St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of September 15
TryTank: An Experimental Laboratory
TryTank is a joint venture between Virginia Theological Seminary & General Theological Seminary to support church growth and innovation.

Men's Group 
will meet this Saturday, Sept 14 at 7:30 am in the Chapel for Eucharist, followed by breakfast and program in the conference room.
We are going to the border on Oct 8&9th.  If you weren't able to sign up last Sunday, you can email
to get details and/or make the commitment.  During this pilgrimage, we will pray over and meet migrants and then tour the Cafe'Justo facilities that enable coffee growers to no longer migrate for work.

For those of you who special ordered 5 lb bags of coffee, the parish office will call you when you can come and pick it up:  your shipment was damaged and a replacements will be resent.
Parish Records Show the Following:
LETTERS OF TRANSFER -  We welcome the following persons into our parish family whose Letters of Transfer have been receive : Steven Parker, Billie Clark, Leigh Hunt, Michael Windham, and Barbara Walter,   Please greet them as we share our life together in this parish of the Body of Christ.
BURIALS - Your prayers are asked for these persons who have departed this life and for whom the Burial Office was offered:  Mary Robins, Robert Meyer, Wyly Parsons, Brenda Weiss, Anita Johnson, Lois Smith, Marie de los Angeles Zarate, Charles Burks, Linda Wyatt, Richard, Reinhart, Mary Shenefield, and Nancy Fleming.  "Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon them."  Please remember the members of their families as well.
HOLY BAPTISM - We welcome into the congregation of Christ's flock, through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, the following persons:  Eligh Leslie, Bailey Leslie, Merle Andrson, Kelly LeSueur, Gary Cole, Margaret Cole, and Eishleann Menown  May they, sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked as Christ's own forever, daily grow in His love.
CONFIRMATION/RECEPTION - The Right Reverend Jennifer A. Reddall, administered the Sacrament of Confirmation/Reception to the following persons:  David Cain, Theresa Doran, Bonnie Cain, Albert Lawn, Gary Cole, Dorcas Lawn, Margaret Cole, MaryEllen Rivero, Carl DeKemper, Geralds Schafer, Evelyn DeKemper, Mark Tuttle, James Klein, Kathleen Tuttle, and Eileen Tuttle.  Please welcome them into our parish family as communicants in good standing. May they each continue to serve our Lord Jesus Christ in this life and dwell with Him in the Life to come.
HOLY MATRIMONY - We give thanks to God for the union of this couple in Holy Matrimony: Glenn Edmilao and Eleanor Tubat.  "Those who God has joined together let no one put asunder". 
Our study of the 10 Commandments begins Thursday-Sept 19th, We will meet in the library at 1:00 pm. Each session will be 60-90 minutes.Discussion and questions are welcome. The course will last 13 weeks. When necessary we will take breaks for the holidays. Bring your Bibles.I will provide notebooks at no cost.
Questions:  Contact Greg Bowers
Hiking, Biking Day for Yavapai-Apache Kids
On Saturday, August 31, a group from St. Luke's hosted the Yavapai-Apache Nation Mountain Biking Club for a trail ride in Prescott's Immanuel Pines area.  Thirty kids hiked or biked through that beautiful forest.  A few had bikes that developed mechanical difficulties that couldn't be repaired on the trail. BUT, everyone had a
truly wonderful experience, and no one complained that the temperature was 95 degrees that day.  After the trail experience, we all walked over to Deacon Kimball's beautiful place in the pines for lunch on her shaded patio. Too soon, it was all over. The kids headed for the vans and back to the reservation. The next day this note was sent: "Thank you for the pictures, the kids thought your group was awesome and they were pretty impressed with your riding skills!!!! They are looking forward to doing it again. But thank you so much for all that you do." St. Luke's participants: Monte and Pat Anderson, Deacon Kimball, Dwight Willman, George Chesney, Larry Neece, Lynne Wells and Neil Patton. St. Luke's Native American Ministry mission statement is, "We build bridges of understanding through learning, caring, respecting and interacting with our Native American brothers and sisters." This little event pretty much covered all four of our goals. All were enriched. Thanks be to God.  The next ride will be in the Fall. We can always use more helpers. You'll love it!
We are pleased to announce that St. Luke's will be represented at Hope Fest, Saturday September 28, at the Courthouse Plaza. Time: 10 am to 4 pm. The activities go on with Christian entertainment until 8 pm. We hope that we will be able to have representatives from our various organizations and commissions present to talk to people as they come by our booth.  There is a signup sheet in the gathering hall. It would be wonderful to have several people take a turn for two hours from a variety of our outreach programs. We will need several people to help set up the booth and take it down. This will not be too intensive as we are being provided tables and chairs by the Hope Fest Committee. We need people to help hang banners and get things set up.  We are excited about our participation and hope you are as well. We plan to gather materials about our various outreach programs in the Conference Room no later than Thursday morning September 26
Rosaleen Runnalls at: ( ) You can also leave a voice message or text: 928-420-2786 
St. Francis of Assisi Day
Blessing of the Animals!
October 6, 2 pm 
St. Luke's
All creatures welcome!
Pets and their humans
Food Pantry Update

