St. Luke's Weekly Epistle

Week of November 5 , 2017

Pledge In-gathering  is this  weekend!
Just a friendly reminder that the pledge in-gathering weekend will take place this weekend at all 3 services.The pledge cards will be collected during the offering., and blessed with all the cards previously received.

The 2018 pledge card is also available online by clicking here:  2018 Pledge Card or on our website. Thank you!
Prescott Chamber Orchestra Concert tomorrow at St. Luke's
The first performance of the 2017-18 season of the Prescott Chamber Orchestra will be held on Saturday, November, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke's! The program, "Music to be Thankful for," will make you thankful for the wonder of music. You may purchase tickets at the door or, in advance, online . There is a reduced price when purchased in advance. To learn more about the Nov. 4 program or Prescott Chamber Orchestra, click here.
Children's Eucharist - Sunday @ 9:15 am
Bring your children or grandchildren to the Children's Eucharist the first Sunday of every month at 9:15 a.m. in the Meditation Room.
The next Children's Eucharist will be held this Sunday, November 5!!
Pancakes this Sunday following 10 a.m. service
The Junior Lions Club of Prescott, who meet at Tri-City Prep High School, of which parishioner, Michael Staudt is a part, has organized a pancake breakfast this Sunday, November 5, AFTER the 10 a.m. service in the Parish Hall. There will be a free will offering. All money donated will benefit local food banks.
Calling Veterans and their families
Veterans' Day, November 11, is fast approaching. This year the veterans' celebration will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 after the 10 AM service. We would like to continue our previous years' practice of having a special coffee hour to honor our veterans. In order to honor our veterans, we are putting together a display recognizing current parishioner veterans and a list/display of remembrance for those no longer with us. Please email or drop off at the Church Office or in the Gathering Hall the following information: 1) name, 2) branch of service, 3) dates of service, and 4) a picture, preferably in uniform. For the spouses or children of deceased veterans, please do the same for your loved ones. We need this material as soon as possible so we can compile our honor display. We can copy your photos and return them to you! 

Note: If you provided this material last year, there is no need to do it again. If you have questions or comments, please contact Tom and Susan Snodgrass at 928-308-2631.
Thanks to all for supporting the Taste for Mission Fundraiser.

Whether you helped on the planning committee, made or served appetizers, set up or cleaned up, served wine, mead or beer, donated items for auction, sold tickets, or were able to attend the event, your support is greatly appreciated!

We would also like to thank  the following businesses and community organizations who have contributed to our fundraiser:

Antelope Hills Golf Course

Anytime Fitness

Augie's Restaurant

Crimson Chair Salon

Dana's Hair Emporium

Dancing Skeleton

El Gato Azul

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

Highland Center for Natural History

Lamb Chevrolet Cadillac

Page Springs Winery

Palace Restaurant and Saloon

Phippen Museum

Planet Fitness

Prescott Athletic Club

Prescott Chorale

Prescott Center for the Arts

Prescott Tire Pros and Auto Service

Prescott Resort

Raskins Jewelers

Rubicon Outdoors

StoneRidge Golf Course

Watson Lake Inn

Yavapai Symphony Association

No Men's Group on November 11
The Men's Group will NOT meet on Saturday, November 11.

The next meeting will take place on Saturday, December 9, at 7:30 a.m. with the Eucharist in the Chapel followed by breakfast and meeting at Manzanita Grill at Antelope Hills. It will be a wonderful time for fellowship, to give thanks, and to plan for next year!
Golf Outing on November 16
The next St. Luke's golf outing will be on  Thursday, November 16  at Prescott Country Club in Dewey. The cost will be around $40 starting at  1:00 p.m. or so . Contact Eddie Gillam at for questions or more info!
Many Voices of Thanks Interfaith Celebration on November 16
The fourth annual Celebration of Thanks brings together faiths in our community for a night of song and shared reflection. This special service will take place on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 150 Fleury Street in Prescott. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Prescott Community Cupboard. Everyone is invited to attend!

For event flyer, please click  here!

