St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of May 27 , 2018
american_flags_grass.jpg
Prayer for Memorial Day
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; We give you thanks for all those your servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them your mercy and the light of your presence, that the good work which you have begun in them may be perfected; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.

In observance of Memorial Day, the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 28.
2018 Graduates List

Pauline Buisson , daughter of Fr. Pierre-Henry and Sophie Buisson, graduate of Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center (May 23, 2018), who will attend Sewanee: The University of the South.
Sabrina Harris , daughter of Stuart & Amber Harris, completion of GED - General Education Development (June 2018).
The Reverend Denise Muller , future Assistant Rector, graduate of Seminary of the Southwest (May 22, 2018), with a Diploma in Anglican Studies (DAS).
Bob Norman , husband of Laura Norman, graduate of EfM - Education for Ministry.
Emily Skinner , granddaughter of Lolly Skinner, graduate of Yavapai College (December 2017) with an Associates of Arts Degree.
Angel Vandegrift , grandson of Angeles Ramos Zarate, graduate of Northern Arizona University (May 12, 2018), with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology.
Leah Claus , granddaughter of Ed and Hedy Sullivan, graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor's Degree.
Valerie Covert-Dahlstrom , daughter of Charles and Carol Covert, graduate of University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (May 11, 2018) with a degree of Juris Doctor.
Lindsey Hibbard , granddaughter of Dick and Sherry Hibbard, graduate of Chapman University with a BS in health sciences.
Paige Hibbard , granddaughter of Dick and Sherry Hibbard, graduate of Tulsa University with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Nicholas Maurer , great-nephew of Jan and Jim Casacchia, graduate from Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio (May 2, 2018). He will be interning with BLM in Nevada for next six months.                                    
Ion Rhoden , grandson of Jack and Jean Ehlers, graduate of high school in Royse, TX.
Christian James Runnalls, Private First Class, 671st Engineer Company Detachment 1 US Army Reserves, grandson of Jerry and Rosaleen Runnalls, graduate from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA, (June 9, 2018), with a degree in Political Science and a minor in International Studies.
Michael Silva , grandson of Ted and Genell Lee, graduate of St. Ignacious, San Francisco. He plans to attend ASU in the fall.
Oliva Wolter Logan , granddaughter of Fr. Jack and Zibbie Wolter, graduate of Midwood High School, Brooklyn, NY, who will attend the University of Vermont.
Elijah Wolter Logan, grandson of Fr. Jack and Zibbie Wolter, graduate of Beacon High School, New York, NY, who will attend Howard University.
Lucas Wolter , grandson of Fr. Jack and Zibbie Wolter, graduate of Leigh High School, Los Gatos, CA, who will attend the University of California Los Angeles.
A Taste of Babylon!
VBS offers our children the chance to become part of biblical history as they visit Babylon during the time of Daniel's captivity. They'll also have the chance to taste foods common at that time. Will you please consider helping us provide the snacks?
 
On both Sunday, May 27th and June 3rd, there will be a sign-up sheet on the Gathering Hall table listing specific non-perishable foods you can donate. These include: flatbread, raisins, dates, dried figs, dried apricots, dried plums and canned sausage (such as Vienna sausage). A collection box will be near the table for your contributions. If you prefer to donate money, there will also be a donation jar (by the sign-up sheet) with the proceeds used to purchase the beverages and perishable foods such as fruit and cheese.
 
Thanks in advance for your help in making this year's VBS experience special for the children. Questions? Contact Barb Brubaker (928-515-1969), Mary Hallford (602-796-1177) or Pat Eaton (928-777-1821).
Join us for Vacation Bible School!
June 4 to June 8, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
It's free to participate and registration is now open for children 3 years old and up!
(Must be potty-trained.) Click here to register: 
We're going to have the trip of a lifetime to Babylon this summer!
Can you help with any of the following supplies?
Here is a list of requested items: empty paper towel tube, empty toilet paper tube, empty food can (whatever size), empty plastic bottles (whatever size or shape), fabric in any size and pattern, and bird seed (to feed the birds ). Thank you for bringing the items to the Youth Room by May 28!

STEWARDSHIP UNIVERSITY presents 
"It's Not About the Money... ...It's About Relationships!"

