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Church News: Week of Sept. 30, 2017

All Saints Anglican Church is having its annual rummage and bake sale today from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with early bird admission available for $5.00 at 7:30 a.m. A variety of goods, including yard and work tools, household items, clothing and baked goods plus much more. Bake sale proceeds to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims. Pulled pork sandwiches will be available for lunch. All Saints Anglican Church is located at 1806 N. Savage Lane (off Rosser at Hwy 89). For additional information call 928-443-5323.

Please RSVP promptly to Beit Torah Jewish Congregation (www.onetorah.org) if you want to join in High Holy Day Activities: thru Sept. 30 Yom Kippur. The Yiskor booklet will be read on Yom Kippur during the Yiskor service. Sukkot is on Wed. eve, Oct. 4 through Fri., Oct. 6. Rabbi is hosting evening dinner services at 5:45 p.m. and morning services at 10 a.m. in her home Sukkah. All are welcome. Please call for directions and details: 928-237-0390, 227-0582 or email ansheitorah@cableone.net.

World Communion Sunday will be celebrated this weekend at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St., Prescott.

All services will feature Holy Communion. The United Methodist Church offers an open table, so everyone may participate in the rite.

Preaching at Saturday, 5 p.m. as well as Sunday morning at 9 and 10:30, the Rev. Dan Hurlbert will speak on “A Courageous Church: Loving Like Jesus” Scripture for the sermon is John 13: 31-35.

The 11 a.m. contemporary service features a more interactive message but will explore the same scripture.

Coffee fellowship is provided between the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. Additionally, there are Sunday School classes for children and youth at the 9 a.m. service, and childcare for little ones is also offered at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church invites youngsters and their parents to join us for a special service on Oct. 1 from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. You do not need to be a member of St. Luke's to join us for this simple, warm service - All Are Welcome! We will be meeting in the Meditation Room at St. Luke's, 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott (near the airport, at 89 and Ruger Road).

On Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10:45 a.m., the Southern Gospel Vocal Quartet, Bound 4 Glory, will be in concert at the Prescott Valley Church of the Nazarene, 3741 N. Constance, Prescott Valley. There is no admission cost and the public is invited.

Bound 4 Glory is a group of dedicated and “called” people of God who truly love to sing the Gospel whenever and wherever they can. The members of the group have a common love of sharing Gods wonderful gift of music in the traditional southern gospel four-part harmony style.

Bound 4 Glory has a three-fold mission: see people come to saving faith through Jesus Christ; encourage people through song, helping them to pursue an even stronger relationship with Jesus Christ; and share the joy and inspiration that comes from singing and hearing great southern gospel music.

A Bound 4 Glory concert will have you smiling, tapping your toes, and clapping your hands. You will also experience a higher level of worship in your spiritual walk.

Plan now to attend this special program.

For further information, contact the church office at 928-775-4389.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church invites youngsters and their parents to join us for a special service on Oct. 1 from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. You do not need to be a member of St. Luke's to join us for this simple, but heartwarming, service. All Are Welcome! We will be meeting in the Meditation Room at St. Luke's, which is located at 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott (near the airport, at 89 and Ruger Road). For questions email info@slecp.org, or call 928-778-4499.

Christians 55 or Better: “The Best is Yet to Come!” is a movement of those in the second half of life throughout the Quad Cities who are passionate about fulfilling their God-size dreams and destiny. If you're 55 or better, we invite you to join us for a special kickoff gathering Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Adult Center of Prescott. We'll be encouraging, praying, envisioning, and honoring you and your latter years. For information, email TheBestisYettoComeArizona@gmail.com or call 928-848-7710.

There will be an American Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road. All eligible donors are encouraged to give. You will be giving a gift that costs nothing, but lasts a lifetime. Walk-ins are welcome, or see pccaz.org for an online link to schedule an appointment.

The topic for the 11:00 a.m. service at Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is "Blessing of the Animals" This annual service gives an opportunity to have your companion animals blessed and also hear from Elisabeth Haugan, Marketing & Development Director for the Yavapai Humane Society. She will update us on the programs and YHS goals for the companion animals in Yavapai County. Attendees are invited to bring their well-behaved and properly contained companion animals to be blessed. Jonathan Best will add his unique musical contribution to the service. All are welcome to the service at 945 Rancho Vista Dr. Prescott.

Elisabeth Haugan serves Yavapai Humane Society as Marketing & Development Director and joined the organization in January 2014. She has a background in communications, marketing, and business development. Prior to Yavapai Humane Society, Elisabeth was Marketing Manager at a North American marketing distribution company. She has also supported teams at a marketing agency, local government, and chamber of commerce. Elisabeth currently directs marketing and fundraising strategy at the Humane Society—including planned giving, donations, and grant writing—and oversees the organization’s volunteer and outreach programs.

The Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit is pleased to announce that services have resumed at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The church is currently meeting in the home of one of its members. For address and directions, please call Fr. Steven Balog, 928-925-8804.

Sunday services were suspended when the former priest, the Rev. Pamela Schmaling, retired in April 2016.

Our new priest, Fr. Steven Balog answered the call to Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit after retiring from 21 years of active service in the Army. Sixteen of those years were as an Anglican Army Chaplain, three as a Combat Engineer, and two as a Military Police Officer. During his time in the military he served four combat tours and reached the rank of Major. He has a heart for ministry to soldiers and veterans in addition to serving the people in Quad city area.

Fr. Steve was ordained an Anglican Priest in 1998. He attended Nashotah House Theological Seminary where he received his MDIV and graduated with honors. His experience in the Anglican Church and the military help him to connect with people searching for God in their lives and wanting to deepen their walk with God.

As Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit resumes services it does so with a renewed commitment to the community to show Christ and his saving grace. The Great Commission is the ultimate goal. Our mission is to focus on Christ, and the Anglican Way as a tool to deepen discipleship and show that Jesus is Lord on our spiritual journey and that He makes a life changing difference in our daily lives.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church invites pets and their people to a Blessing of the Animals in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi Day. This event is open to the public - All Are Welcome! The celebratory blessing will occur on Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. St. Luke's Episcopal Church is located at 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott (near the airport, at 89 and Ruger Road). For questions email info@slecp.org, or call 928-778-4499.

Reformation Conference marks 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation - Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther changed church history forever when he posted his “Ninety-five Theses” on the door of the Wittenberg Church in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, on Oct. 31, 1517. During a two-day conference at Prescott High School’s Ruth Street Theater on Oct. 13 and 14, believers from the quad-city area will join together to commemorate the Protestant Reformation. This movement led to a widespread circulation of the Bible, and therefore, a recapturing of the Biblical gospel.

Canyon Bible Church of Prescott is hosting the conference and invites the public to attend. It will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, and from 8 to noon, on Saturday, Oct. 14. Cost is $40 per person, and interested folks can register online. Registration includes admission, continental breakfast on Saturday, and snacks and drinks throughout the conference. The first 100 people to register also will receive a free book on the Reformation. For more information, please call the church office, 928-277-0017, or visit CanyonBibleConference.org.

With the intention of bringing abuses in the church up for debate, Luther and the other men and women of the Reformation faced great opposition. In fact, many of these reformers died for the truths that they proclaimed from the Scriptures. Much more than a history lesson to be relegated to a textbook, the Reformation has much to teach the church today.

Emphasizing the importance of the Reformation movement, Stephen Nichols, a research professor at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School has stated, “In this age of religious pluralism, theological laxity and biblical illiteracy, perhaps the Reformation is needed more than ever before.” The conference will have four sessions that will cover this historical event: The Story of the Reformation and The Bible of the Reformation on Friday night; and The Preaching of the Reformation and Courage of the Reformation on Saturday morning.

Andrew Gutierrez, pastor-teacher at Canyon says, “Our prayer for this conference is that followers of Christ would be informed about our rich heritage and would be equipped to continue representing Christ faithfully in our day and age.” Pastor Gutierrez, and Pastor Austin Duncan, from Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California will be the speakers for the conference. Both men are graduates of The Master’s Seminary, located on the campus of Grace Community Church.

“I’ve known and worked with Austin for years,” says Gutierrez. “As the director of the doctoral program at The Master’s Seminary, Austin has decades of Biblical wisdom and practical experience to share with us. He understands church history and the Reformation’s impact on our modern American churches and theology.”

There will be a Craft Fair & Bake Sale at Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Rd., on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Local artisans will offer a wide variety of handcrafted items and unique gift ideas. There will also be an assortment of mouthwatering sweets from local bakers. Admission is free. Jumpstart your holiday shopping with our crafters and their original, up-cycled, handcrafted creations. For more information, please see pccaz.org.

On Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11:00 a.m. the Prescott Seventh-Day Adventist church will host a musical performance entitled the "Story of Redemption," the presentation will be given by the musical group Cyiza. The public is invited.

Cyiza’s first official concert took place in California in a small church. Since then, the ministry has grown to include live concerts, online ministry, and interviews with influential Christian artists.

Cyiza Music Ministry (also referred to as CMM) has reached thousands around the world through music and multimedia focused on pointing towards the Redeemer, Jesus Christ. CMM stands on the Word of God as their anchor and guidance. The use of music videos, concerts, interviews, and articles are meant to point to a risen Savior. The goal of CMM is that through hearing the songs or watching the videos, the hearer/viewer will be brought one step closer into the loving arms of Jesus Christ.

Annual Oktoberfest @ Mt. of Faith Lutheran Church, 20135 E Stagecoach Trail, Cordes Lakes will be on Fri. Oct. 20, 4 to 6:30 p.m. We will have the "Side Kicks" band again, our German meal, $6.50 for adults, $3 for kids 12 & under. There is fun for the whole family, with the White elephant sale, door prizes, and great raffle items. See you there! Don't miss it!

3rd annual A Taste for Mission

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be hosting a vibrant, eclectic fundraising event featuring local artists, merchants’ products & services, breweries, wineries and Arizona’s only meadery! This gala event, the 3rd Annual A TASTE FOR MISSION, will happen on Oct. 29. Festivities are from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Our tasting and silent auction will include culinary delights prepared by local chefs and foodies! The cost for the event is $30.00.

Original local works of artists and crafts people, and other products and services, will be auctioned through a silent auction format. Proceeds of A TASTE FOR MISSION will benefit the general Mission of St. Luke’s. Some of the programs St. Luke’s is known for in the community include its dedicated youth group and outreach programs (examples: St. Luke’s Don’t Spend Christmas Alone, other community-wide outreach programs like local area food banks, Operation Deep Freeze, Granite Creek Hunger ministry, Quixote’s Garage and providing a music venue for the Prescott Chorale and the Prescott Chamber Orchestra).

You can purchase tickets by going to TasteForMission.Eventbrite.com, at the Church office, after Saturday and Sunday services, or at the door the day of the event. St. Luke’s is located at 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott, AZ (near the airport, off of 89 & Ruger Road). For more information, contact info@slecp.org or call 928-778-4499.

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