St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of August 25
The Episcopal Church continues to respond to the complex array of challenges facing immigrants across the United States, including support for children and other people seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border, assisting immigrants who are undocumented, advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, and resettling refugees through Episcopal Migration Ministries.  Their new video  Walking With Immigrants highlights  the work of the Diocese of Arizona and Cruzando Fronteras.
Cruzando Fronteras
Thank you to everyone who has donated items or transported them to the Phoenix drop off centers. Your generosity is making Christ known in our world. If you would like to make a donation, the following are items the ministry is currently in need of: 
Backpacks
Larger diapers (sizes 5 & 6)
Soap and  Shampoo
Toothpaste & toothbrushes
Toilet paper and  Paper towels
NEW underwear (children and adults)
Please drop off items bagged in small enough sizes that can be easily carried. Items can be brought to the parish during normal business hours. If you would like to financially contribute to this ministry, you can donate online:
Join us for Game Night

following the 5:30 Worship Service on August 31st. 
Bring your favorite snack to share. We'll see you then!

FOR KIDS!
Sunday September 1st
From 9:15 am to 9:45 am
At St Luke's Episcopal Church
2000 Shepherds Lane Prescott
We will meet in the Meditation Room.
Bring your friends and family    
                              for a simple and warm service.                                 
Is coming back!
Sunday September 1 st
after the Family Eucharist
The Once and Future Jesus
A new fall seminar with Fr. Wills starts September 4 from 5 pm to 6 pm in the classroom wing.  Use the signup in the Gathering Hall or call Fr. Bob at 928 227-2496 to get the book at 30% discount.
The Arizona Diamondbacks invite all members of the Diocese, their family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy fellowship and cheer on the D-backs as they host the Cincinnati Reds! Bishop Reddall will be in attendance! Game Date & Time: - Friday, September 13, 2019, First Pitch: 6:40 p.m.  Seating Option: $25 - Lower Level Bleachers (section 141) (seats with backs) We're sitting in the same section again, so everyone has an opportunity to chat with fellow Episcopalians and Bishop Reddall! You're encouraged to wear your church, diocesan, or Episcopal t-shirt.  A portion of every ticket purchased using this special offer will be designated for the Diocesan Prison Ministry program. There will be a pre-game party again! Join Episcopalians from all over the Diocese at Trinity Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St.) beginning at 5:00 p.m. Free parking is available at select spots in the garage (read the signs!), in front of Diocesan House, and street parking. T hen take the light rail with other fans to the ballpark. Tickets are $4/person for an all-day pass and can be purchased at the light rail stop. The Central/Roosevelt Stop is adjacent to Trinity. After the game, stay for the festivities that are part of the D-backs Faith & Family Night. There will be fireworks, followed by a player Q & A. Special guest For King & Country will be performing a concert to end the event! The ticket order deadline is September 3, 2019. Tickets can be purchased online at http://wwwazdiocese.org/baseball.html / or by phone (602 462-4113)
All Episcopal and Lutheran women and their friends are invited to participate in the ECW Annual Retreat, "Walking in God's Love" in Phoenix on September 27 and 28.
Stay at the Hilton Garden Inn near the Airport, enjoy catching up with old friends and make new ones. Register and pay by August 26 to SAVE $25! The schedule includes a gathering Friday evening with finger food, followed by a Taizé service. Saturday's schedule has a lineup of speakers who will inspire us to enjoy "Walking in God's Love." Register online at
JustFaith comes to St Luke's
JustFaith is designed for people who want a deeper faith, a greater sense of purpose, and a practical understanding of how to make a difference in the world. Participants engage in reading, prayer, and thought-provoking dialogue. They encounter the world, each other, the Gospel, and build lasting relationships. (visitJustFaith.org)
The 21 week course includes centering prayer, retreat days, lectio divina, presentations, dialogue, deepening relationships and immersion experiences. Participants will prepare for sessions through spiritual readings and prayer journals.
Sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Anne Fitzsimons will speak about the program Sept. 7/8 after all Services. There will be an information session on Wed. Sept 25th 9-11 for interested persons.
For questions, Contact:   Maryellen.rivero@gmail.com or  Annf36@hotmail.com
SAVE THE DATE.  Sunday, September 15 Elder Appreciation Sunday  
Everyone is invited to celebrate our elders after the 10am service.  Sign-up your family in the Gathering Hall, due to limited space in our Parish Hall we are limited 110 people.
Just a reminder our monthly potluck is tonight, Friday, August 23 at 6:00pm.  Thank you Jim & Susan Schubert for hosting this month's gathering.  
The Schubert's address is 8337 North Prairie View, Prescott Valley. 
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.

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.
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 Programs
Thank you for your continued support of our food donation programs which benefit  three area food banks and our own Food Pantry  

August 17/18: 57 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit

Weekly Attendance & Giving
August 10/11  -  Attendance: 310    Pledge: $5,219   Plate:  $1,128
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
August 25:  Louann Chamerlin,  Charlie MacNamera
August 26:  Glenn Edmilao
August 27:  Trent Denison, Amy Chamberlin
August 28:  Helen Henderson
August 29:  Chalys Stephens, George Dunham
August 30:  Eileen Griffin
August 31:  Carol Unangst, Joyce Evans

Anniversaries:
August 27:  Paul & Shannon Rosenblatt
August 29:  Thomas & Carol Glover,  Jim & Lynda Rowntree
August 30:  Larry & Betsy Whearley

Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Barbara, 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, Jeanne, Jennifer, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, JoAnn & Greg, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Joy, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kathleen & Phillip, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Larry & Mary,  Lea, Lee, Les G., 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, 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 South America
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:    Saint Andrew (Nogales)
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
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday
Worship Ministers for August 24 - 25

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister:  Brenda Schwartz
Greeters:  Jane & Roger Peacock
 
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Rev. Pierrre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Rich Staudt
Welcome Table: Francois & Deborah Maurice
Ushers: Marjorie Hultberg & Sally Phelps

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest: The Rev. James Schubert
Sub-Deacon: Bill Christy
Chalice Minister:  Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister:  Jennifer Benson
Altar Minister: Charles Covert
Reader 1:  Barbara Harber
  Reader 2:  Patricia Anderson
Prayers: George Chesney
Verger:  Paul Nelson
Welcome Table: Genell Lee & Eva Klein
Greeters:  Frank & Nancy Davidson
Ushers: Ken & Peggy Wagner
Asst. Ushers: Tani Hendrickson & Lynne Wells
 
Altar Guild Team:  Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno, Becky Hansen, Jennifer Benson, 
Betty & Dan Phillips, Marjorie Hultberg


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 25:
Daughters of the King 




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 
Beth Shaw "In loving memory of the two Aquarians, Malcolm and Mom.  'THE BEST OF THE BEST'".

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 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 .
    Ten Commandments Bible Study
 
Coming this fall presented by Greg Bowers
Date and time yet to be determined.  A sign-up sheet is in the gathering hall.  Please indicate 
what time and day of the week  works best for you.


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, 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:  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