Our Weekly Epistle
Week of February 2
The Annual Parish Meeting held on  Sunday, January 26 
Vestry, Jr. Warden & Delegate Vote Results
   3 Year Term - Paul Nelson, Roger Peacock, Ron Weiss
  2 Year Term - Lloyd Needham, Nancy Reynolds
  1 Year Term - Larry Griffin
  Junior Warden - Don McKellar
  Convention Delegates - Monte Anderson, Leanne Bryan, 
                             Jean Ehlers,  Liz Kennedy, Brenda Schwartz
  Convention Alternates - Kyle Denison, Barbara Harber, Don Martin, 
                             Rosaleen Runnalls, Kelly Parker
128th Annual Meeting Report  Click here
The International Order of St. Luke the Physician
WHO WE ARE
     OSL is an international, inter-denominational, Christian healing organization made up of small healing communities dedicated to offering healing prayer in Jesus' name to all who are in need. We are a Christian community of faith, prayer, and service. We are a network of believers who come together to learn more about God's healing love and the power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives and bring wholeness. Once trained, we offer the healing power of prayer in our communities. This is our unique mission and ministry.
     OSL is a lay led ministry with an appointed Convener who leads the meetings, and sends out correspondence and a monthly prayer letter to those for whom we pray. Members of the group may offer Healing Prayer following worship by becoming part of a Prayer Team. They also may choose to assist in any activities and functions of the Healing Community as deemed necessary or beneficial for our ministries.
OUR MISSION
     The first OSL meeting at St.Luke's was held on September 7th. We have continued to meet monthly on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 a. m. to 12:00. Our meetings include teachings on Intercessory Prayer grounded in scripture, practice in Intercessory Prayer and the laying on of hands as well as celebration of the Eucharist. Beginning in January of 2020, our meetings will be lead by a Convener and will also include Bible Studies on the Healing Miracles of Jesus.
     Our ministry will soon begin to offer Intercessory Prayer and the laying on of hands following communion or at the conclusion of worship. We plan to begin to offer these prayers at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service. We will add additional services as Prayer Teams are formed.
     Chaplains for the group presently include the Revs Jim and Susan Schubert. We now celebrate having 10 members, but anticipate others will join who have indicated they will be available in the new year. We warmly welcome anyone within or beyond St. Luke' congregation who feels called to this ministry of Healing Prayer.  You may contact Claire Clark,Convener, for more information. Come and witness what God is doing in our community. Be part of this life-changing ministry.
Respectfully Submitted, 
Rev. Susan Schubert, AZ Dir. OSL
Phoebe Chapter of St. Luke's
   Are you interested in an inviting, warm pathway to continued growth in your spiritual life with a vibrant personal relationship with Christ? If so, The Order of the Daughters of the King is something you may want to ask questions about. Organized in 1885; today the sisterhood includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran and Roman Catholic churches all over the world. Every part of being a Sister is relevant to the teachings in the Episcopal Church. Also referred to as DOK, this is not a club but an Order where we go through a period of training and study, take vows and pledge ourselves to a lifelong program of prayer, service and personal evangelism.
  Those of us who are sisters have come to a deeper understanding of how important our encouraging one another in spiritual exploration means in our daily lives. We have found comfort and joy in the confidential and trusting place that nurtures talking about Jesus.
   The Daughters here are involved in many of the available opportunities and Ministries of St. Luke's. Some of those are EFM, Choir, Christian Ed for youth and adults, Stewardship, Vestry, Clergy, Membership, Worship, Outreach, Pastoral Care, Altar Guild, Ushers, Greeters, the Welcome Table, Security, Lay Eucharist Visitors, and Lectors. It is easy to understand why we are the "Woman's Ministry" at St. Luke's.
Vision Statement
   Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our vision as Daughters of the King is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and to become reflections of God's love throughout the world.
   The emblem of the Order is a silver Greek cross, which members wear at all times. Latin words inscribed on the Cross (Magnanimiter Crucem Sustine) translate to "With lofty heart, mind, and spirit uphold the Cross." The initials, FHS, at the base of the cross reminds us that our prayer, service and evangelism are done "For His Sake."
The Motto of the Order
For His Sake
I am but one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
What I can do, I ought to do.
What I ought to do, by the grace of God I will do.
Lord, what will you have me do?  
   Through membership in the Order, you will develop strength and discipline through prayer, be challenged through study and be part of a community with other fantastic women of St. Luke's and other chapters around the world. We find the Order of The Daughters of the King to be a safe place in our very busy world. ALL women of ALL ages can support each other in and for the spread of Christ's Kingdom through PRAYER, SERVICE and EVANGELISM.
   In closing, we INVITE ALL women of the parish to learn more about The Order of the Daughters of the King at St. Luke's. We meet the 2nd Sunday of each month at 11:45 a.m. following the 10 a.m. service. Mark your calendars for February 9. More will be shared at all services this weekend. We are praying you will consider joining us in 2020 and walk with us as sisters in Christ. DOK is just for you.  
Come and see . . . For His Sake,
Phoebe Chapter
Daughters of the King
Journey Jottings: 
Notes from St. Luke's Deacon in Formation  
