St. Luke's Episcopal Church 
Prescott, Arizona

St. Luke's Weekly E-pistle
Week of October 25, 2015

Good afternoon,

We hope you are happy and well this week! We had some wonderful rain but are so happy to see the sunshine and blue sky.

We invite you to visit the new website for St. Luke's Episcopal Church. It is still a work in progress but we are very excited about the fresh, new look and what it is becoming. You can go to to check it out! We are working hard to make sure it is a useful tool for you and a welcoming first impression for our visitors!

We have a lot of wonderful things happening at St. Luke's!  Read below to learn more.

St. Luke's Staff
In-gathering Weekend Almost Here!

We are invited to bring back our pledge cards on Saturday October 31st and November 1st. They will be presented and blessed during the offertory, as a token of our generous answer to a generous God from whom all blessings flow.

Please take the time to think about the many ways you have been blessed in your lives; take the time to think how you have experienced God's blessings and God's grace through St Luke's ministries, and then fill out and bring back your pledge card, "not out of duty, but out of deep gratitude for God's generosity."

I wish you and I could experience what the author of this week's Stewardship reflection experienced when she encountered a handicapped beggar on a street of Philadelphia. I wish you and I, like our author, may be able to say: "Giving of my life and resources has become pure joy."  

As I have said several times, no gift is too large to God, and no gift is too small to God... What a marvelous testimony it would be if everybody were able to be a pledger, not out of duty, but out of gratitude!

Yours sincerely,

Special Musical Note for this Sunday

This Sunday, October 25, at the 10 a.m. service, we shall have a special soloist in the person of Carol Victoria Urban. Carol is the goddaughter of Carol and Carl Anderson. She has spent the last five years studying violin and voice at a conservatory in Italy. Pictures we have received of her in operatic roles indicate that she has been well received. For us she will sing the prelude and at the offertory. We're sure you won't want to miss this as part of your worship.

Pumpkin Patch

Come to our Pumpkin Patch this weekend after all 3 services and buy your pumpkins! All pumpkins are $10. Proceeds to benefit the youth mission trip in summer 2016.

Halloween Activity &
  Feast on Oct. 31

The next family event at St. Luke's involves pumpkin carving, decorating, painting, cooking, and, eventually, eating! It will all happen on Halloween Day,  Saturday, October 31 during the afternoon!  Plan to attend the Saturday evening service  at 5:30 p.m., too, for a family service and stay  for a meal together following the service.  Click  here   for all the scoop!
Tickets on sale for " A Taste for Mission"

The tickets for a Taste for Mission Wine Tasting and Art Affair are still on sale after all 3 services. The event is being held on November 1, 2015, 5-7 pm at The Crush Wine Cafe in Prescott (Frontier Village). Ticket cost of $30 includes wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. St. Luke's artists are graciously donating fine art for the show and silent auction.
United Thank Offering

The fall ingathering of the United Thank Offering will take place at services on November 7 and 8. "Our change changes lives."  Envelopes and boxes are in the Gathering Hall display case.
Carl Anderson's Organ Recital on Nov. 15

Carl L. Anderson, B.M., M.M., A.A.G.O. is completing his 71st year as a church organist come November.  He has played recitals arond the United States and in England, Germany, Belgium, Italy Argentina and Mexico.

He plans one more recital here in Prescott on Sunday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Church to celebrate his 85th birthday.

The program will include the music of J.S. Bach, Seth Bingham, Clifford Demarest, and Gordon Young.

He will be assisted by Kay Houser, pianist.
Faith Stories Retreat in November

Mark your calendars, and save the date! Faith Stories Retreat is coming SOON.

