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
Third Sunday of Lent
Rector: Pierre-Henry Buisson

New Web Address! slecp.org

Weekly Epistle
Third Sunday of Lent
March 7, 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.
Third Sunday of Lent
Preaching this weekend is
The Rev. Pierre-Henry
Nametags
Nametags will be available as you enter into the Gathering Area this weekend. They are in alphabetical order. If your nametag is missing or you are new to St. Luke's, order one by clicking link below. We need your name and phone number.
Register Now!
Fourth Sunday of Lent: March 13-14

5:30pm in the Parish Hall (50 People) Click Here to Register

8:00am in the Sanctuary (75 People) Click Here to Register

10:00am in the Sanctuary (90 People) Click Here to Register

12:00 noon Contemporary in the Parish Hall (50 People) Click Here to Register

Call 928 778-4499 to register or click above.

Registration now opens on Friday for the following weekend and will remain open until Thursday, just before the weekend.
Wednesday Healing Service is now on Zoom every Wednesday at 10am
password: luke
March 7 is Chapel Rock Sunday

Sunday, March 7, is Chapel Rock Sunday throughout the Diocese. Bishop Reddall asks that, on this day, each church and individual member support the Chapel Rock Campership Fund for the benefit of our children and youth. During summer 2019 over $45,000.00 was awarded to campers in need of financial aid. Please join with us in changing lives and help send children and youth to camp this summer! Please write Chapel Rock in the memo line on your check and drop that in the collection plate. You can also go to Chapel Rock’s website, www.chapelrock.net to contribute securely online. 

Click here for a letter from Kelly Wood, Executive Director of Chapel Rock.
Telecare Ministry
 
Mission Statement:
The Telecare Ministry’s mission is to connect with all of St. Luke’s church family, at least twice a year, to offer prayer and support where desired.
 
     During this period of uncertainty many of us feel disconnected from our normal lifestyles and especially our St. Luke’s family. With over 300 congregants it is challenging to keep in touch with everyone during this pandemic time. In an effort to do so, your Pastoral Care team has gathered volunteers, from our congregation, to make phone calls to everyone listed in our church directory. 
 
     The Telecare Ministry is a layperson phone ministry that is meant to provide support by connecting with our church family. From time-to-time, our ministers will call each parishioner and offer the person an opportunity to “check-in.” They’ll ask, “How are you doing?” and find out if you, or anyone in your family, have any concerns we can help you address. Prayer support will be offered, if desired, as well as finding out if you would like to schedule a Clergy call or visit.
 
     Our Telecare Team will begin calling this weekend and our goal is to contact each family over the next week or so. I know many of us don’t answer the phone if we don’t recognize the phone number calling. Since some of us have a long-distance number it can be mistaken as another spam call. Our volunteers will leave a message if the call is unanswered and call back a second time if they don’t hear from you. After that we will send a postcard to let you know we tried to call and invite you to contact us. We want to be sure and connect with everyone!
     
This ministry is directed by Deacon Chris Christy and Pastoral Care Chairperson Carolyn Jones.
If you have questions, please contact Deacon Chris at (928) 533-5012 or email: chris@slecp.org.
 
 “God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of the prayer.” Mother Theresa

Rev. Chris Christy, Clergy Oversight for Pastoral Care
Gathering for Abundant Life Phase 2.5

As of March 1, 2021, the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona moved into Phase 2.5 of our Gathering for Abundant Life plan for reopening our congregations for public worship. Phase 2.5 expands slightly upon the ministries that may resume during Phase 2, as outlined below.
Inquirers' Class Starting March 14

Do you want to become a member of the Episcopal Church?

An eight-week series of Inquirers’ Classes will begin on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of St. Luke’s Church to prepare those persons who have not yet been sacramentally confirmed (coming from a Protestant tradition) or received (coming from a Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox tradition) by a bishop in the Episcopal Church, or those who simply want to refresh their understanding of the practice of the Christian Faith in our tradition.

YOU are invited to join us for these presentations and discussions! We hope you will be a participant! Masks are required.                              

The Rev’d Jack M. Wolter
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
We did it!!! A big thank you to all the volunteers of Operation Deep Freeze!

St. Luke’s Outreach Commission volunteered for two weeks in February to cook a dinner meal for our brothers and sisters who sleep in the out of doors. The Salvation Army and Prescott Area Shelter open their doors to these people when the temperature reaches 30 or below. The women are taken by van to the Prescott Area Shelter to sleep and the men sleep at the Salvation Army on mats on the floor. This year, the total people being served a meal per night ranged from 6-21 people per night during our two weeks.

Out of the 14 nights St. Luke’s was responsible for providing, cooking, and serving the meal, ODF was open 9 of the 14 nights.

Thank you to the following for being ready and prepared to cook if you were called for a night of cooking and fellowship: Julie Sims, Marty Lewis, Kathy and Jim Pessin, George Chesney, Sue Fiorey, Carolyn Jones, Carol and Jerry Sweden, Robin Borok, Brenda Schwartz, Charles and Carol Covert, Bonnie Cain, Robert DeSantis and Ms. DeSantis, Jeanne and Neil Waterman, Cynthia Moreno, Gayle Gregory, John Thompson, Sharon Harris, Marsha Gehl, Dennis and Kay Houser, Kari Jamison, Pam and Murry Williams, Darrell and Susan Anderson, Annie Rairden, Becky Hansen, Mary Berkheiser, Sophie Buisson, Clement, Camron, Brody, Wayne and Mary Hallford.

