Thursday, January 28, 2016

Reconciling in Christ Sunday

January 31st is RIC Sunday! 

RIC stands for Reconciling in Christ - the name for the formal process a Lutheran congregation goes through to officially become a congregation that is welcoming and affirming of people who identify as LGBTQ.

Please join us after worship and coffee and conversation for an hour long transgender ally training. Sarah Holmes, Assistant Director of Student Life and Diversity; Coordinator, Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity at USM, and two of her students, Quinn Gormley and Benn Marine, will help us learn some basics about gender identification, why pronouns matter and how we can be good allies. Get your questions answered and help us celebrate the 6th anniversary of our adoption of our LGBTQ welcome statement! 

Invite friends or family. All are welcome!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Join us on Christmas Eve at 7:00 p.m. for a family Christmas service with Holy Communion.  There will be special time for the children as well as a candlelight singing of "Silent Night."

On Christmas morning at 9:00 a.m. we have a quieter, simpler service of Holy Communion.

On Sunday, December 27th, join us at 10:00 a.m. for a Service of Lessons and Carols.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Scandinavian Weekend 2015!

St. Ansgar Lutheran Church at Rosemont Corner presents

“A Scandinavian Weekend 2015”

       December 5th and 6th      

SATURDAY, 10am–2pm  -  Just An Old Fashioned Fair
SUNDAY, 4pm  -  Annual Festival of St. Lucia and
International Marketplace

Julekake • Scandinavian Gifts • Fish Chowder Luncheon on Saturday • Handicap Accessible


515 Woodford Street at Rosemont Corner, Portland.  207-774-8740 ,

Sunday, September 20, 2015

"How do you like THEM apples?"

In the tradition of Strawberry Sunday and Blueberry Sunday, on October 5th we will be celebrating Apple Sunday at the Coffee and Conversation Hour immediately after worship. Please bring something made with apples that you would like to share!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

God's Work....Our Hands

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Join us next Sunday for "God's Work, Our Hands" Sunday! 

"God's Work, Our Hands" is the ELCA's motto. Churches across the country will celebrate our call to love and serve our neighbors on September 13th in all kinds of ways.

For the first time this year, St. Ansgar is also going to participate by celebrating the various ministries you all do both inside the church and outside our congregation in the local communities.

So, mark your calendars for this congregational celebration!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

A weekend to celebrate ecofeminism!

What is ecofeminism? Find out this April 10th-12th when St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Portland welcomes Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether, world-renowned activist, feminist theologian, and international lecturer. A prolific author, she is also currently teaching at Claremont School of Theology, Claremont CA.

The centerpiece of the weekend will be a presentation by Dr. Ruether, followed by Q&A with the audience. The presentation will be followed by lunch, then a panel conversation about Mainers engaging in a range of ecological efforts, including solar energy, sustainable living, and climate change awareness. (Full schedule is listed below.)

Among the panelists: Rev. Dr. Susan E. Davies, feminist theologian, and former Academic Dean and professor at Bangor Theological Seminary; David Littell, Commissioner of the Maine Public Utilities Commission and former Commissioner of Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Ray Sirois, IT Director at Wright Pierce Engineering and one of 3,000 presenters trained by Al Gore's Climate Project.

Reverend Susan Gilpin, a sustainable living course instructor at OLLI (the Senior College at USM), and Dr. Debra McDonough, an associate lecturer in genetics at the University of New England will facilitate.

All events, including lunch, are free of charge.

Weekend Schedule:
Friday, April 10
7:00pm – Movie: “Disruption”
Watch the hour-long cinematic journey through the wild world of climate change, followed by a discussion
facilitated by Anne D. Burt, Consultant for Maine Council of Churches’ Environmental Justice Program.
Saturday, April 11
9:30am – Coffee and welcome
10:00am – Presentation: “What is ecofeminism?” / Q&A with Dr. Ruether
12:00pm – Lunch (RSVP to rrr@saintansgar or 774-8740)
1:00pm – Panel Response and Discussion
Panelists include Ray Sirois, an IT specialist at Wright Pierce Engineering, and Reverend Susan
Gilpin, a sustainable living course instructor at USM/OLLI.
*Dr. Ruether will be signing books after the event. (Books will be available for purchase all weekend.)
Sunday, April 12
10:00 – Worship, Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether, guest preacher
You’re invited to return for the celebration of the Eucharist. Coffee and conversation follow in the church hall.

RSVP appreciated but not required.
207-774-8740, ext 4 •