Why do I volunteer at St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry? A testimonial by Martha Parshley

November 11, 2022

Written by Martha Parshley, A St. Luke’s Parishioner and a St. Elizabeth’s Volunteer I have been volunteering at St. E’s since I retired. That makes it ten years now. Highlighting the Pantry for St. Luke’s has made me think about why I have been so committed to this service. What keeps me coming back. I […]

Why St. E’s: A Testimonial by Elizabeth Byrd Wood

November 11, 2022

A Testimonial by Elizabeth Byrd Wood, A St. Luke’s Parishioner and St. Elizabeth’s Volunteer I am a believer in “ant power.” Just like an ant colony, a collective effort by many people can bring about change.  As individuals, we can’t solve the problems of poverty, food insecurity, or homelessness single-handedly.  But by joining forces with others, we […]

Tuesday Mornings: A Testimonial by Gus Goodwin

November 11, 2022

Tuesday Mornings A Testimonial by Gus Goodwin, A St. Luke’s Parishioner and St. Elizabeth’s Volunteer Carmen, Christine, Sunday, Sarah, Christo, Lionel and Anthony are some of the names that I know. There are many more who I don’t know by name, but do know their faces. Week after week they come to St E’s in […]

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 […]

Stewardship Campaign 2023

October 27, 2022

Greetings from your Stewardship Committee! It’s fall, St. Luke’s has had its Start Up Sunday, and a new school year has begun. That means we look ahead to the beginning of a new annual Stewardship Campaign for St. Luke’s Cathedral for 2023. This Campaign is an essential part of maintaining St. Luke’s financial health and enables it […]

PPEAT Eco-Tips

October 27, 2022

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act offers a number of initiatives for changing from fossil fuel usage to electricity and renewable energy. The website  www.rewiringamerica.org is an excellent guide to these federal incentives. In addition to these federal opportunities, Efficiency Maine gives rebates for insulation, heat pump installation, and electric as well as hybrid vehicles. See www.efficiencymaine.com […]

Try on the Cathedral Choir!

October 27, 2022

Are you interested in participating in weekly worship through music? Consider joining our cathedral choir! Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 7-9 PM, in the choir room in the undercroft. Enter through the doors off the parking lot (from Park St.). Fear not: Showing up does NOT oblige you to commit to a life of […]

St. Teresa of Avila

October 12, 2022

At our Tuesday service this week, we remembered St Teresa of Avila, in whose memory the Howard Gift was given and the Labyrinth was dedicated. Born in 1515, Teresa was a Carmelite nun, a mystic and author of spiritual classics, and the first woman to be declared a doctor of the church. A few life […]

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 […]

Global Warming is a Reality. The Situation is not Hopeless.

September 28, 2022

-By Sam Allen, St. Luke’s parishioner and member of Public Policy and Environmental Action Team (PPEAT) For the past three weeks, St. Luke’s has joined churches around the world celebrating the 2022 Season of Creation. We’ve celebrated God’s creation of our earth, its beauty and its diversity of life forms, and we’ve acknowledged that humanity […]