St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of June 18 , 2017
A Prayer for Fathers
God, our Father
Bless these men,
that they may find strength as fathers.
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect.

- Author Unknown
June 17 &18:   Stephen Ministry Weekend
Stephen Ministers are laypeople-men and women- trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic illness, relocation or separation due to military deployment.  Stephen Ministry is a ministry of presence.  Stephen Ministers are not counselors or therapists, but rather companions, during difficult times.  The weekend of June 17-18 will be an opportunity for you to learn more about Stephen Ministry.  There will be a presentation in the parish hall following EACH of the services.  Please plan to stay for a few minutes following the service you attend to learn more about this important ministry at St. Luke's.  
Deacon Chris Christy and Lucy Kemper are your trained Stephen Leaders.  
Youth Mission Trip 2017
Our Youth Group is going to Santa Fe for their 2017 Mission Trip. They leave tomorrow, June 17 and will return Sunday, June 25. They will serve by volunteering at a local food bank, a family shelter, and a community farm. Service, fellowship, prayer, reflection, and, hopefully, fun will be part of their experience. Check our St. Luke's Facebook page for updates on the mission trip activities!
Please keep them in your prayers this week ahead! Participants are:  Hannah Prophet,  Pauline Buisson,  Cassidy Blake,  Aiyana Arnold,  Kaida Harris,  Lauren Harris,  Michael Staudt,  Aiden Brown,  Daisun Wagner,  Clement Buisson,  Jaiden Bean, and  Andrew Leon. The leaders are:  Amber Harris, Tom Ghan, Trampus Tribbey,  Pierre-Henry Buisson, and Sophie Buisson.
O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve those who travel; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey's end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Prayer for travelers, BCP p. 831
Blood Pressure Checks This Weekend!
Blood pressure checks will be available after all services this weekend-- on Saturday , in the Choir Room, and,  on Sunday , in the Library in the Parish Hall.
Notes from the Nurse
Hats off to Bill Johnson for suggesting the topic of this month's wellness column: when I need immediate medical care, should I go to a hospital Emergency Room or an urgent care center?  It's a great question, and when Bill handed me a very interesting and helpful article about how to determine which facility would be the best option, I decided to distill its five pages into a few paragraphs so that we all can benefit from the information it contains.   

Here's some background.  Earlier this year, a group of urgent care physicians whose practice is called "CityMD" partnered with the Harris Poll organization to determine how many Americans know where they should go when they are faced with a situation that requires immediate medical care.  The results were startling:  89% of us incorrectly think that the ER is the place to go, when, in fact, the best option would be to go to an urgent care center.  Based on the results of this survey, CityMD's physicians developed a guide, in the form of two acronyms, and a series of hypothetical scenarios, to help people decide where to seek treatment when an urgent medical situation arises. 

Urgent C.A.R.E?
C    Calm down , and take a deep breath.
A    Assess your situation.
R    Remember your options:  if the injury or symptoms you are experiencing are life-threatening or limb-threatening, go to an ER.  If not, you can probably be treated at an urgent care center.
E    Err on the side of caution.  If you truly feel it's an emergency, go to the ER.
Emergency Room?  Know the A.B.C.D.E.s
A    If your airway is blocked, or if you are concerned about staying alive, go the the ER.
B    If you are having severe breathing issues, go to the ER.
C    If your circulation is affected, or if you have cardiac issues, go to the ER.
D    If one of your limbs has been deformed by your injury, or if your symptoms suggest a major disability like a stroke or heart attack, go to the ER.
E    If you have been exposed to something toxic (e.g, a poison or a chemical that has caused choking) or have been subject to environmental extremes (e.g., those that produce heat stroke or hypothermia), go to the ER.

The article goes on to present eight different scenarios, and the rationale for choosing ER care rather than urgent care, or vice versa.   Due to space considerations, I'm going to present just three scenarios, but, hopefully, they will "whet your appetite" to look at the other five in the FAQ section of CityMD's website: .

#1:  Your three-year old granddaughter slipped on a hardwood floor and split her chin open.  The bleeding wouldn't stop for several minutes, and the gash looked really deep.  Where should she be treated?  Answer:  urgent care center.  Rationale:  Any laceration on a child is going to look deep and may seem more serious than it really is.  Most lacerations can be treated with stitches or medical glue at an urgent care center as long as there are no neurological issues that require overnight monitoring, prolonged observation, specialist care or specific testing, like an MRI or CT scan, which urgent care centers do not offer.  Urgent care centers are usually staffed by physicians who can handle most laceration repair cases.

#2:  A generally healthy 45-year-old woman has been experiencing sharp pains and heaviness in her chest, which then traveled to her left shoulder.  She's also experiencing shortness of breath.  Where should she go?  Answer:  Emergency Room.  Rationale:  the woman's symptoms, even though she is generally healthy, are suggestive of a heart attack.  Potential heart attacks are serious and require detailed work-up in the ER. 

#3:  At home, a 75-year-old man in generally good health suddenly has a strange experience:  he just lost peripheral vision in his right eye, feels unbalanced, and is experiencing slurred speech and a sudden headache.  Where should he go?  Answer:  Emergency Room.  The man's symptoms are suggestive of a stroke.  Always go to the ER if there are any sudden neurological or visual deficits.

