April 1 - MAUNDY THURSDAY
6:00 PM – Solemn Eucharist | Outdoors
We gather in the lower parking lot to share Holy Communion on this night that commemorates Jesus’ last supper with his disciples.
7:00 PM – Solemn Eucharist, Footwashing, Stripping of the Altar | Livestream Only
Maundy Thursday celebrates Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples, during which he washed the feet of his disciples and instituted the Eucharist. At the conclusion of this livestreamed service, the Altar is stripped bare in preparation for Good Friday.
April 2 - Good Friday
9:30 AM – Way of the Cross | Inside the Church
Throughout Lent, parishioners have prayed the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross on Friday afternoons. We begin Good Friday with this final devotion to Our Lord’s Passion.
10:00 AM – Community Cross Walk | Begins at First Congregational Church
Darien churches gather for the annual Good Friday Cross Walk from First Congregational Church (14 Brookside Road) to Saint Luke’s. This year, the prayers along the way will include a public lament for the more than 500,000 Americans who have died in the Covid-19 pandemic.
11:00 AM – Family Service | Outdoors
The last week of Jesus’ life is enacted by staff and parishioners so that children might develop their own grasp of the power of this story.
12:00 PM – The Seven Last Words | Livestream Only
This pre-recorded service will include short meditations by clergy from local churches on the traditional Seven Last Words spoken by Jesus from the Cross, interspersed with prayers and music.
April 3 - HOLY SATURDAY
3:30 PM – Children’s Easter Vigil | Livestream Only
This brief pre-recorded service features music, prayers and readings for Easter offered by our children and youth.
7:00 PM – The Great Vigil of Easter | Outdoors
For Christians, this is the holiest night of the year. What begins as a quiet, meditative service around the new fire of Easter turns into a raucous celebration of the Resurrection and the first, festive celebration of Holy Communion for Easter. The CAYA Band will lead our celebrations in the lower parking lot. Bring your own bell to add to the noise!
APRIL 4 - EASTER day
7:45 AM – Easter Eucharist | Outdoors
Like the women coming to the tomb, early on the first day of the week, we gather in the lower parking lot for a quiet, early morning Easter celebration.
Nursery care & Godly Play Available 7:30 -8:45 am.
9:15 AM – Festive Easter Eucharist with Quartet & Brass | Outdoors
Easter Day expresses the very heart of our faith: Jesus appears, risen from the dead, and the joy and wonder of his followers is matched by the joy and wonder of our worship this day. The Saint Luke’s Parish Choir and Brass Quintet lead our outdoor worship in the lower parking lot.
Nursery care & Godly Play available 9:00-10:30 am.
11:15 AM – Festive Easter Eucharist with Quartet & Brass | Livestream Only
The Saint Luke’s Quartet and Brass lead us in a livestreamed celebration of Easter Day from the Church, including sermon, hymns, and gorgeous flowers.