2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301

928 778-4499
Fr. Pierre-Henry, ext. 302
Deacons Kimball, Chris, Keehna, ext. 306
Beth, ext. 303
Helen, ext. 305
Sophie, ext. 301
Dennis, ext. 309
General Mailbox/Lauree Birchmeier, ext. 300
Pastoral Care Line: 928 460-2736

Rector: Pierre-Henry Buisson
Weekly Epistle
7th Sunday after Pentecost
July 19
St. Luke's Video Worship Service
for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Online beginning on
Saturday, July 18, 5:30 pm
Bulletin & Sermon
7th Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev Susan Schubert
NOTE FROM THE OFFICE

Greetings! We hope this finds you doing well.

Now that Beth Parknowitz, our parish administrator, has been back to work a few months, we thought this would be a good time to share a few housekeeping items with you.

First of all, we wanted to remind you that, though the office is still not open to the public, you can call the church office and leave a message for the Rector, a staff member or the deacons at any time. There may be a staff member here on occasion, but when not in the office, voicemails are being checked from home. Please note the addition to the phone extensions listed above: you can now leave messages specifically for Lauree on extension 300.

As full time, Parish Administrator, Beth can be reached at beth@slecp.org . Lauree is part-time working Tuesday all day, Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. To reach Lauree, email her at  lauree@slecp.org .

As a final note, should you have a pastoral need arise and need to speak to the clergy person on call, we have a dedicated phone line for this. It is (928) 460-2736. Please don't hesitate to reach out.

You remain in our prayers. 
Get Coffee Online
Until the Diocese opens St Luke's for services,
You can also 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.
The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona is currently in Phase I .
Phase I Guidelines for Church Ministry
·          Offices may be open with very few staff
·          Essential ministries (food banks, direct service, blood drives, 12 step meetings) may continue, with reduction of volunteers as you are able, all volunteers wearing masks, and thorough cleaning after activities.
·          Christian Formation for all ages offered online

Phase I Guidelines for Worship
·          No in-person worship or meetings with more than 10 people present
·          Online worship recommended
·          Funerals, weddings, and ordinations of less than 10 people permitted, with masks and social distancing between participants.
·          Emergency baptisms only
Food Pantry is open every Friday, 9am to Noon
Pass the word!!!

Thank you St. Luke's parishioners for your continued support of the Food Pantry, both in requested grocery items and through your financial support.
Your generosity has been heartwarming!

Here is a little update to keep you informed of what is going on.

In the last 2 weeks we supplied food to 138 individuals.
We extend great gratitude for your kind hearts.

Attached is a “Much Needed List of Food Items”. These needed items will greatly assist the Food Pantry
in offering complete meals made from different combinations of all the items.
List of Most Needed Food Items
Immediate needs include
Soups (Variety), Saltine Crackers, Tuna & Chef Boyardee

If so inclined you are welcome to pick up a few of these items while out shopping for yourselves and
bring your food items to the church on any Thursday between 1:00 and 3:00pm  
For those who are not shopping but would like to give a monetary donation,
you can mail your check to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, with “Food Pantry” written in the memo section. These funds will be placed in a separate account for the Food Pantry and used as needed. 
A third opportunity is to keep the Food Pantry clients and each other in your prayers
for peace and well-being.

Father Pierre-Henry does remind everyone that St. Luke’s remains under complete lock down at this time.  Please  do not  bring items on any other day or time than what is listed above, as no one will be available to bring them inside .

Please continue to pray for the needs of our community; for those experiencing food insufficiency, for those seeking medical assistance, and for those needing housing.  
Stay safe and take good care of yourselves and each other.  St. Luke's Food Pantry
Many of you have asked "how can I support St. Luke's
during this difficult time?"
The first thing we can all do is keep each other in our thoughts and prayer.
The second is to check on each other through phone calls, emails, text messages, etc.
Thirdly, at this time we need your 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 in this difficult time.
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 Lauree Birchmeier at lauree@slecp.org or 989-859-5381
Upcoming Zoom Meeting:

Hey all you Saturday Night Worshippers
Join us via Zoom for a virtual gathering every Saturday, 5:30-6:30pm
Click the button below
BYOBeverage and stop by to say HI!
Let's stay connected!
Scripture Readings

Sunday, July 19, 2020
7th Sunday after Pentecost
Click Here for readings!

