Our Weekly Epistle
Week of January 26
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on 
this Sunday, January 26,
 at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. 
128th Annual Meeting Report  Click here
All Clergy Conference  this next week at Chapel Rock
Tuesday, January 28, 4 pm thru Thursday, January 30, 11 am
Operation Deep Freeze
CALLING ALL COOKS!
St. Luke's is sponsoring two weeks February 2nd-8th and February 16th -22nd to cook for approximately 25 people when the temperature goes below freezing.
The Salvation Army opens its doors for dinner and provides sleeping arrangement for those sleeping outside. The meals are simple. (e.g. sloppy joes, coleslaw, baked beans, chips and dessert) Food is prepared at the Salvation Army. You can create your own menu that you would like to serve. We need a minimum of 4 people per evening.
Don't miss out on this fun evening working side by side with your parish family!
If you see this as a project you would like to be involved in
Sign Up in the Gathering Hall or Call Mary Hallford at 602-796-1177.
Companion of the Order 
     Do you know that the Episcopal Church in America recognizes around 30 Religious (monastic type) communities? The communities range from traditional monastery or convent bound orders to ones scattered with no formal home residence. Some orders are segregated by gender and some are open to all. Each order centers around an established Rule of Life - a set of instructions on the rhythms of living out our baptismal promises. Many orders have a focused outreach (teaching, hospitality for retreats, pastoral care, working with the homeless, etc.)
     I was an Associate of a religious order, The Sisters of the Holy Nativity, for over 40 years until they became retired and unable to function. They provided a rule of Life and spiritual structure for me from the time I was in high school until a few years ago. Now, I am making a commitment to become a Companion with the order known as Anamchara Fellowship. I am excited about being back in a community with a daily rhythm of study, prayer and a new but similar Rule of Life. While the S.H.N. order was all women, Convent and Retreat House based, and deeply Anglican, my new association with the Anamchara Fellowship is more contemporary with single, married, and open gender members. They do not have a central home but have a yearly Gathering of members and many opportunities for communal worship including daily Compline on Zoom on the internet. They are divided into Priories which meet monthly at various places across the country. They base daily worship and communal worship on The Northumbrian Prayer Book with a bias towards Celtic prayers and saints.
     Two nuns from the Anamchara Fellowship will attend St. Luke's on February 2nd to administer my oath to become a Companion of the Order. I hope you will take the opportunity to ask them (or me) questions you might have about this part of our Christian and Episcopal expression of faith.
Faithfully,   Nancy Carmichael

I t is  with much gratitude that we say "Thank You" 
to everyone at St. Luke's  who helped many of our  People Who Care neighbors 
have a wonderful Christmas dinner.
We are blessed and grateful 
to be a recipient 
of your kind and loving outreach in our community.
The Board of Directors
PEOPLE WHO CARE

Daughters of the King
(Encouraging One Another)
Are you looking for an ever growing and vibrant relationship with Christ? COME and SEE what Daughters of the King has to offer. This opportunity is open to all women in our church and offers an inviting, safe place to be; as we learn together. We are looking forward to sharing with you the gift of encouraging one another. Mark your calendars for February 9 following the 10 a.m. service in the Conference Room by the office. Plan to join us for nibbles and laughter. You will be glad you did. So . . . COME and SEE.
Cursillo Ultreya!!
When pilgrims greet each other on their journey's they will often cry "Ultreya!" or "Keep going!"  A cursillo ultreya is a time of encouragement with music, messages, and small group time to help you "Keep Going!"  in our spiritual journey!  
 Please Join us!  This Saturday,  25 January 2020 
12-1  Potluck   1-3 Ultreya
Conference Room!
Everyone is welcome
For more information contact Trampus Tribbey at 928 533-4964

St Luke's Centering Prayer Group
When you pray, go into your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will cause your life to blossom. Matthew 6.6
Is your prayer life calling you to a deep resting in God beyond thoughts, words and feelings? Do you already have a regular practice of silent prayer and appreciate the intimacy of shared silence? The Centering Prayer Group helps its members to establish and maintain a daily practice of the prayer of quiet, what Christians refer to as contemplative prayer. Our group gathers on the second and fourth Fridays in the Meditation Room (adjacent to the Fellowship Hall) from 9 to 10:30 AM. We begin with 20-minutes of communal silence, followed by discussion of materials that deepen our understanding of contemplative living. This month we finish Martin Laird's A Sunlit Absence. In February, we will begin our first-ever video series Following the Mystics Through the Narrow Gate with James Finley and Richard Rohr. All are welcome - come "taste and see". 
Facilitator Linda Guy (2linda.guy@gmail.com) can be contacted for more information.
Order of St. Luke
After receiving Communion at the 10 am service or at the end of the service you are invited to receive individual prayers in the chapel. 
The Order of Saint Luke prayer team will be available for you
 
Contact Person for The Order of St. Luke will be Claire Clark, who is the Convener.
Enjoy a delicious homemade dinner
while listening and dancing to music 
for all ages!

Only $10 per person! 
Free for kids! (under12)

All proceeds go to our 2020 Mission Trip to 
Las Vegas
YARD SALE
It's happening: Saturday May 2nd 2020
Please consider getting rid of the "stuff" you don't need any more for it is our "treasure"!
We take everything BUT books and clothing.  
This fundraiser is to support all the ministries of our church.
 
