Monthly Archives: January 2018

Announcements for this week

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

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).  Deacon James can be reached at 919-593-3227 (

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)

The Wednesday night class continues at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall engaging in conversation about what it means to be an Episcopalian today in the light of our history.  We are using the book People of the Way, Renewing Episcopal Identity by Dwight Zscheile. We will read chapter 6 for this week and one chapter per week following.  Please join us at any time! 

We have a family who just moved into an apartment and is still needing the following items: chest of drawers, a couple of small side tables, small-medium coffee table, small kitchen table.  If you have any of these items, please let Karen know.

The Annual parish meeting will be held Sunday, January 21st following fellowship time.  We will elect vestry members and hear reports on the activities of St. Joseph’s over the past year.  Please bring a dish to share for our fellowship time together.

We need your help with the following items:

* someone to mop the parish hall floor once per month (Friday or Saturday)
* someone to create a new directory/database of information for St. Joseph’s members
* someone to create a gmail or mail chimp account for our email contacts
If you can help with any of these things, please see Karen.  Thank you!

Bishop Sam Rodman will make his annual visitation to St. Joseph’s on Sunday, January 28th for Confirmation/Reception.  Please come meet our new bishop and give him a warm welcome and welcome our new Episcopalians.  Please bring a dish to share for our feast following the service.

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 (thick warm and dry please)

Are you interested in being Confirmed or Received into The Episcopal Church?  Bishop Sam, our new diocesan bishop, will be with us on Sunday, January 28.Please let Karen know of your interest.

St. Joseph’s Weekly Schedule

Monday, January 15 (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Christmas Day
Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, January 16
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 17
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.
Healing Eucharist 6:00 p.m.
Potluck Supper 6:30 p.m.
Book Conversation 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 18 (The Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle)
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Friday, January 19 (Wufstan, Bishop of Worcester)
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 21
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Holy Eucharist 10:30
Fellowship following