St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Love and Serve 365
219 Chunns Cove Road
Asheville, NC 28805
The Small Church
“In a big world, the small church has remained intimate. In a fast world, the small church has remained steady. In an expensive world, the small church has remained plain. In a complex world, the small church has remained simple. In a rational world, the small church has kept feeling. In a mobile world, the small church has been an anchor. In an anonymous world, the small church calls us by name.”
—The Anglican Digest
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Adult education 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Children’s education 10:30 a.m.
Centering Prayer 6:30 – 6:50 p.m.
Holy Eucharist with Prayers for healing at 12:15 p.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 13 6:00 p.m. Simple supper of soup and bread
7:00 p.m. The Maundy Thursday liturgy – we remember Jesus’ new commandment to love one another. Footwashing (and hand washing) will be available for those who wish to participate. We close at sundown with the stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday.
Good Friday, April 14 12:15 p.m. The Good Friday liturgy – we pause to reflect on the day of the crucifixion.
7:00 p.m. The Stations of the Cross -after meditating on the stations we walk the way of Jesus and pray for the needs of ourselves and the world.
Holy Saturday, April 15 10:30 a.m. The Holy Saturday liturgy- we gather in the Garden of the Resurrection for a quiet time of prayer on the day of rest.
Easter Sunday, April 16 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. The Day of the Resurrection! We celebrate the resurrection with two festive services of Holy Eucharist and a potluck reception and Easter egg hunt at 11:30. We will offer up our Lenten mite boxes for Habitat to Humanity.
At the 10:30 service please bring a finger food for the reception, fresh flowers for the cross, an Easter basket (if your children plan to participate in the hunt), and a bell with which to ring in the resurrection.
“Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!”
“In a contemplative sense, prayer is not something that you do, but is instead a relationship between you and the Divine Indwelling. To pray is to accept God’s invitation to turn your mind and heart inward and open to the realization that you are not separate from God. God is always with you, whether you know it or not. This understanding of prayer as a relationship with God is a primary foundation of the practice of Centering Prayer.” from the Introduction
This 12-week class offers a series of video teachings on Centering Prayer, one type of contemplative practice in the Christian tradition. Led by Father Thomas Keating and other members of Contemplative Outreach, this course explores the theory and the methodology of this type of prayer. Evenings begin at 6:30 with 20 minutes of silence followed by 30 minutes of discussion. For more information contact Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 p.m. 20 minutes of silence in the church
7:00 p.m. 30 minutes of video teaching and discussion in the Parish House
Adult Education Study Sundays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” So begins the powerful witness of the fourth Gospel. During the weeks of Lent we will read the Gospel according John and reflect on its beautiful language and unique perspective on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
We continue to work on the construction of our new parish hall!
The building will seat approximately 80 people and will include a small kitchen and handicapped-access restrooms and entrance. It will continue to be the home of several Chunns Cove-based recovery groups as well as a place for the parish and neighborhood groups to meet.
We expect the project to be completed in early October. We will gather on Tuesday, October 24 for a consecration of the building and potluck supper.
Thanks to everyone who has helped with this project!