Happy Monday!

We hope this finds you well and that you have a great week ahead!

Thanks for your patience with this delayed Weekly Epistle. We will get back to normal with an Epistle at the end of the week.

Take care,

The St. Luke's Office Staff

St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
April 12, 2016
Calendar for April 12-15 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Bible Women: The Wily and the Wicked Women of the Bible
This seven-week class continues on Wednesday, April 13, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Classroom Wing and will meet weekly on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Lucy Kemper is the facilitator.
Progressive Christian Studies: Reimagining God
This session of study will take place on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Conference Room beginning on April 13 and concluding on July 13. It is a study of a book by Lloyd Geering based on the notion that the common concept of God has become problematic in contemporary culture, presenting critical challenges which the Church cannot ignore. Fr. Bob Wills will be the facilitator. Information on this session is available in the Gathering Hall or by clicking  here.
Telecare Ministry: The Most Important Form of Stewardship That We Can Do
"TeleCare is a quiet ministry, but it has mattered a lot...It helps keep far flung, busy urban congregants connected, and people 'appreciate the call, often saying it came just when they needed it.'...volunteer teams spend one hour, one evening...at the church, making calls and then praying together for each person contacted, naming each joy and concern."

Come learn how to incorporate this vital, lay pastoral ministry of caring within your congregation, and see how it affects their relationship with you, your church, and your community. The workshop lasts only 100 minutes!

This workshop will be at St. Luke's on two dates: Thursday, April 14, 1:30-3:10 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, 9:30-11:10 a.m. (It will also take place at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix on May 19 and 21.) For more information, contact  timothy@azdiocese.org.
Spring Clean-up this Friday, April 15
The Building & Grounds Commission will have a Spring Clean-up day on Friday, April 15. Easy to remember as this is also the Federal Income Tax Filing deadline!! We will primarily focus on trimming plants and cleaning up in the outdoor areas, as well as cleaning the kitchen. Start time is 10:00 a.m. and will continue until we are complete. Please bring outdoor cleaning/pruning tools and cleaning supplies. All are most welcome!!
Upcoming Cursillo Activities and Scheduled Ultreyas
The next Ultreya will be this Saturday, April 16, with beverages and munchies at 1 p.m. and the Ultreya from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Classroom Wing.

Future dates are:  Ultreya on June 18, 2016 and Cursillo #117 Weekend on July 14-17, 2016, at Chapel Rock in Prescott.
 
Click here for flyer with all the dates!

Baptismal Covenant
Will you continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers? BCP, p. 304

The Parish Library has resources to help us when we focus on this part of the Baptismal Covenant. The New Testatment, Jesus, Devotions and Prayer sections of the library are good places to start. The library is just off the Parish Hall. Check out is on the honor system.

Take any book home and when you return it just put it in the basket by the door instead of re-shelving it. Any questions, click here to email Mary Queen.

Prescott Chorale Performance on April 23 
The next performance of the Prescott Chorale is on Saturday, April 23, at 3 p.m. at St. Luke's. The Chorale will be performing The Requiem by Maurice Durufle'. The informative concert preview will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. For more information on Prescott Chorale or to purchase tickets, visit www.prescottchorale.org.
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Youth Group Bake Sale on April 30
The Youth Group will be having a bake sale to coincide with their Rummage Sale on April 30, 2016.  Many have already committed to making and donating home goodies (candy accepted too!)
 
If you are interested in helping and have not been contacted, please contact Jodie Barnard by clicking here All items need to be at the church on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Yard Sale on April 30
The youth group is having a yard sale on Saturday, April 30,
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Everything will be accepted except clothing.  The proceeds of the yard sale will benefit the youth mission trip to Cortez, Colorado, this June.

Dates and times for dropping off your yard sale items are as follows: Sunday, April 23 after 10 a.m. service; Monday, April 24, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday April 25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Call Sophie at the church, 928-778-4499, for more information.
Like Us on Facebook!!
If you are on Facebook, please go to the St. Luke's Episcopal, Prescott, AZ, page, and Like and Share postings that you feel comfortable supporting. By clicking on the "Like us on Facebook" button below, you'll be taken directly to the St. Luke's Facebook page.
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Food Donation Program
Thanks to each of you for your continued support of the weekly food donation program which benefits the area food banks. The food count was 112 items for the weekend of April 2-3, 2016. The food count was 65 items for weekend of April 9-10, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Barbara, Betty, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Colleen, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Eunice, Eric, Frank, Gary, Geoff, family of Jack H., James, Jason, Jean, Jim, Joan, Joe, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Keena, Kristi, Larry, Linda, Lynda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Marty, Mary Grace, Mary Ann, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Michelle, Miriam, Nancy, Paul, Penny, Pete, Phyllis, Preston, Ray, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Steve, Susan, Susie, Tammy, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Vanessa, Vic, Walt
 
...for those in our Armed Forces: Josh, Mark, Robby, Michael, Jesse, Curt, Bo, Brian, Daniel, Robert, Brad, Thomas, John, Amy, Lori, Ryan, Eli, Nathan, Sonny, "Doc", Jody, Felecia, Valerie, Andrew, Frank, Evan, Adam, Benjamin, Kevin, Steven, Jared, Chris, Matthew, Thor, Rondale, Marcus, Tyler, Gregory, Ben, Rockie, Darin, Ross, John, David, Calic, Echo, Brian, Emily, Analise

...in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  The Church of Ireland

...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: All Saints of the Desert Church in Sun City

...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Operation Fair Start and Angel Tree, Prescott Valley Little League, Paper Collection/Recycling Program, Highway Cleanup Volunteers
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays:  Lynette Barnett, Kenneth Simpkins, Ruth Rothgery, Michael Staudt, Ken Wagner, Kitty Chase
 
Anniversaries:  Dan & Betty Phillips


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This Week's Scripture Reading
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Collect: 
O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Fifth Sunday of Easter


Community Groups 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. Visit prescottdbe.org for more info or contact Diane Reddy. For info on their annual British Pub Night fundraiser on April 21, click here.
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 April 21. Click  here  for flyer.

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.

Path to Hope Circle
This support group and healing environment for Seniors who feel lonely, depressed, isolated, or a lack of purpose. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays in the Conference Room, 1-2:30 p.m. Click here for flyer. Contact Terri Roza for more information.
Prescott Chamber Orchestra
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra holds its weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings and concerts at St. Luke's. Their 2015-16 season has just concluded. Visit  prescottstrings.com for more information.

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. The next concert is April 23 at 3 p.m. Visit prescottchorale.org for more information. 
In the Community
People Who Care Volunteer Orientation
People Who Care is holding their next volunteer info and orientation meeting on Wed, April 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley in Prescott. Click here for more information.
Aid 4 Veterans

Click here to read more about a service for veterans that offers assistance with in-home care and other important tasks. For more info, click  here  to email Ron Edwards.

Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity: Buildfest 2016
The PAHH Buildfest 2016 will take place at the YCCA Home & Garden Show at the Prescott Valley Event Center in Prescott Valley, May 13 -15. Click here for event flyer.

Church Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to noon

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Rector
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Children's Ministry/
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Sexton
Senior Warden
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Pastoral Care Commission




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