St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of June 10 , 2018
Bishop Smith during his presentation on
October 11, 2015.
Bishop Kirk Smith to visit St. Luke's on June 10!
Our bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, Bishop Kirk Smith will be with us this Sunday, June 10. He will be with us at both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. Fifteen people will be confirmed, received, or reaffirmed.

Following the 10 a.m. service, during coffee hour, you are warmly invited to attend his presentation, "Why Did the Early Church Grow So Fast and What Can We Learn from It." It will take place in the Parish Hall.

The loose offering for the day of the Bishop's visit will be designated for the Bishop's Discretionary Fund. it used to help clergy and their families in need. Special envelopes, for your convenience, will be available on June 10.
Blood Drive on June 13!
Give blood! Save a life! Every 2 seconds, someone needs blood. Most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Be a Hero today.

The next blood drive to take place at St. Luke's will be on June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall!

Presiding Bishop Curry at the Royal Wedding
For his address, The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop, had 3 audiences--an audience of 2 (Meghan and Harry), an audience of 600 (guests in the chapel), and an audience of 29 million (international TV audience). Delivered on the day before Pentecost it was certainly an example of the Holy Spirit at work in spreading God's message. The message of love is certainly a message for our times and an example that even Episcopalians are called to be evangelists. 
Click here to experience one of the great preachers of our time.

One of the hallmarks of our parish is our welcoming spirit.  Each newcomer receives a loaf of WELCOME BREAD when they arrive at our door.  Recently we went to the freezer and the freezer was bare or depleted.  Please leave the bread in the freezer for use at the WELCOME TABLE.  Thank you.

August 24, 2018 5:00 pm to August 25, 2018 4:00 pm 
Franciscan Renewal Center 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 
Double Room Rate - $75.00 Commuter Meals - $50.00 

Register for this event by going to: Deadline for housing is August 3, 2018. If you need help to register, contact Dawn Jackson at 602-254-0976 or For more information on this event or Native American Ministries, contact The Rev. Canon Debbie Royals at 

Please join with the Council of Native American Ministries, The Rev. Canon Debbie Royals and Special Guest and Spiritual Leader, Steve Darden  Dine (Navajo), for an opportunity to experience Native American spirituality and continue to engage with Native traditional values and processes. We will gather the first night for ceremony; Steve will lead us in our dawn prayers; and he will close our time together in ceremony. The Rev. Canon Debbie Royals will lead us in a reflection of the work of the past year and guide us in the heart and wisdom of the council for the coming year.

Journey Jottings:  News from St. Luke's Deacon in Formation

Because deacons are called forth from a faith community, not self-appointed, both Father Pierre-Henry and I thought that my journey to the diaconate-not just the end point of ordination-should be shared with, and by, the congregation at large.  Thus, from time to time over the next two years, this column will keep you abreast of "where I'm at" in the process by which deacons in formation are spiritually transformed and prepared for ordained ministry.

But first, I must tell you about the two-year journey that took me from being someone who sensed a call to the diaconate to being someone who is now a deacon in formation.  It all began after I moved to Prescott in April of 2016. In long, solitary walks amidst the awesome beauty of the high desert, as well as in the silence of contemplative prayer, I began to sense that, even though I had retired four years earlier from a career that had been devoted to helping others, there might be another chapter in my book of life that God wanted to write.  That thought was amazing to me, but it persisted over time, and it eventually evolved into a question: might God be calling me to be a deacon? -Keehna Sture
(to be continued next week)
Practicing Mindfulness Senior Group
The seniors who are meeting at St. Luke's (10:00 am - 11:30 am) to practice mindfulness in a relaxed and supportive environment will meet twice in June (June 12 and June 26) and twice in July (July 10 and July 24).;Please call 928-445-5211,  ext 2672 if you have any questions.  
Photo from recent public presentation. Pictured are Ted Lee, Fil Kewanyama, and Guest.
State-wide Episcopal Native American Ministry Diocesan Council to be held at St. Luke's!
This meeting will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Committee members from around the state will join us for this Council. Lunch is included.

All interested St. Luke's members are welcome to attend. We ask you to RSVP as soon as possible! Please email Sherri Frances at  Program is available here.
OUTREACH Meeting  

You are cordially invited to attend the next Outreach Meeting at 4:00 on Monday, June 11 in the Conference Room.  Please consider joining us in this important work.   
Visit our website!
Be sure to visit our website,, every so often! There is a great section at the bottom of the Home page entitled "News & Updates" that contains information on recent events at St. Luke's along with some wonderful photos. 
Did you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Faithstreet. You may use this for a one-time gift or a recurring gift. Or, would you like to give with your bank account? You can set that up, too! To check it out, visit and click on the green icon, as pictured above, that says Give Online!
We acknowledge...
According to Resolution #2016-3, of the 56th Diocesan Convention:
We acknowledge the living culture of the Yavapai people, the traditional custodians of the land we stand on, and pay tribute to role they play in the life of this region.
Check out all our recent activity on Facebook!
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Food Donation Program
Many thanks to all of you for your continued support each week of the weekly food donation program which benefits three area food banksThe counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.

For the week of June 2/3:  87 food items were collected!!

