Announcements for this week

The Fifth 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!  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 (

We will have a work day on Saturday, March 24th, 9:30 – 1:00 to clean up the grounds and buildings in preparation for Holy Week.  We will also make palm crosses if anyone knows how to make them and would be willing to lead us in that task.  Please let Karen know.

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
  • grits
  • tee shirts and work pants (32-38)
  • men’s underwear (32, 34, 36)
  • socks (thick warm and dry please)

On Wednesdays during Lent (and perhaps beyond) we will be discussing ‘The New Jim Crow’ by Michelle Alexander beginning at 7:30 following a potluck supper at 6:45.  Please join us!

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)

For Maundy Thursday, March 29th, 6:00 p.m. we will begin our service downstairs in the parish hall with Holy Eucharist, foot-washing and agape meal.  We have decided to have our service downstairs for accessibility.  We are asking that folks please sign up to bring simple food items and that they be vegan and gluten-free to honor dietary needs.  Suggestions: hummus, gluten-free pita bread, olives, dried fruits, nuts.  We will have four tables of eight people each, so if your portions would serve 8, that would be lovely.  Food may be left in the kitchen and marked for Maundy Thursday.  Set up will begin at 3:30 if you would like to assist.  Many thank

St. Joseph’s Weekly Schedule

Monday, March 19 (Saint Joseph)
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 20 (Cuthbert, Bishop)
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 21 (Thomas Ken. Bishop)
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, March 22 (James DeKoven, Priest)
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.

Friday, March 23 (Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop & Missionary)
Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross

Sunday, March 25 (Palm Sunday)
Holy Eucharist 10:30
Fellowship following