St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of May 28 , 2017
Hats off to our 2017 graduates!
We would like to congratulate all 2017 graduates, whether they are listed here or not! We wish them all the best in their future endeavors and keep them in our prayers at this special time in their lives.

Claire Ghan, daughter of Tom & Conni Ghan, Prescott High School Graduate; will be attending Northern Arizona University
Hannah Prophet, granddaughter of Bill & Rev. Chris Christy, Bradshaw Mountain High School Graduate; will be attending Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia
Clement Buisson, son of Fr. Pierre-Henry & Sophie Buisson, Prescott Mile High Middle School Graduate
Daisun Wagner, son of Ken & Peggy Wagner, Prescott Mile High Middle School Graduate
Wesleigh Bartels, granddaughter of Dan & Grace McFarland, was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant from the U.S. Air Force Academy at commencement ceremonies on May 24, 2017.
Sarah Michelle Ferraro, daughter of Megan Ferraro, Combs High School Graduate, in San Tan Valley
Kenneth Johnson, son of Bill & Carol Johnson, received a Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Arizona, College of Medicine on May 8, 2017.

Don't forget: this weekend, May 27 & 28, Hannah P. & Claire G. will receive their scholarship, and they have accepted to be our guest preachers! They will share with their St Luke's family part of their spiritual journeys, how they grow in their faith. It's a joy and a blessing for us to have such great young adults in our midst. As they are about to leave us in order to pursue their studies, let us be ready to support them and to let them know how important they are to us.
Office Closed for Memorial Day
In observance of Memorial Day, the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 29. It will re-open with regular office hours on Tuesday, May 30, at 9 a.m.
Special Estate Sale on June 1
A "Private Special Sale" will be held at Bob Hepner's home on June 1, 2017, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. His home is located at:  1455 Eureka Ridge Way,  Prescott, AZ 86305.
Only St. Luke's Church members are invited to attend this private sale prior to the "Public Estate Sale" being held on June 3 - 4, 2017. The public estate sale hours are Saturday, June 3, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 4, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lots of special items will be available. Payment will be Cash Only and No Checks.  
Next Singles Dinner Night Out on June 2!
The next Singles Dinner Night Out will be held on Friday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Palace Restaurant in downtown Prescott, across from the Courthouse Square, at 120 S. Montezuma Street. The cutoff for reservation is Sunday, May 27. Contact Sherri at or 928-308-1333. Guests are welcome! Spread the word!

Singles Dinner Night Out now takes place on the first Friday of the month. Watch for announcements in Epistle for details each month.
If you are a member of Thrivent, could you send an email to the office at  to let us know?  As we are currently exploring the possibility to start a partnership with T hrivent, we are trying to identify  who is already a member. More information to come later!
"Make a Joyful Noise" Concert
Saturday, June 3, at 3 p.m. at St. Luke's
The Choir of St. Luke's, under the direction of Music Director Dennis Houser, will present "Make a Joyful Noise," featuring Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi along with selections of the choir's favorite anthems. There will be a free will offering to benefit the mission of St Luke's. All are welcome!
Day of Discernment (Daughters of the King) - June 3 at 9 a.m.
If you have not signed up for the DOK Training and Discernment Workshop on Saturday,  June 3, this Sunday will be your last chance. It is being held in the Conference Room from 9 a.m.  to 2 p.m. It is open to all women of the church. We will be giving information on what we as Daughters believe and how we utilize prayer and service to enhance our lives. This is an opportunity to learn and to discern if you wish join us in our journey. Bring  a sack lunch. It will be a time of sharing and questions. Also, you can make a day of it and go to the concert presented by our talented choir at 3 p.m.!

Questions? Contact Barbara Lake, Rosaleen Runnells, or Leanne Bryan. Hope to see you on June 3!
Wear RED on Pentecost Sunday - June 4!
Sunday, June 4 is the Day of Pentecost! As is our tradition, please remember to wear red!!

Thank you!!!
...for your generosity and your participation in the Chili Cook-off! We raised $761.77, which makes a profit of $631.33!

The chili was delicious and it was so nice to see so many smiling faces from all ages!

