St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of November 10
The New Year is Fast Approaching!
The good news of Advent is that if we wait, while we wait, in the waiting, God comes.  Advent is a time to slow down, be quiet and meditate about the meaning of Christmas. The four weeks before Christmas are a time to prepare our hearts and our lives as we wait for the coming of Jesus. We focus on the promise that God made to his people and how that promise was fulfilled in Jesus. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year. It may be a time for a new beginning for us as Christians.
Source:  Episcopal Diocese of Texas
Eileen Stanton Memorial Service
On Thursday, November 14, at 2pm  Fr Jack Wolter and Deacon Kimball Arnold  will be presiding at a memorial service for Eileen Stanton, former financial officer for St. Luke's.
Coyote Springs Elementary School
is St. Luke's Newly Adopted School   The Outreach Committee, last month, voted to adopt a school. St. Luke's is paired with a community partner, Pierce Property Management in  Prescott Valley, to help meet the needs of the school. Candice BlakelyStump, Principal is excited to have us aboard. Maybe something listed below will spark your  interest.
* Donate reams of paper
* Volunteers to listen and give feedback to 6th graders giving a public speech
* Volunteers to assess K through 2nd grade benchmarks
* Volunteers to gift wrap Holiday Shoe Boxes
* Volunteers to do side-by-side reading (men are particularly needed)
If any of the above tickles your fancy call Lyneal Nick at 928-830-8005.
New Missioner for Border Ministries
The Rev. David Charles will split his time between Dio House & being in the field.  He can be reached at david@azdiocese.org.  His duties will include coordinating our diocese's border ministry efforts & how the diocese can best be a voice for others.  David is available to preach & teach in congregations.

Peace and Foundation
Several people came up to me after this past weekend's services asking me about The Principle and Foundation exercise that I referenced in my sermon, and they asked me if I would share more information about it. In response to folks interested in more closely reflecting on this exercise from Ignatian Spirituality, I'm providing the following l ink
Grace & Peace, Mthr. Denise
Just Coffee sale is this weekend, Nov 9 & 10 after all Services in the parish hall.   Extra ground coffee has been ordered this month for purchase as a donation to add to the food pantry's gift baskets, as hostess gifts and early Christmas gifts.   We CHOOSE to purchase Just Coffee not only because of its quality and freshness but to keep the grower families together in their homeland.
Celebration of Thanks - November 21, 6:00 pm
This Sixth Annual Celebration of Thanks brings together all faiths in our community for a night of song and shared reflection. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Prescott Community Cupboard. Donation opportunities will also be available to help support Operation Deep Freeze. Sponsored by the Quad-City Interfaith Council. For more information, contact Molly Freibott at azfaithbridge@gmail.com 
2019 Sacred Heart Catholic Church * 150 Fleury St., Prescott
DSCA QUILT Raffle - December 8th
Help support Don't Spend Christmas Alone,
by purchasing t ickets for the drawing for the Christmas Garden Quilt hanging in the Gathering Hall.   A nice gift for yourself or someone on your holiday list.
$5.00 for 6 tickets or 1 ticket for $1.00.   Just your name and phone number on the back of each ticket, need not be present to win.
Donated by Carol Sweeden
Episcopal Relief & Development
This year's Gifts for Life catalog is now available online.  Each item has something special to offer--a different way you can bring lasting change & joy worldwide while making a measurable difference in the three program priorities of ERD:  Women, Children, & Climate.
"Tent Camp Chapel" is a new outreach expansion ministry of the PASS Chaplain program. The mission of this mobile outreach ministry is to share Christ with people in crisis struggling to survive. We share the Word of God as well as physical donations. Using a 10x10 pop up shelter for a portable chapel and a cargo trailer from which to distribute donations, we locate homeless tent camps to minister unto for the day. We provide nutritious nonperishable packaged food and seasonal clothing, blankets, coats. Once we accumulate enough donations to fill our trailer, we head out to a tent camp location to minister to the people present. We need your prayers, volunteers, and donations through which to know Christ and make Christ known. God Bless!       
  PASS Chaplain    Rev. Bill Christy 
Chili Cook-Off   -    The results are in:
1st place: Dick and Diane Crowther
2nd place: April Alvarado                                                    
3rd place: Garry DeLisle                                                       
We raised: $877!  Thank you all for your participation! 
Chefs, tasters, youths, volunteers, you made this event possible and successful!  It was nice to see all generations having together!
Coffee Hour - More than just Coffee?
Whether it's just cookies and coffee or something more, there is nothing like seeing round tables  of people in community with one another surrounded by love and food.
That's what I see at coffee hour. That's how I've met those whom I might have seen in church but not spoken to in any real way; that's how I've seen old friends and met new ones; that's where I've found myself laughing, and yes, tearing up, too. That's where I've gotten to look into the eyes of another, really listened and felt listened to as well. That's where I've tasted real fellowship and great food!  Click here to read rest of article   If you would like to sign up, we have November 17, 24, and December 1, 15, and 29 available this year. It's really up to you.  Feel free to contact me with any questions at zukor1949@gmail.com. Becky Hansen
Thank You for Your Generosity!