     This month's deacon formation classes were held at the Cathedral on the weekend of January 18-19. As usual, both postulants and candidates gathered for Morning Prayer to begin the day, then we headed for our respective study areas. The postulants spent their day looking in-depth at the Book of Common Prayer and the role of the deacon in liturgy (a course that is part of the first-year DFA curriculum), while the Deacon Class of 2020 started a two-part course on Christian Ethics, taught by Rev. Holly Herring, Canon Precentor at the Cathedral, and Dr. Myles Lynk, J.D., a recently-retired professor of law who taught ethics for many years at ASU's College of Law.  
    The agenda for our day was full. We began with an hour-long discussion of what is meant by the term "ethics," starting with its bare-bones definition ("moral principles that govern a person's behavior"), then burrowing deeper into its essence as a branch of philosophy that provides a moral map to understanding how one should live. We were then introduced to the "Ethics Awareness Inventory," a tool designed by Dr. Linda Williams who, up until her relocation to New Hampshire last year, taught the DFA Christian Ethics course. The inventory helps to create an understanding of one's ethical perspective and style, and to gain insight into how one determines what is right or wrong. After completing and discussing the survey (including sharing our own scores), we moved into the arena of conflict engagement, using another assessment tool called the "Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument" (TKI). This survey looks at the interface of five different modes of conflict management-compromising, avoiding, competing, accommodating, and collaborating-through the lens of 15 statements about conflict. One's responses to the statements are numerically weighted, totaled, and correlated with the five modes, resulting in the identification of the test-taker's most commonly used/preferred strategy for dealing with conflict. Interestingly, the preferred management style of all of us (including our instructors, who took the survey, too) turned out to be "collaborating," which generally characterizes the Christian approach to conflict resolution.  
     In the afternoon, we switched gears and focused on our pre-class assignments of reading the first four chapters of Stephen Holmgren's book, Ethics After Easter, and watching two videos: Bishop Curry's installation sermon of November 1, 2015, and the presentation he gave the following day on the Jesus Movement. (Both can be seen on YouTube.) Our morning session, with all of its information and all of our discussion, was a good preparation for our afternoon session, as it integrated ethics, Christian ethics (which differs from other ethics because it is based on the person, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus, the Christ), and our daily life as baptized Christians and soon-to-be deacons. The day ended with all of us sensing that we had learned a lot in the space of eight hours, and that what we had learned was not abstract, but practical and usable in real-life situations in which moral guidance is sought.  
      The following day, we served at the 10:00 liturgy at the Cathedral. Susan was lector for the Old Testament reading, Amy was a chalice bearer, and I was sub-deacon. And after the liturgy, we had our usual "de-briefing" of the experience with Rev. Holly Herring, who, every month, shares with us pearls of wisdom that she has gathered over the years about the clergy's vital role in creating a worship experience that nourishes, consoles, and inspires all who come through the doors on any given Sunday. There's always a lot swirling around in my head on my drive back to Prescott!  
      Deacon internships for the Class of 2020 are winding down now, and the three of us will be returning to our respective home parishes at the end of February. Clarkdale and the wonderful parish of St. Thomas turned out to be a perfect match for me, and my heart is grateful for all I've experienced and learned there.  
     Thank you for your continuing support in prayer. And be assured of mine! We are united in God's grace, peace, and unending love.
                                                                        -Keehna Sture, Deacon Candidate
Operation Deep Freeze
CALLING ALL COOKS!
St. Luke's is sponsoring two weeks February 2nd-8th and February 16th -22nd to cook for approximately 25 people when the temperature goes below freezing.
The Salvation Army opens its doors for dinner and provides sleeping arrangement for those sleeping outside. The meals are simple. (e.g. sloppy joes, coleslaw, baked beans, chips and dessert) Food is prepared at the Salvation Army. You can create your own menu that you would like to serve. We need a minimum of 4 people per evening.
Don't miss out on this fun evening working side by side with your parish family!
If you see this as a project you would like to be involved in
Sign Up in the Gathering Hall or Call Mary Hallford at 602-796-1177.
St Luke's Centering Prayer Group
When you pray, go into your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will cause your life to blossom. Matthew 6.6
Is your prayer life calling you to a deep resting in God beyond thoughts, words and feelings? Do you already have a regular practice of silent prayer and appreciate the intimacy of shared silence? The Centering Prayer Group helps its members to establish and maintain a daily practice of the prayer of quiet, what Christians refer to as contemplative prayer. Our group gathers on the second and fourth Fridays in the Meditation Room (adjacent to the Fellowship Hall) from 9 to 10:30 AM. We begin with 20-minutes of communal silence, followed by reflection on materials that deepen our understanding of contemplative living. At our next meeting on Friday, February 14, we will finish Martin Laird's A Sunlit Absence. On February 28, we will begin our first-ever video series Following the Mystics Through the Narrow Gate with James Finley and Richard Rohr. All are welcome - come "taste and see". 
Facilitator Linda Guy (2linda.guy@gmail.com) can be contacted for more information.
Order of St. Luke
After receiving Communion at the 10 am service or at the end of the service you are invited to receive individual prayers in the chapel. 
The Order of Saint Luke prayer team will be available for you
 
