St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of July 29 , 2018

Blessing of the Backpacks and Briefcases too!
   Saturday August 4th & Sunday August 5th
  At all services!
Kick off the school year right!
All are invited, all are welcome, all are celebrated!
9:15 AM - Meditation Room
A child-friendly service at which all ages are welcome!
From Deacon Kimball: A, B, Cs of the Diaconate
A guide to aid you in further understanding the role of the Deacon
           Starting, of  course, with
             A -- Absolution
             B -- Blessing
             C -- Consecration
             D -- Deacon --   can do none of the above and has no desire to ;
             but can do almost all of........
             E -- Everything else with a........
             F -- Focus on the
             G -- Giving of service -- which is the
H -- Heart of Diaconal ministry  -- Helping and serving the poor and the
needy and Helping and serving at the table of the Lord.
              Also  serving  as
I  -- Icons  -- pictures of Christ's servant ministry
             J -- Jesus' representatives as workers in the world
             K -- Keepers of the diakonia -- service, charity, and care for the poor
and needy
             L -- Linchpins  -- connecting the world to the church and the   church  
to the world.             
Deacons  are also
M -- Ministers -- demonstrating the servant work as a Ministry   belonging
to the whole people of God
             N -- Notably attired in their distinctive vestments -- the dalmatic and 
the stole, worn over the left shoulder, fastened at the right side   
             O -- Ordained to represent the body of Christ, the people, as servants
in the world.

Click here for the rest of the alphabet            

In His Service, Deacon Kimball Arnold
Serving Those Who Served
Over 300 U.S. Veterans living in Yavapai County are in need of clothing.  They will receive the items at the 2018 Yavapai County Stand Down Event September 29 at Frontier Village.  There will be a yellow/black bin next to the Outreach table in the Gathering Hall beginning Sunday, July 29.  The donation deadline is Sunday, August 19.  Although primarily male veterans attend, about 35 female veterans also attend.  All sizes accepted. New or gently used - except undergarments.
Knit caps or hats; Gloves
Shoes/boots - all sizes
Sleeping bags - bedding -twin sheet sets/blankets
Long Johns (top and bottom)
Jackets/coats and sweatshirts
Pants - male and female
Shirts - male and female
Socks; Undershirts
Underwear - male and female; Bras

Monetary donations are graciously accepted
Payable to St. Luke's, memo line - Outreach Veterans
Last year's inaugural season was memorable. You will not want to miss this year's season.
The first concert of the season will be on Sunday, August 12 at 3 pm presented by The Darcy Rindt Quartet and Squid Inc. String Quartet. Program is entitled "A Classical Revival and Tribute to the Hot Shots." 
For the upcoming season's flyer with dates and info on each performance, please click here.
IMPORTANT DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 at 4PM . Anyone interessted in helping with  Saint Luke's Weekend Food Pantr y please come to the Conference Room. Besides providing food for the Chino Valley Head Start program, the Pantry will also be available for emergency situations. YOU can be part by making a monetary pledge (cash or check to St. Luke's with Food Pantry in memo line), donating grocery bags or food items, volunteering to pick up food items from CCJ, stocking shelves, or assisting in handing out food on Friday mornings. We plan to open the Pantry to the public on Friday August 24th from 9 am to 12 pm. For further information, please contact the Food Pantry at .
Updates in the life of the parish...
For membership updates, please click here!
Let's Celebrate St. Luke's and Prescott Valley!
Calling all St. Luke's Ministries to showcase St. Luke's at Prescott Valley's 40th Anniversary  Stephen's Ministry, Cursillo, Daughters of the King, Building and Grounds, Outreach,  EFM , Music Ministry, Native American Ministry, Pastoral Care, Christian Formation, Children and Youth Ministries, Communications, Fellowship, Membership, Stewardship, Vestry 
members, and Worship, to list a few of our many wonderful ministries!

Prescott Valley's 40th Anniversary celebration will be August 25-26 at the Prescott Valley Civic Center. For more information on this great event, please visit the Town of Prescott Valley's website here!

Please contact Liz Kennedy at the church office, cell (928) 632-3100, or by August 2 if you would like to participate in a great opportunity to let Prescott Valley know what St. Luke's is all about!

Have you ever wondered what a Verger's job is?   
Would you like to find out about this interesting ministry that goes back hundreds of years?   We are presently looking for people who would like to get to know people and help in coordinating the 10AM   service at St Luke's.   If you wish to learn more and become a Verger at St Luke's  give your name to any of the Vergers at the Sunday  service or Call Brother Ernest  (Ernie)  at 480 341 2507.

Offered in Joint Session, with both the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops in attendance, the final TEConversation focused on CARE OF THE CREATION..

