St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of August 13 , 2017
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Emailing Quarterly Statements
Thank you for your generous donations. We have begun to send out quarterly Giving Statements by e-mail. If you are still receiving your statement by U.S. Mail and would like to receive it by e-mail, please advise Helen Henderson at the Parish office or by e-mail at  .
Blessing of the Backpacks THIS weekend!
Boys and girls, men and women are all invited to participate in the Blessing of Backpacks (briefcases, purses?) on August 12 & 13 at St. Luke's. The Blessing will occur at each of the 3 services:  August 12 at 5:30 pm AND  August 13 at 8 & 10 am.
Don't forget to bring your item to be blessed!!
Talk of the Town!!
Tune in to KQNA on Monday, August 14, at 4:00 p.m. for  the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Talk of the Town featuring Deacon Chris Christy and Liz Kennedy, as they talk about St. Luke's Episcopal Church!!
St. Luke's Benefit at Augie's on August 15
Eat lunch and/or dinner at Augie's Restaurant and help St. Luke's! 15% of your check (excluding alcohol) will benefit the mission of St. Luke's. Augie's is located at 1721 State Route 69 in Prescott. Click here for flyer to print and take with you! 

There are more flyers in the Gathering Hall!
Native American History Book Study meets on Tuesday, August 15
The Native American History and Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, August 15, in the Parish Library at 2:00 p.m. The first meeting will share the book for study and the format of the group. Please email Sherri Frances of your interest.
Monthly Potluck - August 18 at 6 p.m.
The next monthly potluck will be held at the home of Ned & Sharon Welker in Prescott (details are on the red-skirted tables in the Gathering Hall) at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 18. All are warmly invited to attend. The sign-up sheet is also in the Gathering Hall. Please bring an appetizer to share and your favorite beverage.
Progressive Christian Studies Resume Wednesday, Sept. 6
The next session of Progressive Christian Studies entitled America's Religious Faith will resume on Wednesday, September 6, at 5 p.m. in the Conference Room. There will be 14 sessions from September 5 through December 13 on Wednesday evenings from 5 - 6 p.m. 

The upcoming study will be based on the book American Gospel by Jon Meacham. The series will be facilitated by Fr. Bob Wills. You may pick up an informational flyer in the Gathering Hall.
Next Inquirers' Class Begins Sunday, Sept. 10
Do you want to become a member of the Episcopal Church?

An eight-week series of Inquirers' Classes, to be led by The Rev'd Jack M. Wolter, will begin on September 10, at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of St. Luke's Church to prepare those persons who have not yet been sacramentally confirmed (coming from a Protestant tradition) or received (coming from a Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox tradition) by a bishop in the Episcopal Church, or those who simply want to refresh their understanding of the practice of the Christian Faith in our tradition.

YOU are invited to join us for these presentations and discussions! We hope you will be a participant!
Calling all Building & Grounds Clean-up Volunteers!
We will have our Fall outdoor and kitchens clean-up day on  Saturday, Sept. 16 starting at 8:30 a.m.  We need to have completed the kitchens by  noon  so another function can set up. Please bring cleaning supplies, gloves, hats, towels, and outdoor maintenance equipment. Questions? 
Contact Mike Franklin at  703-887-4837  or email , or Georgia Franklin at  805-795-6334  or email .
Save the Date: October 29 for A Taste for Mission!
Save the date of Sunday, October 29, for our annual fundraiser for the mission of the church: A Taste for Mission to be held at St. Luke's! More to follow.
Shop at Fry's to benefit St. Luke's Outreach Program
Shop at Fry's and swipe your V.I.P Card !

