Good afternoon,
We wanted to share with you that Fr. Pierre-Henry will return from his time off this coming Wednesday, August 3. He will be the celebrant at the Healing & Eucharist Service on August 3, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel. We look forward to his return!
Have a peaceful weekend,
The St. Luke's Office Staff
St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of July 31, 2016
Calendar for July 30 - August 5 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Office Closure on Monday, August 1
Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, August 1. The City of Prescott needs to shut off the water service at the church from approximately 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. due to the road work being done at Ruger Road and Crystal Lane, just east of the church. The office will re-open with normal office hours on Tuesday, August 2.
Workshop on Organizing Personal and Financial Matters on Sunday
Please Join Ron Davis, for a 45-minute workshop, this Sunday July 31, after the 10 a.m. service in the Parish Hall , to discuss and begin the process of leaving a very special gift to your spouse or executor - the gift of organized and complete personal and financial information.
Fry's Community Rewards - Re-enroll starting August 1!
Shop at Fry's - Help St. Luke's Outreach Commission
Re-enrollment for the 2016-2017 Fry's Community Rewards program begins Monday, August 1 , 2016. Click  here  to visit the Fry's Community Rewards program website to re-enroll. For step-by-step instructions on the re-enrollment process, click  here .
Wednesday Evening Bible Study Resumes in September
The Wednesday evening Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, September 7, at 6 p.m. This bible study occurs weekly and all are welcome!
ALOHA G.M.C. of St. Luke's on August 13 at 7:30 a.m.
All men of the parish are invited and welcome to attend!!!
Come join the ALOHA G.M.C. of St. Luke's on Saturday, August 13, at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Light breakfast to follow. For more information, contact Ernie Howell at 480-341-2507.
AA Meeting Starting August 19: Fridays at 5:30 p.m. in Conference Room
Centering Prayer
An "Introduction to Centering Prayer" workshop will be offered at St. Luke's on  Saturday, August 20, from  9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Chapel.  Our presenter will be Rusty Swavely, a longtime practitioner and certified teacher of Centering Prayer. On the five  Saturday mornings following the  August 20th workshop, additional, but shorter, educational/experiential sessions will be offered to help participants become rooted in their own practice of Centering Prayer. The dates of the follow-up sessions are  August 27, and  September 3, 10, 17, and 24, with each session starting at  10 a.m. and ending at  noonA donation of $5.00 is requested to help cover the cost of snacks for the  August 20th  workshop. The follow-up sessions are free of charge. To register, please contact Keehna Sture at  ksture5983@gmail.com  or by phone at  941-539-1257 .

The next regular meeting of St. Luke's centering prayer group is Friday, August 26, at  6:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
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Calling All Artists!
 A Taste for Mission, to be held on September 25, is looking for donations of fine art for the silent auction. If you are an artist who is willing to donate a piece of your work to benefit our fundraiser, please contact Sharon Welker. We are also looking for culinary art, in the form of appetizers. Please contact Pam Williams if you have culinary skills to benefit our effort.
"A View from the Loft"
"I want my prelude to be inviting and inspiring for worship and I want my postlude to move the church members to service after worship." -Kay Wood-Houser

These are the words of St. Luke's new organist Kay Wood-Houser. I thought that it would be helpful for you to know the woman behind the console.

Kay was born and raised in New Richmond WI, where she was greatly influenced by her maternal grandmother. Yes, I hear stories of "cooking with grandma" and "let me tell you what she taught me about life." She must have been quite some lady. Read more here!
Don't Spend Christmas Alone - Sunday, December 25
All are Welcome!!

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me."  Mathew 25:35  
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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 102 items for weekend of July 23-24, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: canned soup, hot cereal, rice, dried beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
July 23-24, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 230
Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $9,150.00
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Beatrice, Betty, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Dan R., Dan P., Daniel, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Elijah, Eric, Frank, Fred, Gary, Geoff, Hank, Harris, Janice, Jason, Jean, Joan, Joe, Joy, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Keena, Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea Lea, Linda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary Grace, Martha, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Paul, Percy, Peter Jr., Prescott Police Department, Preston, Ray, Renita, Rita, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Susan, Susie, Suzette, Tammy, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Vic, Walt, Zelma
 
...for those in our Armed Forces: Josh, Mark, Robby, Michael, Jesse, 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, Matthew, Dan,

...in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Province of South East Asia
 
...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Michael and All Angels in Tucson
 
...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: People Who Care, Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, Navajoland/Native American Ministries, and West Yavapai Guidance Foundation
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: Gerry Caton, Lois Hepner, Rosaleen Runnalls, Kaitlin Sweeney, Jack Ehlers, Kasey Parknowitz, Rose Ohanessian, Casey Hargis, Andrew Newton, Sean Riley, Dick Hibbard, Kathy Pessin and Ileen Szelka

Anniversaries: Stuart and Marianna Warner, Jack Helmann and Jo O'Connor, Dave and Ruth Rothgery, Kenneth and Nancy Simpkins, Bob and Brenda Martin, Les and Rosey Garripee, James and Gwen Schenck, and Charles and Carol Covert
This Week's Scripture Readings:  Eleve nth Sunday after Pentecost,  Proper 13  
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Collect: Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Twelf th   Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 14

Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers

Worship Assistants for July 30-31, 2016
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr. Bob Wills
Chalice Minister: Larry Neece
Greeters:  Bill Johnson

8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr. Bob Wills
Chalice Minister: Gib McIntosh
Greeters:  Roger & Cynthia Crull
 
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Bob Wills
Assisting Priest:  Fr. Jack Wolter
Sub-deacon: Doug Pask
Chalice Minister: Trampus Tribbey
Chalice Minister: Ernie Howell
Altar Minister: Lucy Kemper
Reader 1:  Brenda Schwartz
Reader 2: Penny Davis
Prayers: Larry Neece
Verger:  Lynne Wells
Greeters: Jim and Kathy Pessin
Welcome Table: Linda Taylor
Ushers: Geoff & Brenda Holden
Asst. Ushers: Larry Whearley
Oblationers: Kathy Pessin & Joy Smith
 
Eucharistic Visitors: Joan and Gill Hedger
 
Altar Guild Team: Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker Rosenberg, Brenda Holden,
Evelyn David, Betty Gass

Coffee Hour Host
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 July 31: 
Jodie Barnard & Lois Hepner

Altar Flowers
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 by phone or email.

Altar flowers on July 30-31 given by:
Andrew & Susan Youngblood
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 Aug. 18. For more info, call Joy Goff at 928-707-3749.

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.
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. 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
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. Visitpeoplewhocareaz.com
for more specific info on orientations.
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
For information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, visit  www.prescotthabitat.org .
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Friday 9 a.m. to noon

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