Weekly Epistle
Week of February 9
Second Saturday Monthly Men's Group Fellowship Meeting
is this Saturday, February 8. 
Please meet at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel for Eucharist, 
followed by breakfast and Bible Study. All men are welcome. 
For more information contact Don McKellar, 
Cell: 602-499-1471 or  donald@mckellar.biz
JUST COFFEE
This weekend, February 8 & 9 will be our monthly JustCoffee sale.  
We accept cash, check or credit card payments.  
Only $10 per full pound of organic coffee.  
Lent is the time of almsgiving, prayer and good works.  Drinking coffee during Lent is a way of doing good work. Please don't give up your support during this time.
We are in need of a volunteer to sell coffee after the 8 am Mass.  
Thank you for your loyal support.
Scout Sunday, February 9, 2020
Being "reverent" is a year-round part of a Scout's life, but there's one time each year when the connection between Scouting and faith takes on even more significance.
It's Scout Sunday, held every February. The annual celebration gives Scouts a highly visible way to show their            appreciation for their faith-based chartered organization.
LADIES OF ST. LUKE'S
You are invited to COME and SEE what Daughters of the King is all about.  Join them this Sunday, February 9 in the Conference Room by the offices at 11:45 a.m.  There will be nibbles and laughter for all the women of St. Luke's.
The Choir of 
Saint Luke's
Dennis Houser, CHOIRMASTER
The Music Ministry of St. Luke's Episcopal Church invites you to a spectacular  event on  Sunday, February 9, at 3pm.   
             T he extraordinary duet of 
Tony Gibbs, Saxophone and Benita Rose Piano  
                    will present  an afternoon of brilliance and creativity. 
                  If you have not yet heard this phenomenal duo
            you simply must attend. If you have heard them then come again.
    The church is located at
2000 Shepherd's Lane Prescott.
 A free will offering will be taken.
 
I need volunteers for the Spaghetti Dinner/Dance,
Pretty Pleeease!
-  4 people to set up the room Thurs, Feb 13 at 2pm
-  2 people to run the dishwasher Friday night
-  4 people to clean-up after dinner
The teens will be helping as well of course!


Enjoy a delicious homemade Spaghetti 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
 Centering Prayer Group  
"Be still and know that I am God."   Psalms 46.10  
The St. Luke's Centering Prayer Group meets twice monthly, helping its members to establish and maintain a daily practice of the prayer of quiet, a deep resting in God also known as contemplative prayer. We begin with 20-minutes of communal silence, followed by reflection on materials that deepen our understanding of contemplative living. You are invited to join us at our next gathering on Friday, February 14, when we will finish Martin Laird's book A Sunlit Absence. (You need not have read the book to participate.) On February 28, we will begin our first-ever video series Following the Mystics Through the Narrow Gate with James Finley and Richard Rohr. 
We meet on the second and fourth Fridays, from 9 to 10:30 AM, in the Meditation Room 
adjacent to the Parish Hall. Please join us! 
Facilitator Linda Guy ( 2linda.guy@gmail.com) can be contacted for more information.

Adult Formation Lenten Program
St. Luke's will be offering two adult formation classes on Wednesday nights during Lent. Each class is a five-week series beginning March 4 and concluding April 1. We will all gather at 5:00pm for a soup supper and then classes will take place from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Please review the descriptions of the two classes below and sign up for one of them in the gathering hall. Additionally,
Art Villemure will be leading a Stations of the Cross activity at 6:00pm on March 4.
 
Signs of Life: Why Church Matters
Signs of Life takes up the major themes and symbols of Christian worship, exploring the deep levels of meaning they convey and revealing how God is prepared to meet us in and through these sacred signs. Each week in Lent we will explore a fresh theme - Light, Water, Food, Shelter, Community - drawing form Scripture, tradition, and worship. We invite participants to consider the deeper meaning of these themes and of the symbols that convey them, especially as it relates to their own lives. This curriculum was developed by the Society of St. John the Evangelist and includes gathering for prayer, viewing a short video, discussion and reflection, as well as practices to engage throughout the week. The class will be facilitated by a different clergyperson each week. If you have questions about this class, please email Mother Denise at denise@slecp.org
 
Boundless Compassion
This class is an "opportunity" to look at your life in a new and dynamic way.  If you are not "happy, joyous and free...", why not? This five-week series is based on the book by Sr. Joyce Rupp entitled: "Boundless Compassion".  In her 2020 Newsletter she writes:
 
"As a gate opens to the new year, three words beckon: Live Life Fully. My deeper self urges, " Don 't waste a year on the foolish energy of needless worry or trying to control the uncontrollable. Be attentive to every fragment of joy, each revelation of nature' s splendor -however small-and to the mentoring goodness residing in people who enter your life."
 
