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 through March 28th):

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

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 Third Sunday in Lent

March 15, 2020

Following the directive of our Bishops, we will have no public worship or gatherings until at least March 28th.  Our bishops will be in contact with our vicar as March 29th approaches, and she will let us know plans as they unfold.

Clergy schedule: This year 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.

Bishop Sam is scheduled for our annual visitation on June 7th.  If you are interested in being baptized, confirmed or received into The Episcopal Church, please let Karen know.  We hope to have classes during Easter Season.

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.

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)