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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 prepare for Holy Week.
 
 


 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Third Sunday in Lent

 

 

9:00am Sunday School

10:00am Worship with Holy Communion

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The third covenant in this year's Lenten readings is the central one of Israel's history: the gift of the law to those God freed from slavery. The ten commandments are one of the chief parts of Luther's catechism, a core piece of baptismal instruction. They begin with the statement that because God alone has freed us from the powers that oppressed us, we are to let nothing else claim first place in our lives. When Jesus throws the merchants out of the temple, he is defending the worship of God alone and rejecting the ways commerce and profit-making can become our gods.

 

 

Readings

 

Exodus 20:1–17

Psalm 19: The commandment of the LORD gives light to the eyes. (Ps. 19:8)

1 Corinthians 1:18–25

John 2:13–22

 

 

Prayer of the Day

 

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son

you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life.

Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ

that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son,

Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.

 


 

 

   


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fourth Sunday in Lent

 

9:00am Sunday School

10:00am Worship with Holy Communion

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The fourth of the Old Testament promises providing a baptismal lens this Lent is the promise God makes to Moses: those who look on the bronze serpent will live. In today's gospel Jesus says he will be lifted up on the cross like the serpent, so that those who look to him in faith will live. When we receive the sign of the cross in baptism, that cross becomes the sign we can look to in faith, for healing, for restored relationship to God, for hope when we are dying.

 

 

Readings

 

Numbers 21:4–9

Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22  You deliver your people from their distress. (Ps. 107:19)

Ephesians 2:1–10

John 3:14–21

 

 

Prayer of the Day

 

O God, rich in mercy,

by the humiliation of your Son you lifted up this fallen world

and rescued us from the hopelessness of death.

Lead us into your light, that all our deeds may reflect your love,

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.

 

 

 

 

What's happening?


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Lenten Midweek Prayer
Wednesdays at 7:00pm
 
Feb 25 - Holden Evening Prayer
Mar 4 - Taizé Evening Prayer
Mar 11 - Holden Evening Prayer
Mar 18 - Taizé Evening Prayer
Mar 25 - Holden Evening Prayer
 
For more info about Taizé

 


Holy Week Schedule

 

Palm Sunday

March 29, 2015

10:00am

Holy Communion

 

Maundy Thursday

April 2, 2015

7:00pm

Holy Communion

 

Good Friday

April 3, 2015

7:00pm

Prayer and Meditation

with the Chancel Choir

 


 


 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This page was last updated on March 02, 2015