St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of February 17, 2019

The Parish Office will be closed on 
Monday, February 18, 
in observance of Presidents' Day.
February is Heart Month -  CPR Saves Lives
Join us for a CPR class on February 21! 
Please RSVP to Lesa West at 445-5024. 
Space is limited! 
$15.00 prepaid prior to class with credit card.  3767Karicio Lane, Suite C (corner under CPR letters) 
Behind Costco & Joe's Furniture
!Nos Hablamos! 

St. Luke's is excited to begin offering basic-level conversational Spanish on Thursdays from noon to 1:00pm in the conference room beginning February 28. Whether you have never spoken Spanish or you would like to brush up on your skills, this group is for you. We will talk, pray, and sing as well as strengthen friendships through this class led by Pat Anderson.

Serving Seniors February 28, 10am - 1 pm
Free Senior Community Outreach Fair
Lunch, door prizes,  speakers, & information booths

Smyth Center, 143 South Cortez
Plenty of parking in lot just south of building

Pledge Envelopes
Be sure to pick up your pledge envelopes this weekend in the Gathering Hall. Please call the church office if you can't pick them up this weekend so we can make other arrangements to get them to you.
Bishop Smith has designated March 3rd as Chapel Rock Sunday.   On that day, the Bishop is asking each church and congregation members to support the  newly created Bishop Kirk Smith Children & Youth Campership Fund. The experiences  that our campers have at Chapel Rock are life changing and extraordinary. Every year, 
when we read camper evaluations, camper after camper says, "That was the best week of  my summer!".   It is fun, Christ-centered, and provides the opportunity to grow closer to  God through the beauty and power of our Episcopal Church traditions. Help send  children and youth to camp this summer! There will be a collection taken to support the  campership fund Sunday, March 3rd. You can also contribution online at  http://bit.ly/BpSmithCamp (note the URL is case sensitive).

This past weekend, we sold 67 lbs of JustCoffee supporting one grower's family this month.  
Testimonials on the quality of the coffee are appreciated and will be passed on to the growers.  They love to hear from their customers.
Please contact  Maryellen.rivero@gmail.com
 with questions or feedback about JustCoffee.  

College and Trade School Scholarships
Don't forget to share with the Quad City graduating seniors who are going on to college or trade that St. Luke's offers at least two $1000.00 scholarships. Applications are due March 6 , 2019 and applications can be found on St. Luke's website.
Click here for link to scholarship application (just below Grants section.)

Responding with Gratitude to the Gift of Grace and God's Call to Action
WEEK 7: February 18-24
READ: ROMANS 13:11-15:6
REFLECT: Romans 15:5-6 "May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. "
DIG DEEPER:
1. When have you met "the other" and immediately judged their clothes, living situation, or intellect before getting to know them?  How did that make you feel?
2. When working with other cultures and peoples, what is your motivation?  Are you interested in truly being present and listening with respect to "resolve instead never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another", or just making yourself feel like you are doing good? 
3. Reflect on a situation in the past where you have been fighting for a cause.  Was it worth the emotional capital you invested, especially if it caused animosity or division between you and your community?  How do you think your judgments fit into the bigger picture and God's plan?
4. As humans, we often put off today what we can do tomorrow.  Make a list of things you can do every day to "lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us live honorable as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy".  Romans 13:12-14
Inquirers' Class starting March 10
Do you want to become a member of the Episcopal Church?
An eight-week series presented by the Rev Jack M. Wolter will begin on Sunday March 10 at 11:30 am in the Conference Room to prepare those persons who have not yet been sacramentally 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 want to refresh their understanding of the practice of the Christian Faith in the Episcopal tradition.  YOU are invited to join us for these presentations and discussions.  We hope you will be a participant!
Ordination Update

