FATHER MARK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
1) Ash Wednesday Services will be held in-person in the church, at 12:00 and
6:00 P.M., with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion, both done as safely
as we can imagine. Masks and distancing will be required, but it is a great blessing
to be able once again to gather with you in person and celebrate the great liturgy
and sacrament of the church.
2) This Sunday tune in to our Facebook page or our website at 10:00 A.M. as usual,
and you will be treated to a diocesan-wide Holy Eucharist with the Bishop presiding
and preaching! This is a rare chance to be with Episcopalians across the diocese in
worship, prayer, and celebration. There will not be drive-through communion,
however, as the service will not be occurring here at the parish.
3) HOWEVER! The good news of the local COVID-19 trends is that as of yesterday
we are two weeks under 20cases/100k population, which means if things hold we
will be able to resume in-person worship on Sunday, Feb 21st. That is still a
hope until we see next week’s results, but I am very optimistic. Here is a copy of the
weekly trend graph we compile and use.
Happy Birthday!! Happy Anniversary
Devon Parrish February 12 Charlie & Gloria Kennedy February 11
Gina Swanson February 12
Larry Jackson February 13
Sarah Schaaf February 15
Stacy Bach February 17
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
*** I thought that I would continue the encouraging quotes this week. As it
gets closer to the time that all will be able to able to come together, I find
that it makes us anxious because we want it now. We don’t want to be
patient, we want to see familiar faces and hear familiar voices, and we
also want to make sure everyone we see and hear are safe and healthy.
Such a confusing time emotionally. I believe all will be well and will
happen in God’s time. So we must be patient and we must believe that
God has a plan. ***
Rev. Erin Rath
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