St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of July 10, 2016
Calendar for July 9-15 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Truth about Cancer Workshop Continues tonight at 6 p.m. with Session 7
Weight & Wellness Centre, LLC & Dr. T. Dayana Leclair, D.H.M., M.S., CN, Ed., presents The Truth about Cancer: A Global Quest. This series  continues this evening  from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Conference Room. The workshop will meet again next week: Monday, July 11, and Friday, July 15, at the same time and place!
Men's Group, under a new name, resumes tomorrow at 7:30 a.m.!
Aloha G.M.C. of St. Luke's (formerly known as the Men's Breakfast) will meet tomorrow, Saturday, July 9, at 7:30 a.m. starting with Eucharist in the Chapel and then move over to the Conference Room for fellowship. Find out the meaning behind the new name! Aloha G.M.C. of St. Luke's will continue to meet the second Saturday of each month at 7:30 a.m.  All men of the parish are welcome and encouraged to attend! 

Another update on Centering Prayer
An "Introduction to Centering Prayer" workshop will be offered at St. Luke's on  Saturday, August 20th, from  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Chapel.  Our presenter will be Rusty Swavely, a longtime practitioner and certified teacher of Centering Prayer. On the five  Saturday mornings following the  August 20th workshop, additional, but shorter, educational/experiential sessions will be offered to help participants become rooted in their own practice of Centering Prayer. The dates of the follow-up sessions are  August 27, and  September 3, 10, 17, and 24, with each session starting at  10 a.m. and ending at  noon.

A donation of $5.00 is requested to help cover the cost of snacks for the  August 20th workshop. The follow-up sessions are free of charge. To register, please contact Keehna Sture at or by phone at  941-539-1257.  

The latest brochure from Contemplative Outreach on Centering Prayer, updated just a few months ago, can be viewed by clicking here. The next meeting of St. Luke's centering prayer group will be on  July 22nd, at  6:00 p.m., in the Chapel.
Fair Start School Supply Drive is happening now!
Fair Start is coming up soon, and many children depend on CCJ to help them have the supplies they need for a successful school year. The Outreach Commission will oversee the contribution from St. Luke's. The collection bin can be found in the Gathering Hall. Supplies will be collected until Sunday, July 24. Click  here  for the CCJ (Coalition for Compassion & Justice) School Supply Wish List. Lists are also available in the Gathering Hall.
Next monthly potluck on July 22 at 6 p.m.
The next St. Luke's potluck will take place at the home of Ned and Sharon Welker, on Friday, July 22, at 6 p.m. Please bring an appetizer to share and a beverage. Sign-up now in the Gathering Hall.  All are invited and welcome!! 

St. Luke's Golf Outing - July 23
The next golf outing will take place on Saturday, July 23, at 12:30 p.m. at Antelope Hills - North Course. The cost is $35.75, including tax. The hosts are Sylvia and Gib McIntosh. The sign-up sheet is in the Gathering Hall now!
July 31 Workshop on Organizing Your Personal and Financial Matters
If the person in your family who had previously handled the finances died, what would the surviving spouse or executor find?  Would they find everything neatly organized or would they have to go through the deceased' desk, unfiled papers, file cabinets, and numerous boxes to at least partially understand the family's finances?  Please Join Ron Davis, for a 45-minute workshop, on Sunday July 31, after the 10 a.m. service in the Parish Hall , to discuss and begin the process of leaving a very special gift to your spouse or executor - the gift of organized and complete personal and financial information.
Upcoming Diocesan Events
Episcopal Night at the Diamondbacks: 
The Arizona Diamondbacks invite all members of The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, along with their family and friends, to an exciting game of baseball as the D-Backs take on the Reds on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 6:40 p.m.  A portion of every ticket purchased will be donated to support an outreach ministry project to send water filters to South Sudan!  After the game, stay for post-game festivities that are part of the D-Backs Faith & Family Night. There will be fireworks, followed by a player Q&A. Special guest Matthew West  will be performing a concert to end the festivities. The ticket order deadline is  August 19, 2016 Seating is Limite d!
Tickets can be purchased online a
Native Ministry Gathering: 
Save the date of Saturday, September 3, for the Native Ministry Gathering, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix. More details will follow later this summer.
Don't Spend Christmas Alone Update (July, 2016)
Greetings to St. Luke's members and visitors:

