherings of any size, including worship, through Holy Week and Easter at the earliest (April 12, 2020).
That means that all operations at St. Luke’s will remain suspended for at least the next three weeks, including Holy Week and Easter.
While we are closed for public assembly, I believe we can make the best of this situation. Therefore, we will be streaming worship services, particularly the Daily Office, and offering opportunities for electronic gatherings via ZOOM. This will include adult ed, centering prayer, and meetings, e.g.
This is not how we would prefer to do this, particularly as we are entering our most sacred liturgical season, but I think we can take this as an opportunity to explore new opportunities. What is most important is that we are able to be together and remain spiritually connected.
To that end, we have organized a “buddy system” in the parish and will be reaching out regularly to check-in and connect with you.
I pray that in this time of anxiety and isolation, you will honor your feelings, reach out for help if you need it, and reach out to others around you. Sometimes just calling someone, offering to run to the grocery store if they’re not able, or offering to do some other small deeds can make a whole world of difference in someone’s life.
What is most important though is that we love and honor and respect one another by taking this time to distance to allow the pandemic to hopefully mitigate, and to give our health professionals and medical facilities all the support we can by not doing things that will exacerbate the spread of this virus.
Please know that you are in my prayers and I am available for pastoral calls. Together, and with God’s grace, we will get through this.
In Christ’s peace, I remain faithfully yours,
The Reverend Rebecca A. Barnes