Thursday Announcements-From the Vestry
August 11, 2022
1). Canon Easton will be coming to St. Francis for our service on August 21st. On this date the vestry will recognize Father Bob and Mother Karen for all their work in keeping St. Francis alive and well and the search committee will be recognized for their work. Please put this date on your calendar as we will celebrate with cake and fruit after the 9:00 am service. What a great way to celebrate with all our church family.
2). Rev. Erin Rath begins her journey to Scottsbluff on August 15th. Please continue to offer prayers for our new rector as she prepares to make the move from South Dakota to the GOOD LIFE of Nebraska, and our St. Francis parish. Mother Erin will start at St. Francis on Tuesday, August 30th.
Lord, please encourage Rev. Erin Rath by the power of your Holy Spirit. Let her soul be refreshed with the love of Christ. Let her have faith for the future. Help her to keep pressing forward even when the way is not so clearly defined. Let her be refreshed by the fact that your grace is sufficient for her. In Christ’s name we pray. AMEN
3). Please take care of yourselves…COVID has hit our church families and the communities of Western Nebraska pretty hard. Feel free to wear a mask at service or watch on Facebook.
4). 100 years of services at our church, St. Francis, will be celebrated later this year. You can look forward to information and photos being shared in the coming months. December 24, 1922, was the first church service at our current location. The church has lots of memories to share!!!
5) Office Hours – Ann will be in the office between 9:00AM and 1:00PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Father Bob will be in the office on Wednesday, August 17 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The office phone will be manned outside of these hours when the office is closed.
6) Some levity to share (because who couldn't use a good laugh these days?):
At St. Peter's Catholic Church in Toronto, they have weekly husband's marriage seminars.
At the session last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years.
Giuseppe replied to the assembled husbands, "Wella, I'va tried to treat her nicea, spenda da money on her, but besta of all is, I tooka her to Italy for the 25th anniversary!"
From the office--Ann’s Announcements
Right in our backyards!!!
Joe Leach August 14
Cory Foster August 16
Don Graham August 19
Ann Selzer August 20
Jim & Donetta Petitt August 18
Sunday School, Pre-Teen Bible Study, and Godly Play will not meet until September. We will keep you posted when these services resume.
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 August-September in regular and large print. If you’d like one of these mailed to you, please email or call the church.
Rev. Erin Rath
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