For the month of August, Our Food Pantry Served 168 Individuals that received 1404.22 pounds of food

Hurricane Dorian has left a path of destruction in the Bahamas.  We need your help to provide relief and support to communities impacted by this devastating storm.  We are working through the Anglican Alliance to support the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas & the Turks and Caicos as they begin assessing the damage and providing aid to those impacted.  In addition, our church partners on the U. S. Southeast coast need your help as they too respond to the needs of their communities. Click here to make a donation to the Hurricane Reflief Fund of ERD

Attending to our spiritual well-being is a bit like attending to our physical health. Regular spiritual practices such as daily prayer and scripture study are like physical exercise.  The more we do them, the easier they get and the healthier we become.  Forward Movement has launched RenewalWorks for Me.  This new resources-free of charge-begins with a brief self-assessment of where you are in your spiritual growth.  Based on the results of that quiz, you can sign up for an eight week series of emails to offer you specific encouragement on a path that will foster spiritual growth.
Adopt a Highway Clean Up HELP NEEDED!
Saturday, September 21, 2019
6:30-10:30 am
Meet at Gabby's. Come earlier if you want to eat first!

Sign up sheet or call Eddie or Tigger Gillam 623-566-5931 or 602-510-2621.
An Invitation...
"There is a new group meeting for people who write---stories, poetry, memoirs, all genres are acceptable. They bring their work to read to each other and give practical suggestions as to how to improve. It is a very loving, supportive, and spiritual environment as they strive to listen to the Holy Spirit in what they hear and the feedback they give.  Stewards of Creative Gifts meets weekly on Mondays from 9:30 AM to 11 AM in the library."
St Luke's Episcopal Church is pleased to host Dr. Roger Nyquist, Organist, in Concert and Workshop on Saturday, September 21, 2019.  Concert Time is 7 pm.   The concert will include works by Bach-Vivaldi, Daquin, Messiaen, Mulet among others.  Dr Nyquist will also perform his own "Adagio".  The workshop begins at 1 pm and features discussions based on his organist guide,  Beginning about 3 pm, Dr Nyquist will offer a master class  for those interested in improving their performance.  Limit to four applicants, Keep your music to 10 minutes of less.  There is no charge for the Workshop and Master Class.
Please RSVP for the Workshop and Master Class by calling St Luke's office at (928) 778-4499.   Please join us for this exceptional musical event at St Luke's.
Journey Jottings: 
Notes from St. Luke's Deacon in Formation
Although deacon formation classes were not held in June, July, or August, the Class of 2020-Amy Bryan (St. Augustine's,Tempe), Susan Erickson (St. Philip's In The Hills, Tucson), and I-were not sitting idle!  We had lots of reading to do, papers to write, events and activities to attend, and succession plans to develop for the ministries in our home parishes that we will be leaving behind when our internships begin on September 1st.  But before talking about our internships, I'll recap our summer.

