Good afternoon!
What a week we have had! School is back in session. We had some great rain, too! We hope this finds you well!
The St. Luke's Office Staff
St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of August 14, 2016
Calendar for August 13 - 19 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Prayer in the Spirit of TaizĂ© is Tonight
Want to experience a quiet and meditative form of prayer? Join us for our monthly TaizĂ© service this evening, August 12, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel. It takes place the 2nd Friday of every month.  All are welcome!
Looking for a few good men and women!
Have you ever thought that it could be your blessing to serve at the Altar? St. Luke's has a need for Chalice Ministers and we think YOU would make an excellent Chalice Minister. If you have a desire to serve in the Chalice Ministry, we would love to see you tomorrow, Saturday August 13 at 9:00 AM in the Sanctuary for training, which should take no more than an hour.  No reservation is required. Just show up. Hope to see you there!

ALOHA G.M.C. of St. Luke's tomorrow at 7:30 a.m.
All men of the parish are invited and welcome to attend!!!
Come join the ALOHA G.M.C. of St. Luke's tomorrow, August 13, at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Light breakfast to follow. For more information, contact Ernie Howell at 480-341-2507.
Weekly AA Meeting Starting August 19 at 5:30 p.m.

The Recovering group of Alcoholics Anonymous announces its Friday 5:30 p.m. meetings at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in the Conference Room, beginning August 19, 2016. This will be an OPEN group. For further information, call 480-244-6669.

Next Monthly Potluck on August 19 at 6:00 p.m.
The next monthly potluck will take place at the home of Fr. Jack and Zibbie Wolter on Friday, August 19, at 6 p.m. Bring an appetizer to share and your favorite beverage. Details and sign-up sheet can be found in the Gathering Hall. All are invited!
Centering Prayer Workshop on Saturday, August 20 
An "Introduction to Centering Prayer" workshop will be offered at St. Luke's on  Saturday, August 20, from  9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Chapel.  Our presenter will be Rusty Swavely, a longtime practitioner and certified teacher of Centering Prayer. On the five  Saturday mornings following the  August 20 workshop, additional, but shorter, educational/experiential sessions will be offered to help participants become rooted in their own practice of Centering Prayer. The dates of the follow-up sessions are  August 27, and  September 3, 10, 17, and 24, with each session starting at  10 a.m. and ending at  noonA donation of $5.00 is requested to help cover the cost of snacks for the  August 20 workshop. The follow-up sessions are free of charge. To register, please contact Keehna Sture at
The next regular meeting of St. Luke's centering prayer group is Friday, August 26, at  6:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
Mission Trip Presentation on Sunday, August 21
Stay for coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service, or come back to church, on Sunday, August 21, for the presentation on the youth mission trip to Cortez, Colorado, this past June. It will take place in the Parish Hall. Immersion Weekend - August 25-27, 2016 in Tucson
Please read the excerpt of a letter from Bishop Kirk Smith:

Dear Colleagues in Ministry, 

As leaders in our communities, we understand that growth for our parishes requires change, and that is sometimes difficult to achieve without having solid tools to strengthen Christian formation for the individual and our church communities.

At this year's Presbyter's Retreat we were blessed with presentations from The Rev. Dr. Rick Rouse and The Rev. Paul Hoffman, skilled practitioners in the Catechumenate process. This ancient practice speaks to the post-modern heart, as well as to our older, traditional members about how God is working in their lives. At that retreat, many of you asked for a follow-up opportunity to train in this process.

As a result, I committed to sponsoring such an event with the hope that you, along with your lay leaders would take full advantage of it. On August 25- 27, 2016, The Rev. Paul Hoffman will be returning to Arizona to conduct an intensive training conference on the Catechumenate process at the Redemptorist Renewal Center located at 7101 W. Picture Rocks Road in Tucson. Read more.

To register, visit: and for event flyer, clidk  here.
EfM - Education for Ministry
Education for Ministry invites people into small, mentored communities that help us understand our lives and shape our actions as we deepen our Christian faith. We believe a gracious God calls us into relationship to serve the world. Through study, prayer, and theological reflection, EfM enables us to discover and exercise our gifts for ministry where we live and work.

