2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301

928 778-4499
Fr. Pierre-Henry, ext. 302
Mother Denise, ext. 304
Deacon Kimball & Deacon Chris, 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
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Weekly Epistle
May 17
St. Luke's Video Worship Service for the Sixth Sunday of Easter
Sunday, May 17, 11 am
Bulletin & Sermon
Sixth Sunday of Easter
The Rev Pierre-Henry Buisson
A Video Message from Bishop Reddall
Bishop Reddall briefly explains what she and the Task Force have been undertaking these past couple of weeks.
Bishop Reddall has a written message to the Diocese (Click below left). By clicking the "Gathering Document (below right) you can see the complete plan for reopening.

Congratulations Keehna!
Centering Prayer from Home on Friday, May 22
St. Luke’s Centering Prayer Group continues to meet “ in spirit” on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Members gather for approximately 30 minutes of communal silence in the comfort of their homes, at our usual 9 a.m. start time. Participants receive an email ahead of time with a short piece of soft opening music, a closing prayer, and a schedule for that morning’s “sit”. Our next prayer circle meets on Friday, May 22. Come be a part of our prayer movement. Contact facilitator Linda Guy at 2linda.guy@gmail.com for more information.
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.
This week we supplied food to 46 individuals. We were blessed to have an abundance of fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs thanks to Paulden Food Bank and the Organic Farm. 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
cereals, jelly, canned chicken, cookies, tuna helper, hamburger helper and mashed potato packets.

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
The Angel Quilts group was hoping to resume meeting in May.
That will not happen due to Covid-19. As soon as we get the all clear the group will resume.

Masks Needed at St. Luke's
Once we are able to gather again, everyone over the age of 2 will need a mask,
small, medium, large, extra large. Anyone willing to make masks please contact
Lauree by email at lauree@slecp.org or by phone at 989 859-5381.
Forward Day by Day Meditations May, June & July are Here!
In a box outside St. Luke's wooden church doors you will find the following:
The Book of Common Prayer
Forward Day by Day Meditations (May, June, July) Small & LARGE print
Our Daily Bread (March, April May)
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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BYOBeverage and stop by to say HI!
Let's stay connected!
Message from Bishop Reddall Regarding Coronavirus Response Updates
I am extending the suspension of public, in-person worship in our congregations until May 25, 2020, pending any additional instructions from the Governor of Arizona. On April 23, the Standing Committee and I will be discussing what criteria we wish to establish for safely reopening worship and other activities in congregations.

To read the Bishop's complete newsletter Click Here
Habits of Grace: An invitation for you,
from Presiding Bishop Curry

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 video meditation will be posted on Mondays  through May.

May 11, 2020: Our time is in God's hands
Scripture Readings

Sunday, May 17, 2020
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Click Here for readings!

Wednesday, May 20
Acts 17:15,22–18:1
Ps 148:1–2,11–14
John 16:12–15
Honoring Special Dates
May 17: Bill Preston        
May 18: Raphael Buisson  
May 19: Betty Gass          
May 20: Brian Weir         
May 21: John Petrocik
May 22: Everett Cox
May 17: Dan and Grace McFarland
May 18: Clark and Ronna Weaver
May 20: Larry Allen & JoAnn Salem,
Casey & Connie Hargis
May 21: Rich and Cathy Hoagland
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 of Prayers
May Healing Prayers
To all members, family, friends of St. Luke's at this troubling time.
Nancy & Tony's son, Brandon Reynolds who is living with brain cancer; Clay & Muriel De Ganahl;
Rosey & Les Garripee; Joanie Hedger & Family; Kay Reeb; Sally, Chalys' sister;
JoAnn Salem & Larry Allen; Chalys Stephens, Brother Ernie
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, 15 May 2020  
Nagpur (North India) The Rt Revd Paul Dupare
Aba (Nigeria) Vacant

Saturday, 16 May 2020
Nairobi (Kenya) The Rt Revd Joel Waweru Mwangi
Aba Ngwa North (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Nathan Kanu
Ikwuano (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Chigozirim Onyegbule

Sunday, 17 May 2020
Pray for the Anglican Church of Korea
The Most Revd Moses Nagjun Yoo - Primate of Korea and Bishop of Daejeon

Monday, 18 May 2020
Nakuru (Kenya) The Rt Revd Joseph Muchai
Abakaliki (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Monday Nkwoagu
Ilaje (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Fredrick Olugbemi

Tuesday, 19 May 2020
Nambale (Kenya) The Rt Revd Robert Magina Barasa
Aberdeen & Orkney (Scotland) The Rt Revd Anne Dyer
Ile - Oluji (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Abel Oluyemi Ajibodu

Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Namibia (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Luke Pato
Abuja (Nigeria) The Most Revd Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba (Primate)

Thursday, 21 May 2020
Namirembe (Uganda) The Rt Revd Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira
Abyei (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Michael Deng K Bol
Accra (West Africa) The Rt Revd Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto

Friday, 22 May 2020
Nandyal (South India) The Rt Revd Eggoni Pushpalalitha
Adelaide (Australia) The Most Revd Geoffrey Martyn Smith

Saturday, 23 May 2020
Nasik (North India) Vacant
Afikpo (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Paul Udogu
Ilesa (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Samuel Olubayu Sowale
Ilesa South West (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Samuel Egbebunmi

Sunday, 24 May 2020 (Saint Augustine / Anglican Communion Sunday)
Pray for all members of the Anglican Communion around the world
For the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, and all primates and bishops
For members of the Anglican Consultative Council
For the Secretary General, The Most Revd Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon,
For the staff at the Anglican Communion Office in London and the UN offices in Geneva and New York

In Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:   St. Albans, Wickenburg

In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Eyeglass and Cell Phone Collections , Abundant Life Crusade

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 through May 25, 2020.
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

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