From Karin Draper
The Haiti Committee
 
 
In late February Wisly Clairis the school director of St. Simon and St. Jude married his long-time sweetheart. He asked me to come down for the wedding and to be the couple's godmother, a tradition in the Caribbean. Bill Slack, another member of the St. Luke's Haiti committee came too.  While there, we visited the school and interacted with the students.  We met with the teachers after school. We prepared a newsletter with photographs and their stories to share with you next week! 

An important fundraiser for our partnership is the Maine Walks With Haiti event on May 13, 2017. It will be held at the Back Cove park on Baxter Boulevard again this year.  Participants can choose to run or walk around the cove to raise money, or just linger around the park to watch the performers. There will be live music, food, and the Gym Dandies will be there again with their unicycle performance. 

Registration for the events will begin at 8:30 am.  Runners will begin at 10:00 and the walkers will begin after them.  The event lasts until 12:30, so come down and spend a great morning with us! For more information, call me (Karin Draper) at 650-8969.
 
Karin Draper
Rossini Club Concert This Sunday
The Portland Rossini Club will hold it's April Concert on Sunday, April 30 at 3:00 pm at St. Luke's Cathedral.
A reception will follow the concert. Suggested donation $10/$5 seniors. Students free.   www.rossiniclub.org

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. This service is a time for worship and renewal as the weekend draws to a close and the new week begins.
 
"Sisters In Song", a group of talented singers from the Portland Conservatory of Music, under the direction of Carolyn Paulin, will sing during the 5:15 pm service this Sunday, April 30.  A small reception will follow.
          
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 in the upper hall  from 6-8 pm on Thursday, May 4.
 
Caregivers Support Group
 
The Caregivers Support Group will meet next on Wed. May 3rd, 2017 at 10:30am. We meet in the Oratory Room on the lower level and members can enter by the door next to the parking lot on the lower lever.
 
We meet every other week and we welcome new members. The group is open to spouses, children or friends who are caring for, or have in the past cared for someone with an incapacitating illness. The group is led by Mary Leigh Hanson and Ralph Cordes.
 
Here is an invitation from one of the members: "Gather with friends who have been caregivers in the past or are presently care giving. A listening place to share, learn, discover solutions and find support in care giving Replenish your spirit."

Faithful Advocacy Resource Center
Do you want to know more about some of the issues facing our state legislators in Augusta? Do you want information about those issues to help you develop a faithful approach to advocacy?

Check out our new Advocacy Resource Center located in the lending library in the upper parish hall. You will find useful information like Faith and Citizenship and Policy for Action resources that have been provided by The Episcopal Church, Office of Government Relations and other useful information.

 For more advocacy information contact: John Hennessy at jhennessy@episcopalmaine.org
 
April 28, 2017
Lukulele's Meet Monday, May 1
The Lukuleles will gather in the Upper Parish Hall at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 1, to strum ukuleles, sing joyously, and have lots of fun.
If you've every wanted to learn more about this happy instrument, please come visit this very welcoming and supportive group of beginner and intermediate uke enthusiasts even if you don't yet own a ukulele.  And if you already own a ukulele, wonderful; please come and join in the fun.  
For more information, please contact Lee Urban at  thelukuleles@gmail.com.

 
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
Sundays
  
 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. 
 

Tuesdays
12:10 pm: (Chapel)

2nd and 4th Wednesdays
5:45 pm: Taize Service in Emmanuel Chapel 
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Spiritual Formation 
 for Adults

The Sunday morning Explorers meet to discuss Humor and Worship, Dr. Hanson's paper on two of the dimensions of relationship with God. Members are also encouraged to bring their nominations of books for future group discussion. We meet from 8:45 to 9:45 in the Chapter Room. All are welcome.
 
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 are jointly reading and discussing Richard Tarnas' elegantly comprehensive and beautifully written The Passion of the Western Mind as background to understanding some of the Hellenic influences on Jesus and the early Church. Complementing Tarnas, pp. 75 - 137. We're simultaneously reading Bertrand Russell's brilliant and wickedly notated The History of Western Philosophy, pp.119 - 158. If you didn't have an opportunity in your earlier education to absorb the high points of Greek thought on the development of Western culture here it is. We meet in the Chapter Room from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. All are welcome.
  
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