September 8, 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
Noah Moreno September 11
Ralph Anderson September 12
Greg Petersen September 12
Wanda Mueller September 13
Emma Hergenreder September 15
Hannah Schillereff September 16
Please take a moment to fill out a name tag in the Narthax
Let’s help Rev. Erin get to know us!!
Name tag holders and their inserts are available for you now, in the basket in the Narthax.
You may leave the tags here on the bulletin board or bring them back for continued use over the next few months.
Sunday School classes are beginning on Sunday, September 11th.
Our “Godly Play” class includes 5-10 yrs. Our preteen/early Teen Bible Study will include 11-15 year olds.
If your family is new to the church or has not be in church for the past year, please call the church office at 632-4626 Ext. 3, to help us place your child in the right class.
Parents are welcome at anytime to attend your child’s Sunday School class and observe.
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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