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 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 13, 2019

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: Karen’s normal Sabbath is Monday, and her usual workdays are Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  In the event of a pastoral emergency, she is available other days on her cell phone.

On Wednesday, October 16th, we will continue discussing the book, Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying toward Wholeness by Joseph Barndt.  Please read chapters 2 & 3 for October 16th.  We will look at and discuss systemic racism in the Church.  All are welcome!

Ministry opportunities: (contact)

Lead Morning and/or Evening Prayer

Assist with breakfast

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

Vestry (Karen)

Altar Guild (Emily Dubie)

Fellowship after the service (Doug Merrill)  

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)                quarters

men’s underwear (32, 34, 36)                            grits

Does your change jar need extra space? We are collecting “quarters for cleaning” for our neighbors who need to do their laundry at a 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!                   

If you wish to register to vote in Durham County or need to change your address to be eligible, please see Polly after the service today.

Fun at St. Luke’s Pumpkin Patch: Kids LOVE a pumpkin patch. Treat your kids and yourself to fun at St. Luke’s Pumpkin Patch that runs through October 31st, Sunday through Friday, 1 p.m.—7p.m. and Sat, 10 a.m.—7 p.m.  Many choices of pumpkins and a place to take photos of the kids. Proceeds go to fund outreach and various programs at St. Luke’s. Whether you need pumpkins for Halloween or pumpkin pie, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Hillandale at I-85, is the place to go.

Random notes: Please mute all communications devices. Bathrooms are available throughout the morning in the Parish Hall.  Our bread is gluten-free; but if you wish to take Communion in only one kind, please cross your arms over your chest. Be sure to join us for continued fellowship in the parish hall after the service.