St. Luke's Episcopal Church 
Prescott, Arizona

St. Luke's Weekly E-pistle
Week of November 15, 2015

Good afternoon!

We hope this finds you well this week. We are looking forward to a special weekend ahead with the Faith Stories Retreat tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Carl Anderson's Organ Recital on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Please read below for announcements of other events here at St. Luke's and in the community.

Have a great week ahead!

St. Luke's Staff
Faith Stories Retreat is tomorrow!

Join us for the Faith Stories Retreat tomorrow, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Luke's. All are welcome!

Carl Anderson's Organ Recital
this Sunday!

Carl L. Anderson, B.M., M.M., A.A.G.O. is completing his 71st year as a church organist this month!  He plans one more recital here in Prescott this Sunday, November 15, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Church to celebrate his 85th birthday. Please plan to be here for this wonderful occasion! A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

Honoring our Veterans

On Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, we will pray for all those who served their country in the armed forces. Veterans are warmly invited to wear their uniforms, medals, or any symbol of their choice.
Building & Grounds Fall Clean-up Day
Friday, November 20

The B&G committee is planning an all-church clean-up.  Everyone who is interested is invited to participate.

There will be indoor and outdoor chores to do. If indoor chores are your choice, please bring buckets, cleaners and cloths. If outdoor chores are your choice, please bring blowers, string weed cutters, clippers, rakes, etc. 

Lunch will be served. RSVP is needed. Contact Jodie Barnard by clicking here or call her at 445-4759.
Our next Blood Drive is on Dec. 10!
 Click here to make an appointment now: Find the time that works for you and click on "Schedule" for your time.
Donate blood and get a voucher for a free 14" cheese pizza from Streets of New York. Can't beat that!

Make your life-saving appointment today - don't delay!

Thanksgiving Eve Service at St. Luke's

Plan to attend the Eucharist service on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25, at 7 p.m. at St. Luke's. Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson will celebrate and Pastor Kirk Anderson from Emmanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Prescott Valley will preach. 
United Thank Offering Reminder
If you were not in church last weekend or forgot your UTO offering, you may bring it this week. Envelopes are in the Gathering Hall. You might also pick up a blue box to use for next spring's in-gathering.
Are you being called to serve?

At the end of this year, three vestry members will be retiring from the Vestry. The work of the Vestry is done in partnership with the Rector. The Vestry and Rector are to
co-create a vision for St. Luke's that is a response to God's call and a plan to carry out that vision. The Vestry is a leadership team both in material matters of the Church and in spiritual matters. Are you being called to serve? For more information on the role of the Vestry, feel free to ask any Vestry member or Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson, our Rector.

Each Vestry term is three (3) years in length. There will be three vacancies. Also being sought are candidates to serve as delegates to Diocesan Convention, which takes place each October in Phoenix. St. Luke's has five (5) lay delegates and, on occasion, has the need for an alternate delegate or two. The lay delegates serve for one (1) Diocesan Convention. These are elected positions within the parish.

The election takes place at our Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

The Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner is around the corner!

Our annual Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner, which is held on December 25, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., here at St. Luke's is approaching! How will you be using your time and talents to make Christ known? Your choices are many: making cookies or fudge, delivering flyers, serving our dinner guests, setting up or cleaning up, working the food line, and many more! Sign-up sheets will be available in the Gathering Hall beginning November 21. More information to follow!

Christmas Quilt Drawing
to Benefit  DSCA Dinner

Tickets are on sale now for a beautiful Christmas quilt made by parishioner Carol Sweeden. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing will be on Sunday, December 20, between services with proceeds to benefit the annual Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner, which is held on Christmas Day at St. Luke's. The quilt is currently on display in the Gathering Hall and was made by parishioner Carol Sweeden.


Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity Info Sessions Announced

There are 3 upcoming information sessions for prospective home applicants in early 2016.  
  • January 30th (Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley)
  • February 4th (Head Start in Chino Valley)
  • February 6th (Habitat Office at the Prescott First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Prescott)
You may know of a family who might benefit from owning a Habitat Home. 

