Good afternoon,

We hope this finds you well today. As a reminder, the Parish Office will be closed on Easter Monday, March 28.

Easter blessings to you and your loved ones,

The St. Luke's Office Staff

St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of March 27, 2016
Calendar for March 26 - April 1 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Good Friday, March 25
The Good Friday Liturgy will take place at 7 p.m. this evening in the Chapel.
Easter Services

Great Easter Vigil
Saturday, March 26, 7 p.m.

Easter Holy Eucharist
Sunday, March 27, 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.
Both services on Easter Day will be in the Sanctuary and will  have a full brass choir and the Choir of St. Luke's.
(Bring your bell to ring with the Easter Alleluias.)
Easter Sunday Breakfast/Brunch on March 27
On Easter Sunday, there will be a breakfast following the 8 a.m. service and a brunch following the 10 a.m. service. Bring a dish to share. All are welcome!

Easter Egg Hunt following 10 a.m. service
There will be an Easter Egg hunt after the 10 a.m. service for the children.
Dinner with the Presiding Bishop
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew invites everyone to a reception and dinner banquet on Thursday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and special guests Bishop Kirk Smith and Canon Chuck Robertson.  T he cost for the reception and dinner is $60. It will be held at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center in Mesa. Space is limited. You may register by visiting the www.brothersandrew.net. Deadline for registration is March 30, 2016.
Library News
There will be an informational meeting for library volunteers on  Friday, April 1 at 11:00 am  in the library, which is just off of the Parish Hall. We will introduce our new librarian, Mary Queen, who was a librarian at her previous parish and has some great ideas for our small library. If you are at all interested in working or helping with this endeavor, please plan to attend and learn about our parish library.
Rx Bottles for Malawi
If you would be willing to help pack up prescription bottles for shipping to Malawi, which is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa, please join Deacon Kimball on  Saturday, April 2, 9:30 a.m.  in the Conference Room.
Prescott Chamber Orchestra Concert on April 8
The next concert of the Prescott Chamber Orchestra, who holds weekly rehearsals at St. Luke's, will be on Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. here at the church. This concert f eatures Phoenix Symphony Principal Cellist Peter Anderegg performing Hayden Cello Concerto #1, as well as music by Rossini and Prokofiev. Plus, you will be delighted by student musician soloist, Shalom Eis. 

Telecare Ministry: The Most Important Form of Stewardship That We Can Do
"TeleCare is a quiet ministry, but it has mattered a lot...It helps keep far flung, busy urban congregants connected, and people 'appreciate the call, often saying it came just when they needed it.'...volunteer teams spend one hour, one evening...at the church, making calls and then praying together for each person contacted, naming each joy and concern."

Come learn how to incorporate this vital, lay pastoral ministry of caring within your congregation, and see how it affects their relationship with you, your church, and your community. The workshop lasts only 100 minutes!

This workshop will be at St. Luke's on two dates: Thursday, April 14, 1:30-3:10 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, 9:30-11:10 a.m. (It will also take place at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix on May 19 and 21.) For more information, contact  timothy@azdiocese.org.
Yard Sale
The youth group is having a yard sale on Saturday, April 30,
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Everything will be accepted except clothing.  The proceeds of the yard sale will benefit the youth mission trip to Cortez, Colorado, this June.

Dates and times for dropping off your yard sale items are as follows: Sunday, April 23 after 10 a.m. service; Monday, April 24, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday April 25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Call Sophie at the church, 928-778-4499, for more information.
Like Us on Facebook!!
If you are on Facebook, please go to the St. Luke's Episcopal, Prescott, AZ, page, and Like and Share postings that you feel comfortable supporting. By clicking on the "Like us on Facebook" button below, you'll be taken directly to the St. Luke's Facebook page.
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Food Donation Program
Thanks to each of you for your continued support of the weekly food donation program which benefits the area food banks. The food count was 173 items for the weekend of March 19-20, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk
Weekly Attendance & Giving
March 19-20, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 287
Weekly Giving: (Operating Fund): $7,280

Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Bebe, Betsy, Betty, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Dan, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Eric, Frank, Gary, Geoff, family of Jack H., Jackson, James, Jason, Jean, Jeanne, Jim, Joan, Joe, John, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Keena, Kristi, Larry, Linda, Lynda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Marty, Mary Grace, Mary Ann, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Michelle, Miriam, Nancy, Pat & family, Paul, Penny, Pete, Preston, Ray, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Steve, Susan, Susie, Tammy, Teresa, Tina, Tony,Trey, Vanessa, Vic, Walt
 
...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: Resurrection of Our Lord

...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Andrew's Church in Sedona

...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, Navajoland/Native American Ministries, People Who Care

Our prayers and best wishes are with long-time parishioners, 
Bob & Amy Bird
and 
Audrey Noel, who will be moving from the area to be closer to family. We wish them well!
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: 
Madelon Cianfrani, Kelsey Bourgois, Ann Hoaglund, Eddie Gillam, Grace McFarland, Nancy Del Mar, Steve Bracety, Nancy Simpkins, Marcia Reinhart, Kristine Donovan, Percy Wright

 
Anniversaries: 
Robert McCaullay & Pat McKee, 
Scott & Carol Hein, Ed & Hedy Sullivan,
Harold & Lynn Alford 
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This Week's Scripture Reading
Collect:  O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Second Sunday of Easter


In the Community
Dyslexia Presentation
on March 30
Dyslexia affects 15-20% of the population. Prescott Unified is hosting a free presentation Wed, Mar 30, 6-9 p.m. at PHS's Ruth Street Theater . Click here for flyer.
Aid 4 Veterans

Click here to read more about a service for veterans that offers assistance with in-home care and other important tasks. For more info, click  here  to email Ron Edwards.

Foster Care Info Nights:
Foster Adoptive Network
Attend a foster care orientation meeting at St. Luke's on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Next one is April 21. Click here for flyer.

Church Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to noon

Click on name to below to send an email message:

Rector
Deacon
Music Director

Organist
Parish Administrator
Financial Assistant

Children's Ministry/
Youth Director
Sexton
Senior Warden
Junior Warden
Pastoral Care Commission




St Luke's Episcopal Church 

Please contact the church office by email or phone with questions or concerns.
Email:  info@slecp.org
Phone: (928) 778-4499