Sophie and the Youth
Register NOW for VBS! June 5-9
Vacation Bible School at St. Luke's takes place on June 5-9 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Register online at

There's no place like Rome...

Calendar Requests Needed Now!!
Calling all commission, ministry, and group leaders!! Please submit your wishes/requests for your group's meetings (one-time or recurring) and special events for the 2017-2018 pastoral year from August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. Remember: these are wishes!! We need to take into account the liturgical calendar and other non-movable events.
Please email these to the parish office at as soon as possible!

Thank you for your help and cooperation!

A Special Invitation from Debra Loder
Debra Loder, who was our Deacon Intern earlier this year, will be ordained on Saturday, June 10, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix. The ordination invitation is available  here

Following the ordination, at 1:30 p.m. you are warmly invited to a light luncheon at St. Alban's Episcopal Church to celebrate with Debra's church family. For invitation with details and RSVP information (by May 27!!), click  here.
Ushers Needed 
A few more ushers are needed to help serve at the weekly 10 a.m. Sunday service. It's a great way to meet people and make new friends! If you are interested, call Geoff or Brenda Holden at 771-9938.
Blood Drive on June 22
The next blood drive at St. Luke's will take place on Thursday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Don't wait to make your life-saving appointment; schedule it now or call1-877-827-4376.
Upcoming Diocesan Events
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:

Free eFormation Conference
[VTS] The Center for the Ministry of Teaching is pleased to bring the eFormation conference online on Tuesday, June 6th from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST as a free learning opportunity. This ecumenical conference on ministry in a digital world provides opportunities for personal and professional development, and all leaders invested in the future of the church are invited to attend. Register, receive email reminders, and gain access to this conference on ministry in a digital world by

Chapel Rock - there is still space at camp!!!
Summer is upon us, and summer camp begins in just over a week! There is still time to sign up, and there is still room in all four sessions of camp:

Session 1 Youth Camp and WILD, June 4-10;
Session 2 Youth Camp and WILD,  June 11-17;
Session 3 Children's Camp and WILD,  June 18-24;
Session 4 Children's Camp and WILD,  June 25-July 1;
Ankle Biters' Camp (with parents),  June 25-28;  Mini Camp,  June 28-July 1;
Family Camp,  July 6-9

All information and the link to register can be found at

Summer camp is a life-changing experience!!!
A Prayer...
I got the news through the church email ---Joe Gorman has died.

He was a former member of the church, moved away to Oregon.

I never had heard of him, but I now know that Joe Gorman is dead. 

How odd. I will go on as if nothing has happened, while a family somewhere in Oregon has had this major event in their lived and of course Joe, well, Joe died.

It gives me pause. I am so self-absorbed most of my waking moments that I have to wonder what I am doing in this world. Who do I help? Who do I hurt? Who is standing next to me?

I am oblivious most of the time. I am thinking about myself.

Dear Lord, may I ask You to please gives me a heart that connects to those around me?

I know that I have no way of knowing about the life and death of Joe Gorman and the myriads of souls in Your hands, but I could be aware of the trials and joys of the other members of the choir at St. Luke's. I could pray. I could offer help. I might considerate of the tired mom in the grocery store and offer her a word of encouragement. I could think of someone other than me. 

Please forgive me, Lord. Fill me with Your Spirit and help me to walk in the path You have chosen for me. Give me Your Grace and use me in whatever way You see fit. I am here, I am Yours.
In Jesus' name, 

-Anonymous, May 18, 2017
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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 May 20-21, 2017, was 105. Thank you!
This week's shopping list: canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, and canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
May 20-21, 2017
Attendance: 267

