St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of April 30 , 2017
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Discover your Spiritual Gifts -- Join us tomorrow, April 29!
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Parish Hall
Spiritual Gifts are given to all of us by God. Using these gifts to develop an active ministry with your church community can be a powerful experience. Learning about your Spiritual Gifts is a process of personal discovery and allows you to focus on who you are as a gifted and empowered person of God.

During this workshop, Canon Cathy Black will guide you as you complete a Spiritual Gifts Inventory. Through a group activity, she will help you identify how you can best use your gifts within the ministries that our church is involved with currently. She will also explore with us opportunities that our church may dream of doing.

This workshop is not about seeing what you are good at so that you can be pressured to volunteer. It is about working together to discern how to do God's will in the way that is best suited to who we are as unique and beloved individuals joined in community.
"Fabulous Flutes" Prescott Chamber Orchestra Performance is tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.
The Prescott Chamber Orchestra has had the privilege on two previous occasions to welcome renowned flutist, Dr. Elizabeth Buck as special guest soloist. We are thrilled to once again feature Elizabeth, along with Dr. Magda Schwerzmann, as they perform the Double Concerto in E Minor by Telemann, and the Suite Modale by Ernest Bloch. The last concert of the 2016-2017 Season will lift your spirits.

The performance begins at 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke's on April 29. Tickets are available at Prescott Chamber Orchestra's website or at the door.

Cookies at 5 p.m. before Saturday service tomorrow, April 29!
You are all warmly invited to a time of fellowship and cookies at 5 p.m. prior to the start of the Saturday evening service, which begins at 5:30 p.m.
Bible Study to resume Wednesday, May 3, at 5 p.m.
The weekly bible study, facilitated by our Rector, Fr. Pierre-Henry, will resume on Wednesday, May 3, at 5 p.m. in the Office.

Prescott Chorale Performs May 5 & 6 at St. Luke's
The Prescott Chorale will be performing the Magnificent Music of Mozart, Friday and Saturday, May 5 & 6, at St. Luke's. Join them for an exciting evening on Friday to hear The Solemn Vespers, a selection of opera choruses, and performances by the three winners of the Young Artists Competition. The pre-concert talk by Dr. Will Fisher, professor emeritus, Yavapai College Music Department, begins at 7:00 pm with the performance at 7:30 pm. Come again on Saturday afternoon to hear the beautiful Requiem. Dr. Fisher will again present a brief talk at 2:30 pm, with the performance at 3:00 pm. The Chorale will be joined by a full orchestra. Tickets are available online at, or in the Gathering Hall after each service on 30.

Updated Easter Flowers List
Susan Bray, in thanksgiving for Darrell and his love
David & Barbara Brubaker, in memory of Malcolm Shaw
The Buisson Family
Muriel & Clay de Gahahl, in memory of mother, Cher, and Ella Belle Coyle, and mother, Chris, and Patricia de Ganahl
Gil & Joanie Hedger, in memory of granddaughter, Tiffany, and thanksgiving for grandson, Nicolas
Tani D. Hendrickson, in memory of her sweet daughter, Heather Christine Hendrickson, "precious and full of love" (1978-1995)
Ed, Matthew, and Elizabeth Hume, in memory and thanksgiving for mother and wife, Jan
Gerry and Steve Jarvis, in thanksgiving for Margaret Jean Taylor, Shelley Goerke, and in memory of Jean Stevens, Henry Stevens, Allen Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens, and Ulderic Jarvis and Elaine Jarvis
Gary MacCauley
Cynthia Moreno
, in memory of Walter and Nyla Satchwill
Jim Muehleisen
Sally Phelps and family
, in memory of loved ones
Kristine and Robert Rick and family, in memory of Genevieve A. Morrison
Rosaleen and Jerry Runnalls, in memory of Aaron, Rick, Edwin, Steve, Gary, and Zackary
Beth Shaw, in memory of Malcolm Shaw and Mary Kay Brubaker
Peter & Chalys Stephens, in memory of daughter, Chelsea Stephens
Carol Sweeden
Sara Williman
, in memory of Mary Ann, Trudi, Jack, Albert, and Mary
Mary Elizabeth and Jack Wolter, in memory of Marvin E. Wolter, Irene O. Wolter, Robert T. Dickerson, Elizabeth B. Dickerson, Margaret E. Ellison and David M. Villancio-Wolter

Pastoral Care: call for volunteers
Your Pastoral Care Team is currently ministering to more than 30 members of our congregation who are in need of St. Luke's ongoing support and pastoral care. Members of the Pastoral Care Team are Lucy Kemper (Chair), Chris Christy (Clergy Liaison for Pastoral Care), Keehna Sture (Parish Nurse), Jeanne Miller (TeleCare Ministry Chair), Sharon Neece, and Angeles Zarate (Vestry Liaison). 