Garnering Resources for Ministry Now and for the Future 
For all lay leaders, Finance and Stewardship Committee members, and clergy 

Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 
100 Arroyo Pinon Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336 

Presenter: The Rev. Canon Timothy Dombek, 
Canon for Stewardship and  Planned Giving

Building Relationships = Increased Giving 
Planned Giving: The Most Overlooked Aspect of Congregational Stewardship 

Seating is limited, so please sign up now! To register, contact: Jennifer Tucker, Parish Administrator office@saint-andrews.org (928) 282-4457
Blood Drive on June 13!
Give blood! Save a life! Every 2 seconds, someone needs blood. Most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Be a Hero today.

The next blood drive to take place at St. Luke's will be on June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall!

Journey to Generosity: Time and Talent Forms still being collected
We have received 90 completed Time and Talents forms. Thank you for the prompt return. There is still time to bring back your forms. Place your completed form in the offering plate. If you misplaced your form, extras are available in the Gathering Hall or Parish Office. Thank you for all you do in the various ministries of our congregation.

St. Luke's Membership Commission
Photo from recent public presentation. Pictured are Ted Lee, Fil Kewanyama, and Guest.
State-wide Episcopal Native American Ministry Diocesan Council to be held at St. Luke's!
This meeting will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Committee members from around the state will join us for this Council. Lunch is included.

All interested St. Luke's members are welcome to attend. We ask you to RSVP as soon as possible! Please email Sherri Frances at  feathernews71@gmail.com.  Program is available here.
Pentecost Potluck
Thank you to everyone who participated and made the event a success!! 

Images below are from the potluck!!
Reserve dates on the Master Calendar now!!
Calling  all those who need to reserve time and space at the church for your important activities...NOW IS THE TIME TO GET YOUR REQUESTS IN! 

St. Luke's is a growing, vibrant parish with increased requests for meetings and space at the church. To plan for the Pastoral Year, starting August 1, 2018  we need to know the dates for regularly-scheduled meetings (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, etc.) and special events.

To help you with your scheduling, click here for the church's calendar on our website to see what has already been scheduled.

Please use a  Calendar Request Form  for your request and drop it off at Parish Office, place in offering plate, or email to the office ASAP!! Requests due no later than May 31, 2018.
On Saturday, May 12, Tom Schmidt was received at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix. Welcome, Tom! 
Below, on the left, Tom with Fr. Jack, and, on the right, Bishop Smith, signing Tom's Book of Common Prayer.

(Bishop Smith will be with us at St. Luke's on Sunday, June 10! Stayed tuned for the June 3 Epistle with more details on his visit.)















Golf Outing on May 30

I t will be your first chance to start playing golf with the St. Luke's golfers. The 9:00 Scramble will be on the north course of Antelope Hills.  Please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the gathering hall.  We have room for 16 people. Golf is at all levels for 18 holes. $45.00 per person including practice balls and cart.  We always have a good time and hope to play most of the courses in the area throughout the summer.  Call Eddie Gilliam with any questions.  623-566-5931

The language of poetry often speaks louder than the words  themselves. George Herbert, a sixteenth-century priest and poet, wrote the poem "The Call" to capture his own experience of intimate relation with God.  The text has been set to music and sung for centuries. 


If you have a poem that is a part of your spiritual journey please share it with others in our parish family by submitting it to the Epistle at epistle@slecp.org.

Don't Spend Christmas Alone!

Summer is just heating up, and it may seem early to think about Christmas, but we need your help! Last year we were blessed to be part of a four-person team that co-chaired Don't Spend Christmas Alone.  This long-standing community event is a rewarding way to spend Christmas day and the team approach made it possible for us to share not only in the responsibilities, but the joy of the day.  This Christmas, two of us are returning, and since it worked so well last year, we would like two additional volunteers to assume co-chair positions with us. If you think you might enjoy being part of the Christmas Day festivities, we will be happy to share more information about the available co-chair positions and how you can be involved.   Contact Muriel or George to let us know of your interest. Don't wait! We start our planning soon.

