St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of April 8 , 2018
A Note from the Rector
Easter Greetings!
 
It's my pleasure to inform you that The Reverend Denise Muller has accepted the call to serve as Assistant Rector. Currently she is finishing her Anglican Studies at the Seminary of Austin, Texas. She will begin her ministry with us on July 1st. Rev. Denise will probably be ordained a priest in August. You will find Rev. Muller's bio in this Epistle.
 
From April 10th through the 16th, I will attend a retreat organized by the Church Pension Fund for Episcopal priests. I'm looking forward to this time of spiritual refreshment. For any pastoral emergency, please contact the Senior Warden, Dwight Willman, and/or the Pastoral Care Team.
 
I'm so grateful by the great work from so many of you during Lent, Holy Week, and the celebrations of Easter! It is really a blessing to be your rector.
 
Alleluia, Christ is risen!
Please bring your treasures!!
Drop off times:
Sunday, April 8 - after 10 a.m. service
Monday, April 9 - 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10 - 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11 - 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you cannot deliver, our drivers can pick up. Call the office at 778-4499 to schedule an appointment.  Please, no books and no clothing!

Shop on Saturday, April 14, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke's!

All proceeds from the garage sale will go towards the missions of the St. Luke's. Thank you for your donation!
Introducing The Rev. Denise Muller
The Rev. Denise Muller is excited to be called to serve as the Assistant Rector at St. Luke's Episcopal Church beginning in July 2018. She will graduate with a Diploma in Anglican Studies at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas in May 2018.
 
A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Denise graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at Arizona State University in 1997. Following the completion of a Masters in Public Health at Loma Linda University in 2000, Denise held positions in HIV, drug, and violence prevention at the Arizona Department of Education for several years. During this time she began studying at Fuller Theological Seminary and completed a Masters of Arts in Theology and Biblical Studies in 2008. Following her seminary studies, she was the Arizona Field Director at a national prison ministry organization, managing over 200 volunteers statewide, interfacing with the Arizona Department of Corrections on their behalf, as well as training and coaching various congregations in establishing prisoner reentry ministries in partnership with each other and local organizations.
 
While working in prison ministry, Denise enrolled in a spiritual direction program and discerned a vocation as a spiritual director. In this ministry, she became devoted to practices drawn from Benedictine and Ignatian spiritualities, and to companioning and supporting others in noticing and discerning the presence of God in the ordinary rhythms of life. She continues to serve as a spiritual director.
 
While in the spiritual direction program, Denise began attending Episcopal worship services. She was moved by encountering the Holy in the liturgy and found resonance with the Episcopal tradition's embrace of a broad range of theologies and spiritualities woven together within common patterns of prayer and worship. While preparing for confirmation in the Episcopal Church, Denise and people close to her began to wonder if she might also be called to Holy Orders. She started the formal process of discernment for the priesthood at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix, where she actively served in liturgical and pastoral care ministries until she moved to Austin in summer 2016 for her seminary studies in formation for the priesthood. While in Austin, she has served at St. David's Episcopal Church and has worked as a chaplain intern at Seton Hospitals.
 
Hiking in nature, journaling about dreams and daily life, engaging in centering prayer, and noticing the presence of the Holy in the mundane are among the practices that nurture Denise's soul and keep her rooted in the Ground of Being. These practices complement and sustain her devotion to various forms of ministry. Her primary call in ministry centers on guiding people to dwell in the love of God and grow more deeply into who they have been created to be. She is passionate about the Church being a place where all people may experience a sense of belonging in community, encounter the loving presence of God, and be strengthened to seek and serve Christ in all persons.
Prescott Chorale Performance April 21
Inspiring Music: Heroes and History
The next performance of the Prescott Chorale will be on Saturday, April 21, at 3 p.m. at St. Luke's. Tickets will be sold in the Gathering Hall on Sundays, April 8 & 15! 

Inspired by the genius of musicians who preceded him, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger created his Mass in C Major for chorus. 125 years later, Rene' Clausen found inspiration in the events of 9-11 for his beautiful Memorial in remembrance of those who died and those who live on.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit  prescottchorale.org.
Men's Group on Saturday, April 14
All men of St Luke's are invited to attend a special service in Chapel at  7:30 a.m. which is to be followed by a light breakfast and meeting in the Conference Room.
New 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 recognizes and honors...
... the following 19 p ersons or families that have included St. Luke's as a Beneficiary in their Will, Trust, or an Insurance Policy:  
Arnold, Kimball
Blake, Kevin and Tina
Burwell, Bruce
Davis, Ron and Penny
Garripee, Les and Rosie
Harber, Barbara
Hepner, Bob
Kemper, Mike and Lucy
McIntosh, Gib and Sylvia
Meyer, Bob and Sarah
Norman, Bob and Laura
Preston, Bob and Joan
Sture, Keehna
Sullivan, Ed and Hedwig
Weeks, Dick and Barbara
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Save the Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
"The Beautiful New You" ladies fashion show and luncheon at St. Luke's Parish Hall. Tickets are $25.00 and will be available starting  April 14th , and continue at each service until  April 29th . Only 112 tickets will be sold, so make plans to attend this fun fashion show/luncheon. Fashions furnished by Smart Girls of Prescott Valley. Tickets will be sold for several beautifully themed raffle baskets and a very special pop-up shop with fashions and accessories from Smart Girls for purchasing. Please contact a committee member for any question: Carol Sweeden Jean Ehlers, Beth Shaw, Jan Leonard, Eileen Griffin, Barbara Brubaker, Carmen Welter.
Outreach News
Positions have been added to the Outreach Commission to help it run more smoothly.
Current positions are as follows: Vice Chairman: Patti Bain, Financial Secretary: Carol Covert, Vestry Liaison for 2018: Liz Kennedy, Secretary: Charlotte Willman, and Chairman: Mary Hallford. If you have questions about Outreach, these people would be more than happy to answer them.

