After the shooting in Orlando I was deeply saddened, and could not help but cry. Cry for the victims and their families, cry for the wounded, cry asking, why?  I could not believe my eyes and ears when I read or heard hatred-filled comments issued by some Christians! Are we not supposed to be disciples of Jesus who came to proclaim the Good News, and taught us to love others as he loved us? Every life is precious to God, whatever our lifestyles.

At St. Luke's, 22 people gathered together in the Chapel Wednesday at noon, when we tolled our bells and read the names of the 49 victims. It was a time of silent prayer, where tears were shed. I know that many others were in communion with us. I'm proud that we stood in love with the victims, and prayed for them, and their families.

Please keep praying for peace, love, and respect. Christians are not supposed to fuel hatred and bigotry; we are supposed to be instruments of peace and reconciliation. According to our Baptismal Covenant we are supposed to persevere in resisting evil, and to repent and return to the Lord when we sin; to proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ; to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourself; to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.

Lord have mercy!


St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of June 19, 2016
Calendar for June 18 - 24 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
The Truth about Cancer: 9-part series continues tonight
Weight & Wellness Centre, LLC & Dr. T. Dayana Leclair, D.H.M., M.S., CN, Ed., presents The Truth about Cancer: A Global Quest. This series will take place on Mondays and Fridays, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Conference Room continues this evening.
Update on June 16 Blood Drive
We had a successful blood drive on June 16 with 27 donors!!! Thank you to all who helped and came out to donate!
Ultreya on June 18
Meet in the classroom wing tomorrow, June 18, at 1 p.m. for beverages and munchies with Ultreya from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Looking ahead, Cursillo #117 weekend is July 14 - 17, 2016 at Chapel Rock in Prescott.
Centering Prayer Group on June 24 at 6 p.m.
A new monthly Centering Prayer Group will begin this month, on Friday June, 24 at 6:00 pm, and will meet every 4th Friday.
Keenha Sture has accepted to lead and facilitate this group. The event will begin with a teaching about Centering Prayer, followed by Centering Prayer.

What is Centering Prayer? Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer - verbal, mental or affective prayer - into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him.

The source of Centering Prayer, as in all methods leading to contemplative prayer, is the Indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. The effects of Centering Prayer are ecclesial, as the prayer tends to build communities of faith and bond the members together in mutual friendship and love.
(From Contemplative Outreach Website)
Acolyte Training on Saturday, June 25
Acolyte training for all current worship ministers and anyone who is interested in becoming a chalice bearer, Altar minister, sub-deacon to be held on  Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 am in the church.  Youth are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Reception for Carl Anderson on Sunday, June 26
Join us in celebration and thanksgiving for the wonderful work of organist, Carl Anderson, whose last Sunday as St. Luke's organist is June 26.  There will be a reception following the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, June 26, in the Parish Hall. 

Please sign-up this weekend!!
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!
Fourth of July Fun with St. Luke's
Come celebrate Independence Day with your St. Luke's family!  Bring kids, grandkids and neighbors on   Monday, July 4th .  We will start with a pot luck in the Parish Hall at   6 pm . PLEASE sign-up so we know you are coming and what you are bringing to share. Picnic fare is suggested - potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, desserts or other favorite picnic goodies. We will play BINGO for fun white elephant prizes. Rummage through the house for your favorite or funniest white elephant to donate!
A New Pastoral Care Ministry at St. Luke's:  Stephen Ministry
The Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system, equipping and empowering lay caregivers-called Stephen Ministers-to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. (From the Stephen Ministries Website)

An anonymous and generous person made a gift to fund this exciting new ministry for St Luke's. Malcolm Shaw, who is already a Stephen Minister, has accepted to be St Luke's Stephen Leader. He will attend a week-long training conference in Dallas at the end of July. His role will be to organize, train, and lead this new ministry at St Luke's. Malcolm will have the opportunity to explain his ministry after his training.

