St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of November 17
The Way of Love consists of  seven spiritual practices for a Jesus-centered life.  This  rule of life has a basis in Scripture and our Episcopal tradition. The question is: how can you engage those practices using your gifts, talents, and calling?  Advent is an opportune time to use reflection and discernment questions in relation to The Way of Love Each Monday in December (at 9:00am  inthe Library) we will be  Journeying the Way of Love  as we await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke and understanding how we can live T h Way of Love
Our Wishing Tree  is a project for the "Christmas Tree Contest" at the Prescott Valley Library. The purpose is to recognize organisations, agencies or churches through an original/artistic tree.   I would like the whole parish to participate in the project by making wishes/prayers and putting them on the tree. You will see in the Parish Hall a couple of baskets filled with tags.   Please take some tags, write your wishes/prayers on them and put them back in the basket for me to collect. (They can remain anonymous)   The youth group will decorate the tree with the colorful tags on December 1st.   During the month of December you could go to the Prescott Valley Library to admire the tree and especially vote for it!   This is a fun project to make St Luke's known in the community!
Thank you for participating.  Sophie Buisson
The Angel Tree
 is returning on November 23!
 Adoptions will start at the Saturday 5:30 pm service. 
More details to come next week!
The Deacon's Voice:
Likely you have seen the commercial showing a person on the floor saying:   "Help, I have fallen and cannot get up."  
The purpose of the commercial is to help  people be safe in their homes and obviously to sell fall alerts. These are amazing   pieces of equipment and can make a huge difference in helping people stay safe.
Sighs Too Deep for Words
 We have walked in love together on an unexpected journey these two weeks, but it is a holy walk. Jesus never leaves our side on this journey, but sometimes the reminder of Jesus' abiding presence is a quilt, or a card, or a text. My own prayer today is that every family who experiences such a tragedy or event will be similarly supported by their own communities; and my commitment as a Christian is to be ever more faithful in my own prayers for those who are ill or injured.

Angel Quilters, don't forget.  We will meet this Thursday, November 21, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon, in Classroom C.  Please be aware we will not meet in December. but will start up again on January 16, 2020.  On Monday Sharon and Linda took our second delivery of 20 quilts to Phoenix Children's Hospital and were given a tour of the hospital.  What an amazing place it is with children and their families uppermost in the minds of everyone connected with the hospital. The photos show  Sharon and Linda with Richard Garcia, the Volunteer Coordinator at the hospital.   Please feel free to contact either Sharon Welker at 928-541-1074 or Linda Leal at 928-717-1647 anytime for more info regarding this heart-warming ministry.
Don't Spend Christmas Alone  
volunteer sign-up sheets
Beginning this Saturday and Sunday, November 16, and 17, 2019, and continuing through Sunday, December 8, there will be volunteer sign-up sheets in the Gathering Hall for Don't Spend Christmas Alone (DSCA).   There are many positions and different shift times from which to choose. We ask that you legibly print your first and last name along with a phone number next to the position for which you wish to volunteer. Someone will contact you to confirm your volunteer slot.  Thank you for your continued support of this long-standing St. Luke's Christmas tradition!
Climate Reality vs. Rhetoric

