St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of November 11 , 2018
Parish Office Closure
The office will be closed on Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans' Day.
Dear people of St Luke's,

I want to thank the 145 parishioners who have returned their pledge card for in-gathering Sunday. To this day we have received $418,750 in pledges. That's awesome! I know that many of you are going to send your cards between now and Christmas, and I thank you in advance. 

If you have lost your pledge card, we still have some available at the office and in the Gathering Hall. You can also pledge online using this link or using our website. We also have a private email which you can use, , in this case, please write your name, address, the amount you want to give for the year, and if you want to receive pledge envelopes.

You are such a generous congregation! Together we are making a difference in proclaiming Christ's radical love to all, and by helping and serving those in need around us.

What a blessing to be your Rector!

In Christ's love,
Don't forget that tomorrow, Saturday, the 10 th of November, we will have a brunch. We will be recognizing and celebrating all 225 volunteers who have served St. Luke's. If you did not receive an Evite invitation, look in your SPAM folder. If it is not there, contact Jean Ehlers, , or (928)420-4518, or SharonTootle, or (760)505-0545.
We look forward to seeing you Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall.
St Luke's will be honoring our Veterans  on Sunday, November 11 , immediately following the  10 a.m.  service with a brunch. Please plan to attend. There will be a large display of photographs of our Veterans , either in uniform or a recent photograph.  You are encouraged, veterans or active duty, to  wear your uniforms  this Sunday, November 11.  We want to celebrate YOU!
If you have any questions contact Ed Hume, (928) 308-3392 or
********    Outreach   Needs You!  ********  
Bring your fresh ideas to the Outreach meeting Monday, November 12th at 4:00 in the conference room. The Outreach Commission is looking for new ideas to help others locally, nationally and internationally. It is with only your suggestions and ideas that we can continue to expand St. Luke's Outreach, so please join us!  Our guest speaker will be Peggy from People Who Care.

Celebration of Thanks to be held at St. Luke's
Thursday, November 15, at 6 p.m.  all faiths in our community will gather at St. Luke's for a night of song and shared reflection. 
We need your help!  St. Luke's will be hosting a reception for the 300-400 attendees and we need your help with providing finger foods (cheese & crackers, veggie sticks, chips & dips) for all to enjoy.  Please bring all contributions to the Parish Hall Kitchen by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14.

 Any Questions-contact Patti Bain,
Christmas Spirit for Veterans
We are protected today because the brave men and women who cherish and love our nation and our freedom.   St. Luke's is partnering with the US Vets who serve our vets that have fallen on hard times. St. Luke's would like to help rekindle a light within their spirit of Christmas joy by providing a humble bag of essentials for their Christmas.   If you are willing to help, stop by the Outreach table to pick up a list of essentials for these brave men and women who served and protected our country .
The Don't Spend Christmas Alone  committee  
is proud to announce the "Christmas Quilt Raffle" will begin this week, tickets available before and after all services. The Quilt is hanging in the Gathering Hall for your viewing enjoyment. Made and donated by Carol Sweeden.  Tickets are 6 for $5.00 or $1.00 each.  Drawing will be held on December 16th.  We appreciate your continued support for this Outreach Program.

The Angel Tree is coming November 21.
 Keep the number 76 in mind...
what could that mean? Find out next week!
Join the Advent Conspiracy at St Luke's on December 1, 10 am - 12:30
Be a part of a different story this Christmas, one that celebrates Christ and brings hope to the world.  Let's turn Christmas upside down together.
Worship Fully
Spend Less
Give More
Love All
Sign-up today in the Gathering Hall.  Light lunch to follow.  Bring a dish to share.  Questions, contact