This week's shopping list: 
Canned soup, hot cereal, rice, dried beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
6/2-3:    Attendance - 283
Pledged - $16,137   Plate $ 1,359
Honoring Special Dates
June 10: Cynthia Crull, Loinda Rothlisberg, Louis Ross
June 11: Bob Borok, Arlene Debroske, Geoffrey Holden
June 12: Jean Ehlers, Cal Morrison, Gary Nick, Cory Willis
June 14: kathryn Bennett, Paul Gregory
June 15: Muriel de Ganahi, laura James, George Kinnear, Julia Weir,
June 16: Ann Reynolds, Tom Snodgrass

June 13: Wayne & Mary Halford
June 15: Bert & Georgia Gilbert

Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J.,  Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Bob, Brandon, Brien, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl, Chris,  Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, Daniel,  David, Denise, Derrick, Dianne, Donald, Dott, Dylan, Ed, Enrique, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Gislela, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank, Harold & Wilma. Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jean, Jeanne, Jerry, Jim, Joe, Joel, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken,  Kimball, Kira,  Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter, Philip, Reed, Renita, Rich Richard, Rick, Rob, Ron, Rosey, Ruth, Salem, Sally, Shea, Sheri,Shirley, Skip, Steven, Susan, Susan S.,  Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Tim, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Trey, Tricia, Sue, Sue & Wally, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, Zelma

...for those in our Armed Forces:   Echo, Brian
...for the Yavapai-Apache Nation

...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Church of the Apostles (Oror Valley)
...for our companion Diocese:  Diocese of Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: United Blood Services Blood Drive, Native American Ministries, Love in Action Ministry-Malawi
Scripture Readings
Third Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Psalm 50: 7-15
Amos 5:14-15, 21-24
Matthew 8:28-34
Weekly Worship Assistants for June 9-10, 2018
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Lucy Kemper
Greeters: Dan & Betty Phillips
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Bishop Smith
Chalice Minister: Nancy Carmichael
Greeters/Ushers: Cynthia Moreno & Carol Sullivan
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Bishop Smith
Assisting Priest:  Fr Richard Lassiter
Sub-Deacon:  Youth
Chalice Minister:  Youth
Chalice Minister:  Youth
Altar Minister: Youth
Reader 1: Barbara Harber (OT)
Reader 2:  Youth (Psalm)
Reader 3: Youth (Epistle)
Prayers: Youth
Verger:  Brother Ernie Howell
Greeters:  Darrell Anderson & Susan Bray Anderson
Welcome Table:  Barbara Lake & Sandy McBride
Ushers: Beth Shaw & Vera Mulnix
Asst. Ushers:  Barbara Baker-Rosenberg & Rich Schwartz
Oblationers: Youth
Altar Guild Team: Elsie Tyree, Pat Eaton, Sylvia McIntosh,
Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock, Betsy Denison


Host Coffee Hour!!
Special thanks to those who host coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service. This is an important part of the fellowship of St. Luke's Church. 

Hosts June 10:   
Fellowship Committee honoring 
Bishop Kirk Smith

Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2018 flower chart is
now posted in the Gathering Hall!
Altar flowers are given in thanksgiving for our many blessings or a special event, in memory of a loved one, or to the glory of God. They are an offering that enrich our worship space. You may sign-up on the Altar Flowers poster on the bulletin board in the Gathering Hall.  The suggested donation is $55.00. This is a change due to increased cost. (however, any donation is accepted). If you would like to have a person or event named here, please notify the office.
Flowers:Ed Hume in loving memory of Jan
Community Groups & Happenings at St. Luke's
Daughters of the
British Empire (DBE)
DBE meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at St. Luke's in the Conference Room with the exception of the summer months.

Visit for more info or contact Diane Reddy.
Foster Care Info Nights: Foster Adoptive Network
Attend a foster care orientation meeting at St. Luke's in the Parish Hall on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. For more info, call AZ Children's Association at 928-443-1991.

Girl Scouts Troop 79

Troop 79 meets on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For more information on the troop, click here to email the troop leader, Donna Dotzler.

Boy Scouts Troop 10
Troop 10 meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For more information on the troop, click   here to email the troop leader.

Prescott Chamber Orchestra
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra holds its weekly rehearsals and concerts at St. Luke's. Visit for more information and tickets.

Prescott Chorale
The Prescott Chorale holds its weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings and concerts at St. Luke's. Dennis Houser, our Music Director, is the Director.

The next performance, Return to Dresden, will take place on Saturday, June 9, at 3 p.m.

Visit for tickets and more information.
In the Community
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity
Golf Fore Homes, Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity's Annual Tournament FUNdraiser!! Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at The Club at Prescott Lakes. For event flyer and registration info, click  here .

For general information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity and for information for this event, visit For Family Selection Criteria brochure, click  here .

Service Schedule
Sunday Services:  
Saturday 5:30 pm Spoken Eucharist
 Sunday 8:00 am  Eucharist with hymns
Sunday 10:00 am Eucharist with Choir

Weekday Services:
  • Wednesday 10 am           Healing Service with Communion
  • Thursday 9:00 am            Morning Prayer 
  • 2nd & 4th Friday 9 am     Centering Prayer
Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 to 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Church Website
The Sunday bulletin is available at the Worship bulletins section .
Our calendar is available at the Calendar section.
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Phone: (928) 778-4499