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
4th Sunday after Pentecost
June 28




A Video Message from Fr. Pierre-Henry
Friday, June 26
Letter of Farewell from Mother Denise

Dear Siblings in Christ,
It has been a privilege to have served you as priest these past two years, and I’m grateful for the ways we’ve grown together in our faith. As I share in my sermon this weekend, I’m truly grateful for the many ways you’ve welcomed me into your community during my term here, and for the labors of love we’ve shared in various ministries. Through worship, Bible studies, fellowship, and serving our neighbors both near and far, I see you all living into the mission of St. Luke’s: to know Christ and make Christ known. It’s been a blessing to witness and companion you in these ministries. As St. Luke is known as a healer, may St. Luke’s Episcopal Church be a place where all encounter the healing power of the love of Christ. I will continue to pray for you and hope you will continue to pray for me as well. Grace & Peace, Denise+
A big THANK YOU to all who donated blood or helped with the blood drive
at St. Lukes, Thursday, June 25th, 10a-2p.
We collected 27 units of blood!
St. Luke's Video Worship Service for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, June 28, 11 am
Bulletin & Sermon
4th Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev Denise Muller
From the Bishop's Office

Diocesan Sunday Service
Bishop Reddall will be holding an online diocesan service on Sunday, July 12 in order to give clergy around the diocese a opportunity to rest. Details are being finalized and more information will be announced soon! 

We are currently in Phase I in the Diocese of Arizona.
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
Bishop's Book Club
Episcopalians in the Diocese of Arizona are invited to join Bishop Reddall in a discussion of  White Fragility   over four Tuesdays (June 30-July 21) at 5:00 p.m. The book explores the obstacles to discussion of racism and action to end racism among white people. The Book Club will be an opportunity for personal and theological reflection. All are welcome, but the Bishop particularly encourages people to join who are new to anti-racism work, or who do not currently believe that racism is systemic and active. The Book Club will be held over Zoom. Please have a copy of the book before the first meeting. 
Register now .  


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Yarnell Hill community for the nineteen firefighters who lost their lives and their families, and countless others who have lost their homes.




Lord, we remember these men and their families.
Granite Mountain Hotshots
Andrew Ashcraft, 29
Robert Caldwell, 23
Travis Carter, 31
Dustin Deford, 24
Christopher MacKenzie, 30
Eric Marsh, 43
Grant McKee, 21
Sean Misner, 26
Scott Norris, 28
Wade Parker, 22
John Percin, 24
Anthony Rose, 23
Jesse Steed, 36
Joe Thurston, 32
Travis Turbyfill, 27
William Warneke, 25
Clayton Whitted, 28
Kevin Woyjeck, 21
Garret Zuppiger, 27
Be with those who are still giving their energy to put these fires out. Amen.
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
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.

Last week we supplied food to 68 individuals. This week we supplied food to another 68 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
Spaghetti Sauce, Manwich, Mac & Cheese

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, June 28, 2020
4th Sunday after Pentecost
Click Here for readings!

Wednesday, July 1
Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Ezekiel 34:11-16
Psalm: 87
2 Timothy 4:1-8
John 21:15-19




Special Dates this Week

Birthdays
June 28: Jeanne Waterman, Robert Ohannesain
June 30: Kay Houser, Les Garripee
July 01: Gayle Jarpe, Dick Weeks
July 03: Kim Pruitt
July 04: Ron Weiss
Anniversaries:
June 28: Pam & Jim Damm
June 29: Eva & Spence Klein, Rich & Katie Staudt, Gary DeLisle & Marilyn Henry
June 30: Everett & Sarah Cox



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; 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 recovers 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, 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

Sunday, 28 June 2020
Pray for the united Church of North India
The Most Revd Dr Prem Chand Singh - Moderator of CNI & Bishop of Jabalpur

Monday, 29 June 2020
North Dakota (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Michael Smith
Athabasca (Canada) The Rt Revd Fraser Lawton
Juba (South Sudan) The Most Revd Justin Badi Arama

Tuesday, 30 June 2020
North East India (North India) The Rt Revd Michael Herenz
Atlanta (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Robert Wright
Kabba (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Steven Akobe

Wednesday, 1 July 2020
North Eastern Caribbean & Aruba (West Indies) The Rt Revd L. Errol Brooks
Attooch (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Moses Anur Ayom

Thursday, 2 July 2020
North Karamoja (Uganda) The Rt Revd James Nasak
Auckland (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) The Rt Revd Ross Bay
Magwi (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Ogeno Charles Opoka

n 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