Contact Person for The Order of St. Luke will be Claire Clark, who is the Convener.
Enjoy a delicious homemade dinner
while listening and dancing to music 
for all ages!

Only $10 per person! 
Free for kids! (under12)

All proceeds go to our 2020 Mission Trip to 
Las Vegas
YARD SALE
It's happening: Saturday May 2nd 2020
Please consider getting rid of the "stuff" you don't need any more for it is our "treasure"!
We take everything BUT books and clothing.  
This fundraiser is to support all the ministries of our church.
 
We do not have spare space to store anything until the week prior to the sale but pickup trucks will be available to pick up your treasures.
*****HELP WANTED*****
Ladies and Gentlemen!  We need your help!
Coffee Hosts - after 10 am Service
Vergers - 10 am Service
Greeters - 8 am & 10 am Service
Money Counters - Monday mornings
Receptionist Substitutes - Any days Monday thru Friday 9am-12noon
Any day Monday thru Thursday 1pm-4pm
*****This week at St. Luke's*****
Christian Formation
Saturday, February 1 - Order of St. Luke 9 am
Saturday, February 1 - TAEHS 4:15 pm
Sunday, February 2 - Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday, February 2 - TAEHS 11:30 am
Wednesday, February 5 - Just Faith 9 am
Wednesday, February 5 - Days of Awe and Wonder 4 pm
Wednesday, February 5 - Bible Study w/Pierre-Henry 5 pm (Small Conference Room)
Thursday, February 6 - Woman's Cursillo Group 10 am
Thursday, February 6 - Nos Hablamos 12 n
Thursday, February 6  - EfM 5:30 pm
Friday, February 7 - St. Luke's Grief Support Group 10:30 am
Friday, February 7 - Stephens Ministry 1:30 pm
Saturday, February 8 - 2nd Saturday SLC Men's Fellowship Breakfast 7:30 am
Service Schedule
Weekend Services:  February 1 & 2
Saturday 5:30 pm Spoken Eucharist
 Sunday 8:00 am Eucharist with hymns
Sunday 9:15 am Kids Eucharist
Sunday 10:00 am  Eucharist with Choir 

Weekday Services:
Wednesday, February 5,   Healing Service 10 am
Thursday,  February 6,  Morning Prayer 9 am


Scripture Readings
The Presentation of Our Lord 
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, February 5 
Worship Ministers  
February 1
5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters:  Bill & Rita Krauss

February 2
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister:  Devena Reed
Ushers: Kathryn Barber & Carol Sweeden

9:15 a.m. Kids Eucharist
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Rev. James Schubert

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Denise Muller
Sub-Deacon: Bill Christy
Chalice Minister: Cynthia Dear
Chalice Minister: Steven Dear
Altar Minister:  Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1: Vera Mulnix
  Reader 2: Doris Highland
Prayers: Eileen Klein
Verger: Larry Neece
Welcome Table: Darrell Anderson & Eva Klein
Greeters: Gary & Marilyn Henry-Delisle
Ushers:  Bruce & Geni Lequesne
Barbara Baker-Rosenberg & Leigh Hunt
 