Commission members have been busy visiting various programs St. Luke's supports with the parish members' generous contributions. (More will be coming about these programs at a later date.) We are very blessed to have such a big-hearted and loving congregation here at St. Luke's spreading God's word in the community. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness and support.
 
The next Outreach meeting is Monday April 9th at 4:00 pm in the Conference Room.

All are Welcome!
Need Yarn . . .

...and maybe a few volunteers to knit or crochet winter hats/scarves for November Outreach Collections. 

The Outreach Committee will take any and all yarn spring cleaning efforts from now until April 29. Look for the collection bag next to the Outreach table in the Gathering Hall. Over 700 clients (half of which are children) are served at three local non-profits that distribute warm winter clothing. If you would like to knit or crochet items, using your favorite pattern and yarn from the collection bag, contact Carol Covert (928-515-1630).  
United Thank Offering (UTO) In-gathering is May 13!
Visit our website!
Be sure to visit our website, stlukesprescott.church, 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  stlukesprescott.church 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 role they play in the life of this region.
Check out all our recent activity on Facebook!
Go to the St. Luke's Episcopal, Prescott, AZ, page,  https://www.facebook.com/stlukesaz/ , and Like and Share posts that you feel comfortable supporting. By clicking on the link above or "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
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 Aoril 1,  129 food items were collected!!
  
This week's shopping list: 
Canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk
Weekly Attendance & Giving
3/31-4/1/18:  Attendance - 534
                     Pledge - $ 14,337
      Plate - $ 4,134    
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays
April 8: Heather Hendrickson, Maxine Tartt
April 9: Kathryn Barber 
April 10: Lynette Barnett
April 11: Patricia Coleman, Kenneth Simpkins
April 12: Ruth Rothgery, Michael Staudt, Ken Wagner
April 13: Talyn Bean, Kitty Chase
April 14: Meredith Hughes

Anniversaries
April 10: Dan & Betty Phillips
April 11: Steven & Cheryl Beck
April 12: Gary & Kathleen MacCauley
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J.,Adam,  Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Angela, Art, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Bettina, Brandon, Brien, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl, Chris,  Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, Daniel,  David, Denise, Dianne, Dick, Donald, Dott, Dylan, Ed, Enrique, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank, Harold & Wilma. Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jean, Jeanne, Jerry, Jim, Joe, Joel, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken,  Kimball, Kira,  Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele, Miriam, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter,  Preston, Reed, Renita, Rich, Rick, Ron, Rosey, Ruth, Salem, Sandy, Shea, Sheri,Shirley, Skip, Steve, Steven, Susan, Susan S.,  Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Trey, Tricia, Sue, Sue & Wally, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, Zelma

...for those in our Armed Forces:
Echo, Brian
 
...for the Yavapai-Apache Nation
 
...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Dioceses of Bugosa (Uganda)
 
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Trinity Church (Kingman)
 
...for our companion Diocese:  Diocese of Navajoland
 
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank, Prescott Valley Food Bank, Chino Valley Food Bank
Scripture Readings
Second Sunday of Easter 
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Psalm 34:1-8
Acts 5:12-26
John 3:16-23
Weekly Worship Assistants for April 7-8, 2018
 
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters: Tom & Susan Snodgrass
 
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Gib McIntosh
Greeters/Ushers: Jim & Pam Damm
 
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest:  The Reverend Susan Armer
Sub-Deacon:  Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister:  Ernie Howell
Chalice Minister:  Beth Shaw
Altar Minister: Sharon Tootle
Reader 1: Youth
Reader 2:  Youth
Prayers: Youth
Verger:  Sharon Welker
Greeters:  Darrell Anderson & Susan Bray Anderson
Welcome Table:  Barbara Lake & Sandy McBride
Ushers: Bruce & Geni LeQuesne
Asst. Ushers:  Barbara Baker-Rosenberg & Rich Schwartz
Oblationers: Youth
  
Altar Guild Team: Barbara Kriger, Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno,
Betty Phillips, Becky Hansen


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. 

Barb & Dave Brubaker and
PV Small Group




Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2018 flower chart is
now 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.
 
Altar Flowers - Ed Hume
  
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 prescottdbe.org 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. Next one is April 19. 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. The next concert of the season is April 28 at 2:30 p.m. 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.
The next performance will take place on Saturday April 21 at 3 p.m.
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

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.

St Luke's Episcopal Church 



Please contact the church office
by email or phone.

Phone: (928) 778-4499