St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of June 23
Chapel Hill Adult Camp 
is a delightful summer retreat for adults over the age of 40. It's like the summer camp fun of your childhood with all of the amenities of a hotel!

The theme this year is "Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith," and the keynote speaker will be Bishop Jennifer Reddall. Camp would not be camp without afternoon activities like Tai Chi, arts and crafts, kayaking, as well as spiritual and musical choices. In the evenings, campers will enjoy a campfire, s'mores, talent show, snacks and adult beverages. As always, you can participate in as little or as much as you want while at Adult Camp!
Scripture Readings   Scroll down near the bottom of the epistle and you will find a link to help you build context and understanding of Sunday's readings.  For example, this week begins with the following overview: " The psalmist yearns for God's presence, especially in times of suffering. Paul writes to the Galatians of their unity and freedom in Christ Jesus. Jesus' begins his mission to the Gentiles with the expulsion of demons ."
The Wisdom of Wolfkiller, 
a 19th century Navajo shepherd and sage.
  On Saturday, June 29th at 10:30 AM until noon, At St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Harvey Leake will speak  about what he learned from the gift his great-grandmother gave him. His great grandfather John lived among the Navajo.  Wolfkiller related centuries old stories in the Navajo tongue and John's wife Louise wrote them down. These stories emphasized the importance of staying connected with nature, dealing with anger, and how work brings the good things into one's life.  Mr. Leake is known by many as an informed and passionate speaker.  This  program is open to the public at no charge. It is sponsored by the St. Luke's Native American Ministry committee. 
Helping Our Neighboring Community
Several members of the Outreach Commission volunteered three days of their time this weekend to assist the Paulden Public Library book sale where they assisted with set up, sale and tear down. Over $500.00 at  $.25-$.50 per book was earned towards the building they will put up on the library campus to store excess books donated.
Calendar Requests due now!
Calling all commissions, committees, prayer groups, ministries, study groups, musical
groups, groups that plan special events, community groups...and all those who need to
reserve time and space at the church for your important activities...NOW IS THE TIME
TO GET YOUR REQUESTS IN!  St. Luke's is a growing, vibrant parish! With this growth comes increased requests for  meetings and space at the church. We need to plan for the next Pastoral Year ( August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020). This includes any regularly-scheduled meetings  (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, etc.) and special events.   For your reference, and to help you with your scheduling, go to the church's  calendar on our website to see what has already been scheduled.   Please use attached Calendar Request Form to make your request. Please drop it off  at Parish Office, place in offering plate, or email to the office ASAP! Requests due no  later than July 1, 2019.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the UTO Ingathering.  

We were able to contribute $2,324.48 to the United Thank Offering this year. Your thank offerings will help in funding grants to innovative mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal church.  
Come and join your St  Luke's family for a celebration of our Independence on July 4.  There will be a potluck in the parish hall at 5:30 followed by a fun evening of bingo. Fellowship is providing fried chicken!  Please bring a "white elephant" to share with the group as prizes.  The stranger, the better!  I still proudly display the weird ones I won.  Please sign up so we know how much chicken to buy.. We may be able to see the fireworks from the church parking lot this year. Call Pam Williams with questions.  928-775-5676   
A special thanks to all who came to donate at St. Luke's Blood Drive. We collected 27 units! Our next Blood Drive will be December 5.

During March, April and May 58 St. Luke's households participated in Fry's Community Rewards program for a total donation of $140.48. If you have a Fry's card you can link it to St. Luke's and increase our donation amount for the next quarter.
Looking for some good summer reading.  The bookshelf in the Parish Hall, located by the Library, has newly published books for your perusal.  Although short in length, they offer much food for thought.  Included are several series:  Little Books of Guidance, Church's Teaching in a Changing World, Way of Love (Individual Spiritual Practices); as well as other titles.  Please take one or more home for your summer reading.
Notes from the Nurse
Healthy Living Update: Heart Health meets Brain Health
Julie Cargill, R.N.

Cardiovascular Disease far and away consistently rates the number one cause of death in the U.S.; it has twice the incidence of the number two cause: cancer. Interestingly, Dementia (Alzheimer's type) is in the top five causes as well. I
think it's a good idea to think of how we might "hit two birds with one stone" by seeing if heart-healthy parallels brain-healthy.
I found some good articles by modern day research: searching the web! (I entered
"Cardiovascular health influence on Alzheimer's.") In recent years, there has been
mounting evidence of the strong association between dementia and cardiovascular
disease: a heart in poor heart condition is associated with diminished blood supply
to the brain. This leads scientists to believe that blood vessel damage may be a
major factor in Alzheimer's development.
In May the pantry served 277, which included two new families. We donated 620 items to Paulden Food Bank, who continue to supply us with fresh fruit and vegetables. B-Organic farms has begun donating herbs and eggs to the Pantry. Our sincere Thank You to all who have donated food items, bags and made monetary donations. Our wish list for the month is canned fruit.

