Our Weekly Epistle
Week of January 19
Order of St. Luke
Beginning this Sunday, January 19th, 10 am service - after receiving Communion or at the end of the service you are invited to receive individual prayers in the chapel. 
The Order of Saint Luke prayer team will be available for you
 
Contact Person for The Order of St. Luke will be Claire Clark, who is the Convener.
St Luke's Centering Prayer Group
When you pray, go into your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will cause your life to blossom. Matthew 6.6
Is your prayer life calling you to a deep resting in God beyond thoughts, words and feelings? Do you already have a regular practice of silent prayer and appreciate the intimacy of shared silence? The Centering Prayer Group helps its members to establish and maintain a daily practice of the prayer of quiet, what Christians refer to as contemplative prayer. Our group gathers on the second and fourth Fridays in the Meditation Room (adjacent to the Fellowship Hall) from 9 to 10:30 AM. We begin with 20-minutes of communal silence, followed by discussion of materials that deepen our understanding of contemplative living. This month we finish Martin Laird's A Sunlit Absence. In February, we will begin our first-ever video series Following the Mystics Through the Narrow Gate with James Finley and Richard Rohr. All are welcome - come "taste and see". 
Facilitator Linda Guy (2linda.guy@gmail.com) can be contacted for more information.
St. Luke's Youth Community Service
Every month our Youth go out into the Community and lend a helping hand.  Last Saturday, the group headed to CCJ and worked hard.  It's good to see the team giving their time for a good cause with a smile on their face!
For more pictures go to our website   Click Here
Cursillo Ultreya!!
When pilgrims greet each other on their journey's they will often cry "Ultreya!" or "Keep going!"  A cursillo ultreya is a time of encouragement with music, messages, and small group time to help you "Keep Going!"  in our spiritual journey!  
 Please Join us!  Saturday,  25 January 2020 
12-1  Potluck   1-3 Ultreya
Classroom WIng of the Parish Center!
Everyone is welcome
For more information contact Trampus Tribbey at 928 533-4964

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on 
Sunday, January 26,
 at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. 
   Please plan to attend this important meeting.
60th Annual Diocesan Convention Delegates Candidates
We will take 5 delegates to the
Diocesan Convention  Oct.16 & 17 in Tucson.
Candidates include:  Leanne Bryan, Kyle Denison, Jean Ehlers, Barbara Harber, 
Liz Kennedy, Don Martin, Kelly Parker, Rosaleen Runnalls & Brenda Schwartz
For Pictures & Bios go to our Website  Click Here 
or the Bulletin Board in the Gathering Hall
Meet Your Vestry Candidates
Larry Griffin, Lloyd Needham, Paul Nelson, Roger Peacock
Nancy Reynolds, Ronald Weiss
Resumes for each Candidate are posted 
and on the Bulletin Board
Enjoy a delicious homemade dinner
while listening and dancing to music 
for all ages!

Only $10 per person! 
Free for kids! (under12)

All proceeds go to our 2020 Mission Trip to 
Las Vegas
YARD SALE
It's happening: Saturday May 2nd 2020
Please consider getting rid of the "stuff" you don't need any more for it is our "treasure"!
We take everything BUT books and clothing.  
This fundraiser is to support all the ministries of our church.
 
We do not have spare space to store anything until the week prior to the sale but pickup trucks will be available to pick up your treasures.
Engaging With The Gospel Of John 
This Epiphany
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ~ John 1:1
Begin the new year with a commitment to some biblical strength training! Research shows that reading scripture is the perfect exercise for those who want to grow and strengthen their faith. The Good Book Club is an invitation to all Episcopalians to read the Gospel of John, with passages appointed for each day from Epiphany through Shrove Tuesday. Joining the Good Book Club is easy: Open your Bible and start reading!
Click here for list of readings
*****HELP WANTED*****
Ladies and Gentlemen!  We need your help!
Coffee Hosts - after 10 am Service
Vergers - 10 am Service
Greeters - 8 am & 10 am Service
Money Counters - Monday mornings
*****This week at St. Luke's*****
Christian Formation
Saturday, January 18 - TAEHS 4:15 pm
Sunday, January 19 - Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday, January 19 - TAEHS 11:30 am
Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr Day  OFFICE CLOSED
Wednesday, January 22 - Just Faith 9 am
Wednesday, January 22 - Days of Awe and Wonder 4 pm
Wednesday, January 22 - Bible Study 5 pm
Wednesday, January 22 - Young Adult Gathering 6:30 pm
Thursday, January 23 - Woman's Cursillo Group 10 am
Thursday, January 23 - Men's Cursillo 10 am
Thursday, January 23 - Nos Hablamos 12 n
Thursday, January 23, Ten Commandments, 1 pm
Thursday, January 23 - EfM 5:30 pm
Friday, January 24 - St. Luke's Grief Support Group 10:30 am
Friday, January 24 - Stephens Ministry 1:30 pm
Saturday, January 25 -  Cursillo Ultreya!!  Potluck 12 n Ultreya 1 pm
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, January 22,   Healing Service 10 am
Thursday,  January 23,   Morning Prayer 9 am
Friday, January 24 - Centering Prayer 9 am  (2nd & 4th Friday)