Contemplative Outreach of Phoenix
will be presenting a 4-hour (9 - 1 pm) workshop on the Welcoming Prayer, Saturday October 5. Sacred Heart Catholic Church will be hosting the event.   Signup is required, light refreshments will be served and a suggested $20 donation is welcome but is not a requirement to attend. The Welcoming Prayer - affectionately referred to as "consent on the go" - is an adjunct to Centering Prayer. It is a "method of consenting to God's presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life."  To register contact: Robert Johnson, 928-717- 2441 (in Prescott), Sister M. Rachel Torrez, 602 944-2728 (in Phoenix), or
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 Programs
Thank you for your continued support of our food donation programs which benefit  three area food banks and our own Food Pantry  

September 7/8: 92 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
canned soup, hot cereal, rice, dried beans

Food Pantry Needs:
jam/jelly, sugar, flour

Weekly Attendance & Giving
August 17/18                       Attendance: 310     Pledge: $5,219         Plate: $1,128
August 24/25                      Attendance: 235      Pledge: $3,581        Plate: $756
August 31/September 1      Attendance: 264    Pledge: $10,633       Plate: $456
September 7/8                    Attendance 265     Pledge: $9,151         Plate:  $1,994
Honoring Special Dates
September 16: Spence Klein, Ruth Baker
September 18: Brenda Holden, Andy Denis
September 19:  JoAnn Salem
September 20: Pat Fredrickson, Heath Thein
September 21: Sam Pruitt, Aiyana Tarmmel

September 20: David & Ann Brechwald

Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Alina & Audrina, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb, Barbara, Bea, Beth, Betsy, Bob, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Calvin, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Clare, Claudia, Clay & Muriel, Colleen, Connor, Courtney, Curt, Daniel, Dave, Dawn Elaine, Ellen, Ellie, Elizabeth & Don, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, 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, Jeanne, Jeff, Jennifer, Jeri, Jerry, Joan, JoAnn & Greg, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Joy, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen & baby, Karin, Kathleen & Phillip, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Larry & Mary,  Lea, Lee, Les G., Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Maria & family, Marian, Mark, Martha, Mary, Marty,  Matt, Max, Maxine, Megan, Melania, Melissa, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Mike, Miriam, Nolan (baby), Oce & Lorna, Olivia,  Pam, Patricia, Patty, Paul, Paula, Penny, Percy, Pete, Peter, Quentin, Reed, Renita, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rosey,, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem,Sean, Sally, Sharon, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Suzette, Susuie, Tammy, Ted, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, T.J. & Lane, Toby, 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, Dante' (grandson of Carol Sweden)

Anglican Cycle of Prayer:  the Province of the Episcopal Church of Sudan
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:    Church of the Apostles  (Oro Valley)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: U.S. Vets & Troop Support, 
Scholarship Recipients

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

Scripture Readings
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Proverbs 3:1-6
Psalm 119:33-40
Matthew 9:9-13

Worship Ministers for September 14 - 15

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister:  Monte Andrson
Greeters:  Dan & Betty Phillips
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Bill Christy
Ushers: Him & Pam Damm

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Assisting Priest: The Rev. Jack M. Wolter
Sub-Deacon: Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister:  Bill Christy
Chalice Minister: Jennifer Benson
Altar Minister: Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1: Rich Schwartz
  Reader 2:  Brenda Schwartz
Prayers: Zibbie Wolter
Verger:  Vera Mulnix
Welcome Table: Eva Klein & Linda Schwab
Greeters:  Dick & Dianne Crowther
Ushers: Geoffrey & Brenda Holden
Asst. Usher: Lynne Wells
Altar Guild Team:  Elsie Tyree, Pat Eaton, Syliva McIntosh, Pat Ogburn,
Jane Peacock, Betsy Denison

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 September 15:
Elder Appreciation

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.
given by 
Cynthia Moreno  In loving memory of her father, Walter Satchwill, on the anniversary of his death.

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 for more info or contact   Diane Reddy.

Girl Scouts Troop 79

Troop 79 meets on Sunday afternoons beginning August 11th 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 .
    Ten Commandments Bible Study
Coming this fall presented by Greg Bowers
Date and time yet to be determined.  A sign-up sheet is in the gathering hall.  Please indicate 
what time and day of the week  works best for you.

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 .

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 


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Phone: (928) 778-4499