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tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

St. Luke’s Cathedral

Ashes to Go in nine communities across Maine

On Wednesday, March 1, a group of Episcopal clergy, including Maine Bishop the Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane, will take the traditional Ash Wednesday practice of the imposition of ashes from inside of church buildings out to the people on the streets of Portland, Rockland, Bath, Waterville, Windham, Brunswick, Winthrop, Wilton, and Farmington. Started by…

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March 12 Workshop: Engaging in Public Life as Christians

The Maine Episcopal Network for Justice invites Maine Episcopalians to faith-based advocacy workshop at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. “Engaging in Public Life as Christians: A Faith-Based Advocacy Workshop,”  will offer four interactive sessions. Topics include: examining assumptions about the relationship between religion and democracy,…

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Bishop Steve’s welcome to Convention: “This will be a good time.”

Deputy of the Day – Ben Shambaugh

by the Very Rev. Ben Shambaugh Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland General Convention Begins Here we are. After two days of travel, orientation, committee meetings and training, our people, our iPads, and even some of resolutions are ready.   Today – Thursday –  General convention officially begins. General Convention is the legislative and chief…

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Deputy of the Day – Anna Foster

Today’s Deputy of the Day is a member of the Official Youth Presence at General Convention. Anna Foster, a member of St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland, and a recent graduate of South Portland High School, is one of 18 young people from across The Episcopal Church chosen through a competitive process to be involved in…

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Presiding Bishop’s celebrates with the people of Saint Mary’s, Falmouth, on their 125th anniversary

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, visited the Diocese of Maine over the weekend. On Saturday about 165 people from across the diocese gathered at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Portland for her talk about “Change and the Church” and to engage in a town hall-style question…

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Bishop Lane offers Ashes to Go in Portland; Ashes to Go also in Windham, Brunswick, Lewiston and Farmington

On Wednesday, February 18, a group Episcopal clergy, including the Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane, Bishop of Maine, will brave the snow to take the traditional Ash Wednesday practice of the imposition of ashes from inside of church buildings out to the people on the streets of Portland, Windham, Brunswick, Lewiston, and Farmington. Started by…

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Awakening changes your life

by Maeghan Higgins, 11th grader St. Ann’s, Windham On the weekend of November 14-16th, over sixty people gathered together at the diocesan Fall Middle School Event, Awakening, to learn and grow in Christ.  The event at St. Luke’s Cathedral was attended by kids from all across the state of Maine. This weekend was all about awakening…

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Two (two!) UTO grants awarded to Maine focus on children

The diocesan office received great news this week with the notice that not one but both of the United Thank Offering (UTO) grants submitted by Maine congregations will be awarded funding in 2013. St. Andrew’s, Newcastle, and St. Philip’s, Wiscasset, will receive $13,625 to support “Food for Thought: Feeding Students in Lincoln County.” The Cathedral…

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Bishop Lane’s Christmas Eve Sermon

Merry Christmas! Preached at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Portland on Christmas Eve 2011: It is the universal human trait to hope for more, to seek a greater wholeness, a greater fulfillment, a greater love. Don’t ever let that go. Don’t ever surrender that hope. Read it all here.