To view the information pamphlet with a basic description of the Habitat Home ownership qualification process click hereInterested families/individuals who think they would qualify should contact the Habitat Office for session times and to be put on the interest list. (The phone number for the PAHH office is 928-445-8003 ext. 17. )

  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 105 items for the weekend of November 7-8, 2015.

This week's shopping list:
  • peanut butter
  • macaroni and cheese
  • canned tuna
  • canned fruit
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, Janice, Karen, Brittany, Larry, Dott, Miriam, Betty, Lisa, Sharon, Peter, Maxine, Paul, Mark, Robin, Julie Ann, Janice, Carol, Susie, Jason, Skip, Larry, Steve, Trey, Susan,   Shirley, Jack, Jim,  Tina, Sara, Judy, Martha, Steve, Amanda, Kristi, Carol, Susan, William, Jean, Nancy, Sherry, John, Teresa, Geoff, Brittany, Helen, Penny, Steve, Doris, Robert, Jean, Kimball, Percy, Mary, Barbara, Phyllis, Gabriel, Karen, Lisa, Sharon, Nicholas, Frank & Phyllis, Jeremy, Steve, Donald, Blake family, Boden family 

...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 Diocese of Upper Shire in Central Africa the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Andrew's Church in Nogales the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: 
US Vets / Troop Support, United Thank Offering,  United Blood Services Blood Drive, Boy Scout Troop 10, Cub Scout Pack 10, Girl Scout Troop 79

Former St. Luke's parishioner, Martin Reinerth, passed away on November 8, 2015. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Advent Episcopal Church, 13150 Spanish Garden Dr., Sun City West, AZ. Please keep Martin, his wife, Dollie, and their family in your prayers.

This Week's Scripture Readings
Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 28
Daniel 12:1-3
Psalm 16
Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25
Mark 13:1-8

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings
The Last Sunday after Pentecost
(Christ the King)
Proper 29

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.

Please contact the church office at 778-4499 or via email at: with questions or concerns.
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This Week

7:30 AM Men's Breakfast

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Faith Stories Retreat

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

8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist

9:45 AM Nursery Available

11:30 AM Newcomers' Luncheon

1:00 PM Girl Scouts

3:00 PM Carl Anderson's Organ Recital

No events scheduled

5:00 PM Vestry Meeting
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

1:30 PM Music Committee Meeting

6:00 PM Bible Study

6:00 Progressive Christian Studies

6:30 PM Many Voices of Thanks Interfaith Celebration, Sacred Heart Church, 150 Fleury St., Prescott

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

9:00 AM Morning Prayer

5:30 PM EfM (Education for Ministry) 

8:30 AM Church Clean-up Day

6:00 PM Food, Fun & Fellowship

6:00 PM Monthly Potluck at home of Ed & Jan Hume in Prescott

11:00 AM Granite Creek Park Food Ministry Serving, at Granite Creek Park in Prescott
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

Looking Ahead
Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Service
7:00 p.m. at St. Luke's
Pastor Kirk Anderson, 
Guest Preacher

Thursday, November 26 &
Friday, November 27
Parish Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

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

Saturday, December 12
2 p.m., Parish Hall
Watch for more info soon!


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. The next concert, "Upon a Wintry Night," is Saturday, December 5, at 3 PM. 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 next concert of the 2015-2016 season is February 5 at 7 PM. 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... 

People Who Care Volunteer Orientation on November 17, 1-3 p.m., at United Methodist Church, 8944 E. Sommer Drive in Prescott Valley. Click here for flyer.

Many Voices of Thanks Interfaith Celebration  free Thanksgiving Gathering -- evening of song and shared reflection - on Wednesday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Prescott. Click here for flyer.

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 Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity you may speak with parishioners Dwight and Charlotte Willman for more info or visit  
Weekly Attendance
& Giving
November 7-8, 2015

Weekly Attendance: 211

Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $5,405.00
Special Dates

Carl Anderson, Malcolm MacKenzie, Betty Phillips, David Heinz,
Brenda Schwartz, Brynn Thein,
John Evans, Peter Bourgois,
Andy Wallace,  Jean Messick,
Rich Schwartz, Steven Ellis,
Colter Donovan

George & Lynda Kinnear
Scott & Elaine Knox
Charles & Linda Kaul
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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