Apr 18th, 2014
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Friday Flyer, Music For Sunday
Easter Sunday Bulletin
Holy Week Schedule:
April 13th-Palm Sunday, 8:00 am and 10:00 am services
April 17th-Maundy Thursday, 6:00 pm Agape Meal and 7:00 pm service
April 18th-Good Friday, 12 noon ecumenical service at First Baptist Church
7:00pm service at St. Luke’s
April 20th-Easter Sunday, 8:00am and 10:00am services
Tuesday Evening, Bible Study Class
will be CANCELLED in March
will restart the, Second Tuesday after Easter
Upcoming Special Events
11:30am each Sunday in Lent; Lenten Program
Finding Grace and Hope through Life’s Challenges
Jan 6th, 2014
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St. Luke’s Photos on Flickr
Blessed Lenten journey to you all
What a glorious first Sunday in Lent! Bishop Singh had a wonderful day with us. Kevin and Deb Deuel and Janet Conner and Mollie Steele are now officially part of our St. Luke’s community.
At the Bishop’s request, we enjoyed showing him the SUNY Brockport Campus; thanks to Bruce Leslie, Kelly Vergin, and Heather Packer. He also came to Harvest Kitchen and put in a few volunteer minutes! Then he ate with us.
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Jan 29th, 2014
Krista’s Annual Address to the Congregation
A Short Course in Holy Week: 101
In our Book of Common Prayer, it is intentional that our Holy Week services precede our Eucharistic liturgies. Beginning with Ash Wednesday on page 264, you can travel liturgically through Holy Week. It is also intentional and theologically important that Baptism is just prior to Easter morning. In ancient times, it took three years to become “baptized/confirmed” into the church.
Chapter One: Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday is our time to remember what Jesus said at his last meal with his closest disciples. He told them the summary of the handed down commandments. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
Jesus used the Sabbath meal to demonstrate how they would remember him and keep him alive through a simple daily meal ritual handed down by their ancestors. Take this bread/wine, bless it, break it/pour it, and
share it as one community with many different members. Jesus promised them that as often as they would share their bread and wine, Jesus would be present to them to sustain, pardon, and renew their faith and their community. Everyone has “dirty feet” and we are on equal ground as friends and followers of God’s Word. We have our service at 7:00pm with the Agape meal at 6:00pm.
What to expect:
At St. Luke’s, we are starting a new tradition of having a simple meal followed by our holy communion around the common tables in our Parish Hall. We tell the stories and share the meal. After we are done, we will take our single candles and process into the darkened church to take away all the remains of our liturgical rituals so we can experience what the possibility of life without Jesus would be like for us. Some churches hold prayer vigils this night and take turns praying with the reserve sacrament. This previously consecrated bread and wine is offered on Friday where there is no Holy Communion offered.
Chapter Two: Good Friday
Good Friday is not a re-enactment of the death of Jesus or having a funeral service for Jesus. It is a day we remember the powerful act of self-sacrifice and love Jesus did for us. Jesus stayed in a troubled city where the politicians and religious people feared their own power and
control was being questioned and challenged. This man who spoke of God’s new realm of inclusivity and mutuality of love and respect was changing their worldview. Corruption had settled into both politics and religion and Jesus aligned only with God. Jesus was not killed by the Jews; he was killed by all of us who follow false gods.
What to expect in church:
It is a simple and powerful service of solemnity and respect. We focus on the power of love that changed the way we view our lives and our God. No sin is too great for God to forgive. No death is too final for God. Sometimes, Stations of the Cross are done as we travel prayerfully with Jesus to his death. We have a 12 noon ecumenical service. This year it will be at the First Baptist Church, 124 Main Street, Brockport. We will have our own service at 7:00pm at St. Luke’s.
Easter is our thankful and joyful response to God’s saving act of redemption and new life. Easter is a celebration of our hope and our lived out faith in God who gave us Jesus to show us the way. Our response to the resurrection is to give thanks and praise. Every Sunday is a mini-resurrection experience to affirm and re-affirm our faith and belief in the gifts of Jesus and the Holy Spirit by our living God. We gather each and every Sunday and this one at 8:00am and 10:00am.
What does this look like for us practicing Christians? Do justice:
- Pray for peace. War is real. Work for justice for those oppressed and imprisoned.
- Lament for our children and all those who are denied basic rights of food, clothing, shelter, and an education.
- Look for the good in your daily life. Make a difference by your attitude and actions.
- Seek forgiveness and forgive others.
Walk humbly with God:
- Open your mind and heart to see things in new and life giving ways.
- Grow in grace and truth by your presence in a worshiping community.–Micah 6:8
Course summary and review questions:
1. Why do we worship Jesus?
2. Why is he important to us and our lives? What is required of us?
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday, April 13th, 8:00 am and 10:00 am services.
Maundy Thursday, April 17th, 6:00 pm Agape Meal and 7:00 pm service.
Good Friday, April 18th, 12 noon ecumenical service at First Baptist Church and 7:00pm service in our church.
Easter Sunday, April 20th, 8:00am and 10:00am services.
Your always learning priest, Krista+
Feb 21st, 2014
St. Luke’s Vestry Information:
2014 - Vestry on Call Schedule
Vestry Sunday Morning Checklist
A Safe Church Training Link is available
in the Links section on the right
Under The Episcopal Church section.
Feb 21st, 2014
Harvest Kitchen – The Second Sunday of each Month – 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Cosecha Cocina Programar
Suburban News Article about Harvest Kitchen