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


All Saints' Day!
Rector: Pierre-Henry Buisson

Weekly Epistle
All Saints' Day!
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
November 1, 2020
For all you folks at home,
St Luke's will be live streaming
our 10am service every week!!!
Reserve your seat for In-Person
Worship Services on our Website
every Tuesday thru Thursday
22nd Sunday after Pentecost,
Proper 26
Saturday, Oct. 31, 5:30pm
Sunday, Nov. 1, 8am,10am
The 12 pm service will be projected on a screen.
Preaching this weekend is
The Rev. Pierre-Henry
A Message from Fr. Pierre-Henry about Communion and Masks

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

When we submitted our plan for reopening to the diocese, we mentioned that we were going to use the individual cups with bread and wine. The diocese let us know that we could not use these cups. So, we changed our plan to follow the diocesan guidelines offering only communion under the element of bread. When we had our reopening in September, it was very strange for me to give the communion only with the bread. Several people shared with me that something was missing. So the following weekend I decided to offer the communion with the individual communion cups. In my opinion, it was a way to safely offer communion with bread and wine. 

Last Friday our Bishop reminded all the parishes that we should not offer communion with wine during this pandemic time. She also reminded us that she never agreed to the use of individual cups. I emailed Bishop Reddall to share my thoughts and explain why I was using the cups at St Luke’s. We had a discussion on Thursday morning over the phone.

The position of Bishop Reddall is about symbolism and theology: in the Anglican Tradition, we receive the blood of Christ sharing the common cup. This symbolism disappears when we receive individual cups. Theologically, this privation of wine during communion allows us to remember what we believe about the eucharist: Christ is fully present in the bread and in the wine. When we receive the sacramental bread we receive Christ, nothing is missing. 

This is a special time, and during this pandemic, we have to accept certain sacrifices in order to safely gather and worship our Lord. One of them being that our bishop believes that we cannot receive communion under the element of wine at this time.

When I became a priest I promised to obey my bishop, and I have renewed this vow every year since during Holy Week, so I will follow Bishop’s Reddall directions. So, during the Eucharist the celebrant will be the only one to receive the Blood of Christ in the name of the congregation, and we will distribute the communion with only the Sacramental Bread. The ministers who will give communion will carefully sanitize their hands before.

I also asked Bishop Reddall about wearing masks in church for the readers and celebrant as we are more than 20 feet away. Our bishop’s decision is that everybody should wear a mask at all times in the church, even readers and the celebrant. The only execution is for the preacher, and when we say something that is not printed in the bulletin. So, readers, the gospeller, and celebrant have to wear a mask.

We all agree that this situation is not ideal. But at least we can worship together, we can celebrate the Eucharist, we can receive Communion. In so many places people can’t worship in-person yet. I look forward to the blessed day when we will be able again to share the Blood of Christ from the Common Cup, and celebrate without a mask!

Blessings,

Pierre-Henry+
Watch for a special email tomorrow from Fr. Pierre-Henry with some thoughts about stewardship and faith-filled generosity! It will also be available on our website tomorrow.


On Sunday, October 25, Larry Neece, parishioner, gave a stewardship talk at each of the services. We wanted to share that with you today in case you missed it.
These past six months has been a challenge to keep the Youth ministry afloat! We have kept in touch through emails, texts and Zoom meetings but obviously it is nothing like socializing in person. When the Bishop finally gave us the green light to open up the Youth Ministry again, I jumped on the opportunity and scheduled an event for Friday October 24th at St Luke’s. I sent the invitation to our teens and the response was overwhelming! 16 Youth showed up to the event! Trampus Tribbey and I were delighted to see our kids so happy to reconnect and to catch up with each other. We stayed outside in the playground and on the lawn where we enjoyed ice cream. The teens were very good at keeping their masks on the whole time (except when eating!). We all had such a good time that we are planning on meeting again soon! Stay tuned!
A note for the kids and their families from Sophie


Hello Kids and Families,

I hope you are all doing well! In case you have not heard, St Luke's now offers a contemporary service every Sunday at noon! It is designed to attract younger people as it is shorter, laid back, and the music is modern!

Here are a few resources below (YouTube videos) for this week-end's themes: Halloween and All Saints' Day! Enjoy.

I hope to see you all soon!

