Weekly Epistle

5th Sunday of Easter

April 27 & 28, 2024

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Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his mercy endures for ever!

Psalm 118:1

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

(928) 778-4499

info@slecp.org / www.slecp.org

Parish Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday

9:00am to 4:00pm

Lunch Hour by Appt. only

The Parish Office is closed on Fridays.

To reach us by phone,

please call

(928) 778-4499

Fax (928) 778-4699

For Pastoral Emergencies,

please call the

Pastoral Care Line:

928 260-6300

Bulletin, April 27-28
Wednesday Readings May 1

Can't make it to one of our services? Follow the link to our website (slecp.org) to watch live or stream later, and download the bulletin.

Parish Announcements, Events, and Classes

The Newcomers Luncheon occurred last Sunday, and we now have many new members to meet and greet. If you spot one of our new members in the Gathering Hall, be sure to stop and say "hi" and make them feel at home. Hurray for St. Luke's! We're growing!


Thursday May 2, 2024

9:00am to 1:00pm SR 89

MM 323-324, North of Church One Mile Section

 Both Sides

Meet At Church 8:45 AM

and Training Review Required

Wear long pants, sturdy shoes, gloves, hat & sunscreen.

Pickers are available or bring your favorite one

Safety vest, water, snacks and bags provided

For more info call Eddie Gillam @ 623 566 5931 email: golfdog73@gmail.com

Tigger Gillam @ 602 510 2621 email: eavery1975@gmail.com

Creation Care connects community with nature

Our Creek Ramble last month with Creation Care was such a success we are doing another one! Meet us at Constellation Trail Head at 11am on May 4th for our next hike. There are so many options at this site that depending on who shows up, we can do anything from 1-3 miles on terrain ranging from flat beginner to a bit of rock scrambling. There is a fee for parking ($3) with full bathroom facilities. That's May 4, at 11:00am, people connecting with God's creation and our community here at St. Luke's. If you can't make if for this one, keep your eyes peeled for the next one. Please RSVP with Rick Farr, (360) 600-9237.  

Thank you! Laura 


Beginning April 13th, St. Luke's will be accepting donations for the Camp Genesis project. Many of you have seen the window display in the Gathering Hall and know about Camp Genesis– a place where kids ages 8 to 13, and 14-17, whose mother and/or father are incarcerated can enjoy a full week at Chapel Rock for free and have a fully loaded backpack to take home with them. St. Luke’s has been very generous in the past, and we invite you again to make donations to make Camp Genesis really special for these kids, either in the collection box in the Gathering Hall or as a designated donation in the offering plate, throughout April and May. The program has expanded to allow kids ages 14-17 to have this wonderful experience. Becky Hansen will be out in the Gathering Hall to talk more about Camp Genesis and answer any questions you may have. The kids thank you for making Camp Genesis possible.

Angel Quilts--Change of Meeting Date for April

Angel Quilters will meet this Thursday, April 25th, at 9:30am. Please mark your calendars now!

Get involved at St. Luke's!

There are many ways to get involved in ministry here at the church. Below are just come examples:

  • Administrative assistance with phones and odd jobs and especially projects!
  • Counting duties on Monday mornings and filing duties with the Finance Office
  • Commission Chairs needed for various ministries.
  • Commission members and volunteers (visit our website and see what's going on!)
  • Hospitality Service on Sunday mornings (sign up in the Gathering Hall)
  • Donate Altar Flowers on your birthday or other special occasion (sign up in the Gathering Hall)
  • and many more...

For more information on ministry at St. Luke's, please contact Sandra at (928) 778-4499 or email info@slecp.org

Hey--how come I haven't had any calls?

Youth Ministry

Join us every Sunday at 9:10am in the Youth Room for fun, fellowship and study. Contact Lauree Birchmeier at youth@slecp.org for more information

Youth Ministry Registration Form and Photo Release

Come and See

St. Luke's Sunday School, Kindergarten through Grade 2, continues every Sunday from 9:10 to 9:50 in Classroom H. Bring your kiddos and watch their joy as they learn about God through story and song. I can't wait to meet you!

Miss Tani


(Adult Christian Education)

A.C.E. Sunday School Classes have resumed for weekly study. This session, which will continue through May 5, the class is involved in a study entitled "Grace and Depression". No reservations are needed--just come and learn!

Download Participant Guide
Spring 2024 Schedule of Classes

Diocesan News and Updates

"Moving toward Right Relations: Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery."