Attention All Veterans! VA Workshop at St. Luke's on November  14 at 11:00 AM

A VA Workshop, to be held in the Conference Room, will focus on Home Based Primary Care and the Medical Foster Home Program. This veteran centered care program is tailored to the patient's needs in his or her own home.  It can involve long term care planning or short stay transitions following a hip or knee replacement, or an illness such as pneumonia.  The home based primary care team includes a physician, nurse, social worker, psychologist and pharmacist. Medical foster homes provide an alternative to nursing home placement.
Come and learn more about these programs from the experts who will be joining us from the VA.   A light lunch will follow the workshop. Please sign up in the Gathering Hall so that we have a head count for lunch.  
Hannah's Heart: a community play and fundraiser
Coalition for Compassion and Justice and Prescott Unified School District Family Resource Center present "Hannah's Heart," a play that has been adapted from the book by Prescott author, Diane Iverson. Start a new family Christmas tradition with this moving story for all ages, set in Depression-era Prescott, Arizona.

The play is by Melanie Ewbank. Peformances to be held at the Ruth Street Theatre at Prescott High School on November 30 and December 1 at 7 p.m. and on December 2 at 3 p.m. F or more info, click  here  for flyer and for t ickets click here.
Adult Formation Opportunities

Book of Job Bible Study 
Wednesdays, 5 p.m. in the Library. 
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 November 4:   54 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
Peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
11/3-11/4 -  Attendance - 247
Pledge - $11,627,  Plate - $2,262   
Honoring Special Dates
November 12: Greg Bowers, Nicole Harris, Leslie Sanderson, Al Temme
November 14: Carl Anderson, Brbara Brubaker
November 15: David Heinz, Malcolm MacKenzie, Betty Phillips, Dorcas Lawn
November 16: Brenda Schwartz, Bryan Thein
November 17: John Evans 

November 11: Thomas & Christine Mann
November 12: Monte & Pat Anderson
November 15: George & Lynda Kinnear, Scott & Elaine Knox
November 16: Charles & Linda Kaul, David White & Karen Benson
Our Prayer lists
For those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Angeles, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Betsy, Betty, Bill, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, David, Dawn Ellen, Ellie, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gina, Gislela, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Hannah, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jean, Jeanne, Jeri, Jerry, Jim, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen, Karin, Kathleen & Philip, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kyle, Kristi, Larry, Lea, Les G., Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Nolan (baby), Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rob, Rocky, Ron, Rosaleen, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sally, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Trey, Tricia, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, William, Zachary, Zelma

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Kyle

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Episcopal Church of Cuba
In Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  All Saints in the Desert (Sun City)
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Angel Tree, Don't Spend Christmas Alone

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion Diocese in Navajoland
Scripture Readings
Twenty-fifth  Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Psalm 2
Wisdom 6:1-11
Luke 17:11-19
Worship Ministers for November 10 & 11, 2018
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Tom Ghan
Greeters:Dan & Betty Phillips
Welcome Table: Doug & Pat Ogburn
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Ede Hume
Ushers: Kathryn Barber & Sally Phelps
Welcome Table: Bill Bisig

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Sub-Deacon:  Charles Covert
Chalice Minister: Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister: Nancy Reynolds
Altar Minister: Bill Christy
Reader 1: Winnie Larson 
Reader 2: Zibbie Wolter
Prayers: Brenda Schwartz
Verger: Larry Griffin
Greeters: Darrell Anderson & Susan Bray-Anderson
Welcome Table: Barbara Lake & Sandy McBride
Ushers: Vera Mulnix & Beth Shaw
Asst. Ushers: Geoffrey & Brenda Holden
Oblationers: Pat & Monte Anderson

Altar Guild Team: Elsie Tyree, Pat Eaton, Syliva McIntosh, Pat Ogburn, 
Jane Peacock,  Betsy Denison

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. 

November 11: 
Ed Hume
Pat & Carmen Welker

Angel Vandegrift will be the host of 
coffee hour on Sunday, November 18, after the 10 a.m. service, in memory of Rev. Bob Greene (1925 - 2015). 

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 given by: Mary Queen in thanksgiving for the service and sacrifice of veterans of the Armed Forces

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

First Sunday of the month 9:15 am Family Eucharist

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