Monthly Archives: May 2017

Announcements for this week

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

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. We normally 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 at the entrance to the church, funds our fellowship and outreach ministries. Thank you for your gifts!

If you wish to add or change entries to those remembered in our Prayer Ministry, please use the prayer list in the back of the church on Sunday.  If something arises during the week, please notify Dolores ( and Karen (

Please note: All our Communion bread is gluten free.  Bathrooms are available in the parish house throughout the morning.  Large print editions of the BCP are available from the ushers.  Please mute all communication devices.

Clergy schedule: Karen’s normal Sabbath is Monday.  In the event of a pastoral emergency she is available on her cell phone (919-951-8739). If you need pastoral assistance on Mondays please contact Louane at 919-651-0339,  James can be reached throughout the week at or on his cell phone (919-593-3227).

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.:

  • ground coffee
  • paper towels
  • toilet paper
  • tee-shirts
  • quick grits

Ministry Opportunities: (Contact)

  • Lead Morning and/or Evening Prayer (James)
  • Assist with breakfast (James)
  • Clean parish hall weekly (Friday or Saturday) (Karen)

Do you like the great outdoors? The vestry would like to take over managing our parking lot which is currently rented to Whole Foods and Blacknall.  To do this we need to walk the parking lot once a day to make sure each car parked there is one with a hang tag on it.  If you would be willing to take about 10 minutes once a week to help us out, please let Karen know.  Any time of day will work!  Thank you.

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together.  St. Luke’s Durham is a host for this program in our diocese. Our two EfM groups are composed of members from four different parishes. We are currently registering for the 2017-2018 academic year, registration closes July 15. Tuition for the year is $375.  Scholarships and payment options are available.  If interested, please contact either Barbara Longmire (919-308-1211; ), or Shawn Svoboda-Barber ( ). Or visit the Sewanee EfM website at

Changes, Challenges & Crisis: Remembering the Civil Rights Era in the Diocese of North Carolina, 1963-1973  You are invited to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at 403 E. Main in Durham on Saturday, June 3, from 10:00 to 3:00 for a retrospective on this important decade. Go behind the headlines of the General Convention Special Program, Malcolm X Liberation University, and the Black Panther Party’s Free Ambulance Service. Consider the legacy of this era in our individual and corporate lives, and in our ongoing efforts toward racial reconciliation. Two groups of panelists, along with audience participants, will offer eye-witness accounts and reflections on their experiences. An optional tour of the Pauli Murray Family Home at 906 Carroll Street will follow the program. This home was recently designated a National Historic Landmark and is the future home of The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice. A registration fee of $15 includes lunch. To register click REGISTER or check the diocesan website under “News & Events/Upcoming Events” or call Lynn Hoke at 919-602-4305.

St. Joseph’s Weekly Schedule

Monday, May 22

Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening prayer 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 23 (Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler)

Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 24 (Jackson Kemper)

Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.
Healing Eucharist 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 25 (Ascension Day)

Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 26 (Augustine, First Bishop of Canterbury)

Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 28–The Sunday after Ascension Day

Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m.
Fellowship time following