September 1, 2022
FROM REV. ERIN
It's been a whirlwind but wonderful first week at Saint Francis! Thank you to everyone who's taken the time to introduce yourselves and the many offers to help orient me to your parish and the wider community. I look forward to serving with you and hearing more about your journey.
Several weeks ago, a wise friend asked what I was most excited about as I prepared to move west. After a little thought, I said it was getting to know the people of Saint Francis. As a general rule, I'll be in the office Monday through Thursdays, though I can meet any time or place that is convenient for you. I'm happy to meet you anywhere -- your home, a park, an ice cream or coffee shop, even at the Bluffs! I encourage you to reach out any time. If there's a pastoral emergency, particularly outside regular business hours, please call rather than text. (I've learned through experience it's too easy to miss a text.) That number is xxx-xxx-xxxx (please reach out to the front office for my contact information). If you have an upcoming surgery or friend in the parish who is ill or in the hospital, please let me or Annie in the front office know so timely pastoral care can be offered.
Finally, a bit of church business. Fall is upon us, which means it will soon be time for Annual Council. This year, we'll gather in Kearney from October 27-29. More information is available here. If you have any questions or are interested in serving as a delegate, please let me know.
From the office--Ann’s Announcements
Happy Labor Day!!!
Elsi Nielsen September 6
Madi Collins September 8
Ann Salomon September 8
Christy Anderson September 10
Clark & Amy Wisniewski September 4
John & Peggy Wymore September 5
Sunday School, Pre-Teen Bible Study, and Godly Play
Sunday school classes will begin next Sunday, September 11th, at 9:00am.
Children ages 5-10 will meet in the Godly Play room next to the nursery and children 11-12
will meet in the Parish Hall.
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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