St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of June 4 , 2017
Tune in tomorrow!
Tune into FM 92.5 or FM 104.1 tomorrow morning, Saturday, June 3, at 9 a.m. to listen to Liz Kennedy and Dennis Houser on "Up to the Minute with Marnie."  
"Make a Joyful Noise" Concert
Saturday, June 3, at 3 p.m. at St. Luke's
The Choir of St. Luke's, under the direction of Music Director Dennis Houser, will present "Make a Joyful Noise," featuring Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi along with selections of the choir's favorite anthems. There will be a free will offering to benefit the mission of St Luke's. All are welcome!
Wear RED on Pentecost Sunday - June 4!
Sunday, June 4 is the Day of Pentecost! As is our tradition, please remember to wear red!!

Don't wait: register NOW for VBS!
Vacation Bible School at St. Luke's takes place on June 5-9 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Register online at

There's no place like Rome...

Calendar Requests Needed Now!!
Calling all commission, ministry, and group leaders!! Please submit your wishes/requests for your group's meetings (one-time or recurring) and special events for the 2017-2018 pastoral year from August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. Remember: these are wishes!! We need to take into account the liturgical calendar and other non-movable events.
Please email these to the parish office at as soon as possible!

Thank you for your help and cooperation!

A Special Invitation from Debra Loder
Debra Loder, who was our Deacon Intern earlier this year, will be ordained on Saturday, June 10, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix. The ordination invitation is available  here

Outreach Commission Meeting on June 12
The next meeting of the Outreach Commission will take place on Monday, June 12, at 4 p.m. in the Conference Room. Interested? Check it out! New participants always welcome!! The Outreach Commission meets on the second Monday of each month. 
Blood Drive on June 22
The next blood drive at St. Luke's will take place on Thursday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Don't wait to make your life-saving appointment; schedule it now or call1-877-827-4376. For info flyer, click  here.
If you are a member of Thrivent, could you send an email to the office at  to let us know?  As we are currently exploring the possibility to start a partnership with T hrivent, we are trying to identify  who is already a member. More information to come later!
St. Luke's Membership Updates
For information on the most recent Baptisms, Letters of Transfer, Burials, Confirmations, Receptions, Reaffirmations, and Holy Matrimony, in the life of our parish, please click  here.
Upcoming Diocesan Events
Chapel Rock: there is still space at camp!!!
Summer is upon us, and summer camp begins in just over a week! There is still time to sign up, and there is still room in all four sessions of camp:

Session 1 Youth Camp and WILD, June 4-10;
Session 2 Youth Camp and WILD,  June 11-17;
Session 3 Children's Camp and WILD,  June 18-24;
Session 4 Children's Camp and WILD,  June 25-July 1;
Ankle Biters' Camp (with parents),  June 25-28;  Mini Camp,  June 28-July 1;
Family Camp,  July 6-9

All information and the link to register can be found at

Summer camp is a life-changing experience!!!

Native American Ministry Spiritual Retreat
Everyone is invited to join with the Council of Native American Ministries, The Rev. Canon Debbie Royals, and Special Guest and Spiritual Leader, Mona Polacca on August 11-12 for an opportunity to experience Native American spirituality and continue to engage with Native traditional values and processes. Full details and registration information are available here:

Free eFormation Conference
[VTS] The Center for the Ministry of Teaching is pleased to bring the eFormation conference online on Tuesday, June 6th from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST as a free learning opportunity. This ecumenical conference on ministry in a digital world provides opportunities for personal and professional development, and all leaders invested in the future of the church are invited to attend. Register, receive email reminders, and gain access to this conference on ministry in a digital world by
Calligrapher Wanted!
From time to time, we have the need for someone who knows the art of calligraphy for writing special messages in books or writing certificates. Please call the church office, 778-4499, if you can help out with this occasional task.
Check out all our recent activity on Facebook!
Go to the St. Luke's Episcopal, Prescott, AZ, page, , and Like and Share posts that you feel comfortable supporting. By clicking on the link above or "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
Many thanks to all of you for your continued support each week of the weekly food donation program which benefits three area food banks. Number of food items collected on May 27-28, 2017, was 131. Thank you!
This week's shopping list: canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk
Weekly Attendance & Giving
May 27-28, 2017
Attendance: 266

