Thursday Announcements February 9, 2023
From the office--Ann’s Announcements
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Devon Parrish February 12
Ebram Gomez February 12
Sarah Schaaf February 15
Stacy Bach February 17
Carol Hotchkiss February 18
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, February 21st from 5-7PM.
Pancakes, eggs and ham will be our menu.
Come enjoy supper with us!
Ash Wednesday Service Volunteers Needed.
Please call in to let us know if you can serve or sign the volunteer sheet posted by the kitchen.
Noon: 1 reader
6:30PM: 1 reader
The Daughters of the King will be collecting personal hygiene items Sunday, February 26. A collection basket will be in the narthex.
Items collected are distributed to local agencies. Thank you for your generous support of this project.
Our church provides a soup kitchen across the street at the Presbyterian Church. We do this on the 5th Thursday of the month. This usually works out to 4 to 5 times a year. The months in November and December that have 5 Thursdays are not done because of holiday dinners set up in the community. This year we have 3 and they are March, June, and August. These are done at 5:00 pm at the Presbyterian church which is one of the head quarters for the soup kitchen dinners. There is meat and other items supplied by the soup kitchen head quarters but I usually try to get a donation from Walmart to help pick up some fruit, cookies, milk, bread and other items. We always have volunteers to help serve and clean up. I usually do sloppy joes but other ideas would be welcome. We usually plan for 50 to 60 people. Most of the time we are done in a couple of hours. Sometimes when I have plans, Father Bob and Barb will take care of it. We have been blessed with volunteers to help out. A big thanks to all who have helped these past years! Anyone interested in helping can contact me at 308-672-7839 or signup with the church office by phone or email.
The Pre/Early Teen Sunday School class will return to the 9:00 hour, meeting in the parish hall for about 1/2 hour before going in to church with their family.
In this class of 11-14 year-olds we are learning our way around the Bible, looking up and studying basic truths through stories, Psalms, history, etc.
using a variety of activities for lesson reinforcement. Please talk to Peggy Wymore or Mother Erin about any ideas, questions or concerns you may have.
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 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.
Alena and Charlie Kennedy are once again jumping in the frozen Platte River on Saturday, February 25 in Support of Special Olympics Nebraska and our team the Scotts Bluff County Thunder.
The Polar Plunge will take place at the YMCA Trails West behind the zoo. If you wish to support Alena and our special needs athletes in the community to help fund state and regional tournaments trips please make your pledge on the Special Olympics Nebraska website, www.sone.org, Be Bold Get Cold, Panhandle Polar Plunge, Online Registration, Donate Now On the pledge page for “Would you like to credit this donation to a specific fundraiser or team” please search for Alena or the MacPlungers (our theme this year is the Scottish kilt).
You may also donate offline to Charlie with cash or check to Special Olympics Nebraska. Thank you for helping Special Olympics in western Nebraska!
Rev. Erin Rath
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