St. Luke's Weekly Epistle

Week of December 10 , 2017

Tickets still available for 7:30 p.m. performance of Prescott Chorale on Saturday, December 9 at St. Luke's
You may purchase tickets at the door for $22, youth 13-18 years old for $6.00, and children are free. 
Still looking to help this year with St. Luke's Christmas Angel Tree Project? More angels to help!
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Angel Tree project! We were recently contacted by Bradshaw Mountain High School. They have several Angels that the school was not able to adopt. We would love to be able to support these kids and not leave anyone out this Christmas. 
 
As of the Epistle submission deadline, we have not received information about the children except that they are high school age. We will have the remaining information soon, and the gift deadline would be extended another week. If you feel moved to adopt these Angels, please call Lauren at (734) 771-2397
Pledge Update
To this day 184 individuals or families have already sent back their pledge cards for a total of $455,868. This is fantastic! Thank you for your amazing generosity! Thank you for allowing St Luke's to be a beacon of Christ's love in this community! Thank you for allowing us to serve the Lord through St Luke's! 

In Christ's Love,
Pierre-Henry+

Pledge cards are still being received. It's not too late to send your pledge for 2018 either by mail or online!   The 2018 pledge card is available online by clicking here:  2018 Pledge Card  or on our website . Thank you!
Blood Drive Update
Many thanks to all who donated and helped at the Blood Drive on December 6. 30 units of blood were collected!

Fun Christmas events coming up!
Please join us on Saturday, December 16, at 2 p.m. for our annual Craftivity event! It will be held in the Parish Hall.  We'll be making crafts and ornaments, baking cookies, and decorating and blessing the Christmas tree.

Then, on Sunday, December 17, will be our annual Christmas movie event! This year's movie will be "Elf." It will be shown in the Parish Hall and will start between noon and 1 p.m.

You are all warmly invited to join the fun!
Christmas Flowers
Join with others and remember loved ones, memorials and thanksgivings at this most festive time of the year through the gift of flowers. Click
  here for Christmas Flowers form to print and complete
. Forms, on green paper, are available in the Gathering Hall, for those without access to a printer. Please have your completed slip to the office no later than Monday, December 18. You may also put it in the offering plate. Be sure to mark your check or donation with "Christmas flowers".

Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner Announcements
The "Don't Spend Christmas Alone" volunteer sign-up sheets will be available only until Monday, Dec. 11th . If you have the opportunity to lend a helping hand, please sign up.

We have replaced the "Ham Donation" can this year with a beautiful holiday red box for DSCA/Outreach money donations. Please give what you can, thank you.

Pies need to be delivered to the Church on  December 24th , and c ookies delivered on  December 21st ..

The Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner is on Christmas Day, December 25,  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For more detailed information on DSCA, please click  here !
Outreach Commission News
The next meeting for the Outreach Commission is Monday December 11 at 4:00 pm in the  Conference Room. The guest speaker will be Carmen Fredrick from Prescott Area Shelter Services giving a short presentation of their program which St. Luke's supports. Please come and join us to hear what's going on in the community.
 
We welcome everyone! Please join us! Bring a friend!
Vestry Candidates
For 2018 there will be three open positions on our Vestry due to retiring members.  We are currently looking for individuals willing to run in the election held during our annual meeting in January. To be eligible, the individual needs to be at least 18 years of age and a communicant member in good standing. According to St. Luke's by-laws this would be a communicant member who for the previous year has been faithful in corporate worship and who has been faithful in working, praying, and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God. To view the complete job description and requirements please click here.

Please contact Dwight Willman if you have questions and you would be interested in serving.
Save the Date for the Annual Parish Meeting: January 21, 2018 Details to follow soon!
Updates in the life of our parish as of Nov. 28...please click here!
Collection of toys & games for Yavapai Apache children
The Native American Committee of St Luke's is  collecting t oys and games for Yavapai Apache children, ages 1 year old up to the teenage years. There is a $15 cap on purchases. Please leave items unwrapped. Gift cards to Wal-Mart are also welcome!

