St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of April 23 , 2017
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Taizé on April 21 at 6 p.m.
Please note that Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé will be tonight, April 21, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel.

In May, Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé will go back to its regular schedule of the 2nd Friday of the month, which will be Friday, May 12, at 6 p.m.
Showtime Community (Youth) Theatre Performances at St. Luke's on April 21 - 7 p.m. & April 22 - 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. 
What happens when you put rivals in a room together? Have you wondered how Peter and the Wolf, Toto and the Wicked Witch, or a cat and mouse would cope when put in the same room, rekindling old grudges and witnessing two murders by an anonymous killer? Tensions run high as the mystery is unveiled in Showtime Community Theatre's presentation of "Storybook Reunion Murders." This fantastical and family-friendly farce is bursting with fun and hilarious puns that everyone from all generations will appreciate. Join the Aesop Academy and the alumni of Grimm High, two rivaling schools, as they must put aside differences and team up to solve the murder mystery. Find out who is the culprit on  Friday, April 21, at  7:00 pm and on  Saturday, April 22, at  3:00 pm & 7:00 pm at St. Luke's in the Parish Hall. Only $10 at the door; 18 and under are only $5. 

Showtime Community Theatre is a non-profit youth theatre that has served the quad cities for nearly 7 years. Their mission statement: to provide a theatre experience for youth that not only educates but entertains and enriches the community. Learn more about Showtime Community Theatre by visiting their website: or finding them on Facebook.
Easter Flowers
For all who donated towards Easter flowers this year, thank you!! In next week's Epistle, you will find an updated list of all Easter flower givers. A couple of Easter Sunday pictures below:

Treasure Found!
A wedding band was found on Saturday, April 8, as the youth was gardening in the flower beds at St. Luke's. The ring reads 'SAH' and includes a date.

The ring is waiting for its owner. Inquire with Beth at the office, 778-4499.
Centering Prayer will take place on Friday, April 28 at 9 a.m.
The next gathering for Centering Prayer will be on Friday, April 28, at 9 a.m. in the Meditation Room, which is off of the Parish Hall, next to the library. Centering Prayer is held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 9 a.m. All are welcome!

Discover your Spiritual Gifts -- April 29 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Parish Hall
Spiritual Gifts are given to all of us by God. Using these gifts to develop an active ministry with your church community can be a powerful experience. Learning about your Spiritual Gifts is a process of personal discovery and allows you to focus on who you are as a gifted and empowered person of God.

During this workshop, Canon Cathy Black will guide you as you complete a Spiritual Gifts Inventory. Through a group activity, she will help you identify how you can best use your gifts within the ministries that our church is involved with currently. She will also explore with us opportunities that our church may dream of doing.

This workshop is not about seeing what you are good at so that you can be pressured to volunteer. It is about working together to discern how to do God's will in the way that is best suited to who we are as unique and beloved individuals joined in community.
"Fabulous Flutes" Prescott Chamber Orchestra Performance on Saturday, April 29
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra has had the privilege on two previous occasions to welcome renowned flutist, Dr. Elizabeth Buck as special guest soloist. We are thrilled to once again feature Elizabeth, along with Dr. Magda Schwerzmann, as they perform the Double Concerto in E Minor by Telemann, and the Suite Modale by Ernest Bloch. The last concert of the 2016-2017 Season will lift your spirits.

The performance begins at 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke's on April 29. Tickets are available at Prescott Chamber Orchestra's website or at the door. Visit their website for more info!

Bible Study to resume Wednesday, May 3, at 5 p.m.
The weekly bible study, facilitated by our Rector, Fr. Pierre-Henry, will resume on Wednesday, May 3, at 5 p.m. in the Office.