Click on the links below:

DSCA Donation Quilt 2020
The DSCA Committee is very happy to announce the
2020 Donation Quilt is on display in the Gathering Hall.

Due to Covid19, we are unable to use the small tickets for
the drawing nor collect monies directly.
We will be using the "SPECIAL OFFERING" envelopes.
We ask you take one (or more!) of the envelopes;
put your name, phone number and the amount enclosed on the outside.
Place the envelope in the collection plate and it will
be placed in a special container in the office until the drawing.
Minimum Donation is $5.00, multiple envelopes are encouraged!

Drawing will be on Sunday, December 13th. Winner will be notified.
Quilt made by Carol Sweeden and Under Cover Quilts.

Please help make our 2020 DSCA Donation Quilt a success.
Another attempt is being made to hack Fr. Pierre-Henry's email
Beloved in Christ,

Another attempt is apparently being made to hack my email. Several parishioners received emails during the week purporting to be from me that ask for "a favor." Please do not respond to them or open any links that they contain. They are not from me!

As a reminder, I will never ask you for money, credit cards or favors by email. If you see a suspicious email, check the address closely. Emails from me (and from the church office) always come from the St Luke's email address ending with @slepc.org). And my church email does not contain my last name.

Unfortunately, it has become common for unscrupulous people to target the emails of clergy persons. I am sorry for any inconvenience this is causing. I have been unable to track the source.

Please let me know if you receive a suspicious email and I will continue to try to find the source and stop it.

In peace,
Pierre-Henry
Our Companion Diocese with Western Mexico
so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.”
(Romans 5:12)
In 2019, the Anglican Diocese of Western Mexico took the first step toward initiating a companion diocese relationship with the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona. Diocesan Bishop Ricardo Gomez Osnaya shared that the 49th General Synod took this bold step believing that, “This fraternal companionship with the Diocese of Arizona, is based on the premise that neither body is too poor to contribute nor too rich to not be in need of anything. In our estimation, this partnership can bring great blessings to each of our respective dioceses, enriching the spiritual life of every person, and especially on both sides of the border that joins our dioceses.” With these solemn and joyful words, the Diocese of Western Mexico invited the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona to take a step of faith toward a future of shared ministry, worship, and mutual diocesan transformation.

At our 60th Diocesan Convention, we responded by accepting the invitation to journey forward with our neighbor diocese; becoming companions that will explore ways to share the richness of our respective diocesan life. We share the desire to establish companion parish relationships; to pursue evangelism and church planting initiatives and projects, and to continuing providing a faithful welcome and shelter to our migrant neighbors at the U.S./Mexico border. Over the course of the next months, I will be working to assemble a delegation that will work hand in hand with a delegation from the Diocese of Western Mexico to put together a roadmap for moving taking steps in the holy work of becoming the beloved community. We ask for your prayers and support. 

Altar Guild Needs YOU!!!
"This is a wonderful time to give back to the church as we forge ahead into our new format for worship at St. Luke's. The Altar Guild is a beautiful, behind the scenes ministry involved in preparing our service areas for worship - setting out everything needed for communion, making sure candles are filled and sanctuary areas are clean and neat, and then cleaning the linens and vessels used during worship after the services. 
If you are interested in serving the church in the Altar Guild,
please contact Robin Borok, Directress, at 928-277-1879 or 
twoaterra@aol.com for more information."
LAY DAY OF MINISTRY DISCERNMENT
Have you been discerning new ministry as a lay person in the church? Are you interested in having more options available for your development as a lay leader/worshipper/congregation in the Diocese of Arizona? Then you're invited to the Lay Day of Ministry Discernment on November 14 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. via Zoom. We are actively seeking to develop more growth opportunities for Lay Ministers who serve throughout the church and we'd like to hear from you! What would be edifying? Fill you up? Help you to deepen your sense of service and witness in the church? Develop your leadership? Come to share and to hear from others at this listening session/focus group time hosted by the Commission on Ministry (COM). All who are passionate about joyful, robust Lay Ministry are welcome!
Questions? Email COM Chair, Rev. Erika von HaarenRegister today.
A Stewardship Prayer
Written by Susan Bray-Anderson, Stewardship Chair
How to Pledge to St. Luke’s from Your I.R. A. Distribution.
This year on the pledge card from St. Luke’s for our Faith-Filled Generosity Stewardship season, you will find some boxes to check. One of these is ___Please contact me about making my gift through …my I.R.A distribution. This past weekend, we heard a Stewardship talk which explained the benefits of using an IRA distribution to satisfy his pledge and how to set up a direct transfer.