The book contains writings and prayers that touch our souls and create new ways of being, including being more compassionate to yourself. I cannot give what I don't have! It all starts there:
 
At the end of the road they will ask me 
Have you lived? Have you loved? 
And not saying a word I will open my heart 
full of names.
(Dom  Pedro Casald ├áliga)
 
You will need to purchase the book and a journal to bring to the class.  And make a commitment to read the reading for each day of Lent.  After prayerful thought you are encouraged to make a journal entry on what moved your soul.
 
Each week as we meet, we will look at a video, touch on the readings that called to your hearts during the week (in your journal) and share with each other.  We will challenge ourselves with concepts that are on offer to change, or to do more of what has been working in your life. If this workshop is calling your name, sign up for a Lenten experience that will change your life! This course will be facilitated by Ruth Baker, an active member of St. Luke's who is a spiritual director and a retired psychotherapist. S he is influenced by Franciscan theology and has offered this course at several parishes throughout Arizona. If you have questions about this class, please email Ruth at
Native American Ministry activities
January 31 - Monte Anderson and Neil Patton hauled a trailer load of shiny new Trek mounta in bikes to the Community Building at the Yavapai-Apache Nation, bikes funded by St. Luke's parishioners with wonderful help from Cindy Allred of High Gear Bikes, and Trek Bikes.
Monte and Neil were met by Outdoor Wilderness coordinators Monica Marquez, Codell Norman, Cassandra Stouder and 18 lively kids. After handshakes and hugs from EVERYONE we began our meeting with ideas to name for our mountain biking team. After coming up with 10 or 12 imaginative submissions, we decided to go do some more thinking. Monte talked about learning to become a team of mountain bikers. Codell is planning a Bike Camp for two nights (three days) around Prescott, during the week of 3/9 to 3/13 (spring break) where we can really get into teaching the basics on site.
Then it was time for root beer floats followed by a short movie featuring none other than R J Ripper (Rajesh Magar), whose mountain biking career began in Kathmandu. Buying a mountain bike was beyond his family's means, so he built his own bike out of scrap metal parts and pieces. He went on to be a mountain bike guide and, later, Nepal's National Champion mountain biker. It didn't seem to matter to the kids that the language in the movie was Nepali because the things that R J can do with a bike are astonishing. Monica helped our understanding by interpreting the English subtitles. The movie over, Monte pointed out that R J Ripper never rode without a helmet, and neither will we.
The most memorable part of the evening happened as the kids left the building and saw our trailer loaded with bikes. They had to try them out, so we unloaded a few more. Soon there were bicycles whizzing around the parking lot in every direction. Our evening with the kids ended as we loaded the bikes back into the trailer to haul them to the storage shed. Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together.   We're off to a great start.
Handbell Polishing Crew 
All the handbells we dissembled,polished, and reassembled 
getting them ready to ring for worship.
Left to right Katie Staudt, Reeni Knudson, Barb Berle, Eileen Klein
The Ringers of St. Luke's will be providing our Communion Anthem on Sunday, January 9 at the 10 am service.  Jim Klein, Director
Operation Deep Freeze
CALLING ALL COOKS!
St. Luke's is sponsoring two weeks February 2nd-8th and February 16th -22nd to cook for approximately 25 people when the temperature goes below freezing.
The Salvation Army opens its doors for dinner and provides sleeping arrangement for those sleeping outside. The meals are simple. (e.g. sloppy joes, coleslaw, baked beans, chips and dessert) Food is prepared at the Salvation Army. You can create your own menu that you would like to serve. We need a minimum of 4 people per evening.
Don't miss out on this fun evening working side by side with your parish family!
If you see this as a project you would like to be involved in
Sign Up in the Gathering Hall or Call Mary Hallford at 602-796-1177.
Cruzando Fronteras Ministry
Thank you to everyone who has donated, organized, and transported items to the Phoenix metro drop off centers. Your generosity is making Christ known in our world. If you would like to make a donation, the ministry is currently in need of warm clothes and shoes for children and youth. Please drop off items in bags small enough to be easily carried up and down stairs. Items can be brought to the parish during normal business hours. If you would like to financially contribute to this ministry, you can donate online 
here   . Thank you!
Order of St. Luke
After receiving Communion at the 10 am service 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.
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.
*****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
Receptionist Substitutes - Any days Monday thru Friday 9am-12noon
Any day Monday thru Thursday 1pm-4pm
Call the office 928 778-4499 if you would like to volunteer for any of these ministries.  Thank you.
*****This week at St. Luke's*****
Christian Formation
Saturday, February 8 - 2nd Saturday SLC Men's Fellowship Breakfast 7:30 am
Saturday, February 8 - TAEHS 4:15 pm
Sunday, February 9 - Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday, February 9 - TAEHS 11:30 am
Sunday, February 9 - Daughters of the King 11:30 am
Wednesday, February 12 - Just Faith 9 am
Wednesday, February 12 - Days of Awe and Wonder 4 pm
Wednesday, February 12 - Bible Study w/Pierre-Henry 5 pm  (Small Conference Room)
Wednesday, February 12 - Young Adult Gathering 6 pm
Thursday, February 13 - Woman's Cursillo Group 10 am
Thursday, February 13 - Men's Cursillo Group 10 am
Thursday, February 13 - Nos Hablamos 12 n
Thursday, February 13  - EfM 5:30 pm
Friday, February 14 - St. Luke's Grief Support Group 10:30 am
Friday, February 14 - Stephens Ministry 1:30 pm
Service Schedule
Weekend Services:  February 8 & 9
Saturday 5:30 pm Spoken Eucharist
 Sunday 8:00 am Eucharist with hymns
Sunday 10:00 am Youth in Worship  Eucharist with Choir 

