St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of August 18
A Faithful Response to Hate

Last week Bishop Jennifer Reddall's E-pistle was in video format.  Bishop Reddall addressed a faithful response to hate, white supremacy, and the sin of racism.

True stewardship is all about perceiving what we are and what we have as gifts from God.  We are stewards of the mysteries of God, stewards of one another, stewards of the world in which we are planted, stewards of our time, our treasure and personal skills, gifts and abilities.  TeleCare is a way that we can more fully be stewards of one another. Please come to Stewardship University from 9:30 to 2:30 on August 24 in the conference room to find out more about effective ways of addressing the full scope of stewardship.  A sign-up sheet is in the Gathering Hall, or call the office to register.
Meet Dr. Carlos Montezuma
On Thursday, August 22, at 11 AM in the St. Luke's parish hall, Monte Anderson will do a formal talk on the extraordinary story of this Yavapai physician. Dr. Montezuma's life provides many insights into Native American relationships from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s. This is a story about which Monte feels a close connection. His hope is that he will leave you pondering for several days after the talk.   The presentation is targeted to committee members but anyone who is  interested is welcome to attend.
PASS (Prescott Area Shelter Services)
is blessed and extremely thankful for your continued support.  Your donations make it possible for unfortunate women and their children to gain the help they need, both physically and spiritually, to recover from crisis to stability. As the PASS Chaplain, I do have a reminder for donors. When making monthly donations to the PASS CHAPLAIN PROGRAM, please insure that your check is made out to: PASS CHAPLAIN PROGRAM and not directly to Rev. Bill Christy. This insures that your donation to God's program, will easily find its way into the proper budget.  Remember, 100% of your donation goes directly to its intended purpose--making a life-changing difference in the lives of women and their children in time of crisis. Thank you and God Bless!   PASS Chaplain,  Rev. Bill Christy
20 Angel Quilts delivered to Phoenix Children's Hospital!
Each quilt was accompanied by a beautiful hand made card.  Nina Clifford designed these cards especially for the children at Phoenix Children's Hospital. 
Already we are on our way with several more quilts ready and waiting!  Our next meeting will be Thursday, September 19th in the classroom wing from 9 AM to 12 noon.  Come and share this wonderful ministry with us!
For more information please contact , Linda Leal, 928-717-1647 or Sharon Welker, 928-541-1074.
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!
Wellness Update
Some Thoughts About Depression  by Julie Cargill
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 them understand that feeling down, blue, sad all the time wasn't necessary because very 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. 
Inquirers' Class Begins This Sunday
Join Father Jack in the Conference Room at 11:30 for an eight-week series of Inquirers' Classes.  These classes will prepare those who have not yet been confirmed or received 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 to see you. 
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 10/11: 120 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
canned soup, hot cereal, rice, dried beans

Weekly Attendance & Giving
August 10/11  -  Attendance: 319    Pledge: $7,178   Plate:  $1,062
Honoring Special Dates
August 20:  Thomas Glover, Reeni Knudson
August 21:  George Tyree, Ted Lee
August 22:    Carol Sweeden, Dianne Crowther, Ivan Tomitz, Steven Dear, 
                    Jeff Bernatz, Peggy Cole
August 23:  Jonathon Harris            

August 18:  Mark & Kathy Tuttle
August 19:  John & Mary Ann Petrocik, Ed & Jan Hume
August 20:  John & Dominique Jewett
August 23:  Bill & Christine Loughney
August 24:  Chick & Christy Hastings

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:  the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:    Saints Philip & James in Morenci
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
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Deuteronomy 18:15-18
1 Corinthians 4:9-15
Luke 22:24-30
Psalm 91 

Worship Ministers for August 17 - 18

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister:  Art Villemure
Greeters:  Doug & Pat Ogburn
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister: Liz Kennedy
Welcome Table: Francois & Deborah Maurice
Ushers: Jim & Pam Damm

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Assisting Priest: The Rev. James Schubert
Sub-Deacon: Charles Covert
Chalice Minister:  Steven Dear
Chalice Minister:  Cynthia Dear
Altar Minister: Sharon Tootle
Reader 1:  Wini Larson
  Reader 2:  Zibbie Wolter
Prayers: Doris Schoeben
Verger:  Michael Staudt
Welcome Table: Jean Ehlers & Linda Schwab
Greeters:  Ted & Genell Lee
Ushers: Geoffrey Holden & Brenda Holden
Asst. Ushers: Diane Mazmanian & Susan Kimball
Altar Guild Team:  Elsie Tyree, Pat Eaton, Syliva McIntosh, Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock, 
Betsy Denison

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 18:
Deb Creighton
Denise & Carl DeKemper 

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 
Carol Sweden In honor of her daughter, Jennifer and Carol's Birthdays.
Ed Hume  In loving memory of Ed's wife Jan on their 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 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

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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 


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Phone: (928) 778-4499