November 11, 2021
A Note on Veteran’s Day:
On Veteran’s Day 2020 the Right Reverend Carl Walter Wright, Episcopal Church Bishop for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, gave an address at the National Cathedral. Following are several excerpts from that excellent address:
“I am here to remind you that The Lord is our shepherd!”
“Now, on this day we recall that 100-plus years ago, when WWI had ended on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1919, President Woodrow Wilson made the call for a day to honor America’s veterans, saying it should be ‘a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace.’”
“On this day in 1938, on the Eve of WWII, Congress approved an Act making Veterans Day. On this day, in 1954, President Dwight David Eisenhower made Veterans Day a national holiday.” And, I would add that on this day we honor ALL veterans, the deceased and the living, the active and retired, all who provide for the defense of this great nation, who at great cost and sacrifice, guarantee our freedoms and keep us safe.”
I so appreciate these words on this Veteran’s Day 2021 and add my own thanksgiving and blessing to all who have sacrificed so much to keep our country safe during perilous times.
This is the Prayer for those in the Armed Forces of our Country found on page 823 in the BCP:
Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grand them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
OK – now on with my announcements for Thursday, November 11, 2021
In honor of our military men and women, Thank you for your service and
Happy Veteran’s Day!!
Nina Betz November 15
Margaret Chase November 15
Kathy Shambaugh November 15
Linda Mitchell November 18
Ralph Moreno November 18
Peter & Jennifer Schilke November 19
Jon & Amy Meyer November 20
The women of ECW wanted to let you know what we did with the proceeds from the “Christmas in July” Bazaar, that you all donated to so generously. We first purchased a new coffee maker for the church kitchen. Our Outreach donations Included the Buckboard Academy, Cooperative Ministries for Backpacks, Gracies’ Promise, Team Ashton, Episcopal Relief and Development, Eight Days of Hope, Women to Women, Orphan Grain Train, Wheel Chair Ministries, Firefighters Ministry, and the St. Francis Sack Lunch Ministry.
Thank you for all your help!
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
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Forward Day by Day Booklets
We have the Forward Day by Day’s for November-December in regular and large print. If you would like any of these mailed to you, please email or call the church.
Fr. Mark Selvey
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