What's Happening at St Francis this Week
September 23, 2021
FATHER MARK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. YOUTH GROUP BEGINS THIS SUNDAY! We will meet at the Presbyterian Church (look for us outside the west entrance). Middle School begins at 4:30 P.M. then both groups gather for dinner at 5:30 and High School starts at 6:00 P.M. So – parents please bring your Middle School youth at 4:30 and plan to pick them up at 6:00. High Schoolers come at 5:30 and are done at 7:00. It will make sense once we do it a time or two. But please do come and check this out. I’ll be there along with our leaders Trudy and Amy, and Jeff and April and their lay leaders.
2. Blessing of the Animals Sunday October 3rd at 2:00 P.M. at Centennial Park (weather alt. in the Parish Hall). Don’t miss this chance to share a blessing with your beloved pet -- be it fish, fowl, two or four or other-legged, big, little, furry, finicky, feisty, or friendly. All pets are gifts from God and on St. Francis Day we remember that if God can love us, then God can certainly love the creatures that love and sustain us. See you at the Park on Oct 3rd!
3. I promised an update on COVID-19 policy at St. Francis and looking at our current status and trends locally, I think it is safest for all if we continue our current “Masks Required” policy for worship in the sanctuary and for Godly Play for another month. Masks will continue to be optional for small groups of vaccinated adults gathering in the Parish Hall or Library either on Sunday or during the week. Again, this policy will be in effect through October and revisited for November. Hopefully we can make a change then.
Making one person smile can change the world.
Maybe not the whole world, but their world!
Amy Wisniewski September 23
Greg Suhr September 24
Rebecca Brenner September 27
Katelynn Dobrinski September 27
Jessica Collins September 29
Fall ECW meeting
It is time for our Fall ECW meeting on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 10 a.m.
In the Parish Hall. We will be discussing upcoming events on our calendar and outreach projects we want to support with the money we made at the
“Christmas in July" Bazaar. Please come for fellowship and refreshments and help us do God’s work with our Outreach Projects. Call Barb Manasek at 436-7767 if you have any questions.
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-October in regular and large print. If you would like any of these mailed to you, please email or call the church.
West Nebraska Art Center Announcement:
West Nebraska Art Center
106 E 18th Street
Saturday, September 25 from 4-8PM
Sunday, September 26 from 11-3PM
Over 1,000 pieces of Original Art!
Prices-Starting at $5!
Sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Scottsbluff
All Proceeds go to Local Missions
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Rev. Erin Rath
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