Greetings!!

Sunday, May 15, is the Day of Pentecost. We wanted to remind you to wear your red to church!

Blessings on your weekend ahead,

The St. Luke's Office Staff

St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of May 15, 2016
Calendar for May 14 - May 20 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Prayer in the Spirit of TaizĂ© Tonight at 6 p.m.
Want to experience a quiet and meditative form of prayer?  Join us for our monthly TaizĂ© service tonight at 6 p.m. in the Chapel.

All are welcome!
The Choice is Mine
When will you complete your Resurrection Liturgy Planning Booklet?
Deacon Kimball will lead a workshop to prepare you so that you can make your final preparations. The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 21, in the Parish Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register, please call the church office at 928-778-4499.

Graduation Sunday is May 22
We would like to know who your graduates are! Please  email  or call the office, 778-4499, with the name of your graduate, your relationship to the graduate, degree or level of completion, and school from which he/she is graduating.
Vacation Bible School 2016: June 6 - 10
Get ready to follow Joseph's day-by-day journey in Ancient Egypt, and learn how God used Joseph to save a nation! VBS takes place Monday, June 6 - Friday, June 10, from 8:45 a.m. to noon each day. There is no cost and you may register online by clicking here. Contact Sophie at 928-778-4499 or at youth@slecp.org.


A way to honor Chris Christy and her future ministry
On June 11, Chris Christy is going to be ordained a deacon. During the ordination service the bishop will pray for Chris with these words: "God now calls you to a special ministry of servanthood directly under your bishop. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely. As a deacon in the Church, you are to study the Holy Scriptures, to seek nourishment from them, and to model your life upon them. You are to make Christ and his redemptive love known, by your word and example, to those among whom you live, and work, and worship. You are to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world. You are to assist the bishop and priests in public worship and in the ministration of God's Word and Sacraments, and you are to carry out other duties assigned to you from time to time. At all times, your life and teaching are to show Christ's people that in serving the helpless they are serving Christ himself."  We rejoice about Chris' ordination and her future ministry at St Luke's and in the larger community. She will be in the midst of us, with Kimball, as a reminder of our common vocation to servanthood.

On Sunday June 12 during the reception following our 10:00 AM service, gifts will be offered to Chris, liturgical items, communion kit, etc. If you want to participate, you are invited to put in the collection plate an envelope with your donation of cash or check, (please, don't forget to write "Chris' Ordination" on the envelope and the memo line). You may also send a check by mail.

For practical reasons all donations should arrive before the end of May.

Thanks for supporting Chris!
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Circling the Wagons and Rounding-up on June 11
There will be a wagon train (or conga line!) leaving from St. Luke's Saturday morning, June 11 at 6:00 a.m. headed south for Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix for Chris Christy's ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons. Because parking at the cathedral is challenging at best, we need to leave early. This will allow us to get parked, have a cup of coffee, refresh ourselves and get seated before the service begins at 10:00 a.m. 

If you would like to volunteer as one of our drivers, please contact Sara Williman at 928-443-5613 or Brenda Schwartz at 928-379-1441.

Sign-up sheets are now in the Gathering Hall to sign-up for those who are willing to drive and for those who would like a ride. 
St. Luke's Youth help with Food Neighbors Project
St. Luke's youth helped out with the Food Neighbors Project on April 9. This project was featured, along with pictures of our youth, on page 2 of the spring newsletter of the Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank. To read page 2 of their newsletter, click here. To learn more about the Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank, visit  prescottcommunitycupboard.org

Next Blood Drive at St. Luke's: June 16
Donate this June and be entered to win a 2016 VW Passat S!

