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 are welcome!

Rector: Pierre-Henry Buisson

Weekly Epistle
21st Sunday after Pentecost
October 25, 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
21st Sunday after Pentecost,
Proper 25
Saturday, Oct. 24, 5:30pm
Sunday, Oct. 25, 8am,10am
The 12 pm service will be projected on a screen.
Preaching this weekend is
The Rev. Keehna Sture
Thank you, Deacon Keehna!

This weekend, October 24-25, will be Deacon Keehna's final weekend at St. Luke's before she and her sister Naomi make the move to Oregon. Deacon Keehna will preach at all services this weekend.

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
About Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is a very important ministry at St Luke’s, this is part of who we are and what we want to do: to take care of each other, especially our sisters and brothers who are facing difficulties, health issues, grief etc. My fear has always been that some people would be forgotten and have the feeling that their church family has abandoned them.

In a small church the rector knows everybody and can easily identify when a member is missing. Pastoral Care at St Luke’s can not and should not be the ministry and the responsibility of one person. It is why we have a Pastoral Care Commission whose responsibility is to oversee the pastoral needs of our congregation. The Chair of this Commission is Carolyn Jones, the Co-Chair is Bonnie Cain, and the Clergy person in charge of Pastoral care is Deacon Chris Christy. They organize pastoral visits, home communion, and various ways to help those in need.

This morning I was greeted by two complaints of people who did not receive pastoral care when they were in need. No visit after an hospitalization, no call from the clergy. That’s a shame. And I’m very sorry that did happen. With the Pastoral Care Commission we will make plans to avoid these problems to happen again.

But Pastoral Care needs to be informed when a need arises. Too often we learn that someone had a health problem after the facts. When you or a loved one face a pastoral emergency, please call our special Pastoral Care Line: 928 460-2736. This number is always at the top of our Weekly E-pistle. In addition, you can always contact me, or a deacon, when you need a visit, a call, or need to talk. 

Please don’t wait when you realize that nobody is contacting or visiting you when in need. Please, never assume that I, or the other clergy, know about your situation or your needs. Please understand that when you share information or news about an upcoming surgery for you or a loved one after a Sunday service, I will probably not remember because I receive so much information, and because on Sunday morning, between services, my brain is not necessarily registering this info correctly. Please, send me an email, shoot me a text to remind me, or call me! You can always call the office to make a Zoom appointment with me.

You need a visit, you want to receive communion, you want to talk, please contact our Pastoral Care Commission and we will do our best to serve you.

I’m keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord keep you and bless you always.

Your brother in Christ,
Pierre-Henry+
Outreach Grants are awarded during two grant cycles to applicants serving
the needs of others in the areas of food, water, shelter, clothing, and
educational opportunities. Here is the list of grants awarded so far this year.
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."
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 24.
The Sunday 10 a.m. service is currently full.
Click below to register!

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.

Diocesan Convention Results

The results of the 60th Annual Diocesan Convention, Common Earth Common Prayer, which was held virtually on October 15-17, 2020, can be viewed here.

These days, it's not business as usual in our churches.
Become a reliable, knowledgeable partner to help run a successful nonprofit--your church!
Thanks to a partnership with ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona has developed a holistic nonprofit management graduate/executive level certificate program: Best Skills Best Churches. The Nonprofit Management Program is specially designed to empower faith leaders by teaching best practices in nonprofit management to strengthen and grow Christ's church. Graduates earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. This new program will begin on November 6-7, will meet monthly through April, and will be offered via Zoom. Registration cost is $485 and includes all course materials. Registration closes at the end of October.

Click here for more information on the course and to register.
A Stewardship Prayer
Written by Susan Bray-Anderson, Stewardship Chair
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 139 Individuals
On Facebook Live Stream - 57 households
 Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday Services
Food Pantry is open every Friday, 9am to Noon
Pass the word!!!

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

79 individuals were served today!

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. 25, 2020
21st Sunday after Pentecost
Click Here for readings!

Wednesday, Oct 28
Saint Simon & Saint Jude
Deuteronomy 32:1-4
Psalm 119:89-96
Ephesians 2:13-22
John 15:17-27


Special Dates this Week                       
Birthdays                                                       
October 27: Eileen Klein, Sandy Caton,
Bruce Lequesne, Frances Pruitt
October 28: Vie Villemure
October 31 Art Villemure, Tani Hendrickson

Anniversaries:
October 25: Jack and Reeni Knudson
October 27 Steve & Gayle Jarpe

Altar Flower Donation - Carol Sweeden -
In honor of her daughter Jessica's birthday
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: Church of the Transfiguration, Mesa
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, 23 October 2020
Recife (Brazil) The Rt Revd João Cancio Peixoto
Cuttack (North India) The Rt Revd Surendra Kumar Nanda
Saturday, 24 October 2020
Rejaf (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Edward Oliver Mathew Tombe
Cyangugu (Rwanda) The Rt Revd Francis Karenera
Kuching (South East Asia) The Rt Revd Danald Jute

Sunday, 25 October 2020
Pray for the Church in Wales
The Most Revd John Davies - Archbishop of Wales & Bishop of Swansea & Brecon

Monday, 26 October 2020
Remo (Nigeria) The Most Revd Dr Michael Fape
Cyprus and the Gulf (Jerusalem & Middle East) The Rt Revd Michael Augustine Owen Lewis (Primate)
Kumasi (West Africa) The Most Revd Dr Daniel Sarfo

Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Renk (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Joseph Garang Atem
Daejeon (Korea) The Most Revd Moses Nagjun Yoo (Primate)
Kumi (Uganda) The Rt Revd Edison Irigei

Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Rhode Island (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Nicholas Knisely
Dallas (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd George R Sumner Jr

Thursday, 29 October 2020
Rift Valley (Tanzania) The Rt Revd John Daudi Lupaa
Damaturu (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Yohannah A Audu
Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) The Rt Revd Jackson Sosthenes


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

For our new companion diocese of Western Mexico Resolution 2020-1, of the 60th Diocesan Convention  
Worship Ministers for October 24, 25 & 28
 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Keehna Sture
Crucifer/Lector: Larry Neece
Greeters/Ushers: Doug & Pat Ogburn

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

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Keehna Sture
Crucifer: Bill Christy
Lector 1: Jim Schubert
Lector 2: Eileen Klein
Prayers: Brenda Schwartz
Verger: Ellie Lassiter
Greeters: Terri Doran & Leigh Hunt
Ushers: Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Tani Hendrickson, Lynne Wells

12 noon Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Keehna Sture
Greeters: Gary DeLisle & Marilyn Henry-DeLisle
Ushers: JoAnn Salem

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

Altar Guild Team - Lauree Birchmeier, Betsy Denison, Sylvia McIntosh,
Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock
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 928-778-4499x300
To leave a message 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