Welcome!

Saint Joseph’s Episcopal Church, aka “the little church with the big red doors”, is located on Main Street between Ninth and Iredell Streets in Durham, NC, across from Duke University’s East Campus. Our community life is rooted in the sacraments, daily prayer, study of the Scriptures, and fellowship with members, friends and neighbors inside and outside our walls. Following the example of our patron Saint Joseph, we want to make our church home a place of warm hospitality grounded in God’s love, and to take that love out into the world.

We welcome all people to Saint Joseph’s Episcopal Church regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  All persons are welcome wherever they are on their faith journey and life journey. To learn more, please visit our  Welcome Statement.

Weekly Worship Schedule:

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m.      Morning Prayer

Monday – Friday 5:30 p.m.      Evening Prayer

Wednesday 6:00 p.m.               Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing

Sundays 10:30 a.m.                   Choral Holy Eucharist (children welcome during services)

Announcements for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany

January 19, 2020

If you are a newcomer or a visitor—welcome!  Please fill out a contact card found in your pew.  Let’s get to know one another!  St. Joseph’s is a place of worship, prayer, fellowship and study.  Normally we pray Morning Prayer at 7:30 a.m. and Evening Prayer at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Please join us for prayer and fellowship whenever you can.  The “poor plate” located by the baptismal font funds our fellowship and outreach ministries.  Thank you for your gifts!

Clergy schedule: Due to a decrease in pledge income for 2020, Karen will be working 25 hours/week.  Her normal work days will be Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  In the event of a pastoral emergency, she is available other days on her cell phone.

Ministry opportunities: (contact)

*Lead Morning and/or Evening Prayer

*Assist with breakfast

*Clean parish hall weekly (Friday or Saturday) (Karen)

*Vestry (Karen)

*Altar Guild (Erica Ridderman)

*Fellowship after the service (Doug Merrill) 

*Choir & musicians (Cambria Storms)

The St. Joseph’s annual meeting is today following the service.  Please come join us as we hear reports from last year and look ahead to 2020.

From Karen: Wednesday nights during Epiphany we will be discussing “The Future of Christianity” using articles written in the Center for Action and Contemplation’s most recent issue of Oneing. This week we are discussing the article, “Loving the Church Back to Life” by Shane Claiborne.   Folks can purchase copies online in either paper form or a PDF.  The address is:https://store.cac.org/products/oneing-the-future-of-christianity   I have copies available of that article if anyone needs it.

Collection for St. Joseph’s community in need:   We invite you to bring any of the following items and place them in the basket at the back of the church for our breakfast and outreach needs; these items are part of the offerings of our life and labor:

toilet paper/paper towels                                socks

tee shirts and work pants (32—38)              trial size hygiene products

men’s underwear (32, 34, 36)                        (both men’s and women’s)

Does your change jar need extra space? We are collecting “quarters for cleaning” for our neighbors who need to do their laundry at the laundromat.  Each load costs about $5 in quarters, so if you have quarters you’d like to donate, just put them in a baggie marked for laundry!  Thank you!   

Our next workday will be Saturday, January 25th from 9 a.m. until 12 noon with a potluck lunch following.  We will be working both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting).  If you have ideas for projects, please talk with Jamie Jones or David Hilsabeck.