The Blood Drive will take place on Thursday, June 16, in the Parish Hall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit  www.bloodhero.com or call 1-877-UBS-HERO to make your appointment now! Click  here for flyer on June 16 Blood Drive.
Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner
Provides a hot nourishing Christmas Dinner for people who are alone, feel alone, homeless, home bound or are in need of food and companionship on Christmas day, at no cost to them. St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Prescott, AZ, has been sponsoring the Don't Spend Christmas Alone dinner for 35 years. It is a full sit-down meal served on Christmas Day, where church members and the community at large come together to volunteer and provide all the services to make this a special day for those less fortunate, a joyful one. You are welcome to contact the chairwoman, Angeles Ramos Zarate, at 480-319-2614 or by email here.
Cheer on St. Luke's girls' little league softball team
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The season continues! St. Luke's has again sponsored a little league team in Prescott Valley. All games are played on Field 1 at Mountain Valley Park, 8600 E. Nace Lane in Prescott Valley. Continue to look here for the upcoming games. Complete season flyer is  here.

The next four games are as follows: May 14 at 11:15 a.m., May 24 at 5:15 p.m., May 26 at 5:15 p.m., and June 2 at 5:15 p.m.
Like Us on Facebook!!
If you are on Facebook, please go to the St. Luke's Episcopal, Prescott, AZ, page, and Like and Share posts that you feel comfortable supporting. By clicking on the "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
Thanks to each of you for your continued support of the weekly food donation program which benefits the area food banks. The food count was 141 items for weekend of May 7-8, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
May 7-8, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 278
Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $7,332.00

Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Betty, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Chris, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Dylan's wife, Eric, Frank, Gary, Geoff, Hank, Jacque, Jason, Jean, Jerod, Jim, Joan, Joe, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Kathryn, Keena, Kristi, Larry, Lea Lea, Liam, Linda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Marty, Mary Grace, Maxine, Megan, Meilani, Melissa, Michele, Mike, Miriam, Nancy, Paul, Penny, Pete, Preston, Ray, Rita, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Sherry, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Susan, Susie, Tammy, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Val, Vanessa, Vic, Walt
 
...for those in our Armed Forces: Josh, Mark, Robby, Michael, Jesse, Curt, Bo, Brian, Daniel, Robert, Brad, Thomas, John, Amy, Lori, Ryan, Eli, Nathan, Sonny, "Doc", Jody, Felecia, Valerie, Andrew, Frank, Evan, Adam, Benjamin, Kevin, Steven, Jared, Chris, Matthew, Thor, Rondale, Marcus, Tyler, Gregory, Ben, Rockie, Darin, Ross, John, David, Calic, Echo, Brian, Emily, Analise

...in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Melanesia
 
...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Church of the Epiphany in Tempe
 
...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: US Vets / Troop Support, United Thank Offering
United Blood Services Blood Drive, Boy Scout Troop 10,  Cub Scout Pack 10, Girl Scout Troop 79
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: 
Lauren Crawford, Marjorie Hultberg, Tom Ghan, 
Bill Preston, Raphael Buisson, Peter Stephens, Betty Gass, 
Deanne Newman, Laura Norman, Brian Weir
 
Anniversaries: 
Dan & Grace McFarland, Clark & Ronna  Weaver, 
Casey & Connie Hargis

 
This Week's Scripture Reading
Day of Pentecost
Collect: O God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday


Community Groups 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 no meetings in June, July or August. 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 May 19. Click  here  for flyer.

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.
Prescott Chamber Orchestra
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra holds its weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings and concerts at St. Luke's. Weekly rehearsals will resume after Labor Day. The first concert of the 2016-17 season is November 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Visit prescottstrings.com for more information.
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 first concert of the 2016-17 season is October 15, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Visit prescottchorale.org for more information.
 
In the Community
People Who Care Volunteer Orientation
People Who Care is holding their next volunteer info and orientation meeting on May 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley in Prescott. Visit the PWC website by clicking here.
Aid 4 Veterans

Click here to read more about a service for veterans that offers assistance with in-home care and other important tasks. For more info, click  here  to email Ron Edwards.

Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity: Buildfest 2016 & Annual Golf Tournament
The PAHH Buildfest 2016 will take place at the Prescott Valley Event Center May 13-15.Click here for Buildfest flyer. Also coming up is the Annual PAHH Golf Tournament on June 17 at Prescott Country Club. Click here for tournament flyer.

Church Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to noon

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St Luke's Episcopal Church 

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Email:  info@slecp.org
Phone: (928) 778-4499