2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301
928 778-4499
Fr. Pierre-Henry, ext. 302
Deacons Kimball, Chris, & Keehna, 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

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, October 19, as we are expecting heavy traffic issues before and after the presidential rally at the airport.
The staff will work remotely from home. 
St. Luke's Day

Rector: Pierre-Henry Buisson

Weekly Epistle
20th Sunday after Pentecost
St. Luke's Day
October 18, 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
20th Sunday after Pentecost,
Proper 24
Saturday, Oct. 17, 5:30pm
Sunday, Oct. 18, 8am,10am
The 12 pm service will be projected on a screen.
Preaching this weekend is
The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson.
Pierre-Henry's sermon will be available on the Website on Saturday after 3pm
RSVP for Worship
Registration will remain open for the
Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. & 12 p.m. services
through Saturday, October 17.
The Sunday 10 a.m. service is currently full.
Click below to register!

Faith-Filled Generosity: A Note from Pierre-Henry

As we begin our Stewardship Season in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences, I would like to encourage you to pray daily for a successful Stewardship Campaign. You may want to use the prayer composed by Susan Bray-Anderson. It will be available at the end of every service this weekend, is available on our website, and is included in this E-pistle.

A successful campaign, in my opinion, will provide us with more than we need to accomplish our mission. A campaign that will provide St Luke's with plenty of resources to fund our programs and ministries, to maintain our building and grounds, and to support and help those less fortunate than us. But also a campaign where all or most of our families and households will participate.

Pledging from our treasure is not about helping St Luke's paying its bills. First and foremost, pledging is a spiritual discipline allowing us to generously give back to God part of our time, talents, and treasure. We generously give back to God out of abundance, not out of scarcity; out of love for the One from whom all blessings flow. We don't have to pledge, this is not an obligation, this is not a burden. Rather we get to pledge because this is a privilege, this is our desire, this is our way to give back to the Lord. 

We have 5 weeks to think about our pledge, to think about the many ways we have been blessed by the Lord, and also the many ways St Luke's has been a blessing to us. 

During this season we will hear 3 fellow parishioners sharing with us their thoughts about stewardship, you will receive an email from me and, later, another email from the Senior Warden about pledging. The pledge card will be included with the second email and printed cards will be available at the office and in the church. Those without email will receive a hard copy by mail.

November 21 and 22, the Last Sunday after Pentecost, will be our in-gathering weekend when we will joyfully gather, present, and bless all of our pledge cards. 

I hope you will be as excited as I am for this upcoming campaign!

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
Pierre-Henry
A Stewardship Prayer
Written by Susan Bray-Anderson, Stewardship Chair
October 18, 2020
Give to God the things that are God’s
By The Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce
Once again in today’s gospel the Pharisees are trying to trip up Jesus. If Jesus supports the paying of the tax, his Jewish siblings who are rebelling against the Roman occupation will shun him. If Jesus says it’s unlawful to pay the tax, he’ll be in trouble with the Roman authorities. What does Jesus do? He asks them to look at the coin. It is a Roman coin. Pay the tax – meaning give the Emperor back his own coin! Then Jesus adds that wonderful line —
give to God the things that are God’s.
What exactly IS God’s? Well, we are! Our Christian faith in God points us always to live a life of gratitude and generosity. God showed us how we are to live and how to give to God the things that are God’s: God gave us God’s son, God’s first fruit, and we are asked to do the same, remembering that everything we have, everything we do, everything we are is a gift from God — and it is a gift that is meant to be shared. When we share from our first fruits, as God shared God’s first fruit with us, we are modeling the same generosity God has shown us.
Remember, we have two sets of three legged-stools in our Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement: scripture, reason and tradition, and time, talent and treasure. The first shapes our faith; the second is how we use the gifts we have been given to live out our faith.
The Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce is the Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Los Angeles. Her ministry focuses heavily on stewardship, financial sustainability and New Community development.
UNDIE SUNDAY
Serving Those Who Have Served Us So Well
The Outreach Commission asks for your help for over 350 U.S. Veterans now living in Yavapai County who are in need of undergarments (briefs, t-shirts, socks, thermal underwear, underpants, bras). There are about 90% male and 10% female vets who are in need. As some of you have seen, we have a yellow/black bin in the Gathering Hall near the front Church doors.  For the next three Sundays (as well as during the week), we encourage all who wish to donate undergarments to this worthy cause, do so especially during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Because of Covid-19, all undergarment items must be new and in store packaging. Unfortunately, this year, we cannot accept items that are not in this type of packaging.     
Granite Creek Park Food Ministry is now serving each Saturday. A number of changes have been made which will help to keep both clients and servers safe. Masks for all are mandatory, as is social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be available. Clients will stay at least 6 feet from all servers, and servers will be 6 feet apart from each other. Food will be placed in a disposable “to go” box. Service begins at 11:00 am. For more information, contact Kathy Pessin, 928-771-2707.
Souls to the Polls!
Do you want to make sure your vote in the upcoming presidential election gets counted? A St. Luke’s parishioner, Jan Casacchia, wants to make sure that happens. She is volunteering to take people to the polls on election day, better yet, if you have a mail-in ballot and want to make sure it gets to the Election hdqtrs on time, she will pick you up, take you to the drop box at the County Bldg on Fair St. in Prescott and you could drop it in, then she’d take you back home. Also, for Arizona, early election voting in person takes place starting Wed., Oct 7 and goes through Friday, Oct 30. She would be happy to take people to that also. Jan doesn’t care what side of the political spectrum you are on, none of her business, 
but everyone should have the right to vote.
If you would like to join Jan in giving rides or if you would like a ride 
please give Jan a call at 
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
Numbers from Last Week's Services - In Person 134 Individuals
On Facebook Live Stream - 57 households
 Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday Services
Food Pantry is open every Friday, 9am to Noon
Pass the word!!!

