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Reflections of the Week 

The Episcopal Church Takes a Firm Stand Against Words of Hate Recently in the News

Recently musician Kanye West made deeply offensive comments towards our Jewish brothers and sisters. As Episcopalians we take a firm stance against antisemitic comments and hate speech of any kind. We stay rooted in our support, hospitality, and love for all peoples.

 Read a Statement from The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. at the National Cathedral

Prayers in a Season of Election

Gracious God, you are just, you are kind, you are holy. When I am lost, or questioning, or wondering, when I am unsure of the next step, when I cannot find my way, when voices are many and loud, you invite me to slow down, to seek the good, and to center myself on your holy invitation.


“Do justice,” you tell me, today.“Love kindness,” you advise, right now.“Walk humbly with me,” you invite, “and I will show you the way.My will for your life is not hard to find. Do justice, love kindness, walk with me.

Holy God, turn my heart toward justice. Brother Jesus, show me how to love kindness. Holy Spirit, invite me to walk with you in humility, now and forever. Amen.

The Eight Days of Prayer for Peace and Justice is an initiative of the Racial Justice Task Force that runs from Nov. 1 to Nov. 8 (Election Day). We intercede for our nation and our communities during this time of political uncertainty. We thank you for praying with us, and for sharing these prayers with others.

Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday:

Change Over to Eastern Standard Time

Please remember to set your clocks back an hour this Sunday as daylight savings time is ending. We look forward to joining together in worship Sunday morning.

St. Luke's Community Announcements

All Saints and All Souls Day

This Sunday

New Parish Wide Photo

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

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: The Parish Office

  • We will be taking a new parish wide photo 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
Learn more about the Details of All Saints and All Souls Day 

Stewardship In Gathering This Sunday

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

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: The Parish Office

Our Stewardship In-Gathering is this Sunday! Please bring your completed pledge cards to worship with you.

Additional Pledge Cards are available!

Access our online Pledge Card

Access Pledge Forms Here

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

Nominations for Vestry

November is the month for

nominations to the Vestry and for delegates to diocesan convention

Currently nominations are to be received for the following positions:

  • 5 Lay Delegates for Diocesan Convention
  • 3 Vestry Members
  • Senior Warden

Visit our website to learn about our vestry.

Access the Nomination Form Here

Events at St. Luke's

Choral Evensong for

All Saint's Sunday

Dedication of

Living Stones Plaque

Sunday November 6th | 4pm

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: Christian Clough

Join us for a service of Choral Evensong with a dedication of the Living Stones Plaque followed by a reception in the Upper Hall.

St. Luke's Holiday Fair

(Part of the State Street Stroll)

Saturday, November 12th | 9am-3pm

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: Dawn Brennan-Daly

Holly, Berries, and Evergreens Needed

Do you have holly, berries and evergreens growing in your yard? The Fair sells bunches at the Fair every year and we sell out! 

You can help by clipping yours on Friday, November 11 (the day before the Fair) and dropping them on the worktables set up outside the back door of the cathedral. Volunteers will be clipping and arranging into bunches, wrapping and pricing for the Fair. Your help keeps a Fair tradition going and is a great, cost-free way to contribute to the Fair. Thank you so much!

Fair Set Up Help

Have Friday Nov. 11, Veterans Day off from work? Please consider helping us for a few hours to set-up the Nave from 8 AM - 5 PM. We would greatly appreciate the help!

Learn more about 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

A Service of Lessons and Carols with the Cathedral Choir

December 4th | 4:00 PM

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: Christian Clough

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 

Help Distribute Flyers for Our Holiday Fair!

Our big fundraiser is fast approaching! We need volunteers to help promote it! Flyers are available in the office for pickup or can be downloaded and printed at home.

Access the Holiday Fair Flyer

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 Meeting

Tuesday Nov. 8th|6pm-7pm

Location: Zoom

Contact: Sarah Braik

All are welcome

Read Our Full Post on Our Blog

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 

Futon Available At No Cost

A futon has been generously donated to St. Luke's. If you or someone you know can use it, please contact Dawn Brennan-Daly to arrange a time to look at it and (hopefully) take it home. Thank you.

Events in the Community

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 

Maine Pops

Unplugged: Fall Concert

November 20th | 2:30 pm- 4 p.m.

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: The Parish Office

Learn about event details 




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143 State Street, Portland, ME 04101

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 4141, Portland, ME 04101

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