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The E-pistle of Sunday, March 12th, 2023

The Third Sunday in Lent

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Guests, Parish Members, Online Visitors, and Friends. If you are just passing through, we thank you for joining us. If you are here longer, we hope you will make St. Luke’s your spiritual home.

St. Luke’s has the unique role of being both a cathedral and a parish church. Wherever you are in your faith journey, whatever you believe, no matter who you are, who you love, or who you vote for, we welcome you into our parish family and our worship today.


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Sunday Morning Service Participants

Celebrant The Rev. Anne C. Fowler, Assisting Clergy

Preacher  The Rev. Christopher Worthley, Assisting Clergy

Assisting The Rev. Suzanne Roberts, M.D., Priest Associate

Music Leader & Organist Christian M. Clough, Canon for Liturgy and Music

Assisting Organist: Randall Mullin

Ushers Peter Bingham, MJ Northrop, Bob Parshley, Martha Parshley       

Lector James Hornor

Prayers Leader Curtis Maurand

The Healing Team Ruth Roemer, Peter Carleton

Live Streaming Jack Swanton, Sam Allen

Contributing Ministries

The Cathedral Choir, Acolytes, Vergers, The Flower Guild, The Altar Guild

Thank you in advance for your offering today. You can donate to St. Luke’s through our new and secure “Give and Text” feature. Please TEXT “TEXTCSL” to 73256. Our 2023 Pledge Campaign is ongoing. Pledge materials and information are available here.

Happening at the Cathedral on Sunday

Childcare and Sunday School

Sunday Mornings|9:45am

Location: Upper Hall

Contact: Sarah Dowling

 Our Sunday school and nursery are both open today. Sunday school begins in the upper hall at 9:45, with children returning to their families at the sharing of the Peace. The nursery is open every Sunday from 9:45-11:30. Families are always welcome!

Learn More About Childcare and Sunday School at St. Luke's

Roots of Jesus Study Group

Sunday Mornings|8:45am-9:45am

Location: The Chapter Room

Contact: The Rev. Dr. Bob Hanson at 207-405-8250. 

How does one experience God’s “oneness”?  What does it mean that we are created (t’dselma/Elohim) in God’s image?  And what were God’s reasons for creating us, not only in His image, but also to live and serve as co-creators?  What is it that we are to create, and does that creative activity include ourselves?  Or, must we first seek out and maintain a more personal relationship with our creator?  And if we are at a loss as to how to find ourselves in this demanding journey, being lost,  as we are,what is a first step in beginning the journey? Well, we need  to be open and accepting of the fact that your initiative is God-sent.  That’s helpful and frightening at the same time.  Everyone of the prophets first refused God’s calling.  Their acceptance of God’s  call included the assurance that God would tell them  what to say when the times arose.  In the meantime they were to know that God would protect them, and empower them in all that they were asked to do.  In these times of trial and stress they were invited to “cling to God” (“Devekut”).  Yahveh’s ever Nearness is a signal of those divine interventions that are  comforting, challenging and fearful. Another first step is the hunger for self-knowing.  This consciousness is so-like God’s own search for self-identity.  The  thousand years it took the Hebrews to complete the Tanakh (the Old Testament) suggest that this period was a demanding one even for El Donnai.  Our own search for wholeness, to be fully who God created us to be, as complete “selves”, yet as God’s sometimes reluctant servants, but always  as co-residents of God’s kingdoms, and as co-journors with the  Almighty. The journey is itself the goal.  And what is that goal?  It is to bring into consciousness as much of the unconscious, the living spirit of God within us, into consciousness.  We will struggle with these divine promises in our study group. 


Coffee Hour Sign-Ups

Sunday Mornings

Following the 10:00am Service

Location: The Upper Hall

Contact: Meredith Cough

Sign-Up Form

Coffee Hour is a ministry of fellowship that keeps our community connected, it is especially important during this leadership transition at St. Luke's.  

Please consider hosting a coffee hour some Sunday this spring. Basic snacks and beverages are provided for you to serve, if you would like to augment that with fresh fruit and baked goods feel free to organize that beforehand.

 A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board or you can click the link below and sign up online or simply contact me and I'll sign you up. Abundant amounts of gratitude come with the job, thank you!  

Email Meredith Cough or call 207-415-8207 

Prayer List Has Renewed for Lent

The parish prayer list has renewed for the Lenten season. If you or a loved one would like to be included on the list, please contact the parish office to update pastoral information and the nature of the prayer request. We will be renewing the prayer list in accordance with the liturgical seasons of the church.

New Online Giving Platform Launched

The Cathedral has launched its new online giving platform, Realm, which also serves as our new database.

If you are interested in establishing monthly or weekly recurring gifts for your 2023 Pledge or other outreach gifts, now is the time to do so.

Please see the link here to be able to access our giving page.

Please note, Realm is not where you make your pledge. Realm is where you will schedule payment of your pledge in whatever increments you might like to do. That could be weekly, monthly, or in one lump sum payment. As you set up your recurring gift, or one time gift please look at those options and make sure the amount that you enter is what you want withdrawn each week or each month.

5:15 pm Service Has Paused Until the

Appointment of a New Dean

With Dean Shambaugh's departure, the 5:15 pm Sunday Service has gone on hiatus. This service will resume with the appointment of a full time interim. For additional questions please email the Rev. Dr. K. Paul St. Germain.

Weekly Ministries

  • St. Elizabeth's Jubilee Center is offered every Tuesday from 8:30 am to 11 am.
  • The Food Pantry is open from 9 am to 11 am every Thursday.
  • Noon prayer is offered every Wednesday via Zoom.
  • The Tuesday 12:10 Eucharist gathers weekly in Emmanuel Chapel. Join via Zoom.
  • Contemplative Prayer is offered every Thursday at 4:30 pm via Zoom.
  • Compline is also offered weekly on Friday from 8-9pm on Zoom. For additional details contact Ray Murdoch Curry


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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