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
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Rector: Pierre-Henry Buisson

Weekly Epistle
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
January 24, 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.

3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Preaching this weekend is
The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Virtual Annual Parish Meeting is this Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

The 129th virtual Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. You will be able to participate by computer, tablet, smart phone, flip phone or landline. 

Accessing the Meeting
By computer, tablet, or smart phone, Click Here
The passcode (if needed) is luke.

By flip phone or landline (you can listen to the meeting on your phone if you do not have internet)
dial 1 253 215 8782; when prompted enter the webinar ID: 836 8878 3312 # # 
(no participant I.D. needed)

We look forward to seeing you on the 24th!
The Annual Report for 2020 is now available.
  • It is available on our website or by clicking the button below.

  • There will also be a few hard copies available in the blue bin by the Parish Office over the weekend (please note the change in location of the blue bin as it will NOT be located by the main entrance).
Care Support Boxes/Bags for those suffering at home from Covid

Which commandment is the first of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32 Then the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and besides him there is no other’; 33 and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself.’   

COVID RESPONSE ACTION PLAN - EMERGENCY BOX/BAG PROGRAM
CONCERN: We would like to respond to requests from Covid-positive parishioners with moderate symptoms who are being asked to isolate/quarantine at home to avoid overflowing hospitals. Afflicted Households are unable to pick up supplies because of contagion and quarantine so we would like to help you out.                
THE COVID RESPONSE ACTION PLAN
GOAL: To keep as many Covid-positive people out of the hospitals as possible
PLAN: Create "COVID SUPPORT BOXES/BAG" with 14 days of supplies, which will help Covid-positive people manage their symptoms at home.

The boxes/bags will focus on the following in order of priority and based on supply:
  • Oxygen and Temperature Monitors for quantitative measurement of symptoms
  • PPE- gloves, masks for everyone in household
  • Disinfecting/Sanitization Products
  • Hydration and Electrolyte Support - Electrolyte packets to mix with water
  • Acetaminophen, Daytime and Nighttime Cold OTC
  • Vitamins - D, C, and Zinc

We are working with Greater Yavapai County Coalition to put this program into place.
                  
It's time to put our thoughts and prayers in a Box/Bag!
If you would be willing to love your neighbors as yourself and help by providing any items from the list above for these boxes/bags, we would be extremely grateful. Please contact Deacon Kimball at 928-273-3004 - cell and we can arrange to pick up your generous donations or if you are at the church you could mark them for COVID assistance and drop them off Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May God bless you for loving your fellow parishioners.

In Christ's love,
Deacon Kimball Arnold and the Outreach Commission
Wednesday Healing Service is now on Zoom every Wednesday at 10am
password: luke
My apologies to all who were at the Wednesday Healing Service on Jan. 20. It was a regretful mistake that happened when I started another Zoom meeting before your Zoom Healing Service was over. Learned that lesson the hard way. Again my sincere apologies. Lauree Birchmeier
Diocesan Morning Prayer with Bishop Reddall on Sunday, January 31

Bishop Reddall is providing an online bilingual diocesan Morning Prayer service
on Sunday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom to provide clergy around the diocese a week off.

The login information is below. A Zoom account is not required to join, but the Zoom application will need to be downloaded onto your computer. Use the link or call in number (including the password) below.
For those who don't want to use Zoom, Morning Prayer will also be live streamed on the
diocesan YouTube page Click Here

A diocesan coffee hour with Bishop Reddall will follow the service.
Diocesan Morning Prayer and Coffee Hour
Time: January 31, 2021 10:00 AM Arizona
Join the Zoom Meeting (using a webcam):
Meeting ID: 811 5625 4572
Passcode: bishop
Join by audio only: 602-753-0140 (Phoenix)
If you have not used Zoom before, here is a short tutorial video: https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ
What You Eat Affects Your Immune System
Julie M. Cargill, R.N., A.N.P., retired
I wrote last month about ways to strengthen your immune system, one significant factor being your digestive system. Because of the complexity of this topic, I have separated that content to this month’s article.

I have found a lot of information available in journals and online articles. As always, one needs to be watchful of the source of the written material, and it is helpful if the content is verified by more than one source.

For the sake of space, I will substitute the term “gut” to include the digestive system, which constitutes everything from oral ingestion to elimination through the bowel. I will review the importance of gut integrity, and the relationship between gut and food products, and give some general recommendations about diet choices.

See the entire article, CLICK HERE
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.
2021 Pledge Campaign Update

As of January 21, we have received 130 pledges for a total of $410,706.

The pledge card is available on our website's home page: look for the green button! For your convenience, click here to submit your 2021 pledge to St. Luke's. We also want to remind you of the secure, confidential email address you may also use to submit your pledge for 2021: pledge@slecp.org.

As George Chesney, Senior Warden, shared in his letter, "Thank you for being a part of St. Luke’s and for your faithful generous gifts to our annual campaign and ongoing ministries and outreach."
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 January 22, 2021: 66 individuals

Special Food Pantry Needs:
Sugar-free and gluten-free food items
The crocheted hats made and donated by the Pronghorn Knit & Crochet Ministry
were a big hit with the younger patrons of the St. Luke's Food Pantry! Just in time, too!
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, 928 778-4499x303
Scripture Readings
Sunday, January 24, 2021
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Click Here for readings!

Wednesday, January 27, 2020
Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle
Acts 26:9-21
Psalm 67
Galatians 1:11-24
Matthew 10:16-22


Special Dates this Week

Birthdays:
January 24: Phyllis Gee, Diane Kessler
January 25: Bob Nichol, Hank Leal
January 26: Olivia Sweeney, Rachel Crawford, Pat Benedict
January 27: Robert Johnson
January 28: Ken Dolan, Steven Richardson, Reagan Loughney
January 29: Eva Klein, Ian Loughney
January 30: Carol Glover, Terry Sceli,
Wesley Denison, James Carroll, Aimee Lequesne

Anniversaries:
January 28: Ted & Barbara Sayle
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:
January 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 Reynolds.; Carol Glover; Etta Parson; Gary & Peggy Cole; Mark Tuttle; Sara Wiliman; 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; Jamie Ruffner (Jan's nephew); Bill Christy; Family & Friends of Cal Morrison; Jean & Lovie Ehlers (Puppy had eye surgery); Deacon Kimball at the loss of her brother Peter; Larry Neece recovering at home; Dave & Nancy Carmichael's daughter, JoAnn who has been hospitalized with Covid, Deborah and the Delmastro family,

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Lopez, Dante’, Florian
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Paul's Sudanese Mission, Phoenix
In the St. Luke’s Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Warmth for Winter, Habitat for Humanity, Just Coffee

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

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Friday 22 January 2021 The Diocese of Akoko Edo – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) (Bendel Province)

Saturday 23 January 2021 The Diocese of Akot – The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan (Eastern Bahr el Ghazal Province)

Sunday 24 January 2021 Third Sunday of Epiphany The Church of Bangladesh

Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Paul The Diocese of Akure – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) (Ondo Province)

Tuesday 26 January 2021 The Diocese of Alabama – The Episcopal Church (IV (4) Province)

Wednesday 27 January 2021 The Diocese of Alaska – The Episcopal Church (VIII (8) Province)

Thursday 28 January 2021 The Diocese of Saint Albans – The Church of England (Canterbury 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 under Worship Worship Bulletins
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
Deacons Kimball & Chris, ext. 304
Helen, ext. 305
Lauree, ext. 306
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