St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of June 30
"Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. - Luke 18:16
I write to express my strongest possible opposition to the holding of migrant children in filthy conditions."  Thus begins Bishop Reddall's open letter to elected officials.
"For the Lord your God is God . . . who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing.  You shall also love the stranger ... - Deuteronomy 10:17-19
Children coming to our nation for safety and protection are dying at our southern border while in U.S. detention.  As U.S. religious leaders representing diverse faith perspectives, we are united in our concern for the well-being of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders fleeing from danger and threats to their lives."  This is the beginning of a joint statement of faith leaders signed by Presiding bishop Michael Curry.
Click here to read Bishop Reddall's letter
Prison Ministry Impact
I hope you realize just how impactful the birthday cards you send are on the ladies in Perryville. In their dark grey cells, these cards represent the only bright colors they will see during the month they are allowed to display them. All around them is brown dirt, orange/brown uniforms and the endless institutional grey walls. Thank you for bringing that ray of sunshine and joy into their lives!   Blessings,  Kim Crecca (Deacon)
"Let me tell you, receiving those cards is such a blessings. If it wasn't for all the generous volunteers that send those cards I wouldn't hardly receive mail. On my birthday and Christmas those cards are the only ones I receive and they make me feel not so alone! They mean so much! I can't even put into words the joy they have brought into my life these past 4 years! Please share my thanks to anyone who participates in that program!!" ~  April Mooney (Inmate)
SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS MINISTRY
Be Aware, Be Prepared

We need Volunteers with the following experience:
 Law Enforcement
 Fire Department/ Paramedic Experience
 Security issues
 Any adult who can assist others in emergencies
If you are willing to volunteer or want to find out more about our new ministry, please sign-up on our clipboard in the Gathering Hall. We will contact you with further
information.Thank you for your interest in this very important ministry.
Ed Hume, Chairman
Chapel Rock Adult Camp - August 12-15
is a delightful summer retreat for adults over the age of 40. It's like the summer camp fun of your childhood with all of the amenities of a hotel!

The theme this year is "Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith," and the keynote speaker will be Bishop Jennifer Reddall. Camp would not be camp without afternoon activities like Tai Chi, arts and crafts, kayaking, as well as spiritual and musical choices. In the evenings, campers will enjoy a campfire, s'mores, talent show, snacks and adult beverages. As always, you can participate in as little or as much as you want while at Adult Camp!
Scripture Readings   Scroll down near the bottom of the epistle and you will find a link to help you build context and understanding of Sunday's readings.  For example, this week begins with the following overview: " The psalmist yearns for God's presence, especially in times of suffering. Paul writes to the Galatians of their unity and freedom in Christ Jesus. Jesus' begins his mission to the Gentiles with the expulsion of demons ."
The Wisdom of Wolfkiller, 
a 19th century Navajo shepherd and sage.
  On Saturday, June 29th at 10:30 AM until noon, At St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Harvey Leake will speak  about what he learned from the gift his great-grandmother gave him. His great grandfather John lived among the Navajo.  Wolfkiller related centuries old stories in the Navajo tongue and John's wife Louise wrote them down. These stories emphasized the importance of staying connected with nature, dealing with anger, and how work brings the good things into one's life.  Mr. Leake is known by many as an informed and passionate speaker.  This  program is open to the public at no charge. It is sponsored by the St. Luke's Native American Ministry committee. 
Please, note that the traffic change on State Route 89. North- and Southbound traffic have no access to Perkins Drive or Ruger Road and left-turn lane restrictions are in place. The access to Ruger Road from the 89 will be closed to traffic through August. T o access St Luke's is use the Deep Well Ranch roundabout, then Deep Well Ranch Road, and turn right on Ruger Road to access Shepherds Lane.
Coming from Prescott Valley on 89A, you can still turn right on 89, but there is only one lane.  You can turn right at MacCurdy, then turn left at the stop sign and left on Ruger Road or go to the Deep Well Ranch Road Roundabout.   Coming from Prescott on the 89, you will have to be patient.   The speed limit in the work zone is reduced to 35 mph. Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel equipment.
Drive safely!
Helping Our Neighboring Community
Several members of the Outreach Commission volunteered three days of their time this weekend to assist the Paulden Public Library book sale where they assisted with set up, sale and tear down. Over $500.00 at  $.25-$.50 per book was earned towards the building they will put up on the library campus to store excess books donated.
Calendar Requests due now!
Calling all commissions, committees, prayer groups, ministries, study groups, musical
groups, groups that plan special events, community groups...and all those who need to
reserve time and space at the church for your important activities...NOW IS THE TIME
TO GET YOUR REQUESTS IN!  St. Luke's is a growing, vibrant parish! With this growth comes increased requests for  meetings and space at the church. We need to plan for the next Pastoral Year ( August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020). This includes any regularly-scheduled meetings  (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, etc.) and special events.   For your reference, and to help you with your scheduling, go to the church's  calendar on our website to see what has already been scheduled.   Please use attached Calendar Request Form to make your request. Please drop it off  at Parish Office, place in offering plate, or email to the office ASAP! Requests due no  later than July 1, 2019.
July 4th Potluck - 5:30 in the Parish Hall
Fellowship is providing fried chicken!  Please bring a "white elephant" as a prize for Bingo.  Please sign up so we know how much chicken to buy.. Call Pam Williams with questions.  928-775-5676   
Looking for some good summer reading.  The bookshelf in the Parish Hall, located by the Library, has newly published books for your perusal.  Although short in length, they offer much food for thought.  Included are several series:  Little Books of Guidance, Church's Teaching in a Changing World, Way of Love (Individual Spiritual Practices); as well as other titles.  Please take one or more home for your summer reading.
Notes from the Nurse
Healthy Living Update: Heart Health meets Brain Health
Julie Cargill, R.N.

