St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of August 6 , 2017
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Thank you!!!
Just a short, but sweet, word of thanks to ALL of you for the ways you helped make the French Boys' Choir visit a successful one! For those of you who came to the concert, opened your home to our visitors, set up or cleaned up the Parish Hall on Wednesday, brought some food, greeted them with a smile or word of thanks, THANK YOU!! What a gift to host this special group of people.
Shop at Fry's to benefit St. Luke's Outreach Program
Shop at Fry's and swipe your V.I.P Card !

1.     To create or re-enroll,  c reate a Fry's V.I.P online account,  go to Enroll / re-enroll if you do have a Fry's V.I.P account,  go to

  2.     Select  St. Luke's Episcopal Church # 72721 2000 Shepherd's Lane, Prescott AZ, 86301
3.       Enroll today!!! 

For 2017, 39 households have helped Outreach earn $ 389.47 from Fry's Community Rewards.
Sunday School Begins THIS Sunday!
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."
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.
Centering Prayer on Friday, August 11, at 9 a.m
Centering Prayer next takes place on Friday, August 11, at 9 a.m. in the Meditation Room,  which is located next to the library in the Parish Hall.  St. Luke's Centering Prayer group meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. You are warmly invited.
Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé on Aug. 11
Want to experience a quiet and meditative form of prayer? Join us for our monthly Taizé service on Friday, August 11, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel. It takes place the 2nd Friday of each month. All are welcome!

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. Cost of the breakfast is $10.

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! Flyers are also available in the Gathering Hall starting this weekend.
Native American History Book Study meets on Tuesday, August 15
The Native American History and Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, August 15, in the Parish Library at 2:00 p.m. The first meeting will share the book for study and the format of the group. Please email Sherri Frances of your interest.
Small groups are a place of encouragement, love, acceptance and learning. They offer an environment where we can be open, frank and honest about our lives and what we face knowing we will be supported by prayer, but that all we say is confidential. What happens in a cursillo small group stays in a cursillo small group. The hope of our small groups is to bring us closer to Christ by asking three questions:
             -What am I doing that brings me closer to Christ?
             -What am I studying to learn more about God and my faith?
            -What am I doing to share the love of Christ?
We have a number of small groups meeting in our parish, and all are welcome to join. If you have been to a third day or not, if you just have questions or want to know what it is all about, know you are welcome!  Please email Trampus Tribbey at for more information.
Save the Date: October 29 for A Taste for Mission!
Save the date of Sunday, October 29, for our annual fundraiser for the mission of the church: A Taste for Mission to be held at St. Luke's! More to follow.
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 . It's fast, secure, very easy to do. Every pledge is important to the life of St. Luke's and 100% participation is encouraged.
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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 banksThe counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.

For the week of July 29-30, 113 food items were collected!!
This week's shopping list: canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk
Weekly Attendance & Giving
July 29-30, 2017
Attendance: 240
Pledge: $6,139.00
Plate: $1,512.00
Honoring Special Dates
August 6: Joy Smith
August 7: Sasha Ruster-McGregor
August 8: Keehna Sture
August 10: Mike Davi, Gary DeLisle 
August 11: Bill Christy
August 12: Larry Allen, Cathie Carter, Sally Phelps

August 6: Larry & Eileen Griffin, Doug & Shirley Jack
August 7: Quentin & Evelyn David
August 8: Gary & Lyneal Nick
August 9: Peter & Carolyn Bourgois
August 10:  Robert & Margaret Barkley
August 11: Michael & Kathryn Barber
August 12: Diane Mazmanian & Bill Tompkins
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, Eileen, Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Gil, Gordon, 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, Mary, 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 Puerto Rico
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Church of the Advent in Sun City West
...for our companion Diocese: Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Hungry Kids Project, Project Aware, Quixote's Garage, Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank, Granite Creek Hunger Potluck
Scripture Readings
* The Transfiguration
Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm 99
2 Peter 1:13-21
Luke 9:28-36

Wednesday, August 9
1 Peter 1:3-5, 2:9-10
Psalm 96:1-9
John 9:1, 5-11
Weekly Worship Assistants
August 5-6, 2017

5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Bob Wills
Preacher: Dn Chris Christy
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters:  Tom & Susan Snodgrass
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Bob Wills
Preacher: Dn Chris Christy
Chalice Minister:  Tom Ghan
Greeters:  Roger & Cynthia Crull
Ushers:  Ed & Hedy Sullivan
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Bob Wills
Preacher: Dn Chris Christy
Assisting Priest:  Fr Richard Lassiter
Sub-deacon: Larry Neece
Chalice Minister:  Elizabeth Kennedy
Chalice Minister:  Beth Shaw
Altar Minister:  Bill Christy
Reader 1:  George Chesney
Reader 2:  Penny Davis
Prayers:  Michael Bradburn-Ruster
Verger:  Lynne Wells
Greeters :  Jim & Kathy Pessin
Welcome Table:  Brenda Schwartz & Sharon Dawley
Ushers:  Bruce & Geni LeQuesene
Asst. Ushers:  Barbara Baker-Rosenberg & Trampus Tribbey
Oblationers: Mike Davi & Gary DeLisle
Altar Guild Team:  Elsie Tyree, Pat Eaton, Sylvia McIntosh,  Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock, Betty Phillips

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 August 6: Jean Ehlers and Sue Kimball
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 August 5-6 given by: Carol Sweeden
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 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. First concert of the season is November 4 at 2:30 p.m. 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. First performance of the season is on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m.
Visit 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, 
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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 Taizé
  • 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.

St Luke's Episcopal Church 

Please contact the church office
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Phone: (928) 778-4499