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
3rd Sunday after Pentecost
June 21



HAPPY
FATHER'S
DAY!

"Note"able Music
St Luke's Choir Anthem
March 1, 2020
Mary Bowers,
Mezzo Soprano Soloist
Dear People of Saint Luke's,

On July 1st, 2018, we had the joy to welcome the Rev. Denise Muller as our Assistant Rector. At the time she was a deacon and was ordained a priest on August 18 by Bishop Kirk.

Denise had a two-year contract ending on June 30. During her tenure among us, Denise shared her gifts for ministry. I'm grateful for the work she did especially with Young Adults, Latinos Ministry, and Adult Christian Formation.

Unfortunately due to St. Luke’s financial position we are not in a position to continue having an Assistant Rector. We have been in a deficit budget situation for the last three years and this cannot continue indefinitely. 

So I made the difficult decision to not renew or prolong her contract.

Now it is time to say farewell.

Denise will celebrate and preach for the last time among us on June, 28. Unfortunately, we won't be able to gather together to thank her. The service will be available on our YouTube Channel.

You can send cards and messages to the Office, and we will give them to Denise during her last Eucharist service with us.

Rev Pierre-Henry Buisson
St. Luke's Video Worship Service for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, June 21, 11 am
Bulletin & Sermon
3rd Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev Chris Christy
Habits of Grace, June 16, 2020: An invitation for you,
from Presiding Bishop Curry
[June 16, 2020] As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing social distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a 'habit of grace.' A new meditation will be posted  each week. These meditations can be watched at any time by clicking  here  .
  
June 16, 2020 : In this month of June

During this month of June, we find ourselves in the midst of great titanic struggles, hardships, and difficulties. When important things are at stake, when the lives of God's children, and the life of the world in many respects is at stake. Even as I speak, protestors march through our streets, protesting the way we have been. Protesting for the way we could be. Black Lives Matter, protesting in our city streets that we might learn to live the ways of justice, and mercy that reflects the heart of God's love. And even as I speak, this month of June is Pride Month when our LGBTQ siblings remember and recall, and continue their struggle for equality and mutual respect, and human dignity in our society, in our church and throughout the world.

And even as I speak, the COVID-19 pandemic continues in strange and unanticipated ways, but it continues. This is the month of June. These are some hard times. Hard times for all, but really hard times for so many. Sometimes it's helpful to go back and look how others navigated hard times. I went and picked up a small book. There's a book of sermons by Harry Emerson Fosdick. It was published in the mid 1940s, in 1944 I believe. It was a  collection of sermons that he preached  as the pastor of Riverside Church in New York City, during the Second World War when the entire world was in an apocalyptic struggle between good and evil. One of the sermons I have titled, "In such a time as this, no dry-as-dust religion will do."
 
He pleaded with people of God to draw closer to God for strength and energy. To live lives of love, of faith, of hope. In that same period of time, I composed the hymn that's found in many of our hymnals, and I would offer it for us this week in this month of June.
 
God of grace and God of glory,
on thy people pour thy power;
crown thy ancient churches' story,
bring her bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage
for the facing of this hour. . .
 
Save us from weak resignation
to the evils we deplore;
let the gift of thy salvation
be our glory evermore.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
serving thee whom we adore.
 
(Harry Emerson Fosdick, 1930)
 
God love you. God bless you. May God hold us all in those Almighty hands of love.

Reference: “No Dry as Dust Religion Will Do,”  A Great Time to Be Alive: Sermons on Christianity in War Time  , Harpers & Brothers, 1944

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!

Greetings.
St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Prescott will be hosting the Blood Drive on June 25 from 10am - 2 pm.
I hope this finds you well and that you are willing and able to donate. There is a great need for your donation.

*Please do not donate blood if you are not feeling well. Blood donors are NOT tested for coronavirus.
*Masks are required for staff and donors (please bring your mask with you).
*Temperatures will be taken at check-in; those with temperatures higher than 99.5 are not allowed to donate or stay at the site.
*Safe social distancing will be practiced.
*The staff follows rigorous safety and disinfection protocols.
*Vitalant requires that people with a lab-diagnosed COVID-19 infection, or those who suspect they may have had COVID-19 but weren’t tested or have been in close contact individuals diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 infection wait at least 28 days after resolution of their symptoms before donating.
*This site does not collect “Convalescent plasma” which contains antibodies to the disease that can be given to patients currently battling COVID-19 to help boost their ability to fight their illness.
* If you have a question not covered here, please visit our donor eligibility page, call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) or email us at getinvolved@vitalant.org.
If you haven’t already done so, please schedule your appointment today. I am looking forward to seeing you on June 25.
Thank you for your support!
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
Upcoming Zoom Meeting:

Hey all you Saturday Night Worshippers
Join us via Zoom for a virtual gathering every Saturday, 5:30-6:30pm
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Let's stay connected!


Scripture Readings

Sunday, June 21, 2020
3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Click Here for readings!

Wednesday, June 24
Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 85
Acts 13:14b-26
Luke 1:57-80




Special Dates this Week

Birthdays                                 
June 21: Art Schow, Cadet Daisun Wagner
June 22: Sylvia Fuentes
June 23: Jennifer Benson
June 24: Michelle Fontaine, Sue Fiorey, Kathy Tuttle
June 25: Sharon Feldmeier, Nancy Carmichael
Anniversaries:
June 21: The Rev. Pierre-Henry & Sophie Buisson
June 22: Bill & Sharon Feldmeier
June 25: Elizabeth & Charlie Arnold, Barb & Robert Hilb, Ralph & Beth Cirzan


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; Barbara Taylor
Rich Staudt’s co-worker’s son Parker, 5 months old (born 3 months early) is in critical but stable condition

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, 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

Sunday, 21 June 2020
Pray for the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
The Most Revd Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba - Metropolitan & Primate of all Nigeria & Bishop of Abuja

Monday, 22 June 2020
Nimule Area (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Martin Abuni 
Arkansas (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Larry Benfield
Jerusalem (Jerusalem & Middle East) The Most Revd Suheil Dawani

Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Nnewi (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Godwin Izundu Nmezinwa Okpala
Armagh (Ireland) Vacant
Johannesburg (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Stephen Mosimanegape Moreo

Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Nord Kivu (Congo) The Rt Revd Muhindo Isesomo
Armidale (Australia) The Rt Revd Richard Lewers

Thursday, 25 June 2020
North Ankole (Uganda) The Rt Revd Stephen Namanya
Arochukwu/Ohafia (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Johnson Onuoha
Aru (Congo) The Rt Revd Georges Titre Ande

Friday, 26 June 2020
North Carolina (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Samuel Rodman
Asaba (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Justus Mogekwu

Saturday, 27 June 2020
North Central Philippines (Philippines) The Most Revd Joel Atiwag Pachao
North Central Philippines (Philippines) The Rt Revd Nestor D Poltic
Asante-Mampong (West Africa) The Rt Revd Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith
Jos (Nigeria) The Most Revd Benjamin Kwashi

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