St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of July 23 , 2017
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French Boys' Choir in Concert at St. Luke's on Wed., Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.
Don't miss this special performance of the French Boys' Choir on Wednesday, August 2, at 7 p.m. Plan to attend this very special performance. Admission is free! Share this with your friends and neighbors; all are warmly invited to attend! 

The boys are currently on their Summer Tour of the southwestern United States.  For more information on the French Boys Choir, visit their website  here .
Operation Fair Start 
Thank You for your support! 
5 Down, 7 to Go!

Help us fill backpacks full of supplies so that all K-12 students can start the school year with the supplies they need for a successful school year. We had 12 empty backpacks waiting to be filled with pencils, crayons, markers, composition books and other back-to-school supplies. Five backpack have been filled so far. Please help us cross the finish line this weekend!!

Click here to see the entire list of supplies. Click here to see grade level lists for local schools. Deadline for donations to OPERATION FAIR START is July 23.
Sunday School Begins August 6
Sunday School at St. Luke's will be starting on August 6th. Our amazing instructors will be using the Godly Play approach. Godly Play invites children to friendship, lessons, art, and worship that incorporates storytelling, the freedom to wonder and ask, and to create and share. In the words of the Godly Play Foundation, the approach "helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play."

Pre-registration starts on July 23.  Forms are available at the Church office.
 
Sunday School starts August 6, and services children ages 4-12.
 
All Are Welcome!  Share this amazing Sunday School with family and friends...families do not need to be members of St. Luke's to enroll their children in Sunday School.
 
Questions?  Call 928-778-4499.
Next Singles Dinner Night Out on August 4
The next singles dinner night out is Friday, August 4, at 5:30 p.m. It will be held at Papa Italian Restaurant, 129 N. Cortez St. in Prescott. Please RSVP by July 27 to Sherri Frances by phone, 928-308-1333, or email:  feathernews71@gmail.com.
Next meeting of the Aloha GMC (Men's Group) on Sat., Aug. 12
On Saturday, August 12, the Aloha GMC (men's group) of St Luke's will venture to Chapel Rock for the monthly service followed by a delicious breakfast prepared by Chapel Rock staff. For those interested in carpooling, please meet at St Luke's at  7 a.m.  The service will be outdoors at the granite rock chapel on the Chapel Rock grounds with breakfast to follow in the dining hall. Suggested cost of the breakfast is $10.  If you have never been to Chapel Rock, you will find it to be a true blessing and a gem. Chapel Rock Camp & Conference Center, which is owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, is located at 1131 Country Club Drive in Prescott. For more information and to RSVP (to get a breakfast count), call Ernie Howell at  480 341 2507 . All men of the parish are warmly invited!! 

Blessing of the Backpacks - Aug. 12-13
Boys and girls, men and women are all invited to participate in the Blessing of Backpacks (briefcases, purses?) on August 12 & 13 at St. Luke's. The Blessing will occur at each of the 3 services:  August 12 at 5:30 pm AND  August 13 at 8 & 10 am.
 
Don't forget to bring your item to be blessed!!
St. Luke's Benefit at Augie's on August 15
Eat lunch and/or dinner at Augie's Restaurant and help St. Luke's! 15% of your check (excluding alcohol) will benefit the mission of St. Luke's. Augie's is located at 1721 State Route 69 in Prescott. Click here for flyer to print and take with you!
Coffee Hour
A note from Pam Williams, of the Fellowship Commission:

When I started coming to St. Luke's about 5 years ago, about 15-20 people would come to coffee following the 10 am service. Now there are many more proving that St. Luke's is a friendly, warm community and we enjoy each other's company. Our problem - very few folks are willing to bring a snack to go with the coffee we provide each Sunday. It is NOT necessary to bring elaborate food (although we appreciate those who want to do this). An assortment of cookies is all that is needed (and they don't have to be homemade!). Please consider being a part of this ministry!
File Cabinet Needed
A file cabinet is currently needed for music storage at St. Luke's. It must be full suspension and in good condition. If you have one to donate, or for purchase (by music fund), please contact Dennis Houser at stlukeschoirprescott@gmail.com
Stewardship 2017: Thank you for pledging!
Thank you for pledging! It's not too late! Make a pledge today! In case you haven't yet made your pledge, you are invited to complete a pledge card by clicking here.You may also find it on our home page (above News & Updates) at  www.stlukesprescott.church . It's fast, secure, very easy to do. Every pledge is important to the life of St. Luke's and 100% participation is encouraged.
Faith Forming Faith Catechumenal Training Seminar, Aug. 17-19
The  Faith Forming Faith Catechumenal Training Seminar, will equip congregations to:
- form adults who seek a relationship with Christ,
- shape them toward baptism or a renewed faith,
- build them to live as active disciples of Jesus,
- plant them as a regular partners in their faith community,
- who joyfully serve others.