Six-Week Virtual Training

Arizona Faith Network is hosting a six-week virtual training on dismantling the doctrine of discovery. The first session will take place on April 22nd. This comprehensive program, created and led by Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition co-founder Sarah Augustine and co-facilitated by Sarah Hostetler and Repair Network Organizer Doe Hoyer, aims to guide participants in stepping into solidarity and building relationships with Indigenous people.

The training is designed to equip our faith leaders (especially clergy) with crucial skills such as identifying and questioning dominant culture assumptions, conducting power analysis, recognizing needs and how to meet them, and engaging in reflective practice. The program includes a pre-session exclusively for BIPOC participants starting on April 15, facilitating a more tailored and inclusive learning experience.

Learn More and Sign Up

Cursillo: Come, Gather Together, June 2024

Enjoy fellowship, music, food, and an enlightening program. Meet new friends. Reconnect with your brothers and sisters in the AZ Cursillo Community. You do not need to have gone through a 3-day Cursillo Weekend to attend this Cursillo event. All are welcome to learn about the Cursillo Method of Walking In Your Faith.

Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2024, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Place: Episcopal Church of the Nativity

22405 N. Miller Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Lunch will be provided (free-will offering)

Click here to RSVP by May 23rd. For more information contact Steve Cifone.

Spirituality Day: Loving God with St. Catherine of Siena and St. Thomas Aquinas. Saturday, April 27, from 9am to 1pm. Lunch provided. Register by emailing AZQuietDay@gmail.com. Spend time in conversation and learning with people from across the diocese. Grow in faith. Be inspired in loving God and neighbor by the remarkable lives of these two great historic saints. Led by Episcopal Dominican Friars. Br. Lee Huges OP and Fr. Craig Smith OP resident in our diocese, as well as special guest teacher, Fr. Kevin Goodrich OP. 

Chapel Rock is Hiring for Summer Camp!

Are you ready for the best summer ever?! Consider applying to be a summer camp counselor!

All applicants must be at least 18 years old and have graduated from high school by the first day of training week, May 26, 2024

Apply Today

2024 Summer Family Camp

Family Camp is an opportunity to use your family vacation time to unplug from the busyness of daily life and reconnect with your children and with the God that made you a family.  

Come join us and invest in your family!

Register Here

SAVE THE DATE - Camp for Adults

July 1-4, 2024 at Chapel Rock

The Gathering: Body, Mind and Spirit

Come enjoy the cool pines. Rest or challenge your body. Put your mind to absorbing new skills and ideas. Engage your Spirit in the beauty of Creation.

A time to get away or get together.

Share talents and crafts.

Great food and you won’t have to do the dishes!

Save the dates now and watch for more program details coming soon.

Community News and Updates

Pastoral Care

Community Contact Lists

The administration office, along with many dedicated volunteers, has been working to update our Community Services reference lists. Many services are available here in our community for food, clothing, housing, and other needs that folks in our community may need. Download the attached lists and keep them handy so that, with your help, the ministry of St. Luke's continues beyond our front doors.

Community Resource List
Additional Resources Available
Emergency Housing for Seniors

Parish Weekly Updates and Resources

Altar Flower Donations for this week

St. Luke's

Please be sure and sign up to donate flowers--the sign-up poster is in the Gathering Hall. When paying by check, please be sure to state "Altar Flowers" in the memo line and leave your check in the offering plate or in the mailbox by the Administration Office.

Hospitality Ministry

Sign up today to serve your church for 30 minutes of a Sunday morning.

no hosts

STEP UP AND SERVE--If you are thinking of joining the ranks of admired treat bringers, please sign up on the sheet on the Welcome Center table against the wall.

Fellowship is growing as Christ calls.

Host/Hostess Responsibilities

Birthdays and Anniversaries this coming week


May 1: Rita Kraus, Kate Carroll

May 3: Eugene Moreno, Sara Willman


Pray for all marriages

Birthday and Anniversary Prayer

O God, our times are in your hands: look with favor, we pray, on your servants as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace. Send your blessings upon them, that their homes may be a haven of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Luke's Food Pantry Report

for April 19, 2024

35 Households, 92 Individuals, including 28 kids, and 6 new family

The Food Pantry will be open this Thursday to Drop Off Food from 12:00pm-2:00pm, and to Pick Up Food on Friday from 9am - Noon.

This Week's Food Requests:

Soup, canned fruit, Manwich, and canned beans (other than black beans)

Come Serve the Lord! Email info@slecp.org for more information or to sign up to serve.

Lost and Found

If you have an item that was left behind, or if you found an item, please email info@slecp.org and report it. It will then show up here. We have also designated a spot for announcements on the Website at slecp.org. Check out "The Bulletin Board" link on the home page.

