The Meaning of Flowers on Mother’s Day

May 1, 2022
Flower Guild Yellow Flowers

Anna Jarvis House established Mother’s Day in honor of her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis, a social activist and founder of Mothers’ Day Work Clubs. She heard her mother pray at the close of her Sunday […]

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Spring Labyrinth & Landscaping Project

April 29, 2022
St. Luke's Labyrinth Construction

The labyrinth installation and planting of the rain gardens in the front churchyard will occur in May. Rain gardens help improve the quality of stormwater runoff by capturing, infiltrating, cleaning, and slowing down the flow […]

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Holding off on the Common Cup until Mother’s Day

April 29, 2022

With Cumberland County at a COVID level of “green,” we have moved to have masks as optional. We had planned to return to using a chalice/common cup during our communion services on May 1. Still, […]

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Help Ukraine through Episcopal Relief and Development

April 29, 2022

Help Ukraine through Episcopal Relief and Development Episcopal Relief & Development supports Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance) as it provides critical assistance to help people affected by violence in Ukraine. Working through ACT member […]

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United Thank Offering Ingathering

April 29, 2022
Cathedral Church of St. Luke

We hope that those who participated in the United Thank Offering (UTO) during the period of Lent found the focus of gratitude to be uplifting. It is now time to bring the UTO blue boxes […]

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Education, Understanding, Equity, and Racial Justice Support Resources

April 29, 2022

The Becoming Beloved Community Committee (BBCC) has compiled a long list of resources for further education, understanding, equity, and racial justice support. At this time, we offer a small but diverse array of websites where […]

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2022 General Convention Start Up

April 27, 2022
General Convention

Every three years, lay and clergy deputies from throughout the Episcopal Church gather for an event known as General Convention. General Convention is the Episcopal Church’s legislative body, a bi-cameral system which holds elections, approves […]

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Accept Your Part in Aiding the Resurrection of this Created World

April 22, 2022
Cathedral Church of St. Luke

The first Earth Day was in 1970, 52 years ago.  It was the beginning of the modern environmental movement in the United States.  I remember our school planting a tree for the occasion.  Little could […]

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2022 Q1 Endowment Committee Updates

April 15, 2022
Cathedral Church of St. Luke

Financial Markets: Financial markets have become more volatile as they adjust to an environment of significantly higher inflation. Inflation pressures have increased steadily in recent years as trade disputes have been followed by pandemic-induced supply […]

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Egeria’s Travels: A Brief History and Overview of Holy Week

April 1, 2022
Cathedral Church of St. Luke

On Egeria’s travels… and our own. (A brief history and overview of Holy Week) In the period between 381 and 384 AD, a woman named Egeria made a remarkable journey from Spain to the Holy […]

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