St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of July 8 , 2018

The 79th General Convention of 
The Episcopal Church


July 5th - 13th, 2018 
Austin, Texas

As the delegates from all the dioceses are gathered in Austin, TX, from  July 5 to 13 , let us keep in our thoughts and prayer the 79th General Convention of our Church. This is always an exciting time for the church, even though time to time discussions and debates might be tough. So, let us pray that, with the words of our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to the delegates, "
Jesus will be at the center of every moment of worship, in every discussion and debate, in our times of study, moments of discernment, times of refreshment -- May Christ be the center."

To know what is happening, you can visit the official website of the General Convention where you will have access to all the documents, motions, decisions, and so on. You can also download the free app Eventmobi for IOS and Android, using the code 79GC. You may also choose to use the following link it will open  the app as a website on any device. 
Let us pray for the delegates to be opened to the motions of the Spirit!

In Christ's love,
. Register for a free online class taught by Bishop Michael Curry. Sign up now  here to take the class at home between July 2-15. Or come to the conference room on July 8 and July 15 from 9:05 to 9:55 to take the class with friends.  Find out about advancing the Jesus Movement.
This is a great opportunity to spend time with friends who attend a different service, instead of being parishioners who pass on a Sunday morning.  Light refreshments will be served.  Questions: contact Mary Queen at  
Men's Group
Save the date: JULY 14TH at 7am . W e will meet in the Chapel for a special Men's Club service.  Immediately after we will have a light breakfast in the conference room.  The meeting following will be a video presentation on SAFETY AND SECURITY and how to implement these suggestions at St Luke's. These important matters pertain to all of us becoming involved to make St Luke's a safe and friendly
environment.   This is very important and we need your input.   Please get involved.
Episcopal Night at the D-Backs!!
The Arizona Diamondbacks invite all members of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, along with their family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy a time of fellowship and cheer on the D-backs as they host the Seattle Mariners!
Seating Option:
$24 - Lower Level Bleachers (section 141) (these seats do have backs)
We're sitting together in the same section, so everyone will have more of an opportunity to chat with fellow Episcopalians, the Bishop and Laura Smith!
A portion of every ticket purchased by using this special offer will be designated for Cruzando Fronteras (Migration and Border Ministry).

Join Episcopalians from all over the Diocese at Trinity Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St. in Phoenix) for a pre-game celebration beginning at 5:00pm.5Free parking at Trinity is available at select spots in the garage (read the signs!), in front of Diocesan House, and street parking in the neighborhood.  Gather for refreshments and fellowship, then take the light rail with other fans to the ballpark. Tickets are $4/person for an all-day pass and can be purchased at the light rail stop. The Central/Roosevelt Stop is adjacent to Trinity.
After the game, stay for the festivities that are part of the D-backs Faith & Family Night. There will be fireworks, followed by a player Q & A. Special guest MercyMe ( ) will be performing a concert to end the event!
The ticket order deadline is  August  17 , 201 8 .
Seating is Limited ! Tickets can be purchased online at , by phone  (the number is on the form),  or by mailing the attached order form.
St Luke's Inventory
Why: Although there is no immediate need we would like to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster.
Who: We're looking for anyone with a desire to help.
Please join us on July 20. Katie Staudt
Wednesday Evening Bible Study...
...will resume on Wednesday, September 12!

Are you up for a Challenge?
St. Luke's Outreach Commission is offering to match funds for
school supplies dollar to dollar up to $1000.00.
Many students in Chino Valley, Prescott Valley and Prescott School Districts are unable to purchase school supplies that are required of them to start the year.
Fair Start is reorganizing their program and going out and buying school supplies
in bulk so more students are served. This is why the Outreach Commission is putting up the challenge for a monetary donation rather than asking people to fill backpacks.

Are you willing to take the challenge???
The donation box will be on the outreach table.
If you write a check to St. Luke's put Fair Start on the memo line.
Cash will be deposited into the Fair Start account.
Donation Deadline: July 8 th
More information call Patti Bain @817-909-0565 or Mary Hallford @602-796-1177
                    Make checks payable to St. Luke's Episcopal Church
           Be sure to write Native American Ministry Backpacks on Memo Line
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 the role they play in the life of this region.
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 June 30/July 1:  78 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
Canned soup, hot cereal, rice, dried beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
6/30-7/1 -  Attendance - 260
Pledge - $18,931  -   Plate $835
Honoring Special Dates
July 8: Patricia Buys
July 9: James Seeli
July 10: Patricia Bain, Steven Beck, Kyle Campbell, Rich Hoaglund
July 11: Troy Crawford, Gary Herbert
July 12: Jenna James, Patrick Welter
July 13: Ann Bennington

July 8: Dwight & Charlotte Willman
July 11: Dick & Barbar Weeks
July 12: Andy & Toni Denis, Warren Smith & Joy Ramsey Smith
July 13: Eddie & Tigger Gilliam Jr.
Your Prayers are Invited...
Your prayers are invited for the families of...

Daniel Edward Rapinchuk, son of Gloria Owen Roddy and brother of Mary Bowers, who passed away on June 20, 2018;  

Barbara Tribbey, mother of Trampus Tribbey, who passed away on June 21, 2018; 

Martha Cook, sister of Leanne Bryan, who passed away on July 4, 2018.

...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,  Dave, David, Derrick, Dianne, Donald, Donna,  Dorothy, Dott, Doug,  Dylan, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Gislela, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank, Harold & Wilma. Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jean, Jeanne,Jeri,  Jerri, Jerry, Jim, Joe, Joel, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kennedy, Kimball, Kira,  Kristi, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margaret and family, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Rich Richard, Rick, Rob, Robert,  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,Zachary, Zelma

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

...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Durham (England)
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  All Saints' church & Day School (Phoenix)
...for our companion Diocese:  Diocese of Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Operation Fair Start, People Who Care
Scripture Readings
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Psalm 33:1-4, 18-22
Genesis 41:55-57, 42:4-7a, 17-24a
Matthew 10:1-7
Weekly Worship Assistants for July 7 & 8, 2018
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: The Reverend Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Reverend Denise Muller
Chalice Minister:Larry Neece
Greeters:Tom & Susan Snodgrass
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Reverend Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Reverend Denise Muller
Chalice Minister: Bill Christy :  
Ushers: Cynthia Moreno & Carol Sweeden  
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Reverend Pierre-Henry Buisson  
Preacher: The Reverend Denise Muller 
Sub-Deacon:  Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister: Liz Kennedy & Keenha Sture
Altar Minister:  Sharon Tootle
Reader 1: Wini Larson
Reader 2 Doris Schoeben
Prayers:Lynne Wells
Verger:  Sharon Welker
Greeters:  Tani Hendrickson & Barb Leonard
Welcome Table:  Barbara Lake,Sandra McBride,Linda Schwab, 
Ushers: Beth Shaw & Vera Mulnix
Asst. Ushers:  Geoff & Brenda Holden
Oblationers: Youth Group
Altar Guild Team: Elsie Tyree, Pat Eaton, Sylvia MacIntosh, Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock, 
Betsy Dennison 

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. 

No Host this Sunday

Feel free to bring something to share.

Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2018 flower chart is
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: given by Deacon Kimball, in memory of TOM and TRES Arnold;
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 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. 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.
Visit for tickets and more information.
In the Community
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity

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

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St Luke's Episcopal Church 

Please contact the church office
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Phone: (928) 778-4499