St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of June 25 , 2017
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Youth Mission Trip: Called to serve - Santa Fe, NM
As the youth mission trip comes to a close this weekend and our youth and leaders begin the journey back to St. Luke's from Santa Fe, NM, please remember them in your prayers. 

Please visit the  St. Luke's Facebook page for daily posts and pictures from the mission trip. The updates have been GREAT! (A few photos from the mission trip can be found just below.)

Help us celebrate the arrival of the new...
Outreach Table
Time, Talent, Treasure

in the Gathering Hall this weekend!

Come see this new addition to our parish family.
Golf Outing on June 30
Our first golf outing will be June 30 at Antelope Hills with hosts, Jean and Jack Ehlers and Sylvia and Gib McIntosh. Golf outings are arranged throughout the summer and the group tries to play at different local courses. If you know how to golf, and enjoy the fellowship of other golfers, you are welcome to come and play! 

There will be 2 sign-up sheets in the Gathering Hall. One is for interest in being contacted to play throughout the season and the second is for the outing on June 30 at Antelope Hills.

If interested in hosting a time, sign up on the calendar with the golf information. Contact Eddie and Tigger Gillam at
Celebrate 4th of July with us!
The 4th of July is just around the corner!  Please join us in the Parish Hall to celebrate Independence Day at 5 pm with a potluck, bingo and white elephant prizes. The Fellowship Committee will be providing fried chicken, so it is really important to sign up so we have enough.  The signup sheets are in the Gathering Hall. Let us know how many are coming and what side dish or dessert you are planning to share. You may bring your white elephant that evening - the stranger, the better!

Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Renewal of Wedding Vows - Friday, July 7
Sophie and Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson are renewing their wedding vows on Friday, July 7, at 4 p.m. at St. Luke's. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. They would be honored to have you celebrate this joyful event with them. Please RSVP no later than July 4 by signing up in the Gathering Hall or by contacting Lucy Kemper (928-642-8831) or Mary Hallford (928-759-0227).
Highway Clean-up on Saturday, July 8
Did you know St. Luke's has a NEW stretch of Highway 89 to keep clean, between mile posts 323 and 325, JUST north of the church?
The next clean-up of our NEW stretch of Hwy 89 will take place on Saturday, July 8, at 8 a.m. Bring your smiles and gloves and meet at the church parking lot at 8 a.m. Please contact Eddie & Tigger Gillam for more information, 602-510-2621, or If this is for you, your help would be much appreciated!
K~B Books at St. Luke's on Sunday, July 16
K~B Books will be with us after both services on Sunday, July 16. Kathryn Bunch's traveling book show is well known to many of you, but, if not, be sure to stop by her tables in the Gathering Hall to acquaint yourselves with this special ministry. Kathryn has always specialized in books for children from infants through sixth grade.

The inventory also includes various topics, to name a few: Spirituality, Health, Healing, Grief, Caregiving, and Contemplative prayer. She also has many different editions of the Book of Common Prayer including the BCP/Hymnal combination as well as Bibles, upon request. Also available are  CDs, crosses, a great assortment of cards including an icon collection.

Special requests for books can be received up to, and on, the Sunday of Kathryn's visit. She does not charge to ship and appreciates your business throughout the year. Website address is and email is You may also reach Kathryn by  phone: 619.235.9465.
Book Study on Native American History begins on July 18
The first meeting of the Native American History and Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, July 18, in the Parish Library a t 2:00 p.m. The first meeting will share the book for study and the format of the group. Please email Sherri Frances of your interest.
Grief Support
When a loved one dies, we are swept away by loss.  We feel engulfed by sadness-- too broken to endure the pain and loneliness ahead. Our lives are forever changed and we can't imagine how to go on.
Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Homes  offer a weekly Grief Support Group.  Our "New Beginnings Foundation" is a community outreach program and is open to anyone experiencing grief in their life. The group meets in the Carriage House Reception Center, located at 303 South Cortez Street in Prescott every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The group is on hiatus during August and will begin to gather again on Tuesday, September 5.

For over 13 years, Deacon Kimball Arnold has served as Bereavement Facilitator for New Beginnings Foundation and facilitates the weekly grief group. She is a Nationally Certified Bereavement Facilitator as well as a Spiritual Counseling Facilitator. Deacon Kimball's goal is to help those in pain to turn painful living into joyful living while working in a safe and secure, confidential setting.

Please call Deacon Kimball at 928-778-7031 if you have any questions. Please consider joining the group.
Did you receive the AZ EPISCOPALIAN in your mail box?
The last issue of the Arizona Episcopalian, the Diocesan printed newsletter, just arrived, with a Call to Convention. Everybody should receive this newsletter. If you did not, please let the office know. However, the AZ EPISCOPALIAN is also available online here  Summer 2017 pdf.
If you already  are a member of Thrivent, could you let the office know, please?  
Donations Needed 

All items appreciated, most needed items at Prescott Area Shelter Services include:

Disinfecting wipes, floor cleaner, all purpose cleaner, mops, 13 gallon trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry soap, quart/gallon size zip lick bags, copy paper, batteries, stamps, pillows

There is a collection box in the Gathering Hall to place your items. Click here for detailed info.

