St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of February 3, 2019
Family Eucharist
Sunday February 3rd
From 9:15 am to 9:45 am
We will meet in the Meditation Room.
Bring your friends and family
for a simple and warm service.
Jim our favorite puppeteer
will be there!
For those who were unable to attend the Annual Parish Meeting on January 20, 2019, you may click here to view and/or download a copy of the annual report that covers our "state of the Parish" in 2018.

The election results are: 

Our newly-elected Junior Warden is Don McKellar. 

The new Vestry members: 1) elected for the three-year terms are Steven Dear, Ed Hume, and Lolly Skinner and 2) elected for the one-year term is Lloyd Needham. 

Lay delegates for Diocesan Convention (which is held in October in Phoenix) are: Leanne Bryan, Muriel de Ganahl, Barbara Harber, Liz Kennedy, and Keehna Sture. The alternates are: Kyle Denison, Kelly Parker, and Sharon Tootle.
Operation Deep Freeze: our first week to serve is next week! Can you help?

St. Luke's will be volunteering to help with Operation Deep Freeze the following weeks: February 4-10 and March 18-24.

When the temperature goes below 28 degrees, an emergency winter shelter is provided with a hot meal, shower, and overnight stay for the homeless.  Volunteers sign up to take a one week assignment.  If called, the food for the evening meal must be prepared at the Salvation Army's kitchen. 

Sign-up sheets are located in the gathering hall. Liz Kennedy will contact those signed up if the temperature is expected to go below 28 degrees.
Camerata Singers will present  "Faces of Love" on Saturday, February 9 - 2:30 pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church The program features new as well as familiar love songs and will  include  a cappella, piano accompaniment,  cello, flute, penny whistle, and drums.  Tickets are $18 each or two for $30. They are  available  from Camerata members, Jim and Eileen Klein, Sue Boyce, Dennis and Kay Houser, and Bruce Mounsey on Sunday mornings, or at the door.   
To purchase tickets or learn more about the Camerata Singers, click here.
Note from the Rector
Thanks to everyone who expressed their concerns about Tom Ghan. After much prayer and deliberation, it was with regret that I accepted Tom's resignation from his Sexton's position. Keeping the church clean and well taken care of is a top priority and we will proceed prayerfully with that as our goal. I'm so thankful for the work Tom has done. As a beloved and full member of our parish, I hope that Tom will find new ways to use his gifts and big heart in serving St Luke's.

In Christ's love
The 2019 sign-up sheet for the St. Luke's Pot Lucks
for who will be hosting each month is the Gathering Hall. Please consider opening your home for this. There are a few monthly dates left!

For information on this, please call Sharon Welker at 928-541-1074.

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity where you would be serving St. Luke's and also our community? Well, look no further. We need packers for the Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank. Your job would be packing donated food for very appreciative, needy families in our quad city area once every seven weeks. The hours are 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm on your work day. Single or couples are very welcome. (If single, you would be paired with another St. Luke volunteer.)   To sign up or if you have any questions, please contact Sally Phelps at . THANK YOU!

Responding with Gratitude to the Gift of Grace and God's Call to Action
READ: ROMANS 10:5-11:36 
REFLECT: "For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him." - Romans 10:12

1. What labels do you wear that you yearn to cast off?
2. How have you labeled and categorized someone before getting to know that person? 
3. What steps can you and your ministry or congregation take to welcome all who desire to be grafted into God's kingdom? 
4. How can a posture of gratitude shape how we welcome and celebrate difference?
Second Sunday Sale of Just Coffee is February 9 and 10

"The difference is in the Roasting"--the tag line on the logo of Cafe'Justo--has meaning for both the growers and the customer.T he growers are able to receive a fair wage for their year-long labor because their cooperative purchased a state-of the-art roaster and they now receive all of the proceeds from JustCoffee.   But you, also benefit. JustCoffee pledges to ship the coffee within a week of ordering--freshly roasted.  The co-op stamps the roast date on the bag as a guarantee.  Air is extracted from the sealed bag to preserve the flavor.  