Pledge - $7,824.00.00; Plate - $1,229.00

Special Collections - United Thank Offering (UTO): $1,175.00; Emmaus - $1,516.00
United Thank Offering 
In case you missed the United Thank Offering ingathering last Sunday, it's not too late to contribute. You may place a check marked UTO or blue box in the offering plate. Also, you may pick up a new blue box in the Gathering Hall. "Our change changes lives."
Honoring Special Dates
May 23: Carol Anderson,  Laura Schoeben
May 24: Margaret Barkley,  Bruce Burwell,  Rocky Del Mar,  Betty Gass,  Gwen Schenck
May 25: Courtney Ghan
May 26: Sandy Nelson
May 26: Sheila Willis
May 27: Patrick Leon,  Duncan Weir
May 28: Brandon Dievendorff,  Steve Jarvis,  Marilyn Strain
May 29: Greg Lubich
May 30: Christine Mann,  Diane Mazmanian,  Beth Shaw
May 31: Janelle Cooper,  Monica Davi
June 1: Shirley Jack,  Vicki Soza
June 2: Kevin Blake,  Aiden Brown,  Julie Poole,  Charlotte House
June 3: Floriana Pescarino

May 21: Rich & Cathy Hoaglund, Cory & Shelia Willis
May 24: Steve & Gerry Jarvis
May 25: Tom & Chris Howell
May 27: Art & Vie Villemure
May 30: Earl & Julie Poole
June 1: Mike & Monica Davi
June 2: Doug & Pat Ogburn

(Apologies for the birthdays and anniversaries omitted last week!)
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, Daniel, Doug, Ken, Kimball, Denise, Donald, Dott, Ed, Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Greg, Gus,Hank, Harris, Helen, Jack, Jack H., Jean, Jeanne, Jennifer, Josh, Judy, Julie Ann, June, Karen, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Michael, Michele, Mike, Miriam, Nancy, Niffa, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Percy, Peter, Preston, Ray, Renita, Rich, Rosemarie & friends, Rosey, Ruth, Sandy, Scott, Shea, Sheri, Skip, Stephen, Susan, Susan B., Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Tiffany, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Veronica, 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: The Anglican Centre in Rome and the Diocese of Nike in Enugu, Nigeria
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Trinity Cathedral 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 May 27-28 
Seventh Sunday of Easter 
Acts 1:6-14
Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36
1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
John 17:1-11
Weekly Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers  

May 27-28, 2017

5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Monte Anderson
Greeters:  Doug & Pat Ogburn
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 Bob Wills
Sub-deacon:  Lou Gennarelli
Chalice Minister:  Charles Covert
Chalice Minister:  Liz Kennedy
Altar Minister:  Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1:  Tani Hendrickson
Reader 2:  Wini Larson
Prayers:  Andy Wallace
Verger:  Dwight Willman
Greeters :  Gil & Joan Hedger
Welcome Table:  Rosaleen Runnalls
Ushers:  Wayne & Mary Hallford
Asst. Ushers:  Paul Gregory and Cathie Carter
Oblationers: Earl & Julie Poole
Altar Guild Team:  Robin Borok, Mary Hallford, Joy Ramsey 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 May 28:
Diane Mazmanian
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.
May 28:  Monica Davi
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. Next one is June 22. 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. 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, for more information.
A Note from Trampus Tribbey
Does God love lgbt+ people?  
For us the answer is a resounding yes.  Of course He loves them!
As Emilie mentioned in her sermon, for too many churches the answer is no.  
Think about what that means.  Imagine yourself in the shoes of lgbt+ teen, having grown up in a loving church family being affirmed of God's love only to be told since you are gay, lesbian or bisexual God no longer loves you, and the church family who once surrounded you with love and encouragement no longer wants you.  
Some of us still struggle with the greater issues of lgbt+ in the church and in society but I hope we can all agree God loves is for everyone, and everyone needs God.  
Sunday, 28 May at noon there will be a family potluck picnic at Watson Lake hosted by the Yavapai LGBT+ Coalition for lgbt+ and their allies.  We have the opportunity to take part in this family friendly event, to demonstrate Christ's love to those rejected by His church.  
If you can attend, volunteer (clean up, set up, passing out water) or just have questions, please sign up on the sheet in the gathering hall or see/call/email Trampus Tribbey (928-533-4964,  Please wear your name tags or if you have shirts with St. Luke's logo, wear them! 
And please remember this event in your prayers!
Trampus Tribbey
"Golf Fore Homes"
PAHH 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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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 

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Phone: (928) 778-4499