It is sponsored by the Quad-City Interfaith Council. For more information, please contact Deacon Kimball Arnold at
Thanksgiving Eve Service at St. Luke's
Please plan to attend the Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 6 p.m. at St. Luke's!
Annual Reports Due November 30!
We are looking for annual reports in a few short weeks for the year 2017 from commissions, church ministries, and our outside groups to include in the report we'll distribute prior to this year's Annual Parish Meeting. We'd like the St. Luke's annual report to the parish to be more detailed than in years past! We'd like to include church ministries such as Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner, Cursillo, Daughters of the King, Aloha G.M.C. of St. Luke's (Men's Group), EfM, and others not mentioned here!
Will the heads of those groups please submit a brief report of the commission's or ministry's 2017 activities/work to no later than November 30, 2017?
Thank you for helping us give a clear picture of all that is happening at St. Luke's.
Also, please save the date for the Annual Parish Meeting! It will take place Sunday, January 21, 2018.
Be an Angel - Sponsor a Child for Christmas
The Christmas   Angel  Tree is an annual event presented in partnership with St. Luke's Outreach Commission and the Prescott Unified School District's social worker. The goal is to help make Christmas a little brighter for children in our area who are in the greatest need and might not otherwise have much of a Christmas. For those who may like to help all the siblings in a family, that will be a possibility this year!

The Angel Tree will be in the Gathering Hall for all three services the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 25 and 26.
Don't Spend Christmas Alone
The Don't Spend Christmas Alone committee is asking for your assistance with donations of Christmas/Holiday Cards to accompany meals to our homebound guests. Please place cards in the container in Gathering Hall. You may also contact Carol Sweeden or Katie Staudt.

The Flyer Distribution Committee needs volunteers to assist Jim Damm with this very important job. If you can help with this effort contact Jim at:  or call at  928-533-6801 . Flyers will be going out soon!  Call now...

Blessings and many thanks!
Outreach Commission News
The Don't Spend Christmas Alone committee is up and rolling alone. St. Luke's Youth Group is addressing Christmas cards to the guests receiving home bound meals delivered by the fire departments and community members. The youth group needs 200 Christmas cards to complete their project. If you have extra cards to share please drop them off in the gathering hall on the red table.  

St. Luke's Scholarship Committee met last week the scholarship was renamed from St. Luke's College Scholarship to St. Luke's Educational Scholarship since the awards also include trade schools. If you have any questions or interests in this committee contact Mary Berkheiser at 702-271-3966 or . Scholarship applications will be available on the website the last part of November.  

The next meeting for the Outreach Commission is Monday November 13 at 4:00 pm in the Conference Room. We will be having a guest speaker, Olive Andersen, from the Chino Valley Hungry Kids Program give a short presentation of their program which St. Luke's supports. Please come and join us.  

St. Luke's Outreach Commission is excited to share the Grant recipients for 2017:  

Prescott Area Shelter Services: $500.00                    
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity: $1200.00  
Quxiote's Garage: $300.00                    
Chino Valley Food Bank: $900.00  
P.V. Little League: $350.00                    
Hungry Kids Project-Chino Valley: $900.00  
Prescott Valley Food Bank: $900.00                  
Hungry Kids Project-Prescott Valley: $900.00  
Paulden Plunge: $250.00                    
People Who Care: $1000.00  
Stagger Straight Em . Shelter: $200.00                   
Love in Action Ministry (Africa): $1000.00  
St. Luke's College Scholarships:  $2000.00                 
Episcopal Relief and Development: $1400.00  
Prescott Comm. Cupboard Food Bank: $4000.00        

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents with one of the Local organizations stop by the Outreach table and see how you can help.   

Each month at the Outreach meeting we are planning on having a guest speaker from a local organization give a brief presentation of their involvement in the Quad City communities and how  St. Luke's can help.

We welcome everyone! Please join us! Bring a friend!
Vespers at 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesday, & Fridays
Vespers (evening prayer) takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5 p.m. in the Chapel with Brother Ernest, CoS.
Minister to College Students
The  Membership Commission is starting a new program to minister to out-of-town college students. Our hope is by being a mentor to these students they will find a home at St. Luke's.  If you would like to be a mentor/shepherd the requirements are simple. Meet the student at weekend service and sit with him or her. Invite the student to your home for a meal. Keep in touch as you would a friend. Call Jean Ehlers, 928 778-1502, or any member of the Membership Commission.
Diocesan Men's Retreat: Stories of Hope
On behalf of Bishop Smith and Canon for Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Jesse Villegas, you are invited to attend this year's Men's Retreat  at Chapel Rock in Prescott from Friday evening, November 17 to Sunday morning, November 19, 2017.

All men in the parish are invited to attend!! To register, click here. Informational flyer can be found here.
St. Luke's Day Photos and more on 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. 

Currently, there is a wonderful collection of photos from the St. Luke's Day BBQ and all the accompanying fun!
Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS) - Collection Continues
The wish list for Prescott Area Shelter Services includes things such as: laundry and dish soap, coffee, toilet paper, office supplies and more. Click  here to see complete list. Items can be brought to the Gathering Hall. Thank you for your help!
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 role they play in the life of this region.
Check out all our recent activity on Facebook!
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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 banksThe counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.

