Announcements for this week


Announcements for 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!

Clergy schedule: Karen’s normal Sabbath is Monday, and her usual workdays are Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  In the event of a pastoral emergency, she is available other days on her cell phone.

Today’s organist, Cambria Storms, is a performing and visual artist who grew up nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest Virginia.  She began playing the piano at the age of 8 and hasn’t stopped since.  She has performed solos, duets, accompanied various church choirs, vocalists, and ensembles.  Cambria quickly discovered a passion for the pipe organ, independently studying with Thomas Baugh, and became an apprentice to Andrew Cochran at St. James’ Episcopal Church.  Cambria has most recently served as Organist-in-Residence at St. Philips’ Anglican Church and Trinity Episcopal Church.  She is a life long Episcopalian and delighted to share in the glory of the liturgy at St. Joseph’s.

There will be no Holy Eucharist, dinner or class on Wednesday, Oct 2.  Karen will be at clergy conference Oct 1-2.

On Wednesday, Oct 9, we will begin discussing the book, Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying toward Wholeness by Joseph Barndt.  Please read pp 1-35 for Oct 9th.  We will look at and discuss systemic racism in the Church.  All are welcome!

My opportunities: (contact)

Lead Morning and/or Evening Prayer

Assist with breakfast

Clean parish hall weekly (Friday or Saturday) (Karen)

Vestry (Karen)

Altar Guild (Emily Dubie)

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

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!                 

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.

If you wish to register to vote in Durham County or need to change your address to be eligible, please see Polly after the service today.