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St. Luke's Hosts Presanctified Liturgy

Scene from St. Luke's Hosts Presanctified Liturgy.

This week it was St. Luke's turn to host the Presanctified Liturgy with the parishioners from Saints Constantine and Helen Parish as our guests.

Scene from St. Luke's Hosts Presanctified Liturgy.

Father Pantalemion gave a wonderful sermon teaching us that when we come to church we our not on our time but on God's time and that we must come prepared for the services.

Scene from St. Luke's Hosts Presanctified Liturgy.

Following the Liturgy a lenten meal was served.

Scene from St. Luke's Hosts Presanctified Liturgy.

Parishioners from both parishes enjoyed fellowship and renewed old frendships and began new ones.

Church School Retreat

Scene from Church School Retreat.

Our Annual Church School Lenten retreat was held on Sunday, March 25th. Since it was the feastday of the Annunciation, the theme was "Our Mother the Theotokos." The students not only learned more about the Virgin Mary, but enjoyed craft projects as well.

Spring Cleanup

Scene from Spring Cleanup.

Each year about this time we hold a cleanup of the building and grounds with our parishioners giving of their time to do the labor. Here we see one of a group of ladies that worked on removing the wax from the carpets and chairs.

Scene from Spring Cleanup.

The altar and sacristy area was cleaned and polished.

Scene from Spring Cleanup.

The front stairs were cleaned and candlestands polished.

Scene from Spring Cleanup.

The classroom hallways were also scrubbed down.

Thanks go out to all who gave of their time and efforts to help keep our building and grounds looking good.

Saints Constantine and Helen Hosts Presanctified Liturgy

Scene from Saints Constantine and Helen Hosts Presanctified Liturgy.

This week parishioners from St. Lukes were invited to share presanctified Liturgy with the parishioners of our sister parish Saints Constantine and Helen. Each year the two parishes take turns hosting this service.

Scene from Saints Constantine and Helen Hosts Presanctified Liturgy.

Father Andrew give the homily during the service.

Scene from Saints Constantine and Helen Hosts Presanctified Liturgy.

Parishioners from both parishes enjoy fellowship and a delicious lenten meal. We at St. Lukes thank Saints Constantine and Helen Parish for their hospitality and kindness in hosting this service.

Scout Sunday

Scene from Scout Sunday.

Fr. Andrew announced that Daniel was the first Cub Scout to receive the Eastern Orthodox Scouting medal of St. George at St Luke. He was required to answer a number of questions to show his knowledge of the Orthodox faith. He spent three months learning the required information. Fr. Andrew encouraged the other boys and girls to work toward their Religious medals.

Scene from Scout Sunday.

Nick, a Tenderfoot Boy Scout, explained to the congregation how the Scouts retire a worn America flag. Each stripe is cut separately and burned while the section with the stars must be burned with all the stars intact to show the unity of the States. He asked the congregation to give the Scouts all their worn flags.

Scene from Scout Sunday.

Father Andrew said a prayer and blessed the Scouts and Scout leaders with Holy Water. The Scouting program supports many Christian values.

Scene from Scout Sunday.

Father Andrew mentioned how valuable scouting is to the church and our country. He said he was a scout but only reached the Life Scout rank. Joshua is working on his Eagle Scout rank which he hopes to complete next year. Fr. Andrew suggested we begin a scouting program at St. Luke.

Scene from Scout Sunday.

A cake was prepared for the celebration.

Sunday of the Cross

Scene from Sunday of the Cross.

The third Sunday of Lent is the half way point of Great Lent. On this Sunday a flower decorated cross is displayed in the center of the sanctuary during the Liturgy.

Scene from Sunday of the Cross.

Mother Gabriella from Dormition Monastery gave the homily. She spoke about the cross as a the central symbol of Jesus Christ's relationship to us and we must take up our cross and follow Him.

Scene from Sunday of the Cross.

When the choir sings "Before Your Cross we bow down and worship You." the congregation makes three prostrations showing our commitment to follow Christ and to bear our cross.

Women's Annual Lenten Retreat

Scene from Women's Annual Lenten Retreat.

This weekend our Women's Ministry hosted it's annual lenten retreat. Here see participants registering for the retreat.

Scene from Women's Annual Lenten Retreat.

Deacon Daniel discusses items for purchase from the Dormition Monastery.

Scene from Women's Annual Lenten Retreat.

Our guest speaker this year was Mother Gabriella, Abbess of Dormition Monastery.

Scene from Women's Annual Lenten Retreat.

Mother Gabriella during her presentations on "The Cross" and "Women at the Foot of the Cross."

Thanks go out to our Women Ministry leaders for once again planning a successful and informative retreat.

Children's Sermon on St. Gregory Palamas

Scene from Children's Sermon on St. Gregory Palamas.

In this months Children's sermon, Fr. Andrew taught the meaning of Hesychasm which means stillness in prayer, the Jesus prayer, Lord Jesus Christ Son of God have mercy on me a sinner and how to use a prayer rope. He explained how St. Gregory Palamas defended this technique of prayer. This sermon was directed more towards the older children and adults.

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