2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301
928 778-4499
Deacons Kimball & Chris, ext. 304
Beth, ext. 303
Lauree, ext. 307
Helen, ext. 305
Dennis, ext. 309
General Mailbox, ext. 300
Pastoral Care Line: 928 460-2736
The 5th Sunday after Pentecost
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Web Address: slecp.org

Weekly Epistle
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
June 27, 2021
The 10 am service will be live-streamed via Facebook. You don't need a Facebook account to view the service.
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Preaching this weekend is
The Rev. Rick Lassiter 5:30 pm
The Rev. Susan Schubert 8 am & 10 am
We will have coffee hour this Sunday, June 27,
after BOTH the 8 am & 10 am services in the Parish Hall.

Hope to see you there!
Register Now for July 3 & 4
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Saturday, July 3, 5:30 p.m. (35 people) Click here to register
Sunday, July 4, 8:00 a.m. (35 people) Click here to register
Sunday, July 4, 10:00 a.m. (120 people) Click here to register

The Wednesday Healing & Eucharist Service will NOT be meeting
in July or August.

Please call our Pastoral Care Line 928 460-2736
to speak directly to the clergy or lay person on call.
June 25 Update from George

Dear Beloved Community,

The weeks are simply flying by. Some things are working as hoped, some things are a little behind and some things are a little ahead – kind of like real life I guess! These things pop into my head, and I feel compelled to share them with you, and recently my recurring thought comes from Dame Julian of Norwich. Dame Julian (we don’t even know her real name for sure) was a Christian mystic and “contemplative” in 14th and 15th century England. Interestingly, for someone whose known biography is pretty brief, she is someone that many people, particularly Christians, have heard of through one of her most famous quotes, which is, “All shall be well, all shall be well, all manner of things shall be well.” This comes from her most famous surviving work, Revelations of Divine Love. Wonderfully simple, yet to me very profound. It has been a thought which has brought me great comfort at many times in my life. And once again, for all of us at St. Luke’s, it has proven very true.

I am happy to let you know that Deacons Kimball and Chris are both doing well from their recent up close and personal encounters with the medical community. I have asked both of them to please practice good self-care and take some time to make sure they are completely healed before they try to resume full duties. If you want to be in touch with either of them, please use e-mail or snail mail for the time being, although Deacon Chris is still giving leadership and direction to our Pastoral Care efforts. I am so grateful for their ministries among us and very much anticipating their return when they are able.

This past week I was notified that Rev. Bonnie Cain has been approved for licensing by the Diocese of Arizona and is now officially one of our Assisting Priests at St. Luke’s. Bonnie was ordained into the ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and she and Dave retired to Prescott a few years ago. She has already assisted in many aspects of St. Luke’s ministry, including wonderful work in Christian Formation. I am so very, very grateful that we have been blessed with a cadre of six ordained Assisting Priests. These faithful, wonderful people have chosen to stay involved and active in their retirement years, still providing effective and wonderful pastoral ministries. I simply cannot thank them enough. Just so you know for sure who I am talking about, they are, Rev. Bonnie Cain, Fr. Richard Lassiter, Rev. James Schubert, Rev. Susan Schubert, Fr. Bob Wills and Fr. Jack Wolter. They have yet to say “no” to any request put before them and because of them our Sunday services, pastoral care and liaison work with several committees and commissions continues unabated during our clerical vacancy. I owe them a debt of gratitude that can never be fully repaid and we are blessed beyond measure that they are with us.

One last thing I wanted to share is a comment that one of our Vestry members made as we were wrapping up Tuesday’s Vestry meeting. She commented that she had served on Vestry before at St. Luke’s and felt that this was the finest Vestry she had seen. I don’t have the length of time or experience at St. Luke’s that she has, but nonetheless I do feel exactly the same way. This is the finest group of lay leaders I have ever seen at one time and in one place in my long involvement with congregational life. I am grateful to each and every one of them and we are so blessed by their presence with us. To be completely clear, this includes not only the elected Vestry members, but our hard-working Jr. Warden, Don McKellar (ably assisted at all times by his very talented and active wife, Mary!), our Treasurer Bill Towne and our brand-new Clerk to the Vestry, Muriel de Ganahl. At this point in our life as a parish, we simply could not function without each and every one of these people.

Wishing you blessings in abundance in your own lives and peace in your hearts.

Under the Mercy,

George Chesney
Sr. Warden
Hey Kids,
Jr. Church Mouse here!!!
Check out my Children's Bulletins BELOW

A Girl Restored, A Woman Healed
Mark 5:21-43

Children's Bulletin Ages 3+ Click Here

Children's Bulletin Ages 7+ Click Here

WHO: All Children Ages 5-11 years old
WHAT: VBS (Vacation Bible School)
WHEN: Friday, July 30, 5-7pm and
Saturday, July 31, 9am-4pm
WHERE: Emmanuel Lutheran, 7763 E Long Look Dr, Prescott Valley
St. Luke's and Emmanuel Lutheran are combining forces this year to make VBS happen.
Carpooling from St. Luke's will be available.

