St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of September 2 , 2018
Journey Jottings:  Notes from
St. Luke's Deacon in Formation

The Deacon Class of 2020 met for its monthly eight-hour formation seminar at the Cathedral on August 18.  The day began by sharing Morning Prayer with the senior deacons in formation: those who, God willing, will be ordained in June of next year.  The responsibility for leading Morning and Evening Prayer alternates randomly with individual deacons in formation, so by "the luck of the draw," Morning Prayer was led Pam Bell (Class of 2019), and Evening Prayer was led by me.  Following Morning Prayer, we split up into our respective groups and spent the remainder of the day with the faculty assigned to teach our respective curricula.

The topic/theme for the day was Part Two of a three-part series entitled "Transforming One's Sacred Spirit," taught by retired Archdeacon Veronica Ritson.

Thank you for your prayers and support on this journey!  It's a grace-filled path that we are walking together! -Keehna Sture
Parish Office Closed on Monday, September 3
in observance of Labor Day

Cabaret: Sunday, September 9, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tickets are on sale now after services in the Gathering Hall this weekend!! Each numbered ticket will have a table number which will guarantee you a seat. Tickets are $30 each and proceeds go to the church general fund.

You don't want to miss this grand event!
ATTENTION all Men of St Luke's:  
  September 8  we will have a special Men's service in the Chapel at  7:30AM.    Following the service we will retire to the Conference room for a light breakfast and beverages.   This month we will get an update on how we can increase awareness of providing making our Church campus a safe and secure environment.  So bring your ideas and suggestions.

Are you replacing your towels? Have extra towels in cupboards that are not being used?
Yavapai Humane Society can use your used towels for the dog and cat kennels.  I took 2 - 33 gallon bags of towels in and they were so grateful and told me they were almost out of towels. No need to wash them as they use their own soap.
Towels may be dropped off at Yavapai Humane Society or placed outside the Deacon's office door at the end of the education wing, on the left.

In His Service, Deacon Kimball


Every year we have celebrated the wisdom and the talents of those at  St. Luke's who are "four score and more" (over 80 years of age).   We respect and admire these fellow parishioners who have lived and loved,  worked and played for those many years and have tales to tell that  will surprise and delight you.  September 16, 2018  will mark our thirteenth year of honoring these wonderful  individuals. This year, immediately following the 10 a.m.
service there will be a special served luncheon for our "four score and more"  parishioners and the entire congregation. The stories of those elders  being honored are being compiled in a booklet that will be presented t o all of those attending. Come  and meet these esteemed and valued individuals. Sit and talk and enjoy  the meal and festivities. The food, which will delight your taste buds, is being provided and prepared by a group of excellent chefs.  Please  place your name/s on the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Hall if you  are not an honoree or relative/guest of an honoree so we can approximate  a head count.

We look forward to greeting all of you!
Do you enjoy gardening and helping others?
September 10 th at 4:00 pm in the Conference room Patrick Grady will be sharing about how we can help the community through gardening.
Harvest of Care Gardens is a pilot project with three key guiding elements: the development and operation of vegetable/produce gardens on church property; the development of educational programming for all ages that makes the spiritual connection from the working of the garden to care for the Earth; and the provision of at least 50% of the Garden's fresh produce to the hungry within our community.
If this is a project that speaks to you or tickles your fancy, then please come and join us.

As a constant reminder of our vows, Daughters of the King wear daily the emblem of The Order:   a silver pin/pendant with the inscription, "MAGNANIMETER CRUCEM SUSTINE",    which broadly translated means "with heart, mind and spirit uphold and bear the cross".   We believe
I am but one,
But I am one  
I cannot do everything,
But I can do something.
What I ought to do,
By the grace of God
I will do.  
What will you have me do?
Daughters of the King meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 11:30am after the 10am service.  If you are interested in experiencing "more" in your spiritual life the Daughters of the King is something you may want to ask some questions about.     
For more information please call Rosaleen Runnalls at: 928-420-2786

