July 29, 2021
FATHER MARK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
1) COVID is back in the news, nationally and locally. We continue to watch developments but for now we are keeping the status quo – masks optional for vaccinated people in worship and indoors meetings, congregational hymn-singing, fellowship and small groups are able to meet in-person. If, however, delta variant infections and hospitalizations continue to rise in Scottsbluff County, we may be forced to take a step back in the weeks to come. The best thing you can do to keep our church family safe is to get vaccinated if you have not yet done so. They are safe, effective, free, and readily available.
2) GREAT NEWS! Trudy Schnell and Amy Meyer have volunteered to lead our Youth Group (13-18 yr olds) this year! I am so excited to see where God is leading our team! If you have a young adult in your family, I hope they and you will make time to engage in this ministry. We couldn’t have a Youth Group without adult leaders, that’s for sure, but the bigger truth is we can’t have Youth Group without youth. By my count, we have 20 kids in our church ages 13-18, and I know they are super busy between school and sports and clubs and friends and family obligations but we are putting together what we think will be some fun and faithful programming that will absolutely be worth your investment of time. Stay tuned for more announcements soon!
3) We are looking for Delegates to the Diocesan Annual Council Oct 21-23 in Lincoln, NE. Expenses paid! Exciting business meetings! Excellent worship! Amazing traveling companions! Who’s in?? Call the office or text me at 308-765-1535. So far, I have one of three delegate spots filled.
Justin Bohl August 2
Jim Calder August 4
Jim & Suzi Calder August 1
Ralph & Melissa Moreno August 1
Phillip & Colleen Kelly August 5
Prayer Requests ** Please make sure your request is received by Wednesday of each week. You may call (308)632-4626 (leave a message), email email@example.com or mail to:
St. Francis Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 1201
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Forward Day by Day Booklets
We have the Forward Day by Day’s for August-October in regular and large print. If you would like any of these mailed to you, please email or call the church.
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King training to be held beginning next Thursday. The class will be in the Library weekly beginning August 5 and running through September 23. The class will be at 10 a.m. and last approximately 1 1/2 hours.
Rev. Erin Rath
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