St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of May 26, 2019
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 27, 
in observance of Memorial Day.
Beth Parknowitz, Parish Administrator, is currently undergoing radiation therapy and chemotherapy for a recent cancer diagnosis. Lauree Birchmeier, parishioner, has graciously stepped up to fill in for Beth as her presence at the office is unpredictable these days. Lauree will be filling in part-time as our Parish Administrator Substitute. Lauree has worshiped at St. Luke's for just over a year now since she relocated to the Quad City area from Michigan. Please welcome Lauree!

We are thankful for your patience during this time!

May 25-26:
Give Thanks for God's Simple Gifts, Give the Gift of Caring and Listening
Dear Lord, give us purity of heart, so we can recognize and empathize when someone needs our caring. Help clear our thoughts in order for us to listen intently so that we might be able to give our very best support. Make each of us an instrument to minister to those of your flock in need. As we give of ourselves in the form of time, and empathy, help us remember to also give of our treasure and goods to the furtherance of Thy work. This we pray, Amen.
Prayer Provided by Jack Lee,  from Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Williamsburg, Virginia
Caring and Listening

Your smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. Caring is a gift no one can buy. It's made up  of love that roots in our hearts and creates memories, not just for a while, but  also for a lifetime, as we show kindness and concern for others.  

Robert K. Greenleaf wrote "Only a true natural servant automatically  responds to any problem by listening first." Listening is one of the most  important practices of servant leadership - maybe the single most important  practice. It is in the quiet moments of life we learn that presence is more  than speaking, and that words can be barriers that separate us from others and from entering the moment we are currently living. The power of our  words has a way of fading when we sit and listen.  

That gift of caring is wrapped around us like a blanket, still warm.   And when you take the time to listen, that's exactly what you'll give them.

Deacon Kimball Arnold
UTO Box Ingathering - Pentecost - June 9
Use your UTO box each morning as a visual reminder to stop, thank God for God's Simple Gifts and to think about how you will give the Gift of Caring and Listening to someone you encounter in the day ahead. 

When you put coins or bills into your UTO box your blessings become blessings for others.  All monies collected support God's mission in the United States and around the world by funding grants. If you don't have a box you can pick one up this weekend. Our goal is hat every man, woman, and child will have a box to help them develop the spiritual habit of giving thanks daily.
Saturday Hospitality
May 25
Join us for coffee & cookies 
before the 5:30 service and
Game Night after the service
Come and play a card game you know,  or learn a new one.
Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations

We gave thanks to God for all the people from St. Luke's who discerned to be confirmed, received, and reaffirmed in the Episcopal Church. The group gathered with others from around the diocese at the cathedral last Saturday for this joyful and Spirit-filled service. 

These newest members of the Episcopal Church are: David & Bonnie Cain, Gary & Margaret Cole, Carl & Denise DeKemper. Terri Doran,  Jim & Eileen Klein, Bud & Dorcas Lawn, Mary Ellen Rivero, Gerald Schafer, Mark & Kathleen Tuttle

Almighty and everliving God, let your fatherly hand ever be over these your servants; let your Holy Spirit ever be with  them; and so lead them in the knowledge and obedience of your Word, that they may serve you in this life, and dwell with you in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Summer Church Club
Every Sunday -  June, July & August
From 9:45 am to 11:30 am -  Fun Room (classroom wing)
Join us for crafts, games, and fellowship!

Parents, our wonderful team will take care of your children during time of worship with the option for them to join you for communion.
From 0 years old and up, they will be safe and entertained so you can enjoy the Eucharist.
Attention Quilters and Would-Be Quilters!  
Don't forget - Angel Quilts will meet this Thursday, 
May 30th, in Classroom C just off the Gathering Hall from 9 a.m. til Noon and/or again from 1 p.m. til 4 p.m. In June and July we will meet only on the third Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. till 12 Noon.  The afternoon sessions will be dropped.  The classroom is not available on June 20th so we will meet in the Conference Room next to the office from 9 am till 11:30 am.  Check the table in the Gathering Hall for updated Info Sheets or call Sharon Welker at 928-541-1074 or Linda Leal at 928-717-1647.
Hey Friends!
It's time to sign-up for our 2019 VBS MIGHTY FORTRESS. Just go to St. Luke's website and scroll to new or youth.
June 3rd to June 7th from 9:00 am to noon
At St Luke's Episcopal Church

Together we will look into the bible and God's Holy Word to discover that God is our Mighty Fortress, our Shield and our Deliverer!   Step back in medieval time and wear you knight or princess costume! It's going to be so much fun!

