Announcements May 14, 2017

The Sunday Morning Explorers will be deciding the next book to be read.  We will also be discussing Dr. Hanson’s paper on worship. Newcomers are always welcome.  We meet in the Chapter Room from 8:45 ’til 9:45 am.

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 discussion group will be discussing St. Augustine’s ideas on evil, time and the pre- selection of those to be redeemed.  Join us for a better understanding of how these key ideas became doctrinal issues.  In Tarnas read pages 148 – 165, and Russell pages 334 – 374.

The Haiti Partnership committee invites you to read our spring newsletter which will introduce you to the teaching staff at the St. Simon/St. Jude in Haiti.  We bring awareness to our work in Duny by joining Maine Walks for Haiti Saturday, May 13 and ask that you to consider making a donation to support teacher salaries at the school.  Donations can be made at our secure site set up through St. Luke’s, https://www.razoo.com/story/Duny-School-Building-Campaign  or directly to the office.  We thank you for your continued generous support.

Mandala Journaling as Spiritual Practice will explore Stage 5: Target when we begin to sort out all the “I am/I am nots” that go into forming our identity.  Saturday, May 20, 9:30-11:30 in the Chapter Room. Contact Linda Carleton for more info or just come!

Creation Care: Did you know the average American creates 4.5 lbs. of garbage each day (Source: “Story of Stuff”), much of which is food waste?  Starting an indoor or outdoor compost bin is easy, smell-free, and turns food waste into nutrient-rich soil.  Learn how easy it is at: www.howtocompost.org .  (Tip provided by www.greenfaith.org ).  St. Lukan Sarah Braik reduces her waste by using a local composting service, recycling, avoiding extra packaging and opting for reusable containers. By doing these things, it takes her a month to fill one eight gallon trash bag.

150th Anniversary Committee: Interested in helping with plans to celebrate St. Luke’s 150th year? See George Cooper.

Would you like to write an E-pistle cover letter?  While the dean is gone on Sabbatical, the e-pistle cover letters will be written by staff and volunteers. This is a great way to highlight a program or ministry or share a theological reflection. Submissions should under 400 words and sent to Lynne England (office@cathedralofstluke.org). Items will be chosen by cathedral staff at the Thursday morning staff meeting.