Welcome to St. Luke’s Cathedral

St. Luke’s is part of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement in Portland
and the chief mission church for the diocese of Maine.

We are both a warm congregation and a house of prayer for all people.
We welcome visitors from all over the world.

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.

We are a community of faith with ancient worship and contemporary thought,

Catholic traditions, and progressive theology,

a Biblical perspective for thinking people, a respect for reason, science, and

diversity of perspective, compassion and care for the wider community and one another, and

a commitment to radical welcome and inclusion…

all modeled on the Kingdom of God that Jesus proclaimed.

Whoever you are and wherever you may be in your journey through life, we welcome you!

This Week:

Announcements:

Please welcome organist Harold Stover who is filling in for Albert while he is away during the month of August.  After serving churches in New York City and Portland, Harold now maintains an active free-lance career as organist, conductor, and composer. He is the conductor of Renaissance Voices, a cappella chorus based in Portland, specializing in music from the medieval period through the 17th century.  A widely performed composer, he plays three of his compositions in today’s service. He enjoys worshipping at St. Luke’s when not professionally engaged elsewhere.

The Explorers meet in the Chapter Room from 8:45 ’til 9:45 am on Sundays.  We’ll be reviewing the demands of the Vocatus Deus and how one is to answer this requirement of the soul.  We’ll also be discussing Chapter nine.  New members are always welcome.

Today is our day to serve at St. Luke’s Soup Kitchen.  We are at Preble Street until 1 pm today, if you would like to come over and lend a hand.

Healing Team:  There will be no Team members scheduled through the four (4) Sundays in August or the first Sunday in Sept.  We will return on Sunday, Sept. 10th.

Creation Care:  Did you know nearly 70% of commercial fishing grounds are depleted or recovering from overfishing (Source: UN Food and Agriculture Organization)?   Before ordering seafood, reach for your Seafood Watch pocket guide: www.seafoodwatch.org which will give you the ‘red’ light or ‘green’ when deciding what to choose. (Tip provided by www.greenfaith.org). St. Lukan Sarah Braik avoids this dilemma altogether by employing a vegan diet. All are invited to join the creation care team at their monthly meeting.  We’ll gather this morning at 11:30 am in the upper parish hall.

Upcoming Featured Events

September 9:         Camp out at the Cathedral!  Students in grades 6-12 are invited to spend the night at the Cathedral on Saturday, September 9.  Dinner and breakfast will be provided.  Let Jon Radtke know if you would like to be part of the fun.

September 10:      Sunday School/Youth Programs begin *

                                    The Cathedral Choir returns

 

*Ecumenical Youth Group:  Would you like to meet other area teens for periodic fellowship and fun?  An Ecumenical youth group has formed between Woodfords, Trinity, HopeGateWay and All Saints (a small congregation whose members are mostly from Sudan that meets at Trinity).  and youth from St. Luke’s have been invited to join in the fun.   I had a great meeting with Katie Holicky, who is the youth group leader and feel really excited about participating in this new interdenomenational venture.  Give me a shout if you’re interested and we’ll connect with the others by having a gathering here at St Luke’s! Jon Radtke

September 17:      Welcome Home Dean Shambaugh!

September 24:      Time & Talent Search (Information Fair)*

*Time and Talent: The creativity and enthusiasm of this congregation are remarkable. Did you know there are already nearly 40 different ministries, projects and committees at work in this Cathedral, and ideas for more?  This fall, you will have the opportunity to join in.  One component of our Stewardship campaign this year will be a Time and Talent solicitation.  We will ask you to support the Cathedral financially, of course, but also in ways to help make St. Luke’s what you want it to be.  Stay tuned. Dan McDonald

Please check out the upcoming events on our calendar. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Worship

Spiritual Education

Prayer & Care

In Contribution

Community Outreach

Connection & Fellowship

What people say about St Luke’s…

“A welcoming space. You can come as you are.”

“Strong church school and youth programs.”

“Strong sense of social justice through action.”

“The Dean believes in preaching with a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other.”

“The tradition is grounding and comforting.”

“Musical excellence.”

“People take on leadership roles because they want to serve.”

“This is a place where God is.”