St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of June 16
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Pride Month statement honors LGBTQ Episcopalians
"You have helped the church to be truly catholic, universal, a house of prayer for all people," the presiding bishop said,.  "You have helped the church to truly be a reflection of the beloved community of God."
We had such a wonderful time!
The kids were adorable,
The volunteers were amazing.
The Spirit was blowing all around!
VBS truly was a spiritual experience for all of us!
I strongly recommend it to everyone next year!
St. Luke's was the host site for the Northern Arizona Clericus meeting on Tuesday, May 28. It was a time for Bishop Jennifer Reddall to meet with the clergy (priests and deacons) from the northern region of our Diocese.  Twenty-one clergy were present! It was a time to exchange stories and visit with the Bishop all while sharing a lovely lunch. There was a great sense of collegiality!
Beth Parknowitz, our Parish Administrator, has created a site about her current health journey on  caringbridge.org . Those who would like to read updates must create an account on CaringBridge. To get started, follow the link below to read Beth's story.
Deacon Kim Crecca attended our 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, June 9, and got to see Father Pierre-
Henry bless the beautiful Jean Ehlers banner that St. Luke's Youth Group artfully painted on for the Camp Genesis kids. That afternoon Becky, Mary, and Deacon Kim delivered the 25 backpacks to Camp Genesis - 8 boys and 17 girls.  Chapel Rock carpenters had just finished a beautiful private outdoor space specifically made for these kids with wooden benches under a beautiful burgundy canopy which is where we proudly held up the St. Luke's banner with some of the backpacks below it before the kids arrived.  Later that evening the kids discovered their very own backpacks and relished the finds in their packs. Each pack had a unique painted rock, also from St. Luke's Youth Group. You guys rock! What a wonderful experience you have given these kids as they begin their camp adventure! The spirit of Pentecost in your hearts has truly touched theirs. Thank you all.
Becky Hansen
In May the pantry served 277, which included two new families. We donated 620 items to Paulden Food Bank, who continue to supply us with fresh fruit and vegetables. B-Organic farms has begun donating herbs and eggs to the Pantry. Our sincere Thank You to all who have donated food items, bags and made monetary donations. Our wish list for the month is canned fruit.

Dear father Pierre-Henry and the Parishioners of St. Luke's,
Your extremely generous gift will help many children create life-long memories and encounter Christ this summer. T hank you very much for your recent contributions of $3,220.00 to the Chapel Rock Campership fund in support of Camp Genesis.
God Bless, Kelly Ward
A note from a choir member:
Your St. Luke's Choir wishes to thank the congregation for your support and prayers throughout our season. 
Last Sunday was our final official anthem before our summer break.  We will be back at the end of summer for another year of our contribution to the weekly 10:00am service.    As choir members we are very appreciative of your comments and your letting us know that you enjoy our music.  Our weekly anthem is not possible only because of our voices, but because of our kind loving and talented leader, Dennis Houser.  He and his wife Kay, our organist, along with Margaret Houck, our pianist,  make up the team that bring you the weekly special music. 
We do this out of the love we have for our faith and our wonderful church.   During the summer, many of us will be sitting in the choir loft to support the congregation in the sing the hymns.
We don't smile because we sing,  we sing because we smile.
Blessings to all,
Lloyd Needham.
Click here for a behind the scenes look at the choir
It was a success! We raised $1240.90! But most of all, we all had a great time and the food was delicious! Thank you so much for your participation!
Gathering Hall Display Windows
I would like to coordinate the display windows to focus on the following:  Youth and Children (Sophie), Parish Life, Faith Formation, and Parish Commissions/National Church.  In order to accomplish this and minimize confusion I need your help.  Signup sheets are available in the office for everyone to use in scheduling displays. I would suggest a display two to three weeks before an event.  In addition it would be nice if you could take photos of an event and add them, as soon as possible after the event; leaving them on display for two additional weeks to celebrate our life together.  You can also reserve a window by contacting me at maryjqueen@icloud .com, or 310 530-4001.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  Mary Queen  
Angel Quilts
"Quilters, don't forget - Angel Quilts will meet this Thursday, June 20th, in the Conference Room next to the office from 9 A.M. until 11;30 A.M.  For more information, pick up an information sheet in the Gathering Hall or call Linda Leal at 928-717-1647 or Sharon Welker at 928-541-1074."
BLOOD DRIVE - Thursday, June 20
10 am - 2 pm, Parish Hall
Contact Charlotte Willman at 928-350-8475 or visit Bloodhero.com (Sponsor Code: StLukesEC)