Collection box is in the Gathering Hall .
Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS) - Collection Continues
The wish list for Prescott Area Shelter Services includes things such as: laundry and dish soap, coffee, toilet paper, office supplies and more. Click  here to see complete list. Items can be brought to the Gathering Hall. Thank you for your help!
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 Dec. 2-3,  111 food items were collected!!
    
This week's shopping list: Canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk
Weekly Attendance & Giving
December 2-3, 2017
Attendance: 262

Pledge and Plate figures for November 25-26, 2017:
Pledge - $4,185.00; Plate - $3,219.00

Pledge and Plate figures for December 2-3, 2017:
Pledge - $12,712.00; Plate - $7,599.00

To read a thank you letter we recently received from Episcopal Relief and Development about our collection for the Hurricane Relief Fund, please click here.

Thank you!!!
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays
December 10:  Evelyn David
December 11:  Kayla Wagner
December 12:  Sofia Marmon, Deborah Pendleton-Maurice, Kimberley Neel, Cheryl Taylor
December 13:  Etta Parson
December 14:  Linda King
December 16:  Joan Lane
   
Anniversaries
December 15:  Harry & Marian Webster
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Alex, Amanda, Angela, April + baby & family, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Beth L., Betty, Brandon, Brien, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl, Christopher, Connor, Daniel,  David, Denise, Don, Donald, Dott, Dylan, Ed, Evelyn,  Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Ginny, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank, Harris, Jack H., Jamison,  Jean, Jeanne, Jerry, Joel, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kay ,Keena, Keith, Ken,  Kimball,  Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha,  Mary, Marty, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Michael, Michele, Miriam, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter,  Preston, Reed, Renita, Rich, Rick, Rosey, Ruth, Sandy, Shea, Sheri, Skip, Steve, Steven,  Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Tom, Tom P., Trey, Tricia, Sue, Sue & Wally, vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, Zelma
 
...for those in our Armed Forces (Please send us the names of loved ones actively serving.):
Echo, Brian
 
...for the Yavapai Nation
 
...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Western North Carolina
 
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St Paul's, Winslow
 
...for our companion Diocese:  Diocese of Navajoland
 
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Hungry Kids Project, Project Aware, Quixote's Garage, Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank, Granite Creek Hunger Potlock
Scripture Readings
* The Second Sunday of Advent
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Romans 16:25-27
Psalm 112
John 16:12-15
Weekly Worship Assistants for December 9-10, 2017
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Art Villlemure
Greeters: Roger and Jean Peacock
 
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Devena Reed
Greeters:  Ed and Hedy Sullivan
Ushers: Duncan and Julia Weir
 
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest:  Fr Richard Lassiter
Sub-deacon:  Carol Covert
Chalice Minister:  Ernie Howell
Chalice Minister:  Liz Kennedy
Altar Minister: Lucy Kemper
Reader 1: Youth
Reader 2:  Youth
Prayers:  Youth
Verger:  Mike Franklin
Greeters:  Susan and Darrell Anderson
Welcome Table:  Barbara Lake and Linda Schwab
Ushers: Beth Shaw and Vera Mulnix
Asst. Ushers:  Lynne Wells and Jean Ehlers
Oblationers: Youth
  
Altar Guild Team:  Barbara Kriger, Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno,
Betty Phillips and 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. If you could take a turn, please sign-up in the Gathering Hall. 

Host on December 10: 

No Host, please feel free to bring something.
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 $45.00 (however, any donation is accepted). If you would like to have a person or event named here, please notify the office.
 
Altar Flowers on December 10:
   Advent
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 Dec. 21. For more info, call AZ Children's Association at 928-443-1991.

Girl Scouts Troop 79

Troop 79, which will begin meeting again after the summer months, 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 January 27 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 performances will take place on Saturday December 9 at 3 & 7:30 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



Prescott Noon Lions Club
Want to give back and help the less fortunate in our community?
Join the Prescott  Noon Lions Club, the most active Lions Club in 7 Western states. Contact Mike Franklin at  703-887-4837 or  69hokie@gmail.com for more information on the club and how to come to a meeting as a guest to check us out.
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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 



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Phone: (928) 778-4499