2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301

928-778-4499

General Mailbox, ext. 300
Interim Rector, ext. 302
Parish Admin, ext. 303
Office Secretary ext. 304
Bookkeeper, ext. 305
Music Director, ext. 309

Pastoral Care Line: 928 460-2736

3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Web Address: slecp.org
Weekly Epistle
3rd Sunday after Epiphany
January 23, 2022
Scripture of the Week
You shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and fix them as an emblem on your forehead.
Deuteronomy 11:18 (NRSV)
It's a great time to be on VESTRY!
Ever thought about being there to help make decisions.
Now is the time to think about it seriously.
We have three Vestry openings, 2 three year terms and 1 one year term.
How about nominating someone because you think they would do an outstanding job.
Now's your chance.
Pick up a form this weekend in the Narthex.

Have you been to the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona Convention!
St. Luke's has 5 votes, that means 5 people will be representing St. Luke's
at the 62nd Annual Convention.
One of those people could be YOU!!
The dates for this year's Convention are October 21st & 22nd, 2022
at the El Conquistador, Tucson, AZ.
SIGN-UP TODAY!
The 10 am service will be live-streamed via Facebook. You don't need a Facebook account to view the service.
Preaching this weekend is
Rev. Susan Schubert

Important Notice:
There will be no Healing service on Wednesday, January 26, 2022,
as clergy will be at an off-site Diocesean Event.
Healing Services will continue on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.
St. Luke's Receptionist Opportunity:
Show your heart for Jesus and his people.
Come and serve your church every week!
Shifts available on Monday or Tuesday Afternoons,
1 pm - 4pm
or you can be a sub!
Answer phones, take messages, greet people,
assist in daily activities.
Necessary Requirement: SMILE
Call the office for more information:
928 778-4499
Inquirers' Class

Do you want to become a member of the Episcopal Church?

An eight-week series of Inquirers’ Classes will begin on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of St. Luke’s Church to prepare those persons who have not yet been sacramentally confirmed (coming from a Protestant tradition) or received (coming from a Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox tradition) by a bishop in the Episcopal Church, or those who simply want to refresh their understanding of the practice of the Christian Faith in our tradition.

YOU are invited to join us for these presentations and discussions! We hope you will be a participant!

The Rev’d Jack M. Wolter
Year-End Giving Statements
Your Year-end Giving statement were mailed on Tuesday, January 18th.
If you did not receive your statement please call the office.
928 778-4499
Brother Ernie Memorial Service

There will be a Memorial Service for Ernest James Howell
(also known as Brother Ernie)
on January 24th in the Chapel at 1:00 PM. 
Ernie passed away August 20th, 2021.

There will be a brief reception in the Parish Hall following the service.
Outreach Fair
The St. Luke’s Outreach Committee will be sponsoring an outreach fair
on February 5th and 6th in the Parish Hall. 
Be sure to come and see all the different programs St. Luke's is involved in,
and learn how YOU can become involved.

Flowers this weekend are given by
Valerie Ellis
in memory of her mother!

The Altar Flower Schedule for 2022
is available in the Narthex.
A wonderful way to remember or honor a family member or friend is by donating Altar Flowers in their name. Sign-up for a special date.
The cost is $55 and can be put in the offering basket with "Altar Flowers" noted in the memo.

COME & SEE: Sunday School for ALL AGES at St. Luke’s

Saturday, January 22
Adult Sunday School 4:45 pm

Sunday, January 23
Adult Sunday School 9:10 am

Sunday, January 23
Youth Ministry 2-4 pm
St. Luke's Food Pantry Report

The Food Pantry will be open this Thursday and Friday, January 20 & 21

Number served on
 January 8: households 67, individuals 22, children 8
January 15: households 22, individuals 52, children 4

Food Request for this week:
Jam/jelly, ketchup, mustard, oatmeal, an pancake mix
canned fruit, oil, chef -Boyardee, salad

Food Donation Program

Our food donation program continues to benefit the Prescott Community Cupboard, the Prescott Valley Food Bank, and the Chino Valley Food Bank. This has been an ongoing program (separate from the St. Luke's Food Pantry) where parishioners can donate non-perishable food items in the large wooden box in the Gathering Hall. 
 Thank you for your continued support of all our food donation programs!
NO Lectionary-Based Bible Study this Wednesday

Coffee Hour this Sunday, January 23
Thank you Caroline Jones for supplying our goodies last Sunday, January 16.

NO 10 am Coffee Hour Hosts Scheduled for this Sunday, January 23

We are looking for volunteers to host each Sunday after 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. 
HOST JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND SIGN-UP SHEETS
are available on the long table in the Gathering Hall.

Hosts can team up with another family, Commission, or interest group.
Thank you for volunteering to be a host!

Update on Nametags

Nametags are available as you enter into the Gathering Area.

If you are new to St. Luke's, or your nametag is missing, order one by clicking link hereWe need your name and phone number. They are in alphabetical order. You will receive an email when your nametag has come in. Pastor Susan appreciates you wearing your nametag so she can learn your name.

The church provides the first nametag. However, if you lose it and need a replacement, the suggested donation is $12 (the cost of the nametag).