Prescott Chorale Performs May 5 & 6 at St. Luke's
The Prescott Chorale will be performing the Magnificent Music of Mozart, Friday and Saturday, May 5 & 6, at St. Luke's. Join them for an exciting evening on Friday to hear The Solemn Vespers, a selection of opera choruses, and performances by the three winners of the Young Artists Competition. The pre-concert talk by Dr. Will Fisher, professor emeritus, Yavapai College Music Department, begins at 7:00 pm with the performance at 7:30 pm. Come again on Saturday afternoon to hear the beautiful Requiem. Dr. Fisher will again present a brief talk at 2:30 pm, with the performance at 3:00 pm. The Chorale will be joined by a full orchestra. Tickets are available online at, or in the Gathering Hall after each service on April 23 and 30.
Pastoral Care: call for volunteers
Your Pastoral Care Team is currently ministering to more than 30 members of our congregation who are in need of St. Luke's ongoing support and pastoral care. Members of the Pastoral Care Team are Lucy Kemper (Chair), Chris Christy (Clergy Liaison for Pastoral Care), Keehna Sture (Parish Nurse), Jeanne Miller (TeleCare Ministry Chair), Sharon Neece, and Angeles Zarate (Vestry Liaison). 

Telecare Ministry
Telecare is a ministry of love! Telecare is a lay-led pastoral ministry, begun in 2016, that expresses St. Luke's care and concern to EVERY member of our church family. For our Spring calling campaign, we are looking for people who are willing to make phone calls to simply "check in" with members of our congregation and to ask if they have any prayer concerns. Calls can be made from the comfort of our own home! During our Fall calling campaign, we heard responses like, "I've been a member of this church for 20 years, and this is the first time anyone from the church has called me. Thank you so much." "Really, you're not calling to ask for money? Wow, we need to do more of this." There will be a brief training session for our volunteers. If you would like to help us please contact Jeanne Miller or any member of the Pastoral Care Team.

Love Notes
Another ministry of love! Cards are sent to parishioners who are ill, recovering from surgery, or experiencing loss to let them know that their St. Luke's family is supporting them and praying for them. Pastoral Care will provide the cards and postage. Will you provide the time? This can be done from the comfort of your own home! If this is a ministry you are willing to help with, please contact Jeanne Miller or any member of the Pastoral Care Team.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Our team is in need of several more Lay Eucharistic Visitors who will take communion to those members of our church family who are homebound. What an amazing experience to share the news of the community, prayers and communion with people who may be feeling alone and lonely. Please contact Deacon Chris Christy or any member of the Pastoral Care Team if you feel called to this ministry.
Opportunities to Help!
Outreach Committee
The Outreach Commission is looking for some new members! The meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Conference Room, next to the Parish Office. If that isn't a good time for you, your help is still needed. Please contact Mary Hallford at 928-759-0227 or Liz Kennedy at 928-350-8633 for more information or come to the next meeting and meet all the dedicated volunteers.
Fellowship Committee
The Fellowship Committee is looking for a few more people to help with planning and implementing our various fun events. Please call Pam Williams at 928-277-8226 or email
Attention Bakers!
We have two Cookie Funeral Reception teams who need your talents!  As a little twist on Hallmark-- "We care enough to serve the very best!"

Our two teams alternate serving at funeral receptions in our Parish Hall so you would not be asked to provide cookies for every funeral.  Please consider helping as we need: 1) people to bake just one batch of cookies for the reception 2) people to work at the reception, plating the cookies, etc. and, 3) people who would be able to help with both baking cookies and working.
This is a wonderful ministry. Please consider your time and talent, and contact Sally Phelps or Pat Eaton.  Thank you so much!
Volunteer Receptionists
The office is looking to build up the substitute desk volunteer list. So, if you are not looking for a regular weekly or bi-monthly position, but would like to help from time to time, this would be perfect!! Duties include greeting visitors, answering the phone, taking messages, and other tasks as may be needed. If you are interested, please call Ellie Lassiter at 928-778-9148 or leave a message for her at the office: 928-778-4499.
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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. Number of food items collected on April 15-16, 2017, was 210. Thank you!
This week's shopping list: peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit 
Weekly Attendance & Giving
April 15-16, 2017
Attendance: 489
Giving: Plate - $6,827.00; Pledge - $2,355.00
Honoring Special Dates
April 16: Art Lequesne
April 17: Anita Pettenger, Sara Rosengren, Emily Skinner
April 19: Christopher Cone, Jennifer Pescarino, Balthasar Ruster-Villa, Ronna Weaver
April 20: Bruce Dievendorff, Rocky Pescarino Jr.
April 21: Robert Hilb, Maureen Riley, Gary Snyder
April 22: Scot Tomitz
April 23:  Jacquelyn Tippett, Karen Cone
April 24:  Catherine Schnitzius
April 26:  Sherri Frances
April 27:  Pauline Buisson, Dayton Soza, Justin Soza
April 29:  Emma Ferraro
April 16: Dick & Marcia Reinhart
April 18: Lou & Barbara Gennarelli
April 20: Bill & Lisa MacNamera
April 23: Bob & Robin Borok
April 24: Tom & Sylvia Fuentes
April 27: Mike and Lucy Kemper, David Lessard & Nancy Anderson, Fr. Jack & Zibbie Wolter

