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The E-Pistle of Thursday

June 22nd, 2023

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Bishop Brown to Preach June 25th

The Rt. Reverend Thomas J. Brown, The Tenth Bishop of Maine, will be preaching this Sunday, June 25th.

The Bishop will be available to meet with parishioners at 8:45A.M. in the Upper Hall prior to the service. 

An Update From the Interim Dean Search Committee

Submitted by Misha Pride, Committee Chair

The Committee has been hard at work reviewing application materials, and has set an application deadline of June 20. The Committee has also completed the work of establishing an interview process, and has scheduled interviews with a handful of candidates over the next few weeks. Please keep the Committee in your prayers as they continue their swift yet prayerful and deliberative process.

Join the Stewardship Ministry Team

We welcome 3-4 parishioners who will join our team and help to:

  • Contribute your ideas and feedback as we plan a year-round stewardship program and annual generosity campaign
  • Identify, collect, and tell stories of how lives are being changed through the Cathedral community
  • Plan multiple and creative ways of thanking those who share their resources

By giving your time and talents, the Stewardship Ministry Team will help to advance the growth of the Cathedral’s annual operating fund supporting spiritual formation, outreach, and fellowship.

Time commitment: meeting in person or via Zoom five times, with additional time on individual work in between meetings, for an approximate total of 10 hours from July to December.

Express interest or bring your questions by emailing

Randi Hogan, Stewardship Ministry Team Leader

Or by emailing the parish office

Join Luke's Garden for Our Next Meeting

July 9th at 12:00PM

Join Luke's Garden for our next meeting on Sunday, July 9th at 12:00PM in the Lower Hall. Orion Williams will be giving a short lecture on types of sexualities in the LGBTQ community followed by an open discussion.

Building and

Grounds Work Day

This Saturday, June 24th

Please join a Building and Grounds work day this Saturday, June 24th, 8:30 am - noon! We will focus on yard work around the cathedral. Questions? Please contact Junior Warden Claire Hammen.

Parish Administrator Away for

Select Weeks in June and July

Parish Administrator, Avery Schott, will be out of the office well Friday, June 30th—Monday, July 10th. The office will be covered by a group of volunteer parishioners during this time.

Bach Virtuosi Continues Throughout this Week!

Visit here for more information about discounted tickets for the festival!

Bach Virtuosi Festival

June 20 - 27, 2023

Concerts performed at St. Luke's Cathedral

& Etz Chaim Synagogue

Johann Sebastian Bach is celebrated as the creator of numerous masterpieces of church and non-secular music, both instrumental and with vocals. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. This year marks the eighth year that the Bach Virtuosi Festival will bring together world-class musicians to share the music of Bach. 

Visit https://bachvirtuosifestival.org/ to learn more about the repertoire and world-renowned musicians from the Bach Virtuosi Festival.

Ongoing Opportunities &

Community Resources

The St. Luke's Healing Team

The Healing Team will be serving on the Sundays of June and the first Sunday of July.

The team will meet July 3, 2023, to schedule the rest of the month of July, 2023.

6/25/23 Judd Hume, Sara Schmalz

7/2/23  Ruth Roemer, Oscar Mokeme

If you have questions about prayers of healing, please email Judd Hume or call (207) 773 - 5611.

A Note about our Liturgy Team and Pastoral Presence

 During this time of transition to a new Dean we want to explain to the congregation the ways that St. Luke’s Cathedral is providing a clergy presence. We have assembled a team of clergy who will be responsible for organizing and celebrating worship services. This team consists of the Reverends Suzanne Roberts, Anne Fowler, and Christopher Worthley. They will be assisted from time to time by guest preachers and celebrants. Rev. Fowler and Rev. Roberts are available to any congregants who have need of pastoral care. You may reach Rev. Fowler at (617)548-4783 and Rev. Roberts at (207)749-4166.

The Rev. Christopher Worthley is not available for on-call pastoral care due to full-time employment outside of his ministry,  however he is active in care for our neighbors at 75 State Street.

Clynk Bags Available in the Nave and around the Cathedral

Contact: Shana Rose

 St. Luke’s participation in the Clynk Initiative Program helps to support our young adults ministry, The Young and the Restless.

Additional bags have been made available at both entrances of Nave with barcodes that correspond to the Cathedral’s account.

Anyone is welcome to take a bag and are encouraged to bring it to a local redemption center or grocery store that accepts Clynk. Thank you for your support!

Happening in Diocese and the Wider Church Community

Last Week's Service

Click the attached links to view last week's Bulletin.

To View past services visit our Youtube Page or visit the archive page on our website to read past bulletins, sermons, and newsletters.

Weekly Ministries

  • The Food Pantry is open from 8 am to 11 am every Thursday.

  • Noon prayer is offered every Wednesday via Zoom.

  • Contemplative Prayer is offered every Thursday at 4:30 pm via Zoom.

  • Compline is offered weekly on Friday from 8-8:30pm on Zoom. For additional details contact Ray Murdoch Curry

Click on the Episcopal Maine Logo to learn about all that is happening in the wider Diocese.




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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