Worship in Lent & Holy Week

We gather to worship God in-person at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Spokane each Sunday at 10 a.m. (PST) as well as livesstreaming online (links available below and on our Facebook page). During Lent, we gathered for Evening Prayer; those services are also available here (see bottom of page).

The Resurrection of Our Lord

April 4, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. (PDT)
in-person and online

Christ is risen! Alleluia! In the resurrection of Jesus Christ, God has broken the power of death. Let us celebrate this new life, God’s in-breaking kin-dom for all people in the world. Alleluia!

Worship service link

IMAGE: Meiere, M. Hildreth, -1961. Mosaic of the Resurrection, detail, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55307 [retrieved March 29, 2021]. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurapadgett/2533189887/.

Easter Vigil

April 3, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
Facebook Watch Party and YouTube video

Gathering around fire, word, water, and bread and wine, we tell the whole salvation history of God’s people, God’s saving and life-giving work in the world.

FB Watch Party (7 pm PST): Worship service link
also available later on YouTube: video link

IMAGE: ,JESUS MAFA. Easter, Empty Tomb, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48301 [retrieved March 28, 2021]. Original source: http://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr (contact page: https://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr/contact.

Good Friday

April 2, 2021
online – YouTube (provided by Region 1 bishops)

“Behold the life-giving cross, on which was hung the Savior of the whole world!”

In Jesus’ death on the cross, the power and glory of God is revealed. This instrument of torture and oppression is also the tree of life, by which Christ redeems the world.

Worship service link

IMAGE: Ntiro, Sam J., 1923-1993. Kakindo Crucifixion (photograph of original color work), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55704 [retrieved March 28, 2021]. Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22Kakindo_Crucifixion%22_-_NARA_-_558948.tif.

Maundy Thursday

April 1, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
Zoom and Facebook Livestream

Jesus shares a meal – his last supper – with his closest friends, serves them by washing their feet, and commands them to love each other as he has loved them.

FB: Worship service link
for Zoom link, email the intern

IMAGE: Last Supper, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=57336 [retrieved March 28, 2021]. Original source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/14538835@N00/3909846049/ – Namronpeter

Palm Sunday / Passion Sunday

March 28, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. (PDT)
in-person and online

Jesus entered into Jerusalem to shouts of “Hosanna” (save us!) from the crowds, but just a few days later those same crowds should “crucify him!”.

Worship service link

IMAGE: Swanson, John August. Entry into the City, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=56544 [retrieved March 28, 2021]. Original source: http://www.JohnAugustSwanson.com – copyright 1990 by John August Swanson.


Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 21, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. (PDT)
in-person and online

Jeremiah the prophet proclaims a new covenant and Jesus tells his disciples about the cost of following him.
Guest preacher will be Rev. Misael Fajardo Perez, part of the Color Amazed Preaching Project of the Northwest Intermountain Synod of the ELCA.

Worship service link
Rev. Perez’s sermon

IMAGE: Rossano, Federico, 1835-1912. Grain Harvest, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=58103

Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 14, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. (PDT)
in-person and online

Jesus tells Nicodemus, a Pharisee and Jewish leader, that God sent the Son out of love for the whole world, so that we do not perish nor are we condemned, but instead we are saved and given eternal, abundant life. Where do you see God’s extravagant abundance in your life?

Worship service link

IMAGE: Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937. Nicodemus, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=57924

Third Sunday in Lent

March 7, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. (PST)
in-person and online

God gives the law at Mt. Sinai and Jesus upsets the usual way of doing things at the Temple in Jerusalem. Jesus is challenging, yet again, the boundary between the letter and the spirit of the law.

Worship service link

IMAGE: Carl Dixon, http://sacredartpilgrim.com/collection/view/50

Second Sunday in Lent

February 28, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. (PST)

Jesus tells his disciples about what is to come in Jerusalem and what it truly means to be his disciple. He challenges his followers to put their focus on God and on the gospel he brings – the good news of what God is doing in the world, for all peoples. We also hear about God’s covenant with Abraham and Sarah, a promise of descendants, land, and blessing to all.

Worship service link

First Sunday in Lent

February 21, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. (PST)

Immediately after Jesus is baptized by John, he goes into the wilderness. In those 40 days, he was tempted by Satan, accompanied by wild beasts, and served by angels.

Worship service link

IMAGE: JESUS MAFA. Jesus is tempted – Matthew 4:1-11, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48312 [retrieved February 19, 2021]. Original source: http://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr (contact page: https://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr/contact).

Ash Wednesday

February 17, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. (PST)

On Ash Wednesday we enter the season of Lent, a time to pause, acknowledge and repent of our sin and separation from God and each other, renew our commitment to being disciples of Christ, and refresh our Christian disciplines of giving, praying, and fasting.

Worship service link


Evening Prayer in Lent

Each Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. (PST)

We gather for a short service of Evening Prayer each Thursday evening during Lent (February 25-March 25), including scripture, reflection, prayer, and song. If you would like to join via Zoom, please email the Intern (see Contact Us page) for the link.

Worship service link – February 25
Worship service link – March 4
Worship service link – Week 3
Worship service link – Week 4
Worship service link – Week 5