Good morning!

We hope you continue to find the information you need in this format of the Weekly Epistle. We have many wonderful things happening at St. Luke's. Please continue to read to learn all about them.

Blessings to you,

The St. Luke's Office Staff

St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of March 6, 2016
Calendar for March 5 - 11 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Potluck Dinner with Bishop Zak is tonight at 5 p.m.
Bishop Zak, of Amagoro, Kenya, is here through March 8! We will gather for a parish potluck dinner tonight at 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please join in for some wonderful fellowship as we welcome Bishop Zak once again. All are welcome!

Learn more from Bishop Zak about Amagoro Junior Academy after all 3 services this weekend in the Parish Hall!  

To learn more about Bishop Zak, click  here  for his biography.

Lent 2016
Our Lenten program, featuring  Wednesdays Together  with Soup Suppers at 5 p.m. and Study at 6 p.m., continues this Wednesday, March 2. Please sign-up each week for the Soup Supper so a count can be provided to the group coordinating meal that week!

Weekly services include:
  • Wednesdays: Healing & Eucharist Service at 10 a.m.
  • Thursdays: Morning Prayer at 9 a.m.
  • Fridays: Stations of the Cross at 12 p.m. 
For Lent 2016 Pamphlet, click  here.

See you Wednesday, March 9, for another Wednesday Together!
Prayer in the Spirit of TaizĂ©

Want to experience a quiet and meditative form of prayer?

Join us for our monthly TaizĂ© service on Friday, March 11, at 6 p.m. All are welcome!
Quilt Show at St. Luke's is on March 12
Tickets also available for a chance to win this beautiful quilt!
Plan to attend "A Step Back in Time" Quilt Show on Saturday, March 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at St. Luke's. The Quilt Show admission is $4. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $4. Free childcare and a beginner sewing workshop for kids of all ages are also being offered.

Proceeds will support the youth mission trip this summer to Cortez, Colorado.

Read more in recent Daily Courier write-up about Quilt Show.
Yard Sale: You can help!
The youth group is having a yard sale on Saturday, April 30. Everything will be accepted except clothing.

The proceeds of the yard sale will benefit the youth mission trip to Cortez, Colorado, this June.

Dates and times for dropping off your yard sale items are as follows: Sunday, April 23 after 10 a.m. service; Monday, April 24, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday April 25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Call Sophie at the church, 928-778-4499, for more information.
Inquirers' Class Starts on March 13
Do you want to become a member of the Episcopal Church?
 
An eight-week series of Inquirers' Classes, to be led by The Rev'd Jack M. Wolter, will begin on March 13, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of St. Luke's Church to prepare those persons who have not yet been sacramentally confirmed (coming from a Protestant tradition) or received (coming from a Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox tradition) by a bishop in the Episcopal Church, or those who simply want to refresh their understanding of the practice of the Christian Faith in our tradition.  YOU are invited to join us for these presentations and discussions! We hope you will be a participant!  
Buildfest 2016
The Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity (PAHH) Board of Directors invites all Faith Partner Congregations to get involved in the first ever BUILDFEST 2016. What is it?  A 3-day event (May 13-15) when volunteers frame a home for their 84th homeowner family at the YCCA Home & Garden Show at the Prescott Valley Event Center.  Read more  on how to get involved!
Like Us on Facebook!!
If you are on Facebook, please go to the St. Luke's Episcopal, Prescott, AZ, page, and Like and Share postings that you feel comfortable supporting. By clicking on the "Like us on Facebook" button below, you'll be taken directly to the St. Luke's Facebook page.
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Outreach Committee News
The Outreach Committee is now ready to receive "Requests for Funds" for the year 2016. If you are involved with a charitable organization or know of one that would benefit from funding from the Outreach Committee, the application forms are available in the Church Office or by clicking here. These should be returned to the Outreach Committee by March 31.
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 156 items for the weekend of February 27-28, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
February 27-28, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 254
Weekly Giving: (Operating Fund): $8,638.00
 
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Art, Ashley, Barbara, Betty, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Burril, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Chris, Colleen, Dan, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Eric, Emily, Frank, Gary, Geoff, Gloria, Jack, Jackson, Janice, Jason, Jean, Jim, Joan, Joe, John, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Katherine, Keena, Kristi, Larry, Laura, Linda, Lisa, Louis,  Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha,  Marty, Mary Grace, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Patrick, Paul, Penny, Pete,  Peter, Preston, Ray, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sharon, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Steve, Sue, Susan, Susie, Tammy, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Vanessa, Vic, Walt
 
...for those in our Armed Forces: Josh, Mark, Robby, Michael, Jesse, Curt, 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

...in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of England

...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Church of the Nativity in Scottsdale

...in the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Don't Spend Christmas Alone Dinner, Prescott Area Shelter Services, Diocese of Katakwa, Kenya, Amagoro Junior Academy
Honoring Special Dates This Week
Birthdays: 
Jack Knudson, Donna Bledsoe, Claire Donovan, 
Marcie Harris, Gerry Jarvis, Devena Reed, 
Ann Bracety, Marion Dunmire, Don Parson, 
Doris Smith, Mary Temme, Walt Duffett


Anniversaries: Ron & Penny Davis, Don & Etta Parson
This Week's Scripture Reading
Fourth Sunday in Lent 
Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm 32
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Collect:
Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Fifth Sunday in Lent
In the Community
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity (PAHH)
For the current update of our locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, click  here . To learn more about PAHH, visit  prescotthabitat.org .
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.

Foster Care Info Nights:
Foster Adoptive Network
Attend a foster care orientation meeting at St. Luke's on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Next one is March 17. Click here for flyer.
Missing Tablecloths
Two dark blue tablecloths, which are normally used in the Conference Room for Newcomers' Luncheons, are currently unable to be located. If you know of their whereabouts, please call the church office, 928-778-4499. We'd like to be able to use them again!

Church Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to noon

Click on name to below to send an email message:

Rector
Deacon
Music Director

Organist
Parish Administrator
Financial Assistant

Children's Ministry/
Youth Director
Sexton
Senior Warden
Junior Warden
Pastoral Care Commission




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