“After years of contributing to tax-deferred 401(k)s and IRAs, income tax is due on that money when you take withdrawals in retirement. Annual withdrawals from traditional retirement accounts are required after age 70 1/2, and the penalty for skipping a required minimum distribution is 50% of the amount that should have been withdrawn.” However, if you are in the fortunate position of not needing your distribution for living expenses and are charitably inclined, you might reduce your Social Security tax or your Medicare tax on your required withdrawal by donating your money directly to a qualifying charity of which St. Luke’s is.

Please check with your tax professional before the end of the year to see if this may benefit you and, at the same time, benefit St. Luke’s.

“When we share from our first-fruits as God shared His first-fruit (Jesus) with us, we are modeling the same generosity God has shown us.”

The step by step article from U.S. News and World Report is here for you.
Last week for Undie Sunday Drive -
U.S. Vets Yavapai County

This week through Sunday, November 1, is the last call for donating undergarments for our U.S. Vets. We are so appreciative of your support and our bin is almost full!! Thanks to all who have contributed so far.

If you are interested in volunteering for the U.S. Vets Stand Down Event, please fill out the attached volunteer form below. There is also a flyer below about the event which occurs Thursday through Saturday, Nov, 12-14, 2020.  
ST. LUKE’S NEEDS YOU….
With the re-opening of our Church several weeks ago, we have experienced a drop in the number of Ushers that serve at our Sunday morning services. If you, or if you know of someone, that is willing to serve at one of the 3 services on Sunday morning, we would love to have you join us. The duties are quite different from our normal duties. They are not difficult, and we would pair you with one of our experienced Ushers to learn. The services are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12 Noon. If you think you’d like to join this wonderful ministry, please call me at 928-642-2626.    
Thank you,  Jan Casacchia
Patchers & Purlers Informational Meeting

Quilters unite! Quilters needed to make prayer quilts.

Come find out more about the Patchers & Purlers on
Thursday, November 12, in the Conference Room at 9:30 a.m.
Limited Capacity (10 people max)

Questions? Call Lynette Barnett (928)237-6123
Numbers from Last Week's Services - In Person 145 Individuals
On Facebook Live Stream - 73 households
St Luke's YouTube Channel - 14 Households
 Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday Services
The Food Pantry has a New Addition
A New Refrigerator

Food Pantry is open every Friday, 9am to Noon
Pass the word!!!

St. Luke's Food Pantry is at the south end of the building
at the end of the Classroom Wing.

85 people were served this week!

If you are shopping for yourself and would like to pick up a few items from the list below, you can drop them off during our Thursday afternoon food drives from 2 -4 pm, in the same area of the church. This is the only day someone will be at the Food Pantry to receive your items. This week, the Food Pantry is need of cereal, cereal, and more cereal!
Oh - and cookies!

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
St. Luke's Food Pantry Thanksgiving Needs

Last year, the Pantry gave out 35 Thanksgiving boxes. This year, there is more need.

There are the more expensive items the Pantry could use help purchasing:
turkeys and hams
large aluminum cooking pans
canned sweet potatoes
French fried onions
boxes of stuffing
boxes of hot chocolate/cocoa
boxes of pancake/waffle mix
syrup
boxes of biscuit mix
Thank you for your
continued 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!
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, 928 778-4499x303
Scripture Readings
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Click Here for readings!

