St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of September 22
Youth Mission Trip Report 
This Sunday after the 10:00 am service 
Please join us to hear about our youth's experience serving the community of San Diego! 
We will show you pictures and let you know how grateful we are for the opportunity!
Young Adults Dinner  
Wednesday, September 25th, at 6:30pm
The Young Adults group will be gathering for dinner and a time of getting to know one another in the Young Adults room. This is a gathering for people in their 20s and 30s. If you plan to attend the dinner, please RSVP by emailing Mthr. Denise at
For the little children!  The nursery need your help!
St Luke's is fortunate to see its  children's ministry growing! If we want to keep it that way we need to step up and provide care for the children so the parents can  enjoy the service. So please, consider helping!
Laughter guaranteed.   Call Sophie: 703-980-5314
Calling All Artists!
We want to give our Food Collection Bin in the Gathering a much needed facelift and would love any artist in our parish to submit their ideas and or sketches. This is a rough sketch of what our Food Pantry came up with. We are looking forward to seeing some awesome artwork! Please submit your masterpieces to
Wellness Updates - Depression, Part II
By Julie Cargill
 Adult Nurse Practitioner, and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Retired
I will discuss briefly here some helpful steps we can take once we realize in ourselves or other family members and friends that there is very possibly a need for helpful intervention.
What Can I Do?   I have found that simply showing an interest in how the affected person is feeling is a great step in the right direction.  People suffering from depression may welcome your interest, as it gives them an opportunity to voice their feeling. They can experience significant relief in just this "first step".  We all have our own style of vocabulary; I am repeating here some phrases that I have found helpful to open a line of communication. You will find your own style and words you feel comfortable with. 
I would like to offer my deepest gratitude to St. Luke's parishioners who have been supporting Cruzando Fronteras, the border ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona. This is an ecumenical ministry that partners with the UCC and ELCA churches. Last week I visited the shelter we support in Nogales, Sonora and was deeply moved by the experience. The shelter is currently serving 65 people, 30 of whom are children (two months to eleven years old). At present, it is taking approximately two months for the 500+ asylum seekers in Nogales to go through the process to legally enter the United States. Most of these families are escaping communities fraught with gang violence; they have no other option but to flee and seek residence with family living in the United States. Our donations of coloring books and crayons, backpacks, toothpaste and toothbrushes, blankets and pillows, etc., are making a tremendous difference in the lives of these people as they await to enter the United States. Thank you for your prayers and for your generosity. If you would like to donate items, the ministry is currently in need of backpacks, coloring books, pillows, and blankets. If you would like to financially contribute to the ministry, you can donate online here. If you are available to transport donations to drop off centers in Tempe, Litchfield Park, or Tucson, please email me at Thanks, Denise+
Toolbelts & Tuxedos Gala
Our most successful fundraiser is the annual Tools and Gala. Please celebrate with us by purchasing tickets to the gala on Saturday, November 9 or by becoming a sponsor. We will showcase some of our families so you can hear how owning a Habitat house has changed their lives. There are many inspiring stories from our 90 families. We will have an exciting live auction and an extensive silent auction. Raffle tickets are on sale for a chance to win the grand prize of $2,500 and several mystery prizes.   Each year we try to make enough money to build a house. 
The Art of Engaging Holy Scripture (taehs)
is a unique small group curriculum for praying  and studying the Bible. Much more than a typical "Bible study," TAEHS teaches a lively method of engaging the Scriptures through reading and study, conversational prayer and silent prayer, and group sharing. This dynamic method gently prepares us for the possibility of experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit. An experiential focus makes all the difference. We are opening and preparing ourselves to perceive the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Scriptures, in our own self, and in our sisters and brothers. As this experience of the Spirit's presence occurs, the TAEHS method continues to nurture in us an ever-deepening relationship with the Holy Spirit. At the same time, we are learning the Bible and retaining what we are learning. The small group context offers the opportunity for meaningful friendships to develop within our larger Christian faith community-and have great fun doing so! Participants report that TAEHS  enhances their awareness of the spiritual dimension of their lives and strengthens their bonds of community.
St. Luke's is excited to offer weekly TAEHS small groups beginning the weekend of October 19-20. People who attend the 5:30 pm service are invited to participate in the group that will meet at 4:00 pm on Saturdays; people who attend either the 8:00 am or 10:00 am service are invited to participate in the group that will meet after each of those services. Participants are encouraged to make a $25 donation towards the cost of the materials. Please sign up in the gathering hall for these small groups!
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty - September 25 at 5:30 pm
An evening of Honor, Courage, and Sacrifice
Documentary "Conscientious Objector" - Historic Legacy of Valor Exhibit
TryTank: An Experimental Laboratory
TryTank is a joint venture between Virginia Theological Seminary & General Theological Seminary to support church growth and innovation.

