St. Luke's Episcopal Church 
Prescott, Arizona

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

Good morning,

We hope this finds you well this week!

As you'll read below, the Annual Parish Meeting is tomorrow, 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!

Have a wonderful week ahead.

Thank you!

St. Luke's Office Staff
Annual Meeting &
Potluck Lunch on Sunday!
 
Please plan to attend the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 24, following the 10 a.m. service in the Parish Hall. 

Please click here for information on the Vestry candidates (five candidates for three positions) and candidates for delegates to Diocesan Convention (five lay delegates to be elected). Candidate photos are also part of this informational document that will prepare you for Sunday's meeting. These will also be available on Sunday.

A potluck lunch will also be served. Please bring a dish to share. We hope you plan to attend this very important meeting in the life of the parish! Let's celebrate together the wonderful year we had in 2015.

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Ultreya is today at 1:30 p.m.
in the  Education Wing!
Click here to download flyer.

 
  Deacon's Voice

Deacon Kimball Arnold shares a few notes below:

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate

Would you be willing to give approximately 15-20 hours per month to advocate for an abused or neglected child in our community? No experience is necessary, and comprehensive training is provided at no cost to the volunteer advocate. Once certification and training are complete, CASA volunteers spend time learning about the child and their needs, gather information about the child's circumstances, advocate for services for the child and provide information to the court about what is in the child's best interest.
 
If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer and making a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child, please contact the CASA office at 928-771-3165.  You can make a difference in the life of a child.

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This year's gift card ministry during the holidays touched so many lives and helped people who are struggling to make ends meet.  This ministry has been a tremendous blessing!

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We offer heartfelt thanks to each of you who faithfully bring non-perishable food items for distribution to Prescott Community Cupboard, Chino Valley Food Bank and Prescott Valley Food Bank. Together as a parish, we are helping a large number of people.  

 
  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 85 items for the weekend of January 16-17, 2016

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


 
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, Pete, Laura, Donna, Sherry, Chris, Echo, Hazel, Dusty, Katie "W", Barbara, Joe, William, Peter, Grahams, Phyllis, Marka, Patti

...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, Analise
 
...in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil
 
...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Paul's Sudanese Mission in Phoenix

...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:
Don't Spend  Christmas Alone Dinner,  Prescott Area Shelter Services,  Diocese of Katakwa, Kenya, and Amagoro Junior Academy

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The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona prayed for all of us at St. Luke's this past week:



 
This Week's Scripture Readings
Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Luke 4:14-21
 

Collect  
 
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany 
 
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 
Luke 4:21-30
 



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, JANUARY 23
8:00 AM Wood-Bee Carvers

1:30 PM Ultreya

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24
8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist

9:45 AM Sunday School

9:45 AM Nursery Available

after 10 AM service: Annual Meeting & Parish Potluck

after Annual Meeting: Special Vestry Meeting

1:00 PM Girl Scouts

MONDAY, JANUARY 25
5:00 PM Show Time Community Theatre Rehearsal

7:00 PM Prescott Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26
1:00 PM Path to Hope Circle

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
10:00 AM Healing & Eucharist Service

11:00 AM Christian Formation Commission Meeting

6:00 PM Bible Study

7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28
9:00 AM Morning Prayer

5:00 PM Show Time Community Theatre Rehearsal

5:30 PM EfM

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
6:00 PM Food Fun & Fellowship

6:30 PM Cub Scout Pack Meeting

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30
11:00 AM Granite Creek Park Food Ministry Serving, at Granite Creek Park in Prescott

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

Looking Ahead
 
January 31 - February 6
Operation Deep Freeze:
St. Luke's first week to help.
Sign up now in Gathering Hall!

Friday, February 5
Prescott Chamber Orchestra Concert
7:00 p.m. at St. Luke's 
Click  here for info and tickets

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

Wednesday, February 10
Ash Wednesday
Services at: 7:30 & 10 a.m., 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 13
Prescott Chorale Performances
at St. Luke's
3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Click here for info and tickets

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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 & 7:30 PM. Click here for flyer and 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.

Daughters of the British Empire meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.at St. Luke's in the Conference Room. Visit  www.prescottdbe.org 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 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  showtimetheatre.org 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.

Fish Eyes, a Park Avenue Theater performance at Trinity Presbyterian Church - Park & Copper Basin, Prescott, on  Friday, January 29 &  Saturday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. Featuring former parishioner, Isaac Benson White.
Click  here for flyer.

Scrapbook - Remember. Aspire. Embrace. A Women's Retreat. February 19-21, 2016, at Emmauel Pines Camp in Prescott. Women of all ages are welcome. Click here for registration form including detailed information.

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.
 
Weekly Attendance
& Giving
 
January 16-17, 2016

Weekly Attendance: 242

Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): 
$6,650.00
 
Honoring
Special Dates

Birthdays:
Olaf Larson, Gretchen Skinner, Phyllis Gee,  Diane Kessler,
Olivia Sweeney, Steven Richardson,
Reagan Loughney, Ian Loughney

Anniversaries:
Ted & Barbara Sayle

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:

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Sexton

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