St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of September 29
Meet Our New Senior Warden
GEORGE CHESNEY
To start at the beginning, I was born in Riverside, California. I went to grade school and  graduated high school in Phoenix and returned to California for College. After college, I spent  three years in a Lutheran seminary in Ohio.   I spent most of my working career in Southern California in Human Resources Management  before accepting a job in Miami in 2002. I retired in the fall of 2015 as Sr. Vice President of HR  for Norwegian Cruise Line. Shortly thereafter, I realized a long-time dream of moving back to  Arizona. Prescott was my first choice and after several "familiarization" trips, Sue also thought  this was a wonderful place to retire.   I have two boys, one daughter-in-law and will acquire one more in the fall of 2020. I have two  gorgeous grandchildren who live with their parents in Portland, Oregon.   We came to St. Luke's when we first came out here in 2015 and have been happy here ever  since. I became involved in the Outreach Commission and since then have also done two years  of food preparation and co-chairing Don't Spend Christmas Alone. I have also been a member  of the Native American Ministries Commission since its founding. We love St. Luke's emphasis  on Outreach and serving in the quad-cities community and beyond. I will be co-chairing DSCA  again this year and was both humbled and honored to have been asked to serve as Senior  Warden. I look forward to working with Fr. Pierre-Henry and all of the wonderful people who  are associated with our congregation.
A Note from the Parish Administrator
I wanted to thank each of you for your loving wishes, notes, cards, and, especially, your prayers as I walk this journey of rectal cancer. It's had its ups and downs but, truly, it's been full of many blessings. Though I miss my St. Luke's family terribly, I know I don't walk alone. I know you're walking with me through your prayers and, of course, God is always with me. Before you know it, I'll be back in my office ready to greet you with a smile and a hug.   Fr. Pierre-Henry asked me to again share the link to the health website I've been using to document this recent medical journey of mine. It is:  www.caringbridge.org/visit/bethpsjourney2health . If you haven't been to this website before you will have to create an account to be able to view my posts.   Take good care!
The Order of St. Luke Healing C ommunity 
is now forming. It is not too late to join our "Bootcamp Training" for healing prayer. Our Second Session will be on Saturday, October 5th from 9:00 to noon in the Conference Room.   If you are interested and missed Session One; make-up materials will be available at that time.   We are pleased with the response to this ministry and welcome anyone who wishes to explore whether they may be called to participate.   Questions can be directed to Rev. Susan Schubert at www.schubert.susan@gmail.com 
NOS HABLAMOS
Somos una familia de personas muy amables.  Cada jueves de mediodía a la una nos reunimos en la sala de conferencia discutimos un detalle de gramática, leemos y traducimos un texto corto de la Biblia, cantamos, y disfrutamos de nuestra compañia en español.  Todos son bienvenidos.  ¡Únese a nuestra familia!  La maestra Pat Anderson responde a preguntas por email:  patsysheridan39@gmail.com
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** WARM FOR WINTER *** last weekend to bring clothing! Collection bin is in the Gathering Hall and will be available for the month of September only . Reminder: Children's clothing must be new and adult clothing clean and gently used.  Thanks to all for supporting this community-wide effort! 
Volunteers are  needed to help with the distribution of winter clothing at the Warm For Winter event.  Sign up sheet is on the Outreach Table in the Gathering Hall. Please sign up by October 1 so name badges can be made.  Thank you!
At the  United Methodist Church
Wednesday, Oct 16 -- 9 AM  to noon -  Set up
Thursday, Oct 17 -- 8:30 -- 11:30 or 11:30 - 2 / Escorts for Families
At  Prescott  Church of the Nazarene
Friday, Oct 18 -- 9 AM to noon - Set up
Saturday, Oct 19 -- 8:30 - 11:30 orn 11:30 - 2 / Escorts for Families
Both Hand-Out days will also need persons to help with take down and moving boxed items to On-Site Storage.
Working the Crusillo #120 weekend
by Gordon Snider  
Working in the support team was both eye opening and rewarding for me. I never realized how much work goes into preparing for the weekend to start, or how much goes on behind the scenes. This was my first time at the Franciscan Renewal Center, and it was wonderful. The biggest part you take away from the weekend is the feeling of community. You really get chances to talk and become acquainted with many other people when you are a part of this experience. In all, it was well worth every second I put in and something I will not soon forget.
To the People of St. Luke's
YOU'RE THE BEST!
It has been our honor and  blessing to serve with you these past 15 years.  Thank you for all of the blessings you are! 
Lucy and Mike Kemper

