St. Luke's Weekly Epistle
Week of April 21, 2019
The office will be closed on Good Friday, April 19 and Easter Monday, April 22.
Holy Week Schedule

Good Friday
April 19
9:30-11:00 am, 1:30-4:00 pm Rite of Reconciliation 
5:00 pm Stations of the Cross
Noon & 7:00 pm Good Friday Liturgy
Holy Saturday
April 20
Time of rest and silence  -  no office
Rite of Reconciliation 

"All may, some should, none must" is the common Anglican expression regarding the Rite of Reconciliation. While this rite is available for all who desire it at any time, it is common to seek this sacrament during Lent as more time has been devoted in examining one's conscience. Through the examination of conscience, there may be a lingering sense of guilt or shame where one feels stuck. Please pray and consider if the Spirit is inviting you to experience forgiveness and healing by receiving this sacrament. The rite is found on pages 447- 452 in the Book of Common Prayer. 

On Good Friday, priests at St. Luke's will be available to meet with parishioners for this rite as follows: Fthr. Pierre-Henry ( in the chapel from 9:30 to 11:00am, Mthr. Denise ( in the chapel from 1:30 to 4:00pm, and Fthr. Jack ( in the meditation room from 1:30 to 4:00pm. If you are interested in meeting with a priest, please email them directly to schedule a time. 
On Good Friday, offerings from across the Episcopal  Church support the four dioceses in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.  Funds are used to promote peace and mutual understanding through pastoral care, health care, and educational programs throughout the region. Make checks payable to St. Luke's with Good Friday in the memo line.
Easter Service Schedule
Bring your bell to ring with the Easter Alleluias!
Saturday April 20
7:00 pm
The greatest celebration of the year!
Sunday April 21
8:00 & 10:00 am
Easter Holy Eucharist


Following 10AM service,  April 21 - Easter Day! 

Bill Bisig given to the glory of God.
Gary and Peggy Cole in memory of Carlton M. Cole, Father of Gary, Margaret Swenson, Mother of Peggy and in thanksgiving of Esther Cole, Mother of Gary.
Marion Dunmire in memory of Brad, Diane & Joe Dunmire.
Tani Hendrickson in memory of Heather Hendrickson, precious and full of joy. (1978-1995)
Bud & Dorcus Lawn and Dennis & Kay Houser in loving memory of our sister, Jane Houser. (1949-2017)
From the family of and in memory of Genevieve Morrison.
Sally Phelps & Family in memory of loved ones.
Sara Williman in memory of Jack Williman.
The Rev'd and Mrs. Jack Wolter in memory of Robert T. Dickerson,
Elizabeth B. Dickerson, Marvin E. Wolter, Irene O. Wolter, Margaret D. Ellison, and David M. Villancio-Wolter
Time and Talent Survey 2019
Please turn in your completed TIME & TALENT SURVEY 2019 this weekend by placing it in the offering basket or in the box under the poster in the Gathering Space.  All forms need to be turned in by Easter Sunday, April 21.  Thank you all for taking the time and sharing your talents at St Luke's.  
Blessings, Lauree Birchmeier
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - Officer Wesley Denison
The Rookie of the Year Award is designed for the recognition of a probationary officer who has sustained, long term effort and noteworthy achievement during the officer's field training and subsequent service.   Wes began his career with the Police Department on July 10, 2017, and has quickly become an integral part of his squad. In 2018 he had 46 arrests, wrote 48 citations, wrote 130 warnings, and assisted with 10 accidents. He is an extremely hard worker who does a great job. Wes is always quick to step forward and be the lead officer on any case that arises. He is a fantastic team player who will do whatever is necessary to make sure the squad is able to wrap up tough cases.   Despite having graduated the academy just over a year ago, he has already taken a leadership role with new officers in training. Wes has quickly become a great asset to the Prescott Valley Police Department.
FREE: Vacation Bible School
June 3 rd to June 7th from 9:00 am to noon

Kids from 3 years old and up are invited!
Together we will look into the bible, God's Holy Word, to  discover that God is our Mighty Fortress, our Shield and our  Deliverer!
Step back in medieval time and wear your knight or princess  costume! It's going to be so much fun!

