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Lent 2015 Activities and Events Schedule

Lent 2015 Activities and Events Schedule

St. Luke United Methodist Church

Information below.

~ Any updates/additions/changes to the Lent 2015 Schedule will be posted  via e-news and/or printed publication!~


“Lent is an occasion for us to journey with Christ … into tomorrow.

For you never walk with Christ long but what the dawn breaks, the sun shines and hope breaks through.”

-C. Neil Straight      (as published in The Newsletter Newsletter, February 2013)

Watch your e-news and printed publications for more details.



Guest Youth Choir on April 1st

The Chapel Choir from First UMC of Downers Grove, Illinois will be at St. Luke on Wednesday, April 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

We are privileged to have this youth choir visit us as part of their spring choir tour to present “We Believe”!    (see attached)

Mark your calendars and plan to support this group of young people.   

A special thanks to all our host home families for helping to house these youth!



Holy Week Lunch,  April 2

We invite you to join us during Holy Week for a special lunch Thursday, April 2, at 12 Noon in the Fellowship Hall.

-Rev. Fred Funches will be our guest speaker and share a special Lenten message with us.

-A light meal will be provided.

Mark your calendars and plan to share this special lunch time with us!



Maundy Thursday, April 2

7:00 p.m. – Maundy Thursday Service in the Sanctuary.

“Lord, what was this night like for you and your disciples? Help us grasp the depth of love out of which you willingly suffered for us.” (The NEWSLETTER Newsletter)



Good Friday, April 3


12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m.

(Sanctuary will be open for personal prayer time)


7:00 p.m. – Good Friday Worship Service

A Service of Tenebrae – Sanctuary

(This service is a very moving reminder of Christ’s Crucifixion.)



Butterflies on Easter Sunday, April 5!

We will celebrate the Resurrection with the release of 200 Painted Lady Butterflies on Easter Sunday, April 8th.  We will begin distributing butterflies at 9:00 a.m., and the release will take place at 9:15 a.m. in the area between the playground and Education Buildings.  Food will not be provided for fellowship time in the Fellowship Hall on Easter Sunday.



Easter Sunday, April 5

…He Is Risen!!...

-8:00 a.m.  &11:00 a.m. (Traditional Worship Services)

-No Fellowship/Refreshment Time on Easter Sunday.

-9:15 a.m. Butterfly Release

-9:30 a.m. (Contemporary Worship)  (Extra volunteer greeters are needed for the 9:30 service!)

-Sunday School at 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

-No afternoon or Evening Activities.

Happy Easter!



Monday, April 6

Church Office Closed for Easter Monday


-The Daily Devotional for the 2015 Lenten Season

can be found in The Upper Room.  If you have a copy of the March/April issue you can follow that or you can read the Daily Devotional at:   You may wish to subscribe to this daily devotional online and have it e-mailed to you.


-Copies of  The Sanctuary for Lent 2015

daily devotional by Sue Mink are also available in the Gathering Area.



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The Flame  Mar 2, 2015

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