For the week of Oct 28-29,  95 food items were collected!!

This week's shopping list: Canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, caned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
October 28-29, 2017
Attendance: 249

Pledge and Plate figures for October 28-29, 2017:  Pledge-$4,615; Plate-$1,444

Thank you!!!  
Honoring Special Dates
November 6:  Aileen MacKenzie, John Parker Jr, 
November 8:  Tony Reynolds 
November 9:  Lucy Kemper, Sue Kimball
November 11:  Matthew Eresman, Sandra McBride

November 5:  Ross &Jacquelyn Tippet
November 7:  George & Elsie Tyree
November 10:  Grey & Mary Bowers, Peter & Ame Eresman, Ralph Jackson & Ann Bennington
November 11:  Thomas & Christine Mann
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Aileen, Albert, Amanda, Angela, April + baby & family,Art, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Beth L., Brandon, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl, Christopher, Connor, Daniel,  David, Denise, Don, Donald, Dott, Dylan, Ed, Evelyn,  Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank, Harris, Ian, Jack H., Jean, Jeanne, Jeanne, Jerry, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen, Kay ,Keena, Keith, Ken,  Kimball,  Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry,Lauraine, Lea, Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Melodie, Michael, Michele, Mike, Miriam, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter, Preston, Reed, Renita, Rich, Richard, Rosey, Rosie, Ruth, Sandy, Shea, Sheri, Skip, Stephen,  Sue, Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Tina, Tom, Tom P., Tony, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa,, Wally, Walt, Warren, Zelma
...for those in our Armed Forces (Please send us the names of loved ones actively serving.):
Echo, Brian
...for the Yavapai Nation
...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Toungoo (Myanmar)
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St. Andrew's, Tuscon
...for our companion Diocese:  Diocese of Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Arizona Sewing Works, Prescott Valley Food Bank, Operation Deep Freeze, Chino Valley Food Bank, Warm for Winter
Scripture Readings
* The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, November 8
Hebrews 12:1-4, 12-14
Psalm 27:1-7
Matthew 27:50-51, 54
Journey to Generosity --
Reflection for November 5
Joining in God's 'ever-rollingness'

by The Rt. Rev. Rob Wright
There is a never-failing ever rolling-ness to God. That's what Amos said, "Let justice be like a rolling river and righteousness like a never-failing stream." (Amos 5:24)

Stewardship isn't first and foremost about money. Stewardship is first and foremost about the nature of God... never failing and ever rolling. This must be understood and lived out if you and I are to be called faithful stewards. 
To read more, click here!
Weekly Worship Assistants for November 4-5, 2017
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister:  Trampus Tribbey
Greeters:  Tom & Susan Snodgrass
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister:  Gib McIntosh
Greeters:  Francois & Deborah Maurice
Ushers:  Ed & Hedy Sullivan
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest:  Fr Bob Wills
Sub-deacon:  Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister:  Ernie Howell
Chalice Minister:  Liz Kennedy
Altar Minister:  Lucy Kemper
Reader 1:  Andy Wallace
Reader 2:  Patricia Anderson
Prayers:  Zibbie Wolter
Verger:  Mike Franklin
Greeters:  Linda Taylor & Joyce Boden
Welcome Table:  Brenda Schwartz
Ushers:  Bruce & Geni LeQuesne
Asst. Ushers:  Barbara Baker-Rosenberg & Larry Whearley
Oblationers:  Ross & Jacquelyn Tippett
Altar Guild Team:  Elsie Tyree, Pat Eaton, Sylvia McIntosh
Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock, Betty Phillips

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 November 5: 
Tani Hendrickson, Jack Parker
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.
Altar Flowers on November 5:
   Jerry & Rosaleen Runnalls

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 Nov. 7. 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 Nov. 16. 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.
Showtime Community Youth Theatre
Showtime Community Youth Theatre, for children ages 6-18 years old, holds rehearsals twice a week at St. Luke's this fall in preparation for their performances on Dec. 1-2, 2017, in the Parish Hall. Further details forthcoming!
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. First concert of the season is November 4 at 2:30 p.m. 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
Toolbelts & Tuxedos Annual Gala is Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Prescott Resort.

For general information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity and for information for this event, visit

Prescott Noon Lions Club
Want to give back and help the less fortunate in our community?
Join the Prescott  Noon Lions Club, the most active Lions Club in 7 Western states. Contact Mike Franklin at  703-887-4837 or for more information on the club and how to come to a meeting as a guest to check us out.
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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 & 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.

St Luke's Episcopal Church 

Please contact the church office
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Phone: (928) 778-4499