Cardiovascular Disease far and away consistently rates the number one cause of death in the U.S.; it has twice the incidence of the number two cause: cancer. Interestingly, Dementia (Alzheimer's type) is in the top five causes as well. I
think it's a good idea to think of how we might "hit two birds with one stone" by seeing if heart-healthy parallels brain-healthy.
I found some good articles by modern day research: searching the web! (I entered
"Cardiovascular health influence on Alzheimer's.") In recent years, there has been
mounting evidence of the strong association between dementia and cardiovascular
disease: a heart in poor heart condition is associated with diminished blood supply
to the brain. This leads scientists to believe that blood vessel damage may be a
major factor in Alzheimer's development.
In May the pantry served 277, which included two new families. We donated 620 items to Paulden Food Bank, who continue to supply us with fresh fruit and vegetables. B-Organic farms has begun donating herbs and eggs to the Pantry. Our sincere Thank You to all who have donated food items, bags and made monetary donations. Our wish list for the month is canned fruit.

Adult Formation Opportunities

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

  Bible Study will resume in September
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  stlukesprescott.church/support/  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 June 22/23: 29  food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
June 22/23  -  Attendance: 227    Pledge: $4,524   Plate:  $857
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
June 30: Kay Houser, Les Garripee
July 1:  Gayle Jarpe, Dick Weeks, Renne Weber
July 3:  Kim Pruitt
July 4:  Mary Queen, Ron Weiss
July 5: Hank Martin
July 6:  Tom Bobak, Mary McKellar

Anniversaries:
July 6: Duncan & Julia Weir



Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Bea, Becky. Beth, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Clare, Clay & Muriel, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, Dawn Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth & Don, 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, JoAnn & Greg, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Lea, Lee, Les G., Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Mark, Martha, Mary, Martha, Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Miriam, Nolan (baby), Olivia,  Pam, Patricia, Patty, 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, 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
RIP: Wayne Mc Donnell
RIP: Dr. David Rummel
For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian, Dante' (grandson of Carol Sweden)

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Paraguay
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. George's (Holbrook)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: United Blood Services Blood Drive, Native American Ministries, Love in Action Ministry-Malawi

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

Scripture Readings
Third Sunday after Pentecostl 
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday 

Psalm 34:1-8

Genesis 21:5, 8-20

Matthew 8:28-34

Worship Ministers for June 29- June 30

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister: Art Villemure
Greeters: Doug & Pat Ogburn
 
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister: Gib McIntosh
Welcome Table: Francois & Deborah Maurice
Ushers: Kathryn Barber & Sylvia McIntosh

10:a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Richard Lassiter
Sub-Deacon: Bill Christy
Chalice Minister:  Steven Dear
Chalice Minister:  Cynthia Dear
Altar Minister: Charles Covert 
Reader 1:  Barbara Lake
  Reader 2:  Doris Highland
Prayers: Wini Larson
Verger:  Michael Staudt
Welcome Table: Welcome Table
Greeter:  Doris Schoeben
Ushers: Jean Ehlers & Lynne Wells
Asst. Ushers: Susan Kimball & Diane Mazmanian
 
Altar Guild Team: Sally Phelps, Cynthia Moreno, Becky Hansen, Jennifer Benson , 
Dan & Betty 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.

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

Host for June 30:
PV Small Group




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.
 
Flowers: given by  Dorcus Lawn in honor of Kay Houser's birthday
 
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 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.
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    prescottstrings.com 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 prescottchorale.org 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:  2020census.gov/jobs.

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:  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. 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