Announcements for this week

The First Sunday in Lent

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!  StJoseph’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 ( 

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
  • tee shirts
  • grits
  • men’s underwear (32, 34, 36)
  • socks (thick warm and dry please)

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)

StJoseph’s Directory - We would like to include a photograph of each person in the church directory beside their entry to make it easier for others to connect a face with each name.  If you have suitable photographs of yourself, spouse, and family members, please send a JPG file to Dolores Brine at   For those who do not have photos available, we will arrange to take photos at church on several Sundays.   Also, please supply your information for the directory by completing the form in this bulletin and dropping it in the offering plate or giving it to Karen, Walter, or Dolores.

This Tuesday, February 20th at 6:00 p.m., the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham joins the loved ones of Alicia Elder in a vigil to honor her life. We will gather at Hillside Park (1301 SouthRoxboro Street), near where Ms. Elder (50) was fatally stabbed on January 30, 2018. A community social worker and mother of two, Alicia’s gifts to our community are immeasurable and irreplaceable. We gather in vigil on the occasion of Alicia’s 51st birthday to honor her life and legacy, to offer comfort to her family and friends, and to reclaim this site of violence as a place of peace. Minister Annette Love (Northside Baptist Church) and Rev. Dorothy Clark (Change Paths Ministry) will lead in prayer, reflection, and song. All ages and faiths are welcome.

St. Joseph’s Weekly Schedule

Monday, February 19
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 20
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.
Pancake Supper 6 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.
Healing Eucharist 6:00 p.m.
Potluck supper 6:45 p.m.
Book Study 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, February 22
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Friday, February 23 (Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna)
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross

Sunday, February 25 (Second Sunday in Lent)
Holy Eucharist 10:30
Fellowship following