Announcements for All Saints’ Sunday
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.
We will have a Thanksgiving Day Holy Eucharist on November 28th at 10:30 a.m. followed by a potluck feast. There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.
Sunday, November 10, is St. Joseph’s Sunday to provide a meal for the students of the Episcopal Center at Duke. Hot home-made dishes and sides are always appreciated by the students (fried chicken and pizza work too!). Please talk with Fred Hawkins if you can provide something or need more information. Walter has already claimed the cake spot. And please join us for the service and the meal! The address is 505 Alexander Avenue. The service begins at 5 with dinner following.
On Wednesday, November 6, we will continue discussing the book, Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying toward Wholeness by Joseph Barndt. Please read chapters 8 & 9 We will look at and discuss systemic racism in the Church. All are welcome!
Ministry opportunities: (contact)
Lead Morning and/or Evening Prayer
Assist with breakfast
Clean parish hall weekly (Friday or Saturday) (Karen)
Altar Guild (Emily Dubie)
Fellowship after the service (Doug Merrill)
Choir & musicians (Cambria Storms)
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.