St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of March 10, 2019
Consecration of The Rev. Jennifer Reddall
VI Bishop Diocese of AZ
Saturday, March 9, 2019 11:00 a.m.

Let's watch it together at St. Luke's! Meet in the Conference Room starting at 9:45 a.m. Bring a goodie to share and enjoy the festivities together. Susan Bray warmly welcomes you all to join her tomorrow!

For those who would rather watch the Consecration Service on Saturday from the comfort of home, please visit our YouTube page to watch the live stream:

No matter where you watch it, you will have the best seat in the house!
Welcome to Alfonso Hernandez 
our new Sexton!

Alfonso joined St. Luke's staff on Tuesday, March 5. He is married, father of three sons, and the proud grandpa of an almost 3-year old granddaughter. Alfonso worked for YRMC for 28 years as a support services supervisor. He has shown himself to be a great addition to our staff! 
Lenten Program 2019

Weekly Services
* Morning Prayer - Monday to Friday - 9:00 am
* Holy Eucharist & Healing - Wednesday - 10:00am

Centering Prayer
* Friday, March 22 & April 12, 9 a.m. in the Meditation Room

Estudio Biblico
¿Te gustaría crecer en ti fe durante esta cuaresma?

 

Nos reuniremos  cada martes por 6 semanas durante esta cuaresma. ¡Únete a nosotros y crece tu fe! Empezando el martes 12 de marzo a las 6pm (en "Classroom Wing"). ¡Guardería Disponible!


Wednesdays Together
Each Wednesday from March 13 - April 17, Soup Supper at 5 p.m. (Parish Hall) and Study at 6 p.m. Study options are Stations of the Cross, Living the Way of Love, and Bible Study. See Lenten Program 2019 flyer for more details (available in Gathering Hall or link below).  Hosts needed to host weekly soup suppers.


This is Our Story
 - A Gathering for Young Adults 
is an invitation to reflect on the story of your spiritual journey within a community of fellow travelers during the season of Lent. From March 10th through April 14th, we will gather as a group and ponder our spiritual journey through the lens of a particular theme. The first week we will consider spirituality. In succeeding weeks we will reflect on the Church, the Bible and other inspiring texts, image(s) of the Divine, and our experience of God. In our final gathering we will share our hopes for the next chapter in our spiritual journey. This is a gathering for young adults and will take place on Sunday evenings in the conference room from 6:00-8:00pm. We will gather for a meal and then have our time of discussion and close with Compline and clean-up. For questions, please contact Mother Denise Muller at   denise@slecp.org  or 928-778-4499. Please   register on Eventbrite  so we know how many people to expect. 
Hosts Needed for Lenten Soup Suppers
1) We are looking a set of hosts for each week. This could be a small group (prayer, ministry, commission) or a group of 6-8 individuals.

2) Hosting groups are responsible for set-up, clean-up, and providing soup and bread. Set-up includes setting up beverages (coffee, water, etc.).

3) Need: 6-7 soups (1 veggie option) and several loaves of bread

The staff of St. Luke's will be hosting the first of the soup suppers on Wednesday, March 13, at 5 p.m. See you there!
JustCoffee for sale this weekend
We are selling JustCoffee after all services this weekend, March 9-10. Be sure to find us in the Parish Hall even if you can't stay for coffee hour. Remember that the coffee growers need the support during Lent, too.  

Here is an alternative idea to the Lenten practice of "giving up coffee"...   Cut open the coffee bag so that the grower's name can be affixed to your refrigerator or coffee cupboard.  The name will remind you to say a prayer for her/him when you reach for the beans/grounds.  Change the name with each bag.

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Inquirers' Class starting March 10
An eight-week series presented by the Rev Jack M. Wolter will begin on Sunday March 10 at 11:30 am in the Conference Room.  YOU are invited to join us for these presentations and discussions.  We hope you will be a participant!
Learn about Camp Genesis
Monday, March 11, at 4 p.m. in the Conference Room
Deacon Kim Crecca will be our guest speaker at the Outreach Commission meeting to talk about prison ministry, including Camp Genesis (kids, 8-13, with one or both parents incarcerated) and how we can help (through donations and supplies) make the week at Chapel Rock a meaningful lifetime experience that they will cherish forever. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this Outreach Commission meeting!
So far this year the Food Pantry has served 319 individuals. We continue to welcome new families monthly. Our sincere appreciation to those of you who have made donations. To help with this important ministry you may add Food Pantry to the memo line of a check, bring in your empty bags, or assist with food items.

