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 (all public worship and gatherings cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19):

We are sharing “bag” breakfast w/coffee in the courtyard on Mon/Wed/Fri at 8:00 a.m.

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m.      Morning Prayer (via Zoom audio)

Monday – Friday 5:30 p.m.      Evening Prayer (via Zoom audio)

Wednesday 6:00 p.m.               Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing (currently cancelled)

Sundays 10:30 a.m.                   Holy Eucharist (via Zoom audio/video)

Sundays around 11:15 a.m.    Virtual “coffee hour”

For Zoom info please contact Karen at: stjosephsdurhamepiscopal@gmail.com

 

Online Giving:  Please continue to support our ministry during this time when we cannot be together physically.  The needs both within St. Joseph’s and in our community continue. CLICK HERE  to make an online donation through the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, or you  may mail a check to the church directly at 1902 W Main St, Durham, NC 27705.  Thank you!

Announcements for Week of 10 Pentecost (Proper 14)

August 9, 2020

Following the directive of our Bishops, we will have no public worship or gatherings until an unknown date.

Online Giving: Please continue to support our ministry during this time when we cannot be together physically. The needs both within St. Joseph’s and in our community continue. You can make an online donation through the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina on our webpage at: www.saintjosephsdurham.org or you may mail a check to the church directly at 1902 W Main St, Durham, NC 27705. Thank you! Please note: for the online giving, a small processing fee is taken out of your donation.

Clergy schedule: This year Karen will be working 25 hours/week. Her normal workdays will be Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. In the event of a pastoral emergency, she is available other days on her cell phone.

We will be holding Zoom coffee hour following our Sunday worship. This will be a time where folks can catch up on new and check in and see how we all are doing these days.

St. Joseph’s Monthly Work Days:

With the pandemic keeping us from gathering together for worship and fellowship, the Vestry would like to announce a monthly opportunity for us to gather outdoors at the church where we can socially distance, see one another in person, do some work on the church grounds and do some “catch up” with fellow parishioners.

On Saturday, August 22nd, September 19th and October 17th from 9am to 11 am, for those who can join, we will gather together outside the parish hall for the workday.  For this month’s workday, please notify David Hilsabeck by email if you can make it (davidhilsabeck12@gmail.com).  He will announce our areas of focus for each workday ahead of time and alert you to anything you may need to bring.

We should be able to beat the heat by ending at 11.  We look forward to seeing those of you who can make the 22nd!

The Vestry

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!

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.

small bottles of water              granola bars

peanut butter/jam                    gallon size Ziploc bags

to go” coffee cups w/lids     ground coffee