St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of July 28
Psalm 138:1-3
I am exceedingly grateful, O Lord
for You have head my cries and complainnts,
and You responded with mercy and strength,
Now my life is overflowing with thanksgiving,
and my mouth is filled with Your praises.
Presiding Bishop issues video message on immigration:  'Who is my neighbor?'
"Deeply embedded in the Christian faith, indeed deeply embedded in the Jewish tradition, which is the mother of the Christian faith, and deeply embedded in the faith and traditions and values of many of the world's great religions, is a profound conviction in a sure and certain value and virtue that care for the stranger, the alien, the visitor, is a sacred duty, a sacred vow."
Building Gratitude & Generoisty
Our UTO Ingathering for 2019 almost tripled our 2018 collection.  This year we collected $2902.  Thanks to all who contributed so generously.  If you would like a blue box to use the rest of the year you can pick one up from the office or the library book cart.
WARM FOR WINTER ALERT! Any closet cleaning on your To-Do list in the next couple of weeks?  Remember to start a pile for the Annual Warm for Winter collection of winter clothing for low income families in the Quad City communities.  The Collection Bin will be in the Gathering Room during the month of September for all donations. Guidelines: New items for children and gently-used items for adults , LIMITED TO COATS/JACKETS, SCARVES, GLOVES AND BLANKETS . Two distribution days are scheduled: Thursday, Oct. 17 at United Methodist Church, and Saturday, Oct. 19 at Prescott Church of the Nazarene. Contact Carol Covert, with any questions: cecovert@msn.com
Attention Quilters:  Check the table in the Gathering Hall for a new Information Sheet. There are additions to our list of materials. T he next meeting of Angel Quilts is on Thur, Aug 15, 9am.   Thanks again to all the wonderful quilters who have made quilts for us.  Your efforts are greatly appreciated.   For questions call Sharon Welker (928) 541-1074 or Linda Leal (928) 717-1647.
Education for Ministry -  Is it right for you?
Every baptized person is called to ministry. EfM provides the education to carry out that ministry.  We meet Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 8:00 (mid-September through May).   There are weekly study assignments (resource guides and books provided). 
 "EfM is a safe, supportive place to learn, explore new ideas, and wrestle with the big questions in the company of others who are doing the same. You will be welcomed, encouraged, and challenged as you do the readings and participate in weekly discussions.  The friendships developed along the way are truly special. A wild ride, but worth every inch!" (Tuscon graduate)   If you think EfM might be for you, please contact Leanne Bryan (928) 713-4014,  bryanfamily@cableone.net  or Kathy Pessin (928) 771-2707, (928) 899-0986,  jimpes@cableone.net
Lay Eucharistic Visitors  are parishioners trained to share Holy Communion with those who are homebound. The "LEV" are sent forth by the whole congregation at the end of a Eucharist, bearing the Sacrament in a small communion kit.  The service of Word and Sacrament helps keep the homebound connected to God and to their worshiping community at St. Luke's.  Anyone who                                                 would like to serve in this ministry please contact 
                                             Deacon Chris Christy -  cchristy1231@gmail.com
 
Many Thanks to
Ken Delmastro and Hank Martin  for their hard work on the sprinkler system.  Steven & Cynthia Dear, Ted Lee, Don & Mary McKellar and J.P. & Darleen Parker their hard work cleaning out and cutting back flower beds, sweeping sidewalks and fertilizing grass.   It looks so much better.
  Would you like to be a part of the Welcome Table 
at the 10:00 service?
This is a joyful ministry at St. Luke's . You will work along with another volunteer one time per month.  No experience is necessary,  just a welcoming smile and a desire to make newcomers welcome to St.Luke's.  We love having both couples and singles.
Please contact Sandy McBride 541 771-9021 or  sandramcbride7@gmail.com.
Did you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Vanco. 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  stlukesprescott.church/support/  and click on the blue 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 Programs
Thank you for your continued support of our food donation programs which benefit  three area food banks and our own Food Pantry  

July 20/21: 46  food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit

Weekly Attendance & Giving
July 20/21  -  Attendance: 209    Pledge: $4,958   Plate:  $1,083
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
July 28:  Diane Reddy
July 30:  Mary Berkheiser, Gerry Caton, Rosaleen Runnalls, Aidan Brown
July 31:  Katy Sweeney, Maxine Clark
August 1:  Kacey Parknowitz,
August 2:  Rose Ohannesian
August 3:  Michael Windham, Ali Geyer, Cynthia Dear                                    

Anniversaries:
July 28:  Richard and Ellie Lassiter
July 29:  Clay and Muriel De Ganahl
August 1:  Dave & Ruthie Rothgery, Ken & Nancy Simpkins
August 2:  Ken & Deborah Delmastro
August 3:  James & Gwen Schenck, Les & Rosey Garripee

Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Bea, Becky. Beth, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Calvin, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Clare, Clay & Muriel, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, Dawn Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth & Don, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gisela, Glory, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jason, Jean, Jeanne, Jennifer, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, JoAnn & Greg, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Joy, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Lea, Lee, Les G., Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Mark, Marsha, Martha, Mary, Marty,  Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Miriam, Nolan (baby), Oce & Lorna, Olivia,  Pam, Patricia, Patty, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Pete, Peter, Quentin, Reed, Renita, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rob, Rosey,, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem,Sean, Sally, Sharon, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Susuie, Tammy, Ted, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, T.J. & Lane, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Tony, Trey, Tricia, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, Will, William, Zachary, Zelma

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Dante' (grandson of Carol Sweden)

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  the Scottish Episcopal Church
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St. Peter's(Litchfield Park)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Operation Fair Start, People Who Care

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

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Scripture Readings
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday 
Proverbs 22:1-6
Psalm 34:1-8
1 Corinthians 10:31-11
Luke 9:57-62

Worship Ministers for July 27 - 28

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters: Roger & Jane Peacock
 
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister: Liz Kennedy
Welcome Table: Bill Bisig
Ushers: Marjorie Hultberg & Sally Phelps

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Richard Lassiter
Sub-Deacon: Ed Hume
Chalice Minister:  Steven Dear
Chalice Minister:  Cynthia Dear
Altar Minister: Charles Covert
Reader 1:  Doris Schoeben
  Reader 2:  Wini Larsen
Prayers: Lynne Wells
Verger:  Vera Mulnix
Welcome Table: Genell Lee
Greeters:  Pat & Carmen Welter
Ushers: Jean Ehlers & Barbara Sayle
Asst. Ushers: Tani Hendrickson & Beth Shaw
 
Altar Guild Team:  Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno, Becky Hansen, Jennifer Benson, 
Dan & Betty Phillips, Marjorie Hultberg


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. 

Host for July 28:
EfM



Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2019 flower chart is 
posted 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.
 
Flowers: given by Lauree Birchmeier
In Loving Memory of my Dad, 
Archie Luhmann
 
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 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 beginning August 11th at 1:00 pm 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 pm in the Parish Hall. For more information on the troop,  click here to email the troop leader.
Thumb Butte Quilters

Quilters meet the second Monday of the month in the Parish Hall at 9:00 am.  For more information email the current president by  clicking here .
Prescott Chamber Orchestra
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra holds its weekly rehearsals and concerts at St. Luke's. Visit    prescottstrings.com 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 prescottchorale.org for tickets and more information.
In the Community
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 .
 
Census 2020 needs you!
Make your next job count! The 2020 Census will count all the people living in the United States of America and your help is needed. A variety of positions are available with a pay range of $13.75 - $19.50/hour. Apply here:  2020census.gov/jobs.

Click here for informational flyer.
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 9:00 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

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. 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