Good afternoon!

Just below you will find the schedule for Holy Week and Easter.

As a reminder, the Memorial Service for Walt Duffett will be held on Thursday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. with a reception to follow.

Lastly, the Parish Office will be closed on Good Friday, March 25, and Easter Monday, March 28.

Blessings to you,

The St. Luke's Office Staff

St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of March 20, 2016
Calendar for March 19 - 25 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Pastoral Letter from Bishop Smith
For Bishop Smith's Pastoral Letter for Palm Sunday, please click  here. A number of copies will be made available in the Gathering Hall, as well.
Holy Week & Easter Schedule
Palm Sunday Services
Saturday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, Services at 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.

Maundy Thursday Service
Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m.
Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing

Good Friday Liturgy
Friday, March 25 at 12 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday
Time of rest and silence - no office.

Easter Services  (Bring your bell to ring with the Easter Alleluias.)

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.
Adult Forum on March 20 after 10 a.m. service:
Learn about Northpoint's Mission Trip to New Orleans!
Plan to attend the adult forum during coffee hour this Sunday following the 10 a.m. service. Some of the students of Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy went on a mission trip to New Orleans this past January and they want to tell us about their experience of serving and learning. Come hear all about it!
Easter Sunday Breakfast or Brunch on March 27
Sign-up now for the Easter Breakfast, following the 8 a.m. service, or the Easter Brunch, following the 10 a.m. service, in the Gathering Hall. What a joyous day to celebrate together!

Easter Egg Hunt on March 27
Following the 10 a.m. service on Easter Day, Sunday, March 27, there will be an Easter  egg hunt for the children. Will you find the golden egg?
Easter Flowers
Join with others and remember loved ones, memorials and thanksgivings at this most festivetime of the year through the gift of flowers. Complete the form that can be found in the bulletin and place in the offering plate or mail to the office using our address below. Your gift will ensure they are beautiful again this year!

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 Brotherhood of St Andrew website. 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.
Inquirers' Class Continues
Do you want to become a member of the Episcopal Church?  An eight-week series of Inquirers' Classes, to be led by The Rev'd Jack M. Wolter, just began on March 13 at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of St. Luke's Church to prepare those persons who have not yet been sacramentally confirmed (coming from a Protestant tradition) or received (coming from a Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox tradition) by a bishop in the Episcopal Church, or those who simply want to refresh their understanding of the practice of the Christian Faith in our tradition.  YOU are invited to join us for these presentations and discussions! We hope you will be a participant!
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. For more information or for tickets, click here.

Report on March 5 Quilt Show
A big thanks to everyone who helped with  A Step Back in Time quilt show last Saturday.  The gang of six, which consisted of Carol Sweeden, Beth Shaw, Lynne Wells, Sylvia McIntosh, Lolly Skinner and Jean Ehlers put together a glorious quilt show.  Many of the parishioners had some very historical quilts that the 125+ people in attendance enjoyed viewing. There were volunteers that sold tickets, showed quilts and helped display and put away the quilts. Jan Anderson was the lucky winner of the raffle quilt. Thanks to Rich Staudt and his helpers! Lunch was served to 41 people. The final total of money received was $1507.19, which will support the youth mission trip this summer to Cortez, Colorado.
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.
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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 116 items for the weekend of March 12-13, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk
Weekly Attendance & Giving
March 12-13 2016
Weekly Attendance: 239
Weekly Giving: (Operating Fund): $6,781

Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Art, Ashley, Bebe, Betsy, Betty, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Dan, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Eric, Frank, Gary, Geoff, Jackson, James, Janice, 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: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Barnabas on the Desert Church in Scottsdale

...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Prescott Valley Food Bank, Operation Deep Freeze, Chino Valley Food Bank, Warm for Winter
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays:   Jim Hardesty, Chris Christy, Bert Gilbert, Ame Eresman, Sherry Hibbard, Brenda Jones, Wini Larson, Tony Rose, Amber Dievendorff, Wilma Hammond, Thomas Mann

Anniversaries: Don & Mary McKellar, Scot & Paula Tomitz, John & Leslie Sanderson
This Week's Scripture Reading
Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
In the Community
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity (PAHH)
For the current update of our locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, click  here . To learn more about PAHH, visit  prescotthabitat.org .
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 March 17. 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