Good morning!
We hope you have had a good week and that you enjoyed the rain.

Sunday School resumes tomorrow, August 7!! Bring the kids!
Come hear all about the youth mission trip to Cortez, Colorado! Be here on Sunday, August 21, for the Mission Trip Presentation after the 10 a.m. service during coffee hour in the Parish Hall.  
Have a nice weekend,
The St. Luke's Office Staff
St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of August 7, 2016
Calendar for August 6 - 12 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Announcement of Keehna Sture as St. Luke's Parish Nurse
Joining the distinguished line of nurses who have served in St. Luke's Parish Ministry over the years is Keehna Sture, R.N., M.S.  Keehna, a new member of our congregation, moved to Prescott from Sarasota, Florida, in April of this year.  Keehna brings to St. Luke's a wealth of experience, education, and professional health care skills, infused with compassion, sensitivity, and love, that she has willingly offered to share with us in this newest chapter of her lifelong vocation to serve others in the name of Christ.  Keehna has been a registered nurse since 1979, and, with a Master's degree in Counseling from the University of Scranton, she has worked in a variety of settings, ranging from hospitals, to community mental health centers, to hospice. Her most recent work was as a grief counselor with Tidewell Hospice, in Sarasota, Florida.  We are grateful to have Keehna among us as someone to whom we can entrust the work of addressing our congregation's health needs.  Please do not hesitate to introduce yourself to her, speak with her about programs and presentations that could enhance our congregation's health, or confide in her regarding issues and questions that you are personally confronting with your own health.  Welcome, Keehna!
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! Thank you!
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  bbopgogo@msn.com . THANK YOU!
Prayer in the Spirit of TaizĂ© on August 12
Want to experience a quiet and meditative form of prayer? Join us for our monthly TaizĂ© service on Friday, August 12, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel. It takes place the 2nd Friday of each month.  All are welcome!
ALOHA G.M.C. of St. Luke's on August 13 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 on Saturday, August 13, at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Light breakfast to follow. For more information, contact Ernie Howell at 480-341-2507.
Next Monthly Potluck on August 19 
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!
Weekly AA Meeting Starting August 19
Every Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Conference Room
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  ksture5983@gmail.com.
 
The next regular meeting of St. Luke's centering prayer group is Friday, August 26, at  6:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
Native American Ministry Conference
There will be a Native American MInistry Conference on Saturday, September 3, 2016, from  10 am to 4 pm, at  Trinity Cathedral,  100 W. Roosevelt Street,  Phoenix, AZ. Several years ago, the Diocese of Arizona entered into a Companion Diocese relationship with the Navajoland Area Mission. Amongst other things, this gathering will be an opportunity to work with our Canon for Native American Ministry in establishing a vision and direction for the Native American ministry. Click here for Native American Ministry Conference invitation with info on how to register.

A Note from our Deacons 
Serving at St. Luke's as Deacon is the most wonderful blessing. Now that St. Luke's is blessed to have two deacons we wanted you to be aware of several things. You will begin to notice some changes. Beginning in September, Deacon Kimball and Deacon Chris will begin sharing the services; one of us at 8 a.m. and one at 10 a.m. When we both serve, one of us will be Deacon of the Word and one, Deacon of the Table. Occasionally, one of us may take a Sunday off. When we are scheduled to preach, the Deacon preaching will also be present at the 5:30 service.
 
Also, Deacon Kimball is serving as the Clergy liaison to the Outreach Commission and Deacon Chris as liaison to the Pastoral Care Commission.
 
