Thursday Announcements March 16, 2023
Holy Week at Saint Francis
What is Maundy Thursday?
The word maundy comes from the Latin phrase mandatum novum, which means "new commandment." The phrase refers to the example of service Jesus sets by washing the disciples' feet at the last meal he shared with them before his arrest. This meal became the first Eucharist. Descriptions of elaborate ceremonies commemorating these events date to the fourth century. Following Jesus' example of service, worshippers at Saint Francis will also have an opportunity to share a simple meal and wash each other's feet. At the close of the service, we will strip the altar in preparation for Good Friday. Maundy Thursday is a part of the Triduum, the three days leading up to the celebration of Jesus' resurrection on Easter. Saint Francis will celebrate Maundy Thursday at 6 p.m. on April 6.
Holy Week Schedule
From the office—Ann’s Announcements
Colleen Kelly March 23
Patty Clown Horse March 25
The Daughters of the King will be sponsoring a special collection on the fourth Sunday, March 26. In place of collecting personal hygiene items, we will be collecting items for Capstone, the child advocacy agency in Gering that serves children in 11 counties in western Nebraska. They are in need of journals which can be found in many stores in Scottsbluff; blankets, new only please, especially warm fuzzy ones; and McDonalds or Runza gift cards. The cards are used to purchase meals for the children by DHHS workers who escort the children to Capstone. Please help us fulfill this wish list for this vital child advocacy organization.
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.
Rev. Erin Rath
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