Greetings,

We hope you have had a wonderful week. It has been a delightful one here! Vacation Bible School took place and the children (and volunteers!!) had an amazing time! Read more below and visit the St. Luke's Episcopal, Prescott, AZ Facebook page to see more pictures of the fun times had by all.

Blessings on your weekend and week ahead,

St. Luke's Office Staff

St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of June 12, 2016
Calendar for June 11 - 17 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Celebrating Chris Christy's Ordination on Sunday, June 12
After both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services on Sunday, June 12, there will be a reception celebrating the ordination of Chris Christy to the Sacred Order of Deacons. She will be ordained on Saturday, June 11, at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix at 10 a.m.

VBS Celebration during the 10 a.m. service on June 12
A great week was had by all: kids and volunteers! Celebrate and hear more about it on Sunday during the 10 a.m. service. It was a spirit-filled week full of God sightings all over the place! Here's the group in action this morning:
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Shh! Love Notes for the Youth
The youth of St. Luke's will be headed to Cortez, Colorado, for their mission trip on June 19 and will return on June 24. In between, they will be offering their service to the people of Cortez. If you'd like to write them a "love" note (...of encouragement, support, prayer, etc.), to be given to the youth throughout their time together on the mission trip, please get them to the office by Friday, June 17. We would like for this to be a surprise for the youth! The youth participating on the mission trip are:  Hannah Prophet, Emily Skinner, Pauline Buisson, Clement Buisson, Aidan Harris, Sabrina Harris, Luca Meintjes, Daisun Wagner, Michael Staudt, Cassidy Blake, Ally Geyer.
The Truth about Cancer: 9-part series starts June 13
Weight & Wellness Centre, LLC & Dr. T. Dayana Leclair, D.H.M., M.S., CN, Ed., presents The Truth about Cancer A Global Quest. This 9-part series will take place on Mondays and Fridays, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Conference Room starting on Monday, June 13. Click  here for informational flyer.
United Blood Services Issues Critical  Public A ppeal for Blood Donors of All Types - Consider Donating on June 16 at St. Luke's
The Blood Drive will take place on Thursday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Luke's. You may  call 1-877-UBS-HERO or v isit  www.bloodhero.com  to make your appointment now!

To read press release about the appeal for blood donors of all types, click  here.

Next Monthly Potluck on June 17
The next monthly potluck will be held on Friday, June 17, at 6 p.m. at the home of Tom & Susan Snodgrass, 3032 Chaco Circle in Prescott.  Bring an appetizer to share and your favorite beverage. Sign-up now in the Gathering Hall.  All are welcome!  
Men's Group on Saturday, June 18 at 8 a.m.
All men of the parish are invited to attend!! From 8 - 10 a.m., the men of the parish will gather in the Conference Room for fellowship, prayer, and a light breakfast. Please RSVP by June 16 by calling the Parish Office (778-4499) or by email ( info@slecp.org).

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Golf Outing on June 18 - Sign up in Gathering Hall
Next golf outing will be Saturday, June 18, at high noon (12 p.m.) at Prescott Golf and Country Club. The cost is $35.00 plus tax. Hosted by Joy & Warren Smith and Mary & Wayne Hallford. After golf, the gathering will continue on the veranda at the Hallfords' home for food, fun and laughter. Golfers: please include your spouse or significant other who isn't playing golf to join the festivities, after golf, at the Hallford home.

New at St. Luke's: Contemplative Prayer Group
Several persons have shared their desire and their spiritual need to have a contemplative prayer group. As we have now a core group of people interested in this form of silent prayer, beginning on June 24, we will have a monthly contemplative prayer in the Chapel on the 4th Friday of the month at 6:00 pm.
To Honor Carl Anderson...
Sunday, June 26 is the last Sunday of Carl as our organist. Following the 10:00 am service, we will celebrate Carl's well-deserved retirement, and thank him for using his amazing talent to beautify and enrich our worship experience Sunday after Sunday. It is not possible to thank Carl without thanking Carol who has always been at his side.
 
If you would like to participate in a gift for Carl, please send your donations of cash or check to the office or put your donation in the offering plate. (If you write a check, please add "For Carl" in the memo line.)  To help the office, all donations should arrive no later than June 22. Thank you very much!
Registration Closing Soon!
Family Camp at Chapel Rock: July 7-10, 2016, - Unplug and Reconnect
Family Camp is an opportunity to use your family vacation time to unplug from the busyness of daily life and reconnect with your children and with the God who made you a family. It is challenging in this over-programmed, screen-filled culture to take the time out to be present to the people in our families, to really listen so that unexpected conversations about God have space to happen. Chapel Rock is a place where screens are put away and there is space and time to listen to God and to each other. We will experience prayer, music, free time exploring the beauty of Prescott, and old-fashioned camp fun, like arts and crafts, a campfire, the ropes course, and games. Invest in your family, and come join us!

