2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301
928 778-4499
Fr. Pierre-Henry, ext. 302
Deacons Kimball & Chris, ext. 304
Beth, ext. 303
Lauree, ext. 306
Helen, ext. 305
Sophie, ext. 307
Dennis, ext. 309
General Mailbox, ext. 300
Pastoral Care Line: 928 460-2736
Palm Sunday
Rector: Pierre-Henry Buisson

New Web Address! slecp.org

Weekly Epistle
Palm Sunday
March 28, 2021
The 10 a.m. service will be live-streamed via Facebook. You don't need a Facebook account to view the service.
Consecrated elements are available for pick-up from the Parish Office on Fridays, 9:30 am - Noon for those worshiping from home.
Palm Sunday
Preaching this weekend is
The Rev. Pierre-Henry
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.

For those who have recently ordered a nametag, we just placed the first order this week! We'll notify you when they come in, then we'll place them on the nametag kiosk.
Holy Week Schedule
All services will be in the Sanctuary
Maundy Thursday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. (90 People) Click Here to Register
Good Friday, April 2, 12 noon (90 People) Click Here to Register
Good Friday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. (90 People) Click Here to Register

Easter Schedule
All services will be in the Sanctuary
Easter Vigil, April 3, 7:00 p.m. (90 People) Click Here to Register
Easter, April 4, 8:00 a.m. (90 People) Click Here to Register
Easter, April 4, 10:00 a.m. (90 People) Click Here to Register
Easter, April 4, 12:00 p.m. (90 People) Click Here to Register
Wednesday Healing Service is now on Zoom every Wednesday at 10am
password: luke
Easter Flowers
Please join with others to remember loved ones at this most festive time of the year through the gift of flowers. We all enjoy the beauty of Easter flowers. Your gift will ensure they are beautiful again this year!

Please provide the us with the following information by Monday, March 29: your name and if giving Easter flowers as a memorial or thanksgiving.

You may print the form here, fill it out, place it in the offering plate/mail, or email details to epistle@slecp.org. Please mark your donation with Easter Flowers in memo line, if paying by check.
Gethsemane Watch: A Maundy Thursday Vigil
**encouraged by the Daughters of the King**

In past years, Daughters of the King has encouraged our members to participate in a Watch or Vigil from Maundy Thursday night, after the Stripping of the Altar, through Good Friday until the 1st service of Easter, Saturday night at 7 pm.

In previous years, we have been in the Chapel watching, but this year, an At-Home vigil is suggested for everyone. This is open to the entire parish for anyone who would like to participate. Rather than signing up for certain hours it would be up to the participant to choose when they Watch from 9pm Thursday, April 1 through 7pm on Holy Saturday, April 3.

An informational handout, with more information on the Gethsemane Watch, including a prayer to follow during the Watch, is available here and will be available to pick up this weekend in the Gathering Hall.
Good Friday Offering
The history of the Good Friday Offering (GFO) reaches back to 1922 when, in the aftermath of World War I, The Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. From these initial efforts which focused on a combination of relief work and the improvement of ecumenical and Anglican relations, the Good Friday Offering was created.

Through the years many Episcopalians have found the Good Friday Offering to be an effective way to express their support for the ministries of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Pastoral care, education and health care continue to be primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serves all in need. Participation in this ministry is welcome. The generous donations of Episcopalians help the Christian presence in the Land of the Holy One to be a vital and effective force for peace and understanding among all of God’s children.

For link to The Episcopal Church's website, with video message from Presiding Bishop Curry, please click here.
ST. LUKE’ S EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
NEEDS YOU TO READ!!!
Readers are needed for nine (9) essays that are 625-750 words in length. Our goal is to have 10 evaluators, male or female; at present, 3 volunteers have stepped up. The process is simple.

Students who attend high school in the Quad-City Area and going on to college or trade school are eligible. The applications for college and trade schools are available online at St. Luke’s website and from each high school’s academic advisors or guidance counselors. The deadline for applications was Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Parish Office. Finalists will be interviewed in late April, and scholarship recipients will be announced at the 10:00 am service on May 2, 2021.

The process of determining who will receive a scholarship depends on St. Luke’s volunteers who read and score the application materials and required essay. If you are reading this and think you would like to be a part of that process, we would welcome your involvement. Just get in touch with Mary Hallford 602-796-1177 or mwhallford99@hotmail.com.  Thank you for your interest.
St. Luke's Food Pantry
St. Luke's Food Pantry continues to serve the community
each Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. The drop-off food drive continues
each Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. at the south entrance.

Number of people served on March 19 & 26, 2021: 116 individuals

Special Food Pantry Needs: canned chicken, vegetable oil, and sugar

Thank you for the continued support of St. Luke's Food Pantry!
Covid-19 Vaccine Information
Remember that website traffic can be quite heavy during the day, so making an appointment in the evening seems be easier. Call the church office if you need assistance signing up! 928 778-4499
Did you know there is an Arizona Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians?