Fall Festival - Paulden Food Bank - September 1-5 pm
Salsa Showdown - Chili Cook Off - Free Entertainment - Live Music - Petting Zoo
and much more!
We are going to the border on Oct 8 & 9th.  If you weren't able to sign up last Sunday, you can email
to get details and/or make the commitment.  During this pilgrimage, we will pray over and meet migrants and then tour the Cafe'Justo facilities that enable coffee growers to no longer migrate for work.
For those of you who special ordered 5 lb bags of coffee, the parish office will call you when you can come and pick it up:  your shipment was damaged and a replacements will be resent.
Parish Records Show the Following:
LETTERS OF TRANSFER -  We welcome the following persons into our parish family whose Letters of Transfer have been receive : Steven Parker, Billie Clark, Leigh Hunt, Michael Windham, and Barbara Walter,   Please greet them as we share our life together in this parish of the Body of Christ.
BURIALS - Your prayers are asked for these persons who have departed this life and for whom the Burial Office was offered:  Mary Robins, Robert Meyer, Wyly Parsons, Brenda Weiss, Anita Johnson, Lois Smith, Marie de los Angeles Zarate, Charles Burks, Linda Wyatt, Richard, Reinhart, Mary Shenefield, and Nancy Fleming.  "Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon them."  Please remember the members of their families as well.
HOLY BAPTISM - We welcome into the congregation of Christ's flock, through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, the following persons:  Eligh Leslie, Bailey Leslie, Merle Andrson, Kelly LeSueur, Gary Cole, Margaret Cole, and Eishleann Menown  May they, sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked as Christ's own forever, daily grow in His love.
CONFIRMATION/RECEPTION - The Right Reverend Jennifer A. Reddall, administered the Sacrament of Confirmation/Reception to the following persons:  David Cain, Theresa Doran, Bonnie Cain, Albert Lawn, Gary Cole, Dorcas Lawn, Margaret Cole, MaryEllen Rivero, Carl DeKemper, Geralds Schafer, Evelyn DeKemper, Mark Tuttle, James Klein, Kathleen Tuttle, and Eileen Tuttle.  Please welcome them into our parish family as communicants in good standing. May they each continue to serve our Lord Jesus Christ in this life and dwell with Him in the Life to come.
HOLY MATRIMONY - We give thanks to God for the union of this couple in Holy Matrimony: Glenn Edmilao and Eleanor Tubat.  "Those who God has joined together let no one put asunder". 
Our study of the 10 Commandments continues on Thursdays. We meet in the library at 1:00 pm. Each session will be 60-90 minutes.Discussion and questions are welcome. The course will last 12 more weeks. When necessary we will take breaks for the holidays. Bring your Bibles.I will provide notebooks at no cost.   Questions:  Contact Greg Bowers
Hiking, Biking -- Yavapai-Apache Kids
On Saturday, August 31, a group from St. Luke's hosted the Yavapai-Apache Nation Mountain Biking Club for a trail ride in Prescott's Immanuel Pines area.  Thirty kids hiked or biked through that beautiful forest.  Everyone had a  truly wonderful experience.  After the trail experience, we all walked over to Deacon Kimball's beautiful place in the pines for lunch on her shaded patio. Too soon, it was all over. The kids headed for the vans and back to the reservation. The next day this note was sent: "Thank you for the pictures, the kids thought your group was awesome and they were pretty impressed with your riding skills!!!! They are looking forward to doing it again. But thank you so much for all that you do." St. Luke's Native American Ministry mission statement is, "We build bridges of understanding through learning, caring, respecting and interacting with our Native American brothers and sisters." This little event pretty much covered all four of our goals. All were enriched. Thanks be to God.  The next ride will be in the Fall. We can always use more helpers. You'll love it!
Hope Fest Arizona 2019
His Grace is Enough for You
We are pleased to announce that St. Luke's will be represented on Saturday September 28, at the Courthouse Plaza. Time: 10 am to 4 pm. The activities go on with Christian entertainment until 8 pm. We hope that we will be able to have representatives from our various organizations and commissions present to talk to people as they come by our booth.  There is a signup sheet in the gathering hall. It would be wonderful to have several people take a turn for two hours from a variety of our outreach programs. We will need several people to help set up the booth and take it down and to help hang banners. If you are a commission chair or member of one of our outreach programs and have materials  materials to present get them to the Conference Room by Tuesday September 24.   Contact Rosaleen Runnalls at: ( ) if you need to deliver materials by Thursday morning, september 26. You can also leave a voice message or text: 928-420-2786 
St. Francis of Assisi Day
Blessing of the Animals!
October 6, 2 pm 
St. Luke's
All creatures welcome!
Pets and their humans
Christian Formation
Sunday - 11:30 am: Inquirer's Class, Conference Room (ends October 6)
                8:45 am, 9:15 am, 12 pm: TAEHS (starts October 20)
Wednesday - 9am: JustFaith, Conference Room
                      5 pm: Once & Future Jesus, Conference Room
 5 pm: Bible Study, Revelations, Classroom (starts October 16)
Thursday - 1 pm: Ten Commandments, Library
     5:30 pm: EfM, Conference Room
Friday - 9 am:  Centering Prayer, Meditation Room (second & fourth Fridays)
Saturday - 4:15 pm:  TAEHS (starts October 19)
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  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  