Visit  http://chapelrock.net/camps.htm for more info (scroll down to Family Camp section).
Important Updates in the Life of our Parish
For an up-to-date list of the Baptisms, Confirmations/Receptions, Letters of Transfer, and Burials at St. Luke's, please click  here.

Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner
Provides a hot nourishing Christmas Dinner for people who are alone, feel alone, homeless, home bound or are in need of food and companionship on Christmas day, at no cost to them. St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Prescott, AZ, has been sponsoring the Don't Spend Christmas Alone dinner for 35 years. It is a full sit-down meal served on Christmas Day, where church members and the community at large come together to volunteer and provide all the services to make this a special day for those less fortunate, a joyful one. You are welcome to contact the chairwoman, Angeles Ramos Zarate, at 480-319-2614 or by email here.
Like Us on Facebook!!
If you are on Facebook, please go to the St. Luke's Episcopal, Prescott, AZ, page, and Like and Share posts that you feel comfortable supporting. By clicking on the "Like us on Facebook" button below, you'll be taken directly to the St. Luke's Facebook page.
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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 163 items for weekend of June 4-5, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
June 4-5, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 271
Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $14,348.20

Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Betty, Bob, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Chris, Connie, Deborah, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Emily, Eric, Frank, Fred, Gary, Geoff, Hank, Harris, Janice, Jason, Jean, Jeanette, Jim, Joan, Joe, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Katie, Keena, Kristi, Larry, Lea Lea, Linda, Lisa, Lolly, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary Grace, Martha, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Paul, Penny, Pete, Peter Jr., Preston, Ray, Rita, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Sherry, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Susan, Susie, Suzette, Tammy, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Vic, Walt, Zelma
 
...for those in our Armed Forces: Josh, Mark, Robby, 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

...in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
 
...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Christ the King Church in Tucson
 
...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Prescott Valley Food Bank, Operation Deep Freeze, Chino Valley Food Bank, and Warm for Winter
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: 
Bob Borok, Arlene Debroske, Geoffrey Holden, Jean Ehlers,
Cal Morrison, Gary Nick, Marian Swahlen, Kathryn Bennett, 
Muriel de Ganahl, Jan Hume, Laura James, 
George Kinnear, Tom Snodgrass
 
Anniversaries: 
Gary & Shirley Snyder, Wayne & Mary Hallford, 
Bert & Georgia Gilbert,
Paul & Sandy Nelson
 
This Week's Scripture Reading
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost


Collect: Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Next Week's Scripture Readings: Fifth  Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 7


Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers

Worship Assistants for June 11-12, 2016
5:30 p.m. Service
Chalice Minister: Lou Gennarelli

8:00 a.m. Service
Chalice Minister: Susan Youngblood

10:00 a.m. Service
Assisting Priest: Fr. Bob Wills
Sub-deacon: Rich Staudt
Chalice: Monte Anderson
Chalice: Cathie Carter
Altar minister: Katie Staudt
Reader 1: Youth
Reader 2: Youth
Prayers: Youth
Verger: Ed Hume
Greeters: Megan Ferraro & Rich Schwartz
Welcome Table:Barbara Lake
Ushers: Bob & Laura Norman
Asst. Ushers: Bob & Lois Hepner
Oblationers: Youth
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 June 12: Reception in honor of the ordination of Chris Christy to the Sacred Order of Deacons
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. 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 June 11-12 are given by Tony & Linda Rose in loving memory of their daughter, Sabrina.  
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 with no meetings in June, July or August. 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 June 16. For more info, call Joy Goff at 928-707-3749 or click here for flyer.

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.
Prescott Chamber Orchestra
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra holds its weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings and concerts at St. Luke's. Weekly rehearsals will resume after Labor Day. 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. To learn more visit peoplewhocareaz.com.
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: Annual Golf Tournament
The Annual PAHH Golf Tournament is coming up on June 17 at Prescott Country Club. Click  here  for tournament flyer.

Church Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to noon

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Rector
Deacon
Music Director

Organist
Parish Administrator
Financial Assistant

Children's Ministry/
Youth Director
Sexton
Senior Warden
Junior Warden
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Pastoral Care Commission
Vestry Liaison to Christian Formation Commission
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Fellowship Commission
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Communications Commission
Parish Treasurer 
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Worship Commission
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Outreach Commission
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Membership Commission



St Luke's Episcopal Church 

Please contact the church office by email or phone with questions or concerns.
Email:  info@slecp.org
Phone: (928) 778-4499