Outhreach

“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”
~St. Francis of Assisi

Following the leadership of our clergy, the people of St. Francis take very seriously the charge to be the hands of Jesus in our broken and hungry world. Members of the congregation are active in the life of our community serving on a variety of boards including the school district, hospital, YMCA, and Cooperative ministry Council, to name a few. Others are active as volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, The Doves shelter, Cert, Lakota Lutheran Center, and a wide variety of service clubs. This year Our EBay selling site known as “Prairied Treasures” sold donated items and gave $1,000 to the Local Youth Shelter, $500 to the Humane Society, and $500 to Doves.

                             
                             

November is Peanut Butter month for the back
pack program. Bring an 16 oz jar of peanut
butter to Sunday worship.

                               
                             

“Start by doing what is necessary; then do
what’s possible; and suddenly
you are doing the impossible."  

~St. Francis of Assisi

 

By far our largest outreach project is the weekend backpack program.  Started four years ago by our Rector’s wife, Debbie Hogue and a small group of committed members, the program provides a weekly backpack full of food for school children who rely on school breakfasts and lunches. Last year the group sent home over 5,000 packs of food to children in both the Scottsbluff and Gering school systems. The annual budget for this program exceeds $30,000 and has become a community wide ministry involving a wide variety of churches and service groups. For more information, click here.