Greetings!

We hope this finds you well this week! No technical difficulties today so you get your Epistle on time and in its entirety!

Have a lovely weekend ahead.

Take care,

The St. Luke's Office Staff

St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of April 17, 2016
Calendar for April 16-22 & "Looking Ahead" available by clicking here.
Come and have some fun at the Telecare Ministry Workshop Tomorrow!
Rave reviews for the Telecare Ministry workshop that was held here yesterday! The same workshop will take place tomorrow, April 16, 9:30 - 11:10 a.m. in the Conference Room. There were lots of laughs and fun with Canon Dombek. No special skills or background required for this special ministry opportunity!! Come and find out what it's all about!

"TeleCare is a quiet ministry, but it has mattered a lot...It helps keep far flung, busy urban congregants connected, and people 'appreciate the call, often saying it came just when they needed it.'...volunteer teams spend one hour, one evening...at the church, making calls and then praying together for each person contacted, naming each joy and concern."

Come learn how to incorporate this vital, lay pastoral ministry of caring within your congregation, and see how it affects their relationship with you, your church, and your community. The workshop lasts only 100 minutes!
Ultreya is tomorrow, April 16!
The next Ultreya will be tomorrow, April 16, with beverages and munchies at 1 p.m. and the Ultreya from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Classroom Wing.

Future dates are:  Ultreya on June 18, 2016 and Cursillo #117 Weekend on July 14-17, 2016, at Chapel Rock in Prescott.  Click  here  for flyer with all the dates!

Vacation Bible School Fun is almost here!
VBS Info Meeting - Sun., April 17, after 10 a.m. service
It's that time of year again! You are needed to make VBS 2016, June 6 - 10, a success!  Please join Sophie this Sunday, April 17, after the 10:00 am service  in the Choir Room You will learn all about the new curriculum and how much fun will be had with the kids.

I f you can't make it to the meeting, but are interested in helping, please call Sophie at the office, 928-778-4499.  VBS is a wonderful ministry that changes our children's life and you will want to be a part of it!
Prescott Chorale Performance on April 23
The next performance of the Prescott Chorale is on Saturday, April 23, at 3 p.m. at St. Luke's. The Chorale will be performing The Requiem  by Maurice Durufle'. The informative concert preview will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. For more information on Prescott Chorale or to purchase tickets, visit www.prescottchorale.org

Cheer on St. Luke's girls' little league softball team in Prescott Valley
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Little league is on now!! St. Luke's has again sponsored a little league team in Prescott Valley. This year it's a girls' team! All games are played on Field 1 at Mountain Valley Park, 8600 E. Nace Lane in Prescott Valley. Continue to look here for the upcoming games. Complete season flyer is  here.

Two games have been played thus far! The next four games are as follows: April 19 at 5:15 p.m, April 21 at 5:15 p.m., April 23 at 11:15 a.m., and April 26 at 5:15 p.m.
 
All Things Yard and Bake Sale Below:
Yard Sale on April 30
The youth group is having a yard sale on Saturday, April 30,
7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Everything will be accepted except clothing.  The proceeds of the yard sale will benefit the youth mission trip to Cortez, Colorado, this June.

Need help getting your stuff to church for the sale? 
If you need help to bring your stuff to the church for the yard sale,  our wonderful "Pick-up Team" is happy to help!  Just sign-up to schedule an appointment at the "mission trip display window" in the Gathering Hall, across from the red-skirted tables.

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.
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Youth Group Bake Sale on April 30
The Youth Group will be having a bake sale to coincide with their Rummage Sale on April 30, 2016.  Many have already committed to making and donating home goodies (candy accepted too!)
 
If you are interested in helping and have not been contacted, please contact Jodie Barnard by clicking here All items need to be at the church on Friday, April 29, 2016.

United Thank Offering - May 1
U.T.O. is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through U.T.O., men, women and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in U.T.O. discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. U.T.O. is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the U.T.O. monies to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal church and the Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world.
Baptismal Covenant
Will you continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers? BCP, p. 304

The Parish Library has resources to help us when we focus on this part of the Baptismal Covenant. The New Testatment, Jesus, Devotions and Prayer sections of the library are good places to start. The library is just off the Parish Hall. Check out is on the honor system.

Take any book home and when you return it just put it in the basket by the door instead of re-shelving it. Any questions, click here to email Mary Queen.

Helping in the Parish Office?
Would you consider helping in the office during the week on an occasional basis as a fill-in receptionist at the front desk? This is an important ministry! Our wonderful crew of volunteers at the front-desk greet those who call and walk through our doors in addition to an assortment of light office work. It's a great way to meet some more folks at church and learn more about how the office functions at St. Luke's. We hope you will consider helping us out in this way! If interested, or to learn more, contact Beth Parknowitz by clicking here.

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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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 65 items for weekend of April 9-10, 2016.
 
This week's shopping list: peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, canned fruit
Weekly Attendance & Giving
March 26-27, 2016
Weekly Attendance: 236
Weekly Giving (Operating Fund): $9,831.86

Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Barbara, Betty, Brenda, Brien, Brittany, Carol, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Colleen, Dick, Dick S., Donald, Dott, Eunice, Eric, Frank, Gary, Geoff, Hank, family of Jack H., Jason, Jean, Jerod, Joan, Joe, Judy, Julie Ann, Karen, Keena, Kristi, Larry, Liam, Linda, Lisa, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Marty, Mary Grace, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Miriam, Nancy, Paul, Penny, Pete, Phyllis, Preston, Ray, Robert, Ruth, Sandy, Sara, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Stephen, Steve, 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 Anglican Communion in Japan

...in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Christopher's Church in Sun City

...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:  
Art Lequesne, Anita Pettenger, Sara Rosengren, Emily Skinner, Christopher Cone, Jennifer Pescarino, Ronna Weaver, 
Bruce Dievendorff, Rocky Pescarino, Robert Hilb,
Maureen Riley, Gary Snyder, Scot Tomitz
 
Anniversaries: Dick & Marcia Reinhart, Lou & Barbara Gennarelli, Bill & Lisa McNamara, Steven & Donna Ellis


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This Week's Scripture Reading
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Collect: 
O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Next Week's Scripture Readings: Fifth Sunday of Easter


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. Visit prescottdbe.org for more info or contact Diane Reddy. For info on their annual British Pub Night fundraiser on April 21, click here.
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 April 21. Click  here  for flyer.

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.

Path to Hope Circle
This support group and healing environment for Seniors who feel lonely, depressed, isolated, or a lack of purpose. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays in the Conference Room, 1-2:30 p.m. Click here for flyer. Contact Terri Roza for more information.
Prescott Chamber Orchestra
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra holds its weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings and concerts at St. Luke's. Their 2015-16 season has just concluded. 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 next concert is April 23 at 3 p.m. Visit prescottchorale.org for more information. 
In the Community
People Who Care Volunteer Orientation
People Who Care is holding their next volunteer info and orientation meeting on Wed, April 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley in Prescott. Click here for more information.
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: Buildfest 2016
The PAHH Buildfest 2016 will take place at the YCCA Home & Garden Show at the Prescott Valley Event Center in Prescott Valley, May 13 -15. Click here for event flyer.

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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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 

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Phone: (928) 778-4499