Good afternoon!
We hope this finds you doing well and that you got to enjoy some rain this weekl! Read below for more information on church events in the coming weeks.
Have a nice weekend,
The St. Luke's Office Staff
St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of July 24, 2016
Calendar for July 23 - 29 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Monthly Potluck tonight at 6 p.m.
The next St. Luke's potluck will take place at the home of Ned and Sharon Welker tonight at 6 p.m. Please bring an appetizer to share and a beverage. All are invited and welcome!! 
Centering Prayer
The next meeting of St. Luke's centering prayer group is tonight at
6:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

An "Introduction to Centering Prayer" workshop will be offered at St. Luke's on  Saturday, August 20th, from  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Chapel.  Our presenter will be Rusty Swavely, a longtime practitioner and certified teacher of Centering Prayer. On the five  Saturday mornings following the  August 20th workshop, additional, but shorter, educational/experiential sessions will be offered to help participants become rooted in their own practice of Centering Prayer. The dates of the follow-up sessions are  August 27, and  September 3, 10, 17, and 24, with each session starting at  10 a.m. and ending at  noonThe latest brochure from Contemplative Outreach on Centering Prayer, updated just a few months ago, can be viewed by clicking   here

A donation of $5.00 is requested to help cover the cost of snacks for the  August 20th workshop. The follow-up sessions are free of charge. To register, please contact Keehna Sture at  ksture5983@gmail.com or by phone at  941-539-1257.
St. Luke's Golf Outing - July 23
The next golf outing will take place tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at Antelope Hills North Course. The cost is $35.75, including tax. The hosts are Sylvia and Gib McIntosh. 
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School Supply Drive through this Sunday!
Fair Start is coming up soon, and many children depend on CCJ to help them have the supplies they need for a successful school year. The Outreach Commission will oversee the contribution from St. Luke's. The collection bin can be found in the Gathering Hall. Click  here  for the CCJ (Coalition for Compassion & Justice) School Supply Wish List. Lists are also available in the Gathering Hall. 
Thanks to all those who've donated already!!

Backpack Fillers Needed for Fair Start Back-to-School Supply Distribution
Volunteers are needed to help fill the donated backpacks with supplies on  July 27 and July 28,  10 a.m.-3 p.m.,  at the CCJ headquarters located in Esther Hall at the Prescott United Methodist Church at 505 W. Gurley St. in Prescott.  Then, on  July 29 , volunteers are needed between   9 a.m. and 1 p.m.   to help set up the room for the distribution and on   July 30   they are needed between   9 a.m. and 1 p.m.   for the distribution of backpacks and supplies as well as from   1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  on the same day to help  with the clean-up efforts. Volunteers are also requested to help with the church's Shoes for the Shepherd program that allows those picking up backpacks to get certificates for a new pair of shoes. For more information, contact Diane Iverson, director of CCJ special projects, at 928-445-8382.
Quarterly Pledge Statements
Your quarterly pledge statements can now be found on the red-skirted tables in the Gathering Hall. Please take yours this weekend!
July 31 Workshop on Organizing Your Personal and Financial Matters
Please Join Ron Davis, for a 45-minute workshop, on Sunday July 31, after the 10 a.m. service in the Parish Hall , to discuss and begin the process of leaving a very special gift to your spouse or executor - the gift of organized and complete personal and financial information. Sign-up now in the Gathering Hall or call the office during the week.
Fry's Community Rewards - Re-enroll starting August 1!
Shop at Fry's - Help St. Luke's Outreach Commission
Re-enrollment for the 2016-2017 Fry's Community Rewards program begins Monday, August 1 , 2016. Click  here  to visit the Fry's Community Rewards program website to re-enroll. For step-by-step instructions on the re-enrollment process, click  here .
AA Meeting Starting August 19: Fridays at 5:30 p.m. in Conference Room
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Mark Your Calendar Now for September 25!
Save the date of September 25, for A Taste for Mission, a  fundraising gala to benefit the mission of St. Luke's. Tasting of wine, mead and gourmet appetizers, a silent art auction, and music will highlight this special event.  Tickets will go on sale after all services beginning in September.
Upcoming Diocesan Events
Episcopal Night at the Diamondbacks: 
The Arizona Diamondbacks invite all members of The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, along with their family and friends, to an exciting game of baseball as the D-Backs take on the Reds on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 6:40 p.m.  A portion of every ticket purchased will be donated to support an outreach ministry project to send water filters to South Sudan!  After the game, stay for post-game festivities that are part of the D-Backs Faith & Family Night. There will be fireworks, followed by a player Q&A. Special guest Matthew West  will be performing a concert to end the festivities. The ticket order deadline is  August 19, 2016 Seating is Limite d!
Tickets can be purchased online a   http://www.azdiocese.org/baseball.html
Native Ministry Gathering: 
Save the date of Saturday, September 3, for the Native Ministry Gathering, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix. More details will follow later this summer.
Don't Spend Christmas Alone
Don't Spend Christmas Alone:  a community outreach dinner that caters to guests that would otherwise be alone and / or not celebrate on the most significant day of the year: Christmas Day. Fabulous food is diligently served, with multiple beverage choices, delicious selections of pies and cheerful fellowship. "To Know Christ and to Make Christ Known," an experience guests take home along with cookies.  Thank you, volunteers. 
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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 120 items for weekend of July 16-17, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk
Weekly Attendance & Giving
July 16-17, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 209

Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Beatrice, Betty, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Dan R., Dan P., Daniel, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Enrique, Eric, Erma, Frank, Fred, Gary, Geoff, Hank, Harris, Janice, Jason, Jean, Jeff, Joan, Joe, Joy, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Keena, Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea Lea, Linda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary Grace, Mary, Martha, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Paul, Percy, Peter Jr., Prescott Police Department, Preston, Ray, Renita, Rita, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Susan, Susie, Suzette, Tammy, Tara, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Vic, Walt, Zelma
 
...for those in our Armed Forces: Josh, Mark, Robby, Michael, Jesse, 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, Matthew, Dan,

...in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Scottish Episcopal Church
 
...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Michael and All Angels in Tucson
 
...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Prescott Valley Food Bank, Operation Deep Freeze, Chino Valley Food Bank, and Warm for Winter
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays:  Kathy Bracety, Gary Kensing, Clement Buisson, Megan Ferraro, Harry Webster, Scott Hein, Ryan James, Hedy Sullivan, Barb Hilb, Phyllis Maruna, Nancy Hughes,
Diane Reddy

Anniversaries: Bruce and Heather Dievendorff, Georgette and David Heinz, Roger and Jean Messick, Richard and Ellie Lassiter, Clay and Muriel de Ganahl
This Week's Scripture Readings: Te nth Sunday after Pentecost,  Proper 12  
Click here for readings 

Collect: O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; 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: Eleve nth   Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 13

Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers

Worship Assistants for July 23-24, 2016
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr. Jack Wolter - Dn Chris Christy (preach)
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters:  Doug & Pat Ogburn
 
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr. Jack Wolter - Dn Chris Christy (preach)
Chalice Minister: Tom Ghan
Greeters:  Francois & Deb Maurice
Ushers:  Sally Phelps and Cynthia Moreno
 
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr. Jack Wolter -  Dn Chris Christy (preach)
Assisting Priest:  Richard Lassiter
Sub-deacon: Doug Pask
Chalice Minister: Cathie Carter
Chalice Minister: Elizabeth Kennedy
Altar Minister: Sharon Neece
Reader 1:  Andy Wallace
Reader 2: Lynne Wells
Prayers: Malcom Shaw
Verger: Barbara Sayle
Greeters: Gil & Joan Hedger
Welcome Table: Rosaleen Runnalls
Ushers: Ron & Penny Davis
Asst. Ushers: Rich Schwartz and Wally Wands
Oblationers: Lois & Bob Hepner
Eucharistic Visitors: Lucy Kemper and Joy Ramsey Smith
 
Altar Guild Team: Elsie Tyree, Sylvia McIntosh, Pat Eaton,  Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock
Coffee Hour Host
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 24: 
Jim & Nina Muehleisen

Altar Flowers
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 by phone or email.

Altar flowers on July 23-24 given by:
*Roger & Jean Messick, in grateful thanksgiving for 60 years of marriage
*Wolfgang Schneider, in loving memory of his wife, Kim
Community Groups 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 no meetings in June, July or August. 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. 18. For more info, call Joy Goff at 928-707-3749.

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.
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. Weekly rehearsals will resume after Labor Day. The first concert of the 2016-17 season is November 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Visit prescottstrings.com for more information.
 
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. The first concert of the 2016-17 season is October 15, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. 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. Visit peoplewhocareaz.com
for more specific info on orientations.
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.

Prescott Area
Habitat for Humanity
Join PAHH celebrate the 2016 Bike & Build North Carolina to San Diego team members at the Bike & Build Potluck on July 15. Click here for more info!

For information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity, visit www.prescotthabitat.org.
Church Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to noon

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Sexton
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Fellowship Commission
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Outreach Commission
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St Luke's Episcopal Church 

Please contact the church office by email or phone with questions or concerns.
Email:  info@slecp.org
Phone: (928) 778-4499