Celebrating Albert Melton
This fall will mark the twentieth anniversary of Albert Melton's arrival at St. Luke's as Cathedral Musician. Our beloved Albert has served faithfully and well, playing the organ, training the Choir and providing music for our worship. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine our church without him! We are grateful for all he does and all he is in our community and feel that we should show our appreciation.
After consulting with Albert, we have come up with the idea of commissioning the composer Alfred Fedak to write a set of evening canticles (Magnificat and Nunc dimittis), to honor Albert's 20-year ministry here at St. Luke's. The music will be performed at an Evensong this fall. The cost for the compositions plus the cost of travel for Mr. Fedak to join us at this special celebration in October will be about $3,000.
We ask you to join us in making this happen. If you would like to participate, you can send your gift to Lynne England in the Cathedral office. Please make a note on your gift that it is for "A. Melton". If you prefer, you may give your donation in person to either of us. Any thoughts or suggestions on how the celebration can be enhanced are also welcome. Thank you in advance for your generosity and we sincerelyhope that you will be there for Albert's celebration in October.
Yours faithfully,
George Cooper,                The Rev. David Illingworth
Senior Warden                   for the Cathedral Choir

Mandala Group Meets Tomorrow
Mandala Journaling as Spiritual Practice will explore Stage 5: Target when we begin to sort out all the "I am/I am nots" that go into forming our identity.
Saturday, May 20, 9:30-11:30 in the Chapter Room. Contact Linda Carleton for more info or just come!

Portland Rossini Club Concert
Sunday, May 21
Join the Rossini Cub for their last concert of this season here at St. Luke's on Sunday at 3:00 pm.

Perfomers will include Flutist Edith Leary, Pianist Derek Herzer, Vocalist Margaret Vishneau,  Pianist Lynne Lennox, Cellist Mathew Nichols and Pianist Leah Neuchiller.  Meet the  performers at a reception which follows the concert
Suggested donation $10/5 seniors (students are admitted free of charge)

Creation Care

Did you know the average American creates 4.5 lbs. of garbage each day (Source: "Story of Stuff"), much of which is food waste? 
Starting an indoor or outdoor compost bin is easy, smell-free, and turns food waste into nutrient-rich soil. 
Learn how easy it is at www.howtocompost.org .  (Tip provided by www.greenfaith.org ).  St. Lukan Sarah Braik reduces her waste by using a local composting service, recycling, avoiding extra packaging and opting for resuable containers. By doing these things, it takes her a month to fill one eight gallon trash bag.

Hank Beebe's Book is Out!
Hank's memoir, entitled "I Chose to Compose, Against the Advice of Just About Everyone", is finally available.  The print edition is at Amazon.com for $20 and the audio book, read by Hank, is available to download at hankbeebe.com for $10.  Happy summer reading or listening! 
Two other items of interest:  The Hank Beebe Song Book, featuring selected songs from Hank's musicals, arranged for singing around the piano, will be ready midsummer.  Have you always wanted to sing "New York from the Air" from Tuscaloosa or "Do Your Job" from Fire Belle?  Whether you sing on the stage or in the shower, you will love this collection of your favorite Hank Beebe show tunes.  A CD of the piano accompaniment will be available for those who prefer to sing around the CD player!

May 19, 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 
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Spiritual Formation 
 for Adults

 The Sunday Morning Explorers 
are beginning a new book: a genuine exploration.   The book, one out of some 23 books Jim Hollis, Ph.D., has written, focuses on the dramatic search for one's true Self. For the next two Sundays we'll be reading Chapter One in Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Gotham Books, Penguin, New York, 2005.   The book's confrontative and shocking sub-title is How to Finally, Really Grow Up. The theme of the book is finding and feeding one's soul. We meet on Sundays from 8:45 'til 9:45 in the Chapter Room. Newcomers are always 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 discussion group
will be going on a summer break after our last meeting on May 24th. Our study topic is Discovering the Developmental influences on the Young Galilean, Jesus of Nazareth. Join us in the chapter room from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.