Greetings!!

PBS interviewed Presiding Bishop Michael Curry this week. Here is the link to that interview:  http://www.episcopalcafe.com/pbs-interviews-presiding-bishop-michael-curry-six-months-on-the-job/.

Also, some news from our Music Director, Dennis Houser, and his group from the Prescott Chorale, that is currently visiting Spain on a choral tour: " Yesterday we sang in the great Cathedral in Madrid. We visited a convent in Madrid build it 1559 and is still in use. We had a private tour of the art treasures.  The are beyond description!  We were invited to give a private concert in the church specifically for the Sisters. They were so wonderful. No other choir has ever sung there we were told. The choir was in tears as they sang. We also sang in the main cathedral yesterday, twice. We were taped for a tv show last night in Madrid. A complete surprise to us. God is so good."

Blessings on your weekend and week ahead,

The St. Luke's Office Staff

St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of May 22, 2016
Calendar for May 21 -27 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
The Choice is Mine - Saturday, May 21 at 9 a.m.
Please join Deacon Kimball for a workshop to discuss and begin the process of leaving a special gift to your family and loved ones - the gift of thoughtful planning.  We will discuss planning your Resurrection Liturgy and help you with the process as well as other important life matters.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 21, in the Parish Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register, please call the church office at 928-778-4499.

UTO Report
The spring ingathering of the United Thank Offering totaled $1,689.12. What a great testament to the thankfulness of St. Luke's members. Thank you, all!
Vacation Bible School 2016: June 6 - 10
Get ready to follow Joseph's day-by-day journey in Ancient Egypt, and learn how God used Joseph to save a nation! VBS takes place Monday, June 6 - Friday, June 10, from 8:45 a.m. to noon each day. There is no cost and you may register online by clicking here. Contact Sophie at 928-778-4499 or at youth@slecp.org.
Save the Date and Support St. Luke's on June 6
Have lunch and/or dinner at Augie's Restaurant on Monday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  15% of your check (excluding alcohol) will come back to St. Luke's to support our mission.
Augie's Restaurant is located at 1721 E. Hwy. 69 in Prescott in Frontier Village. For a look at their menu or more info on Augie's, click  here .
Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Parade
St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be participating in this year's Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Parade on July 2, 2016. Our entry will be simple! We are inviting you to join by walking in the parade. Our Youth group will lead our walkers and carry a banner, and they will be wearing newly designed TShirts for the occasion. If you would also like to have a TShirt - for the parade, and for times that you are representing St. Luke's Episcopal Church in other community events - Francois and Deborah Maurice will have a sign-up sheet available at both services on Sunday, June 6. If you would like a TShirt, but will not be attending either of those services, please contact Deborah Pendleton-Maurice at  debp.maurice@gmail.com .

A way to honor Chris Christy and her future ministry
On June 11, Chris Christy is going to be ordained a deacon. During the ordination service the bishop will pray for Chris with these words: "God now calls you to a special ministry of servanthood directly under your bishop. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely. As a deacon in the Church, you are to study the Holy Scriptures, to seek nourishment from them, and to model your life upon them. You are to make Christ and his redemptive love known, by your word and example, to those among whom you live, and work, and worship. You are to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world. You are to assist the bishop and priests in public worship and in the ministration of God's Word and Sacraments, and you are to carry out other duties assigned to you from time to time. At all times, your life and teaching are to show Christ's people that in serving the helpless they are serving Christ himself."  We rejoice about Chris' ordination and her future ministry at St Luke's and in the larger community. She will be in the midst of us, with Kimball, as a reminder of our common vocation to servanthood.

On Sunday June 12 during the reception following our 10:00 AM service, gifts will be offered to Chris, liturgical items, communion kit, etc. If you want to participate, you are invited to put in the collection plate an envelope with your donation of cash or check, (please, don't forget to write "Chris' Ordination" on the envelope and the memo line). You may also send a check by mail.

For practical reasons all donations should arrive before the end of May.

