Good morning!

We hope you continue to find the information you need in this format of the Weekly Epistle. We have many wonderful things happening at St. Luke's. Please continue to read to learn all about them.

Blessings to you,

The St. Luke's Office Staff

St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of February 28, 2016
Calendar for February 27 - March 4 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Lent 2016
Our Lenten program, featuring  Wednesdays Together  with Soup Suppers at 5 p.m. and Study at 6 p.m., continues this Wednesday, March 2. Please sign-up each week for the Soup Supper so a count can be provided to the group coordinating meal that week!

Weekly services include:
  • Wednesdays: Healing & Eucharist Service at 10 a.m.
  • Thursdays: Morning Prayer at 9 a.m.
  • Fridays: Stations of the Cross at 12 p.m. 
For Lent 2016 Pamphlet, click  here.

See you Wednesday, March 2, for another Wednesday Together!
Virginia Theological Seminary Visits this Weekend - Feb. 27-28!
Following our  5:30 p.m.  Eucharist  this  evening,  Linda Dienno, from Virginia Theological Seminary, will host a light Lenten meal in the Parish Hall. She will show a short video of the Seminary and give highlights of current happenings.

Linda will offer a similar presentation tomorrow , February 28,  during the adult forum / coffee hour time following the  10:00  a.m. service in the Parish Hall. Fr. Pierre-Henry is an alum of VTS and welcomes these opportunities for the parish to learn more about his Seminary. All are welcome at either or both presentations.
Potluck Dinner with Bishop Zak
Friday, March 4 at 5 p.m. - Parish Hall
Bishop Zak, of Amagoro, Kenya, will visit us at St. Luke's this week, March 2 - 8! We will gather for a parish potluck dinner on Friday, March 4, at 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Sign-up this weekend in the Gathering Hall. Please join in for some wonderful fellowship as we welcome Bishop Zak once again. All are welcome! 

To learn more about Bishop Zak, click  here for his biography.

Girl Scout Cookies for Sale this Sunday!
Girl Scout Troop 79, who meets weekly at St. Luke's, will be selling cookies between the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services this Sunday, February 28. Cookies are $4 per box with the exception of the gluten-free variety (Toffee-tastic), which is $5 per box.
Sign-up for the next Operation Deep Freeze
St. Luke's will again be responsible for providing dinners at the emergency shelter for the homeless IF they are open the week of  February 28 - March 5 . There are still some slots open to help out!  A sign-up sheet is on the table in the Gathering Hall, along with instructions.
"A Step Back in Time" Quilt Show
Save the date for "A Step Back in Time" Quilt Show on Saturday, March 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., at St. Luke's. The Quilt Show admission is $4. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $4. Free childcare and a beginner sewing workshop for kids of all ages are also being offered.

Read more in recent Daily Courier write-up about Quilt Show.
Yard Sale: Clean your attic and garage!
The youth group is having a yard sale on Saturday, April 30, and we need your help. Everything accepted except clothing. The proceeds of the yard sale will benefit the youth mission trip to Cortez, Colorado, this June. Call Sophie at the church, 928-778-4499, if you have items to donate. Please note: items will be collected at the church beginning one week prior to the yard sale.  Watch for further information!

Inquirers' Class Starts on March 13
Do you want to become a member of the Episcopal Church?
 
An eight-week series of Inquirers' Classes, to be led by The Rev'd Jack M. Wolter, will begin on March 13, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of St. Luke's Church to prepare those persons who have not yet been sacramentally confirmed (coming from a Protestant tradition) or received (coming from a Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox tradition) by a bishop in the Episcopal Church, or those who simply want to refresh their understanding of the practice of the Christian Faith in our tradition.
 
