St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of September 11, 2016
Calendar for September 10 - 16 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Wonder in Godly Play
If you haven't been stopped short in a while to recognize an everyday-looking miracle, take a peek into St. Luke's Sunday School classrooms. This summer, Mary Queen and Diane Reddy discovered their shared passion about teaching in a Godly Play manner. Then, for the first time in two years, the Arizona Diocese offered an August teacher training workshop for Jerome Berryman's curriculum. Visit www.GodlyPlayFoundation.org to learn about the Christian Education materials.
 
They showed up. First principle of transformation! Diane recalled an ark somewhere in a church closet. The beautifully crafted objet d'art for children's use was located and placed in a rearranged classroom. Director of Children's & Youth Ministry, Sophie Buisson, planned another classroom. The three participated in the Phoenix weekend training.
 
To establish the other classroom, Sophie determined the "storeroom" would have to be cleared. Another principle of transformation-make room! Here's what happened at St. Luke's on Tuesday morning after the training:
 
"Mon Dieu," Sophie nearly shouted from the attic to the two teachers. "I can't believe it. It's truly divine providence!"
 
Carefully wrapped, stored in boxes, waiting in the attic beside perfectly carpentered bookcases, were many treasured figures used in Godly Play Biblical and liturgical story telling. In awe, the Sunday Child Ministers team unpacked the legacy left by an earlier St. Luke's community of believing teachers.
 
Organizing and rearranging "new" Godly Play classrooms called out a sense of sacred action. Here is deep gratefulness for the opportunity to wonder and be a part of St. Luke's history of teachers.
 
Treat yourself. Come! Look and share the miraculous blessing from the attic above!
 
-Witnessed and written by Devena Reed
Funeral Reception Committees
At St. Luke's there is a small ministry, which comes under Pastoral Care, known as the Funeral Reception Committee. This ministry is made up of 2 teams of about 10 women each.  One team is in need of a new leader. These 10 women of each team bake all the cookies, set up the Parish Hall, serve at the reception and then clean up. Most of these women have been on this committee since St. Luke's moved to the present building.  It is imperative for us to have more volunteers to bake cookies and be active members on these teams. If you are interested in helping with this important ministry, please call Pat Eaton (928- 771-1821) or send her an email  ( cpeaton2@gmail.com).
Eat at Augie's on Tuesday, September 13
Dine out for lunch and/or dinner at Augie's on September 13 and you'll support St. Luke's. 15% of your check (excluding alcohol) will support the mission of St. Luke's. You must have white flyer with Augie's logo to present to your server. Flyers are available in the Gathering Hall or by clicking here.
Golf Outing at Wickenburg Ranch on September 13
Sign up for the next golf outing now in the Gathering Hall. Detailed information on the outing is available there, too! Contact Jim Damm here with questions.
Monthly Potluck on September 16
The next monthly potluck will be held at the home of Richard & Ellie Lassiter in Prescott on Friday, September 16, at 6 p.m. Sign-up now in the Gathering Hall. Bring an appetizer to share and your favorite beverage. All are welcome!!
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Elder Appreciation Sunday on September 18
Elder Appreciation  Sunday  will be on  Sunday, September 18,  this year. We will honor all of our parishioners who have reached their 80th year at a reception following the  10 a.m. service. Please join us!   
Undie Sunday Colletion - Help a Veteran in Need
Once again Saint Luke's is participating in an annual program to help show appreciation to veterans in need.  This collection will continue through  September 18. T here will be a collection box in the Gathering Hall for donations  of new undies and socks for both men and women who served in the military. Please do not contribute used clothing for this  program. Items collected will go to veterans in the tri-city area.  Sleeping bags in good condition are also accepted.  For additional information, please contact Barb Weeks at dbwa2az94@gmail.com.
Buy your tickets now for A Taste for Mission - September 25, 3 - 5 p.m.
Tickets go on sale this weekend, after all three services, for A Taste for Mission, and will continue to be sold throughout the month. The cost for a ticket is $30; please make checks payable to St. Luke's Episcopal Church with "Taste for Mission" in the memo line. This gala fundraiser, to take place on Sunday, September 25, 3 - 5 p.m. at St. Luke's, will be unlike any event you've ever attended. A wide variety of "tastes" for you and your friends...local wines, beer and mead in addition to culinary delights prepared by local gourmets chefs, including some you may know from St. Luke's. Live music will make it even more festive!

If you are feeling really ambitious, we would love your help promoting this fun event! Spare flyers for the taking can be picked up in the office on the front desk this weekend. Help yourself to a few to distribute!
Social Media Sunday 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016, is officially known throughout the church community as Social Media Sunday. Our Arizona Diocese Canon for Media and Communications, Nicole Krug, has challenged us to join this fun, online, ecumenical event. How can you participate? We at St. Luke's will focus on three social media applications: Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.  We can use these applications for things like: 
  • Instagram a selfie or photo from St. Luke's
  • Snapchat a story from St. Luke's - perhaps something that touched you during the sermon or a particular reading
  • "Check in" on Facebook, and update your status by sharing something that is important to you about St. Luke's and why you attend
  • Take a photo during the Fundraising Gala - A Taste for Mission - and upload it to any of the applications
Important! Nicole has asked that we include the hashtag #SMS16 in all of our postings so that our social media participation becomes part of the worldwide conversation. This is an exciting way to be part of this ecumenical effort to share the good news about building community with social media. We also encourage you to use the hashtag #SLEC1617 as this is the hashtag we will use for St. Luke's Church. This will also help our ongoing Communications efforts to ensure that St. Luke's is engaged in the Quad Cities community. Let's make our presence and joy known!

