St. Luke's Church will be closed to public worship and all other group gatherings throughout the duration of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. This step has been directed by our Episcopal Diocese of Newark in consultation with our local, state and national public health officials.
We are particularly concerned with the wellbeing of those at high risk – those people over 60 and/or those with underlying medical conditions. Please check in with your friends and neighbors and hold all those who are vulnerable in prayer.
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March 29, 2020 - THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
In today's Gospel lesson (John 11:1-45), Jesus is called by Mary and Martha to come to Bethany to the bedside of his friend, Lazarus, who is gravely ill. As much as he loved his friends, Jesus remains where he was for another couple of days. When he finally gets there, Lazarus has already been dead for four days. Read the story of the miracle that Jesus performs and find the other lessons for the day here:
- Romans 8:6-11
- John 11:1-45
- Psalm 130
The Diocese of Newark has updated their website with links to a variety of online worship services, both for Sundays and during the week. Check it out here:
The Invitation to Holy Communion
A spiritual communion is a personal devotional that anyone can
pray at any time to express their desire to receive Holy Communion
at that moment, but in which circumstances impede them from
actually receiving Holy Communion.
My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the
Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I love you above all
things, and long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now
receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually
into my heart. As though you have already come, I
embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never
permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
(St. Alphonsus de Liguori, 1696-1787)
Although we cannot worship together publicly during this pandemic, we can still hold each other in prayer, as well as our family and friends, and especially all those across the country and around the world affected by the spread of the Coronavirus.
The Almighty Lord, who is a strong tower to all who put their trust in him,
to whom all things in heaven, on earth, and under the earth bow and obey:
Be now and evermore your defense, and make you know and feel that
the only Name under heaven given for health and salvation is
the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. (The Book of Common Prayer, 1979)
Join us on the Third Sunday of the month for a quiet Healing Service.
The service takes place in the Chapel following the main Sunday service.
St. Luke's and the 10 other Northeastern Bergen County parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark's District 9 are joining together for the annual fundraising campaign. This year, the beneficiary is North Porch Women & Infants' Centers. Donations are being accepted -- whether by check, cash or coin jar contents -- through the Lenten Season. After Easter, the funds will collected and forwarded to this worthy charity.
Please be be as generous as you can!
Parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, District 9
All Saints’ Episcopal Korean Church, Bergenfield
Church of the Annunciation, Oradell
Church of the Atonement, Tenafly
Grace Church, Westwood
Church of the Holy Communion, Norwood
Holy Trinity, Hillsdale
St Andrew’s Church, Harrington Park
St Luke’s Church, Haworth
St Matthew’s Church, Paramus
St Paul’s Church, Englewood
St Paul’s Church, Montvale
Join us for services and events this month