St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of October 9, 2016
Click here for this week's calendar & "Looking Ahead."
Pray for those impacted by Hurricane Matthew
[ERD]  Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti and several other Caribbean nations as a Category 4 storm on October 4, affecting millions of people and prompting large-scale evacuations. The hurricane weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm after it moved slowly through the Bahamas and began tracking north along Florida's Atlantic coast. Matthew is forecast to impact Georgia and the Carolinas over the following days, threatening heavy rains, severe winds, storm surge flooding and coastal erosion. Continue reading.
Ultreya is today at 1:30 p.m. - join us!
Mark your calendar and plan to attend the next Ultreya at St. Luke's on Saturday, October 8, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Bring a friend, your singing voice, musical instruments, and a snack to share for joyful fellowship and an inspirational afternoon of sharing and caring!  All Cursillistas are encouraged to attend and anyone interested in knowing more about the Cursillo Ministry are welcome. For more info, contact Ed Hume at
Inquirers' Class continues tomorrow, Sunday, at 11:30 a.m.
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 continue this Sunday, October 9, 2016, 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!
The Truth about Cancer series returns on Monday, October 10
A nine-part docu-series on DVD entitled The Truth about Cancer, will be hosted by Dr. T. Dayana Leclair, Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine, will begin on Monday, October 10, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., in the Conference Room of St. Luke's Church. This series is also very relevant for those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, thyroid issues, and COPD to name a few. More information, as well as a sign-up sheet, can be found on the red-skirted tables in the Gathering Hall.
Healing Service
A public service of Healing at St Luke's is held each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. The service includes the Litany of Healing and the celebration of Holy Communion. Anointing and the Laying on of Hands are offered in the context of the service. All are welcome!

Anointing provides a vivid, sacramental expression of God's love in time of sickness and misfortune. It is helpful at the onset of an illness [and throughout], as well as in a time of crisis. While anointing is usually administered for physical illness, we also anoint for the healing of mind, body and soul. The New Testament makes it clear that anointing, accompanied by prayer, was used for healing.  "Are any of you in trouble? Are any of you sick? Then call for the elders of the church, and have them pray over those who are sick and anoint them with oil in the name of Christ. And this prayer offered in faith will make them well, and Christ will raise them up." James 5: 13-152.

From ancient times the laying on of hands has been a symbol for the conveying of God's power. Among the gifts received from God by this means is that of healing. In Scripture we see this practice commonly used and the healing which ensued.  "He called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority to cure diseases, and sent them out to heal." Luke: 9:1-33.
Centering Prayer - Friday, October 14 at 9 a.m.
Centering Prayer, which will now meet on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 9:00 a.m., meets on Friday, October 14 in the Meditation Room (next to the Library in the Parish Hall). All are welcome!! You need not have attended the Centering Prayer training sessions over the summer.
Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé
Join us for our monthly  TaizĂ© service next Friday, October 14, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel.

Prescott Chorale Performances October 15-16
The first performance for the 2016-17 season of the Prescott Chorale is coming up October 15-16! The performance on Saturday, October 15, at 3 p.m. (with informative concert preview at 2:30 p.m.) will be at St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the performance on Sunday, October 16, at 4 p.m. (with concert preview at 3:30 p.m.) will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood. The program will feature works by Johann Adolf Hasse and Johannes Brahms. More detailed program information can be found by clicking  here.
Ticket prices are as follows: Adults are $18 online (, $20 at the door; youth (13-18) are $5, and children (12 and under) are free. 
St. Luke's Day BBQ on Oct. 16
All are welcome to attend the parish BBQ / picnic on Sunday, October 16, after the 10 a.m. service. We would appreciate you signing up in the Gathering Hall that you plan to attend and for a dish to share. You may also email us at to let us know. The men of The Aloha GMC will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs so, for all involved in the planning, obtaining a count of those who plan to attend would be helpful!
Class on Islam
Tom Snodgrass, St. Luke's parishioner, who has an extensive knowledge about Islam, is ready to offer a class on Islam. For your information, Tom developed an interest in Islam when he lived and worked with the Pakistani military for more than a year in Peshawar, Pakistan, studied it as military intelligence officer, and taught it for 10 years in an Embry-Riddle military history course. If you are interested to know more about Islam, please put your name and your email on the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Hall. Tom will contact you to let you know when the class is going to begin.

Outreach Notes
Outreach Fair Follow-up: Saint Luke's Outreach Commission thanks everyone who participated or attended our "Outreach Fair" on October 1-2 . If you attended this event you know that we have an active commission providing help to many.
Kenya Project: Last fall the Outreach Commission decided to begin a fundraising project for the Amagoro Junior Academy in Katakawa Kenya. The funds were to be used for the building of four classrooms. The original plan was to raise $3,500 a year for four years. Through the amazing generosity of the parishioners of St. Luke's, we raised approximately $12,000 in less than one year. We are asking you to help us raise $2,000 to complete our commitment in one year. Photos of the progress of construction on the classrooms are in the Gathering Hall along with a box containing envelopes in which donations can be placed. You may turn your donations in directly to the office or place them in the offering plate. Please write Kenya Project on the memo line of your check.

Be a Santa to a Senior: For the last 12 years, Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with
local non-profits to identify lonely, isolated and seniors in need to share a little holiday cheer.  We anticipate providing gifts to approximately 300 seniors in our community. Many seniors have difficulty opening packages.
Please purchase a gift bag(s) and/or holiday tissue paper.
Deposit bags and paper in the designated box in the Gathering Hall. For more info on Be a Santa to a Senior, contact Home Instead Senior Care at 928-708-9960.   