September 14/15: 76  food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit

Food Pantry Needs:
jam/jelly, sugar, flour

Weekly Attendance & Giving
September 14/158            Attendance 270     Pledge: $6,672         Plate:  $1,214
Honoring Special Dates
September 22:  Leigh Hunt, Ned Welker,  Gil Hedger
September 24:  Linda Cheek                                                              
September 25:    Dave Carmichael
September 26:  Jim Pessin
September 28:  Darlene Hernandez                                       

September 22:  Chuck & Pat Eaton
September 24:  Trent & Betsy Denison
September 25:    Tony & Nancy Rispoli
September 27:  Heath & Amy Thein

Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Alina & Audrina, Andrea, Angela, April & sib Raffy, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Beth, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Calvin, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Clare, Claudia, Clay & Muriel, Colleen, Connor, Courtney, Curt, Daniel, Dave, Dawn Elaine, Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth & Don, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gisela, Glory, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jason, Jeanne, Jeff, Jennifer, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, JoAnn & Greg, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Joy, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Larry & Mary,  Lea, Lee, Leigh, Les G., Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Maria & family, Marian, Mark, Martha, Mary, Marty,  Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melania, 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, 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, Toby, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Tony, Trey, Tricia, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, Will, William, Zachary, Zelma

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

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: the Church of the Province of Uganda
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:   St Paul's (Payson)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: U.S. Vets & Troop Support, 
Scholarship Recipients

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

Scripture Readings
Fiftheenth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Proverbs 4:1-9
Psalm 87
Luke 8:16-21
Worship Ministers for September 21 - 22

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Chalice Minister:  Lucy Kemper
Greeters:  Pat & Doug Ogburn
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Chalice Minister: Rich Staudt
Welcome Table: Francois & Deborah Maurice
Ushers: Him & Pam Damm

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Richard Lassiter
Sub-Deacon: Lucy Kemper
Chalice Minister:  :Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister: Monte Anderson
Altar Minister: Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1: Doris Highland
  Reader 2:  Lynne Wells
Prayers: Patricia Andeson
Verger:  Larry Neece
Welcome Table: Genell Lee & Sandy McBride
Greeters:  Bill & Margaret Towne
Ushers: Ken & Peggy Wagner
Asst. Ushers: Tani Hendrickson & Barbara Sayle
Altar Guild Team:  Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno, Becky Hansen,
Jennifer Benson, Betty & Dan Phillips, Marjorie Hultberg

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 September 22:

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.
given by 
Chuck & Pat Eaton  In honor of their 57th Anniversary
Linda Cheek  In honor of her 90th 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 for more info or contact   Diane Reddy.

Girl Scouts Troop 79

Troop 79 meets on Sunday afternoons beginning August 11th 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 .
    Ten Commandments Bible Study
Coming this fall presented by Greg Bowers
Date and time yet to be determined.  A sign-up sheet is in the gathering hall.  Please indicate 
what time and day of the week  works best for you.

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, click hereFor 2019 home ownership informational meeting dates, click  here . 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

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: .

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 


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Phone: (928) 778-4499