This is an organization promoting greater unity within the Episcopal Church by:

  • Advocating the greater inclusion of Episcopalians of African descent in the Church
  • Fostering vocations among Black Episcopalians to Holy Orders, to the religious life, and to many other ministries in the Church
  • Engaging Black Episcopalians to greater involvement in parish and diocesan ministries here in Arizona
  • Answering Our Lord’s call that we all may be one by combatting racism, prejudice, hostility, marginalization, and any other problem that separates brothers and sisters in Christ
  • Bringing the riches of yet another Christian and Episcopalian cultural tradition into the mainstream of the Church.

They offer as part of their mandate:

  • In-person and online workshops on how to get involved at the Diocesan, National, Anglican Communion, and Ecumenical levels.
  • Opportunities to work effectively with anti-racism and pro-equality organizations.
  • Corporate worship opportunities, such as the Feast of Absalom Jones, and advisement on how to be more inclusive in worship.

Should you have any questions and/or want to hear more about their group and mission, email: ubeaz.vp@gmail.com.
The Parish Office is Now Open

Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Appointments are appreciated. For afternoon or evening appointments,
please call 928-778-4499.
For Pastoral Emergencies call 928-460-2736
Worship Ministers for March 27 & 28
5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Chris Christy
Crucifer/Lector: Lauree Birchmeier
Greeters: Doug & Pat Ogburn

 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Chris Christy
Crucifer/Lector: Gib McIntosh
Ushers: Margie Hultberg & Sylvia McIntosh

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Bonnie Cain
Crucifer: Liz Kennedy
Lector 1: George Chesney
Lector 2: Tani Hendrickson
Prayers: Larry Neece
Verger: Barbara Sayle
Greeters: Leigh Hunt
Ushers: Barbara Baker-Rosenburg & Nancy Reynolds

12 noon Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Greeter: Susan Bray Anderson

Altar Guild Team - Lauree Birchmeier, Sylvia McIntosh, Jane Peacock
Pat Ogburn & Marty Lewis

Scripture Readings
Sunday, 28, 2021
Palm Sunday
Click Here for readings!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 70
John 13:21-32



Special Dates this Week
Birthdays
March 28: Preziosi Donovan
March 29: Steve Bracety, Matthew Optiz, Helen Ruginis
March 31: Nina Hess
April 1: Nancy Del Mar, Carl DeKemper
April 2: Karen Wiggins
April 3: Vanessa Chirichella, Bill Johnson
Anniversaries:
March 28: Ed & Hedy Sullivan
April 2: Dennis & Renee McKnight, Chuck & Karen Neukom
April 3: James & Kate Carroll
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!
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 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 Johnson’s son Tim (ER DR. Stress), Bill King, Brandon & Nikki Reynolds; Carol Glover; Etta Parson; Mark Tuttle; Sara Wiliman; Barbara Harber; Vera Mulnix; Rich Staudt; Steven; Joan Hedger; Doug & Pat Ogburn; Jeanne Miller; Tim Salem, Ed Ausmus, Riley Faith, Christina England, Greg & Mary Bowers, Gary Delisle; Bill & Chris Christy; Larry Allen, Karen Kensing, Deborah & the Delmastro Family, Kerry McClung, Joyce Bittner, Sandy C., Robert Ohannesian; Herb McCabe; Vie Villemure; Bill Johnson; Mary Berkheiser; Deacon Chris Christy; Rick Sheridan, Becky McClelland and family; Gloria Owen-Roddy; Bill & Rita Kraus; Dominic Coppola, for all who are waiting to get the Covid 19 vaccination

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Lopez, Dante’, Florian
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Stephen's, Sierra Vista
In the St. Luke’s Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Prescott Area Shelter Services, Stagger Straight Emergency Shelter,
St. Luke’s Food Pantry

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

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Friday 26 March 2021 The Diocese of Banks & Torres – The Anglican Church of Melanesia

Saturday 27 March 2021 The Diocese of Barbados – The Church in the Province of the West Indies

Sunday 28 March 2021 Palm Sunday Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui

Monday 29 March 2021 Monday of Holy Week The Diocese of Bari – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) (Kaduna Province)

Tuesday 30 March 2021 Tuesday of Holy Week The Diocese of Baringo – The Anglican Church of Kenya

Wednesday 31 March 2021 Wednesday of Holy Week The Diocese of Barrackpore – The (united) Church of North India

Thursday 1 April 2021 Maundy Thursday The Diocese of Bath & Wells – The Church of England (Canterbury Province)
Saturday & Sunday Services: 
Saturday 5:30 pm Spoken Eucharist in the Parish Hall
 Sunday 8:00 am Eucharist with Organ/Cantor in the Sanctuary
Sunday 10:00 am Eucharist with Organ/Cantor in the Sanctuary
Sunday 12 noon Contemporary Worship in Parish Hall

Weekday Service:
·        Wednesday 10 am      Healing Service via Zoom (link provided above)

Please wear your mask for in-person services.
Staff Email addresses below:
Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson rector@slecp.org
Sophie Buisson sophie@slecp.org
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.
The Parish Office Open
Monday - Friday 9am-12noon

To leave a message,
call 928 778-4499.

To reach a specific person, use the following extensions:

General Mailbox, ext. 300
Fr. Pierre-Henry, ext. 302
Beth, ext. 303
Lauree, ext. 306
Deacons Kimball & Chris, ext. 304
Helen, ext. 305
Sophie, ext. 307
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