2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301

928 778-4499
Fr. Pierre-Henry, ext. 302
Mother Denise, ext. 304
Deacons Kimball, Chris, Keehna, ext. 306
Beth & Lauree, ext. 303
Helen, ext. 305
Sophie, ext. 301
Dennis, ext. 309
General Mailbox, ext. 300
Pastoral Care Line: 928 460-2736

Rector: Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assistant Rector: Denise Muller
Weekly Epistle
2nd Sunday after Pentecost
June 14
An UPDATE from Pierre-Henry Buisson on Friday, June12th

Beloved Saints of Saint Luke’s,

Most of you have probably heard or seen something along the lines of, “The church is not closed, we just cannot access the building right now.” Fortunately, this has been true for us as many important ministries of our congregation continue including our Food Bank, with our gratitude to Deborah and Ken Delmastro for continuing this vital service to so many people.  Many committees as well as your Vestry have continued to meet online, and our Junior Warden, Don McKellar, has continued several key projects during this time. (When you can return, please take a look at our recently refurbished chapel with new pew cushions and reupholstered chairs to match in the altar area thanks to a generous donor.) While the buildings are closed our ministry to our community and those in need continues, thanks in no small part to your ongoing support of our church.

I had originally intended to update you on our plans for re-opening St. Luke’s for worship again. Bishop Reddall had earlier announced that churches in Yavapai County could re-open once they had submitted a plan for doing so in a safe and secure manner and that plan had been approved by the Diocese. However, with the recent spike in the incidences of Covid-19 in the state and the jump in Yavapai County, this has once again been postponed. So once more, like Christians through the ages, we have to wait in hope and anticipation.

When we are able to gather again, this will not mean an immediate “return to normal”. I did want you to know that we are actively working on a plan that will allow us to safely and securely return to a regular schedule of worship for those who feel that they can comfortably do so. Some of the things you will notice when we do re-open are that masks will be required of all, hand sanitizing will be mandatory, appropriate social distancing will be required by all and carefully marked, and unfortunately there will not be an opportunity to socialize together as we love to do after worship.

The name and theme of our Diocesan program for re-opening our congregations is “Gathering for Abundant Life”. St. Luke’s has put together a task force to make the recommendations for a plan to be approved by the Vestry and submitted to the Diocese. Mother Denise has agreed to head up this group and they are going to try and get the plan submitted as soon as possible, consistent with ensuring that it is comprehensive, safe and meets all of the guidelines outlined by the Diocesan Committee. The others serving on the Task Force are Steven Dear, Julie Cargill, Lloyd Needham and Ron Weiss. We deeply appreciate their efforts and hard work. We are hopeful that we will be able to re-open fairly quickly after we once again get the approval from our Bishop, but at this point we do not know when that will be.

When we have an approved plan, we will distribute information to the congregation as to the nature and requirements of that plan. I hope you anticipate this as much as I do, and I very much look forward to seeing those of you who are able to be in church again. In the meantime, if you have special needs, please let me or another of our staff members know about those. Please know that you continue in my prayers and in most of my waking thoughts. I do want to close by mentioning once more my deep thanks for all of your continued good wishes, prayers and ongoing support of St. Luke’s. It is a wonderful privilege to be your Rector.

In Jesus Love,

Pierre-Henry Buisson   

St. Luke's Video Worship Service for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, June 14, 11 am
Bulletin & Sermon
2nd Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev Pierre-Henry Buisson
A "Thank You" from Deacon Keehna!
A huge thank you to all parishioners who expressed their congratulations, good wishes and prayers as I was ordained on May 23rd! I’m still pinching myself to make sure it’s not a dream! Until I can be in touch with each of you individually, please allow this “group thank you” to suffice. Your outpouring of love has overwhelmed me. In God’s grace and peace, and with gratitude, Keehna
Our Daily Bread, (June, July, August) and Forward Day by Day, (May, June, July)
are available at the Front Entrance of the St. Luke's
BLOOD DRIVE!

Hi All

The blood drive at St Luke's is coming up - June 25 (10 am- 2 pm)
If you are able to donate, please sign up. Otherwise send this flyer to your friends or post on Facebook or other social media.
Thanks for your help!
Charlotte Willman


Food Pantry is open every Friday, 9am to Noon
Pass the word!!!

Are you wondering where all those boxes of
Cheerios go? 
 How about all those hot dogs and and so many cans of spaghetti sauce? Are you wondering if they’re just being stored on a shelf somewhere because there are too many? 

Do you wonder if the Pantry has enough already?

