St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of February 24, 2019
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Weather Cancellations

The Parish Office continues to be closed today, 
Friday, February 22.

The Grief Support Group is cancelled this afternoon.
Grief Support Group - cancelled on February 22
The grief support group is continuing to meet weekly on Fridays starting at 1:30 pm and ending at 3:00 pm in the Conference Room, adjacent to the office.
Tickets for the Bishop Consecration

We JUST received this notice from Diocesan Office today - Feb. 22, 2019:

Tickets to the Consecration of The Rev. Jennifer A. Reddall, as the VI Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, are now available to the members of our congregations and the general public. To reserve your seat at this grand celebration, use the online form ( https://azconsecration.app.rsvpify.com/ ). The deadline is Friday, March 1. Please note, tickets are FREE, but will be required to be printed and shown at the door. For questions, please contact our Receptionist, Serrena Addal, serrena@azdiocese.org.

For those unable to attend in person, a livestreaming option will be available. Details will be communicated via the diocesan Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as on our website.
Winter Wonderland at St. Luke's
The photos below were taken by Fr. Pierre-Henry on Thursday, February 21, after a walk to the church. What a lovely sight!
!Nos Hablamos!  Spanish Conversational Group begins Thursday, Feb. 28

St. Luke's is excited to begin offering basic-level conversational Spanish on Thursdays from noon to 1 pm in the Conference Room beginning February 28. Whether you have never spoken Spanish or you would like to brush up on your skills, this group is for you. We will talk, pray, and sing as well as strengthen friendships through this class led by Pat Anderson.
Serving Seniors February 28, 10am - 1 pm
Free Senior Community Outreach Fair
Lunch, door prizes,  speakers, & information booths

This event will take place at Solid Rock Christian Fellowship at 143 South Cortez in Prescott.  Plenty of parking in lot just south of building. 
Highway Clean-up on March 2

Next Adopt-a-Highway clean up for our stretch of Highway 89, will be on March 2, 2019. Volunteers meet at Gabby's Kitchen, 2235 Hwy 89, Chino Valley at 8:00 am.  Wear long pants, hat, sturdy shoes, gloves and sunscreen.  Water, snacks and bags are provided.

For info, call Eddie or Tigger Gillam, 602-510-2621.
Chapel Rock Sunday - March 3

Bishop Smith has designated March 3rd as Chapel Rock Sunday.   On that day, the Bishop is asking each church and congregation members to support the  newly created Bishop Kirk Smith Children & Youth Campership Fund. The experiences  that our campers have at Chapel Rock in Prescott are life-changing and extraordinary. Every year,  when we read camper evaluations, camper after camper says, "That was the best week of  my summer!" It is fun, Christ-centered, and provides the opportunity to grow closer to  God through the beauty and power of our Episcopal Church traditions.

Help send  children and youth to camp this summer! There will be a collection taken to support the  campership fund Sunday, March 3rd. 

You can also contribute online at  http://bit.ly/BpSmithCamp (note the URL is case sensitive).

Click here to read the letter from Kelly Wood, Executive Director at Chapel Rock.

For information on Chapel Rock's summer camp program, click here.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Mardi Gras Fun

Tuesday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m.
Parish Hall at St. Luke's

Come hungry! Come in costume!  Lots of food and fun for all ages.  See you there!

Click here for flyer.
Ash Wednesday Services
Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

The service schedule for Ash Wednesday is as follows: 7:30 a.m. (Chapel), 10 a.m. (Chapel), and 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary).
College and Trade School Scholarships
Don't forget to share with the Quad City graduating seniors who are going on to college or trade that St. Luke's offers at least two $1000.00 scholarships. Applications are due March 6 , 2019 and applications can be found on St. Luke's website.
Click here for link to scholarship application (just below Grants section.)

Responding with Gratitude to the Gift of Grace and God's Call to Action

Week 8:
February 25 - March 3
Read: Romans 15:7 - 16:16

Reflect"Accept one another," Paul writes. Romans 15:7 


DIG DEEPER:
1. How easy or difficult is it for you to proclaim the word of God to others?