Wednesday, July 22
Saint Mary Magdalene
Judith 9:1,11-14
Psalm 42:1-7
2 Corinthians 5:14-18
John 20:11-18

Special Dates this Week
Birthdays                       
July 23: Gary Kensing, Kathy Bracety
July 24: Clement Buisson, Harry Webster
July 25: Hedy Sullivan, Ryan James
Anniversaries
July 19: Dave and Nancy Carmicheal,
Rocky and Nancy Del Mar
July 20: Glenn Edmilao and Eleanor Tubat



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:
July Healing Prayers
To all members, family, friends of St. Luke's during this pandemic
Nancy & Tony's son, Brandon Reynolds who is living with brain cancer; Muriel De Ganahl; Rosey & Les Garripee; Joanie Hedger & Family; Chalys Stephens; Rosaleen Runnalls & Michele; Barbara Taylor; Rich Staudt’s co-worker’s son Parker, 5 months old (born 3 months early) is in critical but stable condition;
Ian (with pneumonia) & Gordon (recovering at home from heart issues) Snider

For those in our Armed Forces:  Echo, Brian, Lopez, Dante’, Florian

In Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St. Thomas, Clarkdale
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Operation Fair Start, People Who Care, Meals on Wheels

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

 In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer :
Friday, 17 July 2020
Northern Philippines (Philippines) The Rt Revd Brent Alawas
Bath & Wells (England) The Rt Revd Peter Hancock

Saturday, 18 July 2020
Northern Territory, The (Australia) The Rt Revd Dr Greg Anderson
Bathurst (Australia) The Rt Revd Mark Calder
Kano (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Zakka Nyam

Sunday, 19 July 2020
Pray for the Episcopal Church in the Philippines
The Most Revd Joel Atiwag Pachao - Prime Bishop of the Philippines

Monday, 20 July 2020
Northern Uganda (Uganda) The Rt Revd Johnson Gakumba
Bauchi (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Musa Tula
Kansas (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Cathleen Bascom

Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Northern Zambia (Central Africa) The Most Revd Albert Chama (Primate)
Belize (West Indies) The Rt Revd Philip Wright
Kanyakumari (South India) The Rt Revd Dr A R Chelliah

Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Northwest Ankole (Uganda) The Rt Revd Amos Magezi
Bendigo (Australia) The Rt Revd Matt Brain

Thursday, 23 July 2020
Northwest Texas (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Scott Mayer
Benin (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Peter Imasuen (Diocesan Bishop)
Bermuda (Bermuda) The Rt Revd Nicholas Dill

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion Diocese in Navajoland
Community Groups
All community groups that meet at St. Luke's are cancelled until further notice.
Updates will be posted here, as needed.
The Parish Office is closed until further notice.
To contact a staff member, email or call the church office and follow the prompts for the staff directory.
Email addresses provided below:
Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson pierre@slecp.org
Sophie Buisson sophie@slecp.org
Kay Houser mezzomd@yahoo.com
Helen Henderson helen@slecp.org
Lauree Birchmeier lauree@slecp.org
Beth Parknowitz beth@slecp.org
Alfonso Hernandez alfonso@slecp.org
Deacon Chris Christy chris@slecp.org
Deacon Kimball Arnold kimball@slecp.org
Deacon Keehna Sture keehna@slecp.org
General Mailbox info@slecp.org

Epistle submissions epistle@slecp.org
Church Website: 
The Sunday bulletin is available  under Worship Worship Bulletins
Our calendar is available at the Calendar section .


All area Senior Living Centers, Assisted Living Centers, and Retirement Homes are closed to outside visitors and have suspended outings.
2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: 928-778-4499
Fax: 928-778-4699