2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301

928-778-4499

General Mailbox, ext. 300
Interim Rector, ext. 302
Parish Admin, ext. 303
Director of Family Ministries & Admin Assistant to Interim Rector, ext. 304
Bookkeeper, ext. 305
Music Director, ext. 309

Pastoral Care Line: 928 460-2736
All Saints' Sunday
transferred from Nov. 1
Proper 27

Web Address: slecp.org

Weekly Epistle
All Saints’
November 7, 2021
In-Gathering Sunday
If you have not returned your pledge card, please do so this Saturday & Sunday, November 6 & 7
The 10 am service will be live-streamed via Facebook. You don't need a Facebook account to view the service.
All Saints' Sunday

Preaching this weekend is
Rev. Jim Schubert
Registration for the weekly services is no longer required.

All services - Saturday 5:30 pm, Sunday 8 am, and Sunday 10 am - will take place in the Sanctuary.

We continue to strongly encourage mask-wearing. Thank you!
Meditation from Rev. Susan Schubert

John 1:16
From his fullness, we have all received grace upon grace.

I know what it is to be food insecure. As a young girl when my parents divorced, I was suddenly living with only my mother and three sisters in a one bedroom apartment. We had just enough to eat — if you count the fact that we sometimes had to eat liver—which we hated. We also ate nuts, and potatoes and barley with butter. At first, that was pretty much what we had. We knew this was because it was all we could afford. Though she had a college degree, our mother had no marketable skills. When a dentist offered her a job assisting him, she readily accepted. There was no formal training, he taught her on the job. Even though she was employed, we barely had enough to eat. It was my grandparents who helped us in those days.

Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may received mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

In seminary, Jim and I each had a part time job. Jim worked in Maintenance for the seminary and I was a faculty assistant, doing research for a professor who was writing a book. These jobs helped, yet sometimes we struggled to feed our family of four. One weekend we opened our cupboard and realized that we did not have enough food or money to get us through the weekend. Jim’s check wouldn’t come until Monday. We had some of my homemade bread, a can of spaghetti-Os and, as I seem to remember, some canned vegetables.

We were sitting at the kitchen table, in our mobile home, wondering what we could do, when there was a knock on the door. It was Mary, the wife of one of our classmates. She held a large package wrapped in newspaper. Grinning widely, she said, “I don’t know if you can use this, but we already have plenty.” I must have stared at her in amazement, because she said, “It’s trout! My brother and his friends caught so many that we can’t even fit them in our freezer,” We ate trout and bread and
spaghetti-Os that weekend and we grave thanks.

Many people living all around us are food insecure. Like my birth family and our own family many years later; many do not want to have to ask for help. Are you grateful for the abundance you have been given? Are you making plans for a Thanksgiving gathering this year? If you answered “yes” to this question; I ask you to consider giving from your abundance to. St. Luke’s Food Pantry. People who share their plenty will tell you that it is they themselves who are most the blessed.

Rev. Susan Schubert
Interim Rector
The Gift of Faith: Stewardship Reflection

“God helps those who help themselves”. 75% of Americans think so, according to pollster George Barna. In fact, the phrase topped a poll of the most widely known verses in the Bible. Despite the fact that it’s not actually there!
The In-Gathering Weekend is this weekend: November 6-7!

If you haven't already submitted it, please bring your completed pledge card with you to church this weekend!

Don't have a 2022 pledge card? If you do NOT have a pledge card, you may click here or on the Every Perfect Gift logo button above for a confidential online form. Call the office to have one mailed to you, or you may pick one up in the Gathering Hall.
Don't Miss our Indoor Yard Sale!
Saturday, November 6, 9 am - 2 pm at St. Luke's

Our parishioners will have one last chance to look around and shop after services on Sunday, November 7.

All proceeds go to Children & Youth Ministry and the Contemporary Service. Thanks for your support!

Help is still needed!! We could use pricers!! If you can help, the group will be meeting Friday morning at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

For questions, contact Lauree at 928-778-4499, ext. 304 or youth@slecp.org.
SOCK’TOBER

From: Kaiti Sweeney in the Youth Ministry Group
To:  All sock lovers at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

My JOI Club (Junior Optimists International) at Liberty Traditional School in Prescott Valley is running a donation drive to collect new socks in all sizes, for all ages. These socks will be donated to a Quad City Homeless Shelter. I have a SOCK’tober decorated box in the Narthex, across from the Chapel entrance, where you can place your donations of new socks.

The collection box will be at St. Luke’s through Sunday, November 7!

Help us keep FEET WARM!!
Blood Drive at St. Luke's: December 6
Make a Difference in Someone's Life!
The next Blood Drive will take place on Monday, December 6, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. You will make a difference in someone's life by donating!

To sign-up, click on the link below, log in, and register.


