St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of November 6 , 2016
Click here for this week's calendar & "Looking Ahead."
In-Gathering Sunday - November 6
This weekend, November 5 -6, will be the in-gathering, the ending of our Stewardship Campaign, Living Generously. Please bring your completed pledge cards with you as they will be collected at all three services this weekend.
Online Pledging
Lost your pledge card?  Never received a pledge card?  Unable to attend our In-Gathering Sunday on November 5th and 6th?

Don't worry, we have the solution!  Just send an email to Let us know the total amount you want to pledge for 2017, along with the frequency of your donation (weekly, monthly, etc.), and i ndicate if you wish to have offering envelopes. Please include your contact information (address and phone number).  And it's done!
Introducing Helen Henderson
We would like to introduce you to Helen Henderson, our new bookkeeper. She started on October 24 and worked her first few days with Eileen Stanton. Helen shared a brief bio with us so we can get to know her better. Read below:

I was born and raised in Burbank, California; grew up camping, fishing, and water skiing. I took my surfboard to college with me and majored in French. I spent most of my career in the Travel Industry doing accounting work. Built my own bookkeeping business. Currently living in Pine Lakes with my sister, Barbara, and our dogs, Oscar and Tana. I love pickleball, Tai Chi, golf, cooking, watercolor, and Kumihimo.

Join us in welcoming Helen to St. Luke's!

You can contact Helen by calling the Parish Office or by email at
First St. Luke's Singles Dinner Night Out
Come to the first St. Luke's Singles Dinner Night Out on Thursday, November 10, at 5 p.m. at Augie's Restaurant (1721 State Route 69) in Frontier Village in Prescott. Augie's features early specials from 4 to 7 p.m.
What it is: a chance to have company, conversation, and make new friends. Good to be out with others!
What is not:not a match-making process nor an environment for feeling uncomfortable.
For more information contact Sherri Frances by clicking  here. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Hall to get a count.
The Truth About Cancer 
The nine-week series continues on Monday, November 7, at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room at St. Luke's.
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer will take place on Friday, November 11, at 9 a.m. in the Meditation Room. The Meditation Room, formerly Classroom A, is just off the Parish Hall and is next to the Library.
Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé
The next monthly TaizĂ© service will be held on Friday, November 11, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel.
All are welcome! Both are wonderful offerings.
Aloha GMC of St. Luke's November 12 at 7:30 a.m.
Aloha GMC of St. Luke's (Men's Group) will meet next Saturday at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel for Eucharist. Fellowship and light breakfast to follow in the Conference Room. All men of the parish are welcome! 
First St. Luke's Singles Dinner Night Out - November 10 at 5 p.m.
Come to the first St. Luke's Singles Dinner Night Out on Thursday, November 10, at 5 p.m. at Augie's Restaurant (1721 State Route 69) in Frontier Village in Prescott. Augie's features early specials from 4 to 7 p.m.
What it is: a chance to have company, conversation, and make new friends. Good to be out with others!  What is not : not a match-making process nor an environment for feeling uncomfortable.
For more information contact Sherri Frances by clicking  here. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Hall to get a count.
Calling Veterans and their families!
Veterans' Day, November 11, is fast approaching. This year we would like to expand our previous years' observations by having a special coffee hour to honor our veterans and putting together a list recognizing current veterans and a list of remembrance for those no longer with us. Please email or drop off at the Church Office or in the Gathering Hall the following information: name, branch of service, dates of service, and a picture, preferably in uniform. For the spouses or children of veterans, please do the same for your loved ones. We need this as soon as possible so we can compile our honor display. We can copy photos! Please let us know if you would like to help make this a very special celebration. Contact Ed and Jan Hume by clicking here.
Veterans Day Choral Worship Service - Saturday November 12 at 5 p.m.
There will be a Veterans' Day Choral Worship Service at Prescott United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 12. Prescott United Methodist Church's Chancel Choir will be join by our Choir of St. Luke's and the American Lutheran Church Choir. Prescott United Methodist Church is located at 505 W. Gurley Street in Prescott.
Come and watch The Champions on November 12
The Champions, a documentary, which will be shown on Saturday, November 12, at 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall, is an inspirational story about the pit bulls rescued from the brutal fighting ring of former Atlanta Falcon's star quarterback, Michael Vick, and those who risked it all to save them, despite pressures from PETA and the Humane Society to euthanize the dogs. It is a story of second chances, redemption and hope. This uplifting documentary takes us on a journey about more than just dogs-about prejudice, being misunderstood, the power of resilience, and the significance of the relationship we as humans have with animals.
"Who is My Neighbor?" - Presentation on Sunday, November 13
You are invited to attend a special presentation: "Who Is My Neighbor", research and findings released by the Morrison Institute by The Rev. Richard Morrison, Canon for Ecumenical and Community Relations on Sunday, November 13, after the 10 a.m. service in the Parish Hall.
We also welcome Canon Morrison as our guest preacher for both the 8:00 and 10:00 AM services. Again, the 30 minute presentation, which will specifically address northern Arizona demographics, will be held during coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service on November 13.
Canterbury Episcopal Campus Ministry in Flagstaff
For the latest update from Canterbury Episcopal Campus Ministry in Flagstaff, please click  here.
Many Voices of Thanks Interfaith Celebration Thursday, November 17 - 6:30 p.m.
This third annual celebration of thanks, on Thursday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Prescott, brings together all faiths in our community for a night of song and shared reflection. Please bring a non-perishable food item. Click here for flyer.

