Welcome to St. Luke's Cathedral

Thank you for visiting our website and welcome to St. Luke's Cathedral in Portland, a vibrant and exciting city on the beautiful coast of Maine.  If you are looking for a new spiritual home or are just "visiting", we welcome you!

All our services are now LIVE STREAMED.To view our Sunday morning and other bulletins, click HERE. 
 

Update from Haiti. The newest Haiti Newsletter can be found here! Photos have been posted in e-flashes and the cathedral facebook page. While the old school and church building in Duny has suffered enormous damage, the new school has survived. To help Haiti, please continue to bring quarters for the school food program.

Who we are

See the Presiding Bishop's video for a wonderful answer to what it means to be part of the Jesus movement.

What is the Episcopal Church? Check out "I am an Episcopalian" at Episcopal Church's website and "10 things I wish everyone knew about the Episcopal Church." What is St. Luke's?  St. Luke's is a cathedral - a place of worship, prayer, spiritual formation, and care that serves and transforms the city of Portland and the Diocese of Maine. It is a center of learning and compassion and growth, a beacon of hope and light and place of gathering that welcomes all people and then sends them out to be and build the Kingdom of God. It a place firmly grounded in the past, active in the present, and on the cutting edge of the future, with a spirituality formed in ancient practices and a theology from modern faith. It is also a church, a community of people who come together for comfort and spiritual growth, for times of joy and times of sorrow, and for healing and for hope. It is a thin place - a place where people can experience the holy in the sacraments in one another, where they discover who they are and whose they are, and where through the grace of Jesus Christ they can experience forgiveness, reconciliation and new life. We who call St. Luke's home believe in this place. We believe that people can find God and be empowered by God in this place. We believe this can happen to you and invite you to join us on the next step of your spiritual journey.

St. Luke's Mission

As a "believe out loud" community, St. Luke's shares in the Episcopal Church's mission "to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Jesus Christ."  As a cathedral, St. Luke's is the seat of the bishop and the chief mission church of the Diocese and people of Maine.  As a congregation, St. Luke's continues in its 143 year tradition of reaching out to the city and people of greater Portland. The Cathedral Church of St. Luke is proud to be part of the 2 million member Episcopal Church USA and the 85 million member world-wide Anglican Communion. 

 

Martin Luther King Weekend Teach-in on Homelessness: Please join us for a very special gathering after the 10:00 service on the 15 to hear about our neighbors in Portland who are experiencing homelessness. Learn what is the best thing we can do when we encounter a homeless person asking for help. Find out what we can do ourselves to end homelessness. St. Luke’s is proud to partner with the Maine Episcopal Network for Justice and Preble Street Faith Action Network to provide you with ways to get involved in the community.  Jan Bindas-Tenney, Advocacy Director for Preble Street, Rev. Dr. James Gertmenian, Former Chair of the Commission for ending homelessness in Minneapolis, MN and Members of Homeless Voices for Justice, people who have formerly or are currently experiencing homelessness, will be here to help us learn and grow.

Guest Preacher on January 15: The Rev. Dr. James Gertmenian served pastorates in New York and Connecticut until 1996 when he was called as Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational Church in downtown Minneapolis.   He served this 2000 member congregation until 2015, when he retired and moved to Cumberland, Maine.   With the Plymouth Church congregation in 1999, Jim founded Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, an organization that, by 2016, has developed over $100 million in housing, much of which serves formerly homeless youth and adults. Jim also co-chaired, with Minneapolis' Mayor, an 80 person commission that developed at 10-year comprehensive plan for ending chronic homelessness in the city. He has received awards for his work in social justice and interfaith relations.   Jim is a hymn writer, and a number of his works appear in various denominational hymnals in the United States and Canada. The family has summered on Great Cranberry Island for nearly forty years. With Dean Shambaugh, Jim is a co-founder of the Preble Street Faith Advocacy Network.

 

Believe out Loud

 

 

Upcoming Event Highlights

Sun, Jan 22, 11:00 AM:
Youth Group After 10am Service
Sun, Jan 22, 11:30 AM:
Budget Presentation
Sun, Jan 29, 11:00 AM:
Youth Group After 10am Service
Sun, Jan 29, 11:30 AM:
Annual Meeting
Sun, Feb 5, 11:00 AM:
Youth Group After 10am Service
Sun, Feb 12, 11:00 AM:
Youth Group After 10am Service

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