St. Luke's Episcopal Church 
Prescott, Arizona

St. Luke's Weekly E-pistle
Week of December 6, 2015

Good afternoon,

We hope this finds you having a peaceful and blessed Advent.

Please read below to learn about our happenings for the week and month ahead.

Have a nice week ahead!

St. Luke's Office Staff
Blood Drive this Thursday!

The Blood Drive at St. Luke's is on Thursday, December 10, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. To make an appointment now:  https://www.bloodhero.com.

Donate blood and get a voucher for a free 14" cheese pizza from Streets of New York. Can't beat that!

Way to go! We have about 19 signed up and would love to have at least 22 signed up.  Make your life-saving appointment today!

 
Family Craftivity on December 12!

Come join the Christmas fun on Saturday, December 12, at 2 p.m. in the Parish Hal.We will be making crafts and ornaments, enjoying ice cream and cookies, blessing the Christmas tree, and meeting Santa!!

 

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

Friday, December 18, 6:00 p.m.
Prayer in the Spirit of TaizĂ©

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


 
Christmas Flowers

We all enjoy the beauty of Christmas flowers! Remember loved ones, memorials and thanksgivings at this most festive time of year through the gift of flowers. Please complete the Christmas Flowers slip found in your bulletin or click here to download it. Please place your completed slip and donation in the offering plate or return it to the parish office.

 

 
Deacon Kimball's  Homemade Treats

Deacon's mustard and Garmisch Nut Stollen is still available for sale. The mustard is $7 and the stollen is $20. 10% of the proceeds will go to the Outreach Commission.

 

 
Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner

The annual Don't Spend Christmas Alone (DSCA) Dinner is held on December 25, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., here at St. Luke's! It is open to the public and is free to all who attend.

The DSCA tables, with the sign-up sheets for helping out in various ways, are set up in the Gathering Hall. We hope you will stop by and see the many ways you can show how Christ is alive and known in our community. We also have a ham fund to help purchase hams for the dinner and a quilt raffle in which tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The quilt, donated by Carol Sweeden, is on display in the Gathering Hall and the drawing will be on December 20, after the 10 am service.  Please stop by the DSCA tables and sign up to help!
 
 
Christmas Angel Tree Reminder

If you adopted one of the children from the Christmas angel tree last weekend please bring your items on or before December 12. Thank you!

   
 
Thank you from NAU Canterbury

We received a nice thank you note from the NAU (Northern Arizona University) Canterbury students from their recent visit in September. The note follows below:

 

Thank you so much for hosting us at your lovely church in Prescott! It was an honor to be there and be allowed to share what Canterbury means to its students. Thank you so much again! Sincerely, Canterbury & its students.

   
 
  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 84 items for the weekend of November 28-29, 2015.

This week's shopping list:
  • canned soup
  • hot cereal
  • rice
  • dried 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, 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, Penny, Steve, Percy, Mary, Barbara, Phyllis, Gabriel, Karen, Lisa, Sharon, Nicholas, Frank & Phyllis, Jeremy, Steve, Donald, Blake family, Boden family,  Chris, Ruth, Pete, Helen, Susie, Jo Ann, Donald, Robin, Tammy, Eric, Jean, Michelle, Jessica, Jeff, Gib, Ashley, Cynthia, Katie, Dusty, John, Ledora, Debora & 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
 
...in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
The Diocese of West Malaysia in South East Asia

...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Paul's Church in Payson

...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: 
Prescott Valley Food Bank, Operation Deep Freeze,
Chino Valley Food Bank, Warm for Winter

 
This Week's Scripture Readings
The Second Sunday of Advent
 
Malachi 3:1-4
Canticle 16
Philippians 1:3-11
Luke 3:1-6
 
(click on December 6, 2015)


Collect  

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings
The Third Sunday of Advent
 



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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
11:00 AM Granite Creek Park Food Ministry Serving, at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley Street in Prescott

3:00 PM Prescott Chorale Performance (Singing of carols begins at 2:45 PM)
 
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
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 7
7:00 PM Prescott Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8
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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9
10:00 AM Healing & Eucharist Service

6:00 PM Bible Study

6:00 PM Progressive Christian Studies

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10
9:00 AM Morning Prayer

9:00 AM Patchers & Purlers

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Blood Drive

4:00 PM Budget & Finance Committee Meeting

5:30 PM EfM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
No events scheduled

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
7:30 AM Men's Breakfast

8:00 AM Wood-Bee Carvers

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

2:00 PM Family Craftivity
 
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

Looking Ahead
 
Friday, December 18
Prayer in the Spirit of Taize
6 p.m., Chapel
(Please note corrected date!)

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  

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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, "Upon a Wintry Night," is Saturday, December 5, 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.
 
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
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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
 
November 28-29, 2015

Weekly Attendance: 214

Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $4,655.88
 
Honoring
Special Dates

Birthdays:
Gloria Martin, Bruce Ohannesian, Paula Tomitz, Lynne Wells,
Jeanne Miller, Michele Claflin,
Stephane Leon, Joni Cash,
John Willoughby, Marilynn Henry, Georgia Franklin, Christi Armer,
Evelyn David, Kayla Wagner

Anniversaries:
Andy & Susan Youngblood

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.

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send an email message:

Rector

Deacon

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Organist

Parish Administrator

Financial Assistant

Church School / Youth Director

Sexton

Senior Warden

Junior Warden

Pastoral Care  Commission