Monthly Archives: September 2017

Announcements for this week

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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.  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 Deacon Louane at 919-651-0339( Deacon James can be reached throughout the week at  919-593-3227 (

Due to lack of interest in the Richard Rohr book, on Wednesday, Sept 20th we will simply have potluck supper and conversation following the Healing Eucharist.  On Wed, Sept 27th we will have potluck supper at 6:45 followed by Taizé at 7:30.

Ministry opportunities:  (contact)

  • Lead Morning and/or Evening Prayer (James)
  • Assist with breakfast (James)
  • Clean parish hall weekly on Friday or Saturday (Karen)
  • Choir (Joey Fala)
  • Vestry (Karen)
  • Episcopal Center at Duke (Fred Hawkins)
  • Altar Guild (Kate Reichert)
  • Fellowship after the service (Doug Merrill)

Dear friends, we are in need of your financial help! Our worship building is 109 years old, and we are needing to make some necessary repairs and would also like to make the building more accessible with a wheelchair ramp out front.  We have a “capital donations” line item for such items.  Here is an estimated breakdown of expenses.

  • Roof repair: $2,500 (work completed due to water leaking inside the sanctuary)
  • Video camera system: $4,100
  • Foundation repairs (new piers under two corners of nave): cost unknown at this time
  • Installation of wheelchair ramp and grading of land away from building: $6,000+

Any contribution is helpful, and given the age of the buildings, this is likely to be an ongoing budget item.  Many thanks for all your support of St. Joseph’s!

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
  • toilet paper/paper towels
  • tee shirts
  • grits
  • men’s underwear (32, 34, 36)
  • socks

Are you interested in being Confirmed or Received into The Episcopal Church?  Bishop Sam, our new diocesan bishop, will be with us on Sunday, November 5th, for All Saints Sunday.  Karen will set up a class for those interested in possible confirmation.  Just let her know.

“Responding Faithfully to Mental Health Crises in Our Community” September 24, 12pm-2pm.  Please join us in the parish hall for a workshop that will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to support our community members who may be experiencing mental health crisis. This will include discussions about trauma, mental illness, and de-escalation techniques. Through these discussions, you will learn how to better recognize trauma responses, emotional distress, and mental health symptoms such as psychosis and mania. After reviewing foundational terminology and definitions, we will explore scenarios that you may encounter during different facets of life together here at St. Joseph’s. You will be equipped to respond to and de-escalate these situations using trauma informed approaches. Lunch will be provided! Please sign up by September 17th so we have an accurate headcount for food. If you have questions or would like more information, please speak to Rémy Jodrey.

In an effort to tend our gardens we are looking for someone with a leaf-mulcher who would be willing to mulch our giant pile of leaves in the back garden or lend us your mulcher to use.  Please let Karen know if you can assist us.  Thanks!

St. Joseph’s Weekly Schedule

Monday, September 18 (Edward Bouverie Pusey)
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19 (Theodore of Tarsus)
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20 (John Coleridge Patteson & Companions)
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.
Healing Eucharist 6 p.m.
Potluck supper 6:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 21 (Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist) 
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 22 (Philander Chase)
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 24 (The sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m.
Fellowship time following