St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of March 24, 2019
St. Luke's Ministry Fair has arrived!
Come see the many ways you can make Christ Known to your brothers and sisters after each of the services on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, in the Parish Hall.
Lots of hard work and effort have been put into this event. You don't want to miss it!
How would you like to offer your Time & Talent?
This weekend, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 is the time to start thinking about YOUR "Time & Talent". St. Luke's relies on the giving of our special gifts, our time and the talents we possess.

It may be serving at the Altar, helping to feed those in need or working on a committee that keeps St Luke's growing. In the past over half of our parishioners have been involved in some type of giving. We live our mission "To know Christ and to make Christ known."

Stop by the Membership Commission table at the Ministry Fair this weekend and pick up your "Time and Talent" envelope. Envelopes not picked up will be mailed on Tuesday, March 26. Thank you!  Lauree Birchmeier
Dinner out this Saturday!

Following the 5:30 p.m. service on March 23, the group will be headed to Panera Bread for a light dinner together. All are welcome!
 Our Lenten Program continues...

Weekly Services
* Morning Prayer - Monday to Friday - 9:00 am
* Holy Eucharist & Healing - Wednesday - 10:00 am

Centering Prayer
* April 12, 9 a.m. in the Meditation Room

Estudio Biblico
¿Te gustaría crecer en ti fe durante esta cuaresma?


Nos reuniremos cada martes durante esta cuaresma. ¡Únete a nosotros y crece tu fe! Continuando el martes 26 de marzo a las 6pm.

Wednesdays Together
Each Wednesday in Lent! Soup Supper at 5 p.m. (Parish Hall) and Study at 6 p.m. Study options are Stations of the Cross, Living the Way of Love, and Bible Study. See Lenten Program 2019 flyer for more details (available in Gathering Hall or link below). 

Thanks to the Men's Group who hosted the Soup Supper on March 20!
The Choir of St. Luke's will be hosting on March 27. 

This is Our Story
 - A Gathering for Young Adults 
is an invitation to reflect on the story of your spiritual journey within a community of fellow travelers during the season of Lent. From March 17th through April 14th, we will gather as a group and ponder our spiritual journey through the lens of a particular theme.

This is a gathering for young adults and will take place on Sunday evenings in the Meditation Room from 6:00-8:00 pm. We will gather for a meal and then have our time of discussion and close with Compline and clean-up. For questions, please contact Mother Denise Muller at  or 928-778-4499. Please   register on Eventbrite  so we know how many people to expect. 
Save the Dates: 
Training for Youth/Adult Acolytes and Lectors

For those who would like to serve as an acolyte (youth or adults) - a.k.a. chalice ministers, sub-deacons, or altar ministers. Mandatory training/re-training dates: March 26, at 11 a.m. or April 6 at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

For those who would like to serve as a lector. Mandatory training/re-training dates: March 26, at 1 p.m. or April 6 at 1 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Camp Genesis - A New Beginning
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. 1 Cor 13:7-8

This biblical passage is transformative for a child, a young teen who is given an experience that demonstrates in very concrete ways the force of love in embattled lives.  Such an experience awaits the children of incarcerated parents at Camp Genesis (to be held at Chapel Rock June 9-15) this summer.  Free from stigma, judgment, and shame, this environment can empower these kids to bond, to believe, to hope, to endure, and to love.  And, to have some fun!  The Outreach Commission has committed to provide 18 backpacks full of items they need.

We invite the parish community as a whole to help support these kids (ages 8-13) by providing a donation to help fund their stay at Chapel Rock. The cost per child is $350, which covers food, lodging, and staff expenses for a six day stay.  Any donation, no matter how small or how big is greatly appreciated. The goal is to have 40 kids this year. So far, Camp Genesis has just over half the funds they need.

You can make your checks payable to St. Luke's Episcopal Church with Camp Genesis on the memo line so that the monies go specifically to this vital offering of support for these kids. You can put your check in the offering plate or place it in the donation receptacle located on the Outreach table in the Gathering Hall. Thank you so much for your support!! Based on the response from the kids who attended last summer (the very first Camp Genesis), the experience of the camp will be a hope and a memory they can cherish for the rest of their lives.
Need Yarn

It's that time again, when the Outreach Committee needs to collect yarn for local crafters to make sorely needed winter accessories to meet the need in our communities in the fall. Place donations in the collection bag next to the Outreach table in the Gathering Hall during the next three weeks ONLY: March 17-31.  Best yarn for these hats and scarves: Red Heart Super Saver or comparable weight, in bright colors. Over 700 clients are served at the three local non-profits that distribute warm winter clothing and about half of those clients are children. If interested in helping to knit or crochet these items, please contact Carol Covert 928-515-1630.
Fry's Community Rewards
Shop at Fry's and earn money for St. Luke's! You must select St. Luke's Episcopal Church as your preferred charitable organization here: You can also learn more about the program by visiting this site.