St Luke's will have a special guest on site to host a Faith Stories Retreat, Saturday November 14. Tom Riley is a one-man-band (well, he does have a saxophone he integrates into the retreat); and he has led Episcopal parishes in retreats throughout the country, receiving powerful reviews. This free opportunity will be for St. Luke's parishioners, and it is also an opportunity to encourage new people to join us. The weekend's events will be held at St. Luke's and center on the Prayer of Self Dedication in our Prayer Book: "So draw our hearts to thee, so guide our minds, so fill our imagination, so control our wills, that we may be wholly thine." This free event will include fun, laughs, food, and a reflection on the great blessings that God pours out on His Church. It is a faith-centered, light-hearted, opportunity for adults and mature teenagers.

Further details forthcoming and be sure to see the related information in the Gathering Hall. In the meantime, contact Laura Norman or Susan Bray with questions.

Update on Kenya Project

We wanted to be sure to let you know that $6,000 have been sent to Bishop Zak for the work on the classrooms at Amagoro Junior Academy. Enough money was raised for three classrooms and new gifts have arrived. Donations are still being accepted for the fourth classroom. 

Informational packets on this project, including donation envelopes, can be picked up in the Gathering Hall.
Article on Support for Displaced Syrians from Episcopal Relief & Development

Included in the Fall 2015 issue of Seek & Serve, the newsletter from Episcopal Relief & Development (, is an article entitled "Stepping Up Our Support for Displaced Syrians." Click  here to read it now and find out what you can do.

  Food Donation Program

Thank you to ALL for your continued support of the weekly food donation program which benefits the area food banks.  The food count was 135 items for the weekend of October 17-18, 2015.

This week's shopping list:
  • canned beef
  • canned vegetables
  • tomato sauce
  • canned beans


Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: 
Marty, Dick, Karen,  Adelaide, Michele, Walt, Brenda, Dick S., Penny, Melissa, Pete, Margo, Graham, A.J., Charlotte, Albert, Jeanne M. Katie, John, Lisa, Robert, Karen, Carol, Joan, Barbara, Cathy, Sara, Keena, Chris, Larry, Mary Grace, Julianne, Karen, Katie, Vic, Vanessa, Barbara & Preston, Linda, Brien, Megan, Linda D., Linda T., John, Marian, Stephen, Barbara, Janice, Karen, Brittany, Larry, Dott, Miriam, Betty, Lisa, Sharon, Nicholas, Peter, Maxine, Paul, Mark, Robin, Julie Ann, Janice, Carol, Susie and Jason, Skip, Larry, Steve, Trey, Barbara, Susan,   Shirley, Jack, Jim,  Tina, Sara, Barbara, Judy, Martha, Julie & Earl, Steve, Amanda, Kristi, Carol, Charlotte, Susan, Elizabeth, Sarah, Pope Francis, William, Jean, Nancy, Sherry, Josh, Kayla, Ken, Peggy, Donna, Rhonda, John, Teresa,  Geoff, Brittany, Sandy & Ken, Helen, Penny, Steve, Doris

...for those in our Armed Forces: 
Josh, Mark, Robby, Michael, Jesse, Curt, Bo, Brian, Daniel, Robert, Brad, Thomas, John, Amy, Lori, Ryan, Eli, Nathan, Sonny, "Doc", Jody, Felecia, Valerie, Andrew, Frank, Evan, Adam, Benjamin, Kevin, Steven, Jared, Chris, Matthew, Thor, Rondale, Marcus, Tyler, Gregory, Ben, Rockie, Darin, Ross, John, David, Calic, Echo, Brian, Emily the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
The Dioceses of Tohoku and Tokyo in Japan the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Mark's Church in Mesa the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: 
Prescott Valley Food Bank, Operation Deep Freeze,  Chino Valley Food Bank, Warm for Winter

Pastoral Care
Are you unable to attend church regularly? You are still a member of St. Luke's worshiping community. If you would like someone to bring communion to you so you can share Christ's body and blood with your fellow parishioners or, if you know someone who desires this, contact Arlene Debroske by clicking  here.

