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: 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 the Last Sunday after Pentecost         Christ the King

November 22, 2020

From the Diocese:

BECAUSE NUMBERS ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA are trending above 6.5%, the
Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina has moved back to Stage 1B of our regathering plan. This means the Diocese is moving back to outdoor and online worship only, without regard to the numbers in each county. St. Joseph’s will continue to offer Morning Prayer via Zoom on Sunday’s at 10:30 a.m., and Morning and Evening Prayer at 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively, Monday-Friday. Morning and evening prayer are via phone using the same number provided with the zoom link for Sunday’s.

Let us all do our part by wearing face coverings, washing hands frequently and maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet!

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.

If you have announcements, or want to place someone on our prayer list, please email Walter at walterjdewinter@gmail.com  by Wednesday at noon. Thank you!

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.

Sunday Morning Lay Readers:  If you would like to lead one of the readings (scripture, canticles, prayers of the people etc.) during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sundays, please let Deacon Monnie know (monnie.riggin@gmail.com). We welcome all to participate.

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.

Minority Owned and Operated Businesses in North Carolina:

As part of conversations on anti-racism and efforts we can take to support businesses owned and operated by minorities, St. Joseph’s, Durham is working on a list of these businesses with an eye toward circulating it among faith based communities in our convocation. It is hoped that whenever possible, folks will use the services of minority owned businesses. We will make every effort to vet and keep the list updated. If you have contributions to make to this list, please send the name of the business, name of owner and contact (street address, email and telephone) information to: The Rev. Dn. Monnie Riggin (monnie.riggin@gmail.com). Thanks so much!

Help EAT NC feed Durham students! The pandemic has increased the challenges of feeding Durham, but our community continues to step up and find creative ways to get meals to those in need, including students. And you can help! Please consider supporting Durham food security with these opportunities:

  • Support DPS meal delivery: EAT NC is providing weekly home meal deliveries to Durham Public Schools students. If your DPS student is attending school from home (not a learning center) and you’re unable to pick up school meals from a DPS site, then sign up for EAT NC’s weekly home meal deliveries, providing five breakfasts and lunches a week. Sign up for meals to be delivered to your home here: https://www.eatnorthcarolina.org/dpsschoolmeals.

To support this effort, EAT NC needs drivers to get this food out into the community: please volunteer to deliver meals to DPS students here: https://tinyurl.com/drivemeals.

  • Pick up DPS meals: Anyone can pick up meals for children ages 0-18 from one of 25 Durham Public Schools feeding sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Charter, private, public and pre-K students are all included. Your meal pick-up keeps this essential service going and DPS food service staff employed. Find sites here: https://tinyurl.com/Durhammeals.

 Collection for St. Joseph’s community in need: If you are able to donate any of the following items, please contact Tony Johnson at tony.tcjohnson.johnson92@gmail.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!