When you DONATE BLOOD May 24 - Sept. 6, you'll be entered to win a 2019 VW Passat Wolfsburg Edition, donated by our Valley Volkswagen Dealers.  
WELCOME TO PASS! 
Prescott Area Shelter Services is more than just a place of refuge against the unpredictable storm of life that surrounds us all. Professional staff and volunteers from all fields come together to help women and their children who have suddenly found themselves homeless due to circumstances beyond their control. We help these women and their children, physically and spiritually, in recovering from this horrific time in their life. When we reflect upon the mission of PASS, we are reminded, "There, but by the grace of God, goes I!" 100% of all monetary, tax-deductible donations support the needs of homeless women and their children. Donation checks can be made out to either "PASS"l, or "PASS" with a notation "Chaplain Program" in the memo portion, in direct support of the spiritual program. The vision of PASS is to open additional shelters throughout  our communities. The mission of the PASS Chaplain program is to develop growing program serving the spiritual needs of PASS staff, volunteers and homeless women and their children in all PASS shelter locations. 
God Bless!
PASS Chaplain Bill Christy
Prescott Pines Christian Camp is offering a day camp July 1-3, which is during the holiday week. Parents may have trouble with daycare that week. We will also offer pick up and drop off services at a designated location.
If you have any questions, please call 928-445-5225.

Adult Formation Opportunities

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

  Bible Study will resume in September
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  stlukesprescott.church/support/  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 June 8/9: 179  food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
canned soup, hot cereal, rice, dried beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
June 8/9  -  Attendance: 281    Pledge: $7,877   Plate:  $1,073
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
June 16  Julia Weir, Ann Reynolds,  Tom Snodgrass
June 18  Murry Williams, Cassidy Blake
June 19  Alexander Leon, Liz MacNamera,  Barbara Weeks
June 20  Roger Crull, Bill Loughney
June 21  Daisun Wagner
June 22  Jim Rowntree, Sylvia Fuentes,  Brad Sundquist

Anniversaries:
June 17  Paul & Sandy Nelson
June 18  Dick & Sherry Hibbard,  Jamison & Darleen Parker
June 20  Ryan & Jenna James
June 21  Pierre-Henry & Sophie Buisson
June 22  Bill & Sharon Feldmeier


Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Bea, Beth, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Clare, Clay & Muriel, 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, JoAnn & Greg, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, 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), Olivia,  Pam, Patricia, Patty, 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, 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

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Dante' (grandson of Carol Sweden)

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Oleh (Nigeria)
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. John (Globe)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: United Blood Services Blood Drive, Native American Ministries, Love in Action Ministry-Malawi

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

Scripture Readings
First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday 
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday 

Psalm 112:1-9

2 Corinthians 9:6-11

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

Worship Ministers for June 15 - June 16

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Chalice Minister: Monte Anderson
Greeters: Betty & Dan Phillips
 
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Chalice Minister: Devena Reed
Welcome Table:Bill Bisig
Ushers: Cynthia Moreno & Sally Phelps

10:a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Kimball Arnold
Sub-Deacon: Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister:  Charles Covert
Chalice Minister:  Lucy Kemper
Altar Minister: Nancy 
Reader 1:  Youth
  Reader 2:  Youth
Prayers: Youth
Verger:  Vera Mulnix
Welcome Table: Barbara Lake, Linda Schwab
Ushers: Lauree Birchmeier, Beth Shaw
Asst. Ushers: Mary Ann Petrocik, JoAnn Salem
 
Altar Guild Team: Robin Borok, Mary Hallford, Joy Ramsey Smith, Katie Staudt, Kathy MacCauley, Phyllis 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.

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

Host for June 16:
Carl & Denise DeKemper




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.
 
Flowers: George Chesney
 
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 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.
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    prescottstrings.com 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 prescottchorale.org 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:  2020census.gov/jobs.

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:  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. 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