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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 begin our journey through Holy Week.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday


9:00am Sunday School

10:00am Procession of Palms and worship with Holy Communion





The first and second readings and psalm are the same this Sunday every year: Christ emptying himself of divine power and protection, willingly becoming vulnerable to those who struck him and put him to death. With Christ we lament his suffering and all human suffering, but expect God's final vindication. Mark's passion story begins with an unnamed woman anointing his head, perhaps to proclaim him Messiah, and Jesus saying she has anointed him beforehand for burial. Mark's Easter story will begin with women going to anoint Jesus for burial, only to find that he has been raised, God's living Anointed One.






Isaiah 50:4–9a

Psalm 31:9–16 Into your hands, O LORD, I commend my spirit. (Ps. 31:5)

Philippians 2:5–11

Mark 14:1—15:47






Everlasting God, in your endless love for the human race

you sent our Lord Jesus Christ to take on our nature

and to suffer death on the cross.

In your mercy enable us to share in his obedience to your will

and in the glorious victory of his resurrection,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever




11:30am Visit to Virginia Opera's production of "La Traviata." If you are interested and haven't signed up to go, please contact Millie Olson through the church office, about obtaining tickets.





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.










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Lenten Midweek Prayer
Wednesdays at 7:00pm
Mar 25 - Holden Evening Prayer

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 22, 2015