Thank you SO much for your generosity!
Native American Ministry Spiritual Retreat
Everyone is invited to join with the Council of Native American Ministries, The Rev. Canon Debbie Royals, and Special Guest and Spiritual Leader, Mona Polacca on August 11-12 for an opportunity to experience Native American spirituality and continue to engage with Native traditional values and processes. Full details and registration information are available here:  
Register Now!
Faith Forming Faith Catechumenal Training Seminar
On behalf of Canon to the Ordinary, The Rev. Megan Traquair, please find the following message about the upcoming Catechumenate Training program offered this summer in Carefree AZ, and mark your calendars now if you would like to attend:

The  Faith Forming Faith Catechumenal Training Seminar, will equip congregations to:
- form adults who seek a relationship with Christ,
- shape them toward baptism or a renewed faith,
- build them to live as active disciples of Jesus,
- plant them as a regular partners in their faith community,
- who joyfully serve others.

Thursday, August 17- Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, 7415 E. Elbow Bend Rd., Carefree, Arizona.

Pastor Paul Hoffman of Seattle, WA has served in the ELCA since 1981. He guided the process of Catechumenal formation at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle over the last eighteen years of his service as a parish pastor. During that time, the parish prayed for and received into its ministry a steady stream of new and renewed Christians.

This is an intensive two and a half day, morning-to-night training seminar. Costs for attending vary between $150 for commuters and up to $325 for single room on site hotel-type accommodations. All fees are included.

During your time in the beautiful desert campus of the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, you will worship, pray, study, and form life-changing relationships grounded in the lectionary Scriptures through the various seasons of the liturgical calendar, all under the leadership of Pastor Hoffman, trained lay catechists, and various other diocesan/synodical pastors and priests. Congregations who send a delegation of a parish pastor/priest and three to five lay members to attend and study will return prepared and inspired to begin a catechumenal process that will not only welcome newcomers, but will transform the parish from the inside, out.

Here is what a few attendees from the 2016 training seminar said about their experience:
- "It was the most meaningful conference I've attended in recent memory that takes the whole person into consideration, not just what you do on Sunday."
- "It is not a retreat, it is an intensive workshop."
- "You will get a great deal out of this conference for a very modest investment of time."
- "Go! Go! Go! Very powerful tool to bring the congregation closer to the Word of God."

For more information about the Catechumenate and to discern how it might be used in your parish or congregation, it is recommended that you read Faith Forming Faith by Pastor Hoffman, available online through or Cascade Books.

Registration for this event is open now: . For flyer, click  here.

If interested in this event, please sign interest form on red-skirted tables in Gathering Hall.
Ignatian Spirituality and Imaginative Practice Presentations
At Arizona ' s 2016 Diocesan Convention,  T he Very Rev. Jeffrey John, Dean of St. Albans Cathedral, England, offered a quick look into Ignatian Spirituality. His comments sparked significant interest in Ignatius of Loyola and his related Spiritual Exercises. While there are several Anglican communities based on Benedictine and Franciscan Spirituality, there is lack of Ignatian opportunities for  Episcopalians . To that end, The Rev. Dr. Gil Stafford and The Rev Julie O'Brien will be offering the presentation,  " Ignatian Spirituality and Imaginative Practice."

Stafford is the Canon Theologian for the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona and also the priest-in-charge at St. Peter's, Litchfield Park. O'Brien is the rector at St. Stephen's, Phoenix. Both have studied and practicedIgnatian spirituality in their own ministry and life. The Rev. O'Brien will be presenting "A Brief History and Background of the Practice of Ignatian Spirituality." Stafford's presentation will be on "Ignatian Spirituality,Spiritual Direction, and Discernment from a Jungian Perspective."

There will be two opportunities to learn more about this topic. The presentations will be held in Tucson and Phoenix on the dates listed below. Both presentations are open to the public without charge and Laity and Clergy alike are invited to attend:

Saturday August 5, 2017
10 AM - Noon at Grace St Paul
's Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St., Tucson, AZ

Saturday August 12, 2017
10 AM - Noon at Trinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt
 St., PhoenixAZ

6th Annual Episcopal Night at the D-Backs
The Arizona Diamondbacks invite all members of The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona along with their family and friends to an exciting division rivalry as the D-backs take on the San Francisco Giants on Friday, August 25 at 6:40 p.m.!

New this year: we're all sitting together in the same section, so everyone will have more of an opportunity to chat with fellow Episcopalians and Bishop and Laura Smith!

Seating Option: $22 - Lower Level Bleachers (section 141) (these seats do have backs)

A portion of every ticket purchased by using this special offer will be designated for the Diocesan Council for Native American Ministry.

