St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of July 30 , 2017
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French Boys' Choir in Concert at St. Luke's on Wed., Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.
Don't miss this special performance of the French Boys' Choir on Wednesday, August 2, at 7 p.m. Admission is free! Share this with your friends and neighbors; all are warmly invited to attend! 

Please consider contributing a potluck  dish for the dinner for the group of 40 people (boys and their adult leaders) on Wednesday, August 2, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This meal is  just  for the group! Food can be dropped off at the Parish Hall between 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2.  Also, helpers are needed on Wednesday, August 2, to help set-up before the dinner and clean-up after the dinner in the Parish Hall. For either item, please sign-up in the Gathering Hall or contact the Parish Office, 778-4499.

The boys are currently on their Summer Tour of the southwestern United States.  For more information on the French Boys Choir, visit their website  here .
A+ for Compassion
A+ for Generosity
Gracias , ahehee ta ileesii ahehee , thank you for your overwhelming support of OPERATION FAIRSTART. We were able to use the 500+ items that you donated to fill 22 grade level specific backpacks (kindergarten to high school).  We even had left over items for CCJ to help them in filling over 1000 backpacks. JOB WELL DONE!! Enjoy the photo story below of "A Day in the Life of a Fairstart Backpack."
Stephen Ministers Applications Due August 1
Applications for the September class of Stephen Ministers must be submitted by  August 1 .   Please contact Lucy Kemper ( ) or Deacon Chris Christy
( ) if you have questions or need an application.
Next Singles Dinner Night Out on August 4
The next singles dinner night out is Friday, August 4, at 5:30 p.m. It will be held at Papa Italian Restaurant, 129 N. Cortez St. in Prescott. Please RSVP by July 27 to Sherri Frances by phone, 928-308-1333, or email:
Sunday School Begins August 6
Sunday School at St. Luke's will be starting on August 6th. Our amazing instructors will be using the Godly Play approach. Godly Play invites children to friendship, lessons, art, and worship that incorporates storytelling, the freedom to wonder and ask, and to create and share. In the words of the Godly Play Foundation, the approach "helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play."

Pre-registration is going on now.  Forms are available at the Church office.
Sunday School starts August 6, and services children ages 4-12.
All Are Welcome!  Share this amazing Sunday School with family and friends...families do not need to be members of St. Luke's to enroll their children in Sunday School.
Questions?  Call 928-778-4499.
Next meeting of the Aloha GMC (Men's Group) on Sat., Aug. 12
On Saturday, August 12, the Aloha GMC (men's group) of St Luke's will venture to Chapel Rock for the monthly service followed by a delicious breakfast prepared by Chapel Rock staff. For those interested in carpooling, please meet at St Luke's at  7 a.m. The service will be outdoors at the granite rock chapel on the Chapel Rock grounds with breakfast to follow in the dining hall. Cost of the breakfast is $10.

Chapel Rock Camp & Conference Center, which is owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, is located at 1131 Country Club Drive in Prescott. 

