Dear friends, Like déjà vu, it’s time to prepare for Holy Week in a pandemic… again. Last year at this time, the pandemic had just begun to disrupt our lives and the world. We didn’t know during Holy Week 2020 that we would be in for another whole year of distance and isolation; a year
The Three Days: this is the highlight of the church year. The most ancient of our worship practices, the Triduum (meaning “three days”) is three separate gatherings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that make up one service. Each time we meet there is a distinctly different feel and focus.
The story of these three days is our story. Reborn in the waters of baptism, we are sent into the world for lives of costly service, but we are not sent alone. So we gather on these nights with those who are preparing to receive the gift of baptism to remember a supper spent with friends, testimony offered the face of empire, and the God of salvation whose story is as old as creation.
Easter is about as early as it can be this year and thereby it’s already time to order Easter Lilies. In your bulletins this weekend, please make note of the Easter Lily order form. Your order is dues on Friday, March 13th at 9am. Each plant costs $8. And the best part is that after
The following sermon was preached at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square on Saturday, March 30 at the Easter Vigil Service by seminarian William Storm. The sermon was based on John 20:1-18. Will is a third year Master of Divinity student at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Christ is Risen! If you go