Save the Date - November 19!
Save the date of Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for Expecting Jesus, an Advent Workshop to be held at St. Luke's. Kathryn Bunch, of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, will present the workshop! There will be a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Hall to sign up for this event. A count is needed as lunch will be provided! Click here for flyer!
Thanksgiving Eve Service November 23 at St. Luke's
There will be a Thanksgiving Eve Service at St. Luke's on Wednesday, November 23, at 7 p.m. at St. Luke's.
Thanksgiving Holiday Office Closures
The Parish Office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday which includes Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. The office will re-open with normal office hours on Monday, November 28, at 9 a.m.
Make your life-saving appointment now!
The next blood drive at St. Luke's will be on Wednesday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Don't delay - schedule your appointment today. Visit (Sponsor code: StLukesEC) or email Darrell Anderson by clicking  here.
Don't Spend Christmas Alone - St. Luke's Gift to the Community
December 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Parish Members and Community Volunteers: I am happy to share more good news with you. Cynthia Crull was happy to offer to design a quilt to raffle, as it has been tradition. Details of raffle tickets will follow soon.
The making of Christmas Cards is Saturday, November 5, from noon to 4:00 p.m.  Pizza and cookies will be  furnished. All youth and young at heart are welcome; join us! We thank all who have donated many cards already. They will bring smiles to our guests.
Marsha Douglas, Community Liaison Director for Adult Care Services (The Margaret T. Morris, Assisted Living for Memory Care, and The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Centers) offered to invite their professional Staff to donate baked goods for  Don't Spend Christmas Alone .
The Public Libraries are happy to partake as well; Jennifer Kim, Adult Services Librarian from Prescott Valley (PV) and Darlene Westcott from Chino Valley (CV) are already inspiring others to be a part.
As you know, we are blessed to have Shuttle Transportation from PV, CV and P; furthermore, business owner, Rod Lusk of New Horizons in PV, initially made available one Shuttle Van. He recently communicated that in anticipation of guests increase, he will have two more Shuttle Vans standing by.
Flyer Distribution  Committee Leaders, Wally Wands and Jim Damm finalized designing the flyer that
will be distributed in the quad-city communities early December. Scott Howard of Kwik Kopy was diligent to reproduce the 1,500 copies needed. He gave St. Luke's a substantial discount to the bill.
Words of appreciation come short when our gratitude is immeasurable. The kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity of the people that take part in Don't Spend Christmas  Alone , is what makes this event one of a kind.  All thanks to YOU.
Please thank and support the businesses that join St. Luke's to service the Quad-city community .

Angeles Ramos Zarate, Chairwoman

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."  -Helen Keller
Help Needed with Distribution of Don't Spend Christmas Alone Flyers
We have our new flyers printed now but need people to give out to stores and such. Some of our past distributors have retired and we need new people. This is a job that takes about two hours. We have maps on the different areas we assign you and would welcome all volunteers. Please call Wallis Wands 775-2972.
Christmas Cards for the Forgotten Ones
The Season of Advent challenges us to prepare for the coming of our Lord. Remembering the marginalized, the needy, is definitely one way we can prepare and is something that may already be on your hearts. Many of us send out of Christmas cards to loved ones and acquaintances during this holiday season. Might you consider expanding your Christmas card list to include the ladies at Perryville Prison in Goodyear, AZ, who attend Episcopal worship services. Many of these women never receive a piece of mail during their incarceration. Holidays and birthdays come and go without any acknowledgement from the "outside world." They truly feel forgotten. The Sunshine Club was formed to meet this need. You can access a downloadable PDF address list for the ladies on the Diocesan Prison Ministry website under the  Sunshine Club menu - monthly birthdays or click this link:

For those who feel led to send a Christmas card to any of these women, please download the list. It is suggested that you use your church's address for the return address and simply sign the cards with a first name only or "Your family at (church name)." Those inmates who are able to afford to purchase stamps will reply and you can post their notes on a bulletin board at church.
Outreach Commission Notes
The next Outreach Commission meeting is scheduled for November 14 at 4 p.m. in the Conference Room at St. Luke's. We would welcome your attendance at this or a future meeting to learn more.

