Living Stones Capital Campaign Update
exterior in spring
The campaign pledges to date (including the sale of the deanery) total $1,717,067 and the amount collected to date totals $1,227,953. The balance of individual pledges to be collected totals $494,339.
The second installment of our pledge to Camp Bishopswood has been fulfilled.
Pledge payments that are on schedule or ahead of schedule help with cash flow and planning.
Thank you!
For those who have not yet contributed to the campaign, please know that It is not too late!
Now that the restoration of the Rose Window has been completed, along with significant structural repairs to the interior and exterior of the building, we are pleased to report that Phase 2 of the Living Stones Campaign to improve our cathedral is underway.
The Vestry has unanimously approved two recommendations from the Buildings and Grounds Committee to begin the next phase of improvements:
  •        To repair and restore the two lancet windows on the East wall (these windows appear beneath the Rose Window on each side of the reredos). The stained glass is in great need of repair and the wooden framing surrounding the windows is rotting and in need of replacement. This work will complete the structural repairs currently needed on the East wall. A generous grant from the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust will cover a portion of the costs of these repairs.
  •        To install pew cushions in the nave and chapel pews. These custom cushions will significantly enhance the St. Luke's experience for all visitors - parishioners, concert and event attendees, wedding and funeral attendees, etc. by making our pews more comfortable and making our space more welcoming. The cushions are manufactured with special foam that has very low sound absorption in order to minimize any impacts on the acoustics within the building.
Repairs to the lancet windows and installation of the pew cushions will occur in the coming months. 
Plans for the kitchen renovation are currently under the review of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. Quotes have been obtained for various pieces of major equipment including refrigeration, range, and ventilation hood installation.
Please do not hesitate to be in touch with either of us with questions, or if you would like to make a contribution to the Living Stones Campaign. Read more of the
With continued thanks for your generosity and support,
Claire Hammen and John Watson
Capital Campaign Co-chairs


Kate Beever to Perform
at Twilight in the Chapel
Our Twilight in the Chapel service this Sunday evening will feature the amazing musician Kate Beever on solo vibraphone.

Ms. Beever studied classical percussion at the USM School of Music and then earned her Master's degree  in Music Psychotherapy from New York University. She runs Maine Music & Health, where she works with clients of all ages with cancer, brain injury, depression, developmental disabilities, and dementia. She also keeps an active performing schedule as a pianist and percussionist.
 J oin us at 5:15 on June 4 for this wonderful close to your weekend.
Church Picnic Sunday, June 11
Join us on Sunday, June 11 immediately following the 10:00 service. The cookout will be in the front circle weather permitting or in the lower hall in case of rain. We'll provide beverages and items to grill, please bring a side to share.

Save the Date!
St. Mary Schola at St. Luke's June 13
June 1, 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 Explorers are beginning the journey of a lifetime. Our guide through the mysteries of the self is Dr. James Hollis, Jungian Analyst and author of Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life (Bantam Books, 2005, available through Amazon Books for $2.75 plus S&H.)  We are reading Chapter One.We meet every Sunday in the Chapter Room at 8:45 am.
The Tuesday Bible Study and brown bag lunch continues each week after the 12:10 service.

Pentecost Sunday
Join us this Sunday, June 4 for a service of Pentecost where we hear the Gospel read simultaneously in many "tongues" or languages.  This week we also celebrate a baptism and recognize our graduating high school seniors and thank the hardworking members of our Cathedral Choir.  Don't miss this special service!

Choral Evensong
Our last Choral Evensong of the season is this Sunday, June 4 at 4pm. 
The Artist's Way - Sign up Now!
The Artist's Way is a spiritual program to unlock our creativity based on Julia Cameron's book. This group will meet weekly, beginning on Monday June 12 to share our experience and thoughts on each week's readings and activities. Monday afternoons, 4:30-6:00 in the Oratory. To sign up for this course, please contact Linda Carleton,

Help for the Hugo-Vidals
As you might know, St. Luke's parishioner Ross Hugo-Vidal is ill .  If you would like to help the family with meals, chores etc., please contact Lynne in the parish office.  She will help you connect to Lotsa Helping Hands, a site dedicated to coordinating volunteers.