Thursday Announcements March 23, 2023
What Happens on Good Friday?
Good Friday is the solemn liturgy in remembrance of Jesus' passion and death. On this day we hear eighty-two verses from the gospel of John which recount the events of the first passion. As Good Friday is a continuation of the Maundy Thursday liturgy, it begins as the prior service ended: in silence. The altar, which was stripped following Thursday evening's service, remains bare. This is the only service in the liturgical year at which we are offered the opportunity to venerate the cross. The Eucharistic prayer is not said on this day. Instead, communion is distributed from reserve. At Saint Francis, this year's Good Friday liturgy will be offered at noon and 6:30 p.m on April 7.
Holy Week Schedule
From the office—Ann’s Announcements
Eain Peterson March 26
Melissa Moreno March 28
Gretchen Traw March 30
Rev. Erin Rath March 31
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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