St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of July 21
Presiding Bishop issues video message on immigration:  'Who is my neighbor?'
"Deeply embedded in the Christian faith, indeed deeply embedded in the Jewish tradition, which is the mother of the Christian faith, and deeply embedded in the faith and traditions and values of many of the world's great religions, is a profound conviction in a sure and certain value and virtue that care for the stranger, the alien, the visitor, is a sacred duty, a sacred vow."
Another afternoon with Natalia
Join us for a concert by Natalia Lisanova on Saturday, July 27 at 4:00 p.m. followed by a salad potluck.  There will be a freewill offering for HUSD Hungry Kids Project.  Please bring a salad to share.
Natalia is a young pianist who is studying at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia.  She plays music by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Bach, and Grieg.
Education for Ministry -  Is it right for you?
Every baptized person is called to ministry. The EfM program provides the education to carry out that ministry. This  4-year course covers: Hebrew scripture, New Testament, Church history,  and the study of theological movements in the church.  We meet Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 8:00 (mid-September through May).
There are weekly study assignments (resource guides and books provided).  All years meet together, which leads to very meaningful discussions.  (We have 9 participants returning next year for years 2-4.)
  "EfM is a safe, supportive place to learn, explore new ideas, and wrestle with the big questions in the company of others who are doing the same. You will be welcomed, encouraged, and challenged as you do the readings and participate in weekly discussions.  The friendships developed along the way are truly special. A wild ride, but worth every inch!" (Tuscon graduate)
If you think EfM might be for you, please contact Leanne Bryan (928-713-4014,  bryanfamily@cableone.net  or Kathy Pessin (928-771-2707, 928-899-0986,  jimpes@cableone.net ) We are currently accepting new students (years 1-4) for our September start. Participants register for one year at a time.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors  are parishioners trained to share Holy Communion with those who are homebound. The "LEV" is sent forth by the whole congregation at the end of a Eucharist, bearing the Sacrament in a small communion kit.  The service of Word and Sacrament helps keep the homebound connected to God and to their worshiping community at St. Luke's.  Anyone who would like to serve in this ministry please contact Deacon Chris Christy - cchristy1231@gmail.com  
  Would you like to be a part of the Welcome Table 
at the 10:00 service?
This is a joyful ministry at St. Luke's . You will work along with another volunteer one time per month.  No experience is necessary,  just a welcoming smile and a desire to make newcomers welcome to St.Luke's.  We love having both couples and singles.
Please contact Sandy McBride 541 771-9021 or  sandramcbride7@gmail.com.
Angel Quilts for Phoenix Children's Hospital!
In just two months, St. Luke's quilters have made 
20 BEAUTIFUL QUILTS for the children at the PCH. We are already working on the next wonderful group of donations for children with catastrophic problems.  We know that their days will be brightened having a quilt of their own. We are so appreciative to all of you quilters, and we want to remind you that our next regular meeting will be on Thursday, July 18th at 9 AM off the classroom hallway.  Please bring a notebook because Linda has some helpful hints to share with us.  Contact Linda Leal or Sharon Welker for more information.
Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!     The St. Luke's Ringers are looking for some enthusiastic, fun-loving, and musical people to add to the handbell choir starting this fall. It is important that you have some music reading experience, especially with rhythms.  But, no ringing experience is necessary.  I would arrange a crash course (not literally) to show you the ropes and get you feeling comfortable with ringing handbells.  Usually we ring once a month for the 10 am service.  We practice once a week (Mondays from 4:30-6:00 pm)..  As a new ringer you would probably play a less challenging part or shadow another ringer until you feel you're ready to spread your wings (or rings).   I'd be happy to arrange a time to give you some instruction - no obligation, of course.  Also, feel free to visit with any of the present "ding-a-lings" (affectionate term).  Corner me after church, phone me at 458-0592, or email me at  jameslklein@gmail.com .   I'd love to hear from you.   Jim Klein, RINGleader
Free Bibles
We have bibles, different translations, available for you to take home for your use.  Or perhaps you know of someone who would like a bible.  Whatever the case, please check out the window in the Gathering Hall to add a bible to your home collection.
Did you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Vanco. 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  stlukesprescott.church/support/  and click on the blue 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 Programs
Thank you for your continued support of our food donation programs which benefit  three area food banks and our own Food Pantry  
For the week of June July 13/14: 23 food items were collected
This week's shopping list: 
canned soup, hot cereal, rice, dried beans

