Thursday Announcements March 9, 2023
What is Tenebrae?
Tenebrae is a Latin word meaning darkness or shadows. In the monastic tradition, Tenebrae was a series of night and early morning services held during Holy Week. Our contemporary Episcopal service draws the materials of these several services into a single liturgy. In addition to incorporating a seasonally appropriate Hebrew acrostic from the Book of Lamentations, a series of candles are extinguished to symbolize the impending darkness of the Passion week events. Incorporation of the writings of Saint Augustine dates to the eight century. Saint Francis will host this moving service at 6 p.m. Wednesday of Holy Week, April 5.
Holy Week Schedule
From the office—Ann’s Announcements
Remember the Time Change Saturday Night
Cricket Simmons March 13
Thank you so much for the $786.37 you donated this past year to children’s
“Joyful Noise” buckets, the first Sunday of each month.
In their study of outreach, the children decided to donate the money to : The Lakota Lutheran Center, Skipper’s Cupboard, The Riverside Discovery Center, and Episcopal Relief and Development. They paid for 1 goat, 1 pig, fruit trees (especially Banana), wells, and a bicycle for health care workers to cover greater distances and reach more homes. The wells will provide clean water to villages and prevent disease. Skipper’s Cupboard builds shelters for people whose pets do not have shelter and are outside animals, and food for pets whose owners need extra help. The Lakota Lutheran Center provides meals, clothing and religious services to many in our community. Thank you again for you generosity!
Prayer Requests * Please make sure your request is received by Wednesday of each week. You may call (308) 632-4626 (leave a message), email email@example.com 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 February-April are here in regular and large print. If you’d like one of these mailed to you, please email or call the church.
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Rev. Erin Rath
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