HOLY WEEK & EASTER SCHEDULE
PALM SUNDAY VIGIL – April 13, Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist with reading of the Passion at 5:00 p.m.
PALM SUNDAY – April 14, Liturgy of the Palms and Sung Holy Eucharist with reading of the Passion – 10:00 a.m.
MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 18, Sung Holy Eucharist at 7:00 p.m. followed by Night Watch ’til Midnight.
GOOD FRIDAY – April 19, Good Friday Service, 12 Noon – 3 p.m.; Stations of the Cross -7 p.m.
EASTER VIGIL – April 20, The Great Vigil of Easter – 8:00 p.m.
EASTER DAY – April 21, The Day of the Resurrection with Sung Holy Eucharist – 10:00 a.m.
LENT AT ST. LUKE’S
ASH WEDNESDAY – MARCH 6, 2019
Wednesday, March 6, marks the beginning of Lent. We will celebrate Ash Wednesday with a Said Eucharist and Blessing and Distribution of Ashes at 12:10 PM and a Sung Eucharist and Blessing and Distribution of Ashes at 7 PM.
FRIDAYS IN LENT
On Friday, March 8 at 7:00 PM (and continuing on all the Fridays in Lent), we will begin our Lenten practice of praying the Stations of the Cross. Come join in this ancient tradition that allows us to enter spiritually and emotionally into the story of Jesus’ passion and death.
LENTEN QUIET DAY – FORGIVENESS: WHAT IT IS & WHAT IT ISN’T – BARBARA CAWTHORNE CRAFTON
On Saturday, March 16, from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M., The Rev’d Barbara Cawthorne Crafton will offer a Lenten Quiet Day entitled Forgiveness: What It Is and What It Isn’t at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton.
“Peter must have been so disappointed to hear just how many times Jesus expected him to forgive — seventy seven?!? When it’s such a struggle to do it even one time was often beyond him.
But maybe some of the ideas we have about what forgiveness is need another look. Let’s explore.” — Barbara Crafton
The Reverend Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, an Episcopal priest and author of many books, heads The Geranium Farm, an institute for the promotion of spiritual growth. The Farm publishes her Almost-Daily eMo, a meditation read online by tens of thousands worldwide. Mother Crafton was Rector of St. Clement’s Church in Manhattan’s Theatre district. She was also a chaplain on the waterfront of New York, and served both the historic Trinity Church, Wall Street and St. John’s Church in Greenwich Village. She also served as a chaplain at Ground Zero during the recovery effort after the WTC bombing. She is a member of the faculty of The General Theological Seminary, NYC, and is also teaches at Marble Collegiate Church, NYC.
Fee: $25 and may be paid at the door (check or cash). To register, call (570) 342-7654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Copies of a selection of Mother Crafton’s books will be available for purchase and may be autographed A light lunch will be provided. Scholarship is available upon written request to Mother Rebecca Barnes at email@example.com
UPCOMING CONCERTS AT ST. LUKE’S
The Lyric Consort presents…
Poor Wayfarin’ Stranger: Music of Separation and Home
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3 pm. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton.
A program of sacred and secular music expressing the pain of captivity and homelessness, and the joy of homecomings both earthly and heavenly.
Tickets: Adults, $10. All students, free.