St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of May 12, 2019
God of Provision and Unconditional Love,
On this day when we acknowledge the importance of motherhood among
us, we first give thanks that you are a loving parent to us all. From your
being all life was born, and in your bosom all creation is nurtured. You have
formed us in your image as your children, and gathered us together as a
brood under your wing. You have united us as kindred members of one
human family, and we are grateful to be your offspring together. We
celebrate your divine love, reflected in human expressions of motherhood.

Therefore, remind us to live with a child-like faith, curious to every wondrous
mystery, attentive to your every instruction, obedient to your every
command, and willing to share with every one of your children. We give you
thanks, O God, who is a loving Mother and Father to us all, and in whose
name we pray,

Dear St. Luke's Parishioners,

It is the deepest gratitude and joy that I report that the Buissons' France trip is ticketed and ready for departure July 1 - August 1.  It has been  eleven years since they have been "home" and they will have the opportunity to embrace family members from Bordeaux to Paris.  A special honor for Fr. Pierre-Henry will be to officiate at both a family wedding and a baptism while there.  What could be more extraordinary for their loved-ones?  

Thank you for your amazing generosity and making this dream come true for our beloved rector and his family.  In fact, you were so responsive that St. Luke's has the funds to begin a Sabbatical Fund for the future.   There will be a presentation of the travel documents at the 10 am service this Sunday, May 12. We would love to have you be there to celebrate this extraordinary demonstration of your love for the Buissons.  Bravo to you all!

Gratefully yours, Beth Shaw
St. Luke's Concert Series
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:30 pm, St. Luke's Church
Requiem by Gabriel Faure'.

Featured will be the combined choirs of St. Luke's 
and the  Prescott United Methodist Church.
Presented with full orchestra and 60 singers 
with  soloists from the Choir.

This concert is an opportunity for them to  present a requiem with full orchestra.  Jacob Gilbert, Director of Music at PUMC, is a vibrant and  energetic young man. Dennis Houser is Director of Music at St. Luke's Please plan on joining us for the wonderful performance.

Each of the  three concerts in the concert series is supported by free will offerings. Your  support is appreciated.

Click here for program info.
JustCoffee is on sale after all services this weekend in the parish hall.   No prior order is necessary: anyone can purchase.  Each 16 ounce bag is available for $10, except Marago (low acid) for $12 per bag-checks or cash only.  Proceeds of the sale go to the growers' in Mexico and St Luke's hospitality coffee.  We welcome volunteers to sell coffee after each service.  Pat Ogburn or Mary Ellen will be available to train volunteers this weekend.  Contact Mary Ellen Rivero with questions or more information.  Enjoy Mother's Day with a cup of delicious JustCoffee!
Help us fill 18 backpacks - 9 girls and 9 boys ages 8-13 -who will be attending Camp Genesis at Chapel Rock June 9-15.
You can choose to donate the cost of toothbrushes, tubes of sunscreen, water bottles, sunglasses and other items - all of the 18 or a lesser number depending on your pocketbook comfort.  I will have a table out in the Gathering Hall this weekend, May 11-12, with to collect cash or checks for each of the items. A list of all items and their costs together with a sample backpack will be on display..
We are asking for cash rather than the items themselves to ensure uniformity across all backpacks. Know that you are helping these children of incarcerated parents have a camping experience of a lifetime that they will carry in their hearts forever.  Thank you for your generosity!! Becky L. Hansen
The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church.  UTO invites people to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude by noticing the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box.  UTO then distributes 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.
When is a box not just a box?
We are hoping that you will put the UTO box that you will receive next Sunday in a place where you will see it each morning as a visual reminder to stop. Take a few minutes to thank God for God's Simple Gifts and to think about how you will give the Gift of Kindness and Compassion to someone you encounter in the day ahead. 

Then the box becomes not just a box, but a stimulus for an action that will ripple out into the world and through the Holy Spirit has the power to change the world. 

Grant Us, Lord God, the vision of your Kingdom, Forgiveness and new life,
And the stirring of your Spirit
So that we may share your vision, 
Proclaim your love and change the world.
In the Name of Christ

Jesus Christ, Son of God, Make yourself known through me. 
Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, Speak through me to others.   Amen

Submitted by Daughters of the King.
Stewardship University - Saturday , May 18 , 10 - 12:30
Lunch Provided 12:30 - 1:30
Telecare Ministry - Saturday, May 18, 1:30 - 3:00
We are stewards of the mysteries of God, stewards of one another, stewards of the world in which we are planted, stewards of our time, our treasure and personal skills,gifts and abilities. Attend Stewardship University to find out more.  
TeleCare ministry is a lay-led, lay-driven pastoral ministry that expresses the church's care and concern to every member. Come and find  out how you how you can be involved.  
Both sessions will be led by the Canon Timothy Dombek in the Conference Room..  Signups are in the Gathering Hall. You may sign up for one or both sessions
Saturday Hospitality
May 25
Join us for coffee & cookies 
before the 5:30 service and
Game Night after the service
More information to follow
Our last day is Sunday May 26 th
We will end this wonderful year
together with a party so we hope to see
you then!
We will be back on Sunday August 11 th
for the Blessing of the backpacks!

