St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of September 10 , 2017

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Aloha GMC of St. Luke's (Men's Group) meets tomorrow!
Aloha GMC of St Luke's will be meeting  tomorrow, Saturday, September 9, at  7:30 a.m. in the Chapel followed by breakfast in the Conference Room.  Scott Lang of Thrivent Financial will be the guest speaker.  Also to be discussed is the upcoming St Luke's Day BBQ. 
The Spirituality of Water: The Apache Story from Yesterday to Today, Sept. 24 at 11:30 a.m.
Plan to attend a special presentation, The Spirituality of Water - The Apache Story from Yesterday to Today , on Sunday, September 24, at 11:30 a.m., in the Parish Hall, given by Vincent Randall, Apache Culture Director. This is part of the Diocesan Native American Ministry.
Inquirers' Class Begins Sunday, Sept. 10
Do you want to become a member of the Episcopal Church?

An eight-week series of Inquirers' Classes, to be led by The Rev'd Jack M. Wolter, will begin on September 10, at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of St. Luke's Church to prepare those persons who have not yet been sacramentally confirmed (coming from a Protestant tradition) or received (coming from a Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox tradition) by a bishop in the Episcopal Church, or those who simply want to refresh their understanding of the practice of the Christian Faith in our tradition.

YOU are invited to join us for these presentations and discussions! We hope you will be a participant!
Guest Speaker at Outreach Commission Meeting on Sept. 11
Please join us for the next exciting Outreach meeting Monday, September 11, at 4 p.m. in the Conference Room. Gail Haugland from the Coalition of Compassion and Justice (CCJ) will be speaking about what they are doing in the community as well as the various ways St. Luke's can help. Interested in Outreach in our community??? All are welcome, especially our youth! See you there!

Stephen Ministry Textbooks
Stephen Ministry textbooks are available in the church office for pickup if you wish to preview materials before your first class on September 12 . All materials will be available on the September 12, if you prefer.

Progressive Christian Studies continues Sept. 13
The next session of Progressive Christian Studies entitled America's Religious Faith will resume on Wednesday, September 13, at 5 p.m. in the Conference Room. There will be weekly sessions through December 13 on Wednesday evenings from 5 - 6 p.m. 

The upcoming study will be based on the book American Gospel by Jon Meacham. The series will be facilitated by Fr. Bob Wills. Flyers available in the Gathering Hall.
Faithful Dissent: Loving Our Way into a Brighter Tomorrow
We live in increasingly divisive times. From politics to sports, the gift of human difference can quickly become a chasm that can invite serious discord and division. What does it mean for Christians to disagree? How do we do so faithfully? In this class we get answers from activist Ed Bacon and ethicist Stanley Hauerwas.

This free, 45-minute online class contains video lectures and discussions. No special software is required. Registration is free from September 11 - 24 and open to all. Go to --> Menu --> The Big Class to register.
Calling all Building & Grounds Clean-up Volunteers!
We will have our Fall outdoor and kitchens clean-up day on  Saturday, Sept. 16 starting at 8:30 a.m.  We need to have completed the kitchens by  noon  so another function can set up. Please bring cleaning supplies, gloves, hats, towels, and outdoor maintenance equipment.
Questions? Contact Mike Franklin at  703-887-4837  or email , or Georgia Franklin at  805-795-6334  or email .
Attention Golfers!!
Please sign up to play golf at our September outing at Prescott Lakes and our October outing at Stoneridge.  All are welcome!!
Elder Appreciation Sunday - Sunday, September 17
ELDER APPRECIATION will be celebrated at St. Luke's on Sunday, September 17th following the  10 am  service. A few more volunteers are needed to make some small sandwiches (tea or finger) or roll-ups and a few trays of fruit for the party. There is a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Hall. Contact Pam Williams with questions,  928-277-8226 .

Be sure to save the date for this special reception!
Save the Date: Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 8
In honor of St. Francis Day, St. Luke's will hold a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 8, at 2 p.m. Don't miss this special event! Event flyers are available in the Gathering Hall if you want to share one or a few with family, friends, or neighbors.
A Taste for Mission - Sunday, October 29
Our 3rd Annual Taste for Mission fundraiser will be on October 29th. Volunteers are needed to make appetizers which will be served during the event. If you would be willing to help out with this please contact Pam Williams.

Some additional ways that you could donate to the silent auction other than your art or craft work:
  • a piece of art from your collection that you no longer need
  • offering to cater a dinner which could be auctioned
  • offering time at a vacation home which could be auctioned as well
To make donations, please contact Sharon Welker.

...and most importantly, we want you to know that just your presence at this fun event will be so appreciated! You are so important to all of us, and we love being a part of this great St. Luke's family with you!
News from the Diocese
The Gathering 2017
The disease of addiction touches us all, either directly or indirectly. Education and community are two ways we can fight back to help ourselves and others. This fall, the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona is hosting the annual gathering of the international group: Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church (RMEC). The 3-day event covers many aspects of all types of addiction. Topics will include: addiction within indigenous peoples; the current opioid epidemic in this country; codependency; updates on Episcopal recovery program actions and more. All are welcome to attend.

October 5 - 7, 2017; Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport, 4300 East Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Registration for this event, hotel accommodations and the meeting agenda can be found here:
(*Meals are included in the Gathering registration. Accommodations are billed separately. One-day commuter rates are available if needed.)