Those in attendance were reminded that in Genesis 2:15, "God takes a woman and a man and he puts them in trust ... to see that creation is not exploited but that it flourishes."  Unfortunately, that's not what has happened, and the poor and the marginalized are paying he highest price.  The issue of water justice and climate care is real.    

Click here: to listen to the final TEConversation on Care of the Creation..
Remember to Reserve Saturday, August 18, at 11:00 a.m.
 for Rev.  Denise Muller's Ordination
 Reception & Celebration to Follow

Please sign up in the Gathering Hall to help us plan.  Celebrating with Rev. Denise will be a joyous parish event!
Click here for ordination announcement.
Visit our website!
Be sure to visit our website,, every so often! There is a great section at the bottom of the Home page entitled "News & Updates" that contains information on recent events at St. Luke's along with some wonderful photos. 
Did you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Faithstreet. You may use this for a one-time gift or a recurring gift. Or, would you like to give with your bank account? You can set that up, too! To check it out, visit and click on the green icon, as pictured above, that says Give Online!
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.
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 banksThe counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.

For the week of July 21/22:  93 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
Canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk
Weekly Attendance & Giving
7/21-7/122 -  Attendance - 263
Pledge - $6.529  -   Plate $976
Honoring Special Dates
July 30: Mary Berkheiser, Aidan Brown, Gerry Caton, Rosaleen Runnalis
July 31: Kaitlin Sweeney
August 1: Jack Ehlers, Kasey Parknowitz
August 2: Rose Ohannesian
August 3: Cynthia Dear, Alexandra Geyer
August 4: Casey Hargis, Andrew Newton, Sean Riley

July 29: Clay & Muriel de Ganahl
August 1: Dave & Ruth Rothgery, Kenneth & Nancy Simpkins
August 3: Les 7 Rosey Garripee, James & Gwen Schenck

Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J.,  Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Bob, Brandon, Brien, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charles, Charlotte, Cheryl, Chris,  Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, courtney, Daniel,  Dave, David, Dawn Ellen, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Donald, Donna,  Dorothy, Dott, Dylan, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Gina, Gislela, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank, Harold & Wilma. Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H. Jack K., , Jean, Jeanne,Jeri,  Jerri, Jerry, Jim, Joe, Joel, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kennedy,  Kimball, Kira,Kyle,   Kristi, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Rich Richard, Rick, Rob, Ron, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sally, Sandy, Shea, Sheri,Shirley, Skip, Steven, Susan, Susan S.,  Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Trey, Tricia, Sue, Sue & Wally, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, Wally W, Wally & Fern, William, Zachary, Zelma

...for those in our Armed Forces:   Echo, Brian
...for the Yavapai-Apache Nation

...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Scottish Episcopal Church
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St Luke's at the Mountain (Phoenix)
...for our companion Diocese:  Diocese of Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Operation Fair Start, People Who Care
Scripture Readings
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Psalm 99
Exodus 34:29-35
Matthew 13:44-46
Weekly Worship Assistants for July 28-29, 2018
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr Jack Wolter
Preacher: Fr Jack Wolter
Chalice Minister:  Bill Christy
Greeters:  Roger & Jane Peacock
Welcome Table: Doug & Pat Ogburn
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Jack Wolter
Preacher: Fr Jack Wolter
Chalice Minister: Gib McIntosh
Greeters/Ushers:  Les & Rosey Garripee 
Welcome Table: Jeff & Marty Bernatz, Georgia Gilbert, Mary Queen
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Reverend Richard Lassiter
Preacher: Fr Jack Wolter
Sub-Deacon: Ernie Howell
Chalice Minister:  Bill Christy/Beth Shaw
Altar Minister:  Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1:  Michael Bradburn-Ruster
Reader 2:  Penny Davis
Prayers:  George Chesney
Verger:  Larry Neece
Greeters:  Linda Schwab & Linda Taylor
Welcome Table:  Brenda Schwartz 
Ushers:  Jim & Jan Casacchia
Asst. Ushers:  Jean Ehlers & Diane Mazmanian
Oblationers: Clay & Muriel de Ganahl
Altar Guild Team:  Barbara Kriger, Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno,
Betty Phillips, Becky Hansen

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. 

Hosts for 7/29:

Beck & Mary

Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2018 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 $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.
Flowers:  Bill Bisig
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. 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. 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 tickets and more information.
In the Community
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity

For general information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity and for information for this event, visit For Family Selection Criteria brochure, click  here .

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 & 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 bulletins section .
Our calendar is available at the Calendar section.
Email Address for Epistle Submissions

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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. Thanks for your cooperation!

St Luke's Episcopal Church 

Please contact the church office
by email or phone.

Phone: (928) 778-4499