Announcements April 30, 2017

The Sunday morning Explorers meet to discuss Humor and Worship, Dr. Hanson’s paper on two of  the dimensions of relationship with God.  Members are also encouraged to bring their nominations of books for future group discussion.  We meet from 8:45 to 9:45 in the Chapter Room.  All are welcome.

Heart of the Matter explores religious belief through the work of Joseph Campbell.  It’s a great place for those seeking new ways of understanding their relationship with their faith. Join us in Classroom 9 on Sundays from 8:45-9:45 am.

Weekday Services: Our Taizé service, composed of candlelight, icons, short readings, intervals of silence and contemplative chants is held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 5:30pm in Emmanuel Chapel.  The Tuesday Bible Study and brown bag lunch continues each week after the 12:10 service.

 The Thursday pm Theological Study group are jointly reading and discussing Richard Tarnas’ elegantly comprehensive and beautifully written The Passion of the Western Mind as background to understanding some of the Hellenic influences on Jesus and the early Church.  Complementing Tarnas, pp. 75 – 137.  We’re simultaneously reading Bertrand Russell’s brilliant and wickedly notated The History of Western Philosophy, pp.119 – 158.  We meet in the Chapter Room from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  All are welcome.

Rossini Concert Today: Join us at 3:00 pm this afternoon for the April concert of the Portland Rossini Club.  Suggested donation $10/$5 seniors. (students admitted free of charge).

A tisket …   a tasket …We ‘re introducing baskets! The Holiday Fair will have a gift basket table and we need your help.  Please bring in your small to medium size (approx. 8 – 10” wide, 6” deep) baskets with handles. Imagine them wrapped in cellophane, tied with a beautiful ribbon and filled for Hostess, Little Girl or Teacher gifts.    Drop them at the “Fair Table” in the Upper Hall today and also May 7th.

Twilight In the Chapel: Please join us in Emmanuel Chapel on Sunday evenings at 5:15 for Twilight in the Chapel.  We gather in the intimate setting of the candle lit chapel for a casual, contemporary, and contemplative Eucharist service accompanied by live music provided by local musicians. “Sisters In Song”, a group of talented singers from the Portland Conservatory of Music, under the direction of Carolyn Paulin, will sing during the 5:15pm service today.  A small reception will follow.

The Lukuleles – Monday, May 1: The Lukuleles will gather in the Upper Parish Hall at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 1, to strum ukuleles, sing joyously, and have lots of fun.  For more information, please contact Lee Urban at All are welcome.

Indivisible Dinner May 4:  A potluck dinner for fellowship during these difficult political times. Leaders and would-be leaders, representatives of diverse groups for social justice and environmental concerns please join us. We’ll gather from 6-8 pm in the lower parish hall.

A Regional Service of Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation will be held here at 4:00 on May 7.  Please note that there will be NO 5:15 Twilight in the Chapel Service that day.

Maine Walks for Haiti, May 13:  Join St. Luke’s and Konbit Sante on May 13 for Maine Walks for Haiti.  This is a 5K walk/run around Back Cove in Portland to benefit the St. Simon/St. Jude School in Duny, Haiti.  Register at or the day of the race.  FMI,

Faithful Advocacy Resource Center – Do you want to know more about some of the issues facing our state legislators in Augusta? Do you want information about those issues to help you develop a faithful approach to advocacy? Check out our new Advocacy Resource Center located in the lending library in the upper parish hall. You will find useful information like Faith and Citizenship and Policy for Action resources that have been provided by The Episcopal Church, Office of Government Relations and other useful information. For more information contact: John Hennessy at