Easter at St Luke's

During the seasons of Lent and Easter, Christians around the world remember the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Lent

During the 40 days leading up to Easter, the Church remembers two significant times of testing in the Bible: Israel’s 40 years of wandering in the wilderness and Jesus’ 40 days of temptation in the wilderness. During Lent we undertake a spiritual journey together, lamenting our own sin and the world's brokenness as we look forward to Easter and Christ’s sacrificial work of redemption.

We invite you to consider engaging in the following practices during Lent:

  • Ashes: Lent begins with an Ash Wednesday service that sounds the theme of repentance and forgiveness for the whole journey of Lent.

  • Giving, Prayer, and Fasting: Based on Matthew 6 and in response to God’s grace, we encourage you to give generously to a person in need, begin your day with prayer to “Our Father,” and fast occasionally from food, media, distractions, etc., to create space, time, and hunger for God.

  • Scripture: We encourage you to read each day from your bible and to take the time to consider the message given there.

  • Repent and reconcile; Father Nick will be offering the Sacramnent of Reconcilliation (Confession) throughout Lent, all are encouraged to unburden themselves of their sins and seek forgiveness. 

  • Mothering Sunday! (Sunday 31st March) The Fourth Sunday of Lent is also the day when we celebrate all things Maternal! Join us and our uniformed organisations as we thank God for mums.

Holy Week

The seven days leading up to Easter begin with Palm Sunday and culminate in a three-day observation of Jesus' death and resurrection. At St Luke's, we have special services on each of these days. We believe these services more fully engage us in the story that shapes and defines our lives and prepare us for Easter Sunday.

Easter Day

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the bodily resurrection of Jesus and the renewal of all things, and begin the 50-day season of Easter, sometimes called Eastertide.

We encourage you to bring your friends, family, neighbours, and co-workers to church with you during this very important time.