A SYMPHONY OF VOICES

Saturday October 5, 2019, 2:30 pm 
St Luke's Episcopal Church

$21 Online or $22 at the Door or $6 for Youth
Tickets available at  www.PrescottChorale.org
For the little children!  The nursery needs your help!
St Luke's is fortunate to see its  children's ministry growing! If we want to keep it that way we need to step up and provide care for the children so the parents can  enjoy the service. So please, consider helping!
Laughter guaranteed.   Call Sophie: 703-980-5314
Calling All Artists!
We want to give our Food Collection Bin in the Gathering Hall a much needed facelift and would love any artist in our parish to submit their ideas and or sketches. This is a rough sketch of what our Food Pantry came up with. We are looking forward to seeing some awesome artwork! Please submit your masterpieces to  pantry@slecp.org
Wellness Updates - Depression, Part II
By Julie Cargill
 Adult Nurse Practitioner, and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Retired
I will discuss briefly here some helpful steps we can take once we realize in ourselves or other family members and friends that there is very possibly a need for helpful intervention.
What Can I Do?   I have found that simply showing an interest in how the affected person is feeling is a great step in the right direction.  People suffering from depression may welcome your interest, as it gives them an opportunity to voice their feeling. They can experience significant relief in just this "first step".  We all have our own style of vocabulary; I am repeating here some phrases that I have found helpful to open a line of communication. You will find your own style and words you feel comfortable with. 
I would like to offer my deepest gratitude to St. Luke's parishioners who have been supporting Cruzando Fronteras, the border ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona. I visited the shelter we support in Nogales, Sonora. The shelter is currently serving 65 people, 30 of whom are children (two months to eleven years old). At present, it is taking approximately two months for the 500+ asylum seekers in Nogales to go through the process to legally enter the United States. Most of these families are escaping communities fraught with gang violence; they have no other option but to flee and seek residence with family living in the United States. Our donations are making a tremendous difference in the lives of these people as they await to enter the United States. Thank you for your prayers and for your generosity. If you would like to donate items, the ministry is currently in need of backpacks, coloring books, pillows, and blankets. If you would like to financially contribute to the ministry, you can donate online here. If you are available to transport donations to drop off centers in Tempe, Litchfield Park, or Tucson, please email me at denise@slecp.org. Thanks, Denise+
Toolbelts & Tuxedos Gala
Our most successful fundraiser is the annual Tools and Gala. Please celebrate with us by purchasing tickets to the gala on Saturday, November 9 or by becoming a sponsor. We will showcase some of our families so you can hear how owning a Habitat house has changed their lives. There are many inspiring stories from our 90 families. We will have an exciting live auction and an extensive silent auction. Raffle tickets are on sale for a chance to win the grand prize of $2,500 and several mystery prizes.   Each year we try to make enough money to build a house. 
The Art of Engaging Holy Scripture ( taehs )
is a unique small group curriculum for praying  and studying the Bible. TAEHS teaches a lively method of engaging the Scriptures through reading and study, conversational prayer and silent prayer, and group sharing. This method prepares us for the possibility of experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit.  We are opening and preparing ourselves to receive the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Scriptures, in our own self, and in our sisters and brothers.  TAEHS  continues to nurture in us an ever-deepening relationship with the Holy Spirit. At the same time, we are learning the Bible, the small group context offers the opportunity for meaningful friendships to develop within our Christian community-and have great fun doing so! Participants report that TAEHS  enhances their awareness of the spiritual dimension of their lives and strengthens their bonds of community.   St. Luke's is excited to offer weekly TAEHS small groups beginning the weekend of October 19-20. People who attend the 5:30 pm service are invited to participate in the group that will meet at 4:15 pm on Saturdays; people who attend the 8:00 am or 10:00 am services are invited to participate in groups meeting after those services. Participants are encouraged to make a $25 donation towards the cost of the materials. Please sign up in the Gathering Hall!
TryTank: An Experimental Laboratory
TryTank is a joint venture between Virginia Theological Seminary & General Theological Seminary to support church growth and innovation.