Thanks for supporting Chris!
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Circling the Wagons and Rounding-up on June 11
There will be a wagon train (or conga line!) leaving from St. Luke's Saturday morning, June 11 at 6:00 a.m. headed south for Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix for Chris Christy's ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons. Because parking at the cathedral is challenging at best, we need to leave early. This will allow the group to get parked, have a cup of coffee, freshen up, and get seated before the service begins at 10:00 a.m. 

If you would like to volunteer as one of our drivers, please contact Sara Williman at 928-443-5613 or Brenda Schwartz at 928-379-1441.

Sign-up sheets are now in the Gathering Hall to sign-up to help drive or to sign-up for a ride!
Women of the Bible
Joan Chittister writes about the witness and wisdom of women's voices in the Bible. She invites us to seek and embrace friendship as it is embodied between women, between God and all of creation, and between all human beings.

This is one of the books available for check-out displayed on the round table in the parish library. Click here to see the complete listing of books for "Women of the Bible".
Next Blood Drive at St. Luke's: June 16
The Blood Drive will take place on Thursday, June 16, in the Parish Hall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may  call 1-877-UBS-HERO or v isit  www.bloodhero.com  to make your appointment now! Click  here  for flyer!

Donate this June and be entered to win a 2016 VW Passat S!
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.
Cheer on St. Luke's girls' little league softball team
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The season continues! St. Luke's has again sponsored a little league team in Prescott Valley. All games are played on Field 1 at Mountain Valley Park, 8600 E. Nace Lane in Prescott Valley. Continue to look here for the upcoming games. Complete season flyer is  here.

The next four games are as follows: May 24 at 5:15 p.m., May 26 at 5:15 p.m., June 2 at 5:15 p.m.,  and June 4 at 11:15 a.m.
PAHH Buildfest 2016 preparation - house for family #84 - P.V. May 4, 2016
Thank you from Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity
From a nice note from PAHH to St. Luke's: "... Thank you for the many bits of good you all do on behalf of peace and social justice in the world. At Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, we are honored by the variety of ways we are enriched by your partnership..." To read more of this note, which includes information on recent builds and home dedications, click  here.

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 105 items for weekend of May 14-15, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
May 14-15, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 244
Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $5,683.25

Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Betty, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Chris, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Dylan's wife, Eric, Frank, Gary, Geoff, Hank, Jacque, Janice, Jason, Jean, Jerod, Jim, Joan, Joe, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Kathryn, Keena, Kristi, Larry, Lea Lea, Liam, Linda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Marty, Mary Grace, Martha, Maxine, Megan, Meilani, Melissa, Michele, Mike, Miriam, Nancy, Paul, Penny, Pete, Preston, Ray, Rita, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Sherry, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Susan, Susie, Tammy, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Val, Vanessa, Vic, Walt
 
...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 Anglican Church of Mexico
 
...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Augustine's Church in Tempe
 
...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Operation Fair Start and Angel Tree, Paper Collection/Recycling program, Highway clean-up volunteers, Prescott Valley Little League
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: 
Carol Anderson, Laura Schoeben, Margaret Barkley, 
Bruce Burwell,
Rocky Del Mar, Gwen Schenck, 
Courtney Ghan, Bobbie MacKenzie, Sandy Nelson,

Patrick Leon, Duncan Weir
 
Anniversaries: 
Rich & Cathy Hoaglund, Steve & Gerry Jarvis, 
Tom & Chris Howell,
Tony & Linda Rose, 
Kyle & Holle Campbell, Art & Vie Villemure
 
This Week's Scripture Reading
First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday


Collect:  A lmighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Second Sunday after Pentecost


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 Volunteer Orientation
People Who Care is holding their next volunteer info and orientation meeting on June 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley in Prescott. Visit the PWC website by clicking here.
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: Buildfest 2016 & 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
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Youth Director
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Pastoral Care Commission
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Fellowship Commission
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Communications Commission
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Outreach Commission
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St Luke's Episcopal Church 

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Email:  info@slecp.org
Phone: (928) 778-4499