Monthly Archives: August 2019

Announcements for this week

                                                          The Tenth 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!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 other days on her cell phone. Deacon James can be contacted at jamestoddemail@gmail.com

Today’s organist, Renée McBride, pays the bills by working as a librarian at the UNC University Libraries, where she works closely with the Music Library and with Andy Lang’s wife Michelle. Music feeds her soul, however, and she substitutes at various churches in central NC and accompanies local school choruses, as well as serving her home church, United Church of Chapel Hill, through music.

Mark Ambrose will lead us in conversations on “Church Architecture” beginning August 28th. He says, “The spaces that we use for worship affect how we worship. These spaces, and how we use them also reflect what we believe about God and the meaning of our worship. Over 3 or 4 weeks we will explore different types of church buildings (modern and historic) and the ideas reflected in them. The aim is for participants to become more conscious of our own worship space and how we use it in order to have a more meaningful worship experience.”  Class at 7:30 p.m.

One of our community who has been unhoused for several years has moved into his own apartment! He is in need of the following items especially: washing machine, dryer, bed; also… vacuum cleaner, garbage cans, towels, cleaning supplies, radio, toiletries/paper products, food/gift card. If you have these items, please see Karen/James. Thank you!

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 (Emily Dubie/Carl Clark)

Fellowship after the service (Doug Merrill)

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                          socks

tee shirts and work pants (32—38)        quarters

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

On Saturday, Sept 7th we will have a work day and BBQ (or potluck if it rains) to continue to clean up the grounds and inside of the church buildings. There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall. Please come as you are able, if even for part of the morning.

On Wednesday, Aug 21 and Sunday, Aug 25 we will have conversations about our St. Joseph’s community. What enlivens you? What de-energizes you? What changes would you like to see take place? How do you hear God calling us to engage one another and our neighborhood/Durham in the coming months/years? I will report on our vestry conversations with our regional Canon. The conversations each of these days will be the same, but you are welcome to come to both! If you are not able to come but have thoughts/ideas, please talk with your clergy or vestry.

Does your change jar need extra space? We are collecting “quarters for cleaning” for our neighbors who need to do their laundry at a 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!

Gifts to share with our community:

Folks to share in leading Morning and Evening Prayer (Monday and Thursday EP) – see James