St. Luke's Episcopal Church 
Prescott, Arizona

St. Luke's Weekly E-pistle
January 10, 2016

Good morning!

We hope 2016 is off to a great start for you all!

We have included a great deal of information below: Operation Deep Freeze, Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner follow-up, dates for upcoming Cursillo activities, announcement for our Annual Parish Meeting (save the date!), and information with links to other community activities.

Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead.

St. Luke's Office Staff
Operation Deep Freeze
Emergency Shelter for Winter 2016: 
Neighbors Caring for Neighbors on the Coldest Nights

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. We have been asked, along with congregations in our community, to feed our homeless neighbors on the coldest nights.
 
3-5 people are needed to help each night the shelter is open. You may sign-up to help beginning this weekend in the Gathering Hall. For all the details for Operation Deep Freeze, click here. Please consider helping for an evening! 
   
 
Don't Spend Christmas Alone Follow-up

The committee of the Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner thanks all the parishioners for helping make this special event such a success. It takes many helping hands before, during and after the dinner to make it run smoothly. Without your dedication, 237 meals wouldn't have been delivered to the home bound and 477 meals served to our guests dining at the church giving a grand total of 724 meals being prepared. Upon leaving, each guest received yummy homemade cookies and fudge which was donated with love and blessings from you. Thank you! It was a vision of this congregation 35 years ago to feed those alone on Christmas day; only with God's grace have we continued.
 
Without the strong community we have at St. Luke's, this outreach to the Quad City community could not happen and touch so many people.
 
Thank you for your heartfelt love, kindness and support you showed for the DSCA dinner. We wish you many Blessings, Happiness and Good Health in 2016. Let us continue to make Christ known in our life and community.

We would also like to share with the Parish the names and contributions to the DSCA dinner by the community businesses and individuals. Click here to read more about all donations received for the Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner.


 
 
The Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner was a time for great fellowship and fun. Click here to see more photos! 
 
 
Upcoming Cursillo Activities
 
Scheduled Ultreyas are as follows: January 23, April 16, and June 18. They will take place at St. Luke's in the Classroom Wing, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Refreshments provided.

Cursillo #117 Weekend: July 14-17, 2016, at Chapel Rock in Prescott.

Click here for informational flyer.
 
Notes from the Altar Guild

Poinsettias 
After each of the 3 services this weekend, you may help yourself to a poinsettia. We'd like to find a home for them all!

Our mangle needs a new home 
The Altar Guild is looking for a new home for the mangle, a large ironing machine. Contact Robin Borok if interested.


Altar Flowers in 2016 
The flower chart for 2016 is posted on the bulletin board in the Gathering Hall. 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 specify 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 are available in the Gathering Hall.

 
Annual Parish Meeting 
 
Please plan to attend the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 24, following the 10 a.m. service in the Parish Hall. 
 
 
Habitat for Humanity Home Ownership Informational Meetings 

Learn how you can become a homeowner. Attendance is encouraged in order to receive an application.
Call to reserve a place: 445-8003. Click here for flyer.

Saturday, January 30, 9:00 - 12:00 a.m.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
7763 E. Long Look
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Thursday, February 4, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Chino Valley Head Start
1985 N. Rd. 1 W
Chino Valley, AZ 86323

Saturday, February 6, 9:00 - 12:00 a.m.
PAHH
1230 Willow Creek Rd.
Prescott, AZ 86301  
   
 
  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 50 items for the weekend of December 26-27, 2015, and 144 items for the weekend of January 2-3, 2016.

This week's shopping list:
peanut butter, macaroni and cheese,
canned tuna, canned fruit

Thank you note from Chino Valley Food Bank for our
food donations throughout the year.

 
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

...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 Anglican Church of Australia
 
...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
St. Luke's at the Mountain Church in Phoenix

...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:
US Vets / Troop Support, United Thank Offering,  United Blood Services Blood Drive, Boy Scout Troop 10,  Cub Scout Pack 10, Girl Scout Troop 79

 
This Week's Scripture Readings
First Sunday after the Epiphany 
 
Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8:14-17 
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 
 


Collect  
 
Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings
Second Sunday after the Epiphany 
 



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 9
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 Show Time Community Theatre Auditions

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10
8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist

9:45 AM Sunday School

9:45 AM Nursery Available

11:30 AM Daughters of the King

1:00 PM Girl Scouts

MONDAY, JANUARY 11
3:00 PM Investment Committee Meeting

5:00 PM Show Time Community Theatre Rehearsal

7:00 PM Prescott Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12
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 13
10:00 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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14
9:00 AM Morning Prayer

9:00 AM Patchers & Purlers

5:00 PM Show Time Community Theatre Rehearsal

5:30 PM EfM

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15
No Events Scheduled

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16
11:00 AM Memorial Service for Abby Winkelmeyer with reception to follow

11:00 AM Prescott Community Cupboard Annual Meeting 

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

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

Looking Ahead
 
Monday, January 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Parish Office Closed
Click here for community
events information.


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

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

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 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  showtimetheatre.org 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
 
January 2-3, 2016

Weekly Attendance: 244

Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): 
$12,189
 
Honoring
Special Dates

Birthdays:
Wayne Hallford, Sandra Hennigan, Lyneal Nick,  Marty McNaul,
Soren Skinner, Doug Pask,
Richard Lassiter,  George Chesney, Joy Cobb, Douglas Jack,
Gib McIntosh,Penny Davis,
Alexander Cooke-Jack

Anniversaries:
Al & Mary Temme
Fred & Sue Lutz

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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Organist

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Sexton

Senior Warden

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Pastoral Care  Commission