A family of grandparents, mom and dad, and six kids comes weekly for food assistance. Just think about that for a moment. What would it be like to have nine mouths to feed, each meal, three times every day?

A young adult just graduating from job training and moving into her first apartment wonders if we can help her stock her kitchen.

A young-adult group home asks for assistance with their group kitchen where meals are prepared for several people at a time. Most of these young adults don’t yet have the skills to prepare their own meals and no income as yet.

First-time neighbors wondering if there are a few extra items to share with them this week. And, “Oh, by the way, my daughter and her family are without work and the kids need more food. Can they be helped, too?”

Senior citizens whose monthly income doesn’t come close to covering their needs; much less their food. 

Kiddos are excited to get their weekly “ration” of cookies and SpaghettiOs. They know they wouldn’t get them otherwise.

Everyone is excited to see how much they receive, to find there is bread and dairy available, as well as meats and all those fresh vegetables and fruits!

This is YOUR Pantry and you keep it well stocked! It is shared plentifully with all who arrive. “Thank you so much!” is what they say over and over again.

YOU make a difference! Just wanted you to know.

St. Luke’s Food Pantry

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.

This week we supplied food to 85 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
Rice (both), Jelly, Canned Corn, Soups

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
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Scripture Readings

Sunday, June 14, 2020
2nd Sunday after Pentecost
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Wednesday, June 17




Special Dates this Week
Birthdays
June 14: Paul Gregory
June 15: Muriel De Ganahl, Laura James
June 16: Mark Paola, Julia Weir, Ann Reynolds
June 18: Murry Williams, Cassidy Blake
June 19: Alexander Leon
June 19: Liz MacNamera
June 20: Roger Crull, Bill Loughney
Anniversaries
June 15: Bert & Georgia Gilbert
June 17: Paul & Sandy Nelson
June 18: Dick & Sherry Hibbard
June 20: Ryan & Jenna James



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:
June Healing Prayers
To all members, family, friends of St. Luke's during this pandemic
Don Martin and family as they mourn the loss of Don's brother Matt. May he rest in peace.
Nancy & Tony's son, Brandon Reynolds who is living with brain cancer;
Clay & Muriel De Ganahl; Rosey & Les Garripee; Joanie Hedger & Family;
Sally, Chalys' sister; JoAnn Salem & Larry Allen; Chalys Stephens;
Rosaleen Runnalls & Michele; Brother Ernie; Bill Tompkins & family;
Jane W. friend of Gerry Jarvis; Sally Phelps, as she recoveres from surgery;
Helen, our bookkeeper, who had to put Oscar, our beloved office mascot, down;
Wolfgang as he recovers from Surgery; Doug and Pat Ogburn

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

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

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer :
Friday, 12 June 2020
Newark (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Carlye J Hughes
Ankole (Uganda) The Rt Revd Sheldon Frederick Mwesigwa

Saturday, 13 June 2020
Newcastle (Australia) The Rt Revd Dr Peter Stuart
Newcastle (England) The Rt Revd Christine Hardman

Sunday, 14 June 2020
Pray for the Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma)
The Most Revd Stephen Than Myint Oo - Archbishop of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon

Monday, 15 June 2020
Ngbo (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Godwin A. Awoke
Antananarivo (Indian Ocean) The Rt Revd Samoela Jaona Ranarivelo
Jalingo (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Foreman Nedison

Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Niagara (Canada) The Rt Revd Susan Jennifer Anne Bell
Antsiranana (Indian Ocean) The Rt Revd Theophile Botomazava
Jamaica & The Cayman Islands (West Indies) The Rt Revd Howard Gregory

Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Niassa (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Vicente Msossa
Aotearoa (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) The Most Revd Don Tamihere

Thursday, 18 June 2020
Nicaragua (Central America) The Rt Revd Sturdie Downs
Argentina (South America) The Most Revd Gregory James Venables
Argyll & The Isles (Scotland) The Rt Revd Kevin Pearson

Friday, 19 June 2020
Niger Delta North (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Wisdom Buwu Ihunwo
Niger Delta West (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Emmanuel Oko-Jaja
The Niger Delta (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Ralph Ebirien
Niger West (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Johnson Ekwe

Saturday, 20 June 2020
Nike (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Christian Onyia
Arizona (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Jennifer Reddall
Jebba (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Timothy Adewole

In Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. John’s, Bisbee
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: St. Luke’s Vitalant Blood Drive, Native American Ministries, Episcopal Relief and Development

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
Mother Denise Muller denise@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

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