Thursday Announcements-From the Vestry
July 28, 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 are thinking a brunch after the 9:00 am service would be a great way to celebrate with all of our church family.
2). 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.
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). 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!!!
4) 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 3 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The office phone will be manned outside of these hours when the office is closed.
5) Some levity to share (because who couldn't use a good laugh these days?):
One day the devil challenged God to a baseball game. Smiling, God proclaimed, “You don’t have a chance. I’ve got Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and all the greatest players up here.” “Yes,” laughed the devil, “but I have all the empires.”
COVID positive cases have hit our church family. Please take care of yourself and your family. Masks are always an option at church.
From the office--Ann’s Announcements
Judi Widmaier July 31
Leticia Schnell August 1
Justin Bohl August 2
Jim Calder August 4
Ayita Gomez August 5
Jim & Suzi Calder August 1
Ralph & Melissa Moreno August 1
Phil & Colleen Kelly August 5
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 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’ve got 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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