Update on St. Luke's Food Pantry!
It is now in a new location at the south end of the building at the end of the Classroom Wing.

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 canned chicken, cream soups, and saltine crackers.

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
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, Oct. 18, 2020
20th Sunday after Pentecost
Click Here for readings!

Wednesday, Oct 21
Saint Luke
Sirach 38:1-4,6-10,12-14
Psalm 147:1-7
2 Timothy 4:5-13
Luke 4:14-21

Special Dates this Week                       
Birthdays:
October 18: Zachary Denison, David Brechwald
October 19: Shannon Rosenblatt, Walter Epps, Ingrid Nasca
October 20: Sue Hodge-Parker, Sharon Welker
October 21: Dwight Willman
October 22: Peter Eresman, Gayle Gregory
October 23: Bill Tompkins
October 24: Chris Howell, Jim Casacchia
Anniversaries:
October 19: John & Ileen Szelka
October 21: Burce & Geni Lequesne
October 22: Bill & Joan Preston
October 24: John & Debbie Opitz
Altar Flower Donation - Shannon Rosenblatt
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; Cathie Carter; 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

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Lopez, Dante’, Florian
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Grace Church, Lake Havasu
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Warm for Winter; Highway Clean-up; Quad City Interfaith

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

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Friday, 16 October 2020
Pune (North India) The Rt Revd Sharad Yuvraj Gaikwad
Cork, Cloyne & Ross (Ireland) The Rt Revd William Paul Colton

Saturday, 17 October 2020
Qu'Appelle (Canada) The Rt Revd Robert Hardwick
Costa Rica (Central America) The Revd Orlando Gomez
Kontagora (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Jonah Ibrahim

Sunday, 18 October 2020
Pray for the Episcopal Church
The Most Revd Michael Curry - Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

Monday, 19 October 2020
Quebec (Canada) The Rt Revd Bruce Myers
Coventry (England) The Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth
Krishna-Godavari (South India) The Rt Revd George Cornelious Tantepudi

Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Raiwind (Pakistan) The Rt Revd Azad Marshall
Cuba (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Griselda Delgado Del Carpio
Kubwa (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Duke Akamisoko
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Rajasthan (North India) The Rt Revd Darbara Singh
Cueibet (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Elijah Muteny Awet

Thursday, 22 October 2020
Rayalaseema (South India) The Rt Revd B D Prasada Rao
Cuernavaca (Mexico) The Rt Revd Enrique Treviño Cruz
Curitiba (Brazil) The Most Revd Naudal Alves Gomes (Primate)

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy

The Diocese of Arizona's Companion Relationship with the Diocese of Navajoland concluded some time ago. Companion Diocese relationships are generally for a specific time period. Arizona is presently in the process of establishing a new companion relationship with a different diocese. Our support, friendship, and prayers for the Diocese of Navajoland continue unabated, however.
Worship Ministers for October 17, 18 & 21
 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Keehna Sture
Crucifer/Lector: Art Villemure
Greeters/Ushers: Doug & Pat Ogburn

 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Keehna Sture
Crucifer/Lector: Gib McIntosh
Ushers/Greeters: Marjorie Hultberg, Sylvia McIntosh, Carol Sweeden

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Crucifer: Larry Neece
Lector 1: Laura Reilly
Lector 2: Rich Schwartz
Prayers: Zibbie Wolter
Verger: Arthur Reilly
Greeters: Eva Klein, Marilyn Henry-DeLisle
Ushers: Jim & Jan Casacchia, Leigh Hunt

12 noon Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Crucifer/Lector: Bill Christy
Greeters: Lauren Crawford
Ushers: Lynne Wells, Marty Lewis, Jean Ehlers

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

Altar Guild Team - Robin Borok, Mary Hallford, Katie Staudt,
Phyllis Maruna, Joan Lane
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
Deacon Keehna Sture keehna@slecp.org
General Mailbox info@slecp.org

Epistle submissions epistle@slecp.org
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 928-778-4499x300
To leave a message call 928 778 4499
Fr. Pierre-Henry, ext. 302
Deacons Kimball, Chris, & Keehna, 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