For more information and to RSVP (to get a breakfast count), call Ernie Howell at  480 341 2507 . All men of the parish are warmly invited!! 
Blessing of the Backpacks - Aug. 12-13
Boys and girls, men and women are all invited to participate in the Blessing of Backpacks (briefcases, purses?) on August 12 & 13 at St. Luke's. The Blessing will occur at each of the 3 services:  August 12 at 5:30 pm AND  August 13 at 8 & 10 am.
Don't forget to bring your item to be blessed!!
St. Luke's Benefit at Augie's on August 15
Eat lunch and/or dinner at Augie's Restaurant and help St. Luke's! 15% of your check (excluding alcohol) will benefit the mission of St. Luke's. Augie's is located at 1721 State Route 69 in Prescott. Click here for flyer to print and take with you! Flyers are also available in the Gathering Hall starting this weekend.
Native American History Book Study meets on Tuesday, August 15
The Native American History and Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, August 15, in the Parish Library at 2:00 p.m. The first meeting will share the book for study and the format of the group. Please email Sherri Frances of your interest.
Stewardship 2017: Thank you for pledging!
Thank you for pledging! It's not too late! Make a pledge today! In case you haven't yet made your pledge, you are invited to complete a pledge card by clicking here.You may also find it on our home page (above News & Updates) at . It's fast, secure, very easy to do. Every pledge is important to the life of St. Luke's and 100% participation is encouraged.
Small groups are a place of encouragement, love, acceptance and learning. They offer an environment where we can be open, frank and honest about our lives and what we face knowing we will be supported by prayer, but that all we say is confidential. What happens in a cursillo small group stays in a cursillo small group. The hope of our small groups is to bring us closer to Christ by asking three questions:
             -What am I doing that brings me closer to Christ?
             -What am I studying to learn more about God and my faith?
            -What am I doing to share the love of Christ?
We have a number of small groups meeting in our parish, and all are welcome to join. If you have been to a third day or not, if you just have questions or want to know what it is all about, know you are welcome!  Please email Trampus Tribbey at for more information.
Save the Date: October 29 for A Taste for Mission!
Save the date of Sunday, October 29, for our annual fundraiser for the mission of the church: A Taste for Mission to be held at St. Luke's! More to follow.
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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 July 22-23, 109 food items were collected!!
This week's shopping list: canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
July 22-23, 2017
Attendance: 222
Pledge: $3,008.00
Plate: $542.00
Honoring Special Dates
July 30: Mary Berkheiser, Aidan Brown, Gerry Caton, Rosaleen Runnalls
July 31: Kaitlin Sweeney
August 1: Jack Ehlers, Kasey Parknowitz
August 2: Rose Ohannesian
August 3: Alexandra Geyer
August 4: Casey Hargis, Andrew Newton, Sean Riley
August 5: Dick Hibbard, Kathy Pessin, Ileen Szelka

August 1: Dave & Ruth Rothgery, Kenneth & Nancy Simpkins
August 3: Les & Rosey Garripee, James & Gwen Schenck
August 5: Charles & Carol Covert
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Angel, Angela, Ashley, Avery, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Beth L., Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl, Chris, Christopher, Connor, Dan, Daniel,  Denise, Donald, Dott, Ed, Eileen, Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gil, Gordon, Greg, Gus, Hank, Harris, Jack H., Jean, Jeanne, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, June, Karen, Kay, Keena, Keehna, Keith, Ken,  Kimball,  Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Laurel, Lea, Lisa, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Margaret, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Mike, Miriam, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Penny, Percy, Peter, Preston, Reed, Renita, Rich, Rosey, Sandy, Shea, Sheri, Skip, Stephen, Susan B., Susan, Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Tina, Tom, Tom P., Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Vic, 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: Dioceses of Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Christopher's in Sun City
...for our companion Diocese: Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Don't Spend Christmas Alone, Prescott Area Shelter Services, Amagoro Junior Academy
Scripture Readings
* 8th Sunday after Pentecost
Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Wednesday, August 2
Eph. 6:10-18
Psalm 1
Mark 6:6b-13
Weekly Worship Assistants
July 29-30, 2017

5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Jack Wolter
Chalice Minister: Dave & Ruthie Rothgery
Greeters:  Roger & Jane Peacock
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Jack Wolter
Chalice Minister:  Devena Reed
Greeters:  Duncan & Julia Weir
Ushers:  Jim & Pam Damm
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Jack Wolter
Assisting Priest:  Fr Bob Wills
Sub-deacon: Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister:  Keehna Sture
Chalice Minister:  Trampus Tribbey
Altar Minister:  Lucy Kemper
Reader 1:  Tani Hendrickson
Reader 2:  Barbara Sayle
Prayers:  Doris Schoeben
Verger:  Lynne Wells
Greeters :  David & Barbara Brubaker
Welcome Table:  Linda Taylor
Ushers:  Ron & Penny Davis
Asst. Ushers:  Lynne Wells & Jean Ehlers
Oblationers: Rosaleen Runnalls & Dianne Mazmanian
Altar Guild Team:  Nina Muehleisen, Barbara Kriger,  Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno, Donna Bledsoe

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 July 30: Barb Brubaker, Beth Shaw, Carol Covert
Thank you!

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.
Flowers on July 29-30 given by: Wolfgang Schneider
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 Sept. 5. 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 Aug. 17. 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.
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. First performance of the season is on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m.
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, 
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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 

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