2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301
928 778-4499
Fr. Pierre-Henry, ext. 302
Deacons Kimball & Chris, ext. 304
Beth, ext. 303
Lauree, ext. 306
Helen, ext. 305
Sophie, ext. 307
Dennis, ext. 309
General Mailbox, ext. 300
Pastoral Care Line: 928 460-2736
First Sunday of Lent
Rector: Pierre-Henry Buisson

New Web Address! slecp.org

Weekly Epistle
First Sunday of Lent
February 21, 2021
St Luke's will be offering an Online Worship Service each weekend until further notice.
Weekend service will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

As a reminder, consecrated elements are available for pick-up at the Parish Office on Fridays 9:30 am - 12 pm.
First Sunday of Lent
Preaching this weekend is
The Rev. Pierre-Henry
February 19, 2021: Video Message from Fr. Pierre-Henry
Wednesday Healing Service is now on Zoom every Wednesday at 10am
password: luke
Happy Valentine's Day!


The Prescott Chorale Virtual Choir sings
If Music Be the Food of Love.


If Music Be the Food of Love (36-20109)
Music by David Dickau
Copyright ©2001 Transferred to Colla Voce Music
USED BY PERMISSION
Operation Deep Freeze CALLING ALL COOKS!
St. Luke’s is sponsoring two weeks (February 21-27) to cook for approximately 25 people when the temperature goes below freezing.

Don’t miss out on this fun evening working side by side with your parish family! If you see this as a project you would like to be involved in and comfortable doing during the pandemic,
then call: Mary Hallford at 602-796-1177.
Ash Wednesday
February 17, 2021
Fr. Pierre-Henry gives ashes to parishioner Sara Williman.
It was a brisk Ash Wednesday morning as Fr. Pierre-Henry and Deacon Chris distributed ashes.

They distributed ashes to 37 people!
Deacon Chris gives ashes to Fr. Pierre-Henry.
St. Luke's Lenten Study - Living in the Light
Wise within our years?
 
“Am I wise?
Have I gained wisdom within my years?
Have I learned enough to be tolerant?
Have I given enough to be benevolent?
Have I read enough to be learned?
Have I given as much forgiveness as I have received?
 
Only He can know.
Of myself I can only guess, I cannot judge.
There is only one true Judge.
It is He!
 
From the true and Faithful words of the Hymn:
 
“Be Still my Soul, the Lord is on your side. Wait patiently for Him!”

D. Houser
Another Great Lenten Resource
The Poetry of Lent: A Lenten Companion to Mary Oliver's "Devotions"
• Lenten Devotional •
Printable Lent Resource $10.00 on Etsy
Click Here to check it out!
Lenten Resources for our Children and Youth
Appropriate for the youth.
Appropriate for the youth.
Appropriate for the younger kids.

Stem Cell Therapy: What Is It, What Can It Do?
by Julie Cargill, R.N., A.N.P., G.N.P., retired

You've heard about stem cells in the news, and perhaps you've wondered if they might help you or a loved one with a serious disease. I have a friend who had stem cell knee injections this past summer, and is fairly happy with the results. I wondered what exactly what are stem cells, and how are they being used to treat such conditions. I do remember that they were the subject of vigorous debate in the past. It seems after I reviewed several sources, that stem cells and derived products offer great promise for new medical treatments.
 
In this article I discuss types of stem cells, current and possible future uses, ethical issues, and the state of research and practice. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about stem cells.
St. Luke's Food Pantry
St. Luke's Food Pantry continues to serve the community
each Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. The drop-off food drive continues
each Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. at the south entrance.

Number of people served on February 19, 2021: 95 individuals

Special Food Pantry Needs:
gluten-free and sugar-free items and organic milk

Thank you for your generosity!
Day by Day devotionals and more here for you!
We have a blue, plastic bin outside of the Parish Office with some items that are available for you:

  • Day by Day devotional (Feb/Mar/Apr 2021)
  • Our Daily Bread devotional (Dec/Jan/Feb 2020-21)
  • 2021 Episcopal lectionary calendar
  • Annual Report for the year 2020
  • Book of Common Prayer

If you can't get here, and would like one of these items, please call the office, 778-4499.
The Parish Office is closed until further notice, however,
there will be one staff person in the office to answer phones.
Tuesday through Thursday 10am - 2pm
For Pastoral Emergencies call 928 460-2736.
Just Coffee
You can order fresh coffee as follows:
Go to their website:  www.justcoffee.org 
Click on the "Shop" tab to find the variety of coffee you wish to buy.

Compose an e-mail to Adrian Gonzalez at  sales@justcoffee.org  
In your message, introduce yourself as a St Luke's Prescott customer and give your shipping address.  
List the quantity and variety of coffee you wish to order. Dark or medium roast. Whole bean or ground. 1 lb or 5 lb bag.
Your order will be shipped UPS the Thursday after you order and will contain an invoice.

Please pay by check as soon as you receive your shipment.  You will be billed the partner price plus shipping which is about $2.50/pound LESS than the online prices. 