(April 16-22 birthdays and anniversaries were mistakenly left out last week. Sorry!) 
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: Afshin, A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bee, Bill, Brien, Brittany, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl, Chris, Christopher, Connor, Daniel, Denise, Dick, Donald, Doris, Dott, Ed, Elijah, Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Greg, Gus,Hank, Harris, Jack, Jean, Jeanne, Jerry, Josh, Judy, Julie Ann, June, Karen, Kathleen, Kay, Keena, Keith, Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea-Lea, Lisa, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Mike, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Percy, Pete, Peter, Philip, Preston, Ray, Renita, Rosemarie & friends, Rosey, Ruth, Sandy, Scott, Shea, Sheri, Sherry, Skip, Stephen, Susan, Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Wally, Walt, Zelma
...for those in our Armed Forces:
Josh, Mark, Jesse, Bo, Brian, Daniel, Robert, Brad, Thomas, John, Amy, Lori, Ryan, Eli, Nathan, Sonny, "Doc", Jody, Felecia, Valerie, Andrew, Frank, Adam, Benjamin, Kevin, Steven, Jared, Chris, Matthew, Nate, Thor, Rondale, Marcus, Tyler, Gregory, Ben, Rockie, Darin, Ross, John, David, Calic, Echo, Brian, Emily, Analise, Matthew, Dan 
...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Church of Muranga South in Kenya
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Jude's in Phoenix
...for our companion Diocese: Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: People Who Care, Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, Native American Ministries, and West Yavapai Guidance Foundation
Scripture Readings for April 22-23
Second Sunday of Easter 
Acts 2:14a,22-32
Psalm 16
1 Peter 1:3-9
John 20:19-31
Weekly Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers  

April 22-23, 2017
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Jack Wolter 
Chalice Minister: Dave & Ruthie Rothgery
Greeters: Dan & Betty Phillips 
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Jack Wolter 
Chalice Minister: Rich & Katie Staudt
Greeters: Ed & Hedy Sullivan

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Jack Wolter 
Assisting Priest:  Fr Richard Lassiter 
Sub-Deacon:  Doug Pask 
Chalice Minister:  Bill Christy 
Chalice Minister:  Liz Kennedy 
Altar Minister:  Sharon Neece 
Reader 1:  Barbara Harber 
Reader 2:  Lynne Wells 
Intercessor:  Vera Mulnix 
Greeters: Larry & Eileen Griffin
Welcome Table: Rosaleen Runnalls 
Ushers:  Paul Gregory, Cathie Carter 
Assistant Ushers:  Ken & Peggy Wagner 
Verger:  Lynne Wells, Larry Griffin   
Oblationers:  Vera Mulnix

Altar Guild Team: Elsie Tyree, Sylvia McIntosh, Pat Eaton, Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock  
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. If you could take a turn, please sign-up in the Gathering Hall.
Host on April 23:
Feel free to host! No one signed up! 

Sign up for Altar Flowers!!
The 2017 flower chart is
posted in the Gathering Hall.
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.
April 23: Cynthia Moreno 
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 p.m. at St. Luke's in the Conference Room. 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 May 18. For more info, call AZ Children's Association at 928-443-1991.

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, Donna Dotzler.
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. The next concert of the 2016-17 season is April 29, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. 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. The next concert of the 2016-17 season is May 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. and May 6, 2017, at 3 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. Call 445-2480 for more information.

Prescott Noon Lions Club
Prescott Noon Lions Club is a non-profit organization that provides sight and hearing exams and devices to those in our community who cannot afford it on their own. If you would like to join us and 'give back' to our community, please contact Mike Franklin, for more information.
"Golf Fore Homes" - Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity Annual Golf Tournament

The Annual Golf Tournament for Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity will take place on Friday, June 9, 2017, at Prescott Golf and Country Club, with check-in beginning at 7 a.m. For event flyer and registration, please click here.
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