Scripture Readings
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
 
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, January 22 
Acts 26:9-21
Psalm 67
Matthew 10:16-22
Worship Ministers  
January 18 
5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters:  Ron & Ruth Baker

January 19
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister:  Gib McIntosh
Greeters:  Tony & Nancy Rispoli
Ushers: Kathryn Barber & Pam Damm

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Richard Lassiter
Sub-Deacon: Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister: Bill Christy
Chalice Minister: Brenda Schwartz
Altar Minister:  Monte Anderson
Reader 1: Susan Schubert
  Reader 2: James Schubert
Prayers: Patricia Anderson
Verger: Barbara Sayle
Welcome Table: Jean Ehlers & Eva Klein
Greeters: Terri Doran & Leigh Hunt
Ushers: Brenda & Geoffrey Holden 
Mary Berkheiser & Becky Hansen
 
Altar Guild Team:  Elsie Tyree, Pat Eaton, Sylvia McIntosh, 
Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock,  Betsy Denison
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
January 20:  Bill Branson, John Szelka, Richard Alvarado-Reyes
January 21:  Bill Kraus, Mary Ann Petrocik, Karen Kensing
January 24:  Phyllis Gee, Diane Kessler
January 25:  Bob Nichol, Hank Leal
Anniversaries:
January 19:  Louis & Angela Russ
January 20:  Gil & Joan Hedger
January 22:  Bill & Rita Kraus, Alan & Diane Kessler
Weekly Data
1/11 & 12               Attendance  245      Pledge  $ 11,078      Plate  $1,770
Do you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Realm. You may use this for a one-time gift or a recurring gift. To make a gift click the following link.  Online donation.
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.
Our Prayer Lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Alina & Audrina, Alison, Andrea, Angela, April & Raffy, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Beth, Betsy, Betty & George, Bill, Bob, Brandon, Brenda, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Calvin, Camile, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Cindy & family, Claire, Clare, Clay & Muriel, Colleen, Connor, Courtney, Craig & Victoria, Daniel, Dave, Dawn, Donna, Dorothy, Elaine, Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth & Don, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Doug and Pat, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Eve, Evelyn, Farrell families, Fran and Mike, Francis, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gisela, Gloria, Glory, Greg, 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, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Joy, Judy, JulieAnn, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kathleen & Philip, Kay, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Larry & Mary,  Lea, Lee, Les G., Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Maria & family, Mark, Martha, Mary, Marty,  Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melania, Melissa, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Mike & Fran, Mike & Phyllis, Miriam, Nancy, Nolan (baby), Oce & Lorna, Olivia,  Pam, Patricia, Patty, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Pete, Peter, Phil, Reed, Renita, Rhonda, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sean, Sally, Shannon, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Stephen, STeve & Freddi, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Susie, Sylvia, Tammy, Ted, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, T.J. & Lane, Toby, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Trey, Tricia, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Will, William, Zachary, Zelma
For those in our Armed Forces:  Echo, Brian, Lopez, Dante', Florian

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:   The United Church of Bangladesh
In Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:   All Saints of the Desert in Sun City
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Operation Deep Freeze, Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity

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


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.

January 19 - No Coffee Hosts
  Coffee & Pie (Thanks DSCA)



Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2020 flower chart is on the
Outreach table 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 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 19 - No Flower Sign-up
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 at 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall. For more information on the troop, click here to email the troop leader, Donna Dotzler.


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.
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.



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.
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 20 
in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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 
(Word, Google Docs, etc., no PDF's please)

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 (no PDF's please). 
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