The pre-game party has returned!  Join Episcopalians from all over the Diocese at Trinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St. in Phoenix, for a pre-game celebration beginning at 5:00 p.m. Parking at Trinity is available at select spots in the garage (read the signs!), in front of Diocesan House, and street parking in the neighborhood.

There will be food available for purchase from local food trucks. Gather for refreshments and fellowship, then take the light rail with other fans to the ballpark. Tickets are $4/person for an all-day pass and can be purchased at the light rail stop. The Central/Roosevelt Stop is adjacent to Trinity.

After the game, stay for post-game festivities that are part of the D-Backs Faith & Family Night. There will be fireworks, followed by a player Q&A. Special guest Newsboys will be performing a concert as the main act of the festivities.

The ticket order deadline is August 23, 2017Seating is Limited! Tickets can be purchased online at ,  by phone (the number is on the form), or by mailing the attached order form.
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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. Thank you for your ongoing support! 

For the week of June 17-18, 105 food items were collected!!
This week's shopping list: peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
June 17-18, 2017
Attendance: 220

Pledge - $3,966  Plate - $607

The fundraising concert presented by the Choir of St. Luke's, "Make a Joyful Noise," raised $1,879.00. Thanks to all who attended, participated, got the word out, and helped to make it a successful event!
Honoring Special Dates
June 25:   Sharon Feldmeier, Barbara Gennarelli
June 27:   Nancy Carmichael
June 28:   Robert Ohannesian, Marcus Soza, Jeanne Waterman
June 29:   Deborah Bledsoe
June 30:   Les Garripee, Kay Houser
July 1: Gayle Jarpe, Moreene Weber, Dick Weeks

June 25: Charlie & Elizabeth Arnold, Robert & Barb Hilb
June 28: Jim & Pam Damm
June 29: Gary De Lisle & Marilynn Henry, Rich & Katie Staudt
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Angela, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Beth L., Bleu, Brien, Brittany, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl,  Christopher, Connor, Dan, Daniel, Doug, Ken, Kimball, Denise, Donald, Dott, Ed, Fred, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Greg, Gus,Hank, Harris, Jack H., Jean, Jeanne, Josh, Judy, Julie Ann, June, Karen, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Matt, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Michele, Mike, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Penny, Percy, Pete S., Peter, Preston, Ray, Reed, Renita, Rich, Rosemarie & friends, Rosey, Ruth, Sandy, Shea, Sheri, Skip, Stephen, Susan B., Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Tiffany, 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 Nyahururu - (Kenya)
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Anthony on the Desert in Scottsdale
...for our companion Diocese: Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Hungry Kids Project, Project Aware, Quixote's Garage, Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank, and Granite Creek Hunger Pot-luck
Scripture Readings
* 3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86: 1-10, 16-17
Romans 6:1b-11
Matthew 10:24-39
* Wednesday June 28
Deuteronomy 6:4-7
Psalm 119:1-6
Matthew 22:34-40
Weekly Worship Assistants
June 24-25 2017

5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Bob Wills
Chalice Minister: David & Ruthie Rothgery
Greeters:  Scott & Carol Hein
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Bob Wills
Chalice Minister:  Tom Ghan
Greeters:  Francois & Deborah Maurice
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Bob Wills
Assisting Priest:  Fr Jack Wolter
Sub-deacon: Lou Gennarelli
Chalice Minister:  Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister:  Beth Shaw
Altar Minister:  Lucy Kemper
Reader 1:  Zibbie Wolter
Reader 2:  Vera Mulnix
Prayers:  Barbara Lake
Verger:  Dwight Willman
Greeters :  Gil & Joan Hedger
Welcome Table:  Rosaleen Runnalls
Ushers:  Geoffrey & Brenda Holden
Asst. Ushers:  Cathie Carter/Paul Gregory
Oblationers: Gary DeLisle & Marilynn Henry
Altar Guild Team:  Robin Borok, Mary Hallford, Joy Smith,  Katie Staudt,
Kathy MacCauley, Phyllis Maruna
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 June 25: Pam & Murry Williams
Thank you!

Would you like to give 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.
Flowers on June 24-25 given by Deacon Kimball Arnold
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. Next meeting of DBE is Sept. 5. 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 July 20. For more info, call AZ Children's Association at 928-443-1991.

Girl Scouts Troop 79

Troop 79, which will begin meeting again after the summer months, 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. Information on the 2017-18 season available this summer! 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 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, 
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Service Schedule

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

Weekday Services:
  • Wednesday 10 am          Healing Service with Communion
  • Thursday 9:00 am            Morning Prayer 
  • 2nd Friday 6 pm              Prayer in the Spirit of TaizĂ©
  • 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 section.
Our calendar is available at the Events section.

St Luke's Episcopal Church 

Please contact the church office
by email or phone.

Phone: (928) 778-4499