Reflection on Diocesan Convention from Dean Shambaugh

October 27, 2022

-The Very Rev. Benjamin A. Shambaugh, Dean The Annual Convention of the Diocese of Maine was held last Saturday. Delegates from congregations across the state gathered on zoom to worship, pass resolutions, approve a budget, elect positions, and hear the bishop’s address.  Resolutions were passed on Evangelism, on Deacons, on Indigenous Sovereignty, on repentance for […]

A Christian Life of Faith: Signs and Thresholds Along the Way

October 27, 2022

So much of what we do at St. Luke’s is designed to help others. What about nurturing and exploring our own spiritual lives? What about our questions and struggles of faith, our relationship (or not) with God? Dean Shambaugh is leading a Sunday morning class called “A Christian Life of Faith: Signs and Thresholds Along […]

All Saints Day; November 6th

October 27, 2022

Remembering the Faithful Departed: On November 6, we will pray for all those who have died since All Saints Day last year. If you have a name that you would like printed in the Sunday bulletin, please send it to by Monday, October 31. November 6 is a traditional day for Baptisms. If you are interested, please email Dean Shambaugh. Following the 10:00 service we will […]

St. Luke’s Day, October 16th

October 12, 2022

October 16 is our celebration of St. Luke’s Day. The scriptures mention Luke as a traveling companion of Paul, who referred to him as “my beloved Physician” and today’s letter from Timothy suggests that Luke stayed with Paul to care for him at the end of his life. Tradition says that Luke was also a […]

Spiritual Fitness. Spiritual Readiness. Spiritual Resilience.

October 6, 2022

-Written by the Very Rev. Benjamin A. Shambaugh, Dean of the Cathedral In my role as a United States Coast Guard chaplain, I am responsible for the spiritual fitness, readiness and resilience of the people in my care. You could say the same about my role as a priest. Like physical fitness spiritual fitness helps […]

Living Stones Capital Campaign, Final Report Fall 2022

September 15, 2022

September 2022 The Cathedral Church of St. Luke LIVING STONES Capital Campaign Final Report Fall 2022 The Cathedral’s LIVING STONES Capital Campaign officially wrapped up on December 31st ., 2020, after an amazing five-plus years. We are so grateful to everyone who made very generous donations to the Campaign, as well as to those who […]

Sacred Ground Circle

September 8, 2022

Please join us for a Sacred Ground circle. Sacred Ground is a film and reading based dialog, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, political and regional identity.  We will start our group on Saturday, […]

Starting Up Again Mindfully

August 24, 2022

Starting Up Again Mindfully As we grow closer to the end of summer, I have been fortunate to find several moments for reflection and appreciation for the many opportunities I have experienced to rejuvenate my spirit and slow down.  If you are anything like me, oftentimes life is about the next goal, the next destination, […]

Start Up Sunday

August 23, 2022

We look forward to Sunday, September 11th as we resume our Sunday school, the Cathedral Choir season, and the 5:15 service.  We will kick off the fall with a Ministry Fair on September 11 at 11:30, where all groups, activities and ministries will have a table in the nave, giving you an opportunity to get […]

Calling All Worship Participants

August 18, 2022

Smoke, fire, streamers, and sticks…who wouldn’t want to play with those, especially in church? The Cathedral Church of St. Luke’s has a long tradition of using incense, torches, streamers, banners, processional crosses, and verges (those symbolic “sticks” that the vergers carry). With the retirement of two invaluable head vergers, Thurl Headen and David Savage, we’ve […]

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