February 10, 2022
1) It’s time again to bring in peanut butter to donate to the Catpack Program. You can bring in jars and place them in the basket in the narthex. Many of you will remember that the Catpack Program actually began as a ministry of this parish, and several of our members were instrumental in getting it started and continue to volunteer weekly. It has grown into an integral part of the community’s food outreach to families. I hope you will contribute generously.
2) Our own Alena and Charlie Kennedy will again participate in the Annual Polar Plunge with their team “The Big Freezy” (I think wearing Mardi Gras outfits). Donations can be made online at http://www.sone.org under the Panhandle Polar Plunge. Designate the donation go to the Thunder group or you can give a check to Charlie or Alena and they will get it to Special Olympics Nebraska. If you have lost your mind, I think you can also sign up to brave the freezing waters. See Charlie or Monica and Kathy Shambaugh for details.
3) I think I’ve done about all I can do in terms of big stuff, but am still working on some smaller items that I hope will make your next Rector’s life easier. The latest of these is a project Ann and I are starting next week it updating our church database and printing new photo directories. There are two parts to this — first, we will print out the information we have and sort by family and place in the narthex where you can grab yours, look it over, make any needed additions/corrections, and return it to the office. We should have them out next week. The second piece is your picture. The ones we have are fine but some are getting dated as you all just get more handsome and beautiful! You can handle your picture three ways — you can keep the one you have, you can email Ann a new one, or you can show up on April 24th (my last Sunday) where former Sr. Warden Cory will be available after both services to take a quick pic. I know this will be very helpful for your new Rector and hope you will help us make the new directory as current and complete as possible.
Sarah Schaaf February 15
Stacy Bach February 17
John A. Selzer February 19
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St. Francis Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 1201
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Forward Day by Day Booklets
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Rev. Erin Rath
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