And THANK YOU Fr. Pierre-Henry for your thoughtful announcements and Lauree Birchmeir and Beth Parknowitz for sending the special requests for help.

Thank you for sharing your stories of how loving, gracious, and friendly all the guests were.

You are all a BLESSING to our brothers and sisters in need. Without you, these two weeks would not have been the success they were. Thank you for all your GENEROSITY, KINDNESS and LOVE.
  
If you need to be reimbursed for the food you purchased, please call: Mary Hallford at 602-796-1177.                               
St. Luke's Lenten Study - Living in the Light
Resources for the Kids and Youth from Sophie
This first resource is for the youth, our older kids: What It Means to Follow Jesus

I found a sermon Jesus Foretells His Suffering and couple of videos for our younger kids that I think they'll enjoy!
The video below is about God's promise to Abraham.
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: 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.
St. Luke's Food Pantry featured on Finding and Making the Good's Facebook page

Finding and Making the Good, which "celebrates the people within the Prescott Quad-cities doing, living, and creating positivity," honored St. Luke's Food Pantry last Friday, February 26, for the great work being done every week. They featured St. Luke's Food Pantry on their Facebook page.

The video of the presentation below was prepared by McQuality Photography.
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 5, 2021: 57 individuals

Special Food Pantry Needs: powdered milk, sliced cheese for sandwiches, and cookies

Your generosity is appreciated by so many!
The Parish Office will re-open on Monday, March 15.

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 6-7
5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Crucifer/Lector: Jennifer Benson
Greeters: Roger & Jane Peacock

 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Crucifer/Lector: Gib McIntosh
Greeter: Elizabeth Timm
Ushers: Jean Ehlers, Carol Sweeden

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Jack Wolter
Crucifer: Nancy Reynolds
Lector 1: Paget Merriman
Lector 2: Rich Schwartz
Prayers: Brenda Schwartz
Verger: Larry Neece
Greeters: Jim & Kathy Pessin
Ushers: Leigh Hunt, JoAnn Salem

12 noon Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Greeter: Lauren Crawford
Usher: Marty Lewis

Altar Guild Team - Becky Hansen, Jennifer Benson, Betty & Dan Phillips,
Marjorie Hultberg, Tani Hendrickson

Scripture Readings
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Third Sunday in Lent
Click Here for readings!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 5-9
Matthew 5:17-19
Psalm 78:1-6


Special Dates this Week

Birthdays: 
March 7:  Claire Donovan, Marcie Harris, Gerry Jarvis 
March 9:  Ann Bracety, Marion Dunmire, Mary Temme 
March 12: Susan Schubert, Dan MacFarland, Genell Lee 
March 13: Frankie Thompson, Kimball Arnold
 
Anniversaries: 
March 7: Ron & Penny Davis 
March 9: Scott & Gwyneth Mies 
March 10: Don & Mary McKellar 
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:
March Thanksgiving & Healing Prayers
For a Covid-19 vaccine that will put an end to this virus and for all those people affected by this pandemic. Brandon & Nikki Reynolds; Carol Glover; Etta Parson; Mark Tuttle; Sara Williman; Barbara Harber; Vera Mulnix; Rich Staudt; Steven; Joan Hedger; Doug & Pat Ogburn; Jeanne Miller; Tim Salem, Jack Ehlers, Ed Ausmus, Riley Faith, Christina England, Greg & Mary Bowers, Gary Delisle; Jim & Jan Casacchia; Bill Christy; Larry Neece recovering at home; Deborah and the Delmastro family, Karen Kensing for a smooth recovery from surgery; Larry Allen surgery for a detached retina; Kerry McClung; Robert Ohannesian; Herb McCabe; Vie Villemure; Bill Johnson; Mary Berkheiser; Deacon Chris Christy; Rick Sheridan, Pat Anderson's brother; Erica, Carol, and Aiyana Arnold

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Lopez, Dante’, Florian
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Church of the Nativity, Scottsdale
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, March 5, 2021 The Diocese of Asante-Mampong – The Church of the Province of West Africa (Ghana Province)

Saturday, March 6, 2021 The Diocese of Saint Asaph – The Church in Wales

Sunday, March 7, 2021 (3rd Sunday of Lent ) Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo

Monday, March 8, 2021 The Diocese of Athabasca – The Anglican Church of Canada(Rupert’s Land Province)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 The Diocese of Athooch – The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan (Jonglei Province)

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 The Diocese of Atlanta - IV (4) Province

Thursday, March 11, 2021 The Diocese of Auckland - The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (Pakeha Tikanga)

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion diocese of Western Mexico Resolution 2020-1, of the 60th Diocesan Convention  
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
Dennis Houser prescottchorale@reagan.com
Kay Houser mezzomd@yahoo.com
Helen Henderson helen@slecp.org
Beth Parknowitz beth@slecp.org
Lauree Birchmeier laureeb@slecp.org
Alfonso Hernandez alfonso@slecp.org
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 will re-open on March 15

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