You would be pleased to know that out of about fourteen critical areas of participation to produce the Christmas dinner only four of the Committee Leaders positions are not filled. Out of the fourteen, half of the volunteers are coming back to help this year; the other half are new recruits. The four positions that are not yet filled each have a strong candidate that has been asked. He or she either will be confirmed in the near future or someone else will step in as other volunteers have expressed desired to help. I will say that I am pleased, proud and not surprised. St. Luke's members have a reputation "to pull together" and yes, although just July, Don't Spend Christmas Alone, here we come!

Respectfully, Angeles Ramos Zarate, Chairwoman
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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 weekend of July 2-3, 2016.
This week's shopping list: peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
July 2-3, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 242
Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $10,234.20
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Beatrice, Betty, Bob, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Connie, Dan, Daniel, Deborah, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Elijah, Enrique, Eric, Erma, Evelyn, Francois, Frank, Fred, Gary, Geoff, Hank, Harris, Janice, Jason, Jean, Jeff, Joan, Joe, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Keena, Kristi, Larry, Lea Lea, Linda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary Grace, Mary, Martha, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Paul, Penny, Peter Jr., Prescott Police Department, Preston, Ray, Rita, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Susan, Susie, Suzette, Tammy, Tara, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Vic, Walt, Zelma
...for those in our Armed Forces: Josh, Mark, Robby, Michael, Jesse, 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 the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Church in the Philippines the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Alban's in Tucson the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner, Prescott Area Shelter Services, Diocese of Katakwa, Kenya, and Amagoro Junior Academy
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: Andrew Ferraro, Kyle Campbell, Rich Hoaglund, Barbara Sayle, Marlene Stearns, Troy Crawford, Gary Herbert, Jenna James, Ann Bennington, Nicole Kurtz, Hannah Prophet, Fred Thatcher
Anniversaries: Dick and Barbara Weeks, Andy and Toni Denis, Warren and Joy Smith,
Eddie and Tigger Gillam, Jim Muehleisen and Nina Clifford
Butterfly bush, outside of Parish Hall this week.
This Week's Scripture Reading
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 10

Collect: O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Ninth   Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 11

Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers

Worship Assistants for July 9-10, 2016
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Bob Wills
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure

8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Bob Wills
Chalice Minister: Tom Ghan

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Bob Wills
Sub-deacon: Lou Gennarelli
Chalice Minister: Charles Covert
Chalice Minister: Beth Shaw
Altar minister: Sharon Neece
Reader 1: Gary Kensing
Reader 2: Karen Kensing
Prayers: Zibbie Wolter
Verger: Sharon Welker
Greeters: Darrell Anderson and Susan Bray
Welcome Table: Barbara Lake
Ushers: Bob and Laura Norman
Asst. Ushers: Bob and Lois Hepner
Oblationers: Hannah Prophet and Allie Geyer
Eucharistic Visitors: Lynne Wells
Altar Guild Team: Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Brenda Holden,
Evelyn David, Betty Gass
Coffee Hour Host
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 July 10: 
Susan Bray
Darrell Anderson

Altar Flowers
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 by phone or email.

Altar flowers on July 9-10 given by Robin Borok.
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 with no meetings in June, July or August. 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 21. For more info, call Joy Goff at 928-707-3749.

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.
Prescott Chamber Orchestra
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra holds its weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings and concerts at St. Luke's. Weekly rehearsals will resume after Labor Day. The first concert of the 2016-17 season is November 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Visit 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 first concert of the 2016-17 season is October 15, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. 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. Upcoming volunteer orientations are July 12, 18, and
 20.Visit for more specific info on orientations.
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
Join PAHH celebrate the 2016 Bike & Build North Carolina to San Diego team members at the Bike & Build Potluck on July 15. Click here for more info!

For information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, visit

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Friday 9 a.m. to noon

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