Home » About Us » Easter 2022

Easter 2022

Easter 2022

Schedule | Holy Week Scriptures | Hope for New York | Lent Devos

This Easter season, we encourage you to prayerfully consider someone (a friend, neighbor or coworker) you can invite to attend worship with us.


Schedule

Ash Wednesday, March 2

No LSQ services

Since we aren't able to hold a service, our friends at Redeemer West Side have invited us to attend their service.

Palm Sunday, April 10

In-person and livestream, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week; it's when Jesus enters Jerusalem, surveys the temple area and returns to Bethany for the evening (a town a few miles from Jerusalem). As we near the end of Jesus’ ministry on earth, we know that the stories of his miracles had been widely circulating. The people in Jerusalem regarded him as a celebrity (everyone wanted a glimpse of him!) and so they wanted to welcome him as a king. That is why this Sunday is called Palm Sunday — because the crowds welcomed Jesus by waving palm branches in the air and shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" And although we describe it as a triumphal entry, Jesus actually entered humbly into Jerusalem on a donkey, fulfilling the prophecy in Zechariah 9:9: "Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

Monday through Saturday, April 11 to 16

Journey through Holy Week on Instagram Live at noon

This year, members of our Pastoral Care team will be leading daily prayer reflections on Instagram Live at noon each day from Monday through Saturday. Check us out: @redeemerlsq

Good Friday, April 15

No LSQ services

Since we aren't able to have a Good Friday service, our friends at Redeemer West Side have invited us to attend theirs.

Saturday, April 16

Artist Collective Easter Concert
7 p.m. at Hephzibah House
51 W. 75th Street

LSQ Artist Collective hosts two special concerts per year during Christmas and Easter concert. (This will be our first Easter Concert!) The group is now taking submissions to congregants to join in an expressive celebration that Jesus is risen and alive! Email Phoebe and Ginnny at [email protected] to RSVP and learn about how to participate.

Easter Sunday, April 17

In-person and livestream, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Easter is the church’s annual observance of the resurrection of Christ after his crucifixion. While we don't know the exact date of the resurrection, the church celebrates it in the spring as a symbol of new life. Also, 100% of our in-person offering will be given to Hope for New York's Easter Sacrificial Offering fund, which is discussed more below.


Holy Week Scripture Reflections

In 2021, we shared these weekly reflection videos to help us walk alongside Jesus through Holy Week which spans from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Below is a day-by-day breakdown of what Scripture tells us happened on each day. Each of the gospels presents a glimpse of the story, but to get a fuller picture you really need to piece the gospels together. We encourage you to dedicate time each day to reading and meditating through them. Our hope is that your heart is filled with joy and that you discover something new as you reflect on the days leading up to Christ’s death and the celebration of his resurrection.

“There is more to be learned at the foot of the cross than anywhere else in the world.” — J.C.Ryle

Holy Week on Instagram Live

This year, members of our Pastoral Care team will be leading daily prayer reflections on Instagram Live at noon each day from Monday through Saturday. Check us out: @redeemerlsq


Hope for New York

Don't Walk By: Out of concern for our guests and volunteers, Don’t Walk By 2022 will be an outdoor experience in the spring on March 26, April 2 and April 9. The vision is that we can offer the same core, welcoming experience of a dignified sit-down dinner and a robust menu of wraparound services that we did pre-Covid, but under canopies outdoors.

Learn more

Easter Sacrificial Offering: Every Easter, in celebration of Christ's ultimate sacrifice, we receive an offering for the poor and marginalized of our city. The Easter Sacrificial Offering goes to support the work of Hope for New York (HFNY), our partner for mercy and justice outreach. HFNY provides volunteer and financial resources to 60+ non-profit organizations serving the poor and marginalized in NYC. Learn more at hfny.org/easter.

During our Easter Sunday worship service, we will share special instructions during the offering time for how to give to the ESO fund. You can also give now via the button below.

Learn more / give


Lent Resources

The word “Lent” comes from the Old English word “lengten,” which simply means “spring” — when the days lengthen and new life springs forth. It is a time in which we anticipate the victory of the light and life of Christ over the darkness of sin and death. It is, to borrow a phrase from C.S. Lewis, a season of a kind of “happiness and wonder that makes you serious.” It is our prayer that as you journey with us from Ash Wednesday to Easter, you would be reminded of the reality of our broken humanity, but as days grow brighter, you would experience with greater abundance the reality of God’s redeeming grace. And so, just as we carefully prepare for big events in our personal lives, such as a wedding or commencement, Lent invites us to make our hearts ready for remembering Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Gospel in Life: This partner ministry of Redeemer has a daily devotional series for the entire season of Lent, which you can view here. You can also sign up to receive the daily devotional via email.

HFNY's 40 Days of Hope: Hope for New York wants to help supporters connect more meaningfully with the rhythms and practices of our faith, to understand what it means to love and give in service of others. They've created this "40 Days of Hope" Lenten calendar, filled with simple and creative activities that encourage you to Pray, Serve, and Give.