Bring your friends and make new ones!
Call Sophie for more info: 703-980-5314
I can't wait to see you again!
BLOOD DRIVE - Thursday, June 20
10 am - 2 pm, Parish Hall
Contact Charlotte Willman at 928-350-8475 or visit (Sponsor Code: StLukesEC)

When you DONATE BLOOD May 24 - Sept. 6, you'll be entered to win a 2019 VW Passat Wolfsburg Edition, donated by our Valley Volkswagen Dealers.  
Our last day is Sunday May 26 th
We will end this wonderful year
together with a party so we hope to see
you then!
We will be back on Sunday August 11 th
for the Blessing of the backpacks!

Food supply needed for VBS - June 3 to June 7
-Canned olives black + green pitted
-Peanut butter
-Fig Newtons
-White frosting in a tube
-Graham crackers
-Dates/ apricots/raisins/ craisins/ banana chips
-Melon (brought in on June 2 nd )
-Cream Cheese
-Cheese cheddar jack + grated cheese
A sign-up sheet is ready to be filled in the Kids' ministry window!
Thank you for your donations!
PASS provides shelter for women and their children who find themselves homeless.  

September 11, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, the PASS Board of Directors and Staff will hold an appreciation event at the Goldwater Lake Ramada for volunteers and donors.

October 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, PASS will hold an open house at the shelter on 336 N Rush St., Prescott, AZ. 

As the PASS Chaplain, I invite all interested parishioners to attend and become more acquainted with our outreach ministry.
God Bless!
PASS Chaplain Bill Christy
Adult Formation Opportunities

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

  Letter of James 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
Thank 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 May 18/19: 48 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
peanut butter, macaroni  & cheese,canned tuna, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
May 18/19  -   Attendance: 245    Pledge: $5,382   Plate:  $412
Honoring Special Dates
May 26:  Sandy Nelson, Kaida Harris, Sheila Willis
May 27:  Patrick Leon, Duncan Weir, Barbara Kriger
May 28:  Steve Jarvis, Marilyn Strain
May 29:  Greg Lubich
May 30:  Beth Shaw
May 31:  Janelle Cooper, Monica Davi,           Jacob Marlowe
June  1:  Vicki Soza

May 27:  Art & Vie Villlemure, Fred & Judy Brane
May 30:  Earl & Julie Ann (Houchin) Poole
June  1:  Mike & Monica Davi

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

Bob Bird, former parishioner, died on April 4, 2019.  The memorial service was held on Saturday, April 13, at St. Mark's in Moscow, Idaho. Please keep the 
Bird family in your prayers.

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Dante' (grandson of Carol Sweden)

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Norwich (England)
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Ressurection Church (Gilbert)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Lions Club Eyeglass Collections, 
Prescott Valley Little League

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

Scripture Readings
Sixth Sunday of Easter 
Click  here for readings!


Psalm 148:1-2, 11-14

Acts 17:15,22-18:1

John 16:12-15

Worship Ministers for May 25 - May 26

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Trampus Tribbey
Greeters: Jane & Roger Peacock
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Bill Chisty
Welcome Table: Bill Bisig
Ushers: Marjorie Hultberg & Sally Phelps

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Sub-Deacon: Larrry Neece
Chalice Minister:  Steven Dear
Chalice Minister:  Cynthia Dear
Altar Minister: Charles Covert
Reader 1:  Wini Larson
  Reader 2:  Barbara Lake
Prayers: <Lynne Wells
Verger:  Sharon Welker
Greeters: Eileen & Larry Griffin
Welcome Table: Genell Lee & Brenda Schwartz
Ushers: Ken & Peggy Wagner
Asst. Ushers: Lauree Birchmeier & Tani Hendrickson
Altar Guild Team: Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno, Becky Hansen, Jennifer Benson, Betty & Dan Phillips, Marjorie Hultberg

Host Coffee Hour!!
Special thanks to those who host coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service.
We do ask that you clean up at the conclusion of the coffee hour.

Sign-up sheet for coffee hour can be found on the red-skirted tables in the Gathering Hall.
We are looking for coffee hour hosts for May!

This is an important part of the fellowship of St. Luke's Church. 

Host for May 19:
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.
Mary Ellen Rivero
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, click hereFor 2019 home ownership informational meeting dates, click  here . For Family Selection Criteria brochure, click  here .
Census 2020 needs you!
Make your next job count! The 2020 Census will count all the people living in the United States of America and your help is needed. A variety of positions are available with a pay range of $13.75 - $19.50/hour. Apply here:

Click here for informational flyer.
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