St. Luke's Episcopal Church 
Prescott, Arizona

St. Luke's Weekly E-pistle
Week of October 11, 2015

Good afternoon,

We hope this finds you doing well this week. Tonight at 6 p.m. in the Crowell Chapel is Prayer in the Spirit of Taize and, this Sunday, Bishop Smith will be visiting (read just below for more information on the Bishop's visit).

We have a busy, fun month ahead.  Read below to read all about it!

St. Luke's Staff
Bishop Smith's Visit this Sunday
with St. Luke's Day Celebration and Potluck

Bishop Kirk Smith will visit this Sunday, October 11, during the 10 a.m. service. Please join us for this special service of Confirmation, Reception and Affirmation. The Bishop's Forum will take place during coffee hour immediately following the 10 a.m. service in the Parish Hall. We will also be celebrating St. Luke's Day with a potluck lunch to follow the presentation. 

Bring a dish to share! A special appeal is being made for folks to help clean-up following the lunch. Thank you!

All are welcome to stay for the Bishop's presentation and for lunch!! It will be a nice day to be together!
Prescott Chorale Concert
at St. Luke's on October 17

"Cathedral Echoes" will be presented by the Prescott Chorale in our Sanctuary on Saturday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door or on the Chorale website, There will be a concert preview at 2:30 p.m. which will greatly enhance your concert experience.
Halloween Activity
and 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! 

for all the scoop!

Would you like to help with this event in a different way? Donations of various food/snack items are needed to help make it a success! You may pick up a list in the Gathering Hall or click  here for donation list.

Also...Pumpkin Patch Coming Soon!

Buy your pumpkins here at St. Luke's on Saturday, October 24 & Sunday, October 25 to support the youth's mission trip in summer 2016. Click  here to read more about the Pumpkin Patch!
Teeing It Up for Mission!

The First Annual St. Luke's Benefit Golf Tournament is on Saturday, October 24, at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott at 8:30 a.m. Plan to join the fun and bring a friend or two or three! The cost will be $70 per player for golf, prizes, and lunch following at St. Luke's. If a spouse wishes to attend lunch but doesn't play golf, lunch is $10. For the non-golfers, you can sponsor a golfer, sponsor a hole, solicit hole sponsors, bake cookies or bars for the golfers, or donate prizes for the winners!


All money raised will support the mission of St. Luke's. Please help us to expand our efforts to know Christ and to make Christ known. For registration form, click here.

Questions? Contact Lucy Kemper by clicking here or Eddie Gillam by clicking here.


Tickets on Sale this Weekend!

The tickets for a Taste for Mission Wine Tasting and Art Affair go on sale this weekend after all 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.  Wanda Lyman has graciously donated pieces of her art as well as art works by her late husband, Lew Lyman, the architect who designed St. Luke's Church.  Don't miss it!
Update on Kenya Project

Please read the note below from Fr. Pierre-Henry:

Since we received a matching gift of $3,500 our goal was to send enough money to rebuild two much-needed classrooms at Junior Amagoro Academy. You have responded so generously that we are now $1,076 away to build a 3rd classroom! You are amazing!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Informational packets on this project, including donation envelopes, can still be picked up in the Gathering Hall.
Warm for Winter Collection on-going!

You may still donate clean coats in good condition for adults and children for the Warm for Winter collection. Also being collected are hats, gloves, socks, and blankets! The deadline to donate is Sunday, October 18. Look for the collection bin in the Parish Hall.
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.
Vergers Needed for 10 a.m. Service

A few more Vergers are needed for the 10 a.m. service. If interested or you'd like more information about the role, please contact Lynne Wells by clicking  here.
Pledge & Plate Statements Available

Your third quarter statements of giving are available for pick-up now in the Gathering Hall on the nametag table.
  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 90 items for the weekend of October 3-4, 2015.

This week's shopping list:
  • canned soup
  • hot cereals
  • rice
  • dried beans


Stuart Warner, Bill Swahlen, Harold Hammond,
Frank Maruna, Geni Lequesne, Francois Maurice,
Cathy Hoaglund, Dan Jones, Warren Smith

Rolfe & Kitty Chase
Eugene & Cynthia Moreno
Chuck & Beth Parknowitz

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, Marion, Susan, Elizabeth, Sarah, Pope Francis, William, Jean, Nancy, Sherry, Josh, Kayla, Ken, Peggy, Donna, Rhonda, John, Teresa,  Geoff, Brittany,


...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


This Week's Scripture Readings
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
St Luke, Evangelist

Ecclesiasticus 38:1-4, 6-10, 12-14
Psalm 147:1-7
2 Timothy 4:5-13
Luke 4:14-21

(from TENS - The Episcopal Network for Stewardship)

Almighty God, who inspired your servant Luke the physician to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of your Son: Graciously continue in your Church this love and power to heal, to the praise and glory of your Name; 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
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 24

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This Week

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

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
The Rt. Rev. Kirk S. Smith, Bishop of Arizona, will celebrate.

9:45 AM Nursery Available

after 10 AM Service: Bishop's Forum

after Bishop's Forum: Potluck Lunch

7:00 PM Prescott Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal

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

4:00 PM Outreach Commission 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 Membership Commission Meeting

4:00 PM Worship Commission Meeting

6:00 PM Bible Study

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

9:00 AM Morning Prayer

4:00 PM Budget & Finance Commission Meeting

4:30 PM Generation Youth Band Rehearsal

5:30 PM EfM (Education for Ministry) 

Diocesan Convention in Phoenix

Diocesan Convention in Phoenix

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

3:00 PM Prescott Chorale Performance at St. Luke's

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

Looking Ahead
Saturday, October 24
First Annual St. Luke's Benefit
Golf Tournament
Antelope Hills Golf Course, Prescott

Saturday, October 24 - 
Sunday, October 25
Pumpkin Patch at St. Luke's
Buy your pumpkins here to benefit the St. Luke's Youth Mission Trip to Cortez, CO, in summer 2016.

Sunday, November 1
"A Taste for Mission"
Evening of Art & Wine Tasting
5 - 7 p.m. at Prescott Crush Wine  Cafe in Prescott
More info to follow!

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


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 first concert of the 2015-2016 season is on Saturday, October 17, at 3 p.m. 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... 

People Who Care Volunteer Orientation Wednesday, October 21, at 1:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Prescott. Call 445-2480 or click here for more info.

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

Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity Toolbelts & Tuxedos Gala is on November 7 at the Prescott Resort. Click here event announcement.

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

Special Prayers

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
The Diocese of Tamale in Ghana, West Africa
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
Arizona State University
Incarnation Campus Ministry in Mesa

The St. Luke's Outreach
Cycle of Prayer:
Don't Spend Christmas
Alone Dinner 
Prescott Area Shelter Services
Diocese of Katakwa, Kenya Amagoro Junior Academy
Weekly Attendance
& Giving
October 3-4, 2015

Weekly Attendance: 218

Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $17,343

Contact Us

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

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Fri. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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