When will this ministry begin? Because a serious training is needed to become a Stephen Minister, the first step will be to recruit, train (or re-train) Stephen Ministers. The Ministry should be available sometime in the Spring.
Please Keep Malcolm in your thoughts and prayers!
Save the Date: Native Ministry Gathering
Save the date of Saturday, September 3, for the Native Ministry Gathering, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix. More details will follow later this summer.
Don't Spend Christmas Alone
A note from this year's Chairwoman, Angeles Ramos Zarate:

It's never too early to share about one of the most impactful events of our community, Don't Spend Christmas Alone. To become more familiar with the history of this event, reports and related documentation dating back to 1999 have gone through my hands recently. The ups and downs of preparing, serving and delivering hot meals are numerous especially when it's a dining group of several hundred. It is clear to me that volunteers present, past and those that have left us, did not stop. The outcome result has a happy ending; sending our guests not only with a full belly, but with the true gift of Christmas in their hearts. St. Luke's parish members go beyond the meaning of being a "volunteer". Their performance shows that they focus on the outcome and that barriers are only opportunities to go beyond one's limits. I take this opportunity to thank all people that have taken part to produce such remarkable event, year after year for some of you. This Christmas dinner will mark St. Luke's 36th, Don't Spend Christmas Alone. Hats off to you! Prayers of thanksgiving for answering the call to share your time and talent. Don't be a stranger, you hear?

Respectfully, Angeles Ramos Zarate, Chairwoman (480) 319-2614
Like Us on Facebook!!
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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 102 items for weekend of June 11-12, 2016.
This week's shopping list: canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
June 11-12, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 265
Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $6,136.00
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Betty, Bob, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Connie, Deborah, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Elijah, Eric, Francois, Frank, Fred, Gary, Geoff, Hank, Harris, Janice, Jason, Jean, Joan, Joe, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Keena, Kristi, Larry, Lea Lea, Linda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary Grace, Martha, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Paul, Penny, Pete, Peter Jr., Preston, Ray, Rita, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, 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 the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of North India (United) the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Church of St. Matthew in Tucson the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: People Who Care, Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, Navajoland/Native American Ministries, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic
A Prayer for Father's Day
For fathers, who have given us life and love, that we may show them love and affection today and all days, we pray to God, our Father. Amen.

Happy Father's Day!
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: Cassidy Blake, Murry Williams, Alexander Leon, Liz MacNamera, Barbara Weeks, Roger Crull, Bill Loughney, Bob Meyer, Daisun Wagner, Julia Weir, Jim Rowntree, Brad Sundquist, Marion Elliot, Sue Fiorey, Michelle Fontaine
Anniversaries:  Dan and Madelon Cianfrani, Dick and Sherry Hibbard,
Ryan and Jenna James, Fr. Pierre-Henry and Sophie Buisson, Bill and Sharon Feldmeier
This Week's Scripture Reading
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 7

Collect: O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving¬≠kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Sixth   Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 8

Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers

Worship Assistants for June 18-19, 2016
5:30 p.m. Service
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure

8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Jack Wolter 
Chalice Minister: Rich & Katie Staudt

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Jack Wolter
Sub-deacon: Malcolm Shaw
Chalice: Sharon Neece
Chalice: Angeles Zarate
Altar minister: Lucy Kemper
Reader 1: Gary Kensing
Reader 2: Karen Kensing
Prayers: Zibbie Wolter
Verger: Lynne Wells
Greeters: Gil & Joan Hedger
Welcome Table: Beth Shaw
Ushers: Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Beth Shaw
Asst. Ushers: Ted & Genell Lee
Oblationers: Barb & Lou Gennarelli

Eucharistic Visitors: Gil & Joan Hedger

Altar Guild Team: Robin Borok, Phyllis Maruna, Wini Larson, 
Mary Hallford, Joy Smith, Holle Campbell
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 19: 
Lynne Wells & Susan Kimball
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. 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 by phone or email.

Altar flowers on June 18-19 are given by the Christy Family in thanks to the support of St. Luke's parishioners during Chris's Diaconate and Discernment process.
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 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 July 21. 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 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 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
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
For information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, visit

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Friday 9 a.m. to noon

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