St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of July 15 , 2018
  Journey Jottings:  Notes from St. Luke's Deacon in Formation
As I retrospectively ponder the "official" beginning of the formation program for the Deacon Class of 2020, which took place during the weekend of June 22-24, I am glad to have titled these reflections "Journey Jottings," because the experience that Amy and Susan and I are now immersed in is, indeed, a deeply personal, yet communal, odyssey that had an embarkation filled with God's grace and peace.  All journeys, even metaphorical ones, have an exciting mix of ingredients: a starting point, a destination, and a sense of how to get there; an offering of adventure, fulfillment, and personal transformation; and a demand for discipline and dedication, especially when the going gets tough, so "journey" (and its inseparable partner, "transformation") seems like an apt word to use in talking about our diocese's deacon formation program!

But I digress!  Let me tell you about that wonderful weekend!  It was beautifully planned and facilitated by Archdeacon Sarah Getts and Deacon Robin Hollis, Director of the Deacon Formation Academy, and held at the Franciscan Renewal Center (La Casa) in Scottsdale, a place described on its website as "so serene, even the trees whisper."  (It's true!) Robin and Sarah creatively wove together two seemingly disparate experiences-"retreat" and "orientation"-in such a way that, on Sunday, as we departed, we felt both the peace that a retreat brings, and the excitement that orientation to a new undertaking generates.  The agenda for the weekend included community-building; an overview (well presented!) of the two-year Deacon Formation program; dinner with the Bishop; prayer; Eucharist; time for silence and solitude; and our first classes (taught by Deacons Veronica Ritson, and Robin and Sarah), including an assignment of three papers to submit before we gather again on August 18, at the Cathedral, where our future classes will be held. Read more here

--Submitted by Keehna Sture--

The 79th General Convention of 
The Episcopal Church


July 5th - 13th, 2018 --   Austin, Texas

TEC Conversation - Racial Reconciliation
Offered in Joint Session, with both the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops in attendance, the convention started with presentations that focused on three elements of the Jesus Movement--Racial Reconciliation, Evangelism, and Care of Creation.
The first conversation, on Racial Reconciliation, was a day designed "for everyone to learn and be included. A day of of learning.  As you listen to the speakers, remember that everyone matters." Speakers for the first TEC Conversation took a deep and personal look at racial reconciliation..."We must just be ourselves, especially when we are in a minority. All we can do is share our story and our pain and our journey.  Relationships change opinions and deeply held values. Those of us in a majority who are privileged in many ways have a baptismal responsibility to find and listen to the story of the 'other'".To view the entire presentation, click here:
The Way of Love 
-- Sunday, July 15 at 9:05 a.m.
Please join us in the conference room to view two presentations by PB Michael Curry about the Way of Love and the Jesus Movement. Starting at 9:05 a.m. and we will dismiss promptly at 9:50.  Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life will be explored.  Light refreshments will be served.  Questions: contact Mary Queen at   
Coming soon....... St. Luke's Week-End Pantry
St. Luke's Vestry unanimously approved a partnership with the Coalition for Compassion and Justice to develop a Week-end Pantry at St. Luke's.
Weekend Family Food is a program that CCJ has sponsored for many years.  WFF provides food for preschool students in Chino Valley, Prescott Valley and Prescott who are enrolled in the Head Start Programs. Because these students live in households that are in poverty and are eligible for the free lunch programs, CCJ and its supporters designed the program to supplement food for the household outside of school nutrition. St. Luke's Week-end Pantry will be serving the Head Start in Chino Valley.
Gail Haugland from CCJ will be sharing information about the pantry.
If this is a ministry that may be of interest to you the initial meeting will be Wednesday July 18 at 4 pm in the Conference Room.
St Luke's Inventory
Come on down and join the fun for 30 minutes or more between 8:30 am and 2:00 pm at St. Luke's on July 20.
A light lunch will be served at 12:00 noon.
Katie Staudt
Announcing Rev. Denise Muller's Ordination at St. Luke's

Click here for PDF version of ordination announcement.

Post-Ordination Reception & Celebration!

Following Rev. Denise's ordination (August 18 at 11 a.m.) there will be a reception in the Parish Hall. Please sign up in the Gathering Hall if you are planning to attend. so we can have enough food and tables. This is a wonderful event in our parish so plan to celebrate with Rev. Denise!!