Be a Santa to a Senior: For the last 12 years, Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with
local non-profits to identify lonely, isolated and seniors in need to share a little holiday cheer.  We anticipate providing gifts to approximately 300 seniors in our community. Many seniors have difficulty opening packages. 
Please purchase a gift bag(s) and/or holiday tissue paper. 
Deposit bags and paper in the designated box in the Gathering Hall. For more info on Be a Santa to a Senior, contact Home Instead Senior Care at 928-708-9960.   
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Food Donation Program
Thanks to each of you for your continued support week after week of the weekly food donation program which benefits the area food banks.  The food count was 220 items  for weekend of October 29-30, 2016.
This week's shopping list: canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans 
Weekly Attendance
October 29-30, 2016 
Weekly Attendance: 255
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Al, Albert, Amanda, Angie, Ashley, Barbara, Bee, Betty, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Dan, Daniel, Rev. Deborah, Dick, Donald, Dott, Ed, Enrique, Eric, Frank, Fred, Gary, Geoff, Greg, Hank, Harris, Janice, Jean, Jeanne, Joe, Josh, Joy, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Kay, Keena, Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Laurel, Lea Lea, Lisa, Lynette, Margo, Marian, Marie, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Michelle and her husband, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Pat, Paul, Percy, Pete Sr., Preston, Ray, Renita, Rita, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Skip, special intention, Stephen, Susan, Susie, Suzette, Tammy, Tawny, Ted, Terri, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Walt, Zelma
...for those in our Armed Forces: Josh, Mark, Michael, Jesse, 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, Matthew, Dan the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Lusitanian Church (E-P to the Archbishop of Canterbury) the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Canterbury Episcopal Campus Ministry in Flagstaff the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: US Vets/Troop Support, United Thank Offering, United Blood Services Blood Drive, Boy Scouts Troop 10
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: Aileen MacKenzie, Tony Reynolds, Lucy Kemper, Sue Kimball, Donna Volpe, Matthew Eresman, Jim Muehleisen, Maurice Bowers, Nicole Harris, Leslie Sanderson, and Al Temme
Anniversaries: Ross & Jacquelyn Tippett, George & Elsie Tyree, Maurice & Mary Bowers, Peter & Ame Eresman, Ralph Jackson & Ann Bennington, Thomas & Christine Mann, Monte & Pat Anderson
This Week's Scripture Readings: All Saints' Day
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Collect: Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings:
Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 28
Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers
Worship Assistants for November 5-6, 2016  
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Dave & Ruth Rothgery
Greeters: Dan & Betty Phillips
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: Kimball Arnold/Chris Christy
Chalice Minister: Gib McIntosh
Greeters: Roger & Cynthia Crull
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest: Fr Bob Wills
Deacon: Kimball Arnold/Chris Christy
Sub-deacon: Larry Neece
Chalice Minister: Ernie Howell
Chalice Minister: Angel Vandegrift
Altar Minister: Debra Loder
Reader 1: Marcia Reinhart
Reader 2: Barbara Sayle
Prayers: Pat Anderson
Verger: Wally Wands
Greeters : Bob & Lois Hepner
Welcome Table: Brenda Schwartz
Ushers: Bob & Lois Hepner
Asst. Ushers: Beth Shaw and Lynne Wells
Oblationers: Monte & Pat Anderson
Eucharistic Visitors: Gil & Joan Hedger
Altar Guild Team: Nina Meuhleisen, Barbara Kriger, Sally Phelps, Holle Campbell, Cynthia Moreno
Coffee Hour Host
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. If you could take a turn, please sign-up in the Gathering Hall.
Host on November 6:
Angel Vandegrift and Angeles Ramos Zarate in memory of Rev. Bob Greene 


Altar Flowers
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 $45.00 (however, any donation is accepted). If you would like to have a person or event named here, please notify the office by phone or email.
Altar flowers on November 5-6 given... 
  • by Thomas Mann in loving memory of his deceased wife, Carolyn "Bonnie" Mann, who died on November 4, 2005
  • by Eileen Griffin in honor of Larry's baptism
  • by Georgia and Mike Franklin
Community Groups 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. 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. Next one is Nov. 17. For more info, call Joy Goff at 928-707-3749.

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. The next concert of the 2016-17 season is February 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. Visit for more information.
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 concert of the 2016-17 season is Dec. 3, 2016 at 3 & 7:30 pm. Visit for more information. 
In the Community
People Who Care
People Who Care is a not for profit organization that matches volunteers with enrolled clients in the community who 
need a little help in order to continue living independently. Click  
here  for more info.
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.

Prescott Area
Habitat for Humanity
For information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, visit
Toolbelts & Tuxedos Annual Gala is Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 6-10 p.m. at the Prescott Resort. 
The deadline for submissions to the Weekly Epistle is the end of the day Tuesday for the week you would like it to appear.
For example, for the Weekly Epistle dated November 13, 2016, your deadline would be the end of the day Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The preferred method of submission is by email ( Thanks for your cooperation!
Church Office Hours: 
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to noon

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Children's Ministry / 
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Senior Warden
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Vestry Liaison to Christian Formation Commission
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Fellowship Commission
Vestry Liaison to Communications Commission
Parish Treasurer

Pete Kriger
Assistant Treasurer
Vestry Liaison to
Worship Commission
Vestry Liaison to
Outreach Commission
Vestry Liaison to Membership Commission
Parish Nurse

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Phone: (928) 778-4499