St. Luke's Episcopal Church 
Prescott, Arizona

St. Luke's Weekly E-pistle
January 17, 2016

Good morning,

We hope this finds you well this week!

For a response from the Presiding Bishop on the recent Primates Meeting in Canterbury, England, please click on the following link:

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 18, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

As you'll read below, the Annual Parish Meeting is on Sunday, January 24, in the Parish Hall, following the 10 a.m. service. There will be a potluck lunch, as well. Please plan to be here!

Thank you!

St. Luke's Office Staff
Annual Parish Meeting &
Potluck Lunch on January 24
Please plan to attend the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 24, following the 10 a.m. service in the Parish Hall.  A potluck lunch will also be served. Please sign-up this weekend in the Gathering Hall for your potluck item. Please plan to attend this very important meeting in the life of the parish!
Looking for a few more candidates willing to serve as Lay Delegates to Diocesan Convention in October 2016:  In 2016, five voting Lay Delegates will represent St. Luke's at the Diocesan Convention, October 21-22, 2016, in Phoenix. These delegates must be elected by the parish. It is important that the church have some alternates, too. If this interests you and you are a communicant in good standing, please notify the parish office by  email  no later than Monday, January 18.

Watch for an additional email next week with information related to the Annual Meeting.
Adult Forum on Operation
Deep Freeze this Sunday, Jan. 17

Plan to stay for the adult forum about Operation Deep Freeze after the 10 a.m. service in the Parish Hall this Sunday, January 17. Paul Mitchell, with the Quad-City Interfaith Council, will be here to speak more about Operation Deep Freeze.

St. Luke's will be helping out with Operation Deep Freeze from January 31 - February 6 and February 28 - March 5. 

The Operation Deep Freeze Emergency Shelter will be open this winter on nights that reach 25 degrees or less when dry outside, 30 degrees or less when wet outside and/or any night when there is two or more inches of snow on the ground. 
3-5 people are needed to help each night the shelter is open. You may sign-up to help this weekend in the Gathering Hall. For all the details for Operation Deep Freeze, click here. Please consider helping for an evening! Thank you to those who have already signed up!
Martin Luther King Festival
happens over next few days!

You are invited to participate in the upcoming Martin Luther King Festival. The purpose of this festival:
"to embrace MLK's legacy of faithful courage and effective non-violence in order to put our efforts for peace, compassion and justice into action."

The remainder of the festival's activities are as follows:

Saturday, January 16, 7 p.m.: Film,  The Color of Fear,  Sacred Heart Catholic Church,  150 Fleury Street, Prescott

Sunday, January 17, 3 p.m.: Community Forum: Black Lives Matter, Prescott College, 371 Garden Street, Prescott

Monday, January 18, 10 a.m.: MLK Peace and Justice March and Program, March begins at Prescott College Welcome Center parking lot. Destination is Prescott United Methodist Church with program to follow.

Click here for MLK Festival Events Flyer!
Click here to download flyer.

DSCA Follow-up,  Part 2

The committee of the Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner would also like to share with the parish the names and contributions to the DSCA dinner by the community businesses and individuals.

2015 DSCA Contributors
Carol Sweeden, parish member, Quilt
Prescott Christian Church, Prescott: Vans and drivers
Shamrock Foods, Prescott/ Phoenix: Purchasing food @ cost, financial donation
Restaurant Depot: Phoenix$25.00 off bill
Costco/Prescott: $25.00 gift card
Sam's Club, Prescott Valley: $800 donation
Holsum Bakery, Prescott/Phoenix: 60+ doz. rolls
Personal out of parish donations, Dewey/Prescott: $140.00
BVVA Compass Bank Employees, Prescott: 20 pies
Prescott Monday Club, Prescott: 116 bags of cookies
Granite Gate Senior Living, Prescott: 120 bags of cookies
A&E Reprographics, Prescott: enlargement and laminating of floor plan
Walgreens/Staples, Prescott: Shuttle pick-up location
Yavapai Central Fire, Prescott Valley/Chino Valley: Meal Deliveries
Prescott Fire, Prescott: Meal Deliveries
P.V. Chamber of Commerce, Prescott Valley: Publicity
Prescott Chamber of Commerce, Prescott: Publicity
Local Radio/TV Stations, Prescott/Prescott Valley: Publicity
Mission Linens, Phoenix: laundering linens
Manzanita Grille, Prescott: use of warming closet
Fry's Willow Creek, Prescott: $10.00
Community Volunteers, Chino Valley/Dewey/Prescott: Meal Deliveries
Safeway, Prescott Valley: $25.00
3 Angels Dog Spa, Chino Valley: $20.00
Daughters of the British Empire, Prescott: $50.00

