St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of May 20 , 2018
In-Gathering for Time and Talents forms
This weekend, please bring back your Time and Talents forms! At all 3 services, place your completed form in the offering plate. If you misplaced your form, some will be available in the Gathering Hall. Thank you for your participation in the various ministries of our congregation.      St. Luke's Membership Commission
"It's Not About the Money... ...It's About Relationships!"

Garnering Resources for Ministry Now and for the Future 
For all lay leaders, Finance and Stewardship Committee members, and clergy Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:00AM to 3:00 PM 
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 
100 Arroyo Pinon Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336 
Presenter: The Rev. Canon Timothy Dombek,
 Canon for Stewardship and Planned Giving,
Building Relationships = Increased Giving 
Planned Giving: The Most Overlooked Aspect of Congregational Stewardship 

Seating is limited, so please sign up now! To register, contact: Jennifer Tucker, Parish Administrator (928) 282-4457 
Join us for Vacation Bible School!
June 4 to June 8, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
It's free to participate and registration is now open for children 3 years old and up! (Must be potty-trained.) Click here to register: 
We're going to have the trip of a lifetime to Babylon this summer!
Can you help with any of the following supplies?
Here is a list of requested items: empty paper towel tube, empty toilet paper tube, empty food can (whatever size), empty plastic bottles (whatever size or shape), fabric in any size and pattern, and bird seed (to feed the birds ).

Thank you for bringing the items to the Youth Room by Monday May 28!
It's Graduation Time!

Please let us know if someone in your family is graduating this year!! We'd like to know who it is, your relation to the graduate, and from where he/she is graduating!! Please call or send the details to the parish office at no later than May 17.

Celebrating Pentecost

To commemorate this diversity present in Jerusalem and the power of the Holy Spirit to reach all peoples we will be celebrating Pentecost this year (May 20) with an International Potluck after the 10:00 a.m. service.  
OPTION 1: treasured family or other recipe from your family's heritage.  
OPTION 2:  Trader Joe's (in the frozen food section) has a selection of international foods for those who don't want to "cook from scratch".
Cards will be available to list the name of the food and the country of origin.  Enjoying the diversity of food from other cultures will highlight the spread of the Gospel and be great fun as well!
Questions:  Contact Mary Queen at


Katherine Schori, past Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, would sometimes use SHALOM in "passing the peace".  Through the gift of the Holy Spirit the many people gathered in Jerusalem, speaking diverse languages, were able to receive and understand the Good News as delivered by the Apostles.  

Please join in "passing the peace" in an different language on Pentecost, remembering that the message of God's love is for all peoples. You can google "how do you say peace be with you in (language of  your choice)" to see and hear the phrase in your chosen language.  There is a drop-down menu so you can explore a wide variety of languages.   Questions-contact Mary Queen at  

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            Parish member Mr. Angel Abran Vandegrift graduated
                   from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ
                                    on Saturday, May 12 th , 2018
               With a bachelor's in Criminology & Criminal Justice,
          Sociology Minor.

It is with a thankful heart to God for the many blessings that led to Angel's accomplishment. We acknowledge close friends and family: Rev. Bob Greene, Financial sponsor, mentor and friend; Mr. Jay and Lu Ann Carter, Mentors; Rev. Bob Wills, Counselor; Christena Vandegrift, mother; th e Moore family members; St.  Luke's loving community; a nd Angeles Ramos Zarate, Grandmother.

All are welcome to extend your good wishes to Angel on Sunday, May 20 th , after the 10:00 o'clock service in the Parish Hall.
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, which is August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019. This includes any regularly-scheduled meetings (whether weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, etc.) and special events.

For your reference, and to help you with your scheduling, click here for 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 May 20, 2018.

I t will be your first chance to start playing golf with the St. Luke's golfers.  The 9:00 Scramble will be on the north course of Antelope Hills.  Please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the gathering hall.  We have room for 16 people.  Golf is at all levels for 18 holes.  $45.00 per person including practice balls and cart.  We always have a good time and hope to play most of the courses in the area throughout the summer.
Call Eddie Gilliam with any questions.  623 - 566- 5931

If you have purchased a ticket for the Fashion Show Luncheon and have NOT received a refund, please bring your ticket as soon as possible and committee member, Jean Ehlers, will be present prior to the  10:00 am service to give you your refund. Thank you for your understanding.
The language of poetry often speaks louder than the words  themselves.  George Herbert, a sixteenth-century priest and poet, wrote the poem "The Call" to capture his own experience of intimate relation with God.  The text has been set to music and sung for centuries. 

If you have a poem that is a part of your spiritual journey please share it with others in our parish family by submitting it to the Epistle at

Don't Spend Christmas Alone!

Summer is just heating up, and it may seem early to think about Christmas, but we need your help! Last year we were blessed to be part of a four-person team that co-chaired Don't Spend Christmas Alone.  This long-standing community event is a rewarding way to spend Christmas day and the team approach made it possible for us to share not only in the responsibilities, but the joy of the day.  This Christmas, two of us are returning, and since it worked so well last year, we would like two additional volunteers to assume co-chair positions with us. If you think you might enjoy being part of the Christmas Day festivities, we will be happy to share more information about the available co-chair positions and how you can be involved.   Contact Muriel or George to let us know of your interest. Don't wait! We start our planning soon.

