St. Luke's Episcopal Church 
Prescott, Arizona

St. Luke's Weekly E-pistle
December 24, 2015-January 4, 2016

Good afternoon,

Just below you will find the Christmas Service schedule.

The parish office will be closed at noon on Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24), will be closed next week, and will not re-open with regular office hours until Monday, January 4, 2016. Please see below for cancellations of some of the regular weekly events at St. Luke's during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Our prayers and best wishes to you and yours for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

St. Luke's Office Staff
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Christmas 2015 at St. Luke's
Please celebrate Christmas with us!

December 24, 4:30 p.m.
Family Christmas Service
 
December 24, 9:00 p.m.
Traditional Christmas Service with Choir
Caroling with Choir at 8:45 p.m.

December 25, 10:00 a.m.
Simple Christmas Service

December 25, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner
Parish Hall


 
Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner
 
Please join us on Christmas Day for our annual Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner! It is free and open to the public. It is being served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Thank you ALL for participation in this wonderful event!
   
 
cancellations
Cancellations between Christmas and New Year's Day

Please note that the office will close at noon on Christmas Eve (December 24) and will not re-open with regular office hours until Monday, January 4, 2016.

The next Weekly E-pistle will be on Friday, January 8.

Cancellations next week are as follows:

No Healing & Eucharist Service on Wednesday, December 30

No Bible Study on Wednesday, December 30

No Morning Prayer on Thursday, December 31.
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Altar Flowers for 2016

The flower chart for 2016 has been posted on the bulletin board in the Gathering Hall. You may sign up for a particular Sunday. Flowers may be given in memory of a loved one, in thanksgiving, in honor of a special date or anniversary, or to the glory of God. A note will be made in the bulletin on the Sunday you give. Please notify the parish office one week in advance of your given Sunday if you'd like to note for whom/what the flowers are being given. Suggested donation for altar flowers is $45.00. Thank you for participating in this special ministry.

 
Pledge Envelopes for 2016

For those who indicated they wanted them, the pledge envelopes for 2016 will be available for pick-up beginning the weekend of December 26-27 in time for the Saturday evening service.

 
  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 180 items for the weekend of December 19-20, 2015. This time of year we are so grateful for such wonderful collections!

This week's shopping list:
canned chicken, cold cereals,
pasta, powdered milk

Next week's shopping list:
canned soup, hot cereal, rice, beans


 
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: 
Marty, Dick, Karen,  Adelaide, Michele, Walt, Brenda, Dick S., Melissa, Pete, Margo, Graham, A.J., Charlotte, Albert, Jeanne M., Katie, John, Lisa, Robert, Karen, Carol, Joan, Barbara, Cathy, Sara, Keena,  Larry, Mary Grace, Julianne, Karen, Katie, Vic, Vanessa, Barbara & Preston, Linda, Brien, Linda D., Linda T., John, Marian, Stephen, Janice, Karen, Brittany, Larry, Dott, Miriam, Betty, Lisa, Sharon, Peter, Maxine, Paul, Mark, 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, Penny, Steve, Barbara, Donald, Tammy, Eric, Jean, Gib, Ashley, Cynthia, Katie, Dusty, John, Ledora, Debora & family, Ray, Ruth, Sheri, Richard, Pete, Chris, Jerome, Emma Grace, Kris, Percy, Laura

...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
 
...in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
The Diocese of Zaki-Biam in Abuja, Nigeria

...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Santa Maria Episcopal Church in Phoenix

...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:
Operation Fair Start and Angel Tree,  Highway Cleanup Volunteers,  Paper Collection/Recycling Program,  Prescott Valley Little League

 
This Week's Scripture Readings
First Sunday after Christmas
 
Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Psalm 147:13-21
Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7
John 1:1-18
 
(click on December 27, 2015)

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Collect  
(for First Sunday after Christmas)
Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

Next Week's Scripture Readings
Second Sunday after Christmas
 



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: info@slecp.org with questions or concerns.
 
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 This Week

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24
Christmas Eve - Parish Office Closes at Noon

4:30 PM Family Christmas Service

9:00 PM Traditional Christmas Service with Choir (Caroling with Choir at 8:45 PM)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25
Christmas Day - Parish Office Closed

10:00 AM Simple Christmas Service

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26
11:00 AM Granite Creek Park Food Ministry Serving, at Granite Creek Park in Prescott

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27
8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist

9:45 AM Sunday School

9:45 AM Nursery Available

1:00 PM Girl Scouts

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28
Parish Office Closed

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29
Parish Office Closed

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30
Parish Office Closed

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31
New Year's Eve - Parish Office Closed

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1
New Year's Day - Parish Office Closed

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2
11:00 AM Granite Creek Park Food Ministry Serving, at Granite Creek Park in Prescott

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3
8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist

9:45 AM Sunday School

9:45 AM Nursery Available

Looking Ahead
 
Thursday, December 24
Parish Office closes at noon.

Christmas Eve, December 24
Family Christmas Service
4:30 p.m.

Christmas Eve, December 24
Traditional Christmas Service
with Choir, 9:00 p.m.
(Caroling with Choir at 8:45 p.m.)

Christmas Day, December 25
Simple Christmas Service
10:00 a.m.

Christmas Day, December 25
Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Parish Hall  

December 25 - January 1
Parish Office Closed

Office re-opens with regular office hours on Monday, January 4.

Tuesday, January 19
Vestry Meeting, 5 p.m.
Conference Room

Sunday, January 24
Annual Parish Meeting
Following 10 a.m. service
Parish Hall

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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  www.prescottboyscouts.org 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, "The Music of Love and the Love of Music," is February 13, at 3 PM. Visit  prescottchorale.org  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  prescottstrings.com  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.

Path to Hope Circle, a support group and healing environment for Seniors who feel lonely, depressed, isolated, or a lack of purpose. It meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays in the Conference Room, 1 - 2:30 PM. Click here for flyer. Contact Terri Roza at 445-5211 ext. 2672 for more information.
 
In the Community... 

Are you looking for a way to buy a decent, affordable home? Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity Info Sessions Announced - January 30, February 4, and February 6. Interested families/individuals should call PAHH office, 445-8003, for session times and locations. Click here for a flyer about orientation meetings and here for pamphlet on selection process.

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  prescotthabitat.org
 
Senior Connection Speakers Bureau Topics of Interest to Seniors and Family Caregivers - Every Thursday, 12-1 p.m. For info go to www.seniorconnection.us
 
Weekly Attendance
& Giving
 
December 19-20, 2015

Weekly Attendance: 231

Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $5,572.32
 
Honoring
Special Dates

Birthdays:
Terry Lequesne, Rich Staudt,
Ross Tippett, Marianna Warner,
Lori Brooks, Bob Norman,
Grace Palmer, Jean-Claude Renoux

Anniversaries:
Jim & Susan Schubert
Bob & Lois Hepner
Harry & Joyce Boden
Gib & Sylvia McIntosh
Larry & Sharon Neece
Bill & Chris Christy


Contact Us

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

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

Click on name below to
send an email message:

Rector

Deacon

Choirmaster

Organist

Parish Administrator

Financial Assistant

Church School / Youth Director

Sexton

Senior Warden

Junior Warden

Pastoral Care  Commission