Holy Week & Easter Services

We are so honored that you are celebrating Holy Week and Easter with us at Saint Luke’s.  

Holy Week Services

April 10: Palm Sunday

8:00 AM: Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist (Church)

10:00 AM: Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist (beginning on the front lawn) WATCH LIVE ONLINE

5:00 PM: Come As You Are Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist (Anderson Youth and Community Center) WATCH LIVE ONLINE 

April 13: Spy Wednesday

8:00 AM: Morning Prayer (Chapel)

10:00 AM: Holy Eucharist and Healing (Chapel)

Remembering the day Judas betrayed Jesus to the authorities.

April 14: Maundy Thursday

8:00 AM: Morning Prayer (Chapel)

7:00 PM: Solemn Eucharist with Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar (Church) WATCH LIVE ONLINE 

Our service of Holy Eucharist on Maundy Thursday remembers the final meal that Jesus shared with his disciples, during which he washed their feet and instituted the Eucharist. The liturgy ends with the Stripping of the Altar, pointing toward Jesus’ arrest, trial and execution.

8:30 PM: Vigil at the Altar of Repose (Chapel)

The Chapel remains open for prayer until midnight, remembering how Jesus asked his disciples to keep watch while he struggled in the Garden of Gethsemane. Members of the parish will read the entire Gospel of Luke, using The Saint John’s Bible.

April 15: Good Friday

7:00 AM: Church and Chapel open for prayer

8:00 AM: Way of the Cross (Church)

Begin the day by prayerfully walking the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross in the Church.

9:00 AM: Children’s Jerusalem Walk (AYCC)

An interactive service for families to help children experience the last week of Jesus’ life.

10:30 AM: Ecumenical Community Cross Walk (First Congregational Church, 14 Brookside Road, Darien)

Beginning at First Congregational Church, 14 Brookside Road, Darien and ending at Saint Luke’s for the Good Friday Service.

12:00 PM: Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday (Church) WATCH LIVE ONLINE  

The day of Christ’s death is the most solemn in the church year. Join us as we remember the crucifixion of Jesus, including a Sung Passion and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament, followed by an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) with a priest. The Church remains open until 3:00 p.m. for private prayer.

April 16: The Great Vigil of Easter 

3:30 PM: Children’s Easter Vigil followed by Easter Egg Hunt (Columbarium)

A first, festive Easter Eucharist for our children & families. Remember to bring a bell & an Easter basket!

7:00 PM: The Great Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter (Church) WATCH LIVE ONLINE

For Christians, this is the holiest night of the year when we celebrate the passing of Jesus from death to life. Our celebrations begin with the kindling of the Easter fire outside on the front lawn. We process into a darkened church to recount, by candlelight, stories of God’s plan for salvation. Then we celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism, the Church is filled with light, bells are rung (bring one!), and we continue with our first, festive celebration of Holy Communion for Easter.

Easter Day Services

7:45am

Holy Eucharist and Hymns

This service features organ, brass, timpani and hymns in the church.

 

 

9:15am

Festival Holy Eucharist

This service features our full choir, organ, brass and timpani in the church. This service can be very full so please arrive early to ensure a seat.

9:15am

Come as You Are Eucharist

This is a family service with contemporary liturgy and music in the Anderson Youth & Community Center. 

11:15am

Festival Holy Eucharist

This service features our full choir, organ, brass and timpani in the church and is identical to the 9:15 Festival Holy Eucharist.