Continue to enjoy the best coffee while supporting the cooperative in their homeland!
Questions or help to place order?  Call Mary Ellen at 928-458-0123.
Thank you for your
continued financial support!
Pledges and plate offerings can be kept up to date by online giving click here for a one time or recurring donation. You can also mail your offering, or, if you just need to get out of the house, go for a ride to St. Luke's and place your offering in the secured locked mailbox outside our parish office.

Thank you so much for supporting St. Luke's!
Looking for a way to socialize with your fellow parishioners while social
distancing...
Set-up a zoom meeting
Do you have a group who would like to start a Bible Study, Small Group, Book Club, Prayer group, Coffee Hour, Happy Hour, etc., etc, etc.
Get connected today...
For more information, to get instruction,
or set-up your group,
contact the office, 928 778-4499 x303
Scripture Readings
Sunday, February 21, 2021
First Sunday in Lent
Click Here for readings!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Acts 1:15-26
Psalm 15
Philippians 3:13-21
John 15:1,6-16

Special Dates this Week

Birthdays
February 23: Gordon Snider
February 24: Gloria Owen-Roddy, Christine Loughney, April Alvarado
February 26: Lloyd Needham
February 27: Georgette Heinz

Anniversaries
February 22: Dave and Bonnie Cain
February 27: Dennis & Becky Dill
Do you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Realm. You may use this for a one-time gift or a recurring gift. To make a gift click the following link.
We acknowledge...
According to Resolution #2016-3, of the 56th Diocesan Convention:
 
We acknowledge the living culture of the Yavapai people, the traditional custodians of the land we stand on, and pay tribute to the role they play in the life of this region.
Our Prayer List
For Those In Need We Pray:
February Thanksgiving & Healing Prayers
For a Covid-19 vaccine that will put an end to this virus and for all those people affected by this pandemic. Brandon & Nikki Reynolds; Carol Glover; Etta Parson; Mark Tuttle; Sara Williman; Barbara Harber; Vera Mulnix; Rich Staudt; Steven; Joan Hedger; Doug & Pat Ogburn; Jeanne Miller; Tim Salem, Jack Ehlers, Ed Ausmus, Riley Faith, Christina England, Greg & Mary Bowers, Gary Delisle; Jim & Jan Casacchia; Bill Christy; Larry Neece recovering at home; Deborah and the Delmastro family, Karen Kensing for an upcoming surgery: Larry Allen surgery for a detached retina; Kerry McClung

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Lopez, Dante’, Florian
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: All Saints, Safford
In the St. Luke’s Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Prescott Area Shelter Services, Stagger Straight Emergency Shelter,
St. Luke’s Food Pantry

Please send the Epistle your Prayer requests: epistle@slecp.org.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Friday 19 February 2021 Joseph of Nazareth The Diocese of Araucanía – Iglesia Anglicana de Chile

Saturday 20 February 2021 The Diocese of the Arctic – The Anglican Church of Canada (Rupert’s Land Province)

Sunday 21 February 2021 1st Sunday of Lent The Church of the Province of Central Africa

Monday 22 February 2021 The Diocese of Argentina – The Anglican Church of South America

Tuesday 23 February 2021 The Diocese of Northern Argentina – The Anglican Church of South America

Wednesday 24 February 2021 Matthias the Apostle The Diocese of Argyll & The Isles – The Scottish Episcopal Church

Thursday 25 February 2021 The Diocese of Arizona – The Episcopal Church The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary (VIII (8) Province)

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion diocese of Western Mexico Resolution 2020-1, of the 60th Diocesan Convention  
Staff Email addresses below:
Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson rector@slecp.org
Sophie Buisson sophie@slecp.org
Dennis Houser prescottchorale@reagan.com
Kay Houser mezzomd@yahoo.com
Helen Henderson helen@slecp.org
Beth Parknowitz beth@slecp.org
Lauree Birchmeier laureeb@slecp.org
Alfonso Hernandez alfonso@slecp.org
Deacon Chris Christy chris@slecp.org
Deacon Kimball Arnold kimball@slecp.org
General Mailbox info@slecp.org

Epistle submissions epistle@slecp.org
Submissions for the current week's Epistle are due by the end of the day Tuesday!

Church Website: 

The Sunday bulletin is available with the listing for the week's online service.

Our calendar is available at the Calendar section.
The Parish Office is closed
until further notice.
To leave a message,
call 928 778-4499.

To reach a specific person, use the following extensions:

General Mailbox, ext. 300
Fr. Pierre-Henry, ext. 302
Beth, ext. 303
Lauree, ext. 306
Deacons Kimball & Chris, ext. 304
Helen, ext. 305
Sophie, ext. 307
Dennis, ext. 309

For Pastoral Emergencies call the
Pastoral Care Line: 928 460-2736

Community Groups
All community groups that meet at St. Luke's are cancelled until further notice.
Updates will be posted here, as needed.
2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: 928-778-4499
Fax: 928-778-4699