You may also call 877-25-VITAL.
COME & SEE: Sunday School for ALL AGES at St. Luke’s

Saturday, November 6
(The Saturday offering is for adults only)
Conference Room at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 7
Time: 9:10 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Adults - Conference Room

Lower Elementary - Kindergarten-2nd Grades
Room H (Next to Nursery)


No Youth Ministry this Sunday, November 7

Annual Quilt Raffle to Benefit Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner

Don’t Spend Christmas Alone! Donation Quilt is on display in the Gathering Hall. Tickets are 6 for $5.00 for an opportunity to win this Christmas Quilt. Name and phone number are needed on the back of the ticket. You do not need to be present for the drawing which will be held on Sunday, December 19 at the 8:00 a.m. service.

Ticket helpers are needed at each service to assist with ticket sales! Please contact the office at 928 778-4499 to volunteer.

Carol Sweeden
DSCA Chair
Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner Update

The “Don’t Spend Christmas Alone” event will be back for 2021! However, there will be some changes.
The primary change will be that it will be a “boxed dinner” that will be picked up or delivered to those folks who are homebound. In keeping with protocols due to COVID and its variants, we feel having such large members of the communities dining in our Parish Hall and lingering in the Gathering Hall could have adverse effects.

We will require contacting St Luke’s for a reservation for the dinners, how many, and then a time frame to pick up here. Again, Police and Fire Departments of the communities will be participating in those home deliveries, again by reservation.

Carol Sweeden, Chairperson
Food Donation Program

Our food donation program continues to benefit the Prescott Community Cupboard, the Prescott Valley Food Bank, and the Chino Valley Food Bank. This has been an ongoing program (separate from the St. Luke's Food Pantry) where parishioners can donate non-perishable food items in the large wooden box in the Gathering Hall. 
 Thank you for your continued support of all our food donation programs!
Monastic Retreat at Chapel Rock

The 2021 Monastic Retreat, the weekend of November 19-21, at Chapel Rock is open to everyone who seeks an opportunity for rest and renewal in a monastic setting.

This retreat is designed for clergy and laity, Episcopalians and non-Episcopalians alike by members of the Ministry for Religious Life in the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona.

If you desire to draw near to God through practices such as praying the Daily Offices, silence, spiritual direction, Lectio Divina, and sacred fellowship, consider joining us in beautiful Prescott, Arizona at our beloved Chapel Rock. Click here to register!
Lectionary-Based Bible Study
Next meeting is Wednesday, November 10, 9 a.m. in the Meditation Room (Classroom A)
followed by the Healing Service in the Chapel at 10 a.m.
An opportunity to “preview” the readings for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 28
Daniel 12:1-3
Psalm 16
Hebrews 10: 11-25
Mark 13:1-8

The Thanksgiving Eve service will take place on Wednesday, November 24, at 5:30 pm in the Sanctuary.
Please note time change.

Please note that there will be no Healing Service on Wednesday, November 24.

The Parish Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.
NO Coffee Hour this Sunday, November 7

Coffee Hour Hosts Next Sunday, November 14
After 8 a.m. service: - No hosts, feel free to sign up for a future week
After 10 a.m. service: Arthur & Laura Reilly are Hosts
We are looking for volunteers to host each Sunday after 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. 
HOST JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND SIGN-UP SHEETS are available on the long table in the Gathering Hall.

Hosts can team up with another family, Commission, or interest group.
Thank you for volunteering to be a host!
St. Luke's Food Pantry Report

Number of individuals served on October 29, 2021: 88 individuals, 20 households

The weekly drop-off food drive is each Thursday, 2-4 pm.
The drop-off point for the weekly food drive is at the south entrance of the building.

Suggested food items for the next drop-off food drive:

canned chicken, tuna, beef, flour (small bag), rice, cookies, crackers, Manwich

The Food Pantry open to the public every Friday from 9 am to 12 pm; also at the south entrance.
Update on Nametags

Nametags are available as you enter into the Gathering Area.

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. They are in alphabetical order. You will receive an email when your nametag has come in. Pastor Susan appreciates you wearing your nametag so she can learn your name.

The church provides the first nametag. However, if you lose it and need a replacement, the suggested donation is $12 (the cost of the nametag).
Weekly Attendance and Epistle Data from October 30 - October 31

Weekly Attendance
In-person: 131
Views from October 31, 10 a.m. service (video): 45 views


Weekly Epistle Newsletter - 433 sent on October 28
50.5% open rate
215 opens
Worship Ministers for November 6 & 7
Saturday, November 6, 2021
5:30 P.M. Service
Celebrant: Rev. Susan Schubert
Preacher: Rev. Jim Schubert
Crucifer: Art Villemure
 
Sunday, November 7, 2021
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Rev. Bonnie Cain
Preacher: Rev. Jim Schubert
Crucifer: Nancy Carmichael
Ushers: Kathryn Barber, Marjorie Hultberg
 
Sunday, November 7, 2021
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Rev. Bonnie Cain
Preacher: Rev. Jim Schubert
Deacon: Rev. Kimball Arnold
Chalice: Doris Schoeben
Crucifer: Nancy Reynolds
 Lector 1: Susan Bray-Anderson
Lector 2: Rich Schwartz
Prayers: Brenda Schwartz
Verger: Larry Neece
Welcome Table: Barbara Walter
Greeters: Kathy Pessin, Jim Pessin
Ushers: Ken Wagner, Peggy Wagner, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Becky Hansen
Live-Stream Ministry:
 
Altar Guild Team
Becky Hansen, Mary Berkheiser, Marjorie Hultberg, Tani Hendrickson
Scripture Readings
Sunday, Nov. 7
All Saints' Sunday
(transferred from Nov. 1)
Click here for readings!