George Chesney   gchesney47@gmail.com 928 899 9403
Muriel de Ganahl   muriel.deganahl@gmail.com 307 575 3683

WOMEN OF FAITH
Books about "women of faith" take many forms. On display in the Gathering Hall by the Library you will find books with stories of women in the Bible, devotions from spiritual leaders, and inspiration from current authors like Joan Chittister. Find a book that speaks to you. Take it home and return it to the basket in the library when done. 
Visit our website!
Be sure to visit our website, stlukesprescott.church, 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  stlukesprescott.church 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 role they play in the life of this region.
Check out all our recent activity on Facebook!
Go to the St. Luke's Episcopal, Prescott, AZ, page,  https://www.facebook.com/stlukesaz/ , and Like and Share posts that you feel comfortable supporting. By clicking on the link above or "Like us on Facebook" button below, you'll be taken directly to the St. Luke's Facebook page.
Like us on Facebook 
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 May 19/20:  85 food items were collected!!

This week's shopping list: 
Canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
5/19-5/20:    Attendance - 286
Pledge - $9,495    Plate $999
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays
May 27: Patrick Leon, Duncan Weir
May 28: Brandon Dievendorff, Steve Jarvis, Sofia Ruster-Villa, Marilyn Strain
May 29: Greg Lubich
May 30: Christine Mann, Diane Mazmanian, Beth Shaw
May 31: Janelle Cooper, Monica Davi
June 1: Viki Soza, Kevin Blake
June 2: Aiden Brown, Julie Poole

Anniversaries
May 27: Fred & Judy Brane, Art & Vie Villemure
May 30: Earl & Julie Poole
June 1: Mike & Monica Davi
June 2: Doug & Pat Ogburn
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J.,  Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Bee, Bob, Brandon, Brien, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl, Chris,  Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, Daniel,  David, Denise, Derrick, Dianne, Donald, Dott, Dylan, Ed, Enrique, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gavin, Gary & Helen, Gaye, Geoff, Gerry, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank, Harold & Wilma. Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jean, Jeanne, Jerry, Jim, Joe, Joel, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken,  Kimball, Kira,  Kristi, Kyle & Virginia, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea, Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele,Mike,  Mimi, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Peter, Philip, Reed, Renita, Rich Richard, Rick, Ron, Rosey, Ruth, 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, Zelma

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

...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Columbis
 
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  SS Philip & James (Morenci)
 
...for our companion Diocese:  Diocese of Navajoland
 
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Prescott Lions Collections, Prescott Valley Little League
Scripture Readings
First Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Psalm 31:19-24
2 Kings 22:8-13, 23:1-3
Matthew 7:15-20

Weekly Worship Assistants for May 26-27, 2018
 
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson/Preaching Graduating Seniors
Chalice Minister:  Art Villemure
Greeters:  Roger & Jane Peacock
 
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson/Preaching Graduating Seniors
Chalice Minister:  Staudt Family
Greeters/Ushers:  Marjorie Hultberg & Sally Phelps
 
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson/Preaching Graduating Seniors
 Assisting Priest:  Fr Jack Wolter
Sub-Deacon:  Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister:  Nancy Reynolds
Chalice Minister:  Pauline Buissson/Ed Hume
Altar Minister:  Sabrina Harris
Reader 1:  George Chesney
Reader 2:  Penny Davis
Prayers:  Georgia Franklin
Verger:  Mike Franklin
Greeters:  Larry & Eileen Griffin
Welcome Table:  Diane Mazmanian & Genell Lee
Ushers:  Ken & Peggy Wagner
Asst. Ushers:  Jack Parker & Tani Henderson
Oblationers:  Earl & Julie Poole
 
Altar Guild Team:  Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg,
Brenda Holden, Evelyn David, Betty Gass, Doris Schoeben


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. 

Hosts:   
 5/27 - Tani Hendrickson
           Jack Parker
           Barbara Leonard




Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2018 flower chart is
now 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: George Chesney
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 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. 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  prescottstrings.com 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.

The next performance, Return to Dresden, will take place on Saturday, June 9, at 3 p.m.

Visit prescottchorale.org for tickets and more information.
In the Community
Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity
Golf Fore Homes, Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity's Annual Tournament FUNdraiser!! Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at The Club at Prescott Lakes. For event flyer and registration info, click  here .

For general information on Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity and for information for this event, visit  www.prescotthabitat.org 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

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 



Please contact the church office
by email or phone.

Phone: (928) 778-4499