Fry's Community Rewards Follow-up
: Thanks to all of our Fry's shoppers who have linked their VIP shopping card to the Fry's Community Rewards Program and have designated St. Luke's as the charitable organization of choice. Our supporters (47 households) who shopped at Fry's between 6-1-2016 and 8-31-2016 have contributed to our $223.24 total donation, which will go to the St. Luke's Outreach Commission. To register for this program, or to re-enroll, visit

The Outreach Commission usually meets monthly at 4 PM in the Conference Room. Our next meeting is scheduled for November 14. We would welcome your attendance at this or a future meeting to learn more.
Calling all Veterans / Families of Veterans
Veterans' Day, November 11, is fast approaching. Continuing the long tradition at St. Luke's of recognizing the many in our congregation who have served, last year we had a special coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service to honor them with a cake and some last-minute decorations. This year we would like to expand our observation by having a special coffee hour to honor our veterans by putting together a list recognizing current veterans and a list of remembrance for those no longer with us. Please email, post, or drop off at the Church Office or in the Gathering Hall the following information: your name, branch of service, dates of service, and a picture, preferably in uniform. For the spouses or children of veterans, please do the same for your loved ones. We need this information as soon as possible so we can compile our honor display. If you have original photographs and would like them copied for our display, we will be able to do so, just let us know. Also please let us know if you would like to help make this a very special celebration. Contact Ed and Jan Hume by email at
Diocesan Men's Retreat - "Mentoring: Your Opportunity to Make a Difference"
Join Bishop Smith, the men of our Diocese, and the panel of presenters: The Rev. Phil Shaw, Rector, Trinity Church (Kingman), Dr. Neil Stafford, Clinical Psychologist, and Jesse Villegas, Jr., Canon for Youth & Young Adult Ministries, to explore the power of mentoring. The retreat, Friday, November 18 - Sunday, November 20, will be held at Chapel Rock Camp in Prescott. For more info, please read the retreat flyer.

To register for the event please go to:
Don't Spend Christmas Alone - St. Luke's Gift to the Community - December 25,
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Parish Members: You don't have to wait until December to be of help. If you so wish, you may do that now. I am putting a word out to you for help in the area of transportation. In recent previous years, transportation to the Christmas dinner was made available to bring guests from Prescott's old Albertson's parking lot. I am happy to say that this year we are making the dinner, which is free to all, available in Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. This is our gift to needy people, lonely and those who would otherwise not celebrate the most special holiday of the year; indeed, St. Luke's Gift to the Quad-City community.  

Volunteer transportation vans are needed for these two towns. Can you help? Once again, thank you in advance for your help!

Angeles Ramos Zarate, Event Chairwoman
(480) 319-2614

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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 108 items  for weekend of October 1-2, 2016.
This week's shopping list: canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans 
Weekly Attendance & Giving
September 10-11, 2016 
Weekly Attendance: 248
Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $13,388.50
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Betty, Bob Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Cindy, Dan, Daniel, Dennis, Diana, Dick, Donald, Dorothy, Dott, Ed, Elijah, Eric, Frank, Fred, Gary, Gayla, Geoff, Greg, Hank, Harris, Janice, Jean, Jennifer, Joe, John, John S., Josh, Joy, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Kay, Keena, Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea Lea, Linda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary Grace, Mary, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Paul, Percy, Peter Jr., Pete Sr., Preston, Ray, Renita, Rita, Robert, Ron, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Steve, Susan, Susie, Suzette, Tammy, Ted, Terri, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Vic, Walt, Zelma
...for those in our Armed Forces: Josh, Mark, 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, Matthew, Dan the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  The Church in the Province of the West Indies the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Matthew's in Chandler the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner, Prescott Area Shelter Services, and Amagoro Junior Academy
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays:  Leanne Bryan, Ed Hume, Ayaka Komori, Bev Peterson, Jesse Halstead, Anita Johnson, Stuart Warner, Harold Hammond, Geni LeQuesne, Frank Maruna, Brynn Cooke-Jack, Cathy Hoaglund, Francois Maurice
Anniversaries: Rolfe and Kitty Chase, Eugene and Cynthia Moreno
This Week's Scripture Readings:  Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 23
Click here for readings 

Collect:  Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 24

Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers
Worship Assistants for October 8-9, 2016  
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister:  Sharon Neece
Greeters:  Roger & Jane Peacock
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Deacon:  Chris Christy
Chalice Minister:  Tom Ghan
Greeters:  Jim & Pam Damm
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest:  Fr Jack Wolter
Deacon:  Chris Christy
Sub-deacon:  Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister:  Ernie Howell
Chalice Minister:  Debra Loder
Altar Minister:  Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1:  Youth
Reader 2:  Youth
Prayers:  Youth
Verger:  Wally Wands
Greeters :  Ernie Howell & Linda Taylor
Welcome Table:  Barbara Lake
Ushers:  Bob & Laura Norman
Asst. Ushers:  Ken & Peggy Wagner
Oblationers:  Youth
Eucharistic Visitors:  Keehna Sture
Altar Guild Team:  Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg,
Brenda Holden, Evelyn David, Betty Gass, Doris Schoeben
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 October 9:
Joanie and Gil Hedger 


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 October 8-9 given... 
by Cynthia Moreno 
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. 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 Oct. 20. For more info, call Joy Goff at 928-707-3749.

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. 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. Click  
here  for more info.
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
Toolbelts & Tuxedos Annual Gala is Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 6-10 p.m. at the Prescott Resort. Click here for invitation to gala. 
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Friday 9 a.m. to noon

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