If you wish to tour the roasting facility, you can learn more about the April 9/10 trip to Agua Prieta at our second Sunday sale.  By participating in JustCoffee ministry, you are rewarded with the highest quality coffee available: single estate, recently harvested and roasted, sealed and protected from air damage.  

If you haven't done so already, please fill out a coffee preference card so we can order the right variety and amount.  On Feb 9/10 pick up a "Tip" card for best practices to keep coffee flavorful after purchase. 

Diocese of Arizona Notified of 
Successful Canonical Consent Process

The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, that Bishop-Elect Jennifer Anne Reddall has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.11.3.   Standing Committees and bishops with jurisdiction attest to knowing of "no impediment on account of which" Bishop-Elect Reddall ought not to be ordained as bishop, and that her election was conducted in accordance with the Canons.   Presiding Bishop Curry will officiate at her March 9, 2019 ordination and consecration service.

Information will be sent simultaneously to all of our churches about event tickets, which will be REQUIRED for attendance, even though there is NO cost.  We hope to be able to livestream the service, so those who aren't able to attend can still enjoy the celebration. More information will be communicated at a later date about that option, as well.

Any inquiries about this event should be directed to Diocesan Office at 602-254-0976. Do NOT call Church for the Nations  (the event venue) ; they will re-direct calls to the Diocesan Office.
Journey Jottings-Notes from St. Luke's 
Deacon in Formation

Last month's column concluded with a mention of the assignment that we  postulants were given at the end of our December class: to prepare a formal  presentation for January 26th that would tell the story of our spiritual journey, as  well as describe a specific ministry that God might be calling us to as deacons.  Although we all felt a bit apprehensive when we were told who the audience  would be -members of the Deacons' Council, the faculty of the Deacon  Formation Academy, the Rectors of our respective parishes, and our spiritual  companions and family - I'm happy to report that the event, held at Saint  Barnabas, went very well, and that we all learned something about ourselves  from having lived through it!

Super Bowl Rite IV

In light of Super Bowl Sunday on February 3:

The following special Super Bowl Sunday liturgy was revised by Rev. Ernie Davis of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in    Independence, Missouri. 

I.   Prior to the entrance hymn, the clergy will toss a coin. The winner may elect to be the homilist or presider. The loser may elect to defend the altar or ambo. 
II.  The Entrance Hymn: "Pass it on." 
III.  Rubrics: 
      a.  The presider or homilist may be awarded three points for correctly announcing          the Super Bowl Sunday alternate title: The (Quarterback) Conversion of St. Paul. 
       b.   Any acolyte found in illegal motion will be assessed a five-yard penalty.
       c.   The reader may fake a hand-off to the deacon and read the gospel, provided that changes in audible signals are clearly given.
      d.   A sermon in excess of 18 minutes will be regarded as "delay of game," and the homilist will lose possession of the ambo.
      e. The offering plates or baskets may be lateraled and gate receipts collected during halftime. 
       f.   A Eucharistic prayer said in less than three minutes is penalized as "rushing.' Use of a mumbled or off-key tone will be counted as a fumble. Possession of the altar will be awarded to the team in physical control. 
      g.   The peace may be passed, only one of which may be a "Hail Mary." Abuse Prevention Guidelines must be observed.
     h.   Ineligible communicants (receivers) will forfeit their grace.
      i.   Ushers may blitz either the homilist or the presider only during announcements. 
IV.   The Lessons: Exodus 6: 14: 22 - Israelites make quarterback sneak across the Red Sea. Ephesians 6: 14-17 - Dressing the players in the proper equipment. Matthew 28: 16-20- Jesus sends out the Eleven. 
V. Choir Anthem: "Drop Kick me Jesus through the  Goal Posts of Life.

