St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of October 13
Meet Bishop Jennifer Reddall

Join us at one of our three services this weekend to worship with our new bishop, Jennifer Reddall on her first pastoral visit to St. Luke's. Receptions will be held at 4:30 pm Saturday and 9:00 am and 11:30 am on Sunday.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry addressed a capacity crowd at St. Paul's Cathedral in London recently. He explored how the Jesus Movement has the power to turn the world upside down, Jesus calls us to strive for a world where no child suffers, no one goes to bed hungry, no one is abandoned and alone. A world where love is the way when we take the Jesus Movement seriously.  The address was vintage Curry preaching and the responses to the questions after the presentation were equally illuminating. click here for link
Praying daily for St. Luke's, 
Thanking God for his generosity in all things Praying about my pledge for the coming year.

As Luke 17:19 says, "Your faith has made you well." Your pledge to St. Luke's is a tangible manifestation of wellness.  It enhances St. Luke's ability to carry out its ministries.  Stewardship is not a passive activity.  "Get up and go on your way".  Listen for where and how God is calling you to give your gifts to St. Luke's.   
(adapted from Kathryn Nishibayashi) 
From the Stewardship Chairperson

I am looking for a volunteer to video the next 2 Stewardship witness talks on October 20th and October 27th to put up on the website. Anyone able to do this  please call me, Susan Bray at 928.445.1536      
Journey Jottings: Notes from St. Luke's Deacon in Formation
As most of you know, my six-month deacon internship at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Clarkdale began on September 1st-and it's proving to be a wonderful experience!  In spite of its small size, St. Thomas', through its ministries and worship, is a visible sign of Christ's presence in the Verde Valley communities of Clarkdale, Cottonwood, and Jerome. Besides being a part of Sunday liturgies, I also participate in several of St.  Thomas' ministries, e.g., their food pantry, their grief support group, and their weekly  Bible study. And, as a deacon in formation, I'm involved in the pastoral care of the  congregation, providing support and assistance when needed. For example, I recently provided "Ministration at the Time of Death" to a parishioner and his family at  Cottonwood's beautiful and peaceful hospice house.  click here for article
Scouts from Pack and Troop 10 
will be selling popcorn after church on Sunday, October 13. With your help, we can sell the popcorn we have on hand and reach our goal. Stop by and check out the different packages and flavors, and help our Scouts to attend camp-and get some delicious popcorn in the bargain! Caramel, buttery, cheddar and more! Scouts will be outside the parish hall, so look to the right as you leave church and come on over.
Yours in Scouting-  Kelly Parker,  St. Luke's Troop & Pack 10 Committee Chair
Heads Up, Quilters!  Don't forget - Angel Quilts will meet this Thursday, October 17th, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. We will be in Classroom Cl.  For more information, pick up an information sheet on the table in the Gathering Hall or call Linda Leal at 928-717-1647 or 928-899-7547 or Sharon Welker at 928-541-1074.  Remember, everyone is welcome, quilter or not.  If you've always wanted to learn to quilt, here's your chance.  Hope to see you there.
Last Saturday, the Youth Group gathered together for a one-day retreat in Sedona.
It was a beautiful day, we first enjoyed our picnic in a breath-taking setting overlooking the natural rock formations. Then we took a hike on the Moon Crescent trail.  We walked through the green trees and got very wet as we crossed the stream: a lot of fun!   Then we went to Coldstone for a refreshing ice cream social.   On our way back home we reflected on and discussed spiritual questions.  It was a great time spent together: reconnecting as a group after the summer and refreshing our souls as we continue our faith journey together..
We had the first session of "Engaging Spirituality"  on Wed Oct 2nd.  Did you miss it?  Join us on on Wed and catch up.  We are meeting in the Conference room at 9-11 am.  RSVP to maryellen.rivero@gmail.com  if interested in breaking open your life to the gospel message in today's world.
The Episcopal Church's 2nd Annual Border Ministries Summit
is being held this year in Arizona at St. Phillips In the Hills Episcopal Church, Tucson, November 21 - 23. People across the country interested in border ministry will gather to share information, build partnerships, and increase awareness about ministries taking place along the 2000 miles between the United States and Mexico. The border as an area of heightened social, political, and spiritual importance offers a unique opportunity for ministry. For more information or to register, please click  here.
Dinner-Wednesday, October 16, 6:30pm
The Young Adults Group will be gathering for dinner and relationship building on Wednesday, October 16th, at 6:30pm in the Young Adults room. This is a gathering for people in their 20s and 30s. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing Mthr. Denise at denise@slecp.org
This ministry of healing prayer is modeled for us by Jesus.
 We are learning the basic steps toward becoming a prayer minister and practicing healing prayer. You can join us at any time.  Our meetings are on the first Saturday of each month. We will soon begin studying the healing miracles of Jesus. What better inspiration could there be?   www.schubert.susan@gmail.com 
Elder Appreciation
The fourteenth Anniversary Celebration was September 15.  One hundred twenty people attended to pay tribute to the 25 parishioners over 80 that were in attendance.  
I wish to thank the members of St. Luke who attended the memorial service for Marian Webster, held on September 27th.  I also wish to thank all those who complemented me for delivering Marian's eulogy during that service.
Sincerely,
Her husband, Harry Webster
B-Organic Farms Garage Raising
B-Organic Farms provides food for local outreach programs, including weekly produce deliveries for St. Luke's Food Pantry.  They need someone with construction experience to help install a 16 foot garage.  They have labor, but need someone with experience.  Contact Mark at 928 515-9994 if you would like to help.
Volunteers are  needed to help with the distribution of clothing at the Warm For Winter event.  Sign up sheet is on the Outreach Table in the Gathering Hall. Thank you!
At the  United Methodist Church
Wednesday, Oct 16 -- 9 AM  to noon -  Set up
Thursday, Oct 17 -- 8:30 -- 11:30 or 11:30 - 2 / Escorts for Families
At  Prescott  Church of the Nazarene
Friday, Oct 18 -- 9 AM to noon - Set up
Saturday, Oct 19 -- 8:30 - 11:30 arn 11:30 - 2 / Escorts for Families
Both Hand-Out days will also need persons to help with take down.
As the PASS Chaplain, I would like to invite everyone to the 4th Annual PASS open house Wednesday Oct. 16th, 1-4 PM, at 336 N. Rush St., Prescott, AZ. Come meet the Board of Directors and PASS staff as they share with you updates on the completion of project RESTORE, and give you a tour of the facilities while sharing with you what PASS does for the community. Appetizers and drinks will be served. God Bless!   Bill Christy
Christian Formation
Sunday -   9:15 am, 11:30 am (after services): TAEHS (starts October 20)
Wednesday - 9am: JustFaith, Conference Room
                      5 pm: Once & Future Jesus, Conference Room
 5 pm: Bible Study, Revelations, Classroom (starts October 16)
Thursday - 1 pm: Ten Commandments, Library
     5:30 pm: EfM, Conference Room
Friday - 9 am:  Centering Prayer, Meditation Room (second & fourth Fridays)
Saturday - 4:15 pm: TAEHS (starts October 19)
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  