George Chesney 928 899 9403
Muriel de Ganahl 307 575 3683

Books about "women of faith" take many forms. On display in the Gathering Hall by the Library you will find books with stories of women in the Bible, devotions from spiritual leaders, and inspiration from current authors like Joan Chittister. Find a book that speaks to you. Take it home and return it to the basket in the library when done. 
Changes to Contact Information

If you have dropped your land line and have gone to ONLY using a cell phone, please notify the Parish Office. Call 928-778-4499, or email,, to let us know!!
Save Those Egg Cartons

Please save your old egg cartons for "Cowgirl" Victoria.  Victoria raises chickens, sells fresh eggs, and could use any extra egg cartons you no longer need. Questions: contact Diane Mazmanian.

Visit our website!
Be sure to visit our website,, every so often! There is a great section at the bottom of the Home page entitled "News & Updates" that contains information on recent events at St. Luke's along with some wonderful photos. 
Did you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Faithstreet. 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 green 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 role they play in the life of this region.
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Food Donation Program
Many thanks to all of you for your continued support each week of the weekly food donation program which benefits three area food banksThe counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.

For the week of May 12/13:  108 food items were collected!!
Thumb Butte Quilters: 187 food items

This week's shopping list: 
Peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna,  canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
5/19-5/20:    Attendance - 286
Pledge - $9,495    Plate $999
Honoring Special Dates
May 20: Brian Weir
May 21: Debbie Opitz
May 23: Carol Anderson, Laura Schoeben
May 24: Bruce Burwell, Rocky Del Mar, Gwen Schenck
May 25: Courtney Ghan
May 26: Kaida Harris, Sandy Nelson, Sheila Willis

May 20: Lawrence Allen & JoAnn Salem, Casey & Connie Hargis
May 21: Rich & Cathy Hoaglund, Cory & Sheila Willis
May 24: Steve & Gerry Jarvis
May25: Tonm & Chris Howell
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J.,  Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Bob, Brandon, Brien, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl, Chris,  Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, Daniel,  David, Denise, Derrick, Dianne, Donald, Dott, Dylan, Ed, Enrique, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gavin, Gary & Helen, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank, Harold & Wilma. Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jean, Jeanne, Jerry, Jim, Joe, Joel, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken,  Kimball, Kira,  Kristi, Kyle & Virginia, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele,Mike,  Mimi, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter, Philip, Preston, Reed, Renita, Rich Richard, Rick, Ron, Rosey, Ruth, Salem, Sally, Sandy, Shea, Sheri,Shirley, Skip, Steven, Susan, Susan S.,  Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Trey, Tricia, Sue, Sue & Wally, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, Zelma

...for those in our Armed Forces:   Echo, Brian
...for the Yavapai-Apache Nation

...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Chotanagpur (India)
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St. Mark's (Mesa)
...for our companion Diocese:  Diocese of Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Prescott Lions Collections, Prescott Valley Little League
Scripture Readings
Day of Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Psalm 16:1. 6-11
1 Kings 18:20-39
Matthew 5:17-19

Weekly Worship Assistants for May 19-20, 2018
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Keehna Sture
Greeters: Doug & Pat Ogburn
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Devena Reed
Greeters/Ushers: Ed & Hedy Sullivan
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest:  Fr Richard Lassiter
Sub-Deacon:  Bill Christy
Chalice Minister:  Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister:  Michael Staudt
Altar Minister: Sharon Tootle
Reader 1: Lynne Wells
Reader 2:  Andy Wallace
Prayers: Patricia Anderson
Verger:  Larry Griffin
Greeters:  Ted & Genelle Lee
Welcome Table:  Beth Shaw & Dave Brubaker
Ushers: Bob & Laura Norman
Asst. Ushers:  Larry Allen & JoAnn Salem
Oblationers: Paul & Sandy Nelson
Altar Guild Team: Barbara Kriger, Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno,
Betty Phillips, Becky Hansen

Host Coffee Hour!!
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. 

 5/20 - Fellowship Potluck
Angeles Ramos Zarate
Angel Vandegriff

Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2018 flower chart is
now posted in the Gathering Hall!
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 $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: Jim & Jan Casacchia
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 p.m. at St. Luke's in the Conference Room with the exception of the summer months.

Visit 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 May 17. For more info, call AZ Children's Association at 928-443-1991.

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, Donna Dotzler.

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. 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.
The next performance will take place on Saturday, June 9.
Visit for tickets and more information.
In the Community
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity

Golf Fore Homes, Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity's Annual Tournament FUNdraiser!! Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at The Club at Prescott Lakes. For event flyer and registration info, click  here.

For general information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity and for information for this event, visit For Family Selection Criteria brochure, click  here .

Service Schedule
Sunday Services:  
Saturday 5:30 pm Spoken Eucharist
 Sunday 8:00 am  Eucharist with hymns
Sunday 10:00 am Eucharist with Choir

Weekday Services:
  • Wednesday 10 am           Healing Service with Communion
  • Thursday 9:00 am            Morning Prayer 
  • 2nd & 4th Friday 9 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