Good morning!

We hope this finds you well and having a nice weekend!

The Prescott Chorale Performance is today at 3 p.m., with the concert preview beginning at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door!

The Yard Sale (and bake sale!) to benefit the youth mission trip this summer is just one short week away! Plan to check it out next Saturday, April 30, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please note that the Parish Office will be closed from Monday, May 9 - Wednesday, May 11, due to the Diocesan Lay Staff Retreat being held those days at Chapel Rock in Prescott. Regularly scheduled meetings will still take place that week as well as the Healing & Eucharist Service on Wednesday, May 11.

Read below for more information on other happenings at St. Luke's!

We wish you well!

The St. Luke's Office Staff

St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of April 24, 2016
Calendar for April 23-29 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Thanks for a GREAT Clean-up Day on April 15
An excellent crew of people gathered for the clean-up/work day at St. Luke's last Friday. The crew of helpers included: Tom Ghan, Lois & Bob Hepner, Grace & Dan McFarland, Tigger & Eddie Gillam, Vie & Art Villemure, Joan Preston, Wally Wands, Cathie Carter, Mary & Wayne Hallford, Jim Pessin, Roger Peacock, Charlotte & Dwight Willman, Lucy Kemper, Julie & Earl Poole, Jodie & Dave Barnard, Richard Lassiter, Holle Campbell, and Mike Franklin. Just below are a few pictures from the day:
It was a fun day last Friday working together!
Prescott Chorale Performance is Today
The next performance of the Prescott Chorale is today (April 23) at 3 p.m. at St. Luke's. The Chorale will be performing The Requiem  by Maurice Durufle'. The informative concert preview will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. For more information on Prescott Chorale, visit www.prescottchorale.org. Tickets may be purchased at the door!

Cheer on St. Luke's girls' little league softball team in Prescott Valley
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The season is in full swing! St. Luke's has again sponsored a little league team in Prescott Valley. All games are played on Field 1 at Mountain Valley Park, 8600 E. Nace Lane in Prescott Valley. Continue to look here for the upcoming games. Complete season flyer is  here.

The next four games are as follows: April 23 at 11:15 a.m., April 26 at 5:15 p.m., April 28 at 5:15 p.m., and May 3 at 5:15 p.m. 
Monthly Potluck for Friday, April 29 is Cancelled
Please note that the monthly potluck to be held at the Neece home has been cancelled. Watch for the sign-up for the May potluck in the next couple of weeks!

How about a weekend away in beautiful Greenlee County?
Sts. Philip & James is inviting the Episcopal Diocese of AZ to help them celebrate their Patronal Festival on Sunday, May 1,  with a weekend get-away and tour of Hwy 191 -- "the twistiest road in the US"  beginning late Friday afternoon (April 29) and ending Sunday morning with a Holy Eucharist celebration. For more information, click here. Sounds fun!!
All Things Yard and Bake Sale Below:
Yard Sale on April 30
The youth group is having a yard sale on Saturday, April 30,
7 a.m. - 2 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.

Need help getting your stuff to church for the sale? 
If you need help to bring your stuff to the church for the yard sale,  our wonderful "Pick-up Team" is happy to help!  Just sign-up to schedule an appointment at the "mission trip display window" in the Gathering Hall, across from the red-skirted tables.

Dates and times for dropping off your yard sale items are as follows: Sunday, April 24, after the services; Monday, April 25, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday April 26, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Youth Group Bake Sale on April 30
The Youth Group will be having a bake sale to coincide with their Rummage Sale on April 30, 2016.  Many have already committed to making and donating home goodies (candy accepted too!)


United Thank Offering - May 1
U.T.O. is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through U.T.O., men, women and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in U.T.O. discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. U.T.O. is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the U.T.O. monies to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal church and the Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world.
"The Big Bad Musical" at St. Luke's on May 6-7
The jury - you - must decide the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world!  The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even:  Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf.  With Sydney Grimm as the commentator on live Court TV, the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest - the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother - clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after. Performances, by the Show Time Community Theatre and their cast of youth ages 10-18 years old, will be Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 at 3 & 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The cost for adults is $10 and $5 for under 18 years old. Visit showtimetheater.org for more information.