Weekday Services: 
Wednesday, February 12,   Healing Service 10 am
Thursday,  February 13,  Morning Prayer 9 am
Friday, February 14, Centering Prayer 9 am


Scripture Readings
5th Sunday after Epiphany
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, February 12 
Deuteronomy 15:7-11
Psalm 113:2-8
Matthew 23:8-12
Worship Ministers  
February 8
5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Lauree Birchmeier
Greeters:  Betty & Dan Phillips

February 9
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister:  Jim Damm
Ushers: Kathryn Barber & Cynthia Moreno

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Jack M. Wolter
Sub-Deacon: Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister: Jennifer Benson
Chalice Minister: Bill Christy
Altar Minister:  Charles Covert
Reader 1: Youth
  Reader 2:  Youth
Prayers: Youth
Verger: Michael Staudt
Welcome Table: Cathy Carter & Paul Gregory
Greeters: Darrell Anderson & Susan Bray-Anderson
Ushers:  Jean Ehlers & Barbara Sayle
JoAnn Salem & Mary Ann Petrocik
 
Altar Guild Team: Robin Borok, Mary Hallford, Joy Ramsey Smith, Katie Staudt, 
Kathy MacCauley, Phyllis Maruna
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
February 9:   Jan Sundquist, Emma Parknowitz, Amber Harris
February 10: Sue Boyce, Tom Restifo, Renee McKnight, Joan Hedger
February 11: Tom Fuentes
February 13: Becky Hansen, Zibbie Wolter
February 14: Claude Baker
Anniversaries:
February 9:   Ned and Sharon Welker, Carl and Denise DeKemper
February 12: Ron and Laura James
February 14: Rich and Linda Leon

Weekly Data
2/1 & 2/2             Will be included in next week's Epistle
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, Baby Bryson, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Beth, Betsy, Betty & George, Bill, Bob, Brandon & Nikki, 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, Dave S., Dawn, Donna, Dorothy, Dottie, Elaine, Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth & Don, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorcas, Dorothy, Dottie, 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, Jim, Joan, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Joy, Judy, Julie, JulieAnn, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kathleen & Philip, Kay, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Larry & Mary,  Lea, Lee, Les G., Linda, 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, Paul A., 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 Anglican Church of Canada
In Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  Emmaus Episcopal Church Plant
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:   Prescott Area Shelter Services
Stagger Straight Emergency Shelter, St Luke's Food Pantry

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.

Coffee Hosts
February 9 - Nancy & Mark Paola



Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2020 flower chart is on the
Large Table 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.
 
February 9 - Gary & Peggy Cole  
In celebration of St. Luke's

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.
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