1) Thank you all who helped to make last Saturday’s wedding such a joyous celebration! On Monday I received the following message from Dennis and Luchi — "With a heart filled with joy, we say a big thank you for the fathering love you showered us with, making our wedding a colorful and blessed one. Words aren't enough to convey our gratitude to you and each and every member of St Francis Episcopal Church for the love shown to us. We pray that Almighty God will continue to bless, keep and grant you all every one of your heart’s desires. We love you all!”
2) Thank you to the dedicated hard-working crew who showed up to swing hammers and clear debris at the 2019 Scottsbluff Habitat for Humanity project in Melbeta. It was super fun work! Next time I hope to have more lead-time to communicate so that everyone who wants to participate can do so. As it was, we had 6 from our parish, which was amazing!
3) Ice Cream Social! Remember to join us here this Sunday from 3-5 p.m. in the parish hall for our Benefit Ice Cream Social. All proceeds will go to help defray costs for Walker Anderson’s ongoing treatment. Come out, have fun, and give generously!
4) Fall is right around the corner, and so is church programming. Watch for more information, but everything will start-up again soon. If you are in one of my Bible studies or discipleship groups, we will begin again the week of Sept 9th.
August 18: Tracy Jackson
August 20: Ann Selzer
August 23: Jean Hilyard
August 24: Mandi Sauer
August 18: Jim and Donetta Petitt
August 21: Greg and Collette Suhr
Join us this Sunday from 3-5 p.m. for an Ice Cream Social fundraiser to benefit Walker Anderson and family as he continues to receive needed medical care in Denver twice weekly.
We are now planningfor the upcoming Sunday School (Godly Play) for the 5- 10 year-olds. If you have not participated previously and want to learn about becoming a teacher or helper, please call Peggy (308) 436-1820.
Thank you to all who brought cut flowers from your garden for Dennis and Luchi's Wedding Reception.
Father Mark's Thursday Announcements
We are so pleased to be having a wedding at St. Francis for Dennis Ugwu and Luchi Uzoma! Everyone is invited to the wedding on Saturday, August 10 at 11 a.m., and the reception to follow in the parish hall. Gifts are not necessary but they are registered at Target under the names Dennis Ugwu and Oluchi Uzoma.(Note, the spelling difference for Oluchi's formal name when searching for their registry).
August 1 Leticia Joy Schnell
August 2 Justin Bohl
August 4 Jim Calder
August 9 Collette Suhr
August 10 Shirley Mead, Jersey Joplin, Ryan Hergenreder
August 1 Jim and Suzie Calder, Ralph and Melissa Moreno
August 5 Colleen and Phillip Kelly
August 10 Justin and Jenny Bohl
If you are willing and able, please bring cut flowers from your garden to Fellowship Hall on Friday, August 9th from 4 -5:30 pm. The flowers will be arranged in vases to place on the reception tables for Dennis and Luchi's Wedding Reception. Wedding gifts are not expected or required, but they are registered at Target under the names Dennis Ugwu and Oluchi Uzoma. (Note, the spelling difference for Oluchi's formal name when searching for their registry). Thanks so much for your help. Christie Shaver 308-641-6281.
It was great to see our parish well-represented at the Prayer Rally for our farmers last Monday. Please continue your prayers for our agricultural community, many of whom are dealing with some devastating water shortages at a critical time in the growing season.
Please join us for an Ice Cream Social fundraiser to benefit Walker Anderson and family as he continues to receive needed medical care in Denver twice weekly. The social will be on Sunday, Aug. 11, 3-5 p.m.
Lisa’s Office Hours
Monday - 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Tuesday 10:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Thursday 10:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Friday 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Rev. Erin Rath
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