Current Wish List: Soup, Jelly, Saltine Crackers, Pancake Mix and Pancake Syrup. 

Leave items in the Food Pantry Tote (Parish Hall), take them directly to the Conference Room (back table), or leave them at the Reception Desk in the Office. Thank you all for your assistance. 
Native American Ministry Presentation featuring Karen Clarkson
Circle the date:  Saturday, March 16, 10:30-noon in the Parish Hall, and enjoy meeting a wonderful person and artist.   "A Choctaw Story of Land and Blood" is an art exhibition produced by Prescott resident Karen Clarkson. "Discovering my heritage has been a life-long journey," she says.   Karen raised four children, "always keeping creativity in her life."   Her portraits have evolved into studies of Native American people...and ravens. "With ravens, I can identify with their humanness...simply playful, noble, or curious."   Karen's works are already on display in many galleries in Arizona and New Mexico. This will be an opportunity to hear Karen's story in person and to see some of her artistry . All are welcome, so bring your friends. This is our gift to the community so there is no admission charge.

We build bridges of understanding through learning, caring, respecting and interacting with our Native American brothers and sisters.
Save March 23 rd and March 24 th for St. Luke's Ministry Fair after each service in the Parish Hall.
Come see the many ways you can make Christ Known to your Brothers and Sisters.
Cruzando Fronteras
It is exciting that this ministry of the Diocese of Arizona of which St. Luke's Episcopal Church is an active participant has been highlighted in the Living Church Magazine. To read the article by Bishop Kirk Smith click   here.
Thank you to everyone who has donated, organized, and transported items to the Phoenix metro 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 still in need of:
 
Blankets, Towels
Warm jackets
Socks (all sizes)
Sleeping bags, Pillows
Warm hats/beanies
Long pants/jeans
Diapers, Baby Wipes
Warm scarves
Sweaters
Hotel shampoo/soap/lotions
Slippers, Toilet Paper
Backpacks
Sneakers (toddler- teen)
Feminine products
Undergarments (all sizes)
 
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 here .
In Daughters of the King all women of all ages support
each other for the spread of Christ's kingdom through PRAYER, SERVICE and EVANGELISM.
I am but one,
But I am one
I cannot do everything,
But I can do something.
What I ought to do,
By the grace of God
I will do.       
Lord,
       What will you have me do?

We meet the 2nd Sunday of each month at 11:45 a.m. Please plan to join us.   For more information contact Susan Bray 928 445-1536,   villabray3@msn.com or 
Diane Mazmanian dmaz@cableone.net

!Nos Hablamos!  Spanish Conversational Group continues on Thursdays

Basic-level conversational Spanish is being offered on Thursdays from noon to 1 pm in the Conference Room. Whether you have never spoken Spanish or you would like to brush up on your skills, this group is for you. We will talk, pray, and sing as well as strengthen friendships through this class led by Pat Anderson.
Help needed!
If you are a handyman or y ou like crafty work:
You can help!
This year the décor for VBS will be a:  Mighty Fortress!
I would like to create an atmosphere of medieval time with a castle as a background.
I have some ideas and with your talent I am sure we can do something great for the kids.
If you are called to this mission please contact Sophie at: 703-980-5314   Thank you!
Journey Jottings: Notes from St. Luke's Deacon in Formation
February's Deacon Formation Academy classes were held on the 16 th at the Cathedral. Having completed-in January-the module called "Transforming One's Voice," which was capped off by each of us in the Class of 2020 giving a presentation on an envisioned ministry, we are now immersed in a two-month study of two important topics: The Book of Common Prayer, and the role of deacon in liturgy. The BCP class is being taught by Rev. Judy Turberg, a retired priest from Green Valley, whose knowledge and understanding of the BCP are truly remarkable. Rev. Canon Chuck Milhoan, who serves as Deacon at St. John the Baptist, in Glendale, is the teacher for the class on what deacons "do" in liturgy, although he is also giving us a vision of diaconal ministry beyond the four walls of a church, where deacons are most likely to be found during the week.
Last week's post of Journal Jottings was incomplete.  The complete post is available here.  
Ladies Week in New York City 
with Deacon Kimball
Loads of fun and adventures! For the 10th year, Deacon Kimball is putting a group of women together to spend a fun filled and exciting week in New York City, September 28 - October 5. We stay at The Manhattan Club, 200 W. 56th St. www.tmcny.com, located between Broadway and 7th Ave., a few short blocks south of Central Park. One may do whatever they want while in NYC. Invite a friend, sister, sister-in-law, cousin to join you. A $600.00 nonrefundable deposit is all you pay for a place to stay for the week. Each person arranges their airfare and covers their expenses. Interested in joining for a week of a lifetime? Contact Deacon Kimball 778-7031 for more information.
Volunteer Opportunity at Prescott Area Shelter Services

