St. Luke's Episcopal Church 
Prescott, Arizona

St. Luke's Weekly E-pistle
Week of October 4, 2015

Happy October!

Join us tomorrow at the Courthouse Square for Hope Fest Arizona - read just below for more information! Also, if you'd like to help out at the upcoming Halloween Activity, please plan to attend the informational meeting this Sunday, October 4, immediately following the 10 a.m. service in the Youth Room. 

Read below for other church news!

Warm regards,

St. Luke's Staff
hopefestVisit us at Hope Fest AZ
tomorrow  at the Square!

St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be at Hope Fest AZ tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. and will be there throughout the day!
Please stop by to say hi! It is taking place at the Courthouse Plaza in Prescott.

Hope Fest AZ is a community resource fair with a wide array of community partners present along with a family fun zone, live music, and guest speakers. A variety of free services will also be available. Click  here  for an event flier. 
Halloween Activity Info Meeting
this Sunday!

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! 

Sophie Buisson, our children and youth director, will hold an interest/informational meeting on Sunday, October 4, about the Halloween event following the 10 a.m. service in the Youth Room. Click  here for an informational letter from Sophie.

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 for more info!


Bishop Smith's Visitation on October 11
with St. Luke's Day Celebration and Potluck

Bishop Kirk Smith will visit on Sunday, October 11, during the 10 a.m. service. 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 on October 11 with a potluck lunch to follow the presentation. 

Bring a dish to share! Sign-up in the Gathering Hall for what you'd like to bring. 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!
First Annual St. Luke's Benefit
Golf Tournament -  Teeing it Up for Mission

Save the date of Saturday, October 24, 2015, for the First Annual St. Luke's Benefit Golf Tournament 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.



Are you up for a challenge?

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

A generous and anonymous donor has proposed a challenge to the congregation, and, as your rector, I have accepted it. You certainly know that we are trying to raise $2,500 to rebuild a classroom at Amagoro Junior Academy in Kenya. If we are able to raise $2,500, our anonymous donor will give $3,500 more to build a second class! is not that amazing?  Thank you all for your outpouring generosity.

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

For many years, St. Luke's has supported Warm For Winter. This program provides warm coats or jackets, and other winter items, for low-income individuals. While children are a priority and new coats for younger school-age children would be a blessing, there are also other needs. Clean coats -  for any age  - that are in good condition will be accepted. Hats, gloves, socks, and blankets are also welcome. The deadline to donate is October 18 as distribution will be earlier this year. Look for a bin in the Parish Hall. You may email Barb Weeks at with any questions.
Free Books
Last call to browse the book cart in the Parish Hall! Any books remaining on the cart after Sunday will be donated to the three local public libraries. Thanks for your support of our little library!
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.
A Taste for Mission
Wine Tasting and Art Affair - Save the Date!

When: Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: The Crush Wine Cafe, 1781 E. Hwy. 69, Suite 15, Prescott (Frontier Village)
Tickets: $30 includes wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres

Support the mission of St. Luke's!
Watch for ticket sales soon!
Faith Stories Retreat: Coming to
St. Luke's  November 13 - 15

"A wonderful retreat! It was so much more than we could have hoped for! New friendships were formed and old ones deepened. St. Matthews is a much stronger community for the time they spent with you and each other." -The Rev. Anne MacNabb, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Sterling, VA

If you have questions or want to know more, please contact Susan Bray or Laura Norman. More information will be coming in the weeks and months ahead!
Outreach Commission Supported by Fry's Shoppers

Thanks to all who shopped at Fry's, the Outreach Commission will be receiving a check for $261.95 from the Fry's Community Rewards program. This is for the third quarter of 2015. Currently 49 households at St. Luke's are enrolled in this program. If you shop at Fry's, and are not enrolled in this program, click here to contact David Barnard for information on how to enroll. A percentage of all you spend at Fry's will be donated to St. Luke's Outreach Commission.
  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 81 items for the weekend of September 26-27, 2015.

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


Tigger Gillam, John Holmes, Robin Borok, Ed Sullivan, Barbara Renoux, Ron James, Ed Hume, Bev Peterson, Leanne Bryan, Sue Crampton, Ayaka Komori, Anita Johnson, Jesse Halstead
Brian & Maureen Riley

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, Geoff, Brittany, Tina, Sara, Barbara, Judy, Martha, Julie & Earl, Steve, Amanda, Kristi, Carol, Charlotte, Bagdad miners, Barbara, Frank, Kay, Natasha, Willy, Marty, Laurel and Dan, Marion, Susan, Elizabeth, Sarah, Pope Francis, William, Jean, Nancy, Sherry


...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
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 22

Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm 8
Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16

(from TENS - The Episcopal Network for Stewardship)

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Next Week's Scripture Readings
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 23

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This Week

 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hope Fest AZ at Courthouse Plaza in Prescott
Come visit the St. Luke's Booth!

10:00 AM The Master Class

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

9:45 AM Nursery Available

11:30 AM Inquirers' Class

7:00 PM Prescott Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal

1:30 PM Daughters of the British Empire

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

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) 

6:00 PM Prayer in the Spirit of Taize

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

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist

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

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... 

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 Sunyani in Ghana, West Africa
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:
All of our Episcopal Schools

The St. Luke's Outreach
Cycle of Prayer:
Operation Fair Start and Angel Tree  Paper Collection/Recyling Program  Highway Cleanup Volunteers
 Prescott Valley Little League
Weekly Attendance
& Giving
September 26-27, 2015

Weekly Attendance: 209

Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $5,175

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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