Weekly Attendance and Epistle Data

Attendance for Weekend of April 13 & 14: 163

Weekly Epistle Newsletter

Last sent Thursday, April 11

400 sent, 226 were opened (63%)

Thank you for your

continued financial support!

Click here for a one-time or recurring donation. You can also place your offering in the secured locked mailbox outside our parish office.

Thank you so much for supporting St. Luke's Ministries!

Worship Ministers for Weekend of April 27 & 28,

and Wednesday, May 1, 2024


Saturday, April 27, 2024 5:30pm

Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev’d Marc McDonald

Eucharistic Minister: Michael P. Orley


Sunday, April 28, 2024 8:00am

Celebrant & Preacher: The Rev’d Marc McDonald

Deacon: The Rev’d Kimball Arnold

Eucharistic Minister: Gib McIntosh

Ushers: Eddie Gillam and Sylvia McIntosh


Sunday, April 28, 2024 10:00am

Celebrant & Preacher: Marc McDonald

Deacon: The Rev’d Kimball Arnold

Lector 1: Lynne Holland

Lector 2: Laura Reilly

Lector (Prayers): Arthur Reilly

Verger: OPEN

Eucharistic Minister, Crucifer: Beverly Shaw

Eucharistic Minister: Sharon Tootle

Welcome Table: Jean Ehlers

Greeters: OPEN

Ushers: Don McKellar (Head), Judy Nestora, Carol Goldsmith, Rich Goldsmith

Sound/Audio Tech: Mike Maxwell

Lock-Up Duty: Beverly Shaw


Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 10:00am Healing Service

Celebrant and Preacher: Rev’d Marc McDonald

Eucharistic Minister: Jennifer Benson


 Altar Guild Team

Nancy Reynolds (Captain), Barbara Baker-Rosenberg, Tigger Gillam, Lynne Holland 

Read Our Prayer Updates

Our Prayer List

It is our practice to keep names on the prayer list for three weeks. If you need to keep them on longer, please make a special request to move that person to the long-term list. There is a black prayer binder located on the Usher's Table in the Narthex in which you can write your prayer requests


You may email your prayer requests to: info@slecp.org

For those in need of prayer: Tizoc Ceballos, Brandon Reynolds, Riley Gillam, Timothy Dunham, Margaret, Jerry Sweeden, M.J., Len, Jeff Haugland, Carol Covert, Vera Mulnix, Emily Baker, Steve Wilson, Jane W., Dick Weeks, Jaclyn Waterman, Ana Johnson, Karen Robinson, Fred Hanson, Paulie Meyers, David Carmichael, Barbara Sayle, Fr. Rick Lassiter, Gary, Beth, Karen and John Davis, Deborah Pendleton and Francois Maurice, Tai Wan, Paula Hibbard, Steve Hibbard, Phyllis Maruna, Tani Hendrickson, Lyan and Bernadette Berkebile, Arthur Reilly, Matthew Sartori, Jean, Devon, Lauree Birchmeier, Ted Sayle, Manuela, George, Jim Merriman, Charlie Arnold, Bonnie Kain, Bonnie Burwell, the Rev'd. Kitty Fapp, Frank, and Rev'd Susan Schubert.

For those in our Armed Forces: Brian, Echo, Ian Florian, and Beka.

Anglican Prayers for the week of April 27 & 28

Friday April 26 - The Diocese of Dutse – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

Saturday, April 27– The Diocese of East Kerala – The Church of South India (United) 

Sunday, April 28 – The Church of Bangladesh

Monday, April 29 - The Diocese of Easton – The Episcopal Church 

Tuesday April 30 -- The Diocese of Eau Claire - The Episcopal Church 

Wednesday, May 1 – The Diocese of Central Ecuador– The Episcopal Church

Thursday, May 2 - The Diocese of Edinburgh - The Scottish Episcopal Church    


In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer – St. George’s, Holbrook

In the 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 of Western Mexico Resolution 2020-1, of the 60th Diocesan Convention

As of June 16, 2022, per the Diocese, all COVID regulations have been suspended, with the exception of the following: All non-vaccinated persons wishing to attend live services be masked.

Thank you for your compliance with this request.

Welcome All LGBTQIA+ Friends
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.

Due to email problems, we will no longer be publishing individual email addresses.

Call if you need one.

Epistle submissions: info@slecp.org

Submissions for the current week's Epistle are due by noon on Wednesday!

Church Website: www.slecp.org

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

2000 Shepherds Lane

Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone: 928-778-4499

Fax: 928-778-4699


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