St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of January 27, 2019
The 2019 sign-up sheet for the St. Luke's Pot Lucks
for who will be hosting each month is the Gathering Hall. Please consider opening your home for this. There are a few monthly dates left!

For information on this, please call Sharon Welker at 928-541-1074.

My dear Brothers and Sisters, thank you for all the support, prayers and being with me in my discernment to become a vowed Brother in the Community of Solitude.   It seems like only yesterday I was with you at St Luke's.  You are and always will be my family.   I wish to thank all who attended my profession of Simple Vows and witnessed my formal document.   You all have been with me from the start.  
Brother Ernest James  CoS
The Saint Luke's Weekend Food Pantry Committee would like to thank Betty Gass and her family for their extremely generous donation of over 700 items. We would also appreciate any grocery bags you may have lying around. You may deposit them in the Pantry Tote in the Parish Hall or bring them to the office. Thank you for your generosity and support.
Camerata Singers, under the direction of Jim Klein, will present  "Faces of Love" on Saturday, February 9 - 2:30 pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.   The program features new as well as familiar love songs.  Love from Abroad, Love American Style, Love Lost,  and  Love in Jazz Stylings pieces include  a cappella, piano accompaniment,  cello, flute, penny whistle, and drums.

Tickets are $18 each or 2 for $30.  They are  available  from Camerata members, Jim and Eileen Klein, Sue Boyce, Dennis and Kay Houser, and Bruce Mounsey on Sunday mornings, or at the door.   
You are invited to come and hear a variety of songs about love on the weekend before Valentines' Day.  Many of the songs will be favorites from the past
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity where you would be serving St. Luke's and also our community? Well, look no further. We need packers for the Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank. Your job would be packing donated food for very appreciative, needy families in our quad city area once every seven weeks. The hours are 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm on your work day. Single or couples are very welcome. (If single, you would be paired with another St. Luke volunteer.)   To sign up or if you have any questions, please contact Sally Phelps at . THANK YOU!

Responding with Gratitude to the Gift of Grace and God's Call to Action
WEEK 4: JANUARY 28-February 3
READ: ROMANS 8:9-10:4
REFLECT:   Romans 8:38-39   "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."

1. Romans 8:31 goes in depth explaining all the ways we CANNOT be separated from God's love, that God's love is unconditional and infinite. It is difficult, at times, to grasp that we are infinitely loveable. How can this knowledge shape our mindset toward ourselves? How can it shape forgiveness of self? Forgiveness of others? 
2. Romans 9:32-33 explains that the Israelites were so focused on keeping the laws that they lacked trust in God, which resulted in stumbling over the "great rock in their path." Where in our lives do we focus more on the "law" or "rules" rather than trust God and rest in God's unconditional love? Looking at how you responded to the previous question, can you acknowledge that it is not about what we do, but about what God has done?
7 : 00 PM on FRIDAY , FEB R UARY 1

Join us fo r t he music of Bach, Handel, Telemann
and more in "If It' s N ot Baroque...'
Enjoy the incredible sounds of the Baroque era!
Featuring the fab ulous Carl R o w e on Tru mpet and
the w onder ful lyri c baritone vo i ce of Phi lip Dixon!
"The difference is in the Roasting"--the tag line on the logo of Cafe'Justo-- has meaning for both the growers and the customer.T he growers are able to receive a fair wage for their year-long labor because their cooperative purchased a state-of the-art roaster and  they now receive all of the proceeds from JustCoffee.   But you, also benefit.  JustCoffee pledges to ship the coffee within a week of ordering--freshly roasted.  The coop stamps the roast date on the bag as a guarantee.  Air is extracted from the sealed bag to preserve the flavor.    If you wish to tour the roasting facility, you can learn more about the April 9/10 trip to Agua Prieta at our Second Sunday sale.   By participating in JustCoffee ministry, you are rewarded with the highest quality coffee available: single estate, recently harvested and roasted, sealed and protected from air damage.  If you haven't done so already, please fill out a coffee preference card so we can order the right variety and amount.  On Feb 9/10 pick up a "Tip" card for best practices to keep coffee flavorful after purchase. 

Please Take A Calendar!

The 2019 Liturgical calendars are here and you are welcome to take one home.  They can be found in the 3rd display bay in the Gathering Hall.

New Forward Day by Day booklets are also available in the Gathering Hall.
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 enriches our worship space. You may sign up for a date on the Altar Flower Chart in the Narthex. The suggested donation is $55.00 (any donation is acceptable).  If you would like to have a person or event named in the Weekly Epistle, please notify the office.
Update on 2019 Stewardship Campaign
As of January 17, 2019, 205  pledges have been received for a total of
$522,992.24.  Thank you for your generosity!