Wednesday, Nov 4
Philippians 2:12-18
Psalm 62:6-12
Luke 14:25-33



Special Dates this Week
Birthdays 
November 1: Joyce Sprow, Danielle McCaslin, Sandy McBride, Mike Cash
November 2: Kaitlynn Heinz
November 3: Bernie Bobak
November 4: Tom Connors
November 5: Mark Tuttle
November 6: Jack Parker
Anniversaries: 
November 1: Bill & Nina Hess
November 2: Ted & Genell Lee
November 3: Frank & Phyllis Maruna      
November 4: Dick & Dianne Crowther

Altar Flower Donation - Sara Wiliman -
In loving memory of Jack, Albert & Mary, Mary Ann & Art, Trudy
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:
October Healing Prayers
To all members, family, friends of St. Luke's during this pandemic
Brandon & Nikki Reynolds.; Alicia; Alex; Sharon, Dave & Nancy C.; Larie & Wife; Carol; Darrell C.; Dominica Coppola& Marty Dane; Max J.; Carol Glover; Gil & Cheri Lattimer's mother & Good Samaritan Staff; Cathy Hoaglund; Gary & Kathy MacCauley; Robert McCaulley; Jean Messick; Etta Parson; Linda Schwab; Sue; Ileen Szelka; Mark Tuttle; Patty; Ron Miller; Beth Wingate; Kate Carroll; Carl Dekemper; Sara Wiliman; Barbara Harber; Vera Mulnix; Rich Staudt; Steven; Glenn J.; Joan Hedger; Erni Frazier; Ruth Visclo, Vicki Casacchia; Ian Snider; Jerri Wheeler; Joe & Linda, Glen Gregor; Jim Casacchia; Scott Menke; Jeff Bernatz; Doug Ogburn; Yoland Jr; Steve

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Lopez, Dante’, Florian
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Mark's, Mesa

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

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Friday, 30 October 2020
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) The Rt Revd Eduardo Coelho Grillo
Davao (Philippines) The Rt Revd Jonathan Labasan Casimina

Saturday, 31 October 2020
Rio Grande (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Michael Vono
Delaware (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Kevin S Brown
Kurunegala (Ceylon) The Rt Revd Keerthisiri Fernando

Sunday, 1 November 2020
Pray for the Church of the Province of West Africa
The Most Revd Dr Jonathan Bau-Bau Bonaparte Hart - Primate & Metropolitan, Church of the Province of West Africa; Archbishop of the Internal province of West Africa and Bishop of Liberia

Monday, 2 November 2020
Rochester (England) The Rt Revd James Langstaff
Rochester (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Prince Singh
Kushtia (Bangladesh) The Rt Revd Samuel Sunil Mankhin (Primate)

Tuesday 3 November 2020
Rockhampton (Australia) Vacant
Delhi (North India) The Rt Revd Warris K. Masih
Kutigi (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Jeremiah Kolo

Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Rokon (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Francis Loyo Mori
Derby (England) The Rt Revd Libby Lane

Thursday, 5 November 2020
Rorya (Tanzania) The Rt Revd John Adiema
Derry & Raphoe (Ireland) The Rt Revd Kenneth Raymond Good
Dhaka (Bangladesh) The Most Revd Paul Shishir Sarker

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  
Worship Ministers for October 31, November 1, November 4
 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Crucifer: Bill Christy
Lectors/Prayers: Gary & Karen Kensing
Greeters/Ushers: Terri Doran

 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Crucifer/Lector: Gib McIntosh
Ushers/Greeters: Pam Damm, Sylvia McIntosh

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Chris Chisty
Crucifer: Nancy Reynolds
Lector 1: Doris Schoeben
Lector 2: George Chesney
Prayers: James Schubert
Verger: Larry Neece
Greeters: Jim & Kathy Pessin
Ushers: Mary Berkheiser, Jean Ehlers, Becky Hansen

12 noon Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Chris Christy
Greeters:
Usher: Barbara Baker-Rosenberg

Wednesday 10 am Healing Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev Pierre-Henry Buisson
Crucifer: Nancy Carmichael

Altar Guild Team - Becky Hansen, Jennifer Benson, Betty Phillips, Marjorie Hultberg,
Tani Hendrickson, Marty Lewis, Robin Borok
Service Schedule
 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 Services:
·        Wednesday 10 am      Healing Service with Communion in the Chapel
Phase II allows the following:
Offices can be open with staff staying appropriate distance from one another. 

The church and offices will remain locked
during the week. If you need to meet with someone please call and make an appointment.

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 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!
At least one Staff Member will be available to receive Phone Calls during the
following times:
Monday thru Thursday 9a-12n; 1p-4p
Friday 9a-12n
Call 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
Church Website: 
The Sunday bulletin is available under Worship Worship Bulletins
Our calendar is available at the Calendar section.

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