St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of August 12 , 2018

First Concert of St. Luke's Concert Series
2018-19 Season this Sunday at 3 p.m.!!!

Click here for the St. Luke's Concert Series flyer for 2018-19.
Are You Called to be a Stephen Minister?
Stephen Ministers are lay persons who provide care to individuals experiencing a crisis or going through a difficult time in life.  They are NOT counselors or therapists. They do not run errands or provide transportation, clean house, cook meals or pay bills. Their role is that of a companion on a difficult journey.

Each Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time (man to man, woman to woman) and meets with that person on a regular basis, usually weekly, to listen, care, empathize, pray and provide emotional and spiritual support.  The caring relationship is completely confidential, and lasts for as long as the care receiver's need persists.

Training to be a Stephen Minister requires a commitment of 50 hours, typically once a week for 2 and a half hours with required reading before each class. Classes will begin mid-September and finish in February with time off for the holidays.

Currently St. Luke's has seven Stephen Ministers who are providing care to members of our community.  Here is what one care receiver has to say about her Stephen Ministry experience... "I can't tell you how grateful I am for my Stephen Minister.  My only regret is that I didn't agree to it when it was first introduced to me.  I have been able to talk freely without fear of judgment. I look forward to spending time with my Stephen Minister every week."

If you have questions or wish to apply for the program, please contact Deacon Chris Christy, 928 533-5012 or Lucy Kemper, 928 642-8831 .  If you have been trained to be a Stephen Minister in a previous parish and have been inactive, there is a re-training program available for you.

Saturday, August 25, 10AM to 7PM
Sunday, August 26, 12 - 7PM
This is a great opportunity to let Prescott Valley know what St. Luke's is all about and what we have to offer! All ministries are welcomed and encouraged to participate. All ministries/ commissions are responsible for providing their own literature.

So far we have the Outreach Commission, Food Pantry, Bradshaw Mountain High School Ministry, Prescott Area Shelter Services, Youth & Children's Ministry, Stephens' Ministry, Native American Ministry, Spanish Ministry, and Membership Commission.

There is a signup sheet in the gathering hall for Volunteers to sign up for which day and what 2.5 hour interval they will be there to facilitate the booth.
If you have any questions, or would like your ministry to be included, please contact the church office (928)778-4499, or Liz Kennedy (928) 632-3100, or
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Weekend Food Pantry Meeting on August 16 @ 4 p.m.

There will be a meeting for The Saint Luke's Weekend Food Pantry Thursday August 16th at 4PM. We will be finalizing our details for our Grand Opening on the 24th.  Anyone interested in assisting with this new Ministry are welcome. For more information contactt he Food Pantry at
Cabaret: Sunday, September 9, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Once again, The Choir of Saint Luke's is presenting a dazzling evening of dinner, wine and  entertainment.

Tickets go on sale in the church Gathering Hall beginning Saturday, Aug. 18th - 5:30 pm service and will continue at every service until sold out. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early. Tickets are $30.00 and all proceeds go to the church general fund. 

Each numbered ticket will have a table number which will guarantee you a seat. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m. Due to restrictions of our liquor license, this is a NO BYOB event. BUT, red and white wine will be served with your meal. We need volunteers to serve and clean up. If this appeals to you, please email Sue Boyce,
Granite Creek Hunger Ministry will turn 20 this summer. In the words of its founder, Moses Glidden, "The Saturday Feed started July 1998 when my wife and I opened the Bible and Jesus said, 'When I was hungry, you fed Me.' We called friends to say, 'The Lord is hungry; will you help us feed Him?' We put up posters, and on Saturday shared potato salad and hot dogs with twelve hungry guests." Jim and Kathy Pessin joined Moses for that first meal and all three have continued to guide and support the program since its inception.  Other early volunteers were Terry Murphy, Eddie Mefford, John Crandall, and Quentin David. T hank you to the entire St. Luke's family for your ongoing support.
Carol and Jim Lark
Granite Creek Hunger Ministry Volunteers
Visit our website!
Be sure to visit our website,, every so often! There is a great section at the bottom of the Home page entitled "News & Updates" that contains information on recent events at St. Luke's along with some wonderful photos. 
Did you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Faithstreet. 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 green 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 banksThe counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.