1.     To create or re-enroll,  c reate a Fry's V.I.P online account,  go to Enroll / re-enroll if you do have a Fry's V.I.P account,  go to

  2.     Select  St. Luke's Episcopal Church # 72721 2000 Shepherd's Lane, Prescott AZ, 86301
3.       Enroll today!!! 

For 2017, 39 households have helped Outreach earn $ 389.47 from Fry's Community Rewards.
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!
St. Luke's Cursillo
Cursillo is not an upgraded form of Christianity.  You don't graduate into Cursillo once you have become an ideal Christian or when you finally become an enlightened spiritual being. 
If anything Cursillo is a remedial course on being a Christian.    It is for those of us who want to be spiritual, but are too easily distracted.  It is for those of us who want to understand more about our faith, the bible, and God, but can't seem to find the time.  It is for those of us who want to love like Jesus loves, but can't find people lovable enough for us to get it right. 
Cursillo small groups give us an environment of acceptance and understanding where we can admit our lives don't add up to what we want them to be, and encouragement to get up and try it again.  
If you are finding being holy and perfect as difficult as we all do, come by and visit one of our small groups or one of our get togethers.  Contact Ed. Hume or Trampus Tribbey for more information.  
Coming up in September we will be having a get together where we sing, pray, listen to encouraging messages (and usually eat).  We hope all of you know you are welcome to join us!
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.
Stewardship 2017: Thank you for pledging!
Thank you for pledging! It's not too late! Make a pledge today! In case you haven't yet made your pledge, you are invited to complete a pledge card by clicking here.You may also find it on our home page (above News & Updates) at . It's fast, secure, very easy to do. Every pledge is important to the life of St. Luke's and 100% participation is encouraged.
Check out all our recent activity on Facebook!
Go to the St. Luke's Episcopal, Prescott, AZ, page, , 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 Aug. 5-6, 113 food items were collected!!
This week's shopping list: canned soup, hot cereal, rice, dried beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
August 5-6, 2017
Attendance: 220
Pledge: $13,755.00
Plate: $1,239.00
Honoring Special Dates
August 13: Pat Colin, Trevor Soza
August 14: Mary Young
August 15: Darrell Cobb, Mike Franklin, Larry Griffin, Robert McCaullay
August 17: Barbara Harber
August 19: Angeles Zarate

August 13: Jean-Claude & Barbara Renoux
August 17: Jim & Carol Hardesty
August 19: Bob & Sarah Meyer
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Angel, Angela, Ashley, Avery, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Beth L., Blake, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl, Chris, Christopher, Connor, Dan, Daniel,  Denise, Donald, Dott, Ed, Eileen, Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gil, Gordon, Greg, Gus, Hank, Harris, Jack H., Jean, Jeanne, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julia, Julie Ann, June, Karen, Kay, Keena, Keehna, Keith, Ken,  Kimball,  Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Laurel, Lea, Lisa, Lisa and child, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Margaret, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Michael, Michele, Mike, Miriam, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Penny, Percy, Peter, Preston, Reed, Renita, Rich, Rosey, Sandy, Shea, Sheri, Skip, Stephen, Susan B., Susan, Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Tina, Tom, Tom P., Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Vic, Wally, Walt, Willa, Zelma
...for those in our Armed Forces:
Josh, Mark, Jesse, Bo, Brian, Daniel, Robert, Brad, Thomas, John, Amy, Lori, Ryan, Eli, Nathan, Sonny, "Doc", Jody, Felecia, Valerie, Andrew, Frank, Adam, Benjamin, Kevin, Steven, Jared, Chris, Matthew, Nate, Thor, Rondale, Marcus, Tyler, Gregory, Ben, Rockie, Darin, Ross, John, David, Calic, Echo, Brian, Emily, Analise, Matthew, Dan 
...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Remo in Nigeria
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Emmaus Episcopal Church Plant in Surprise
...for our companion Diocese: 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 Potluck
Scripture Readings
* The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, August 16
Isaiah 53:11-12
Psalm 66:7-11
Luke 9:18-26

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 August 13: Pam & Murry Williams
Thank you!

Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2017 flower chart is
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.
Flowers on August 12-13 given by: Ed Hume
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. Next meeting of DBE is Sept. 5. Visit 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 Aug. 17. 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. First concert of the season is November 4 at 2:30 p.m. Visit 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. First performance of the season is on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m.
Visit for more information. 
In the Community
People Who Care
People Who Care is a not for profit organization that matches volunteers with enrolled clients in the community who  need a little help in order to continue living independently. Call 445-2480 for more information.

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 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 Friday 6 pm              Prayer in the Spirit of TaizĂ©
  • 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 section.
Our calendar is available at the Events section.

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Phone: (928) 778-4499