St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of February 10, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 5:00 pm

In honor of Valentine's Day, please join us for cookies in the Gathering Hall at 5:00  p.m. this Saturday before the 5:30 p.m. Eucharist! 

Pledge Envelopes
This weekend, Feb. 9-10, will be the last weekend to pick up your pledge envelopes in the Gathering Hall. Please call the church office if you can't pick them up this weekend so we can make other arrangements to get them to you.
Second Sale of JustCoffee
       February 9 and 10

"The difference is in the Roasting"-- JustCoffee pledges to ship the coffee within a week of ordering--freshly roasted.  The co-op stamps the roast date on the bag as a guarantee.  Air is extracted from the sealed bag to preserve the flavor.  

If you wish to tour the roasting facility, you can learn more about the April 9/10 trip to Agua Prieta at our second Sunday sale.  By participating in JustCoffee ministry, you are rewarded with the highest quality coffee available. 

On Feb 9/10 pick up a "Tip" card for best practices to keep coffee flavorful after purchase. 
The Outreach Commission needs YOU
and your thoughts on how we can reach out and help our neighbors in need.
Please join us Monday, February 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm in the Conference Room. The meeting generally lasts an hour to an hour in a half.

Guest Speaker: Laurie Marley from Chino Valley Unified School District will be speaking about homeless students.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

College and Trade School Scholarships
Don't forget to share with the Quad City graduating seniors who are going on to college or trade that St. Luke's offers at least two $1000.00 scholarships. Applications are due March 6 , 2019 and applications can be found on St. Luke's website.
Click here for link to scholarship application (just below Grants section.)

Responding with Gratitude to the Gift of Grace and God's Call to Action
WEEK 5: 11-17-10
READ: ROMANS 12:1-13:10
REFLECT: Romans 12:2 " Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the will of God - what is good and acceptable and perfect."

1. How has your life been transformed into a new life in Christ? How did this transformation take place? 
2. How do you show your gratitude for transformation in your life? 
3. How have you engaged in understanding the roots of racism in our country and in our culture? 
4. Where do you see racism still active in your community? What steps can you take to help eradicate racism?
Diocese of Arizona Notified of 
Successful Canonical Consent Process

Information will be sent simultaneously to all of our churches about ordination tickets, which will be REQUIRED for attendance, even though there is NO cost.  Envelopes with the information about Bishop-elect Jennifer's March 9, 2019 consecration were prepared this past week at the Diocese.  We will let you know by e-mail as soon as we receive that information.   Any inquiries about this event should be directed to the Diocesan Office at 602-254-0976. Do NOT call Church for the Nations  (the event venue) as  they will re-direct calls to the Diocesan Office.
St. Luke's is fortunate to have two new committee chairpersons  to carry on important ministries.  Lauree Birchmeier will be the chairperson for Time and Talent. She is working with the past chairperson, Jean Ehlers, and the staff to update the Time and Talent data base.  Sandy McBride will be taking over as the chairperson for the Welcome Table from Brenda Schwartz.  Brenda has helped make the Welcome Table a vital ministry and we thank her for her faithful service.  If you have questions regarding these ministries contact Lauree at , or Sandy at .  Lauree and Sandy exemplify the  generosity of parishioners who work to further the ministries of St. Luke's.
Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people of all ages, children and adults to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO receives the offerings, and distributes 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion through a grant process.   Last year UTO awarded 34 grants for a total of $1,257,778.17.   The focus was "Becoming Beloved Community: Racial Healing, Reconciliation, and Justice." Two examples:  Arizona: Bridges Reentry, $26,000 to provide long-term, rent-free housing; addiction recovery; emotional and spiritual healing; and economic sustainability for formerly incarcerated women.  Convocation of Churches in Europe Support for Community Refugee Events to Fight Racism & Xenophobia Against Refugees and Migrants $15,512.77 to renovate kitchen and provide essential equipment so that the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center is able to host monthly community events to promote cultural diversity, bridge divisions between locals and newcomers, fight racism against migrants, and move toward becoming the Beloved Community.
Grief Support Group
The grief support group is continuing to meet weekly on Fridays starting at 1:30 pm and ending at 3:00 pm in the Conference Room, adjacent to the office.
Adult Formation Opportunities

  Book Study - On the Brink of Everything 
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. in the Library

  Romans Bible Study 
Wednesdays, 5 p.m. in the Conference Room 
Did you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Vanco. 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 blue 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 banks The counting of the food takes place each Monday and then is divided up for the three food banks.

For the week of February 3 51  food items were collected
This week's shopping list: 
Peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, canned tuna,
 canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
1/26 - 1/27 -  Attendance - 272
Pledge - $3,315   Plate - $501
2/2 - 2/3 -Attendance 253
Pledge - $23,4452   Plate - $7,278
Honoring Special Dates
February 10  Sue Boyce, Tom Restifo, Renee McKnight, John Minnema, 
 Joan Hedger
February 11  Tom Fuentes
February 13  Becky Hansen, Zibbie Wolter
February 14  Claude Baker

February 12  Ron & Laura James
February 14  Rich & Linda Leon
Our Prayer lists
For those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb,  Bea, Bee, Betsy, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carmen, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, David, Dawn Ellen, Ellie, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gislela, Glory, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank,. Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Ian, Ileen, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jean, Jeanne, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kathleen & Philip, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lawton, Lea, Les G., Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Miriam, Nancy, Nolan (baby), Pam, Patricia, Paul, Paula, Peggy, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rob, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sandy, Sean, Sally, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Tony, Trey, Tricia, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren,William, Zachary, Zelm

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  Diocese of Malaita (Melanesia)
In Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St. Andrew's (Tuscon)
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Prescott Area Shelter Services, 
Stagger Straight Emergency Shelter

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion Diocese in Navajoland

Scripture Readings
The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Psalm 104:25,28-31
Genesis 2:4b, 15-17
Mark 7:14-23
Worship Ministers for February 9-10, 2019

5:30 p.m. Service
 Celebrant/Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters: Betty & Dan Phillips
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister: Bill Christy
Ushers: Cynthia Moreno & Sally Phelps 

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Pierre Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Sub-Deacon:  Sharon Tootle
Chalice Minister: Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister: Ed Hume
Altar Minister: Lucy Kemper
Reader 1: Youth
Reader 2: Youth
Prayers: Youth
Verger: Larry Neece
Greeters: Tani Hendrickson & Barbara Leonard
Welcome Table: Barbara Lake
Ushers: Vera Mulnix & Beth Shaw
Asst. Ushers: Jean Ehlers & Becky Hansen

Altar Guild Team: Elsie Tyree, Pat Eaton, Syliva McIntosh, Pat Ogburn, Jane Peacock, 
Betsy Denison

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. 

February 10: 
Mary Queen

Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2019 flower chart is
posted in the Narthex.
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 in the narthex.  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.
February 10: 
given by Lynne Wells in memory of 
Elizabeth Deane & Ann Dailey

also given by 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 pm at St. Luke's in the Conference Room, with the exception of the summer months.
Visit for more info or contact   Diane Reddy.

Girl Scouts Troop 79

Troop 79 meets on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm 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 pm in the Parish Hall. For more information on the troop,  click here to email the troop leader.
Thumb Butte Quilters

Quilters meet the second Monday of the month in the Parish Hall at 9:00 am.  For more information email the current president by  clicking here .
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

First Sunday of the month 9:15 am Family Eucharist

Weekday Services:
  • Wednesday 10 am           Healing Service with Communion
  • Thursday 9:00 am            Morning Prayer 
  • 2nd & 4th Friday 9:00 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: .

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