St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of August 19 , 2018


Please join us after the 10 am service this Sunday, the 19th as we wish Bob Hepner a warm farewell. We will miss his unselfish willingness to lend a hand for so many functions at St. Luke's over the years.. Bob has our gratitude for his sage advice learned from many years of service. Many happy years ahead in Oklahoma, Bob!

Are You Called to be a Stephen Minister?
Stephen Ministers are lay persons who provide care to individuals experiencing a crisis or going through a difficult time in life.  They are NOT counselors or therapists. They do not run errands or provide transportation, clean house, cook meals or pay bills. Their role is that of a companion on a difficult journey.

Each Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time (man to man, woman to woman) and meets with that person on a regular basis, usually weekly, to listen, care, empathize, pray and provide emotional and spiritual support.  The caring relationship is completely confidential, and lasts for as long as the care receiver's need persists.

Training to be a Stephen Minister requires a commitment of 50 hours, typically once a week for 2 and a half hours with required reading before each class. Classes will begin mid-September and finish in February with time off for the holidays.

Currently St. Luke's has seven Stephen Ministers who are providing care to members of our community.  Here is what one care receiver has to say about her Stephen Ministry experience... "I can't tell you how grateful I am for my Stephen Minister.  My only regret is that I didn't agree to it when it was first introduced to me.  I have been able to talk freely without fear of judgment. I look forward to spending time with my Stephen Minister every week."

If you have questions or wish to apply for the program, please contact Deacon Chris Christy, 928 533-5012 or Lucy Kemper, 928 642-8831 .  If you have been trained to be a Stephen Minister in a previous parish and have been inactive, there is a re-training program available for you.

Last chance to donate clothes to US Vets Stand Down Event this Sunday, August 19th.
Thank you so much for your support. Outreach Committee
GRAND OPENING August 24, 9am to Noon

The Saint Luke's Weekend Food Pantry  is  stocked, inventoried  and staffed . We will be  opening   our doors at 9 am August 24th.   Anyone interested in assisting with this new Ministry is welcome. For more information contact the Food Pantry at

Cabaret: Sunday, September 9, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Once again, The Choir of Saint Luke's is presenting a dazzling evening of dinner, wine and  entertainment.

Tickets go on sale in the church Gathering Hall beginning Saturday, Aug. 18th - 5:30 pm service and will continue at every service until sold out. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early. Tickets are $30.00 and all proceeds go to the church general fund. 

Each numbered ticket will have a table number which will guarantee you a seat. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m. Due to restrictions of our liquor license, this is a NO BYOB event. BUT, red and white wine will be served with your meal. We need volunteers to serve and clean up. If this appeals to you, please email Sue Boyce,


 Save the Date:  September 30, 2 pm
                                   On the Lawn
      Treats for humans and beasts!
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 August 8/9:  121 food items were collected
Thumb Butte Quilters - 164 items

This week's shopping list: 
Peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuina, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
8/11-8/12 -  Attendance - 268
Pledge - $7,428  -   Plate - $983
Honoring Special Dates
August 19: Angeles Zarate
August 20: Thomas Glover, Reeni Knudson
August 21: Andrew Bowers, Ted Lee, George Tyree
August 22: Steven Dear, Elaine Knox, Carol Sweeden, Ivan Tomitz
August 23: Jonathon Harris
August 25: Louann Chamberlin, Charlie MacNamera

August 19: Bob and Sara Meyer
August 20: Dominique & John Jewett
August 23: Bill & Christine Loughney
August 24: Chick & Christy Hastings
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charles, Charlotte, Cheryl, Chris,  Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, courtney, Daniel,  Dave, David, Dawn  Ellen, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Donald, Donna,  Dorothy, Dott, Dylan, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gary,  Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Gina, Gislela, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank, Harold & Wilma. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H. Jack K., , Jean, Jeanne,Jeri, Jerry, Jim, Joe, Joel, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira,Kyle,   Kristi, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Megan,  Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Rich Richard, Rick, Rob, Ron, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, 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, Wally W, Wally & Fern, William, Zachary, Zelma

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

...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Church of South India
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St Stephen's (Phoenix)
...for our companion Diocese:  Diocese of Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Hungry Kids Project, Granite Creek Hunger Potluck
Scripture Readings
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Psalm 21-8
Judges 9:6-15
Matthew 20:1-16a
Weekly Worship Assistants for August 18-19, 2018
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: The Reverend Richard Lassiter
Chalice Minister: Tom Ghan
Greeters: Jane & Roger Peacock
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Reverend Denise Muller/The Rev. Christopher Ryan, SJ, preaching
Chalice Minister: Rich Staudt
Greeters/Ushers: Sylvia McIntosh & Cynthia Moreno
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Reverend Denise Muller/The Rev. Christopher Ryan, SJ, preaching
Sub-Deacon:  Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister:  Ed Hume
Chalice Minister:  Larry Neece
Altar Minister: Bill Christy
Reader 1: Zibbie Wolter
Reader 2: Rich Schwartz
Prayers: Brenda Schwartz
Verger:  Ernie Howell
Greeters:  ChrisEllen DeVeau & Ken Dolan
Welcome Table:  David Brubaker, Patricia Coleman & Carol Hardesty
Ushers: Bob & Laura Norman
Asst. Ushers:  Lawrence Allen & JoAnn Salem
Oblationers: Ted Lee & Barbara Harber
Altar Guild Team: Barbara Kriger, Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno
Betty Phillips, Becky Hansen

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. 

August 19:

Ice Cream Sundaes to honor 
 Bob Hepner 

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:   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
by email or phone.

Phone: (928) 778-4499