If you are a book collector or someone who loves books check out the Vintage Books on the Library cart in the Parish Hall. Some of these books date before the 1900's.  Please consider giving them a place in your personal library. They are free and looking for a new home. Questions: contact
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
What an amazing congregation St. Luke's has! !!  Your overwhelming generosity in donations allowed St. Luke's to present $3,583.00 to CCJ for the back-to-school Fair Star program plus an additional $1000.00 offered by the Outreach Commission Challenge. We will be presenting a grand total check of $4,583.00 to the Fair Start program.

This will provide school essentials for approximately 230 students.                
Episcopal Night at the D-Backs August 24
Join Episcopalians from all over the Diocese on Friday, August 24, for Episcopal Night at the D-Backs! The evening will begin with a pre-game celebration at 5:00 pm at Trinity Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St. in Phoenix). Free 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. 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 the festivities that are part of the D-backs Faith & Family Night. There will be fireworks, followed by a player Q & A. Special guest MercyMe will be performing a concert to end the event!

The ticket order deadline is August 17, 2018.

A portion of every ticket purchased by using this special offer will be designated for Cruzando Fronteras (Migration and Border Ministry).
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 July 7/8:  83 food items were collected
Thumb Butte Quilters : 175 food items

This week's shopping list: 
Peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna,m canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
7/7-7/8 -  Attendance - 247
Pledge - $7,115  -   Plate $1,758
Honoring Special Dates
July 15: Hannah Prophet
July 18: Pam Damm, Timothy Joseph, Shirley Snyder
July 19: Claire Clark
July 20: Boston Soza

July 16: Tom & Kristine Donovan
July 19: Dave & Nancy Carmichael, Rocky & Nancy DelMar
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J.,  Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Bob, Brandon, Brien, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl, Chris,  Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, Daniel,  Dave, David, Dawn Ellen, Derrick, Dianne, Donald, Donna,  Dorothy, Dott, Doug,  Dylan, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Gislela, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank, Harold & Wilma. Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jean, Jeanne,Jeri,  Jerri, Jerry, Jim, Joe, Joel, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kennedy, Kimball, Kira,  Kristi, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margaret and family, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Rich Richard, Rick, Rob, Robert,  Ron, Rosey, Ruth, Salem, Sally, Sandy, Shea, Sheri,Shirley, Skip, Steven, Susan, Susan S.,  Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Trey, Tricia, Sue, Sue & Wally, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren,Zachary, Zelma

...for those in our Armed Forces:   Echo, Brian
...for the Yavapai-Apache Nation

...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Eastern Himalayas (India)
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Iglesia Episcopal de San Pablo  (Phoenix)
...for our companion Diocese:  Diocese of Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Operation Fair Start, People Who Care
Scripture Readings
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Psalm 10:1-7
Exodus 3:1-12
Matthew 11:25-27
Weekly Worship Assistants for July 14 & 15, 2018
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: The Reverend Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister:Trampus Tribbey
Greeters:Dan & Betty Phillips
Welcome Table: Doug & Pat Ogburn, Roger and Jane Peacock 
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Reverend Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Gib McIntosh :  
Ushers: Cynthia Moreno & Sylvia McIntosh  
Welcome Table: Jeff & Marty Bernatz, Georgia Gilbert, Francois & Deborah Maurice
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Reverend Pierre-Henry Buisson  
Sub-Deacon:  Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister: Sharon Tootle & Keenha Sture
Altar Minister:  Bill Christy
Reader 1: Doris Highland
Reader 2 Zibbie Wolter
Prayers:Patricia Anderson
Verger:  Larry Griffin
Greeters:  Ted & Genelle Lee
Welcome Table:  David Brubaker, Patricia Coleman, Carol Hardesty 
Ushers: Bob and Laura Norman
Asst. Ushers:  Lawrence Allen & JoAnnSalem
Oblationers: Kim Neel, Aiden Brown
Altar Guild Team: Barbara Kriger, Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno, Betty Phillips, Becky Hansen

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. 

Hosts for 7/15:

Carmen & Pat Welter

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:  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

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

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St Luke's Episcopal Church 

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Phone: (928) 778-4499