E-Pistle of Thursday, October 27th, 2022

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Reflections of the Week 

From Dean Shambaugh,

The Annual Convention of the Diocese of Maine was held last Saturday. Delegates from congregations across the state gathered on zoom to worship, pass resolutions, approve a budget, elect positions, and hear the bishop’s address. Resolutions were passed on Evangelism, on Deacons, on Indigenous Sovereignty, on repentance for Native American Schools, and more.

Read Full Reflection Here

St. Luke's Community Announcements

All Saints and All Souls Day

Sunday November 6th | 10:00 a.m.

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: The Parish Office

  • We will be taking a new parish wide photo that day following the 10:00 am service.
  • If interested in baptism please contact a member of the clergy
  • Choral Evensong will happen at 4pm including a dedication of the Living Stones Plaque
  • If you have a name that you would like printed in the Sunday bulletin, please send it to the Parish Office by Monday, October 31st
Learn more about the Details of All Saints and All Souls Day 

Stewardship and Giving

There are many wonderful reasons to give at St. Luke's during our stewardship season.

We need your help and continued support to be successful as a whole church body!

Read Recent Testimonials on Our Blog

Outreach Committee 

There will be an Outreach Committee meeting after church in the chapter room following the 10:00 am service. All are welcome, including new volunteers!

Events at St. Luke's

St. Luke's and

Community Blood Drive

Friday October 28th| 9am-2pm

Location: The Lower Hall

Contact: Jamie Cough

Please join us tomorrow in the lower hall to give blood! We need your help to make this successful and to impact the lives of those who can use life-saving blood. 

Learn how you can give blood or volunteer

St. Luke's Trunk or Treat

Saturday October 29th | 2 p.m.

Location: 134 Park Street, Portland, ME 04201

Contact: Sarah Dowling

Join us this Saturday for a time of fun with the whole family! 

Costumes, candy, cornhole, and carving of pumpkins! What's not to love?

Learn more about event details and how you can help. 

St. Luke's Holiday Fair

(Part of the State Street Stroll)

Saturday, November 12th | 9am-3pm

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: Dawn Brennan-Daly

Come and bring your friends and neighbors!

Enjoy a lunch at our cafe and browse these featured booths: 

  • Treasures & Collectibles 
  • Silent Auction
  • Toys & Games
  • Home & Garden
  • Fresh Greens & Holly
  • Holiday Bakery
  • Hand-Made Woolens, Quilts, Jams & Jellies and More!

All proceeds benefit St. Luke's Service Programs.

Learn how you can help with the fair

St. Luke's Community Supper

November 17th | 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: The Lower Hall

Contact: Dawn Brennan-Daly

  • Thanksgiving Community Supper
  • $5.00/ adult
Learn about supper details and how you can get involved

How to Get Involved at St. Luke's

St. Elizabeth's Toothpaste Drive

Concludes: November 15th

Location: Basket Located inside the Nave by the columns

Contact: The Parish Office

Toothpaste collection ongoing in collaboration with other parishes across the Diocese. 

-Every tube donated makes a difference! 

Learn Details of how to donate 

St. Elizabeth's Winter Coat and Boot  Drive

Contact: Martha Parshley

Winter coats continue to be donated! We need your help to keep our neighbors warm this winter!

  • Donate coats on Tuesdays from 8:30-11 am during pantry hours
  • Drop off donations at the lower hall entrance in the blue bin
Learn about full details and how you can donate

Greater Portland Family Promise Seeks Volunteers


Mary Linneman

Connie Bingham

Lynne England

  • Collecting and storing household furniture and goods
  • Assisting families move into new housing in Portland
Learn about how you can get involved with GPFP

Buy a Hannaford Bag and Support the St. Luke's Food Pantry

  • We are participating in the Hannaford Bag Tag Program
  • Purchase a $2.50 reusable Community or Fight Hunger Bag at any Hannaford Store and use the attached giving tag to direct a 1$ donation to our pantry!
Learn about how you can help the St. Luke's Food Pantry

A Christian Life of Faith:

Signs and Thresholds Along the Way

Sunday Mornings| 9am-10am

Location: The Chapter Room

Contact: Dean Shambaugh

So much of what we do at St. Luke’s is designed to help others. What about nurturing and exploring our own spiritual lives? What about our questions and struggles of faith, our relationship (or not) with God? 

  • Lead by Dean Shambaugh
  • All are Welcome
Learn about how you can get involved with this group

Try on the Cathedral Choir

Thursday Evenings| 7pm-9pm

Location: The Choir Room (Adjacent to undercroft)

Contact: Christian M. Clough

  • Showing up does not commit you to the choir
  • No audition required
Learn about singing in the choir and how you can get involved

Public Policy and Environmental Action Team and Maine Leage of Women Voters

Concerned about our state, our country, the world today?

November 8th, Election Day, is your opportunity to make a difference by making your voice heard.

Learn about how you can support PPEAT and encourage others to vote

Public Policy and Environmental Action Team Eco-Tips

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act offers a number of initiatives for changing from fossil fuel usage to electricity and renewable energy.

The website www.rewiringamerica.org is an excellent guide to these federal incentives.

Read Our Full Post on Our Blog

Altar Guild Polishing Party

November 19th | 9 am- 2 p.m.

Location: Upper Hall

Contact: Rita Siavelis

  • Light refreshments served
  • No prior experience is needed
  • All are welcome
Learn about how you can give your time in support of our altar guild 

Events in the Community

Dr. Catherine Meeks to Speak on Zoom

November 3rd | 10am- 12p.m.

Location: On Diocesan Youtube

Register: Here

  • 9:30 a.m. - Clergy sign on to Zoom, pre-event conversation and coffee 
  • 10:00 a.m. - Noon - Dr. Meeks' keynote address (streamed to YouTube)   
  • Noon -12:45 p.m. - Time for individual reflection and lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Gathering of clergy for discussion (on Zoom) 
  • 1:45 p.m. - Closing prayer and dismissal (by 2:00 pm)
Learn about event details 

Living Into Death; Dying into Life: Planning for the End of Life 

November 5th | 9 am- 2 p.m.

Location: St. Alban's Episcopal Church

885 Shore Road,

Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

Contact: St. Alban's Parish Admin

  • Led in part by our Associate Rector:        The Rev. Suzanne Robets M.D. 
  • RSVP by Nov. 2nd

Topics Include: 

  • The Spiritual Journey
  • Funeral Planning
  • Advanced Medical Directives
  • Writing and Obituary
  • Power of Attorney
Learn about event details 




Physical Address:

143 State Street, Portland, ME 04101

Parking Available at:

134 Park Street, Portland, ME 04101

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 4141, Portland, ME 04101

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