Good morning,
We hope this finds you doing well and, hopefully, staying cool! Read below for more information on church events in the coming weeks.
Have a nice weekend,
The St. Luke's Office Staff
St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of July 17, 2016
Calendar for July 16 -22 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Truth about Cancer Workshop concludes tonight at 6 p.m. with Session 9
Weight & Wellness Centre, LLC & Dr. T. Dayana Leclair, D.H.M., M.S., CN, Ed., presents The Truth about Cancer: A Global Quest. This series  concludes this evening  from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Conference Room. 
Centering Prayer
The next meeting of St. Luke's centering prayer group will be on July 22nd, at 6:00 p.m., in the Chapel.

An "Introduction to Centering Prayer" workshop will be offered at St. Luke's on  Saturday, August 20th, from  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 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  noonThe latest brochure from Contemplative Outreach on Centering Prayer, updated just a few months ago, can be viewed by clicking   here

A 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.
Monthly Potluck Friday, July 22, at 6 p.m.
The next St. Luke's potluck will take place at the home of Ned and Sharon Welker, on Friday, July 22, at 6 p.m. Please bring an appetizer to share and a beverage. Sign-up in the Gathering Hall now.  All are invited and welcome!! 
St. Luke's Golf Outing - July 23
The next golf outing will take place Saturday, July 23, at 12:30 p.m. at Antelope Hills North Course. The cost is $35.75, including tax. The hosts are Sylvia and Gib McIntosh. Sign-up now in the Gathering Hall.
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Fair Start School Supply Drive is happening now!
Fair Start is coming up soon, and many children depend on CCJ to help them have the supplies they need for a successful school year. The Outreach Commission will oversee the contribution from St. Luke's. The collection bin can be found in the Gathering Hall. Supplies will be collected until Sunday, July 24. Click  here  for the CCJ (Coalition for Compassion & Justice) School Supply Wish List. Lists are also available in the Gathering Hall.
July 31 Workshop on Organizing Your Personal and Financial Matters
If the person in your family who had previously handled the finances died, what would the surviving spouse or executor find?  Would they find everything neatly organized or would they have to go through the deceased' desk, unfiled papers, file cabinets, and numerous boxes to at least partially understand the family's finances?  Please Join Ron Davis, for a 45-minute workshop, on 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.
Upcoming Diocesan Events
Episcopal Night at the Diamondbacks: 
The Arizona Diamondbacks invite all members of The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, along with their family and friends, to an exciting game of baseball as the D-Backs take on the Reds on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 6:40 p.m.  A portion of every ticket purchased will be donated to support an outreach ministry project to send water filters to South Sudan!  After the game, stay for post-game festivities that are part of the D-Backs Faith & Family Night. There will be fireworks, followed by a player Q&A. Special guest Matthew West  will be performing a concert to end the festivities. The ticket order deadline is  August 19, 2016 Seating is Limite d!
Tickets can be purchased online a   http://www.azdiocese.org/baseball.html
Native Ministry Gathering: 
Save the date of Saturday, September 3, for the Native Ministry Gathering, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix. More details will follow later this summer.
Don't Spend Christmas Alone
Don't Spend Christmas Alone:  a community outreach dinner that caters to guests that would otherwise be alone and / or not celebrate on the most significant day of the year: Christmas Day. Fabulous food is diligently served, with multiple beverage choices, delicious selections of pies and cheerful fellowship. "To Know Christ and to Make Christ Known," an experience guests take home along with cookies.  Thank you, volunteers. 
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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 79 items for weekend of July 9-10, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
July 9-10, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 239
Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $12,507.00
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, Daniel, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Enrique, Eric, Erma, Frank, Fred, Gary, Geoff, Hank, Harris, Janice, Jason, Jean, Jeff, Joan, Joe, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Keena, Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea Lea, Linda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary Grace, Mary, Martha, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Paul, Peter Jr., Prescott Police Department, Preston, Ray, Rita, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Susan, Susie, Suzette, Tammy, Tara, 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 Province de L'Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda
 
...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Andrew's in Tucson
 
...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Project Aware, Quixote's Garage, Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank, and Granite Creek Park Food Ministry
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: 
Pam Damm, Shirley Snyder, Donald Sprow, and 
Matthew Kurtz


Anniversaries: 
Tom and Kristine Donovan, Dave and 
Nancy Carmichael,
Rocky and Nancy Del Mar, and Donald and Joyce Sprow


This Week's Scripture Readings:  Ninth Sunday after Pentecost,  Proper 11

Collect: A lmighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Tenth   Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 12


Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers

Worship Assistants for July 16-17, 2016

5:30 p.m. Service
Chalice Minister: Dave & Ruth Rothgery

8:00 a.m. Service
Chalice Minister: Gib McIntosh

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Jack Wolter
Sub-deacon: Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister: Malcom Shaw
Chalice Minister: Angeles Zarate
Altar Minister: Bill Christy
Reader 1: Patricia Anderson
Reader 2: Wini Larson
Prayers: Barbara Sayle
Verger: Wally Wands
Greeters: Linda Taylor and Gwen Schenck
Welcome Table: Beth Shaw
Ushers: Barbara Baker-Rosenberg and Cathie Carter
Asst. Ushers: Ted & Genell Lee
Oblationers: Gary & Karen Kensing
 
Eucharistic Visitors: Gib & Sylvia McIntosh
 
Altar Guild Team: Robin Borok, Phyllis Maruna, Wini Larson, Mary Hallford, Joy Ramsey Smith
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 17: 
Members of the Choir of St. Luke's

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 16-17 given by Cynthia Moreno
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 July 21. 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. Upcoming volunteer orientations are July 
 18& 20.Visit peoplewhocareaz.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
Join PAHH celebrate the 2016 Bike & Build North Carolina to San Diego team members at the Bike & Build Potluck on July 15. Click here for more info!

For information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, visit www.prescotthabitat.org.

Church Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to noon

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Phone: (928) 778-4499