July 21, 2022
From the Vestry
1). Well, the paperwork is signed, and Reverend Erin Rath will be moving to Scottsbluff around August 15th with a start date at St. Francis on Tuesday, August 30th. Mother Erin’s letter to the parish will be sent via email and through the mail for those who do not have email. Please keep an eye out for this letter.
2). 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.
3). We will have our 3rd Vestry meeting of the summer on Sunday, July 24th, starting at 10:15.
4). Please continue to offer prayers for our new rector, and our St. Francis parish. We should all feel blessed to have found someone who wanted to continue their faith journey with us at St. Francis, especially when so many churches are waiting for a rector they can call their own.
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, July 27 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?):
A businessman ordered flowers to be sent to the opening of his friend’s new branch office. When the businessman got there, he was shocked to see the flowers with the inscription. “Rest In Peace.” He was so outraged that he stopped at the florist to complain.
“It could be worse,” the florist said, “Just think: Today someone was buried beneath a floral arrangement with the inscription. ‘Congratulations on Your New Location!’ ”
From the office--Ann’s Announcements
Be Cool ;)
Sarah Williams July 26
Steve Shaw July 28
Alyson Anderson-Saenz July 29
Judi Widmaier July 31
Chris & Jane Kelley July 30
If you have not served as a coffee host and would like to share some delicious treats after the 9am service, please let Barb Manasek know at 436-7767. You would serve with another person who would show you how to use the coffeemaker.
Sunday School, Pre-Teen Bible Study, and Godly Play will not meet until next 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 also just got in 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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