From December 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019, 55 households listed St. Luke's as their preferred charitable organization which earned us $148.17 in donations from Fry's.
Volunteer Opportunity at Prescott Area Shelter Services

Sisters in Christ,
As the Chaplain for the Prescott Area Shelter Services, I am in need of your help. I am in need of a hand-full of women volunteers willing to help minister spiritually and non-denominationally, as needed, to the women and children in the Prescott Area Shelter Services. You will receive ministry orientation training and you will need to meet the shelter's volunteer requirements. Your duties will be to assist the Chaplain in performing ministryduties and responsibilities in ministering to the spiritual needs of the shelter's clientele and staff. Please be in prayer about this. If you are looking for a chance to make a difference in someone's life, for Christ, this is it! Please feel free to contact me. Thank You, and God Bless!

Chaplain Bill Christy
Prescott Area Shelter Services
(928) 533-9035

Enneagram Workshop at St. Andrew's on April 6
The Enneagram is a map of human growth and development which combines the wisdom of the sacred traditions and modern psychology to describe nine personality types and how they interact with one another.

The Enneagram Workshop is being offered at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 100 Arroyo Piñon Drive in West Sedona on Saturday April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $30. Register to reserve your spot,

For more info, click here for flyer.
Cruzando Fronteras

It is exciting that this ministry of the Diocese of Arizona of which St. Luke's Episcopal Church is an active participant has been highlighted in the Living Church Magazine. To read the article by Bishop Kirk Smith click   here.
Thank you to everyone who has donated, organized, and transported items to the Phoenix metro drop off centers. Your generosity is making Christ known in our world. If you would like to make a donation, the following are items the ministry is still in need of:
Blankets, Towels
Warm jackets
Socks (all sizes)
Sleeping bags, Pillows
Warm hats/beanies
Long pants/jeans
Diapers, Baby Wipes
Warm scarves
Hotel shampoo/soap/lotions
Slippers, Toilet Paper
Sneakers (toddler- teen)
Feminine products
Undergarments (all sizes)
Please drop off items bagged in small enough sizes that can be easily carried. Items can be brought to the parish during normal business hours. If you would like to financially contribute to this ministry, you can donate online here .
Adult Formation Opportunities

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

  Romans Bible Study 
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.(during Lent) in the Conference Room
Sunday Sermons Available on St. Luke's Website
Isiaiah 55:10-11 For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
Did you miss this last week's sermon due to weather conditions? Or did you hear it, and you want to listen to it again? Please know that all Sunday sermons are recorded and archived on St. Luke's website. They can be accessed here.
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 March 16/17:  84  food items were collected.

This week's shopping list: 
canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk
Weekly Attendance & Giving
March 16-17  -   Attendance: 298    Pledge: $4,038   Plate:  $754
Honoring Special Dates
March  24 Amber Dievendorff
March 25  Wilma Hammond, Tom Mann
March 26  Grace McFarland,  Madelon Cianfrani, Ann Hoagland
March 27  Percy Wright, Eddie Gillam
March 28  Marty Bernatz
March 29  Helen Ruginis, Marcia Reinhart,  Matthew Opitz, Steve Bracety

March 24  Leslie & John Sanderson
March 26  Robert McCaullay & Pat McKee
March 28  Ed & Hedy Sullivan

Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb,  Bea, Betsy, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carmen, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Clare, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, David, Dawn Ellen, Ellie, David, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ephra, 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 H., Jack K., Jade, Jason, Jean, Jeanne, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karin, Kathleen & Philip, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Layla, Lea, Les G., Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Miriam, Nancy, Nolan (baby), 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, 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

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Church of England
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St Paul's in Winslow
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: United Thank Offering, Granite Creek Hunger Ministry, Stagger Straight Emergency Shelter

For the Yavapai-Apache Nation
For Bishop Zak and Amagoro Junior Academy
For our companion Diocese in Navajoland
Scripture Readings
The Second Sunday in Lent
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday in the Third Week of Lent
Worship Ministers for March 23-24, 2019

5:30 p.m. Service
Celebrant & Preacher:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister:  Ed Hume
Greeters:  Roger and Jane Peacock
8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Chalice Minister:  Devena Reed
Greeters/Ushers:  Kathryn Barber, Marjorie Hultberg
10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Sub-Deacon:  Monte Anderson
Chalice Minister:  Lucy Kemper
Chalice Minister:  Nancy Reynolds
Altar Minister:  Keehna Sture
Reader 1:  Michael Bradburn-Ruster
Reader 2:  Penny Davis
Prayers:  George Chesney
Verger:  Larry Neece
Greeters:  Dave and Barb Brubaker
Welcome Table:  Genell Lee, Brenda Schwartz
Ushers:  Lauree Birchmeier, Rich Schwartz
Asst. Ushers:  Tani Hendrickson, Lynne Wells
Altar Guild Team:  Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Brenda Holden, Betty Gass, Doris Schoeben, Barb Brubaker, Tigger Gillam

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 April and May!

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

Hosts for March 24:
Eileen Griffin
Julie Poole

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.
 There are no flowers on the altar during Lent.
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