For the week of August 4/5:  60 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
Peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuina, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
8/4-8/5 -  Attendance - 239
Pledge - $12,678  -   Plate - $1,415
Honoring Special Dates
August 12: Larry Allen, Cathie Carter, Sally Phelps
August 13: Trevor Soza
August 14: Mary Young
August 15: Darrell Cobb, Mike Franklin, Larry Griffin, Robert McCaullay
August 17: Barbara Harber

August 12: Michael & Kathryn Barber, Diane Mazmanian & Bill Tompkins
August 17: Jim & Carol Hardesty
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charles, Charlotte, Cheryl, Chris,  Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, courtney, Daniel,  Dave, David, Dawn  Ellen, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Donald, Donna,  Dorothy, Dott, Dylan, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gary,  Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Gina, Gislela, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank, Harold & Wilma. Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H. Jack K., , Jean, Jeanne,Jeri, Jerry, Jim, Joe, Joel, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira,Kyle,   Kristi, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Rich Richard, Rick, Rob, Ron, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sally, Sandy, Shea, Sheri,Shirley, Skip, Steven, Susan, Susan S.,  Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Trey, Tricia, Sue, Sue & Wally, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, Wally W, Wally & Fern, William, Zachary, Zelma

...for those in our Armed Forces:   Echo, Brian
...for the Yavapai-Apache Nation

...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Church of the Province of South East Asia
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St Paul's Sudanese Mission (Phoenix)
...for our companion Diocese:  Diocese of Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Hungry Kids Project, Granite Creek Hunger Potluck
Scripture Readings
Twelveth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
St. Mary the Virgin
Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ
Psalm 34
Isaiah 61:1-10
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 1: 46-55
Weekly Worship Assistants for August 11-12, 2018
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: The Reverend Susan Armer
Chalice Minister: Tom Ghan
Greeters: Dan & Betty Phillips
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Reverend Susan Armer
Chalice Minister: Nancy Carmichael
Greeters/Ushers: Sylvia McIntosh & Carol Sweeden
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Reverend Susan Armer
Sub-Deacon:  Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister:  Larry Neece
Chalice Minister:  Keehna Sture
Altar Minister: Lucy Kemper
Reader 1: George Chesney
Reader 2: Doris Highland
Prayers: Wini Larson
Verger:  Sharon Welker
Greeters:  Darrell Anderson & Susan Bray-Anderson
Welcome Table:  Barbara Lake, Sandy McBride, Linda Schwab
Ushers: Vera Mulnix & Lynne Wells
Asst. Ushers:  Geoffrey & Brenda Holden
Oblationers: Youth
Altar Guild Team: Elsie Tyree, Pat Eaton, Sylvia McIntosh,
Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock, Betsy Denison

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. 

Hosts for August 12:

Mary Queen
Gordon Snider

Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2018 flower chart is
posted in the Gathering Hall!
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 on the bulletin board in the Gathering Hall.  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:  Monica Davi;   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 p.m. at St. Luke's in the Conference Room with the exception of the summer months.

Visit for more info or contact Diane Reddy.
Foster Care Info Nights: Foster Adoptive Network
Attend a foster care orientation meeting at St. Luke's in the Parish Hall on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. For more info, call AZ Children's Association at 928-443-1991.

Girl Scouts Troop 79

Troop 79 meets on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. 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 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For more information on the troop, click   here to email the troop leader.

Prescott Chamber Orchestra
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra holds its weekly rehearsals and concerts at St. Luke's. Visit 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 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 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

Weekday Services:
  • Wednesday 10 am           Healing Service with Communion
  • Thursday 9:00 am            Morning Prayer 
  • 2nd & 4th Friday 9 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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St Luke's Episcopal Church 

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Phone: (928) 778-4499