Thursday, August 17- Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, 7415 E. Elbow Bend Rd., Carefree, Arizona.

This is an intensive two and a half day, morning-to-night training seminar. Costs for attending vary between $150 for commuters. All fees are included.

During your time in the beautiful desert campus of the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, you will worship, pray, study, and form life-changing relationships grounded in the lectionary Scriptures through the various seasons of the liturgical calendar, all under the leadership of Pastor Hoffman, trained lay catechists, and various other diocesan/synodical pastors and priests. Congregations who send a delegation of a parish pastor/priest and three to five lay members to attend and study will return prepared and inspired to begin a catechumenal process that will not only welcome newcomers, but will transform the parish from the inside, out.

For more information about the Catechumenate and to discern how it might be used in your parish or congregation, it is recommended that you read Faith Forming Faith by Pastor Hoffman, available online through Amazon.com or Cascade Books.

Commuter-only registration for this event is open until July 26, 2017 at 
azdiocese.org/digital_faith/events . For flyer, click  here.
Ignatian Spirituality and Imaginative Practice Presentations
At Arizona ' s 2016 Diocesan Convention,  T he Very Rev. Jeffrey John, Dean of St. Albans Cathedral, England, offered a quick look into Ignatian Spirituality. His comments sparked significant interest in Ignatius of Loyola and his related Spiritual Exercises. While there are several Anglican communities based on Benedictine and Franciscan Spirituality, there is lack of Ignatian opportunities for  Episcopalians . To that end, The Rev. Dr. Gil Stafford and The Rev Julie O'Brien will be offering the presentation,  " Ignatian Spirituality and Imaginative Practice."

Stafford is the Canon Theologian for the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona and also the priest-in-charge at St. Peter's, Litchfield Park. O'Brien is the rector at St. Stephen's, Phoenix. Both have studied and practicedIgnatian spirituality in their own ministry and life. The Rev. O'Brien will be presenting "A Brief History and Background of the Practice of Ignatian Spirituality." Stafford's presentation will be on "Ignatian Spirituality,Spiritual Direction, and Discernment from a Jungian Perspective."

There will be two opportunities to learn more about this topic. The presentations will be held in Tucson and Phoenix on the dates listed below. Both presentations are open to the public without charge and Laity and Clergy alike are invited to attend:

Saturday August 5, 2017
10 AM - Noon at Grace St Paul
's Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St., Tucson, AZ

Saturday August 12, 2017
10 AM - Noon at Trinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt
 St., PhoenixAZ

6th Annual Episcopal Night at the D-Backs on August 25
The Arizona Diamondbacks invite all members of The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona along with their family and friends to an exciting division rivalry as the D-backs take on the San Francisco Giants on Friday, August 25 at 6:40 p.m.!

A portion of every ticket purchased by using this special offer will be designated for the Diocesan Council for Native American Ministry.

The ticket order deadline is August 23, 2017Seating is Limited! Tickets can be purchased online at  http://www.azdiocese.org/baseball.html ,  by phone (the number is on the form), or by mailing the attached order form.
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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 banks

For the week of July 15-16, an enormous amount of food was donated. 571 food items were collected!!
 