After five years of heading up financial stewardship for St. Luke's, I must step down from the leadership of this ministry on or before the end of this year.  Currently, I do not have anyone to take my place.
If you have, or might have, an interest in leading financial stewardship for St. Luke's, please call me at 928-717-8886 to schedule a meeting to discuss this opportunity.
Since the annual stewardship pledge season is about to begin, it would be an excellent time to assume leadership because I would be your assistant for this year's annual campaign.
Two important requirements for this position are:  You currently pledge and you have a reputation for maintaining confidentiality. Lastly, the vestry would need to approve any candidate for leadership of this ministry.
Ron Davis
Chairman of St. Luke's Stewardship Ministry
7th Annual Pick Your  Favorite Golf Tournament Charity presented by the Prescott Evening Lions Club - September 15, 2018
Greens fee of $75 per golfer includes putting contest, range balls for warm-up, shared cart,  golf balls, team prizes, silent auction, plus awards luncheon. 
Most important, additional contributions can be made to your favorite charity [501(c)3] and qualify for your tax credit under a qualifying charitable organization.  Teams will play "two-person best ball" on Antelope Hills North Course. 
ALL PROCEEDS from the Tournament remaining "Local" in the quad-cities area. For more info or to register for the Golf Tournament contact: Cynthia Moreno (928)776-8167 
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 the role they play in the life of this region.
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 August 25/26:  114 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
Canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk
Weekly Attendance & Giving
8/25-8/26 -  Attendance - 245
Pledge - $7,236  &  Plate - $804
8/18-8/19  - Pledge $13,677  &  Plate - $1,281   
Honoring Special Dates
September 2: Randi Heard, Mike Kemper, Richard Pettenger
September 3: Donald Crawford
September 4: Patricia Atchison, Julie Duffett, Liberty Kallberg, Earl Poole Jr., Pam Williams
September 6: Susan Armer, Carol Covert, Marian Webster
September 7: Larry Neece
September 8: Chuck Eaton

September 3: Thomas Connors & Karen Jamison, Win & Phyliss Gee, Jim & Kathy Pessin
September 5: Tony & Kimber DeBono
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charles, Charlotte, Cheryl, Chris,  Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, courtney, Daniel,  Dave, David, Dawn  Ellen, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Donald, Donna,  Dorothy, Dott, Dylan, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gary,  Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Gina, Gislela, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H. Jack K., , Jean, Jeanne,Jeri, Jerry, Jim, Joe, Joel, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira,Kyle,   Kristi, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Megan,  Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele,  ike, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Rich Richard, Rick, Rob, Ron, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sally, Sandy, Shea, Sheri,Shirley, Skip, Steven, Susan, Susan S.,  Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P.,Tom & Moni, Trey, Tricia, Sue, Sue & Wally, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, Wally W, William, Zachary, Zelma

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

...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Dioceses of Idaho and Indianapolis
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Chapel Rock (Prescott)
...for our companion Diocese:  Diocese of Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: US Vets/Troop Support, Boy Scouts Troop #10
Scripture Readings
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Psalm 34:9-22
Colossians 1:1-8
Luke 4:38-44
Weekly Worship Assistants for September 1-2, 2018
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: The Reverend Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Lucy Kemper
Greeters: Tom & Susan Snodgrass
Welcome Table: Doug & Pat Ogburn
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Reverend Denise Muller
Preaching: The Reverend Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Sharon Tootle
Greeters/Ushers: Jim Damm & Sally Phelps
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Reverend Denise Muller
Preaching: The Reverend Pierre-Henry Buisson
Sub-Deacon:  Charles Covert
Chalice Minister:  Tom Ghan
Chalice Minister:  Beth Shaw
Altar Minister: Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1: Lynne Wells
Reader 2: Wini Larson
Prayers: Bonnie Rosa
Verger:  Larry Neece
Greeters:  Jim & Kathy Pessin
Welcome Table:  Darrell Anderson & Susan Bray-Anderson
Ushers: Bruce & Geni Lequesne
Asst. Ushers:  Rich Schwartz & Barbara Baker-Rosenberg
Oblationers: Larry Neece & Earl Poole
Altar Guild Team: Robin Borok, Mary Hallford, Joy Ramsey-Smith
Katie Staudt, Kathy MacCauley, Phyllis Maruna

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. 

August 26:  Jim & Kathy Pessin

Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2018 flower chart is
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:  Bill Bisig
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.
Visit for tickets and more information.
In the Community
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity

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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St Luke's Episcopal Church 

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Phone: (928) 778-4499