St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of August 11
Evening Service - 5:30 pm Saturday

Please join us for fellowship and refreshments at 5:00 pm this Saturday before the service.
Join us!
This coming Sunday August 11th
During the 10:00 am service
We want you to get off to a good start this school year and as you go to school, to work, to serve your  community, we want you to know that your church  loves you and will pray for you!
So we would like to bless you and your backpack to  help you get ready!
Previous Diocesan Bishop, Kirk Smith, and current Diocesan Bishop Jennifer Reddall, as well as Presiding Bishop Michael Curry are members of Bishops United Against Gun Violence.  Among the resources provided on their website is a litany for gun violence prevention that you may wish to use in your daily prayers at this time
This weekend,  Just Coffee  will be on sale after all services.  Remember to bring cash or checkbook.  
We are sponsoring another border experience on October 8/9.  In March Keehna and Mary Ellen participated in a vigil at the port of entry, crossed the border to Agua Prieta for dinner and a night's stay in a lovely motel.  The next day they visited JustCoffee partners, prayed at the wall on the Mexico side, met asylum-seekers, and toured the roasting facilities.
If you are interested in participating, please fill out the interest form in the parish hall located at the JustCoffee table or contact Mary Ellen at
Undie Sunday for Homeless Veterans
For the next three Sundays a black bin with a yellow lid will be in the Gathering Hall to collect donations of new packs of socks, underwear, undershirts, long johns (all sizes for both men and women) to give homeless vets a hand up.   Every year, US VETS has a Stand Down event at which they help homeless vets with food, clothing, hygiene items, and legal assistance.  Contributing needed undergarments is a way we can help our veterans.  The  Outreach Commission thanks you for your support and generous contributions!
Nurses Notes
Some Thoughts About Depression
This month I am writing about depression. In my previous practice as a Nurse Practitioner at the VA, I found many of my patients had symptoms of depression,but hesitated to mention it for fear of being labeled "crazy". I tried to help themunderstand that feeling down, blue, sad all the time wasn't necessary becausevery likely we could work together to improve their quality of life. Of course, this  translates as improved quality of life for their family as well! I am going to describe depression with possible symptoms. I will try to suggest some ways that as lay people we can recognize depression in those friends or family that might be affected, and provide some helpful interventions for them.      Click here for entire article
Again, parishioners have out done themselves. This year the FAIR START Back to School Supplies Program was able to provide the necessary items to help students have a successful school year. In Paulden, we provided the supplies for 112 students to fill their backpacks. Chino Valley High School received 10 scientific calculators for the homeless, unaccompanied minors, and at-risk students to use in the classroom. Bradshaw Mountain High School received 6 filled backpacks for the homeless and unaccompanied minor students.
Urgent Need for Canned Goods
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.

For the month of July 2019, The Food Pantry at St. Luke's served 127 individuals that received 705.06 pounds of food. 
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.   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 People Who Care Office, 147 Grove Avenue (NEW LOCATION)
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.
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  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  

August 3/4: 7 0 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk

Weekly Attendance & Giving
August 3/4  -  Attendance: 262    Pledge: $12,645   Plate:  $622
Honoring Special Dates
August 11:  Penny Freel, David White, Karen Benson, Bill Christy
August 12:  Larry Allen, Sally Phelps, Cathie Carter
August 14:  Mary Young
August 15:  Larry Griffin, Darrell Cobb, Robert McCaullay, Teznie Pugh
August 17:  Barbara Harber, Linda Leal        

August 11:  Lee Schafer & Pat Benedict
August 12:  Mike & Kathryn Barber;
August 12:  Bill Tomkins & Diane Mazmanian
August 17:  Jim & Carol Hardesty

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, Curt, Daniel, Dave, Dawn Elaine, 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, 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:  Diocese of Rumbek (South Sudan)
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St. Mark's (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
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Isaiah 61:10-11
Psalm 34
Luke 1:46-55

Worship Ministers for August 10 - 11

 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: Devena Reed
Welcome Table: Bill Bisig
Ushers: Kathryn Barber & Cynthia Moreno

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Bob Wills
Sub-Deacon: Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister:  Jennifer Benson
Chalice Minister:  Lucy Kemper
Altar Minister: Sharon Tootle
Reader 1:  Youth 1
  Reader 2:  Youth 2
Prayers: Youth
Verger:  Larry Griffin
Welcome Table: Sandy McBride and Linda Schwab
Greeters:  Tani Henrickson & Lauree Birchmeier
Ushers: Vera Mulnix & Jean Ehlers
Asst. Ushers: HJoAnn Salem & Mary Petrocik
Altar Guild Team:  Robin Borok, Mary Hallford, Joy Ramsey Smith, Katie Staudt, 
Kathy MacCauley, Phyllis Maruna

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 11:
Men's Group

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 honor if her parents, Archie & Phyllis Luhmann, on their 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 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 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 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 .

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: .

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 


Please contact the church office
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Phone: (928) 778-4499