There will be a free to the public 12-step closing Eucharist on  Saturday, October 7 at 10 AM atTrinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ. 

For information on the Gathering Event, please contact Dawn Jackson at or call 602-254-0796. For more information on recovery ministry interest or needs, please contact The Rev. John Christopher, Recovery Ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona at 602-757-9282.

Prison Ministry Program
Did you know the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona has a Prison Ministry Program? Visit prison.azdiocese.orgIf you have questions or need further information, contact Rev. Kim Crecca (, Convener of the Diocesan Prison Ministry Team.
Prayer List for those in the Armed Forces
As you look to the section below, "Your Prayers are Invited...," you will see there is a section for those in the Armed Forces. We would like to attempt to create an accurate list for those individuals on active duty in the Armed Forces. We realize that there are some names on that part of the prayer list that have been on our list for many years!  Will you please re-submit the names of your friends or loved ones that are actively serving in the military by Friday, September 15? Email the office at We would like to have a fresh, updated list in the September 24 Weekly Epistle!
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!
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.
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.
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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 Sept. 2-3, 82 food items were collected!!
This week's shopping list: Canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, 
  canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
September 2-3, 2017
Attendance: 274

 Pledge and plate figures: 
     Aug.19/20:  Pledge-$4,758, Plate-$810
     Aug. 26/27: Pledge-$4,567, Plate-$671
    Sept. 2/3:  Pledge $9,925, Plate-$2137
Honoring Special Dates
September 10:  Angela Chamberlin, Giorgio Rey
September 11: Bob Nicholson 
September 12: Jack Wolter  
September 13: Becky Dill, Susan Lohn, Mary Lou Worley  
September 14: David Lessard   
September 15:  James Schenck

September 12:  Jack & Jean Ehlers
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Amy, Angela, April + baby & family, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barbara + Scott,  Bea, Bee, Beth L., Blake, Bob, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl, Christopher, Chuck, Connor, Dan, Daniel,  Denise, Don, Donald, Dott, Doug, Ed, Elderly man, Elizabeth, Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Greg, Gus, Hank, Harris, Heather, Hilary, Ileen S., Jack H., Jean, Jeanne, Jeanne, Jerry, Jocelyn, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julia, Julie Ann, June, Karen, Kay ,Keena, Keith, Ken,  Kimball,  Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Lisa and child, Lynn, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Michael, Michele, Mike, Miriam, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Penny, Percy, Peter, Preston, Reed, Renita, Rich, Rosey, Sandy, Shea, Sheri, Skip, Sona + infant, Stephen, Susan, Susan B.,  Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Tina, Tom, Tom P., Trey, Tricia, Vanessa,, Wally, Walt, Warren,Willa, 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, Rondale, Marcus, Tyler, Gregory, Ben, Rockie, Darin, Ross, John, David, Calic, Echo, Brian, Emily, Analise, Matthew, Dan 

...for the Yavapai Nation
...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Seychelles (Indian Ocean)
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. James the Apostle, Tempe
...for our companion Diocese: Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Don't S pend Christmas Alone,
Prescott Area Shelter Services, Amagoro Junior Academy


The internment of George & Lucy Geib's ashes in the St. Luke's Memorial Garden will take place on Monday, September 11, at 11 a.m. George and Lucy Geib were longtime parishioners at St. Luke's.
Scripture Readings
* The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, September 13
Kings 17:1-24
Psalm 119:49-72
Matthew 2:1-12
Weekly Worship Assistants for Sept. 9-10, 2017
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Bill Christy
Greeters:  Dan & Betty Phillips
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister:  Katie Staudt
Greeters:  Francois & Deborah Maurice
Ushers:  Cynthia Moreno & Carol Sweeden
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest:  Fr Bob Wills
Sub-deacon: Trampus Tribbey
Chalice Minister:  Keehna Sture
Chalice Minister:  Larry Neece
Altar Minister:  Lucy Kemper
Reader 1:  Youth
Reader 2:  Youth
Prayers:  Youth
Verger:  Lynne Wells
Greeters :  Tani Hendrickson & Barb Leonard
Welcome Table:  Barbara Lake & Linda Schwabb
Ushers:  Beth Shaw & Vera Mulnix
Asst. Ushers:  Ken & Peggy Wagner
Oblationers:  Youth
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 September 10: Monte and Pat Anderson
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 September 9-10:
     Donna Bledsoe and  
     Brenda Jones -- in loving memory of
   David E. Jones                                           
from Brenda, David, and Tony
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 Oct. 3. 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 Sept. 21. 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
Prescott Evening Lions Club: Pick YOUR Favorite Charity Golf Tournament - September 16, 2017

Greens fee of $125 per golfer include putting contest, range balls for warm-up, shared cart, sleeve of golf balls, team prizes, silent auction, plus awards luncheon. Most important: Greens fee includes a charitable contribution to YOUR favorite charity -- any 501(c)3 non-profit, school or church, or registered working poor charity. Teams will play "two-person best ball" on Antelope Hills South Course. ALL PROCEEDS from the Tournament remaining "Local" in the quad-cities area. For more info or to register for the Golf Tournament contact: Cynthia Moreno, 928-776-8167

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.

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Phone: (928) 778-4499