Dr. Michael Bradburn-Ruster will be hosting a presentation at Prescott College's Crossroads Center (located right across from the Prescott College Library, at 220 Grove St.), this coming Wednesday, November 20, at 6 pm.   Michael's talk, "Reality and Rhetoric, Shadow and Soul," will address social, religious, cultural and political contexts, followed by key presenter, Sandi Sturm, who will present the latest science as well as solutions to the climate crisis.  
Coyote Springs Elementary School
is St. Luke's Newly Adopted School   The Outreach Committee, last month, voted to adopt a school. St. Luke's is paired with a community partner, Pierce Property Management in  Prescott Valley, to help meet the needs of the school. Candice BlakelyStump, Principal is excited to have us aboard. Maybe something listed below will spark your  interest.
* Donate reams of paper
* Volunteers to listen and give feedback to 6th graders giving a public speech
* Volunteers to assess K through 2nd grade benchmarks
* Volunteers to gift wrap Holiday Shoe Boxes
* Volunteers to do side-by-side reading (men are particularly needed)
If any of the above tickles your fancy call Lyneal Nick at 928-830-8005.
New Missioner for Border Ministries
The Rev. David Charles will split his time between Dio House & being in the field.  He can be reached at david@azdiocese.org.  His duties will include coordinating our diocese's border ministry efforts & how the diocese can best be a voice for others.  David is available to preach & teach in congregations.
Peace and Foundation
Several people came up to me after this past weekend's services asking me about The Principle and Foundation exercise that I referenced in my sermon, and they asked me if I would share more information about it. In response to folks interested in more closely reflecting on this exercise from Ignatian Spirituality, I'm providing the following l ink
Grace & Peace, Mthr. Denise
DSCA QUILT Raffle - December 8th
Help support Don't Spend Christmas Alone,
by purchasing t ickets for the drawing for the Christmas Garden Quilt hanging in the Gathering Hall.   A nice gift for yourself or someone on your holiday list.
$5.00 for 6 tickets or 1 ticket for $1.00.   Just your name and phone number on the back of each ticket, need not be present to win.
Donated by Carol Sweeden

Thursday, November 21, 2019 6 p.m.
at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
You are invited to join with St. Luke's for this beautiful Service of Thanks. Jim Klein will be leading the Bell Choir and Deacon Kimball will be offering a meditation. We will be collecting nonperishable goods for Prescott Community Cupboard, and offering thanks for the diversity of our communities. Please join us for music,
meditations and wonderful expressions of gratitude.
Episcopal Relief & Development
This year's Gifts for Life catalog is now available online.  Each item has something special to offer--a different way you can bring lasting change & joy worldwide while making a measurable difference in the three program priorities of ERD:  Women, Children, & Climate.
"Tent Camp Chapel" is a new outreach expansion ministry of the PASS Chaplain program. The mission of this mobile outreach ministry is to share Christ with people in crisis struggling to survive. We share the Word of God as well as physical donations. Using a 10x10 pop up shelter for a portable chapel and a cargo trailer from which to distribute donations, we locate homeless tent camps to minister unto for the day. We provide nutritious nonperishable packaged food and seasonal clothing, blankets, coats. Once we accumulate enough donations to fill our trailer, we head out to a tent camp location to minister to the people present. We need your prayers, volunteers, and donations through which to know Christ and make Christ known. God Bless!       
  PASS Chaplain    Rev. Bill Christy 
Chili Cook-Off   -    The results are in:
1st place: Dick and Diane Crowther
2nd place: April Alvarado                                                    
3rd place: Garry DeLisle                                                       
We raised: $877!  Thank you all for your participation! 
Chefs, tasters, youths, volunteers, you made this event possible and successful!  It was nice to see all generations having together!
Coffee Hour - More than just Coffee?
Whether it's just cookies and coffee or something more, there is nothing like seeing round tables  of people in community with one another surrounded by love and food.
That's what I see at coffee hour. That's how I've met those whom I might have seen in church but not spoken to in any real way; that's how I've seen old friends and met new ones; that's where I've found myself laughing, and yes, tearing up, too. That's where I've gotten to look into the eyes of another, really listened and felt listened to as well. That's where I've tasted real fellowship and great food!  Click here to read rest of article   If you would like to sign up, we have November 17, 24, and December 1, 15, and 29 available this year. It's really up to you.  Feel free to contact me with any questions at zukor1949@gmail.com. Becky Hansen
Thank You for Your Generosity!

