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Welcome to St. Luke Lutheran Church in Richmond, VA.
on Chippenham Parkway at Custis Road, between the Forest Hill and Huguenot exits.

We invite you to join us in worship, service and love,
and we look forward to welcoming you as we remember the events of our Lord's Passion.

 Thursday, April 2, 2015

Maundy Thursday


7:00pm Holy Communion with individual absolution and the stripping of the altar




With nightfall our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus' death and resurrection. At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus' commandment to love one another. As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved. At the Lord's table we remember Jesus' sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for the life of the world.




Exodus 12:1–4[5–10] 11–14

Psalm 116:1–2, 12–19 I will lift the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. (Ps. 116:13)

1 Corinthians 11:23–26

John 13:1–17, 31b–35



Prayer of the Day

Holy God, source of all love,

on the night of his betrayal, Jesus gave us a new commandment,

to love one another as he loves us.

Write this commandment in our hearts,

and give us the will to serve others as he was the servant of all,

your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Friday



7:00pm Prayer and Meditation on the words of Christ from the Cross, with special music by the Chancel Choir.





At the heart of the Good Friday liturgy is the passion according to John, which proclaims Jesus as a triumphant king who reigns from the cross. The ancient title for this day—the triumph of the cross—reminds us that the church gathers not to mourn this day but to celebrate Christ's life-giving passion and to find strength and hope in the tree of life. In the ancient bidding prayer we offer petitions for all the world for whom Christ died. Today's liturgy culminates in the Easter Vigil tomorrow evening.




Isaiah 52:13—53:12

Psalm 22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Ps. 22:1)

Hebrews 10:16–25

John 18:1—19:42



Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, look with loving mercy on your family,

for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed,

to be given over to the hands of sinners,

and to suffer death on the cross;

who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever.






Sunday, April 5, 2015

Resurrection of Our Lord: Easter Day


No Sunday School.

10:00am Easter Worship with Holy Communion, accompanied by the Resurrection Brass and special festival music.




This year may be the one in which John's resurrection account is likely to be chosen over Mark's, perhaps because Mark's gospel ends so abruptly, with astonishment and fear rather than joyful proclamation. Yet Mark may speak to our experience more directly than the other gospels. Corinthians and Acts fill out the story by telling of appearances of the risen Christ. Peter says we "ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead." And so do we, in a foretaste of the mountaintop feast where death will be no more.





Acts 10:34–43

Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24 This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Ps. 118:24)

1 Corinthians 15:1–11

Mark 16:1–8

John 20:1–18 (Alternate)



Prayer of the Day


O God, you gave your only Son

to suffer death on the cross for our redemption,

and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death.

Make us die every day to sin,

that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection,

through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.


11:30am Continental breakfast

11:45am Easter egg hunt


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Holy Week Schedule


Palm Sunday

March 29, 2015


Holy Communion


Maundy Thursday

April 2, 2015


Holy Communion


Good Friday

April 3, 2015


Prayer and Meditation

with the Chancel Choir







Atlantic Chamber Ensemble


Tuesday April 14 2015


A dynamic group of young professional musicians based in Richmond: members of the Richmond Symphony and faculty members at institutions such as Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Richmond. A unique combination of strings, winds, and piano enables the ACE to program a variety of different styles of music and works seldom heard.





Richmond Symphonic Winds

under the direction of Iris Schwartz

Tuesday April 21, 2015


This band celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert in its original home -- our church! The band was formed when Elvin Nicely was Director of Music and his wife, a French horn player, helped start the band.

The mission of the Richmond Symphonic Winds is to provide the best symphonic band music in this area. Formed in 1994, the organization is comprised of professional musicians, orchestral performers, music teachers, university professors, and other dedicated band musicians from all walks of life.




This page was last updated on March 30, 2015