Tuesday, Dec. 20, Joint Thanksgiving Service with Methodist Church at St. Joseph, 7 p.m., Social will follow
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 24 & 25, Nativity Display in Social Hall
St. Joseph’s Giving Tree
The Ladies’ Guild is sponsoring a Giving Tree this Christmas season to benefit children and their parents in need. Last year, our church graciously helped 4 families – 7 adults and 20 children—with Christmas gifts. We hope to help just as many, if not more, this year.
The Giving Tree will be located in our church beginning this week. Displayed on the tree will be 2-part, paper ornaments with suggested items per person. We will try to give as much detail as possible.
Once you select an ornament, please leave the top copy of the ornament in the box by the tree with your name on it. This tells us that the ornament has been taken and not lost or forgotten. After you have purchased your item, securely attach the 2nd part of the ornament to the item with tape. Lastly, return the unwrapped item to the church and place it under the tree It is very important that you do not wrap the item. Baskets will be provided near the tree. We will collect items daily and get them ready for a group wrapping party.
Ornaments will be added daily, so please re-visit the tree at a later time if ornaments are taken.
You may give a cash donation if you do not have the time or the ability to shop for gifts. The Ladies’ Guild will shop for you. If you would like to make a cash donation to go toward purchasing gifts, contact Angie Carlson (402-253-2506) or Lois Dalton (402-679-2189) and we will make arrangements with you.
Please consider this project for your charitable contributions. We have made a difference with our compassion for so many people. Everyone who receives a gift from us has been forever grateful.
Soup Supper & Raffle Thank You
The Ladies’ Guild would like to thank the following businesses for donating gift cards or items for our October 27th Soup Supper and Raffle. We encourage parishioners to frequent these businesses if the opportunity arises. And please thank them for their donation when you stop in:
Absolutely Her, Papillion; B’s Diner, Louisville; Carnes Creations; Casey’s, Springfield; HyVee Market Grille, Papillion; HyVee, Papillion; Liebentritt Dentistry, Springfield; Oriental Trading Company, LaVista; Papa Murphy’s, Papillion; Phoenix 370, Westmont Area; Pizza Hut, Papillion; Red Lobster, 144th & West Center; Rotella’s Bakery, LaVista; Sam’s Club, Papillion; Style Shoppe, Louisville; Super Saver, Omaha; Terry Hughes Tree Service, Springfield; The Lofte Community Theater; Vivian’s Floral and Gift, Louisville; Walmart, Gretna.
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Saint Joseph's fifth annual Nativity Display will be held on Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th. Set-up will be on Friday, November 23rd, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
There will be sign-up sheets for those wanting to donate: their time helping with the project, displaying their nativities, items for the raffle (angles, nativities, gift cards, or cash) and/or items for the bake sale. The nativity gift shop will be open with Christmas items for sale at whole sale prices! All proceeds will go to our Community Outreach Project to benefit the needy in our community.
If you have questions, call Kathy Baker (402) 253-2511 or Lin Kulm (402) 253-2914
For the sick: Kathy Ewing, Harriet Green, Ted Riha, Duane Poser, Sally Leyden, Chrissy Skinner, Jerry Martin, Wes Erhart, Frank Novotny
*Please let us know if a person needs to be removed from our Prayer List.
As in the past several years the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus will once again be giving away New Winter Coats, Hats, Gloves and Scarfs as long as supply lasts. They will be given to children who are in need and cannot afford to buy one. If you know someone who needs these winter items, please call. This is strictly a confidential project.
Call Ralph @ 402-707-8426.