Pledge - $5,641.00; Plate - $1,122.00
Honoring Special Dates
June 4   :   Dennis McKnight,  Pat Ogburn    
June 6   :   Kelly Cooke-Jack,  Hailey Donovan,  Tom Donovan   
June 7   :   Jim Schubert,  Larry Whearley
June 8   :    John Debroske,  Addie Small,  Ed Steinback
June 10   :  Cynthia Crull,  Linda Rothlisberg

June 4: Kevin & Tina Blake, Leonard & Sandra Hennigan
June 5: Rich & Brenda Schwartz
June 6: Manny & Darlene Hernandez, Malcolm & Aileen MacKenzie
June 7: Dennis & Kay Houser, Richard & Anita Pettenger
June 9: Carl & Carol Anderson
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Angela, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Beth L., Bleu, Brien, Brittany, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl,  Christopher, Connor, Dan, Daniel, Doug, Ken, Kimball, Denise, Donald, Dott, Ed, Fred, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Greg, Gus,Hank, Harris, Jack H., Jean, Jeanne, Jennifer, Josh, Judy, Julie Ann, June, Karen, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Michele, Mike, Miriam, Nancy, Niffa, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Penny, Percy, Peter, Preston, Ray, Reed, Renita, Rich, Rosemarie & friends, Rosey, Ruth, Sandy, Shea, Sheri, Skip, Stephen, Susan B., Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Tiffany, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Veronica, 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: Church of North East India
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Chapel Rock in Prescott
...for our companion Diocese: Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: U.S. Vets / Troop Support, United Thank Offering, United Blood Services Blood Drive, Boy Scout Troop #10

Scripture Readings for June 3-4 
Day of Pentecost
Numbers 11:24-30
Psalm 104:25-35, 37
Acts 2:1-21
John 7:37-39
Weekly Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers  

June 3-4, 2017

5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Monte Anderson
Greeters:  Tom & Susan Snodgrass
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister:  Rich, Katie, Michael Staudt
Greeters:  Roger & Cynthia Crull
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest:  Fr Richard Lassiter
Sub-deacon:  Charles Covert
Chalice Minister:  Keehna Sture
Chalice Minister:  Cathie Carter
Altar Minister:  Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1:  Patricia Anderson
Reader 2:  Marcia Reinhart
Prayers:  Barbara Harber
Verger:  Sharon Welker
Greeters :  Jim & Kathy Pessin
Welcome Table:  Brenda Schwartz
Ushers:  Bruce & Geni LeQuesne
Asst. Ushers:  Barbara Baker-Rosenberg & Trampus Tribbey
Oblationers: Brenda Schwartz & Larry Whearley  
Altar Guild Team:  Elsie Tyree, Pat Eaton, Sylvia McIntosh,  Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock
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 June 4:
No one is signed up! Feel free to host!
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.
June 4:  Kay and Dennis Houser, in honor of their anniversary
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. 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 June 22. For more info, call AZ Children's Association at 928-443-1991.

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, 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. Information on the 2017-18 season available this summer! 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. 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, for more information.
"Golf Fore Homes"
PAHH Annual Golf Tournament

The Annual Golf Tournament for Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity will take place on Friday, June 9, 2017, at Prescott Golf and Country Club, with check-in beginning at 7 a.m. For event flyer and registration, please click  here.

Prescott Area Shelter Services
Wish List

Prescott Area Shelter Services is requesting some help with some items to help them out! Items such as trash bags, paper towels, coffee supplies, office supplies, and gift cards from various stores are always needed. For complete wish list, click here. There is a collection box in the Gathering Hall to place your items. Thank you!

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for 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!
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
by email or phone.

Phone: (928) 778-4499