Telecare Ministry
Telecare is a ministry of love! Telecare is a lay-led pastoral ministry, begun in 2016, that expresses St. Luke's care and concern to EVERY member of our church family. For our Spring calling campaign, we are looking for people who are willing to make phone calls to simply "check in" with members of our congregation and to ask if they have any prayer concerns. Calls can be made from the comfort of your own home! During our Fall calling campaign, we heard responses like, "I've been a member of this church for 20 years, and this is the first time anyone from the church has called me. Thank you so much." "Really, you're not calling to ask for money? Wow, we need to do more of this." There will be a brief training session for our volunteers. If you would like to help us please contact Jeanne Miller or any member of the Pastoral Care Team.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Our team is in need of several more Lay Eucharistic Visitors who will take communion to those members of our church family who are homebound. What an amazing experience to share the news of the community, prayers and communion with people who may be feeling alone and lonely. Please contact Deacon Chris Christy or any member of the Pastoral Care Team if you feel called to this ministry.
Opportunities to Help!
Fellowship Committee
The Fellowship Committee is looking for a few more people to help with planning and implementing our various fun events. Please call Pam Williams at 928-277-8226 or email

Volunteer Receptionists
The office is looking to build up the substitute desk volunteer list. So, if you are not looking for a regular weekly or bi-monthly position, but would like to help from time to time, this would be perfect!! Duties include greeting visitors, answering the phone, taking messages, and other tasks as may be needed. If you are interested, please call Ellie Lassiter at 928-778-9148 or leave a message for her at the office: 928-778-4499.
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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. Number of food items collected on April 22-23, 2017, was 142. Thank you!
This week's shopping list: canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans 
Weekly Attendance & Giving
April 22-23, 2017
Attendance: 213
Giving: Plate - $3,153.00; Pledge - $905.00
Honoring Special Dates
May 1: Alan Kessler, Foy Minnema, Fred Volpe
May 3: Eugene Moreno, Sara Williman
May 4: Emma Rosengren
May 2: Darrell & Joy Cobb 
Your Prayers are Invited...
...for those in need: Afshin, A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bee, Bill, Brien, Brittany, Cathy, Chalys, Cheryl, Chris, Christopher, Connor, Daniel, Denise, Dick, Donald, Dott, Ed, Elijah, Fred, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, Greg, Gus,Hank, Harris, Jack, Jean, Jeanne, Jerry, Josh, Judy, Julie Ann, June, Karen, Kathleen, Kay, Keena, Keith, Kristi, Kynleigh, Larry, Lea-Lea, Lisa, Madelon, Margaret, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Marty, Mary, Matt, Maxine, Melissa, Michele, Mike, Miriam, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, Paul, Percy, Pete, Peter, Philip, Preston, Ray, Renita, Rosemarie & friends, Rosey, Ruth, Sandy, Scott, Shea, Sheri, Sherry, Skip, Stephen, Susan, Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Tina, Trey, Tricia, Vanessa, Wally, Walt, Zelma
...for those in our Armed Forces:
Josh, Mark, Jesse, Bo, Brian, Daniel, Robert, Brad, Thomas, John, Amy, Lori, Ryan, Eli, Nathan, Sonny, "Doc", Jody, Felecia, Valerie, Andrew, Frank, Adam, Benjamin, Kevin, Steven, Jared, Chris, Matthew, Nate, Thor, Rondale, Marcus, Tyler, Gregory, Ben, Rockie, Darin, Ross, John, David, Calic, Echo, Brian, Emily, Analise, Matthew, Dan 
...for the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Church of Nandyal in South India
...for the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Luke's at the Mountain in Phoenix
...for our companion Diocese: Navajoland
...for the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: US Vets / Troop Support, United Thank Offering, United Blood Services Blood Drive, and Boy Scout Troop #10
Scripture Readings for April 29-30
Third Sunday of Easter 
Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Psalm 116: 1-3, 10-17
1 Peter 1:17-23
Luke 24:13-35
Weekly Worship Assistants, Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers  

April 29-30, 2017
5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr Bob Wills
Chalice Minister: David & Ruthie Rothgery
Greeters: Roger & Jane Peacock
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson/Fr Bob Wills Preach
Chalice Minister: Tom Ghan
Greeters: Jim & Pam Damm
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: Fr Pierre-Henry Buisson/Fr Bob Wills Preach
Assisting Priest: Fr Bob Wills
Sub-deacon: Charles Covert
Chalice Minister: Beth Shaw
Chalice Minister: Nancy Reynolds
Altar Minister: Keehna Sture
Reader 1: Marcia Reinhart
Reader 2: Andy Wallace
Prayers: Wini Larson
Verger: Larry Griffin
Greeters: Jim & Kathy Pessin
Welcome Table: Barbara Lake
Ushers: Wayne & Mary Hallford
Asst. Ushers: Ron & Penny Davis
Oblationers: Joy Ramsey Smith
Altar Guild Team: Nina Muehleisen, Barbara Kriger, Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno, Donna Bledsoe  
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. If you could take a turn, please sign-up in the Gathering Hall.
Host on April 30:
Feel free to host! No one signed up! 

Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2017 flower chart is
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 $45.00 (however, any donation is accepted). If you would like to have a person or event named here, please notify the office.
April 30: Mike & Lucy Kemper
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. Visit 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. Next one is May 18. 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. The next concert of the 2016-17 season is April 29, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. 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. The next concert of the 2016-17 season is May 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. and May 6, 2017, at 3 p.m. Visit for more information. 
In the Community
People Who Care
People Who Care is a not for profit organization that matches volunteers with enrolled clients in the community who  need a little help in order to continue living independently. Call 445-2480 for more information.

Prescott Noon Lions Club
Prescott Noon Lions Club is a non-profit organization that provides sight and hearing exams and devices to those in our community who cannot afford it on their own. If you would like to join us and 'give back' to our community, please contact Mike Franklin, for more information.
"Golf Fore Homes" - Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity Annual Golf Tournament

The Annual Golf Tournament for Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity will take place on Friday, June 9, 2017, at Prescott Golf and Country Club, with check-in beginning at 7 a.m. For event flyer and registration, please click here.
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