Good morning,
We hope this finds you well this week!
Another reminder that the youth will be giving a presentation on their mission trip this Sunday, August 21, during coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service in the Parish Hall.
Take care,
The St. Luke's Office Staff
St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of August 21, 2016
Calendar for August 20 - 26 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Weekly AA Meetings Start Tonight 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 tonight, August 19, 2016. This will be an OPEN group. For further information, call 480-244-6669.
Potluck tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Wolter home
The monthly potluck is tonight, August 19, at the home of Fr. Jack and Zibbie Wolter, at 6 p.m. Bring an appetizer to share and your favorite beverage. All are invited to attend!
Centering Prayer Workshop is tomorrow
An "Introduction to Centering Prayer" workshop will be offered at St. Luke's tomorrow,  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 tomorrow's 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 this Sunday!
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.
TeleCare Ministry
St. Luke's is officially launching our TeleCare Ministry calls this week. Over the next few weeks, look forward to a call of care from St. Luke's Church, asking you, or your family or friends, of any need. We will pray for you and help you in need.
Progressive Christian Studies begins this Wednesday
The fall session of the Progressive Christian Studies will begin this coming Wednesday, August 24, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Conference Room. It is based upon the book Speaking Christian by Marcus Borg. It is available at The sessions are facilitated by Fr. Bob Wills. A detailed flyer on the fall session, which includes information on both the winter and Lent sessions, is available on the red-skirted tables in the Gathering Hall.
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!
Eat at Augie's and support St. Luke's
Save the date of September 13 to dine out at Augie's and you'll support St. Luke's. 
Further details to follow!!
Elder Appreciation Sunday
Elder Appreciation  Sunday  will be on  Sunday, September 18,  this year. We will honor all of our parishioners who have reached their 80th year at a reception following the  10 am  service. Please join us.  
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.  This collection will continue through  September 18. T here 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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Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank is one of the 3 recipients of St. Luke's food donations each week. Food donations also given to Chino Valley Food Bank and Prescott Valley Food Bank.
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 120 items for weekend of August 13-14, 2016.
This week's shopping list: canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk
Weekly Attendance & Giving
August 13-14, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 256
Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $6,723.78
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, 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 South America the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Congregation in Williams the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner, Prescott Area Shelter Services, Diocese of Katakwa Kenya, and Amagoro Junior Academy
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: Reeni Knudson, Jeanne Frederiksen, Jack Helmann, Ted Lee, George Dunham, Elaine Knox, Carol Sweeden, Ivan Tomitz, Jonathon Harris, Louann Chamberlin,
Charlie MacNamera
Anniversaries: Keith & Marlene Stearns, Bill & Christine Loughney,  Chick & Christy Hastings
This Week's Scripture Readings:  Fourteenth  Sunday after Pentecost,  Proper 16
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Collect:   G rant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Fifteen th   Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 17

Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers
Worship Assistants for Aug. 20-21, 2016  
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon:  Deacon Chris Christy
Chalice Minister: David & Ruth Rothgery
Greeters:  Scott & Carol Hein
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon:  Deacon Chris Christy
Chalice Minister: Rich & Katie Staudt
Greeters:  Duncan & Julia Weir
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest: Fr. Bob Wills
Deacon: Deacon Chris Christy
Sub-deacon: Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister: Charles Covert
Chalice Minister: Trampus Tribbey
Altar Minister: Lucy Kemper
Reader 1:  Karen Kensing
Reader 2: Gary Kensing
Prayers: Patricia Anderson
Verger:  Sharon Welker
Greeters : Ernie Howell and Linda Taylor
Welcome Table: Beth Shaw
Ushers: Barbara Baker-Rosenberg & Trampus Tribbey
Asst. Ushers: Ted & Genell Lee
Oblationers: Murry & Pam Williams
Eucharistic Visitors: Lynne Wells
Altar Guild Team: Capt Robin Borok, Phyllis Maruna,
Mary Hallford, Joy Ramsey Smith, Katie (Rich) Staudt
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 21: 
None - feel free to sign up!

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 20-21 given... 
by Carol Sweeden
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 Sept. 15. 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.Visit
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 .
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