We are truly blessed to live in such a kind and caring community. Thank you!
  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 208 items for the weekend of January 9-10, 2016. Amazing!!!

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

Girl Scout Troop 79 collected food for our food donation program and clothing for the Warm for Winter collection this fall. Thank you, girls!

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, Ashley, Ray, Ruth, Sheri, Richard, Pete, Chris, Jerome, Emma Grace, Kris, Percy, Laura, Donna, Sherry, Chris, Echo, Hazel, Dusty, Katie "W", Barbara, Joe

...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 Church of Bangladesh the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Mary's Church in Phoenix the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:
Operation Fair Start, Angel Tree, Paper Collection/Recycling Program, Highway Clean-up Volunteers, PV Little League

This Week's Scripture Readings
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm 36:5-10
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
John 2:1-11

A lmighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
This Week's Scripture Readings
Third Sunday after the Epiphany 
Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8:14-17 
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 

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


11:00 AM Memorial Service for Abby Winkelmeyer with reception to follow

11:00 AM Prescott Community Cupboard Annual Meeting

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist

9:45 AM Sunday School

9:45 AM Nursery Available

after 10 a.m. service: Adult Forum on Operation Deep Freeze

1:00 PM Girl Scouts

Martin Luther King, Jr Day - Parish Office Closed

5:00 PM Show Time Community Theatre Rehearsal

7:00 PM Prescott Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal

5:00 PM Vestry Meeting

5:00 PM Show Time Community Theatre Rehearsal
6:00 PM Prescott Chorale Rehearsal
6:30 PM Prescott Women's Chamber Choir
6:30 PM Boy Scouts

10:00 AM Healing & Eucharist Service

6:00 PM Bible Study

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

9:00 AM Morning Prayer

5:00 PM Show Time Community Theatre Rehearsal

5:30 PM EfM

No Events Scheduled

8:00 AM Wood-Bee Carvers

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

1:30 PM Ultreya

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

Looking Ahead
Saturday, January 23
Cursillo Ultreya, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Classroom Wing

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

Tuesday, February 9
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper & Mardi Gras Celebration
6 p.m., Parish Hall
More info to follow!


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, "The Music of Love and the Love of Music," is February 13, 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.

Daughters of the British Empire meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:30 St. Luke's in the Conference Room. Visit for more info or click  here to email Diane Reddy.

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 here at St. Luke's. Click here for flyer. Contact Terri Roza at 445-5211 ext. 2672 for more information.

Show Time Community Theatre holds weekly rehearsals on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at St. Luke's beginning January 11 in preparation for their performances this May. Show Time provides opportunities for youth to take part in many different aspects of theater: acting, dancing, singing, and even working behind the "curtain." Visit for more information.
In the Community... 
Pronghorn Ranch's 1st Ever Art Show/Sale on Saturday, January 30, from 3-5 p.m. at the Pronghorn Ranch Clubhouse in Prescott Valley. Wine and hors d'oeuvres served. Original artwork. One of the featured artists is Jackie Houchin, mother of Julie Poole.Click here for event flyer. 

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 visit the PAHH website at
Senior Connection Speakers Bureau Topics of Interest to Seniors and Family Caregivers - Every Thursday, 12-1 p.m. For info go to
Weekly Attendance
& Giving
January 9-10, 2016

Weekly Attendance: 250

Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): 
Special Dates

Neil Waterman, Jodie Barnard, Betsy Whearley, Bill Branson,
 Sue Lutz, John Szelka, Toni Denis, Wyly Parsons, Karen Kensing, Renee Lequesne, Shirley Campbell

Gil & Joan Hedger
Alan & Diane Kessler

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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