Good afternoon,

We hope this finds you well today. 

As a reminder, the "Rx Bottles for Malawi" Prescription Bottle-Packing session for tomorrow, Saturday, April 2, has been cancelled.

Easter blessings to you!

The St. Luke's Office Staff

St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of April 3, 2016
Calendar for April 2-8 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Inquirers' Class Continues
The Inquirers' Class continues this Sunday, April 3, at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room.
Bible Women: The Wily and the Wicked Women of the Bible
Interested in a seven-week study on women of the Bible? This seven-week class begins Wednesday, April 6, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Classroom Wing and will meet weekly on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. If you are interested in participating in this study, sign up in the Gathering Hall if you would like to purchase a book. Lucy Kemper will be the facilitator.
Prayer in the Spirit of  TaizĂ©
Want to experience a quiet and meditative form of prayer?

Join us for our monthly  TaizĂ© service on Friday, April 8, at 6 p.m.

All are welcome!

Prescott Chamber Orchestra Concert on April 8
The next concert of the Prescott Chamber Orchestra, who holds weekly rehearsals at St. Luke's, will be on Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the church. This concert f eatures Phoenix Symphony Principal Cellist Peter Anderegg performing Hayden Cello Concerto #1, as well as music by Rossini and Prokofiev. Plus, you will be delighted by student musician soloist, Shalom Eis. For more information or for tickets, visit prescottstrings.com.

Alleluia Fund
Bishop Smith has designated next Sunday, April 10, as Alleluia Fund Sunday throughout the Diocese. On that day, churches and parishioners are asked to support the Alleluia Fund for the important work of planting new Episcopal congregations in Arizona, as well as supporting existing congregations with special grants to help them grow. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity. There will be more information about the Alleluia Fund available next Sunday, or you can visit the Alleluia Fund webpage at: http://www.azdiocese.org/alleluia/index.html.

Progressive Christian Studies: Reimagining God
This session of study will take place on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Conference Room beginning on April 13 and concluding on July 13. It is a study of a book by Lloyd Geering based on the notion that the common concept of God has become problematic in contemporary culture, presenting critical challenges which the Church cannot ignore. Fr. Bob Wills will be the facilitator. Information on this session is available in the Gathering Hall or by clicking  here.
Spring Clean-up on Friday, April 15
The Building & Grounds Commission will have a Spring Clean-up day on Friday, April 15. Easy to remember as this is also the Federal Income Tax Filing deadline!! We will primarily focus on trimming plants and cleaning up in the outdoor areas, as well as cleaning the kitchen. Start time is 10:00 a.m. and will continue until we are complete. Please bring outdoor cleaning/pruning tools and cleaning supplies. All are most welcome!!
Telecare Ministry: The Most Important Form of Stewardship That We Can Do
"TeleCare is a quiet ministry, but it has mattered a lot...It helps keep far flung, busy urban congregants connected, and people 'appreciate the call, often saying it came just when they needed it.'...volunteer teams spend one hour, one evening...at the church, making calls and then praying together for each person contacted, naming each joy and concern."

Come learn how to incorporate this vital, lay pastoral ministry of caring within your congregation, and see how it affects their relationship with you, your church, and your community. The workshop lasts only 100 minutes!

This workshop will be at St. Luke's on two dates: Thursday, April 14, 1:30-3:10 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, 9:30-11:10 a.m. (It will also take place at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix on May 19 and 21.) For more information, contact  timothy@azdiocese.org.
Upcoming Cursillo Activities and Scheduled Ultreyas
The next Ultreya will be on Saturday, April 16, with beverages and munchies at 1 p.m. and the Ultreya from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Classroom Wing.

Future dates are:  Ultreya on June 18, 2016 and Cursillo #117 Weekend on July 14-17, 2016, at Chapel Rock in Prescott.
 
Click here for flyer with all the dates!

