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
We are sharing “bag” breakfast/lunch with coffee in the courtyard on Mon/Wed/Fri, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and “bag” lunch on Saturdays 11-12 a.m.
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer (via Zoom audio)
Monday – Friday 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer (via Zoom audio)
Sundays 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist (via Zoom audio/video)
Sundays around 11:15 a.m. Virtual “coffee hour”
For Zoom or signup info, please contact: email@example.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!
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
January 17, 2021
Needy Plate: There are many in need, especially with the challenges that COVID has brought. We would welcome your donations to our poor plate. Please send checks to Walter DeWinter at the church with the phrase “Needy Plate” in the memo line.
From the Diocese:
BECAUSE NUMBERS ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA are trending above 6.5%, the Diocese of North Carolina remains at Stage 1B of our regathering plan. This means officially, the Diocese has moved back to outdoor and online worship.
Let us all do our part by wearing face coverings, washing hands frequently and maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet!
Coffee Hour: We will be holding Zoom coffee hour following our Sunday worship. This will be a time where folks can catch up on news and check in and see how we all are doing these days. Since we are not permitted an in-person Annual Meeting, we will have at least two reports during coffee hour on January 31: the first concerning the progress of our search for our next vicar and the second summarizing our financial status as we begin the new year. We will have an in-person festive annual meeting when it becomes safe to do so.
If you have announcements, or want to place someone on our prayer list, please email Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday at noon. Thank you!
3-Part Racial Equity Series
EARLIER THIS FALL, the diocesan Racial Justice and Reconciliation Committee (RJRC) announced a new three-part racial equity educational offering taking place three times in 2021.
The series consists of two webinars and a 21-day challenge, and the first round of this series began in January. The first webinar with Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White, took place place on January 11. The 21-day challenge to build racial equity habits will take place soon after, with the final webinar with the Rev. Dr. William Barber, II, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, taking place February 9 at 7p.m.
You will need to register separately for each of the two webinars, and registrants will receive the link to the (Part 2) 21-day challenge.
Part 3: An Evening with the Rev. Dr. William Barber, II, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
Volunteers needed for the following:
* Wednesday Evening Prayer leader (5:30 p.m. using Mission of St. Clare website)
* Altar guild chair
If you are interested in the above, please contact Jamie.
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.
Collection for St. Joseph’s community in need: If you are able to donate any of the following items, please contact Tony Johnson at email@example.com. These items are for our breakfast/lunch 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
Tony has also asked us to think about the winter for our neighbors by donating some warm items: gloves, hats, scarves, *blankets, thermals and sleeping bags. These could save the lives of many of our neighbors from freezing this winter. Thank you.
Sunday Liturgists Sign-up: we invite you to join in leading our worship on Zoom Sundays during the 10:30 a.m. service, all our welcome to participate, you can sign up directly to read the scripture and prayers for upcoming Sundays here https://docs.google.com/document/d/12ix6OMQt5muScLpJEsrkCrqHc59K6sBp2D0XOsUCC4E/edit?usp=sharing or by emailing Cambria at firstname.lastname@example.org