Announcements-August 6, 2017


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 freelance 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.  He enjoys worshipping at St. Luke’s when not professionally engaged elsewhere.

The Flowers on the Altar are given to the Glory of God and in celebration of the marriage of Emma Moody and Bobby Collins who were married here yesterday.

Our New Website is “Live”:  The same address with a new look – www.stlukesportland .org.  Take a look and let us know what you think!


The Third Annual CascoBay UkeFest sponsored by St. Luke’s Cathedral is now part of St. Luke’s history! And it was memorable. What a fantastic day 100’s of folks all had in the Nave of St. Luke’s on Saturday, July 29.  During the day, we raised more than $1,000 to be donated to the St. Luke’s Food Pantry.  Two morning workshops were led by the amazingly talented Stuart Fuchs. And if that wasn’t enough, Stuart put on a beautiful concert at noon that had folks swooning.  And then ukulele groups from all over Maine performed and led the audience in strumming and singing rousing songs, the final one being “This Land Is Your Land” with the last line being “This land was made for you and me”. For all of us.  Ukuleles heal the world. Thank you, all the volunteers who made it all possible.

The Explorers have reached Marker 6 in Hollis’ Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life.  The trail is getting steeper and we need to stop more often, but the peak is visible in the distance.  Our guide assures us the view is worth the effort.  And we’ll be continuing the journey down using routes we didn’t travel in climbing up.  Join us on Sunday mornings from 8:45 ‘till 9:45 in the Chapter Room.  Climbing aides and maps are available in the Chapter Room.

Fresh Flowers & GreenerySymbolic of the Resurrection:  What a fun way to celebrate or honor: in thanksgiving, a birthday, an anniversary, a memorial while uplifting the elegant nave we gather in for worship.  The flower guild would be delighted to create a fresh flower arrangement that works within your budget.  We invite you to sign up on the flower chart on the bulletin board between the nave and the upper parish hall.  The flower guild will then contact you regarding any preferences you may have.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.  Muffie Fernald, Chair

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: All are invited to join the creation care team at their monthly meeting.  We’ll gather on August 20 at 11:30am 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