The Episcopal Church Declares Evangelism, Racial Reconciliation and Justice, and Environmental Stewardship as a Primary Focus

July 21, 2022

At General Convention, the Episcopal Church took the bold step of declaring Evangelism, Racial Reconciliation and Justice, and Environmental Stewardship as primary areas of focus. More than that, it put its money where its mouth is and framed its budget and day-to-day work around these areas of mission. Imagine trying this on at St. Luke’s. […]

PPEAT: D064 Endorsement

July 21, 2022

General Convention 2022 passed a number of creation care resolutions, including D064 Endorse and Encourage Green Deal Legislation. Among other things, D064 urges “all Episcopalians to advocate for our governments to address environmental and ecological issues, not least the Green New Deal and other associated “Green Deals,” to be defined as “broad and ambitious packages […]

It is a Church that We as a Cathedral are Called to Lead

July 14, 2022

In his opening sermon, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry spoke of a recent survey that showed that 84% of Americans – including those of different faiths and no faith – described Jesus as a spiritual leader worth listening to. Unfortunately, a majority of those surveyed describe the church as hypocritical, racist, misogynist, etc… in other words, […]

Pauli Murray Honored as a Saint of the Episcopal Church

July 12, 2022

“Hope is a song in a weary throat.” (Pauli Murray) On July 1 we honored Pauli Murray as a saint of the Episcopal Church. She is the first African-American Episcopal priest who is also a supporter of civil rights, women’s rights, LBGTQ rights, and poetry.  “Her throat may have been weary, but she kept on […]

Go Plastic Free in July

July 6, 2022

Summer can often be a time of using disposable plastics for picnics, gatherings outings, etc. To reduce single-use plastics, One Climate Future is holding a plastic-free July incentive. You can sign a pledge to be plastic-free for the month and will receive weekly e-mails sharing prompts and ideas to go plastic-free. By participating, you will […]

Food Pantry Friend Gives Back to the Community

June 29, 2022

  Elias Antonio arrived in Portland several years ago with his family from Angola. He would come by the Food Pantry and help translate for his family and others. Elias is now a student at Southern Maine Community College and works part-time at the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine which recently started a […]

“A Note of Gratitude” from Lynne England

June 29, 2022

  Dear Friends, I want to thank you all for your cards, visits, calls, emails, and generous gifts as I retire from my position as your parish administrator. This has been so much more than a job – as the years have passed, we have shared our joys and sorrows and you have become family […]

Food Pantry Seeks Egg Cartons, Please Help

June 27, 2022

St. Luke’s Food Pantry is requesting egg cartons. Occasionally our Food Pantry receives donated eggs in flats and must be repackaged into one-dozen cartons. Please leave your donated egg cartons outside the Food Pantry. If you would like to donate directly to the Food Pantry, you may do that by check or online. Please view […]

3 St. Luke’s Organists to perform in Lewiston Noontime Concert Series

June 23, 2022

Harold Stover, Randy Mullin, and Ray Cornils will be among the organists playing in the annual Noonday Organ Concert Series at the Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul are in Lewiston this summer. Beginning on Wednesday, July 6, six well-known local organists will present 40-minute concerts on the great 1938 Casavant organ, Maine’s largest church […]

A Letter from Avery Schott, St. Luke’s New Parish Administrator

June 23, 2022

Hello to the Cathedral of St. Luke Community, My name is Avery Schott and I have the absolute privilege to serve as your new parish administrator. Lynne England has left behind a true legacy of grace, hard work, kindness, and commitment to this wonderful place. I hope that I can continue upon the strong foundation […]