YOU are invited to join us for these presentations and discussions! We hope you will be a participant! 
Buildfest 2016
The Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity (PAHH) Board of Directors invites all Faith Partner Congregations to get involved in the first ever BUILDFEST 2016. What is it?  A 3-day event (May 13-15) when volunteers frame a home for their 84th homeowner family at the YCCA Home & Garden Show at the Prescott Valley Event Center.  Read more  on how to get involved!
Like Us on Facebook!!
If you are on Facebook, please go to the St. Luke's Episcopal, Prescott, AZ, page, and Like and Share postings that you feel comfortable supporting. By clicking on the "Like us on Facebook" button below, you'll be taken directly to the St. Luke's Facebook page.
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New at Chapel Rock - Family Camp, July 7-10, 2016
Unplug and Reconnect
Family Camp is an opportunity to use your family vacation time to unplug from the busyness of daily life and reconnect with your children and with the God who made you a family. It is challenging in this over-programmed, screen-filled culture to take the time out to be present to the people in our families, to really listen so that unexpected conversations about God have space to happen. Chapel Rock is a place where screens are put away and there is space and time to listen to God and to each other. We will experience prayer, music, free time exploring the beauty of Prescott, and old-fashioned camp fun, like arts and crafts, a campfire, the ropes course, and games. Invest in your family, and come join us! For more info or to register, visit Chapel Rock's website: www.chapelrock.net. (Scroll down to Family Camp Section.)

Outreach Committee News
The Outreach Committee is now ready to receive "Requests for Funds" for the year 2016. If you are involved with a charitable organization or know of one that would benefit from funding from the Outreach Committee, the application forms are available in the Church Office or by clicking here. These should be returned to the Outreach Committee by March 31.
Fry's Community Rewards Program
The Outreach Commission of St. Luke's is enrolled in the Fry's Community Rewards Program. You can help the Outreach Commission without spending any additional money! It really is simple...all you need to do is link your Fry's VIP card to St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Use your VIP card each time you shop and money will go to St. Luke's Outreach Commission. Read more to learn about how to do this or click  here to enroll now! 
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 154 items for the weekend of February 20-21, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: canned soup, hot cereal, rice, dried beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
February 20-21, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 231
Weekly Giving: (Operating Fund): $3,941.25
 
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Barbara, Betty, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Burril, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Chris, Colleen, Dan, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Eric, Emily, Frank, Gary, Geoff, Gloria, Jack, Janice, Jason, Jean, Jim, Joan, Joe, John, Joyce, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Katherine, Keena, Kristi, Larry, Laura, Linda, Lisa, Louis,  Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha,  Marty, Mary Grace, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Patrick, Paul, Penny, Pete,  Peter, Preston, Ray, Robbi, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sharon, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Steve, Sue, Susan, Susie, Tammy, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Vanessa, Vic, Walt, Walter
 
...for those in our Armed Forces: Josh, Mark, Robby, Michael, Jesse, Curt, 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

...in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Province of the Anglican Church in Congo

...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: All Saints Church in Safford

...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Operation Fair Start and Angel Tree, Paper Collection/Recycling Program, Highway Cleanup Volunteers, Prescott Valley Little League
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: 
Georgette Heinz, Nancy Reynolds, Claude Newman, 
Christy Hastings, Dennis Houser, Dave Rothgery, 
Andrew Sweeney, Elsie Tyree, Roger Messick, 
Roger Peacock, Sandra Arquette, Vivian Spicer, Al Bjornstad, 
Ann Brechwald,  John Sanderson, Susan Youngblood

Anniversaries: Brad & Jan Sundquist, Becky & Dennis Dill, Fred & Donna Volpe,
Neil & Jeanne Waterman
This Week's Scripture Reading
Third Sunday in Lent 
Exodus 3:1-15
Psalm 63:1-8
1 Corinthians 10:1-3
Luke 13:1-9

Collect:
Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Fourth Sunday in Lent
In the Community
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity (PAHH)
For the current update of our locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, click  here . To learn more about PAHH, visit  prescotthabitat.org .
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.

Foster Care Info Nights:
Foster Adoptive Network
Attend a foster care orientation meeting at St. Luke's on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Next one is March 17. Click here for flyer.

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

Click on name to below to send an email message:

Rector
Deacon
Music Director

Organist
Parish Administrator
Financial Assistant

Children's Ministry/
Youth Director
Sexton
Senior Warden
Junior Warden
Pastoral Care Commission




St Luke's Episcopal Church 

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Phone: (928) 778-4499