Weekly Attendance and Epistle Data from January 15 & 16

Weekly Attendance
In-person: 144
Views from January 16, 10:00 am service (video): 115 views

Weekly Epistle Newsletter - sent on January 13
434 Sent
56% open rate
241 opens
Worship Ministers for January 22 & 23
Saturday, January 22, 2022
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: Rev. Jim Schubert
Preacher: Rev. Susan Schubert
Crucifer: Jennifer Benson

Sunday, January 23, 2022
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Rev. Bonnie Cain
Preacher: Rev. Susan Schubert
Deacon: Kimball Arnold
Chalice: Carol Sweeden
Ushers: Rich Leon, Linda Leon

Sunday, January 23, 2022
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Rev. Bonnie Cain
Preacher: Rev. Susan Schubert
Deacon: Kimball Arnold
Chalice: Larry Neece
Crucifer: Nancy Reynolds
Lector 1: Brenda Schwartz
Lector 2: Rich Schwartz
Prayers: Billy Tarr
Verger: Barbara Walter
Welcome Table: Leigh Hunt
Greeter: Marilyn Henry-DeLisle
Ushers: Jean Ehlers, Larry Griffin, Eileen Griffin, Linda Leal

Altar Guild Team
Lauree Birchmeier, Sylvia McIntosh, Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock, Betsy Denison

Scripture Readings
3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Click here for readings!

Wednesday Healing Service
January 26th, 10:00 a.m.

Pastoral Care Line: 928-460-2736
Special Dates this Week
Birthdays:
January 24: Phyllis Gee
January 25: Hank Leal, Jim Merriman, Sandra Stillwell
January 26: Rachel Crawford
January 29: Eva Klein

Anniversaries:
January 28: Barbara & Ted Sayle
Thank you for your
continued financial support!
For those who continue to worship from home, 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 place your offering in the secured locked mailbox outside our parish office.
Make your 2022 Pledge now!
You may now submit your confidential 2022 pledge to support St. Luke's by clicking the Every Perfect Gift button below.

You may also return your completed pledge card by mail or by putting it in the
offering plate
Thank you so much for supporting St. Luke's!
The church has a Zoom account if you need to hold a church-related meeting via Zoom.

Get connected today...
For more information, to get instruction,
or to set-up your group,
contact the office, 928 778-4499 x303

The church has a Zoom account if you need to hold a church-related meeting via Zoom.

Get connected today...
For more information, to get instruction,
or to set-up your group,
contact the office, 928 778-4499 x303
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
We have resumed the practice of keeping names on the prayer list for four weeks unless you've made a special request for a person to be kept on the list long-term. There is a black prayer binder that is located in the Narthex across from the Chapel, next to the Daughters of the King Prayer Box, in which you can write your prayer requests.

As noted below, you may email prayer requests to: epistle@slecp.org.

For those in need: Jean Messick, Ileen Szelka, Rev. Susan Schubert, Tom Connors, Kathy MacCauley, Brandon Reynolds, Carol Glover, Mark Tuttle, Vera Mulnix, Jeanne Miller, Greg & Mary Bowers, Mary Berkheiser, Joan Preston, Frank & Phyllis Maruna, Etta Parson, Dave Cain, Brittany Waters, Christina Lisford, Arthur Reilly, Betty Gass, Jerry, William Forkner, Karen Kensing, Lloyd Needham
 
For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Lopez, Dante, Florian, Ian, Beka

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: 
Friday, January 21: The Diocese of Kadugli & Nuba Mountains - Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan
Saturday, January 22: The Diocese of Kaduna - The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
Sunday, January 23: Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
Monday, January 24: The Diocese of Kafanchan - The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
Tuesday, January 25: The Diocese of Kagera - The Anglican Church of Tanzania
Wednesday, January 26: The Diocese of Kajiado - The Anglican Church of Kenya
Thursday, January 27: The Diocese of Kajo-Keji - The Province of The Episcopal Church of South Sudan

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Andrew's in Nogales
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Operation Deep Freeze, Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, Just Coffee

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion Diocese in Navajoland
Please send your prayer requests to: epistle@slecp.org
Saturday & Sunday Services: 
Saturday 5:30 pm Spoken Eucharist in the Sanctuary
Sunday 8:00 am Eucharist with Organ in the Sanctuary
Sunday 10:00 am Eucharist with Organ/Choir in the Sanctuary

Masks are strongly encouraged.

Staff Email addresses below:

Interim Rectorinterimrector@slecp.org
Parish Admin info@slecp.org
Children & Youth youth@slecp.org
Music Director prescottchorale@reagan.com
Organist mezzomd@yahoo.com
Bookkeeper finance@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 Monday!

Church Website: 

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

Our calendar is available at the Calendar section.
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9 am to Noon & 1-4 pm
Friday 9 am to Noon

To reach us by phone, call 928 778-4499.

When you get the voicemail, please use the following extensions:
General Mailbox ext. 300
Interim Rector ext. 302
Parish Admin ext. 303
Office Secretary ext. 304
Children & Youth ext. 304
Bookkeeper ext. 305
Music Director ext. 309


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

2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: 928-778-4499
Fax: 928-778-4699
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