In Christ's love,
Deacon Kimball and Deacon Chris
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!
Outreach Commission News
Help a Veteran
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 dbwa2az94@gmail.com.
Fry's Community Rewards - Don't forget to re-enroll 
Re-enrollment for the 2016-2017 Fry's Community Rewards program began on August 1 . Click  here  to visit the Fry's Community Rewards program website to re-enroll. Just a few short steps to helping St. Luke's Outreach Commission!!
Calling All Artists!
 A Taste for Mission, to be held on September 25, is looking for donations of fine art for the silent auction. If you are an artist who is willing to donate a piece of your work to benefit our fundraiser, please contact Sharon Welker. We are also looking for culinary art, in the form of appetizers. Please contact Pam Williams if you have culinary skills to benefit our effort.
Thank you for Good Friday Offering
St. Luke's received a letter of thanks from the Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Most Rev. Michael Curry, for the generosity of St. Luke's through the Good Friday Offering. To read it, click  here. Also received with the letter, were a business card from The Rev. Canon Robert D. Edmunds, the Middle East Partnership Officer of The Episcopal Church, and a card with a small olive wood (from Gethsemane) cross and flowers from the Holy Land. Click  here to scanned pictures of those items. 
News from NAU Canterbury
From our friend, Brad Eubanks, Chaplain of NAU Canterbury:

The Summer is nearing the end, and here at Canterbury we are gearing up for the 2016-2017 academic year. This Fall, we will have a Eucharist Service, followed by dinner, every Sunday night at 6:30 PM starting on August 28. We will also be going out on the first day of classes, August 29, and holding a Blessing of the Backpacks from 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM outside the Union. All are invited!

Many Blessings and thank you for your continued support,
Brad

To learn more about NAU Canterbury, visit  nau-canterbury.org.
Don't Spend Christmas Alone - Sunday, December 25 - All are Welcome!!
 
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me."
 Mathew 25:35
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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 164 items (wow!!) for weekend of July 30-31, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit 
Weekly Attendance & Giving
July 30-31, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 253
Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $6,364.50
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, Dan R., Dan P., 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., Prescott Police Department, Preston, Ray, Renita, Rita, Robert, Roger, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Susan, Susie, Suzette, Tammy, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Vic, Walt, 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,

...in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of South India 
 
...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Philip's in the Hills, Tucson 
 
...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: US Vets/Troop Support, United Thank Offering, United Blood Services Blood Drive, Boy Scout Troop 10, Cub Scout Pack 10, and Girl Scouts Troop 79
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: 
Joy Smith, Sasha Ruster-McGregor, Keehna Sture, Rolfe Chase, Mike Davi, Gary DeLisle, Ron Edwards, Bill Christy, Cathie Carter, and Sally Phelps 
 
Anniversaries: Douglas and Shirley Jack, Larry and Eileen Griffin, Quentin and Evelyn David, Mike and Joni Cash, Gary and Lyneal Nick, Peter and Carolyn Bourgois, Robert and Margaret Barkley, and Bill Tompkins and Diane Mazmanian 
This Week's Scripture Readings: Twelf th Sunday after Pentecost,  Proper 14
  Click here for readings

Collect: Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; 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: Thirteen th   Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 15

Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers
 
Worship Assistants for Aug. 6-7, 2016  
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Dave & Ruth Rothgery
Greeters: Tom & Susan Snodgrass
 
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Gib McIntosh
Greeters: Ed & Hedy Sullivan
 
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest: Fr. Richard Lassiter
Sub-deacon: Lou Gennarelli
Chalice Minister: Rich Staudt
Chalice Minister: Katie Staudt
Altar Minister: Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1: Marcia Reinhart
Reader 2: Wini Larson
Prayers: Barbara Lake
Verger: Sharon Welker
Greeters : Bob & Lois Hepner
Welcome Table: Brenda Schwartz
Ushers: Lynne Wells & Barbara Weeks
Asst. Ushers: Bruce & Geni LeQuesne
Oblationers: Cathie Carter & Bill Christy
 
Eucharistic Visitors: Gib & Sylvia McIntosh
 
Altar Guild Team: Jodie Barnard, Nina Muehleisen, Barbara Kriger, Penny Davis,
Sally Phelps, Holle Campbell
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 7: 
Tina Blake 

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 6-7 given... 
* in petition for all occupied dining chairs, for abundance of food and for joy in everyone's heart, guests and volunteers, at the 2016 Don't Spend Christmas Alone dinner
 and
*
by Rose L., Bruce, & Robert Ohannesian
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 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 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 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 first concert of the 2016-17 season is October 15, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Visit prescottchorale.org 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  peoplewhocareaz.com
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  www.prescotthabitat.org .
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