St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of August 4
Luke 12:15
..."Take care!  Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions."
Volunteeers Needed!
Please consider volunteering in the Food Pantry on Fridays from 9 to 12 noon.  This is a great chance to interact with the children and families that we serve.
Contact Liz Kennedy (928) 632-3100 for more information.
People Who Care Volunteer Meeting
August 15 th  from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.   People Who Care volunteers provide non-medical assistance for adults unable to drive.  This allows an individual to continue living in their own homes and remain independent as long as safely possible.  V olunteers help with  transportation to healthcare/business appointments,  grocery shopping,  personal  paperwork,  visiting, c aregiver relief, and more.   Reaching out and assisting our Neighbors is a "feel good" opportunity for both the person volunteering and the one receiving the volunteer assistance.  Call 928-445-2480 to register for the meeting at the Prescott United Methodist Church 
Inquirers' Class
Do you want to become a member of the Episcopal Church?
An eight-week series of Inquirers' Classes will begin on Sunday, August 18 at 11:30 am in the Conference Room. These classes will prepare those who have not yet been sacaramentally confirmed (coming from a Protestant tradition) or received (coming from a Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox tradition ) by a bishop in the Episcopal Church, or those who simply want to refresh their understanding of the practice of the Christian Faith in our tradition.  You are invited to join us for these presentations and discussions!  We hope you will be a participant!  The Rev'd Jack M. Wolter 
Walking in God's Love
Province VIII of the Episcopal Church Women will meet September 27 and 28 in Phoenix.  Love Your Neighbor,  Love Your Family,  Love Yourself,  Love Women's Ministries 
Elder Apppreciation
You are cordially invited to the Fourteenth Annual Elder Appreciation Sunday on September 15th after the 10:00 am service.  This year we are printing a 2019 addendum to the 2018 booklet.  We would appreciate you  bringing your copy of the 2018 booklet on Elder Appreciation Sunday.  Call the office if you have any questions.
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!   ny closet cleaning on your To-Do List?  Remember to start a pile for the Annual Wa rm for Winter collection of winter clothing for low income families in the Quad City communities.  The Collection Bin will be in the Gathering Hall  during September for all donations. Guidelines: New items for children and gently-used items for adults, LIMITED TO KNIT HATS, COATS/JACKETS, SCARVES, GLOVES AND BLANKETS. Two distribution days are scheduled: Thursday, Oct. 17  at United Methodist and Saturday, Oct. 19 at Prescott Church of the Nazarene. Contact our church rep, 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.
Many Thanks to

Ted Lee for all of his work on the grounds.  We appreciate all that you do. Taming nature is no easy task.   It looks so much better.
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 27/28: 50 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans

Weekly Attendance & Giving
July 27/28  -  Attendance: 232    Pledge: $5,977   Plate:  $533
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
August 4 Sean Riley
August 5 Ileen Szelka, Dick Hibbard,,  Kathy Pessin
August 6 Joy Smith
August 7 Sasha Ruster-McGregor
August 8 Keehna Sture, Kelly Parker
August 10 Gary De Lisle, Mike Davi
 
Anniversaries:
August 5 Charles & Carol Covert
August 6 Larry & Eileen Griffin
August 8 Jim & Eileen Klein,  Gary & Lyneal Nick,  Mike & Joni Cash
August 10 David Grange &  Ayaka Komori

Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Bea, 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, 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:  Church of the Transfiguration (Mesa)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Hungry Kids Project, 
Granite Creek Hunger Potluck

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


Scripture Readings
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, The Transfiguration 
Psalm 99:1-9
Exodus 34:29-35
Luke 9:28-36
Worship Ministers for August 3 - 4

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Jack M. Wolter
Preacher: The Rev. Chris Christy
Chalice Minister:  Trampus Tribbey
Greeters: Susan Lohn & Tom Snodgrass
 
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Rev. Chris Christy
Chalice Minister: Gib McIntosh
Welcome Table: Bill Bisig
Ushers: Kathryn Barber & Sylvia McIntosh

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Chris Shristy
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Denise Mueller
Sub-Deacon: Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister:  Beth Shaw
Chalice Minister:  Charles Covert
Altar Minister: Bill Christy
Reader 1:  Patricia Anderson
  Reader 2:  Doris Highland
Prayers: Lauree Birchmeier
Verger:  Larry Neece
Welcome Table: Darrell Anderson & Susan Bray-Anderson
Greeters:  Jim & Kathy Pessin
Ushers: Bruce & Geni Lequesne
Asst. Ushers: Rich Schwartz & Barbara Baker-Rosenberg
 
Altar Guild Team:  Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Brenda Holden, Doris Schoeben, Tigger Gilliam, Dorcas Lawn


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 August 4:
George Chesney & Sue Fiorey



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 George Chesney
In honor of his parents
George & Ivy's wedding anniversary
 
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