Altar Guild Team:  Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Brenda Holden, 
Doris Schoeben,  Tigger Gillam & Dorcas Lawn
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
February 1: Erica Arnold, Brian Riley, Joyce Boden
February 2: Rich Leon
February 3: Don McKellar, Rosey Garripee
February 4: Larry McGuire, Ron Davis, Paul Nels
February 5: Tom Schmidt
February 6: Merle Anderson
February 7: Susan Bray, Win Gee    
February 8: Doug Ogburn                        
Anniversaries:
February 6: Steve and Gislela Slonneger
February 8: Thomas & Bernie Bobak

Weekly Data
1/18 & 19               Attendance 269         Pledge $3,048         Plate  $661
1/25 & 26               Attendance 239         Pledge &12,909       Plate $1,503
Do you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Realm. You may use this for a one-time gift or a recurring gift. To make a gift click the following link.  Online donation.
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 the role they play in the life of this region.
Our Prayer Lists
For those in need:   A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Alina & Audrina, Alison, Andrea, Angela, April & Raffy, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Beth, Betsy, Betty & George, Bill, Bob, Brandon, Brenda, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Bud & Dorcas, Calvin, Camile, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Cindy & family, Claire, Clare, Clay & Muriel, Colleen, Connor, Courtney, Craig & Victoria, Daniel, Dave, Dave S., Dawn, Donna, Dorothy, Elaine, Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth & Don, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Doug and Pat, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Eve, Evelyn, Farrell families, Fran and Mike, Francis, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gisela, Gloria, Glory, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank, Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Herb & Louise, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jason, Jeanne, Jeff, Jennifer, Jeri, Jerry, Jim, Joan, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Joy, Judy, JulieAnn, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kathleen & Philip, Kay, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Larry & Mary,  Lea, Lee, Les G., Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Maria & family, Mark, Martha, Mary, Marty,  Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melania, Melissa, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Mike & Fran, Mike & Phyllis, Miriam, Nancy, Nolan (baby), Oce & Lorna, Olivia,  Pam, Patricia, Patty, Paul, Paul A., Paula, Penny, Percy, Pete, Peter, Phil, Reed, Renita, Rhonda, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sean, Sally, Shannon, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Stephen, STeve & Freddi, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Susie, Sylvia, Tammy, Ted, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, T.J. & Lane, Toby, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Trey, Tricia, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Will, William, Zachary, Zelma
For those in our Armed Forces:  Echo, Brian, Lopez, Dante', Florian

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:   The Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil
In Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St. Christophers, Sun City
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:   Prescott Area Shelter Services
Stagger Straight Emergency Shelter, St Luke's Food Pantry

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion Diocese in Navajoland



Host Coffee Hour!!
Special thanks to those who host coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service.
We do ask that you clean up at the conclusion of the coffee hour.

Sign-up sheet for coffee hour can be found on the red-skirted tables in the Gathering Hall.

This is an important part of the fellowship of St. Luke's Church.

Coffee Hosts
February 2 - No Coffee Hosts



Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2020 flower chart is on the
Large Table in the Narthex

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 in the narthex.  The suggested donation is $55.00. This is a change due to increased cost (however, any donation is accepted). If you would like to have a person or event named here, please notify the office.
 
February 2 - Steve & Gislela Slonneger 
In Loving Memory of their parents
George & Dagmar vonHuene
Mason & Mary Slonneger
Community Groups 
Daughters of the
British Empire (DBE)
DBE meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm at St. Luke's in the Conference Room, with the exception of the summer months.
Visit prescottdbe.org for more info or contact   Diane Reddy.

Girl Scouts Troop 79

Troop 79 meets on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall. For more information on the troop, click here to email the troop leader, Donna Dotzler.


Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity
For general information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, click  hereFor 2019 home ownership informational meeting dates, click  here . For Family Selection Criteria brochure, click  here . (Meets off campus)

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 prescottchorale.org for tickets and more information.
Boy Scouts Troop 10

Troop 10 meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. For more information on the troop,  click here to email the troop leader.


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.
Email Address for Epistle Submissions 
(Word, Google Docs, etc., no PDF's please)

Submissions for the weekly Epistle should be sent to:  epistle@slecp.org .

The  deadline f or 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 (no PDF's please). 
Thanks for your cooperation!

St Luke's Episcopal Church 

Email: info@slecp.org


Please contact the church office
by email or phone.

Phone: (928) 778-4499