372 pledge cards were sent; 116 pledges have been received

for a total of $377, 824 pledged
The Way of Love
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high, and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.                 --Ephesians 3:17-19
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry called the Church to practice The Way of Love.  This is an invitation to all of us to "grow more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world".  With this call, Bishop Curry  named seven practices that can help us grow deeper in our relationship with God, Jesus, and our neighbors as we also learn how to live into our Baptismal promises more fully.
Source:  Episcopal Church
CPAP and BIPAP machines can be "recycled" through a medical professional and made available for those who need therapy and  are uninsured/underinsured.  If you have a used machine in your closet or have recently replaced your machine,  and do not know what to do with it, I can help you.  Please bring your used machines to church and leave outside the Deacon's office in the Education Wing and I will take it from there.  Any sealed supplies are also needed. May God bless you for helping out.
In peace and with gratitude, Deacon Kimball
Annual Reports Due November 15, 2019
 
We are looking for annual reports for the year 2019 from commissions, church ministries, and our outside groups to include in the report we'll distribute prior to this year's Annual Parish Meeting. We'd like the St. Luke's annual report to be more detailed than in years past! We'd like to include church ministries such as Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner, Cursillo, Daughters of the King, Aloha G.M.C. of St. Luke's (Men's Group), EfM, and others not mentioned here!
 
Will the heads of those groups please submit a brief report of the commission's or ministry's 2019 activities/work to  info@slecp.org  no later than November 15, 2019.
Thank you in helping us give a clearer picture of all that is happening at St. Luke's.
On Saturday, Nov 16 at 1:00 pm at the Prescott Public Library  "Keeping the Earth: Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment". will be presented.   The presentation will focus on current issues impacted by climate change and link to our spiritual and human responsibilities in the face of this global crisis.  After watching the video (see youtube link below), Dr Roy May and Dr Stefan Sommer co-present and then facilitate an audience conversation.  Click here for link
Father Bob Wills is available for counseling. 
For more information please contact him at  928 227-2496.
Christian Formation
Sunday -   11:30 am (after service): TAEHS 
Wednesday - 9am: JustFaith, Conference Room
                      4 pm: Once & Future Jesus, Conference Room
 5 pm: Bible Study, Revelations, Classroom 
Thursday - 1 pm: Ten Commandments, Library
     5:30 pm: EfM, Conference Room
Friday - 9 am:  Centering Prayer, Meditation Room (second & fourth Fridays)
Saturday - 9:00 am Order of St. Luke's, Conference Room
    4:15 pm: TAEHS 
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 .  Food count for 10/20 was 53,
The Food Pantry served 209 Individuals for the month of October
This week's shopping list: 
canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans
Food Pantry Needs:
peanut butter, jam/jelly, soup, oatmeal, chili, pasta, sauce, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
November 2/3           Attendance: 240     Pledge: $14,292         Plate:  $1,037
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
November 12  Nicole Harris, Leslie Sanderson, Greg Bowers, Al Temme
November 14  Carl Anderson
November 15  Betty Phillips, Dorcas Lawn
November 16  Brenda Schwartz  

Anniversaries:
November 10  Greg & Mary Bowers, Peter & Ame Eresman
November 11  Bill & Linda King, Tom & Christine Mann
November 12  Monte & Pat Anderson
November 16  Charles & Linda Kaul, David White & Karen Benson

Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Alina & Audrina, Andrea, Angela, April & Raffy, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Beth, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Calvin, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Cindy & family, Claire, Clare, Clay & Muriel, Colleen, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, Dawn Elaine, Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth & Don, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Eve, Evelyn, Farrell families, Francis, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gisela, Glory, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Herb & Louise,Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jason, Jeanne, Jeff, Jennifer, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Joy, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Larry & Mary,  Lea, Lee, Leigh, Les G., Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Maria & family, Marian, Mark, Martha, Mary, Marty,  Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melania, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike,  Miriam, Nancy, Nolan (baby), Oce & Lorna, Olivia,  Pam, Patricia, Patty, Paul, Paula, Peggy, Penny, Percy, Pete, Peter, Phil, Quentin, Reed, Renita, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rosey,, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sandy, Sean, Sally, Sharon, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Susie, Sylvia, Tammy, Ted, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, T.J. & Lane, Toby, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, 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 Church of Ceylon
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:   St Mary's (Phoenix)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Don't Spend Christmas Alone, Angel Tree,
Episcopal Relief & Development

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

Scripture Readings
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday
Isaiah 58:6-12 
Psalm 15  
Luke 18:18-30  

Worship Ministers for November 9-10

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Trampus Tribbey
Greeters: Dan & Betty Phillips
 
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister:  Gib McIntosh
Ushers: Kathryn Barber & Sylvia McIntosh

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buissson
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Jack M. Wolter
Sub-Deacon: Larry Neece
Chalice Minister:  Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister: Charles Covert
Altar Minister:  Bill Christy
Reader 1: Youth 1
  Reader 2: Youth 2
Prayers: Youth
Verger:  Larry Neece
Welcome Table: Paul Gregory & Cathie Carter
Greeters: Gary DeLisle, Tani Hendrickson, Marilynn Henry-DeLisle
Ushers: Barbara Baker-Rosenberg & Lynne Wells
Asst. Ushers: Mary Ann Petrocik & JoAnn Salem
 
Altar Guild Team:  Robin Borok, Mary Hallford, Joy Ramsey Smith, Katie Staudt, 
Kathy MacCauley, Phyllis Mauna


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 November 10:
Bill & Margaret Towne



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:
Community Groups 
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.



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 . (Meets off campus)
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.
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