VI. The Sermon: "Hallelujah!" or "Go Chiefs (insert name of your favorite team)

VII. Memorial Acclamation: "Christ was back; Christ is back; Christ come way back."

From Holy Hilarity                                             In Peace, Deacon Kimball
Grief Support Group
The grief support group is continuing to meet weekly on Fridays starting at 1:30 and ending at 3:00 pm in the Conference Room, adjacent to the office.
Adult Formation Opportunities

  Book Study - On the Brink of Everything 
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. in the Library

  Romans Bible Study 
Wednesdays, 5 p.m. in the Conference Room 
Did you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Vanco. 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 blue 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 banks The counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.

For the week of January 27 54  food items were collected
This week's shopping list: 
Canned soup, hot cereal, rice, dried beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
1/19 - 1/20 -  Attendance - 287
Pledge - $14,407   Plate - $644
Current data will be posted next week
Honoring Special Dates
February 3  Don McKellar, Rosey Garripee
February 4  Larry McGuire, Ron Davis, Paul Nelson
February 5  Tom Schmidt
February 7  Susan Bray, Win Gee
February 8  Barbara Lake, Doug Ogburn, Linda Taylor
February 9  Jan Sundquist, Emma Parknowitz, Amber Harris

February 6  Steve & Gislela Slonneger
February 8  Tom & Bernie Bobak
February 9  Ted & Sharon Welker
Our Prayer lists
For those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb,  Bea, Bee, Betsy, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carmen, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, David, Dawn Ellen, Ellie, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gislela, Glory, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jean, Jeanne, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kathleen & Philip, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lawton, Lea, Les G., Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Miriam, Nancy, Nolan (baby), Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Peggy, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rob, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sandy, Sean, Sally, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Tony, Trey, Tricia, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren,William, Zachary, Zelm

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Diocese of Madurai-Ramnad (South India) 
In Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St. Alban's (Tuscon)
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Prescott Area Shelter Services, 
Stagger Straight Emergency Shelter

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion Diocese in Navajoland
Scripture Readings
The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Psalm 103:1-2, 13-18:
Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15
Mark 6:1-6
Worship Ministers for February 2-3, 2019

5:30 p.m. Service
 Celebrant/Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters: Susan Lohn & Tom Snodgrass
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Devena Reed
Ushers: Kathryn Barber & Carol Sweeden 

9:15 a.m. Family Eucharist
Celebrant: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Jim Schubert

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Sub-Deacon:  Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister: Bill Christy
Chalice Minister: Larry Neece 
Altar Minister: Lucy Kemper
Reader 1: Zibbie Wolter
Reader 2: Barbara Harber
Prayers: Lauree Birchmeier
Verger:  Larry Griffin
Greeters: Kathy & Jim Pessin
Welcome Table: Susan & Darrell Anderson
Ushers: Geni & Bruce Lequesne
Asst. Ushers: Barbara Baker-Rosenberg & Rich Schwartz

Altar Guild Team: Robin Borok, Mary Hallford, Joy Ramsey Smith, Katie Stuadt, 
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. 

February 3: 
Mary Berkheiser & Becky Hansen

Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2019 flower chart is
posted in the Narthex.
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 in the narthex.  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.
February 3: 
Sharon Harris in memory of her husband 
W illard "Bill" J. Harris
on the one-year anniversary of his death.

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 pm at St. Luke's in the Conference Room, with the exception of the summer months.
Visit for more info or contact   Diane Reddy.

Girl Scouts Troop 79

Troop 79 meets on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm 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 pm in the Parish Hall. For more information on the troop,  click here to email the troop leader.
Thumb Butte Quilters

Quilters meet the second Monday of the month in the Parish Hall at 9:00 am.  For more information email the current president by  clicking here .
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

First Sunday of the month 9:15 am Family Eucharist

Weekday Services:
  • Wednesday 10 am           Healing Service with Communion
  • Thursday 9:00 am            Morning Prayer 
  • 2nd & 4th Friday 9:00 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.
Email Address for Epistle Submissions

Submissions for the weekly Epistle should be sent to: .

The  deadline f or submissions to the Weekly Epistle is the end of the day Tuesday for the week you would like it to appear.  The preferred method of submission is by email. Thanks for your cooperation!

St Luke's Episcopal Church 


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Phone: (928) 778-4499