We do not have spare space to store anything until the week prior to the sale but pickup trucks will be available to pick up your treasures.
*****HELP WANTED*****
Ladies and Gentlemen!  We need your help!
Coffee Hosts - after 10 am Service
Vergers - 10 am Service
Greeters - 8 am & 10 am Service
Money Counters - Monday mornings
Receptionist Substitutes - Any days Monday thru Friday 9am-12noon
Any day Monday thru Thursday 1pm-4pm
*****This week at St. Luke's*****
Christian Formation
Saturday, January 25 - Cursillo Ultreya! 12 noon
Saturday, January 25 - TAEHS 4:15 pm
Sunday, January 26 - Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday, January 26 - Annual Meeting 11:30 am
Wednesday, January 29 - Just Faith 9 am
Thursday, January 30 - Woman's Cursillo Group 10 am
Thursday, January 30 - Men's Cursillo Group 10 am
Thursday, January 30 - Nos Hablamos 12 n
Thursday, January 30  - EfM 5:30 pm
Friday, January 31 - St. Luke's Grief Support Group 10:30 am
Friday, January 31 - Stephens Ministry 1:30 pm
Saturday, February 1 - Order of St. Luke 9:00 am
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, January 29,   Healing Service 10 am
Thursday,  January 30,   NO Morning Prayer 


Scripture Readings
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
 
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday, January 29 

Wisdom 7:7-14

Psalm 119:97-104

Matthew 13:47-52

Worship Ministers  
January 25
5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Lauree Birchmeier
Greeters:  Jane & Roger Peacock

January 26
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister:  Jim Damm
Ushers: Marjorie Hultberg & Sylvia McIntosh

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Denise Muller
Sub-Deacon: Bill Christy
Chalice Minister: Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister: Larry Neece
Altar Minister:  Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1: Brenda Schwartz
  Reader 2: George Chesney
Prayers: Barbara Harber
Verger: Vera Mulnix
Welcome Table: Genell Lee & Sandy McBride
Greeters: Ted & Genell Lee
Ushers: Ken & Peggy Wagner
Eileen Griffin & Tani Hendrickson
 
Altar Guild Team:  Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno, Becky Hansen, Jennifer Benson, 
B etty & Dan Phillips, Marjorie Hultberg
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
January 26: Olivia Sweeney, Rachel Crawford, Pat Benedict
January 27: Robert Johnson
January 28: Ken Dolan, Steven Richardson, Reagan Loughney
January 29: Eva Klein, Ian Loughney
January 30: Carol Glover, Terry Sceli, Wesley Dennison, Aimee Lequesne
January 31: Manny Hernandes, Dorothy Eichbaum
Anniversaries:
January28: Ted and Barbara Sayle

Weekly Data
1/18 & 19               will be posted next week
Do you know we offer online giving?
St. Luke's offers secure online giving through Realm. You may use this for a one-time gift or a recurring gift. To make a gift click the following link.  Online donation.
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.
Our Prayer Lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Alina & Audrina, Alison, Andrea, Angela, April & Raffy, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Beth, Betsy, Betty & George, Bill, Bob, Brandon, Brenda, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Calvin, Camile, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Cindy & family, Claire, Clare, Clay & Muriel, Colleen, Connor, Courtney, Craig & Victoria, Daniel, Dave, Dave S., Dawn, Donna, Dorothy, Elaine, Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth & Don, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Doug and Pat, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Eve, Evelyn, Farrell families, Fran and Mike, Francis, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gisela, Gloria, Glory, Greg, Gregg & family, Gus, Hank, Hal & Karen, Harris, Harry, Heidi, Herb & Louise, Ian, Ileen, Jack, Jack H., Jack K., Jade, Jason, Jeanne, Jeff, Jennifer, Jeri, Jerry, Jim, Joan, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Joy, Judy, JulieAnn, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kathleen & Philip, Kay, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Larry & Mary,  Lea, Lee, Les G., Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Maria & family, Mark, Martha, Mary, Marty,  Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melania, Melissa, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Mike & Fran, Mike & Phyllis, Miriam, Nancy, Nolan (baby), Oce & Lorna, Olivia,  Pam, Patricia, Patty, Paul, Paul A., Paula, Penny, Percy, Pete, Peter, Phil, Reed, Renita, Rhonda, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rosey, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sean, Sally, Shannon, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Stephen, STeve & Freddi, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Susie, Sylvia, Tammy, Ted, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, T.J. & Lane, Toby, Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Trey, Tricia, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Will, William, Zachary, Zelma
For those in our Armed Forces:  Echo, Brian, Lopez, Dante', Florian

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer:   The Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil
In Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:  St. Christophers, Sun City
In the St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:  Operation Deep Freeze, Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity

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


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.

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

Coffee Hosts
January 26 - Cake in honor of Ivy Chesney's 100th Birthday and other food provided by Friends of St. Luke's



Would you like to give Altar Flowers?
The 2020 flower chart is on the
Large Table 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.
 
January 26 - George Chesney  To the Glory of God in Honor of Ivy Chesney's 100th Anniversary of her Birth!!!
Community Groups 
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 prescottdbe.org 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.


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 . (Meets off campus)

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 prescottchorale.org for tickets and more information.
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.


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.
All Clergy will be out of the Office from Tuesday, January 28, 4 pm thru
Thursday, January 30, 11 am
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 
(Word, Google Docs, etc., no PDF's please)

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 (no PDF's please). 
Thanks for your cooperation!

St Luke's Episcopal Church 

Email: info@slecp.org


Please contact the church office
by email or phone.

Phone: (928) 778-4499