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Golfing fun is around the corner! 
The St. Luke's golf season will start Saturday, April 16, at Antelope Hills. The sign-up sheet is in the Gathering Hall.  We welcome anyone who loves to play. Handicaps are helpful for assigning teams. The start of play will be 8:15 a.m. The price to play 18 holes is $41.00 with cart and $33.00 with an Advantage card. Lunch will be available for those that want to stay. The restaurant has great food. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded. Please sign up by April 10. Come and have some fun!
Quarterly Update on Fry's Community Rewards
There were 31 households, which is up by 6 participants, who shopped at Fry's between December 1, 2015, and February 29, 2016, who have linked their VIP shopping card to St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Because of this great support, St. Luke's will be receiving $166.65 from the Fry's Community Rewards program! To learn more or to link your Fry's VIP shopping card to St. Luke's please visit Fry's Community Rewards website. You must update your enrollment each October. To see a graphic illustration of the history of donations received from this program, click here.
Prescott Chorale Performance on April 23 
The next performance of the Prescott Chorale is on Saturday, April 23, at 3 p.m. at St. Luke's. The Chorale will be performing The Requiem by Maurice Durufle'. The informative concert preview will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. For more information on Prescott Chorale or to purchase tickets, visit www.prescottchorale.org.
Yard Sale
The youth group is having a yard sale on Saturday, April 30,
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Everything will be accepted except clothing.  The proceeds of the yard sale will benefit the youth mission trip to Cortez, Colorado, this June.

Dates and times for dropping off your yard sale items are as follows: Sunday, April 23 after 10 a.m. service; Monday, April 24, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday April 25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Call Sophie at the church, 928-778-4499, for more information.
Like Us on Facebook!!
If you are on Facebook, please go to the St. Luke's Episcopal, Prescott, AZ, page, and Like and Share postings that you feel comfortable supporting. By clicking on the "Like us on Facebook" button below, you'll be taken directly to the St. Luke's Facebook page.
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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 114 items for the weekend of March 26-27, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: canned soup, hot cereal, rice, dried beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
March 26-27, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 482
Weekly Giving: (Operating Fund): $11,797.52

Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Bebe, Betsy, Betty, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Dan, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Eunice, Eric, Frank, Gary, Geoff, family of Jack H., Jackson, James, Jason, Jean, Jeanne, Jim, Joan, Joe, John, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Keena, Kristi, Larry, Linda, Lynda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Marty, Mary Grace, Mary Ann, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Michelle, Miriam, Nancy, Pat & family, Paul, Penny, Pete, Preston, Ray, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Steve, Susan, Susie, Tammy, Teresa, Tina, Tony,Trey, Vanessa, Vic, Walt
 
...for those in our Armed Forces: Josh, Mark, Robby, Michael, Jesse, Curt, 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

...in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Stephen's Church in Sierra Vista

...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  US Vets / Troop Support, United Thank Offering, United Blood Services Blood Drive, Boy Scout Troop 10, Cub Scout Pack 10, Girl Scout Troop 79
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: 
Karen Wiggins, Bill Johnson, James Kurtz, Linda Leon,
Paul Rosenblatt, Pierre-Henry Buisson, Ellie Lassiter, Hilary James, Lynda Kinnear, Kaci Brown, Chelsea Ghan, Maxine Tartt
 
Anniversaries: 
Dennis & Renee McKnight, Amy & Angela Chamberlain, 
Tony & Nancy Reynolds


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This Week's Scripture Reading
Second Sunday of Easter
 
Collect: 
A lmighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Third Sunday of Easter


In the Community
People Who Care Volunteer Orientation
People Who Care is holding their next volunteer info and orientation meeting on Thursday, April 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at 1133 Old Chisholm Trail in Dewey. Click here for more information.
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.

Foster Care Info Nights:
Foster Adoptive Network
Attend a foster care orientation meeting at St. Luke's on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Next one is April 21. Click here for flyer.

Church Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to noon

Click on name to below to send an email message:

Rector
Deacon
Music Director

Organist
Parish Administrator
Financial Assistant

Children's Ministry/
Youth Director
Sexton
Senior Warden
Junior Warden
Pastoral Care Commission




St Luke's Episcopal Church 

Please contact the church office by email or phone with questions or concerns.
Email:  info@slecp.org
Phone: (928) 778-4499