Invitations will be made available to members of church congregations on Friday, February 22.  Ordination tickets, will be REQUIRED for attendance, even though there is NO cost.  Check your email on February 22 for further details.   Any inquiries about this event should be directed to the Diocesan Office at 602-254-0976. Do NOT call Church for the Nations  (the event venue) as  they will re-direct calls to the Diocesan Office.
St. Luke's is fortunate to have two new committee chairpersons  to carry on important ministries.  Lauree Birchmeier will be the chairperson for Time and Talent. She is working with the past chairperson, Jean Ehlers, and the staff to update the Time and Talent data base.  Sandy McBride will be taking over as the chairperson for the Welcome Table from Brenda Schwartz.  Brenda has helped make the Welcome Table a vital ministry and we thank her for her faithful service.  If you have questions regarding these ministries contact Lauree at  lauree.birchmeier@gmail.com , or Sandy at  sandramcbride7@gmail.com .  Lauree and Sandy exemplify the  generosity of parishioners who work to further the ministries of St. Luke's.
Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people of all ages, children and adults to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO receives the offerings, and distributes 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion through a grant process.   Last year UTO awarded 34 grants for a total of $1,257,778.17.   The focus was "Becoming Beloved Community: Racial Healing, Reconciliation, and Justice." Two examples:  Arizona: Bridges Reentry, $26,000 to provide long-term, rent-free housing; addiction recovery; emotional and spiritual healing; and economic sustainability for formerly incarcerated women.  Convocation of Churches in Europe Support for Community Refugee Events to Fight Racism & Xenophobia Against Refugees and Migrants $15,512.77 to renovate kitchen and provide essential equipment so that the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center is able to host monthly community events to promote cultural diversity, bridge divisions between locals and newcomers, fight racism against migrants, and move toward becoming the Beloved Community.
Grief Support Group
The grief support group is continuing to meet weekly on Fridays starting at 1:30 pm and ending at 3:00 pm in the Conference Room, adjacent to the office.
Adult Formation Opportunities

  Book Study - On the Brink of Everything 
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. in the Library

  Romans Bible Study 
Wednesdays, 5 p.m. in the Conference Room 
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 Program
Many thanks to all of you for your continued support each week of the weekly food donation program which benefits  three area food banks The counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.

For the week of February 10 :  47  food items were collected
      
This week's shopping list: 
Canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, 
canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
2/9 - 2/10 - Attendance 279
Pledge - $31,817   Plate - $1,086
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
February 17  Lynda Roundtree, Luann Herbert, Charlie Arnold
February 18  Alan Robertson, Peggy Wagner
February 19  Lisa MacNamera, Fred Brane, John Euson, Heather Dievendorff
February 20  Kathy MacCauley
February 21  Rebekah Norris
February 22  Chuck Taylor
February 23  Gordon Snider             

Anniversaries:
February 19  Gary & Karen Kensig
February 20  Andrew & Beth Newton
Our Prayer lists
For those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb,  Bea, Bee, Betsy, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carmen, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, David, Dawn Ellen, Ellie, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gislela, Glory, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jean, Jeanne, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kathleen & Philip, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lea, Les G., Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Miriam, Nancy, Nolan (baby), Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Peggy, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rob, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sandy, Sean, Sally, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Tony, Trey, Tricia, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren,William, Zachary, Zelm

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Diocese of Maridi (South Sudan)
In Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St. Philip's in the Hills (Tuscon)
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Prescott Area Shelter Services, 
Stagger Straight Emergency Shelter

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion Diocese in Navajoland
Scripture Readings
The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Psalm 116:10-17
Genesis 8:6-13, 20-22
Mark 8:22-26
Worship Ministers for February 16-17, 2019

5:30 p.m. Service
 Celebrant/Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters: Doug & Pat Ogburn
 
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Devena Reed
Ushers: Jim & Pam Damm 

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Sub-Deacon:  Larry Neece
Chalice Minister: Charles Covert
Chalice Minister: Brenda Schwartz
Altar Minister: Bill Christy
Reader 1: Vera Mulnix
Reader 2: Winnie Larson
Prayers: Zibbie Wolter
Verger: Michael Staudt
Greeters: Ted & Genell Lee
Welcome Table: Jean Ehlers
Ushers: Geoffrey & Brenda Holden
Asst. Ushers:Mary Berkheiser & Becky Hansen

Altar Guild Team: Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno, Becky Hansen, Jennifer Benson, 
Betty & Dan Phillips

Host Coffee Hour!!
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. 

February 10: 
no host; 
please feel free to bring something to share





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.
  
February 17: 
given by  Lauren Crawford in memory of her brother Patrick Huff on the one-year anniversary of his death.

also given by 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 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 and for information for this event, visit  www.prescotthabitat.org 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:  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