This week's shopping list: peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit

The counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.
Weekly Attendance & Giving
July 15-16, 2017
Attendance: 215
Pledge: $5,195.00
Plate: $360.00
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays
July 23: Kathy Bracety, Gary Kensing
July 24: Clement Buisson, Megan Ferraro, Harry Webster
July 25: Scott Hein, Ryan James, Hedy Sullivan
July 26: Barb Hilb, Phyllis Maruna
July 28: Nancy Hughes, Diane Reddy

Anniversaries
July 23: Bruce & Heather Dievendorff
July 26: Georgette & David Heinz
July 27: Roger & Jean Messick
July 28: Richard & Ellie Lassiter
July 29: Clay & Muriel de Ganahl
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Angel, Angela, Ashley, Avery, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Beth L., Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl, Chris, Christopher, Connor, Dan, Daniel,  Denise, Donald, Dott, Ed, Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gil, Greg, Gus, Hank, Harris, Jack H., Jean, Jeanne, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, June, Karen, Kay, Keena, Keehna, Keith, Ken,  Kimball,  Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Laurel, Lea, Lisa, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Margaret, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Mike, Miriam, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Penny, Percy, Peter, Preston, Reed, Renita, Rich, Rosey, Sandy, Shea, Sheri, Skip, Stephen, Susan B., Susan, Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Tina, Tom, Tom P., Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Vic, Wally, Walt, Zelma
 
...for those in our Armed Forces:
Josh, Mark, Jesse, Bo, Brian, Daniel, Robert, Brad, Thomas, John, Amy, Lori, Ryan, Eli, Nathan, Sonny, "Doc", Jody, Felecia, Valerie, Andrew, Frank, Adam, Benjamin, Kevin, Steven, Jared, Chris, Matthew, Nate, Thor, Rondale, Marcus, Tyler, Gregory, Ben, Rockie, Darin, Ross, John, David, Calic, Echo, Brian, Emily, Analise, Matthew, Dan 
 
...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Osun North East (Nigeria)
 
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: All Saints of the Desert in Sun City
 
...for our companion Diocese: Navajoland
 
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Operation Fair Start, Angel Tree, Paper collection and recycling program, highway clean up volunteers, Prescott Valley Little League
Scripture Readings
* 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23
Romans 8:12-25
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Wednesday, July 26
1 Cor. 2:6-10a
Psalm 49:1-11
Matthew 13:31-33
Weekly Worship Assistants
July 22-23, 2017

5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Bob Wills
Chalice Minister: Dave Rothgery
Greeters:  Scott & Carol Hein
 
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Bob Wills
Chalice Minister:  Tom Ghan
Greeters:  Francois & Deborah Maurice
Ushers:  Marjorie Hultberg & Sally Phelps
 
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Bob Wills
Assisting Priest:  Fr Richard Lassiter
Sub-deacon: Lou Gennarelli
Chalice Minister:  Ernie Howell
Chalice Minister:  Beth Shaw
Altar Minister:  Sharon Neece
Reader 1:  Georgia Franklin
Reader 2:  Andy Wallace
Prayers:  Rich Schwartz
Verger:  Mike Franklin
Greeters :  Gil & Joan Hedger
Welcome Table:  Rosaleen Runnalls
Ushers:  Cathie Carter/Paul Gregory
Asst. Ushers:  Mike & Georgia Franklin
Oblationers: Fr. Richard & Ellie Lassiter
 
 
Altar Guild Team:  Robin Borok, Mary Hallford, Joy Smith,  Katie Staudt,
Kathy MacCauley, Phyllis Maruna

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. If you could take a turn, please sign-up in the Gathering Hall. 

Host on July 23: Joan Lane, Brenda Schwartz, Susan Schubert
Thank you!
 

Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2017 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 $45.00 (however, any donation is accepted). If you would like to have a person or event named here, please notify the office.
 
Flowers on July 22-23 given by: George Chesney
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. Next meeting of DBE is Sept. 5. 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 Aug. 17. For more info, call AZ Children's Association at 928-443-1991.

Girl Scouts Troop 79

Troop 79, which will begin meeting again after the summer months, 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. Information on the 2017-18 season available this summer! 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 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. Call 445-2480 for more information.


Prescott Noon Lions Club
Prescott Noon Lions Club is a non-profit organization that provides sight and hearing exams and devices to those in our community who cannot afford it on their own. If you would like to join us and 'give back' to our community, please contact 
Mike Franklin, 69hokie@gmail.com 
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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 Friday 6 pm              Prayer in the Spirit of TaizĂ©
  • 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 section.
Our calendar is available at the Events section.

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Phone: (928) 778-4499