SAVE THE DATES!!!!
Register or Volunteer by calling 928 778-4499
LADIES:
JOIN THE WOMEN
of St. Luke's (49 so far)
THIS SATURDAY - tomorrow!
June 26, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
In the Parish Hall

Join us to share ideas and interests!

We've been isolated
long enough!!!
What are your interests?
Playing Cards, Bible Study, Retreats, Movies, Organizing, Gardening, Card Making, Small Groups, Quilting, Playing Cards, Needle Point, Concerts, Shopping, Day Trips, Service Projects, etc., etc., etc...

** Does anyone know a prayer for rain?

Response: I do.

“God, you send the rain in due season. It is a season of need in Yavapai County and the entire Southwest. Find a small and willing cloud that might be bored and give it a push toward us. Send it on a strong wind, not strong enough to hurt and destroy, but filled with moisture.

Trusting in you, we ask for rain to nurture and preserve your creation and end the draught. You made the world to need the waters of heaven. You made the world to need the waters of life. You are the source of rain. We ask you: Let it rain! In your Son’s name, we pray that your will be done. Amen!”
** I want to be ready!  What can I do?

Response: It is easy. You are invited with your family, friends, and the whole community to join St. Luke’s in praying for rain. As an outward and visible sign of your faith, we are asking you to carry your umbrella wherever you go and bring it with you to church!
Thank You for Your Blood Donation
We appreciate all who came out to donate at St. Luke’s Blood Drive on June 24 and those who helped make it possible. Nineteen units were collected. Every drop is precious especially at this time with the critical blood shortage. Thank you!

Our next blood drive is Monday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Save the date!!

Sign up now! Visit www.vitalant.org
(Sponsor code: StLukesEC) or calling (877) 25 VITAL
We NEED your help to keep this critical ministry going!

One of the things many churches wanted to do long before we knew about Covid was to livestream church so those at home can attend "virtually." We have been doing it during the 10 a.m. service and we are about to "up our game" and we need a few more helpers! If you take a look at the livestream of our service either LIVE at 10 a.m. on Sunday, or later (videos are saved and can be accessed later), on the St. Luke's Facebook page. Please do check it out! We will have it linked with our streaming software beginning this Sunday. You'll be amazed at the high quality!

So, this is where you come in! We have two very dedicated volunteers in the sound booth, Bill and Jesse. They need some help! We need your help! We need people to help with the 3 cameras, to operate the switcher (you get to be the director!), and someone at the computer and/or sound board.

You do NOT need experience! You will be trained!! Also, you can volunteer even if you don't normally attend the 10 a.m. service. This is also a great way to meet some more people. We are beginning to see new faces at St. Luke's and jumping in to help is a great way to start growing some roots. Please contact the office via email at info@slecp.org or by phone at 928-778-4499.
St. Luke's Food Pantry

Thursdays @ 2-4 pm: Drop-off Food Drive (south entrance)

Suggested Food Donations:
Sugar free food, low salt food, canned fruit, cooking oil, jam/jelly, bread, ketchup and rice

Fridays @ 9 am-12 pm: Food Pantry open to the public

Number of individuals served on June 25: 63 individuals

On Thursday, June 24, we had several parishioners bring in donations: garde- fresh greens & squash, chicken, beef, ground turkey, ground beef, apples, oranges, grapes, tomatoes, cereal, cookies, cherries and avocados. Thank you!
Fry's Community Rewards

Did you know you can link your Fry's VIP Shoppers Card to St. Luke's Episcopal Church? If you do this, a portion of what you spend at Fry's will benefit the St. Luke's Episcopal Church's Outreach Commission.

Fifty-nine households, who have their VIP cards linked to St. Luke's, shopped at Fry's between March 1, 2021, and May 31, 2021.

All of this shopping in March, April and May totaled $135.52 in donations for the Outreach Commission.

To learn more and to enroll in the Fry's Community Rewards program, click here: Fry's Community Rewards page.
Nametags

Nametags are available as you enter into the Gathering Area. They are in alphabetical order. If you are new to St. Luke's, or your nametag is missing, order one by clicking link below. We need your name and phone number.
Weekly Attendance & Giving from weekend of June 19-20

Attendance
In-person (3 services): This number will be available in the July 4 Weekly Epistle.
Views from Facebook Livestream: 89 views

Weekly Giving
Pledge: $5,695
Plate: $489
Worship Ministers for June 26 & 27
Saturday, June 26
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant/Preacher: The Rev. Rick Lassiter
Crucifer: Art Villemure
Greeters: Roger & Jane Peacock
 
Sunday, June 27
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Jack Wolter
Preacher: The Rev. Susan Schubert
Crucifer: Nancy Carmichael
Ushers: Marjorie Hultberg, Sylvia McIntosh
 
Sunday, June 27
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Jack Wolter
Preacher: The Rev. Susan Schubert
Crucifer: Liz Kennedy
Chalice: Larry Neece
Lector 1: Rich Schwartz
Lector 2: George Chesney
Prayers: Brenda Schwartz
Verger: Lauree Birchmeier
Greeters: Eva Klein, Mary Temme
Ushers: Jean Ehlers, Leigh Hunt, Barbara Sayle, Lynne Wells
 
Altar Guild Team: Lauree Birchmeier, Sylvia McIntosh, Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock, Betsy Denison, Marty Lewis
Scripture Readings
Sunday, June 27, 2021
5th Sunday after Pentecost
Click here readings!