Cruzando Fronteras
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 following are items are needed: 

Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Pillows, Hotel Toiletries, Shampoo, Towels, Coloring Books (adult and children), Crayons, Backpacks, Spanish Language Bibles, Yarn, Needles, Crochet, Adult Sandals/Fliipflops, Adult Sneakers

Please drop off items (bagged in small enough sizes that can be easily carried) to the parish office during normal business hours. If you would like to financially contribute to this ministry, you can donate online  here. Thank you!
Spaghetti Dinner

After each service!

$5 per person
$20 for families

Proceeds benefit youth mission trip.
Spaghetti Dinner : help wanted!
Sat. May 18th 

We need volunteers for a successful evening: 
 - 3 "cooks" 
 - servers on the floor 
 - servers in the kitchen  
- clean-up crew 

A sign-up sheet will be available in the Gathering Hall this week-end. Thank you for your participation, the Teens can't do it without YOU!
Journey Jottings: Notes from St. Luke's Deacon 
in Formation

Because this year's Easter Triduum fell on the weekend that we normally have  deacon formation classes-the third Saturday of the month-we had the luxury  of an extra week to read, study, and complete assignments. As wonderful as  that additional time was, it also meant that there would be only three weeks until  our next class-which really made me agree with whoever said, "you can't rob  Peter to pay Paul!"  Our day started, as usual, with Morning Prayer in the chancel of the Cathedral.  What was not usual, however, was that we were joined by three transitional deacons who had come for the anti-racism training that was being given that day (required by canon law for ordination). It's part of the second-year DFA curriculum, so Amy, Susan and I will be receiving that training next year, at about this time. If you are not familiar with the term "transitional deacon," I can save you a Google search. Transitional deacons are priest candidates who have been  ordained deacon as part of their program of preparation for priesthood. Canon law requires that they serve as deacons for at least six months, but all the while, they are "en route" to being priests. This contrasts with "vocational deacons" (like Amy, Susan, and me; and Deacon Chris and Deacon Kimball at St. Luke's), whose final, and only, "destination" is the diaconate.
Click to read more
FREE: Vacation Bible School
June 3rd to June 7th from 9:00 am to noon

Kids from 3 years old and up are invited!
Together we will look into the bible, God's Holy Word, to  discover that God is our Mighty Fortress, our Shield and our  Deliverer!
Step back in medieval time and wear your knight or princess  costume! It's going to be so much fun!   Bring your friends and make new ones!  
Call Sophie for more info: 703-980-5314
Adult Formation Opportunities

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

  Letter of James Bible Study 
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 May 4/5: 75 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk
Weekly Attendance & Giving
May 4/5  -   Attendance: 286    Pledge: $13,805   Plate:  $958
Honoring Special Dates
May 12: Sue Robertson, Pat Anderson 
May 13: Betsy Denison, Beth Parknowitz 
May 15: Lauren Conrad 
May 16: Marjorie Hultberg 
May 17: Bill Preston 
May 18: Raphael Buisson 

May 13: Murry & Pam Williams 
May 17: Pete & Barbara Kriger, Dan & Grace McFarland 
May 18: Clark & Ronna Weaver  

Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Alicon, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb,  Bea, Beth, Betsy, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carl, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Clare, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, Dawn Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth, 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, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Lea, Les G., Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Martha, Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Miriam, Nolan (baby), Pam, Patricia, 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, Sherry, 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

Bob Bird, former parishioner, died on April 4, 2019.  The memorial service was held on Saturday, April 13, at St. Mark's in Moscow, Idaho. Please keep the 
Bird family in your prayers.

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of North Kigezi (Uganda)
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Stephen's (Douglas) 
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank, Prescott Valley Food Bank, Chino Valley Food Bank, St. Luke's Food Pantry

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

Scripture Readings
Fourth Sunday of Easter 
Click  here for readings!


Psalm 67

Acts 12:24-13:5a

John 12:44-50

Worship Ministers for May 11 - May 12

May 4, 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters: Dan & Betty Phillips
May 5, 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: Kathryn Barber, Sally Phelps
Welcome Table:  Francois & Deborah Maurice

May 5, 10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Sub-Deacon: Sharon Tootle
Chalice Minister:  Bill Christy
Altar Minister: Charles Covert
Reader 1:  Rich Schwartz
  Reader 2:  Brenda Schwartz
Prayers: Zibbie Wolter
Verger:  Paul Nelson
Greeters: Darrell Anderson & Susan Bray-Anderson
Welcome Table: Barbara Lake & Sandy McBride
Ushers: Vera Mulnix & Beth Shaw
Asst. Ushers: Lawrence Allen & JoAnn Salem
Altar Guild Team: Robin Borok, Mary Halford, Joy Ramsey Smith, Kataaie Staudt,
Kathy MacCauley, Phjyllis Maruna

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.
We are looking for coffee hour hosts for May!

This is an important part of the fellowship of St. Luke's Church. 

Hosts for May 12:
Jean Ehlers
Linda Leal

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.
Cynthia Moreno

Barb & Dave Brubaker & Beth Shaw
In loving memory of our mothers, 
Mary Kay Brubaker and Connie Eggleston
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 


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Phone: (928) 778-4499