Monthly Archives: September 2018

Announcements for this week

The Sixteenth 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!

Friends, we thank everyone for their financial contributions for our capital needs as we make plans to make our nave wheelchair accessible.  We are currently in need of bolstering our funds for our operating expenses such as salary, utilities and general upkeep of the property.  Summer is traditionally a time of lower income for churches, and this has been true for St. Joseph’s.  If you are able to “catch up” on your pledge or find yourselves able to contribute more, please prayerfully consider doing so.  Thank you for all your support for the mission and ministry of St. Joseph’s.

Liturgical notes for Season after Pentecost: creation cycle.  Our general convention has encouraged us to celebrate creation, so as the sun lowers in the sky and Fall approaches we will be celebrating creation through Christ the King Sunday.  This year the liturgy committee has decided to use, with permission from Bp Sam, the eucharistic liturgy for creation and redemption used by our Anglican neighbors in New Zealand.  This prayer is also more participatory, reminding us of our call to participate as stewards of creation.

Does your change jar need extra space? We are collecting “quarters for cleaning” for our neighbors who need to do their laundry at the laundromat.  Each load costs about $5 in quarters, so if you have quarters you’d like to donate, just put them in a baggie marked for laundry!  Thank you.

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 and work pants (32—38)               quick grits

men’s underwear (32, 34, 36)                          socks

travel or trial size toiletries                              quarters

Reading and book signing on Julian of Norwich with Amy Laura Hall on Tuesday, Sept 11 at 7:00 p.m. at The Regulator Bookshop on 9th St.  For more information see:

Random notes: Please mute all communications devices. Bathrooms are available throughout the morning in the Parish Hall.  Our bread is gluten-free; but if you wish to take Communion in only one kind, please cross your arms over your chest. Be sure to join us for continued fellowship in the parish hall after the service.

This Wednesday and the next we will watch a video series entitled: “Faith Communities, Veterans and Mental Health” in which we will hear about issues in mental health and reflect on how we, as a community, can provide a more welcoming space to folks struggling with mental illness.  We will hear reflections from some veterans; but our conversation will include others with mental health concerns (and not all veterans have mental health concerns).  This is also part of a pilot program, so we will be giving useful feedback for the creators of the videos to incorporate into any changes they make.  Please come join us at 7:30 p.m. for these conversations as we continue to become a welcoming community to all.  This week’s conversation on moral injury.

Ministry opportunities:  (contact) 

  • Lead Morning and/or Evening Prayer (James)
  • Assist with breakfast (James)
  • Clean parish hall weekly (Friday or Saturday) (Karen)
  • Vestry (Karen)
  • Altar Guild (Kate Reichert)
  • Fellowship after the service (Doug Merrill)
  • Music (Abe Ross)

Prayer and Breakfast—The St. Joseph’s community prays Morning and Evening Prayer each weekday. Each day after Morning Prayer, we host a simple community breakfast for a dozen to two dozen people. With the academic year now upon us, the schedules of some people involved in this ministry will be changing and so opportunities to serve on particular days will be opening up. If you may be called to this ministry, you can learn more by contacting Deacon James Todd at

The 2018 NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) North Carolina Annual Conference will be held on October 12 at the Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina. At this year’s Conference, we will be examining integrated healthcare and what it means with the theme “360° of Wellness”.  For more information and registration: 

                    Liturgy and Meeting Schedule    

Monday, September 10                              Thursday, September 13

Alexander Crummell                                   Cyprian, Bishop & Martyr

Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.                           MorningPrayer 7:30 a.m.

Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.                           Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, September 11                              Friday, September 14

                                                Holy Cross Day

Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.                           Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.

Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.                           Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, September 12                        Sunday, September 16

John Henry Hobart, Bishop                      The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Morning Prayer 7:30 a.m.                           Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m.

Evening Prayer 5:30 p.m.                           Fellowship following

Healing Eucharist 6 p.m.

Potluck supper 6:45 p.m.

Video series (part 3)  7:30 p.m.