Our Youth Group has volunteered to help those of us who are new to social media become more experienced in time for the September 25th event. They will be available after BOTH the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services on Sunday, September 18, in the Parish Hall, during coffee hour, to answer questions, distribute info on the social media platforms mentioned above, and to even set up accounts for you, if you so desire!

For informational flyer on Social Media Sunday, click  here. Sounds fun!!
Inquirers' Class begins in October
 
Do you want to become a member of the Episcopal Church?
 
An eight-week series of Inquirers' Classes, to be led by The Rev'd Jack M. Wolter, will begin on October 2, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of St. Luke's Church to prepare those persons who have not yet been sacramentally confirmed (coming from a Protestant tradition) or received (coming from a Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox tradition) by a bishop in the Episcopal Church, or those who simply want to refresh their understanding of the practice of the Christian Faith in our tradition.
 
YOU are invited to join us for these presentations and discussions! We hope you will be a participant!
Coming Soon!
The Outreach Fair will take place on October 1 and 2. Learn about the many projects that St. Luke's Outreach Commission supports and how you can become involved. Displays will be in the Parish Hall from Saturday afternoon on October 1 until after the 10:00 a.m. service on October 2.  Approximately 30 different programs will be highlighted. Don't miss this!
Don't Spend Christmas Alone - 2016 - St. Luke's Gift to the Community
Sunday, December 25
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Food Donation Program
Thanks to each of you for your continued support of the weekly food donation program which benefits the area food banks.  The food count was 79 items  for weekend of August 27-28 and 80 items for weekend of September 3-4.
 
This week's shopping list: canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
September 3-4, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 262
Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $11,518.00
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Betty, Bob Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Connie, Dan, Daniel, Dick, Donald, Dott, Eric, Frank, Fred, Gary, Gayla, Geoff, Hank, Harris, Janice, Jason, Jean, Joe, Josh, Joy, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Keena, Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea Lea, Linda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary Grace, Mary, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Paul, Percy, Peter Jr., Pete Sr., Preston, Ray, Raymond, Renita, Rita, Robert, Ron, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Steve, Susan, Susie, Suzette, Tammy, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Vic, Walt, Wanda, Wendy, Zelma
 
...for those in our Armed Forces: Josh, Mark, Michael, Jesse, Bo, Brian, Daniel, Robert, Brad, Thomas, John, Amy, Lori, Ryan, Eli, Nathan, Sonny, "Doc", Jody, Felecia, Valerie, Andrew, Frank, Evan, Adam, Benjamin, Kevin, Steven, Jared, Chris, Matthew, Thor, Rondale, Marcus, Tyler, Gregory, Ben, Rockie, Darin, Ross, John, David, Calic, Echo, Brian, Emily, Analise, Matthew, Dan

...in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Province of Uganda
 
...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. John's in Bisbee
 
...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: People Who Care, Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, Native American Ministries, and West Yavapai Guidance Foundation
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: Angela Chamberlin, Giorgio Rey, Boo Nicholson, Jack Wolter, Becky Dill, Susan Lohn, Mary Lou Worley, David Lessard, Linda Reismeyer, Carol Hein, James Schenck
 
Anniversaries: Jack and Jean Ehlers
This Week's Scripture Readings: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 19
Click here for readings 

Collect:  O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Eighteen th   Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 20

Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers
 
Worship Assistants for September 10-11, 2016  
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: Kimball Arnold
Chalice Minister: Lou Gennarelli
Greeters:  Dan & Betty Phillips
 
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon: Kimball Arnold/Chris Christy
Chalice Minister: Tom Ghan
Greeters:  Roger & Cynthia Crull
 
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest: Fr Robert Willis
Deacon: Kimball Arnold/Chris Christy
Sub-deacon: Debra Loder
Chalice Minister: Rich Staudt
Chalice Minister: Katie Staudt
Altar Minister: Bill Christy
Reader 1:  Youth
Reader 2: Youth
Prayers: Youth
Verger:  Sharon Welker
Greeters : Darrell Anderson & Susan Bray
Welcome Table: Barbara Lake
Ushers: Bob & Laura Norman
Asst. Ushers: Ken & Peggy Wagner
Oblationers: Youth
 
Eucharistic Visitors:  Keehna Sture
 
Altar Guild Team:  Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Brenda Holden, Evelyn David,
Betty Gass, Doris Schoeben
Coffee Hour Host
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 September 11:
No one is signed up today - feel free
to host coffee hour!
 

Altar Flowers
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 by phone or email.
 
Altar flowers on September 10-11 given... 
by Linda Cheek
Community Groups 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 prescottdbe.org 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 Sept. 15. For more info, call Joy Goff at 928-707-3749.

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. Weekly rehearsals will resume Sept. 22. The first concert of the 2016-17 season is November 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Visit prescottstrings.com for more information.
 
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 first concert of the 2016-17 season is October 15, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Visit prescottchorale.org 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. Click 
here  for more info.
Aid 4 Veterans

Click here to read more about a service for veterans that offers assistance with in-home care and other important tasks. For more info, click  here  to email Ron Edwards.

Prescott Area
Habitat for Humanity
For information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, visit  www.prescotthabitat.org .
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