COVID-19 REGULATIONS UPDATE
Beginning Thursday, November 12, Social Distancing for non-family members will be required. The pews have once again been taped off and seating limited to basically each end and the very center of each pew that is open for occupancy. Family members may sit together however. Please remember to keep that same distance when entering, exiting and going to Communion. Thank you! If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Gutgsell.
The Ladies Guild will once again be providing Christmas gifts for several families this year. Due to Covid restrictions and many people attending church remotely, we are adding the option of signing up for the annual giving tree via sign up genius. You can sign up here or in church by taking an ornament off the tree. The sign up genius will be updated daily so we don't have duplicate gifts. Please bring your unwrapped gifts to church by December 14th or contact one of the Ladies Guild officers to pick it up at your house. Thank you in advance for your support of needy families in our community!
K OF C FOOD DRIVE
Each year the K of C participates in a food drive for those who are struggling in our community. If you are able, please bring to the church no- perishable food items and place them in the barrel in the narthex. Thank you for your generous support of the K of C good drive.
COATS FOR KIDS
As like in the past 10 years the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus are giving away new Winter coats to children in need. This is a Strictly Confidential program, so if you have or know of a child or children in need of a new Winter coat call ralph @ 402-707-8426.
The Junior Choir would like to extend an invitation to any child in grades 3 – 8 to participate in the Christmas Eve mass. You just need to attend one practice on Dec. 16 from 5:30 – 6:15 in the Church.
You can now watch St. Joseph's Church Sunday Mass on YouTube, please remember to click red "subscribe" button to find St. Joseph's video channel any time you need. Embedded video below can be resized to full screen or watched on YouTube if needed.
REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS
For the sick: Kathy Ewing, Harriet Green, Sally Leyden, Jerry Martin, Wes Erhart, Christina Gonzalez, Marjorie Bauman, Frank Riha, Candace Callicutt.
*Please let us know if a person needs to be removed from our Prayer List.
Many thanks to Larry and Kathy Kaiser and to Dave & Lin Kulm for donating the money to provide the meal at the Stephens’ Center this month. This was in lieu of preparing and serving the meal due to Covid-19.
FOR THOSE ASKING
The Knights of Columbus has decided that they would not sponsor a food booth at the Sarpy County Fair (if there is a fair) this year. This decision was based on the current price of the food, the close quarters required of workers in the food booth and most likely a lack of volunteers to work due to the Corona virus. They plan to be back next year.
All are welcome to join the St. Joseph’s prayer chain to offer intercessory prayers for those in need. To sign up there are two options to consider. If you would prefer to be notified via phone call, please contact Dorothy Foged at 402-253-2633 to be added. If you would prefer to be notified via text message, please text Julie Richards and type your name and “add to prayer chain” or call 402-881-2407 to be added.
Springfield Blue Jeans and Boots 4-H Club is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald house. Please place your tabs in the collection bucket in the back of the church!
Thank you for supporting 4-H’ers better our community!