Hopefully, this information will help all of us the next time an urgent medical situation arises at home.  A happy June to all parishioners!  If you're spending any time outside in this hot weather, make sure you have a water bottle with you!  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!   --Keehna Sture, R.N., Parish Nurse

United Thank Offering Follow-up
The spring ingathering of the United Thank Offering resulted in $1249.51 to be used in Mission in the U.S. and throughout the world. Many thanks to all who gave and those who volunteered to pass the blue boxes at services.
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.
Attention Golfers!!
Our first golf outing will be June 30 at Antelope Hills with hosts, Jean and Jack Ehlers and Sylvia and Gib McIntosh. Golf outings are arranged throughout the summer and the group tries to play at different local courses. If you know how to golf, and enjoy the fellowship of other golfers, you are welcome to come and play! 

There will be 2 sign-up sheets in the Gathering Hall. One is for interested in being contacted to play throughout the season and the second is for the outing on June 30 at Antelope Hills.

If interested in hosting a time, sign up on the calendar with the golf information. Contact Eddie and Tigger Gillam at
Celebrate 4th of July with us!
The 4th of July is just around the corner!  Please join us in the Parish Hall to celebrate Independence Day at 5 pm with a potluck, bingo and white elephant prizes. The Fellowship Committee will be providing fried chicken, so it is really important to sign up so we have enough.  The signup sheets are in the Gathering Hall. Let us know how many are coming and what side dish or dessert you are planning to share. You may bring your white elephant that evening - the stranger, the better!

Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Are you interested in Native American history?
New Book Study Group  forming  with Sherri Frances  on Native American history.

Stay tuned!! Details to follow...
Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up on July 8
The next St. Luke's Adopt-a-Highway clean-up effort will be during the morning of Saturday, July 8! Exact details to follow next week. Save the date!!!
An occasion to celebrate!
To print or download invitation, please click  here.
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!

If you already  are a member of Thrivent, could you let the office know, please?  
Did you receive the AZ EPISCOPALIAN in your mail box?
The last issue of the Arizona Episcopalian, the Diocesan printed newsletter, just arrived, with a Call to Convention. Everybody should receive this newsletter. If you did not, please let the office know. However, the AZ EPISCOPALIAN is also available online here  Summer 2017 pdf.
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:  
Register Now!
Donations Needed 

All items appreciated, most needed items at Prescott Area Shelter Services include:

Disinfecting wipes, floor cleaner, all purpose cleaner, mops, 13 gallon trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry soap, quart/gallon size zip lick bags, copy paper, batteries, stamps, pillows

There is a collection box in the Gathering Hall to place your items. Click here for detailed info.

Thank you SO much for your generosity!
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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. Thank you for your ongoing support!
This week's shopping list: canned soup, hot cereal, rice, dried beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
June 10-11, 2017
Attendance: 241

Pledge - $4,852  Plate - $1,446.00
Honoring Special Dates
June 18:   Murry Williams, Cassidy Blake  
June 19:   Barb Weeks, Liz MacNamera, Alexander Leon
June 20:   Bob Meyer, Bill Loughney, Roger Crull
June 21:   Daisun Wagner
June 22:   Brad Sundquist, Jim Rowntree, Sylvia Fuentes
June 24: Sue Fiorey, Michelle Fontaine, Marion Elliot

June 18: Dan and Madelon Cianfrani, Dick & Sherry Hibbard
June 20: Ryan and Jenna James
June 21: Fr. Pierre-Henry and Sophie Buisson
June 22: Bill and Sharon Feldmeier
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, Josh, Judy, Julie Ann, June, Karen, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Matt, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Michele, Mike, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Penny, Percy, Pete S., 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, 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 Northern Philippines, the Northern Territory (Queensland, Australia) 
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: All Saints in Safford
...for our companion Diocese: Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Don't Spend Christmas Alone, Prescott Area Shelter Services, Amagoro Junior Academy
Scripture Readings
* 2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7)
Psalm 116:1, 10-17
Romans 5:1-8
Matthew 9:35-10:8(9-23)
* Wednesday June 21
James 5:13-18
Psalm 111:1-10
Luke 11:9-13
Weekly Worship Assistants
June 17-18, 2017

5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Jack Wolter
Chalice Minister: Sharon Neece
Greeters:  Doug & Pat Ogburn
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Jack Wolter
Chalice Minister:  Devena Reed/Gib McIntosh
Greeters:  Marjorie Hultberg
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Jack Wolter
Assisting Priest:  Fr Richard Lassiter
Sub-deacon:  Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister:  Charles Covert
Chalice Minister:  Lou Gennarelli
Altar Minister:  Bill Christy
Reader 1:  Barbara Sayle
Reader 2:  Doris Schoeben
Prayers:  Lynne Wells
Verger:  Larry Griffin
Greeters :  Dave & Barb Brubaker
Welcome Table:  Beth Shaw
Ushers:  Bob & Laura Norman
Asst. Ushers:  Ron & Penny Davis
Oblationers: Ted & Genell Lee
Altar Guild Team:  Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg,
Brenda Holden, Evelyn David, Betty Gass, Doris Schoeben
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 18: Gerry, Ileen, Sharon, and Sara

Thank you!

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.
Flowers on June 17-18 given by Duncan and Julia Weir, in memory of Teresa Weir
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. Next meeting of DBE is Sept. 5. 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 July 20. For more info, call AZ Children's Association at 928-443-1991.

Girl Scouts Troop 79

Troop 79, which will begin meeting again after the summer months, 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, 
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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 

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Phone: (928) 778-4499