September 28/29 - 40  food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk

Food Pantry Needs:
jam/jelly, sugar, flour, soup

Weekly Attendance & Giving
October 5/6           Attendance: 243     Pledge: $18,643         Plate:  $999
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
 October 13:  Geni Lequesne; Frank Maruna             
 October 14:  Deborah Delmastro; Cathy Hoaglund; Francois Maurice                        October 15:  Arthur Spicer; Warren Smith; Josie Pike                                                
 October 16:  Hilary Cox                                             
 October 18:  Zachary Denison; David Brechwald      
 October 19:  Shannon Rosenblatt; Walter Epps; Ingrid Nasca; Bill Bisig                                
Anniversaries:
October 16:  Chuck & Beth Parknowitz
October 17:  Alan & Sue Robinson
October 19:  John & Ileen Szelka


Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Alina & Audrina, Andrea, Angela, April & Raffy, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Beth, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Calvin, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Claire, Clare, Clay & Muriel, Colleen, Connor, Courtney, Dana & Keith, Daniel, Dave, Dawn Elaine, Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth & Don, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Farrell families, Francis, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gisela, Glory, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Herb & Louise,Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jason, Jeanne, Jeff, Jennifer, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, Greg, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Joy, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kathleen & Philip, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Larry & Mary,  Lea, Lee, Leigh, Les G., Lin da, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Maria & family, Marian, Mark, Martha, Mary, Marty,  Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melania, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Mike & Fran,  Miriam, Nolan (baby), Oce & Lorna, Olivia,  Pam, Patricia, Patty, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Pete, Peter, Phil, 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.,Susan & Avery,  Suzette, Susie, Sylvia, Tammy, Ted, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, T.J. & Lane, Toby, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, 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 Church of the Province West Africa
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:   Santa Maria Episcopal Church (Phoenix)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Warm for Winter, Highway Clean-up,  
Quad City Interfaith

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion Diocese in Navajoland

Scripture Readings
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday
Sirach 38:1-4,6-10,12-14
Psalm 147  
Luke 4:14-21

Worship Ministers for October 13 -14

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall
Chalice Minister:  Trampus Tribbey
Greeters: Dan & Betty Phillips
Chaplain:  Deacon
 
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rt. Rev Jennifer Reddall
Preacher:  The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall
Chalice Minister:  Rich Staudt
Ushers: Kathryn Barber & Carol Sweeden
Chaplain:  Deacon

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Denise Muller
Sub-Deacon: Charles Covert
Chalice Minister:  Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister: Larry Neece
Altar Minister:  Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1: Youth 1
  Reader 2: Youth 2
Prayers: Youth 3
Verger:  Paul Nelson
Welcome Table: Cathie Carter & Paul Gregory
Greeters: Darrell Anderson & Susan-Bray Anderson
Ushers: Jean Ehlers & Lynne Wells
Asst. Ushers: JoAnn Salem & Eileen Griffin
Chaplain:  Michael Staudt
 
Altar Guild Team:  Robin Borok, Mary Hallford, Joy Ramsey Smith, Katie Staudt, 
Kathy MacCauley, Phyllis Maruna


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 October 13:
Daughters of King, Becky,
Denise DeKemper & Co

Please feel free to join Denise in bringing something to share as we honor Bishop Jennifer Reddall on her visit to St. Luke's.



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 
Chalys Stephens in Loving Memory of her daughter, Chelsea Kristin Stephens, on her birthday and the day of her passing, October 6.



Community Groups 
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 .

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 . (Meets off campus)
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.
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