From The Rev. Samuel Henderson
Priest in Charge
I wanted to take a brief moment to introduce myself to you and tell you how pleased and honored I am to be among you as your priest and pastor while Dean Shambaugh is taking his well-deserved vacation and sabbatical.
We'll be together in this relationship for about five months- long enough so I hope that you will contact me (confidentially if you wish) to discuss any matters that are heavy on your heart. Oftentimes, just letting someone else know what's going on is a beginning of the healing process. 
Once again, I'm here and available to you and I thank you for your trust and support.  I may be reached through the parish office at 772-5434.
The Reverend Samuel Henderson
An Announcement from your Deacon
After a great deal of introspection, I have decided to move back to Cincinnati, my home town. I have had several good talks with our bishop and obviously with Ben. Both understand and give their full support.
I have also been in talks with Dean Gail Greenwell, of Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, and I will most likely be joining her staff in the fall. I will continue all my church duties here at St. Luke's until my surgery on May 19, for the replacement of my other knee. I will be recuperating for about a month and I will return to my duties at St. Luke's on Sunday June 18. During this period my Sunday responsibilities will be taken over by Rev. Alice Goshorn. I will then stay and wrap things up with my last Sunday being July 2.  This is a sad, difficult and exciting time for me. I thank you in advance for your support of my decision. I thank you also for all your friendship and love over the years. Dick
Don't Forget to bring your UTO Offering t his Sunday
Our UTO offerings go to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion world-wide. St. Luke's was a recipient of one of their grants to help us build the school in Haiti. Thank you for your generosity.

Twilight in the Chapel
Please join us in Emmanuel Chapel on Sunday evenings at 5:15 for Twilight in the Chapel.
We gather in the intimate setting of the candle lit chapel for a casual, contemporary, and contemplative Eucharist service accompanied by live music provided by local musicians. The Twilight service is a time for worship and renewal as the weekend draws to a close and the new week begins.

Sunday, April 23 will feature the music of
Michael Katz on guitar and on April 30 we present "Sisters in Song" a group of talented singers from the Conservatory of Music. 
Indivisible Dinner , May 4
  A potluck dinner for fellowship during these difficult political times. Leaders and would-be leaders, representatives of diverse groups for social justice and environmental concerns please join us. We'll gather from 6-8 pm in the lower parish hall.
Maine Walks for Haiti
Join St. Luke's and Konbit Sante on May 13 for Maine Walks for Haiti. This is a 5K walk/run around Back Cove in Portland to benefit the St. Simon/St. Jude School in Duny, Haiti. Register at or the day of the race. For more information, contact Meredith Cough at 775-0181 or

April 21, 2017
Weekly Child Care:
Our nursery (adjacent to the Upper Parish Hall) is available for children 4 years old and under from 9:45 am to 11:45 am on Sundays.

Sunday School for pre-K-5th grade is from 9:45 to 10:30 (with the children rejoining their parents at the Peace). Swing by any time after 9:45.

Youth Group for middle and high schoolers is from 11:30-12:30 every week. .  All young people in grades 6-12 are invited to attend.

Worship Schedule
 7:30 am (Chapel) 
 10:00am (Nave)
  5:15 pm Twilight in the Chapel

Our  Sunday 10 am services are livestreamed on our website.

Remember, the office is closed on Mondays. 

12:10 pm: (Chapel)

2nd and 4th Wednesdays
5:45 pm: Taize Service in Emmanuel Chapel 
Quick Links
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Getting Involved in Advocacy at St. Luke's
To learn about the Maine Episcopal Network for Justice or the Faith Action Network, contact John Hennessy.

For information about St Lukans participating in local events, contact Liz Parsons

Spiritual Formation 
 for Adults

The Explorers are completing the Bishop Tutu and Dalai Lama volume on Joy. We meet on Sundays from 8:45 to 9:45 am, in the Chapter Room. 
Heart of the Matter explores religious belief through the work of Joseph Campbell.  It's a great place for those seeking new ways of understanding their relationship with their faith. Join us in Classroom 9 on Sundays from 8:45-9:45 am.


The Tuesday Bible Study and brown bag lunch continues each week after the 12:10 service.

The Thursday pm theological study group  meets from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Chapter Room. Dr. Hanson is leading the group through the possible influences on Jesus as he prepared for his messianic ministry in Galilee and Judah. Join us for this discovery process, for an improved understanding of Jesus' understanding of his mission, and for new insights into both the major prophets and Jesus' years of preparation before his last trip to Jerusalem.
Spring Training, April 29
Gather with Bishop Steve Lane and Episcopalians from across the diocese for a day of learning, sharing, and growth. A church leader? A clergy person? Someone interested in spiritual growth or community outreach? 
With 20 workshops to choose from, you'll find what you're looking for. There's no cost for this event, which will be held at St. Paul's Church and the public library in Brunswick.  See details here