Healing Service will NOT meet
in July & August
Wednesday Readings, June 30, 2021
Ezekiel 34:11-16
Psalm 87
2 Timothy 4:1-8
John 21: 15-19

Pastoral Care Line 928 460-2736

Special Dates this Week
Birthdays:
June 27: Nancy Carmichael
June 28: Jeanne Waterman, Robert Ohannesian
June 30: Kay Houser, Les Garripee
July 1: Gayle Jarpe, Dick Weeks
July 3: Kim Pruitt

Anniversaries:
June 28: Jim & Pam Damm
June 29: Spence & Eva Klein, Rich & Katie Staudt, Gary De Lisle & Marilyn Henry
June 30: Everett & Sarah Cox
Altar Flowers Donation

...for Saturday, June 26 & Sunday, June 27, have been given to the Glory of God by Deacon Kimball Arnold in memory of her husband, Tom Arnold, and her son, Tres Arnold, and the many wonderful blessings in our lives.
How to donate weekly altar flowers

The 2021 Altar Flower Chart is located on a table just before the Narthex outside of the Choir Room. Pick a date, write your name in, and let the office know (info@slecp.org or 928-778-4499) if you would like a special note to accompany the notice of your donation of altar flowers in the Weekly Epistle. The suggested donation for altar flowers is $55 - if writing a check be sure to note "Altar Flowers" in the memo line. Thank you for supporting this important ministry.
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.
It's not too late!
You can still submit your 2021 pledge to support St. Luke's.
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
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:
Prayers for Healing
Jean Messick, Ileen Szelka, Susan Schubert, Tom Connors, Kari Jameson, Pat Anderson’s brother Rick, Erica Arnold’s Family, Betsy Whearley, Kathy MacCauley, Cheri & Gil Lattimer, Dave & Nancy Carmichael, Gail Lowery, Glen Johnson, Bill King, Brandon Reynolds; Carol Glover; Etta Parson; Mark Tuttle; Sara Williman; Vera Mulnix; Steven; Joan Hedger; Doug & Pat Ogburn; Jeanne Miller; Tim Salem, Ed Ausmus, Riley Faith, Christina England, Greg & Mary Bowers, Gary Delisle; Larry Allen, Karen & Gary Kensing, Kerry McClung, Joyce Bittner, Sandy C., Herb McCabe; Vie Villemure; Bill Johnson; Mary Berkheiser; Deacon Chris Christy; Bill & Rita Kraus; Dominic Coppola, Rosey Garripee, Carol Hardesty, Hank Martin, Kimball Arnold, Casper Weeks, Tim Bennett; Family and Friends of Barbara Harber; Fr. Jack Wolter, Robert Stack, Melinda Johnston and family, and Amy Stack, Gloria Owen-Roddy

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

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Church of St. Andrew's, Tucson

In the St. Luke’s Outreach Cycle of Prayer: St. Luke’s Blood Drive, Native American Ministries, Episcopal Relief & Development

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation

For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy in Kenya

For Our Companion Diocese of Western Mexico Resolution 2020-1, of the 60th Diocesan Convention  

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Friday, June 25: Diocese of Clogher-Church of Ireland
Saturday, June 26: Diocese on the Coast-Church of Nigeria
Sunday, June 27: Church of Pakistan
Monday, June 28: Church of Cochin-The United Church of South India
Tuesday, June 29: Diocese of Coimbatore-United Church of India
Wednesday, June 30: Diocese of Columbia-The Episcopal Church
Thursday, July 1: Diocese of Columbo-Extra Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury

Please send your prayer requests to: epistle@slecp.org
Saturday & Sunday Services: 
Saturday 5:30 pm Spoken Eucharist in the Chapel
 Sunday 8:00 am Eucharist with Organ in the Chapel
Sunday 10:00 am Eucharist with Organ/Choir in the Sanctuary

Weekday Service:
·        Wednesday 10 am      Healing Service in the Chapel

Staff Email addresses below:
George Chesney gchesney47@gmail.com
Kay Houser mezzomd@yahoo.com
Helen Henderson helen@slecp.org
Beth Parknowitz beth@slecp.org
Lauree Birchmeier laureeb@slecp.org
Alfonso Hernandez osojrh@yahoo.com
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 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
Beth, ext. 303
Lauree, ext. 307
Deacons Kimball & Chris, ext. 304
Helen, ext. 305
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