Our very own parishioners, Cassidy and Shelby Blake, are two of the performers in "The Big Bad Musical." We hope you will be here!

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Interested in St. Luke's participating in Frontier Days Rodeo Parade on July 2?
Looking for folks who might be interested in discussing St. Luke's possible participation in the Frontier Days Rodeo Parade in Prescott on July 2. If you have interest, ideas or would like to discuss it further, please contact Deborah Pendleton-Maurice by clicking  here.
Helping in the Parish Office?
Would you consider helping in the office during the week on an occasional basis as a fill-in receptionist at the front desk? This is an important ministry! Our wonderful crew of volunteers at the front-desk greet those who call and walk through our doors in addition to an assortment of light office work. It's a great way to meet some more folks at church and learn more about how the office functions at St. Luke's. We hope you will consider helping us out in this way! If interested, or to learn more, contact Beth Parknowitz by clicking here.

Next Blood Drive at St. Luke's: June 16
Donate this June and be entered to win a 2016 VW Passat S!

The Blood Drive will take place on Thursday, June 16, in the Parish Hall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit  www.bloodhero.com or call 1-877-UBS-HERO to make your appointment now! Click  here for flyer on June 16 Blood Drive.
Quarterly Update on Fry's Community Rewards
There were 31 households, which is up by 6 participants, who shopped at Fry's between December 1, 2015, and February 29, 2016, who have linked their VIP shopping card to St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Because of this great support, St. Luke's Outreach Commission will be receiving $166.65 from the Fry's Community Rewards program! To learn more or to link your Fry's VIP shopping card to St. Luke's please visit  Fry's Community Rewards website . You must update your enrollment each October. To see a graphic illustration of the history of donations received from this program, click  here.

Like Us on Facebook!!
If you are on Facebook, please go to the St. Luke's Episcopal, Prescott, AZ, page, and Like and Share postings that you feel comfortable supporting. By clicking on the "Like us on Facebook" button below, you'll be taken directly to the St. Luke's Facebook page.
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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 146 items for weekend of April 16-17, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
April 16-17, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 272
Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $5,709.00

Your quarterly pledge statements are available in the Gathering Hall.

Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Barbara, Betty, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Colleen, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Eric, Frank, Gary, Geoff, Hank, Jason, Jean, Jerod, Joan, Joe, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Kathryn, Keena, Kristi, Larry, Liam, Linda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Marty, Mary Grace, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Paul, Penny, Pete, Phyllis, Preston, Ray, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Susan, Susie, Tammy, Teresa, Tina, 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:  The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East

...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Church of the Advent in Sun City West

...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Project Aware, Quixote's Garage, Prescott Community Cupboard, Granite Creek Hunger Ministry
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays:
Karen Cone, Jacquelyn Tippett, Catherine Schnitzius, 
Sherri Frances, Pauline Buisson, Dayton Soza, 
Justin Soza, Emma Ferraro
 
Anniversaries:
Bob & Robin Borok, Mike & Lucy Kemper, 
David Lessard & Nancy Anderson,
Jack & Zibbie Wolter

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This Week's Scripture Reading
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Collect: 
A lmighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Sixth Sunday of Easter


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 prescottdbe.org 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 May 19. Click  here  for flyer.

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.

Path to Hope Circle
This support group and healing environment for Seniors who feel lonely, depressed, isolated, or a lack of purpose. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays in the Conference Room, 1-2:30 p.m. Click here for flyer. Contact Terri Roza for more information.
Prescott Chamber Orchestra
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra holds its weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings and concerts at St. Luke's. Their 2015-16 season has just concluded. Visit  prescottstrings.com 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 is today at 3 p.m.Visit prescottchorale.org for more information. 
In the Community
People Who Care Volunteer Orientation
People Who Care is holding their next volunteer info and orientation meeting on May 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley in Prescott. Visit the PWC website by clicking here.
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: Buildfest 2016
The PAHH Buildfest 2016 will take place at the YCCA Home & Garden Show at the Prescott Valley Event Center in Prescott Valley, May 13 -15. Click here for event flyer.

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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