Bring your friends and make new ones!
Call Sophie for more info: 703-980-5314

October Trip to Cafe Justo being planned
On April 9 & 10 Keehna Sture and Mary Ellen Rivero participated in vigils on both the US and Mexican sides of Cafe'Justo is a solution to the root cause of economic migration.  On our Cafe Justo tour we learned more about the coffee and processing.  If you would like to be part of the next delegation in October please contact Mary Ellen at
Adult Formation Opportunities

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

  Letter of James Bible Study 
Wednesdays, 5 p.m.(starting May 1) 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  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 April 21: 35 food items were collected

This week's shopping list: 
canned soup, hot cereal, rice,dried beans
Weekly Attendance & Giving
April 13/14  -   Attendance: 292    Pledge: $8,012   Plate:  $629
Honoring Special Dates
April 21:  Maureen Riley, Robert Hilb
April 22:  Colin Logsdon, Scot Tomitz
April 23:  Karen Cone, Tony Rispol, Jacquelyn Tippett, Gisiela Slonneger
April 26:  Sherri Frances
April 27:  Pauline Buisson

April 23:  Bob & Robin Borok
April 24:  Tom & Sylvia Fuentes
April 27:  David Lessard & Nancy Ann Anderson, Mike & Lucy Kemper, 
Jack & Zibbie Wolter

Our Prayer lists
For those in need:  A.J., Adelaide, Albert, Amanda, Andrea, Angela, Ashley, Baby Nolan, Barb,  Bea, Beth, Betsy, Brandon, Brian, Brittany, Bruce, Carol, Carolyn, Cathy, Chalys, Charlotte, Cherie, Cheryl, Christine, Christopher, Chuck, Cindy, Claire, Clare, Connor, Courtney, Daniel, Dave, Dawn Ellen, Ellie, David, 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, Joe, Joel, John, Josh, Judith, Judy, Julie Ann, Julieann, Julia & Blake, June, Karen, Karin, Kay, Keena, Keith, Ken, Kimball, Kira, Kristi, Lane, Lea, Les G., Lisa, Lynn, Madelon, Margo, Marian, Marilyn, Mark, Martha, Mary, Martha, 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: Pray for the People of the Land of the Holy One
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Mathew's (Chandler)
St. Luke's Outreach Cycle of Prayer: Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank, Prescott Valley Food Bank, Chino Valley Food Bank

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

Wednesday in Easter Week

Psalm 105:1-8 or 118:19-24

Acts 3:1-10

Luke 24:13-35

Worship Ministers for April 19 - 21

Good Friday 12:00 p.m. Service
Celebrant: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Chris Christy
Greeters Frank & Nancy Davidson
Ushers: Becky Hansen & Lynne Wells
Reader 1: Zibbie Wolter
Reader 2: Trampus Tribbey

Good Friday 7:00 p.m. Service (Chapel)
Celebrant: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev.. Chris Christy
Greeters:  Susan Lohn & Tom Snodgrass
Ushers:  Jean Ehlers & Barbara Sayle
Reader 1: James Schubert
Reader 2: Penny Davis

Easter Vigil 7:00 p.m. Service (Sanctuary)
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher: The Rev. Denise Muller
Sub Deacon: Larry Neece
Chalice Minister: Charles Covert
Chalice Minister: Devena Reed
Altar Minister: Trampus Tribbey
Reader 1: Michael Bradburn-Ruster
Reader 2: Lauree Birchmeier
Prayers: Zibbie Wolter
Reader 3: Lynne Wells
Reader 4: Rich Schwartz
Verger: Barbara Sayle
Greeter: Barbara Leonard
Welcome Table: Brenda Schwartz
Ushers: Bruce & Geni Lequesne
Asst. Ushers: Ken & Peggy Wagner
Easter Day 8:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Preacher:  The Rev. Henry Buisson
Sub Deacon: Trampus Tribbey
Chalice Minister:  Liz Kennedy
Chalice Minister: Gib McIntosh
Altar Minister: Bill Christy
Reader 1: Lynne Wells
Reeader 2-Brenda Schwartz
Prayers: Larry Neece
Verger: Michael Staudt
Greeters:  Claire & Barrie Clark
Ushers: Jim & Pam Damm
Asst. Ushers: Marjorie Hutberg & Sally Phelps

Easter Day 10:00 a.m. Service
Celebrant:  The Rev. Denise Muller
Preacher: The Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson
Sub-Deacon:  Mpnte Anderson 
Chalice Minister:  Cynthia Dear
Chalice Minister: Stephen Dear
Altar Minister:  Sharon Tootle
Reader 1:  Barbara Harber
Reader 2:  Susan Schubert
Prayers: George Chesney
Reader 3:L Wini Larson
Verger:  Paul Nelson
Greeters: Diane & Dick Crowther
Welcome Table: Jean Ehlers
Ushers: Geoffrey & Brenda Holden
Asst. Ushers: Mary Berkheiser, Becky Hansen, Tani Hendrickson, Diane Mazmanian
Altar Guild Team:  Sally Phelps, Cynthis Moreno, Becky Hansen, Jennifer Benson, 
Betty & Dan 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.
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 April 21:
Easter Brunch

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.
Easter Flowers 
 See listing at beginning of Epistle.
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

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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