This Week's Scripture Readings
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 25

Jeremiah 31:7-9
Psalm 126
Hebrews 7:23-28
Mark 10:46-52

(from TENS - The Episcopal Network for Stewardship)

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints' Day

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This Week

8:30 AM St. Luke's Benefit Golf Tournament at Antelope Hills with lunch to follow at St. Luke's

11:00 AM Granite Creek Park Food Ministry Serving, at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley Street in Prescott

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

after 5:30 PM Service - Pumpkin Patch - Buy your pumpkins here!

8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist

after 8 AM & 10 AM Services - Pumpkin Patch - Buy your pumpkins here!

9:45 AM Nursery Available

1:00 PM Girl Scouts

7:00 PM Prescott Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal

1:00 PM Path to Hope Circle
Click here for flyer.

6:00 PM Prescott Chorale Rehearsal

6:30 PM Prescott Women's Chamber Choir

6:30 PM Boy Scouts

1 0:00 AM Healing & Eucharist Service

6:00 PM Bible Study

6:00 Progressive Christian Studies

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

9:00 AM Morning Prayer

5:30 PM EfM (Education for Ministry) 

10:30 AM Holy Eucharist at Quixote's Garage in Prescott with The Rev'd Emilie Finn

6:00 PM Food, Fun & Fellowship

6:30 PM Cub Scout Pack Meeting

11:00 AM Granite Creek Park Food Ministry Serving, at Granite Creek Park in Prescott

4:00 PM Halloween Activity & Feast

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

Looking Ahead
Sunday, November 1
"A Taste for Mission"
Evening of Art & Wine Tasting
5 - 7 p.m. at Prescott Crush Wine  Cafe in Prescott
Buy your tickets now!

Friday, November 6
Prescott Chamber Orchestra Concert
St. Luke's, 7 p.m.
Tickets are available  here or at door.

Friday, November 13 -
Sunday, November 15
Faith Stories Retreat at St. Luke's
Watch for more info soon!

Sunday, November 15
Organ Recital
by Carl Anderson, M.M., A.A.G.O
3 p.m. at St. Luke's

Friday, November 20 -
Sunday, November 22
Diocesan Men's Retreat,
Chapel Rock in Prescott
"Living into the Word:
The Power of Conversation"
Click  here for flyer!

Thursday, December 10
Blood Drive
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Parish Hall
Make appointment now!
Call 1-800-UBS-HERO or visit


Saint Luke's Groups

Boy Scouts of America -  Troop 10
Boy Scouts Troop 10 meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall. Cub Scouts Pack 10 meets on the last Friday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall.

Visit and see their bulletin board in the Parish Hall for more information.
Community Groups
at Saint Luke's

Prescott Chorale weekly rehearsals and  concerts are held at Saint Luke's. Dennis Houser, our Choirmaster, is the Director. Visit  for info on tickets and other details.

Prescott Chamber Orchestra
The concerts and weekly Monday evening rehearsals are held at Saint Luke's. The first concert of the 2015-2016 season is on Friday, November 6, 2015.  Visit  for info on tickets and other details.

Girl Scouts Troop 79 meets on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 PM in the Parish Hall. For more information on the troop,  click here to email the troop leader.
In the Community... 

Child and Family Support Services is seeking therapeutic parents to partner and provide Therapeutic Foster Care. Click here for more info!

Senior Connection Speakers Bureau Topics of Interest to Seniors and Family Caregivers - Every Thursday, 12-1 p.m. For info go to

If you would like to become involved with PAHH you may speak with parishioners Dwight and Charlotte Willman for more info or visit 

Weekly Attendance
& Giving
October 17-18, 2015

Weekly Attendance: 244

Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $5,960

Special Dates

Nina Clifford, Jim Casacchia,
Chris Howell,  Sandy Caton,
Bruce Lequesne, Frances Pruitt,
Violet Villemure

Alan & Sue Robertson
John & Ileen Szelka
Bruce & Geni Lequesne
Bill & Joan Preston
Contact Us

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
2000 Shepherd's Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 778-4499

Church Office Hours
Mon. - Thur. 9 a.m. -12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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