If you have not yet submitted your pledge for 2019, you may do so by picking up a pledge card in the Gathering Hall this weekend and return to office during the week, submit it via email using this confidential email address:, or by using the form '2019 Pledge Card' on the front page of our website
"May I Have a Ride Please?"
This is the question that is posed to members of your Pastoral Care Commission  all too frequently. Imagine, if you will, having a chronic health condition that 
precludes your driving, but you feel fine, and want nothing more than to come to  church. Imagine, if you will, that your automobile needs thousands of dollars of  work, thousands which you cannot afford, and you want nothing  more than to come to church. These are just two of the many situations we have  encountered in recent months that have generated a need for rides to church, a  need that we are currently unable to meet. "Just call an Uber", a parishioner
suggested to me recently when I was discussing this need. Taxis and Uber are 
expensive, too expensive for most seniors living on a fixed income.   Please help these members of our parish come to  church. It doesn't have to be every Sunday, maybe one or two Sundays a month.  P lease, volunteer to drive someone to church in 2019. Contact  Deacon Chris Christy, or Lucy Kemper, if you are interested in helping.                                                 
Operation Deep Freeze
February 4-10        March 18-24
When the temperature goes below 28 degrees, an emergency winter shelter is provided with a hot meal, shower, and overnight stay for the homeless.  Volunteers sign up to take a one week assignment.  If called, the food for the evening meal must be prepared at the Salvation Army's kitchen.  Sign-up sheets are located in the gathering hall. Liz Kennedy will contact those signed up if the temperature is expected to go below 28 degrees.
"Want What You've Got!" Women's Retreat, February 15-17, 2019
"Thou shalt not covet." For today's woman, there is plenty to wrestle with when it comes to applying the wisdom of the Tenth Commandment to everyday living. Brita Hammit, formerly of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley, invites women of all ages to this weekend-long devotional journey toward embracing what we've got - which is everything! - in Christ.

Registrations are now being accepted for this 14th annual retreat event. Registration form is available in the parish office or by clicking here. Questions? See or email Beth Parknowitz as this has been an annual tradition for her for years!! 

Location:         Emmanuel Pines Camp in Prescott
Cost:                $125, due Feb. 1, 2019
Dates:              Friday February 15 (evening) - Sunday February 17 (ending at 1pm)

Young women (16 years and older) are invited to attend with an adult. This event is open to friends and family members as well!
Grief Support Group
The grief support group is continuing to meet weekly on Fridays starting at 1:30 and ending at 3:00 pm in the Conference Room, adjacent to the office.
Adult Formation Opportunities

  Book Study - On the Brink of Everything 
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. in the Library

  Romans Bible Study 
Wednesdays, 5 p.m. in the Conference Room 

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 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 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 January 20 49  food items were collected
This week's shopping list: 
Canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk

Weekly Attendance & Giving
1/19 - 1/20 -  Attendance - 287
Pledge - $14,407   Plate - $644
Honoring Special Dates
January 28: Ken Dolan, Steven Richardson, Reagan Lougheny
January 29: Eva Klein, Ian Loughney
January 30: Carol Glover, Terry Scell, Wesley Denison, Aimee Lequesne
January 31: Manny Hernandez, Claire Ghan, Dorothy Eichbaum
February 1: Erica Arnold, Dick Reinhart, Brian Riley, Joyce Boden
February 2: Rich Leon

January 28: Ted & Barbara Sayle
Our Prayer lists
For those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb,  Bea, Bee, Betsy, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carmen, Carol H., Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, David, Dawn Ellen, Ellie, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil, Gina, Gislela, Gloria, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jean, Jeanne, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, Joe, Joel, John, Joni, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kathleen & Philip, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lawton, Lea, Les G., Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Miriam, Nancy, Nolan (baby), Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Peggu, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rob, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sean, Sally, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Trey, Tricia, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren,William, Zachary, Zelma

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Diocese of Lui (South Sudan) 
In Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Episcopal Campus Ministry at U of A (Tuscon)
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Operation Deep Freeze, Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, United Thank Offering

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion Diocese in Navajoland
Scripture Readings
The Third Sunday after Epiphany
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Psalm 110:1-4
Hebrews 10:11-18
Mark 4:1-20
Worship Ministers for January 26 & 27, 2019

5:30 p.m. Service
 Celebrant: The Rev. Jack Wolter
Preacher: The Rev. Chris Christy
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters: Jane & Roger Peacock
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Susan Armer
Preacher: The Rev. Chris Christy
Chalice Minister: Gib McIntosh
Ushers:  Marjorie Hultberg & Sally Phelps
Welcome Table: Bill Bisig

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Chris Christy
Sub-Deacon:  Charles Covert
Chalice Minister: Ed Hume
Chalice Minister: Larry Neece 
Altar Minister: Keehna Sture
Reader 1:Lynne Wells
Reader 2: Doris Highland
Prayers: Doris Schoeben
Verger:  Vera Mulnix
Greeters: Eileen & Larrey Griffin
Welcome Table: Genell Lee & Brenda Schwartz
Ushers: Ken & Peggy Wagner
Asst. Ushers: Tani Hendrickson & Jack Parker

Altar Guild Team: Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Brenda Holden, Betty Gass, 
Doris Schoeben, Barbara Brubaker, Tigger Gillam

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. 

January 27: 
No host, please feel free to bring something to share

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.
January 27:  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.

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  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

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 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: .

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 

Please contact the church office
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Phone: (928) 778-4499