Sisters in Christ,
As the Chaplain for the Prescott Area Shelter Services, I am in need of your help. I am in need of a hand-full of women volunteers willing to help minister spiritually and nondenominationally, as needed, to the women and children in the Prescott Area Shelter Services. You will receive ministry orientation training and you will need to meet the shelter's volunteer requirements. Your duties will be to assist the Chaplain in performing clerical duties and responsibilities in ministering to the spiritual needs of the shelter's clientele and staff. Please be in prayer about this. If you are looking for a chance to make a difference in someone's life, for Christ, this is it! Please feel free to contact me. Thank You, and God Bless!

Chaplain Bill Christy
Prescott Area Shelter Services
(928) 533-9035

Adult Formation Opportunities

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

  Romans Bible Study 
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.(during Lent) in the Conference Room
Sunday Sermons Available on St. Luke's Website
Isiaiah 55:10-11 For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
 
Did you miss this last week's sermon due to weather conditions? Or did you hear it, and you want to listen to it again? Please know that all Sunday sermons are recorded and archived on St. Luke's website. They can be accessed here.
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 Program
Thank you for your continued support each week of the weekly food donation program which benefits  three area food banks The counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.

For the week of March 2/3 : 57  food items were collected
      
This week's shopping list: 
Peanut butter, macaroni&cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
March  2-3  -   Attendance: 283    Pledge: $17,201     Plate:  $1, 845
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
March 12: Susan Schubert, Dan McFarland, Jerry Runnalls, Genell Lee,
                 Ronan Rillovick
March 13: Frankie Thompson, Kimball Arnold
March 14: Sophie Buisson, Normie Vergote
March 16: Steve Slonneger; Wolfgang Schneider
 
Anniversaries:
March 10: Don & Mary McKellar

Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb,  Bea, Bee, Becky, Betsy, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carmen, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Clare, 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 & Joanie, Gina, Gislela, Glory, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jason, Jean, Jeanne, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kathleen & Philip, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, 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, Penny, Percy, Pete,  Peter, Reed, Renita, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rob, Rosey, Roxann and family, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sandy, Sean, Sally, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Susie & Jason, Suzette, 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

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
 Diocese of Mexico
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St John's Episcopal-Lutheran Congregation (Williams)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:
Bradshaw Mountain High School Students, Coalition for Compassion and Justice, Knowledge to College

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

Wednesday
J onah 3:1-10
Psalm 51:11-18
Luke 11:29-32
Worship Ministers for March 9-10, 2019

5:30 p.m. Service
 Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Monte Anderson
Greeters: Betty & Dan Phillips
 
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Lucy Kemper
Ushers: Kathryn Barber & Cynthia Moreno

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Sub-Deacon:  Larry Neece
Chalice Minister: Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister: Nancy Reynolds
Altar Minister: Bill Christy
Reader 1: Youth
Reader 2: Youth
Prayers: Youth
Verger: Barbara Sayle
Greeters:  Darrell Anderson & Susan Bray-Anderson
Welcome Table: Barbara Lake, Sandy McBride
Ushers:Verna Mulnix, Beth Shaw
Asst. Ushers: Lauree Birchmeier, JoAnn Salem

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.
We are looking for coffee hour hosts for April and May!

This is an important part of the fellowship of St. Luke's Church. 

Hosts for March 10:
Carl & Denise 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.
  
Lent: 
 There are no flowers on the altar during Lent.
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 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 Chamber Orchestra
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra holds its weekly rehearsals and concerts at St. Luke's. 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.
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 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