Wednesday Healing Service
10 am, Chapel
Wednesday, November 10
2 Timothy 1:6-12
Psalm 77:11-15
Matthew 5:13-19

Pastoral Care Line: 928-460-2736
Special Dates this Week

Birthdays:
November 7: Frances Meintjes
November 8: Tony Reynolds
November 9: Sue Kimball
November 12: Nicole Harris, Greg Bowers

Anniversaries:
November 10: Greg & Mary Bowers
November 11: Bill & Linda King,
Tom & Christine Mann
Altar Flowers Donation

...for Saturday, November 6 & Sunday, November 7, altar flowers have been given to the glory of God by Darrell Anderson & Susan Bray-Anderson
How to donate weekly altar flowers

The 2021 Altar Flower Chart is located on the table in the Narthex, across from the Chapel. Pick a date, write your name in, and let the office know (info@slecp.org or 928-778-4499) if you would like a special note to accompany the notice of your donation of altar flowers in the Weekly Epistle. The suggested donation for altar flowers is $55 - if writing a check be sure to note "Altar Flowers" in the memo line. Thank you for supporting this important ministry.
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.
Make your 2022 Pledge now!
You may now submit your confidential 2022 pledge to support St. Luke's by clicking the Every Perfect Gift button below.

You may also return your completed pledge card by mail, by putting it in the offering plate, or by bringing it with you to church during the In-Gathering Weekend on November 6-7.
Thank you so much for supporting St. Luke's!

The church has a Zoom account if you need to hold a church-related meeting via Zoom.

Get connected today...
For more information, to get instruction,
or to 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
We have resumed the practice of keeping names on the prayer list for four weeks unless you've made a special request for a person to be kept on the list long-term. There is a black prayer binder that is located in the Narthex across from the Chapel, next to the Daughters of the King Prayer Box, in which you can write your prayer requests.

As noted below, you may email prayer requests to: epistle@slecp.org.

For Those In Need We Pray...

Prayers for Healing (the names below will be on the prayer list for 4 weeks, please email
epistle@slecp.org to add or re-add a name to the prayer list):
Jean Messick, Ileen Szelka, Rev. Susan Schubert, Tom Connors, Kathy MacCauley, Brandon Reynolds, Carol Glover, Mark Tuttle, Sara Williman, Vera Mulnix, Jeanne Miller, Mary Bowers, Gary DeLisle, Kerry McClung, Bill Johnson, Mary Berkheiser, Alfonso Hernandez, Joan Preston, Joan Lane, Frank & Phyllis Maruna, Carl Anderson, Larry Allen, Etta Parson, Jerry & Carol Sweeden, Robert Appel, Judith Duffett, Elijah Duffett, Dave Cain, Joan Lane & family at the loss of Joan’s mother Edna, Brittany Waters, Kayla, Janel, Christina Lisford, Mark Haman

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Lopez, Dante, Florian, Ian, Beka

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. John the Baptist in Glendale

In the St. Luke’s Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Warm for Winter, Highway Clean-up, Quad City Interfaith Council

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation

For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy in Kenya

For Our Companion Diocese of Western Mexico Resolution 2020-1, of the 60th Diocesan Convention  

Please send your prayer requests to: epistle@slecp.org
Saturday & Sunday Services: 
Saturday 5:30 pm Spoken Eucharist in the Sanctuary
Sunday 8:00 am Eucharist with Organ in the Sanctuary
Sunday 10:00 am Eucharist with Organ/Choir in the Sanctuary

Masks are strongly encouraged.

Staff Email addresses below:

Interim Rectorinterimrector@slecp.org
Parish Admin parshadmin@slecp.org
The Director of Family Ministries & Admin Assistant to Interim Rector youth@slecp.org
Organist mezzomd@yahoo.com
Bookkeeper finance@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 Monday!

Church Website: 

The Sunday bulletin is available with the listing for the week's online service.

Our calendar is available at the Calendar section.
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9 am to Noon & 1-4 pm
Friday 9 am to Noon

To reach us by phone, call 928 778-4499.

When you get the voicemail, please use the following extensions:
General Mailbox ext. 300
Interim Rector ext. 302
Parish Admin ext. 303
Admin Assistant to Int. Rector ext. 304
Children & Youth ext. 304
Bookkeeper ext. 305
Music Director ext. 309


For Pastoral Emergencies call the
Pastoral Care Line: 928 460-2736

2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: 928-778-4499
Fax: 928-778-4699