April 28, 2022
FATHER MARK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
1) What can say? It was a glorious day and the most warm and loving send-off any rector could ask for. The pews and the lunch tables were full, the worship was joyous, the food was delicious, and the company was extraordinary.
There is no way I could adequately thank you for all that you have done and meant to me and my family these past nine years, but I absolutely mean it when I say it has been the great privilege of my career. You are an amazing church, and you bring out the best in all who serve here. You will undoubtedly do the same for the next lucky priest who accepts this call, and I am so excited to see the great things you accomplish together in the years ahead.
Over our years together every time I gave away a bible or prayer book to youth or adults I put into the inscription the thing I absolutely believe is critical for every Christian to know -- “_____ never forget that you are a Beloved Child of God.” Dear sisters and brothers, I leave you with all my love and admiration, and with that admonition to remember who you are, and to whom you forever belong.
And now, may “the peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.” (Phil 4, BCP p. 339)
Enjoy your next “adventure,” FR. Mark!
We’ll always remember you with great love!
Michelle Anderson-Saenz May 01
Nathan Kelley May 01
John Simmons May 02
Josie Weiss May 04
Fernando Moreno May 06
Richard and Vicky Gable May 05
So far we have raised over $1,000 from UTO boxes!! If you haven’t brought yours in yet, you can still bring them into the office to add to the final total.
Prayer Requests ** Please make sure your request is received by Wednesday of each week. You may call (308) 632-4626 (leave a message), email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 May-July in regular and large print. If you would like any of these mailed to you, please email or call the church.
Rev. Erin Rath
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