Welcome to the Cathedral Church of St. Luke

On This Sunday, October 16th, 2022

The Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

A Celebration of St. Luke's Day

We are most grateful to welcome you to our Sunday worship. Whether in-person or online, we wish you God's blessings and love for this day.

We hope that you can feel part of the Cathedral community wherever you are in your life's journey. Know that this is a place of welcome and love for all.


Dean Shambaugh and the Cathedral Community.

Please click the "Service Bulletin" Button below for this week's service leaflet. Thank you.

Service Bulletin

Service Schedule

7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Emmanuel Chapel)

10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Nave & Livestream)

5:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Emmanuel Chapel)

Streaming on YouTube and Facebook Live

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Service Participants

Guest Preacher: The Rev. Brandan Robertson

Celebrant: The Very Rev. Benjamin A. Shambaugh, Dean

Assisting:  The Rev. Suzanne Roberts, M.D. 

Music Leader: Christian M. Clough  

Assisting Organist: Randall Mullin

The Cathedral Choir

Ushers: Peter Bingham, Bob Parshley, Martha Parshley, Gail Swanton

Lector: Jon Radtke

Prayers of the People: Sam Allen

The Healing Team: Gail Kesitch, Sara Schmaltz

Live Streaming: Jack Swanton and Sam Allen  

Acolytes and Vergers; The Flower Guild; The Altar Guild

Sunday Services & Announcements

Welcome Visitors: We are glad you are joining us today. Please sign our register and give us your email address so we can contact you. Greeters at the door are available to answer any questions you might have about the Cathedral.

Welcome Rev. Robertson! We are delighted to welcome the Rev. Brandan Robertson as our guest preacher for this morning’s service. Please read Rev. Robertson’s biography below:

“Rev. Brandan Robertson is a noted author, activist, and public theologian working at the intersections of spirituality, sexuality, and social renewal. He currently serves as the Pastor of Metanoia Church, a digital progressive faith community and is the host of The Big Questions Podcast. A prolific writer, he is the author of seven books on spirituality, justice, and theology, including the INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist True Inclusion: Creating Communities of Radical Embrace. Robertson has bylines in publications such as TIME Magazine, San Diego Union Tribune, The Huffington Post, NBC, and The Washington Post, and is a regular columnist for Bishop John Shelby Spong’s Progressing Spirit newsletter as well as Baptist News Global. Each year, Robertson speaks on a variety of topics across the globe and has been an honored speaker at renowned institutions such as The White House, Oxford University, and The Parliament of World Religions.  Named by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the top faith-leaders leading the fight for LGBTQ+ equality, Robertson has worked with political leaders and activists around the world to end conversion therapy and promote the human rights of sexual and gender minorities. Robertson received his Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and Theology from Moody Bible Institute, his Master of Theological Studies from Iliff School of Theology, and his Master of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration from Eastern Illinois University. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Religion from Drew University. He currently resides in New York City.”

Childcare: 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!

A “Big Picture” view of the Cathedral’s Finances: Today at 11:30 am in the upper hall, Tim Wilkins and Jamie Cough will lead a BIG PICTURE discussion on the current state of budgets for FY 2023 and beyond. The goal will be to have a candid discussion on the fiscal health of the parish. We will then take any suggestions to explore, adding to our Budget Gap Team list which will be acted upon by the Vestry in the coming months.  There is a serious fiscal shortfall coming that will take the entire congregation’s efforts to remedy.

St. Luke's Cathedral Choir: Each week we are blessed with the gift of music from the St. Luke's Cathedral Choir under the direction of our Canon for Liturgy and Music, Christian M. Clough. If you are interested in singing with our choir in future services, please contact Christian for details.

Reintroduction of the Common Communion Cup: Barring another coronavirus outbreak, St. Luke’s Cathedral is offering the common cup again at Communion. We ask that you follow a few guidelines if you wish to drink from the cup:

1)We understand that not everyone is comfortable sharing the cup; please feel free to refuse. You may walk away from the communion rail after receiving the host or cross your arms across your chest if you do not want to share the cup at this time.

2)You may not “dip” (intict) your host as this practice is actually more likely than drinking from the cup to spread germs to other parishioners. For this reason, our clergy and Eucharistic ministers will be instructed to refuse to allow anyone to intinct.

3)If you are not feeling well or if you are recovering from an illness that may be contagious to others please do not drink from the common communion cup.

4) If the CDC declares Cumberland County to be in the yellow or red Covid transmission zones, we will suspend the use of the cup until we return to the green zone.

Questions? Contact the Rev. Dr. Suzanne Roberts.

The Old Testament Roots of Jesus StudyWe begin our own analyses of God’s persona by searching the Biblical messages of the 27 Old Testament book's authors.

By considering the historic times, places, events and major personalities of each period we can begin to identify and interpret the major characteristics, attitudes and values that constitute YahWeh's self- revelation.  These 27 sessions will allow us to trace God’s personal evolution, better understand how God’s words addressed the historic periods in question, why He continued to provide new names for himself, and the timing for both the birth of both human beings and the Messiah, and the apocalyptic ending for His total plan for humanity, i.e., simultaneously, the end of the Bible.  Join us in the Chapter Room from 8:45 until 9:45. a.m. on Sunday mornings. Bob Hanson, Biblical scholar. linguist and theologian leads our group. For more information call Bob at 207-405- 8250, 

Activity units are distributed for each session. There are assigned readings from the Biblical books under consideration.  The “journey is a joyous one.”

A Christian Life of Faith: Signs and Thresholds Along the Way: 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? Dean Shambaugh is leading a Sunday morning class called “A Christian Life of Faith: Signs and Thresholds Along The Way.” Join us at 9 am in the Chapter Room. All are welcome

Weekly Ministries

St. Elizabeth's Jubilee Center is offered every Tuesday from 8:30 am to 11 am.

Noon prayer is offered every Wednesday via Zoom.

The Tuesday 12:10 Eucharist gathers weekly in Emmanuel Chapel.

The Food Pantry is open from 9 am to 11 am every Thursday. Additionally, Contemplative Prayer is offered every Thursday at 4:30 pm via Zoom.

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