372 pledge cards were sent; 133 pledges have been received

for a total of $418,004 pledged
CPAP and BIPAP machines can be "recycled" through a medical professional and made available for those who need therapy and  are uninsured/underinsured.  If you have a used machine in your closet or have recently replaced your machine,  and do not know what to do with it, I can help you.  Please bring your used machines to church and leave outside the Deacon's office in the Education Wing and I will take it from there.  Any sealed supplies are also needed. May God bless you for helping out.
In peace and with gratitude, Deacon Kimball
Christian Formation
Sunday -   11:30 am (after service): TAEHS 
Wednesday - 9am: JustFaith, Conference Room
                      4 pm: Once & Future Jesus, Conference Room
 5 pm: Bible Study, Revelations, Classroom 
Thursday - 1 pm: Ten Commandments, Library
     5:30 pm: EfM, Conference Room
Friday - 9 am:  Centering Prayer, Meditation Room (second & fourth Fridays)
Saturday - 9:00 am Order of St. Luke's, Conference Room
    4:15 pm: TAEHS 
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 Programs
Thank you for your continued support of our food donation programs which benefit  three area food banks and our own Food Pantry .  Food count for 10/20 was 53,
The Food Pantry served 209 Individuals for the month of October
This week's shopping list: 
canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans
Food Pantry Needs:
peanut butter, jam/jelly, soup, oatmeal, chili, pasta, sauce, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
November 9/10          Attendance: 268     Pledge: $8,077         Plate:  $822
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
November 17  John Evans
November 18  Andy Wallace, Jean Messick, Jameson Parker
November 20  Rich Schwartz, Colter Donovan
November 22  Kyle Denison
November 23  Frank Davidson, Amy Thein
 
Anniversaries:
November 18  Jerry & Carol Sweeden, Kelly & Sue Hodge-Parker, 
Stuart & Amber Harris,  Robert & Anna Johnson
November 20  Herb & Ann Reynolds
November 23    Roger & Cynthia Crull


Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Alina & Audrina, Alison, Andrea, Angela, April & Raffy, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Beth, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Calvin, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Cindy & family, Claire, Clare, Clay & Muriel, Colleen, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, Dawn Elaine, Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth & Don, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Doug and Pat, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Eve, Evelyn, Farrell families, Fran and Mike,
Francis, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gisela, Glory, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Herb & Louise,Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jason, Jeanne, Jeff, Jennifer, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Joy, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Larry & Mary,  Lea, Lee, Leigh, Les G., Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Maria & family, Marian, Mark, Martha, Mary, Marty,  Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melania, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike,  Miriam, Nancy, Nolan (baby), Oce & Lorna, Olivia,  Pam, Patricia, Patty, Paul, Paula, Peggy, Penny, Percy, Pete, Peter, Phil, Quentin, Reed, Renita, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rosey,, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sandy, Sean, Sally, Sharon, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Susie, Sylvia, Tammy, Ted, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, T.J. & Lane, Toby, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, 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: The Church of Ceylon
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:   St Mary's (Phoenix)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Don't Spend Christmas Alone, Angel Tree,
Episcopal Relief & Development

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

Scripture Readings
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday
1 Chronicles 23:28-32
Psalm 78:3-7    
Luke 6:37-45       
Worship Ministers for November 16-17

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters: Doug & Pat Ogburn
 
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister:  Devena Reed
Ushers: Jim & Pam Damm

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Jack M. Wolter
Sub-Deacon: Bill Christy
Chalice Minister:  Steven Dear
Chalice Minister: Cynthia Dear
Altar Minister:  Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1: Doris Highland
  Reader 2: Eileen Klein
Prayers: Susan Schubert
Verger:  Larry Griffin
Welcome Table: Jean Ehlers & Eva Klein
Greeters: Ted & Genell Lee
Ushers: Eileen Griffin & Vera Mulnix
Asst. Ushers: Mary Berkheiser & Becky Hansen
 
Altar Guild Team:  Elsie Tyree, Pat Eaton, Syliva McIntosh, Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock, 
Betsy Denison


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 November 10:
Bill & Margaret Towne



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:
Community Groups 
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 beginning August 11th 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.



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 . (Meets off campus)
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.
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