The Food Pantry at St. Luke's served 588.36 lbs. of food to 184 individuals in the month of June 2019.
Weekly Attendance & Giving
July 13/14  -  Attendance: 2463    Pledge: $9,3,43   Plate:  $1,112
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
July 22:  David Grange
July 23:  Gary Kensing, Kathy Bracety
July 24:  Clement Buisson, Harry Webster
July 25:  Hedy Sullivan, Ryan James
July 26:  Barb Hilb, Phyllis Maruna

Anniversaries:
July 27:  Roger & Jean Messick


Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Bea, Becky. Beth, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Calvin, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Clare, Clay & Muriel, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, Dawn Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth & Don, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gisela, Glory, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jason, Jean, Jeanne, Jennifer, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, JoAnn & Greg, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Lea, Lee, Les G., Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Mark, Marsha, Martha, Mary, Marty,  Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Miriam, Nolan (baby), Oce & Lorna, Olivia,  Pam, Patricia, Patty, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Pete, Peter, Quentin, Reed, Renita, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rob, Rosey,, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem,Sean, Sally, Sharon, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Susuie, Tammy, Ted, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, T.J. & Lane, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Tony, Trey, Tricia, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, Will, William, Zachary, Zelma

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Jay Price,  brother of  Percy Wright.

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Jay. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into  the ble ssed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Dante' (grandson of Carol Sweden)

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Puerto Rico
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Church of Our Saviour Episcopal-Lutheran (Lakeside)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Operation Fair Start, People Who Care

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion Diocese in Navajoland


Scripture Readings
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday 
Judith 9:1,11-14
Psalm 42:1-7
John 20:11-18

Worship Ministers for July 20 - 21

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Richard Lasssiter
Preacher: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Chalice Minister: Trampus Tribbey
Greeters: Doug & Pat Ogburn
 
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Jack M. Wolter
Preacher:  The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Chalice Minister: Devena Reed
Welcome Table: Bill Bisig
Ushers: Jim & Pam Damm

10:a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Jack M. Wolter
Preacher: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Susan Schubert
Sub-Deacon: Sharon Tootle
Chalice Minister:  Bill Christy
Chalice Minister:  Brenda Schwartz
Altar Minister: Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1:  Zibbie Wolter
  Reader 2:  Penny Davis
Prayers: Rich Schwartz
Verger:  Barbara Sayle
Welcome Table: Jean Ehlers & Eva Klein
Greeters:  Dick & Diane Crowther
Ushers: Diane Mazmanian & Lynne Wells
Asst. Ushers: Mary Berkheiser & Becky Hansen
 
Altar Guild Team:  Elsie Tyree, Pat Eaton, Syliva McIntosh, Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock, 
Betsy Denison


Host Coffee Hour!!
Special thanks to those who host coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service.
We do ask that you clean up at the conclusion of the coffee hour.

Sign-up sheet for coffee hour can be found on the red-skirted tables in the Gathering Hall.

This is an important part of the fellowship of St. Luke's Church. 

Host for July 21:
Don & Mary McKellar, Carol Covert



Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2019 flower chart is 
posted in the Narthex.

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 in the narthex.  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  George Chesney 
in Thanksgiving for Granddaughter Madison on her 4th Birthday.
 
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 pm at St. Luke's in the Conference Room, with the exception of the summer months.
Visit prescottdbe.org for more info or contact   Diane Reddy.

Girl Scouts Troop 79

Troop 79 meets on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm 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 pm in the Parish Hall. For more information on the troop,  click here to email the troop leader.
Thumb Butte Quilters

Quilters meet the second Monday of the month in the Parish Hall at 9:00 am.  For more information email the current president by  clicking here .
Prescott Chamber Orchestra
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra holds its weekly rehearsals and concerts at St. Luke's. Visit    prescottstrings.com 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 prescottchorale.org for tickets and more information.
In the Community
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity
For general information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, click hereFor 2019 home ownership informational meeting dates, click  here . For Family Selection Criteria brochure, click  here .
 
Census 2020 needs you!
Make your next job count! The 2020 Census will count all the people living in the United States of America and your help is needed. A variety of positions are available with a pay range of $13.75 - $19.50/hour. Apply here:  2020census.gov/jobs.

Click here for informational flyer.
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 9:00 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:  epistle@slecp.org .

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 

Email: info@slecp.org


Please contact the church office
by email or phone.

Phone: (928) 778-4499