Fall Festival - Paulden Food Bank - September 28, 1-5 pm
Salsa Showdown - Chili Cook Off - Free Entertainment - Live Music - Petting Zoo
and much more!
We are going to the border on Oct 8 & 9th.  You can email maryellen.rivero@gmail.com  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 Update:

Our study of the 10 Commandments continues on Thursdays. We meet in the library at 1:00 pm. Each session will be 60-90 minutes.Discussion and questions are welcome. The course will last 12 more 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 -- 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.   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 Native American Ministry mission statement is, "We build bridges of understanding through learning, caring, respecting and interacting with our Native American brothers and sisters." The next ride will be in the Fall. We can always use more helpers. You'll love it!
Hope Fest Arizona 2019
His Grace is Enough for You
We are pleased to announce that St. Luke's will be represented 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. 
St. Francis of Assisi Day
Blessing of the Animals!
October 6, 2 pm 
St. Luke's
All creatures welcome!
Pets and their humans
Christian Formation
Sunday - 11:30 am: Inquirer's Class, Conference Room (ends October 6)
                9:00 am, 11 am: TAEHS (starts October 20)
Wednesday - 9am: JustFaith, Conference Room
                      5 pm: Once & Future Jesus, Conference Room
 5 pm: Bible Study, Revelations, Classroom (starts October 16)
Thursday - 1 pm: Ten Commandments, Library
     5:30 pm: EfM, Conference Room
Friday - 9 am:  Centering Prayer, Meditation Room (second & fourth Fridays)
Saturday - 4:15 pm:  TAEHS (starts October 19)
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 Programs
Thank you for your continued support of our food donation programs which benefit  three area food banks and our own Food Pantry  

September 21/22: 91  food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
canned beef, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, canned beans

Food Pantry Needs:
jam/jelly, sugar, flour, soup

Weekly Attendance & Giving
September 21/22            Attendance 231     Pledge: $3,036         Plate:  $710
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
September 29:  Linda Kaul                                             
September 30:  Jerry Sweeden                        
October 2:  Charlotte Willman,  Connie Hargis                               
October 3:  Tigger Gillam                                              
October 4:  Liz Kennedy   
October 5:  Bonnie Warner, Robin Borok    
 
Anniversaries:                                                 
October 3:    Myron & Cindy Brower


Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Alina & Audrina, Andrea, Angela, April & Raffy, 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, 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 & Philip, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Larry & Mary,  Lea, Lee, Leigh, 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, Phil, 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 Episcopal Church
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:   All Saints' Church and Day School in Phoenix
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
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Click  here for readings!

Wednesday
Genesis 28:10-17
Psalm 103
John 1:47-51

Worship Ministers for September 28 - 29

 5:30 p.m. Service 
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister:  Art Villemure
Greeters: Jane & Roger Peacock
 
 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Chalice Minister: Gib McIntosh
Ushers: Kathryn Barber & Marjorie Hultberg

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: Bill Christy
Chalice Minister:  Steven Dear
Chalice Minister: Cynthia Dear
Reader 1: Michael Bradburn-Ruster
  Reader 2:  Vera Mulnix
Prayers:  Wini Larson
Verger:  Larry Griffin
Welcome Table: Eva Klein
Greeters:  Doris Schoeben, Bill & Margaret Towne
Ushers: Jim Casacchia & Jean Ehlers
Asst. Ushers: Eileen Griffin & Barbara Sayle
 
Altar Guild Team:  Robin Borok, Mary Hallford, Joy Ramsey Smith, Katie Stuadt, 
Kathy MacCauley, Phyllis Maruna


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 29:
Please feel free to bring something to share.

October 6:  Please signup in 
Gathering Hall



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 
Mary Queen in memory of her brothers Greg and Joe

Bill Bisig
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 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 .

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.
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