A note from a choir member:
Your St. Luke's Choir wishes to thank the congregation for your support and prayers throughout our season. 
Last Sunday was our final official anthem before our summer break.  We will be back at the end of summer for another year of our contribution to the weekly 10:00am service.    As choir members we are very appreciative of your comments and your letting us know that you enjoy our music.  Our weekly anthem is not possible only because of our voices, but because of our kind loving and talented leader, Dennis Houser.  He and his wife Kay, our organist, along with Margaret Houck, our pianist,  make up the team that bring you the weekly special music. 
We do this out of the love we have for our faith and our wonderful church.   During the summer, many of us will be sitting in the choir loft to support the congregation in the sing the hymns.
We don't smile because we sing,  we sing because we smile.
Blessings to all,
Lloyd Needham.
Click here for a behind the scenes look at the choir
It was a success! We raised $1240.90! But most of all, we all had a great time and the food was delicious! Thank you so much for your participation!
Prescott Pines Christian Camp is offering a day camp July 1-3, which is during the holiday week. Parents may have trouble with daycare that week. We will also offer pick up and drop off services at a designated location.
If you have any questions, please call 928-445-5225.

Adult Formation Opportunities

  Book Study - On the Brink of Everything 
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. in the Library

  Bible Study will resume in September
Wednesdays, 5 p.m. in the Conference Room
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  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 Program
Thank you for your continued support each week of the weekly food donation program which benefits  three area food banks The counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.

For the week of June 15/16: 30  food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
June 15/16  -  Attendance: 228    Pledge: $6,513   Plate:  $464
Honoring Special Dates
June 23  Jennifer Benson
June 24  Michelle Fontaine, Marion Elliott, Sue Florey
June 25  Sharon Feldmeier
June 27  Nancy Carmichael
June 28  Jeanne Waterman, Robert Ohannisian
June 25  Charlie & Elizabeth Arnold, Robert & Barb Hilb
June 28  Jim & Pam Damm
June 29  Spence & Eva Klein, Rich & Katie Staudt,
              Gary De Lisle & Marilyn Henry

Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Bea, Becky. Beth, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Clare, Clay & Muriel, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, Dawn Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth & Don, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gisela, Glory, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jason, Jean, Jeanne, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, JoAnn & Greg, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Lea, Lee, Les G., Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Mark, Martha, Mary, Martha, Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Miriam, Nolan (baby), Olivia,  Pam, Patricia, Patty, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Pete, Peter, Quentin, Reed, Renita, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rob, Rosey, Roxann and family, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sandy, Sean, Sally, Sharon, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Tammy, Ted, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, T.J. & Lane, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Tony, 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: Diocese of Ontario (Canada)
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Francis in the Valley (Green Valley)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: United Blood Services Blood Drive, Native American Ministries, Love in Action Ministry-Malawi

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

Scripture Readings
Second Sunday after Pentecostl 
Click  here for readings!


Psalm 47

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

Matthew 7:15-20

Worship Ministers for June 22- June 23

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Lucy Kemper
Greeters: Roger & Jane Peacock 
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Devena Reed
Welcome Table:Bill Bisig
Ushers: Marjorie Hultberg & Sally Phelps

10:a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Richard Lassiter
Sub-Deacon: Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister:  Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister:  Sharon Tootle
Altar Minister: Beth Shaw 
Reader 1:  Vera Mulnix
  Reader 2:  Zibbie Wolter
Prayers: Patricia Anderson
Verger:  Barbara Sayle
Welcome Table: Genell Lee
Greeters:  Dick & Diane Crowther
Ushers: Ken & Peggy Wagner
Asst. Ushers: Lauree Birchmeier, Tami Hendrickson
Altar Guild Team: Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno, Becky Hansen, Jennifer Benson , 
Dan & Betty Phillips, Marjorie Hultberg

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 June 23:
Mary Berkheiser & Becky Hansen

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: Duncan Weir
Bill Bisig
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 pm at St. Luke's in the Conference Room, with the exception of the summer months.
Visit 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.
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 Chamber Orchestra
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra holds its weekly rehearsals and concerts at St. Luke's. 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.
Visit for tickets and more information.
In the Community
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 .
Census 2020 needs you!
Make your next job count! The 2020 Census will count all the people living in the United States of America and your help is needed. A variety of positions are available with a pay range of $13.75 - $19.50/hour. Apply here:

Click here for informational flyer.
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: .

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 


Please contact the church office
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Phone: (928) 778-4499