St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of October 28 , 2018
You should have received a pledge card by now. If you haven't received one they are available in the Gathering Hall or in the Office. If you would like us to mail a new pledge card, please call the office. Remember to bring your completed pledge card to church November 3/4 so that they may be blessed at the offertory.
Finding Authenticity on a Godward Path
Click here to read more or pick up hard copy of reflection (on yellow paper) in the Narthex after services!

Recently, a couple in their late 30s informed me of their desire to get married. Delighted, I scheduled a meeting to cover our church policy and all the necessary preparations for their special day. Finally, the time arrived for them to pick the readings. I showed them the suggestions from our Book of Common Prayer and asked them to let me know their preferences.
About a week later they emailed me their choices. I quickly recognized the usual Genesis "one flesh" reading and first Corinthians. However, the Gospel selection was not one I readily recognized for a wedding reading. I Googled Mark 10:46-52 and read the familiar story of the healing of the blind Bartimaeus. I thought they had made a mistake, so I called them, and they confirmed that both had made this selection. 
Chili Cook-off

Don't miss the chili cook-off on Sunday, October 28, at 11:30 a.m. (after the 10 a.m. service).

Our best chefs are competing and our youth dare you to come taste the most tempting recipes! Enjoy the crafts and pumpkin carving, too!

Cost is $10 per person (free for kids)! All proceeds will benefit the 2019 mission trip in San Diego, CA.

Thanks to the generosity of time and talent we have 2 new Chairs for Greeters and Oblationers'.  Marilynn Henry will be the chair for the Greeters.  Linda Taylor who faithfully organized the Greeters for four years decided it was time to retire..  Lauree Birchmeier will be the chair for the Oblationers.  Gil and Joan put together the Sunday Oblationers for the past four years.  We are grateful for the service of those who help organize these needed areas of the church.  We wish the new chairs success in carrying on these area. Please welcome the new chairpersons and thank those who have retired ,
Jean Ehlers, Volunteer Coordinator
Diocesan Winter Family Camp
Treat your family to Christmas in the Pines! To end our twelve days of Christmas, let's keep celebrating, and ring in Epiphany together. We'll have stories, a campfire, carols, cocoa, crafts, and lots of holiday fun to finish the season. Give yourselves the gift of time together at Chapel Rock!
January 4-6, 2019
Chapel Rock, Prescott, AZ
Information and registration at
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donated to the C C Warm for  Winter Project this past month. Approximately 520 winter clothing items  were collected and will be distributed to  low-income families in Yavapai County  on Saturday, October 27th at Prescott  United Methodist Church on Gurley. These items will go a long way in  helping families with seasonal-appropriate clothing needs in the winter  months ahead.
 "The righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and
feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a
stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?" The King
will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these
brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'  Matthew 25:38, 40
Thank You For Your Helping Hands
It is St. Luke's honor to cordially invite all of the volunteers who have worked tirelessly in so many areas to our complimentary Volunteer Appreciation Brunch at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, November 10th at 10:30 a.m.
It is our opportunity to thank you for your devoted time and efforts volunteering in St. Luke's many activities. Your contribution allows St. Luke's to continue to offer an exceptional experience for all whom we serve as servants of God.
If you did not receive an invitation, through Evite, or have questions, contact Jean Ehlers, , or(928)420-4518, or Sharon Tootle, or (760)505-0545.

St Luke's will be honoring our Veterans on Sunday, November 11, immediately following the 10 a.m. service. There will be a large display of photographs of our Veterans either in uniform or a recent photograph. It is important to honor all who served, so please send your photographs to Ed Hume ( or place it in the basket below the Veteran's window in the Gathering Hall.
The deadline for submitting photographs is November 5. Please indicate if you want your photograph returned. If you have any questions contact Ed Hume, (928) 308-3392, or
Attention All Veterans!
Save the Date 

NOVEMBER 14, 11:00 AM

Details to follow next week!  
From Home with Love
A local organization meets monthly to pack care boxes for deployed soldiers.  If you have magazines you need to clear out of your house, they can use these.  In addition, Sunday funnies, newspaper crossword puzzles, or Wonderword from the Prescott Courier which take no space  in the boxes provide much enjoyment. If you would be willing to help From Home with Love, please share. Just a moment to cut out crossword puzzles.   These may be placed in the box marked From Home with Love for deployed soldiers in the Gathering Hall..
In Christ's love, Deacon Kimball
"The Journey Within" Men's Retreat
How is my life experience shaping me?
Can I find wisdom in the mystery of God?
Where & how do I take the next step?

November 16 - November 18
Chapel Rock
Annual Celebration of Thanks to be held at St. Luke's
Save the date of Thursday, November 15, at 6 p.m. for the Fifth Annual Celebration of Thanks , which brings together all faiths in our community for a night of song and shared reflection. Everyone is invited to attend!

Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to St. Luke's Food Pantry. Monetary donations will benefit Yavapai County Suicide Prevention.

Sponsored by Quad-City Interfaith Council.
Adult Formation Opportunities
I nquirers' Class 
Sunday, at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room (last class November 4

Book of Job Bible Study 
Wednesdays, 5 p.m. in the Library. 
Visit our website!
Be sure to visit our website,, every so often! There is a great section at the bottom of the Home page entitled "News & Updates" that contains information on recent events at St. Luke's along with some wonderful photos. 
Did you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Faithstreet. You may use this for a one-time gift or a recurring gift. Or, would you like to give with your bank account? You can set that up, too! To check it out, visit and click on the green icon, as pictured above, that says Give Online!
We acknowledge...
According to Resolution #2016-3, of the 56th Diocesan Convention:
We acknowledge the living culture of the Yavapai people, the traditional custodians of the land we stand on, and pay tribute to the role they play in the life of this region.
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 banksThe counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.

For the week of October 21:  69 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
Canned chicken, canned vegetables, tomato sauce,
 canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
10/20-10/21 -  Attendance - 264
Pledge - $6,900  &  Plate - $829   
Honoring Special Dates
October 28: Vie Villemure
October 31: Tani Hendrickson, Savannah Lee, Myles Marmon, Mary Shenefield, Art Villemure
November 1: Mike Cash, Danielle McCaslin, Sandra McBride, Joyce Sprow
November 2: Kaitlynn Heinz, Donna Peters, Shane Reagan
November 3: Carolyn Bobak

October 28: Art & Terry Lequesne
November 1: William & Nina Hess
November 2: Ted & Genell Lee
November 3: Frank & Phyllis Maruna
Our Prayer lists
For those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Betsy, Beth, Bill, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, David, Dawn Ellen, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gina, Gislela, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack H. Jack K., Jade, Jean, Jeanne, Jeri, Jerry, Jim, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen, Karin, Kathleen & Philip, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kyle, Kristi, Larry, Lea, Les G., Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Matt, Mavereck, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Nolan (baby), Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Rich Richard, Rick, Rob, Ron, Rosaleen, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sally, Sandy, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Trey, Tricia, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, William, Zachary, Zelma

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Kyle.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Church of the Province of the West Indies
In Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St Stephen's (Sierra Vista))
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Warm for Winter, Highway Clean-up

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion Diocese in Navajoland
Scripture Readings
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Psalm 91:9-16
Romans 8:26-30
Luke 13:22-30
Weekly Worship Assistants for October 27-28, 2018
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters: Doug & Pat Ogburn
Welcome Table:Jane & Roger Peacock
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Rich Staudt
Ushers:  Kathryn Barber & Sally Phelps
Welcome Table: Deborah Maurice

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Sub-Deacon:  Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister: Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister: Nancy Reynolds
Altar Minister: Beth Shaw
Reader 1: Michael Bradburn
Reader 2: Doris Schoeben
Prayers: Doris Highland
Verger: Lynne Wells
Greeters: Frank Davidson & Jim Pessin
Welcome Table: Brenda Schwartz, Genell Lee
Ushers: Ken & Peggy Wagner
Asst. Ushers: Jean Ehlers & Tani Hendrickson
Oblationers: Genell & Ted Lee

Altar Guild Team: Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Brenda Holden,
Betty Gass, Doris Schoeben, Barbara Brubaker, Tigger Gillam

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. 

October 28: 
No host.
Feel free to bring something 
to share.

Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2018 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 $55.00. This is a change due to increased cost. (however, any donation is accepted). If you would like to have a person or event named here, please notify the office.
Flowers given by:
Bill Bisig
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 with the exception of the summer months.

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. 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. 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.
Visit for tickets and more information.
In the Community
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity

For general information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity and for information for this event, visit For Family Selection Criteria brochure, click  here .

Service Schedule
Sunday Services:  
Saturday 5:30 pm Spoken Eucharist
 Sunday 8:00 am  Eucharist with hymns
Sunday 10:00 am Eucharist with Choir

First Sunday of the month 9:15 am Family Eucharist

Weekday Services:
  • Wednesday 10 am           Healing Service with Communion
  • Thursday 9:00 am            Morning Prayer 
  • 2nd & 4th Friday 9 am     Centering Prayer
Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 to 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Church Website
The Sunday bulletin is available at the Worship bulletins section .
Our calendar is available at the Calendar section.
Email Address for Epistle Submissions

Submissions for the weekly Epistle should be sent to: .

The  deadline f or submissions to the Weekly Epistle is the end of the day Tuesday for the week you would like it to appear.  The preferred method of submission is by email. Thanks for your cooperation!

St Luke's Episcopal Church 

Please contact the church office
by email or phone.

Phone: (928) 778-4499