2. How does this scripture speak to you in your current life situations?

3. Have you considered incorporating varied methods of personal prayer in your life?

4. How does your community support one another or others far away, overtly and behind the scenes?

5. How does your church receive a stranger/newcomer? With a flurry of instruction, opportunities, and food, or quiet distance?
Inquirers' Class starting March 10
Do you want to become a member of the Episcopal Church?
An eight-week series presented by the Rev Jack M. Wolter will begin on Sunday March 10 at 11:30 am in the Conference Room to prepare those persons who have not yet been sacramentally confirmed (coming from a Protestant tradition) or received (coming from a Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox tradition) by a bishop in the Episcopal Church, or those who want to refresh their understanding of the practice of the Christian Faith in the Episcopal tradition.  YOU are invited to join us for these presentations and discussions.  We hope you will be a participant!
Learn about Camp Genesis at upcoming Outreach Commission Meeting
Monday, March 11, at 4 p.m. in the St. Luke's Conference Room
Deacon Kim Crecca will be our guest speaker at the Outreach Commission meeting to talk generally about prison ministry, but particularly about Camp Genesis (kids of incarcerated parents - one or both parents - from ages 8 to 13) and how we can help (through donations and supplies) make this week in June 2019 at Chapel Rock a meaningful lifetime experience that they will cherish forever. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting!

Adult Formation Opportunities

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

  Romans Bible Study 
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 February 17 : 105  food items were collected
      
This week's shopping list: 
canned chicken, cold cereals, pasta, powdered milk
Weekly Attendance & Giving
Updated numbers for Feb. 16-17 will be included in next week's Weekly Epistle.
Honoring Special Dates
Birthdays:
February 24  Sharon Tootle, Gloria Owen-Roddy, Christine Loughney
February 26  Lloyd Needham
February 27  Jan Leonard, Georgette Heinz
February 28  Nancy Reynolds, Dave Brubaker
March 1  Dennis Houser, Andrew Sweeney, Dave Rothgery, Elsie Tyree, Christy Hastings
March 2  Roger Peacock, Charles Covert                 

Anniversaries:
February 26  John & Foy Minnema
February 27  Brad & Jan Sundquist, Dennis & Becky Dill

Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb,  Bea, Bee, Becky, Betsy, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carmen, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cheryl, Christopher, Chuck, Claire, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, David, Dawn Ellen, Ellie, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Don, Donald, Donna, Dorothy, Dott, Dyla, Ed, Enrique, Ernie, Evelyn, Francis, Fred, Gary, Gavin, Gaye, Geoff, George, Gerry, Gil & Joanie, Gina, Gislela, 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, 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, Peggy, Penny, Percy, Peter, Reed, Renita, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Rick, Rob, Rosey, Roxann and family, Ruth, Sabrina, Salem, Sandy, Sean, Sally, Shea, Sheri, Shirley, Skip, Steven, Sue, Sue & Wally, Susan, Susan S., Susan R., Susie, Suzette, Tammy, Terri, Teresa, Timothy, Tina, T.J., Todd, Tom, Tom P., Tom & Moni, Tony, Trey, Tricia, Vicki, Vanessa, Walt, Warren, William, Zachary, Zelma

For those in our Armed Forces: Echo, Brian

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America In
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St Philip's In The Hills (Tucson)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer:
Bradshaw Mountain High School Students, Coalition for Compassion and Justice, Knowledge to College

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

Worship Ministers for February 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: Lucy Kemper
Ushers: Marjorie Hultberg and Sally Phelps

10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Sub-Deacon:  Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister: Sharon Tootle
Chalice Minister: Beth Shaw
Altar Minister: Nancy Reynolds
Reader 1: Doris Highland
Reader 2: Vera Mulnix
Prayers: Barbara Lake
Verger: Paul Nelson
Greeters: 
Welcome Table: Genell Lee, Brenda Schwartz
Ushers: Ken and Peggy Wagner
Asst. Ushers: Tani Hendrickson, Jack Parker

Altar Guild Team: Nancy Reynolds, Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Brenda Holden, Betty Gass,
Doris Schoeben, Barb Brubaker, and 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 February 24:
Carolyn Jones, Mary Hallford

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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.
  
February 24: 
given by  Eva Klein

also given by 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 and for information for this event, visit  www.prescotthabitat.org 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:  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