Announcements for June 11, 2017

Annual Church Picnic: Join us immediately following the 10:00 service today for our annual picnic.  The cookout will be in the front circle weather permitting or in the lower hall in case of rain.  We’ll provide beverages and items to grill, please bring a side to share.

Twilight in the Chapel:  We welcome musician Sorcha Cribben-Merrill to our service today.  Please join us at 5:15pm for this contemplative service featuring  Sorcha’s  stirring folk-blues-soul music. steepin folk, blues, jazz and soul and performs with


Coffee Hour Update:  A special thanks to our Coffee Hour Hosts for volunteering their time and energy for this important ministry.  It is greatly appreciated.  We also want to thank the many Ministries for providing the refreshments.  It has been a wonderful season and we look forward to working together again.  Coffee Hour will resume after Labor Day. Enjoy the summer!  Thanks, Tom, Marlee and Margo Hill

In the Explorers’ group the brave of heart and the weary of soul consider living the demands of a meaning-full life.  What might it mean to be found of oneself?  Who have I been and didn’t know it? Where is the Self, and is it the same as the soul? What are my multiple names, and where do the life and teachings of Jesus, the Christ, fit in?  We’re reading for a structural context for these questions chapters one and two of James Hollis’s  Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Bantam Books,  2005, New York.  Available through Amazon Books, used, for $2.75.  Bob Hanson, Analytical Psychologist and former Episcopal priest, is facilitating the sessions.  All are welcome to these summer Sunday 8:45 am discussions.  We meet in the Chapter Room.  Call if you wish more information at 808 9897.

Creation Care:  Did you know the United Nations estimates that by 2050 there will be more refugees from climate change than from war?  To fight climate change and reduce your carbon footprint (and your energy bills), complete a home energy audit:  (Tip provided by St. Lukan Marby Payson made energy efficiency a top priority when she downsized her home. She chose a condo in an energy efficient building and makes her own carbon footprint even smaller by using low energy lighting.

Save the Date

The Artist’s Way is a spiritual program to unlock our creativity based on Julia Cameron’s book. This group will meet weekly, beginning on Monday June 12 to share our experience and thoughts on each week’s readings and activities. Monday afternoons, 4:30-6:00 in the Oratory.  To sign up for this course, please contact Linda Carleton,

Sanctuary Movement:  There will be meeting on Monday, June 12 for anyone interested in learning more about the  sanctuary movement in Maine and talking about ways members of Saint Luke’s might contribute to it. 6:30-8:00 in the Oratory. For more information contact Linda Carleton at

Kneelers/Knitters Year-End Celebration:  Members of the kneelers and knitters ( & spouses) are invited to our annual potluck luncheon on Tuesday, June 13 from 11-1 in the upper parish hall. Please bring a salad, main dish or dessert. Hot and cold drinks will be provided as well as paper products. FMI Jeri Edgar, 799-3061

St. Mary Schola will perform “A Musical Banquet” at St. Luke’s on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm.  (Pre-concert talk at 7:00pm).  Tickets are $20 at the door, students free of charge.

Holiday Fair Meeting: We are having our monthly Holiday Fair meeting on Tuesday, June 20th from 6-8 pm in the upper hall. Please join us during this important planning stage.  

Pride Parade, June 17:  The St. Luke’s contingency will join with SAGE Maine to march in this year’s Pride Parade.  The parade begins at noon – participants will gather at 11:30 – exact location to be determined.

Book Signing:  Linda Carleton is launching her novel “Elmina’s Fire” here at Saint Luke’s on Thursday, June 22, from 6-7 pm in the Chapel. It is written as the spiritual memoir of a young women wrestling with the conflicting beliefs of the medieval Church and the gnostic Cathars, her complicity in the horror of the Albigensian Crusade, and her own demons. Linda will talk about the period and how she came to write her book, read a few excerpts, and sign books for anyone who would like to get one. There will be refreshments and medieval music.