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Reflections of the Week 

Diocesan Resolutions on Evangelism

From the Very Rev. Dr. Benjamin Shambaugh, Dean

The Diocesan Convention passed several resolutions this year, including one on Evangelism. For many, the word “Evangelism” brings up images of a holier than thou “used car salesman” foisting unwanted faith – and not a little judgement – on others. The good news is that this is not what we’re talking about! Evangelism is about sharing Good News, specifically the Good News of God in Jesus Christ.

Read Full Article Here

Events at St. Luke's

St. Luke's Holiday Fair

this Saturday!

Please Come and Support!

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 tomorrow, 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 tomorrow, 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
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A Service of Lessons and Carols with the Cathedral Choir

December 4th | 4:00 PM

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: Christian Clough

Learn more about Lessons and Carols

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
  • Please sign up by emailing Dawn or on the bulletin board outside the parish office.
Learn about supper details and how you can get involved

St. Luke's Community Announcements

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

Mandala Journaling with the Advent Story

Saturday, December 3rd | 9am-11am

Location: The Chapter Room

Contact: Linda Carleton

  • register prior to event by emailing Linda
  • All Materials Provided
Read More information Here

The Healing Team

The Healing Team will be serving the following dates: 

11/13/22  Ruth Roemer and Peter Carleton

11/20/22.  Gail Kesich and Judd Hume

11/27/29   Sara Schmalz and Oscar Mokeme

12/4/22.    Mary Strnad and Oscar Mokeme

Youth Service Corp for Middle and High Schoolers

Sunday November 20th|11:30am

Location: Upper Hall

Contact: The Rev. Peter Swarr

  • Diocesan youth effort to benefit St. Elizabeth's Pantry
  • Winter Boots and Coats will be purchased for neighbors in need
  • chaperones/drivers needed
  • pizza party to follow in the upper hall
Learn More About How You Can Help

The Young and the Restless "Friendsgiving" Potl

Sunday November 13th|6:00pm

Location: Upper Hall

Contact: Shana Rose

  • rotisserie chicken/ drinks to share
  • If you are attending, please bring a dish to share as well!

Learn More About Attending

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 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

Maine Pops

Unplugged: Fall Concert

November 20th | 2:30 pm

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: The Parish Office

Learn about event details 

Portland Rossini Club Concert

November 27th| 3:00 pm

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: The Parish Office

Learn about event details 

Dr. Timothy Burris and Andrea Graichen

A Concert of Early Music

November 13th | 2:30 pm

Location: Emmanuel Chapel

Contact: The Parish Office

Learn about event details 

USM Choral Ensembles

Joyous Sounds

November 29th | 7:00pm

Location: The Cathedral Nav

Contact: The Parish Office

Learn about event details 

The Portland Community Chorus

December 2nd | 7:30pm

December 3rd | 2:00pm

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: The Parish Office

Learn about event details 

St. Mary Schola

Blow the Trumpet

An Advent Concert

December 10th | 3:00 pm

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: The Parish Office

Learn about event details 

Christmas with Renaissance Voices

December 16th| 7:30 pm

December 18th | 2:00 pm

Location: The Cathedral Nave

Contact: The Parish Office

Learn about event details 

Diocese of Maine to Sponsor Book Launch from Dr. Catherine Meeks

December 8th |6:30 pm

Location: Zoom

Registration Link

Facebook Event

Learn about event details 




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