EfM at St. Luke's begins Thursday, September 1. For more information, contact Sharon Neece by email  here.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study Resumes in September
The Wednesday evening Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, September 7, at 6 p.m. This bible study occurs weekly and all are welcome!
Nursery: the little children need you!
St. Luke's is such a great place to grow in faith and it starts in the nursery! This is not about watching them play, this is a real ministry where you get to engage with the little ones and bring them to Jesus.  It is also so important for the parents to have a safe and spiritual place for their kids to be while they are in worship. Please consider helping in the nursery. It will be rewarding and fun! See Sophie or contact her by clicking here to volunteer! You may also sign up in the Gathering Hall.
Help Needed at Prescott Community Cupboard
More packers are needed for the Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank. It is a wonderful chance to serve your community and let people know how great St. Luke's people are. The commitment is one afternoon (about 3 hours) every seven weeks. No one works alone...a couple can do it, or, if you are single, we will pair you with another St. Luke's member. Please consider this very important and worthwhile volunteer opportunity. Any questions, or if you wish to sign up, please contact Sally Phelps  at . THANK YOU!
Undie Sunday Colletion - Help a Veteran in Need
Once again Saint Luke's is participating in an annual program to help show appreciation to veterans in need.  Beginning tomorrow, August 7, and continuing through  September 18,  there will be a collection box in the  Gathering Hall for donations  of new undies and socks for both men and women who served in the military. Please do not contribute used clothing for this
program. Items collected will go to veterans in the tri-city area.  Sleeping bags in good condition are also accepted.  For additional information please contact Barb Weeks at
Save the Date - A Taste for Mission on September 25
Mark your calendar: September 25, 2016 3:00 - 5:00 PM. St. Luke's Parish Hall.  A Taste for Mission. A fundraising gala to benefit the mission of St. Luke's. Tasting of wine, mead and gourmet appetizers, a silent art auction and music will highlight this special event. Tickets will go on sale after all services beginning in September.
Don't Spend Christmas Alone - 2016 - St. Luke's Gift to the Community
The Committee Leaders Planning Meeting took place on Sunday, August 7th, after the 10:00 a.m. service in the conference room. There was a lot of energy and enthusiasm. The desire to make a difference was clear and wisdom and love was collective with all in attendance. 

I take this opportunity to acknowledge our team's new Committee Leaders; they bring an array of diversified professional skills and an amazing desire to serve. They are: Ernie Howell, Sharon Neece, Doug Ogburn, Beth Shaw, Katie Staudt, Keehna Sture, and Angel Vandegrift. 

And for all blessed Committee Leaders that return to the team eager to share their wide range of experiences with wisdom and love. They are: Chuck & Pat Eaton, Sylvia McIntosh, Laura Norman, Kathy & Jim Pessin, Barbara Weeks, and Wally Wands / Jim Damm.

We take a moment to thank our beloved and departed member, Malcolm Shaw, who, in a very short time, made a great contribution to our team. May your soul rest in peace.

When you come across Don't Spend Christmas Alone Committee Leaders, please be sure to thank them for their willingness, disposition and courage to be at the front line of St. Luke's Episcopal Church's largest community outreach event.

Thank you!
Angeles Ramos Zarate
"Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead."    - Mother Teresa

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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 93 items for weekend of August, 6-7, 2016.
This week's shopping list: canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
August 6-7, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 253
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Betty, Bob Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Connie, Dan, Daniel, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Elijah, Eric, Frank, Fred, Gary, Geoff, Hank, Harris, Janice, Jason, Jean, Joan, Joe, Joy, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Keena, Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea Lea, Linda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary Grace, Mary, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Paul, Percy, Peter Jr., Preston, Ray, Renita, Rita, Robert, Roger, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Susan, Susie, Suzette, Tammy, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Vic, Walt, Wanda, Wendy, Zelma
...for those in our Armed Forces: Josh, Mark, Robby, 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 Anglican Church of Southern Africa the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Alban's in Wickenburg the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Operation Fair Start and Angel Tree, Paper collection/recycling program, highway clean-up volunteers, and Prescott Valley Little League
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: Pat Colin, Trevor Soza, 
Mary Young, Mike Franklin, Larry Griffin,
Robert McCaullay, Barbara Harber, Angeles Zarate 
Anniversaries: Jean-Claude and Barbara Renoux, Jim and Carol Hardesty,
Ed and Jan Hume, Bob and Sarah Meyer  
This Week's Scripture Readings: Thirteenth  Sunday after Pentecost,  Proper 15
Click here for readings 

Collect:   A lmighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Fourteen th   Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 16

Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers
Worship Assistants for Aug. 13-14, 2016  
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters:  Roger & Jane Peacock
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Tom Ghan
Greeters:  Roger & Cynthia Crull
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest:  Fr. Jack Wolter
Sub-deacon: Larry Neece
Chalice Minister: Nancy Reynolds
Chalice Minister: Ernie Howell
Altar Minister: Bill Christy
Reader 1:  Zibbie Wolter
Reader 2: Penny Davis
Intercessor: Barbara Harber
Verger:  Lynne Wells
Greeters : Ted & Genell Lee
Welcome Table: Barbara Lake
Ushers: Bob & Laura Norman
Asst. Ushers: Bob & Lois Hepner
Oblationers: Barbara Harber & Grandchildren
Eucharistic Visitor: Keehna Sture
Altar Guild Team: Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Brenda Holden, Evelyn David, Betty Gass, Doris Schoeben

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 August 14: 
Prescott Valley Small Group

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 August 13-14 given... 
by Ed & Jan Hume
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 to resume in September. 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 Aug. 18. 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.
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. Weekly rehearsals will resume after Labor Day. The first concert of the 2016-17 season is November 4, 2016 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 first concert of the 2016-17 season is October 15, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. 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. The next volunteer orientation is August 17, at 1:30 p.m. at 505 W. Gurley St. in Prescott. Visit
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 .
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