Saint Joseph’s Episcopal Church, aka “the little church with the big red doors”, is located on Main Street between Ninth and Iredell Streets in Durham, NC, across from Duke University’s East Campus. Our community life is rooted in the sacraments, daily prayer, study of the Scriptures, and fellowship with members, friends and neighbors inside and outside our walls. Following the example of our patron Saint Joseph, we want to make our church home a place of warm hospitality grounded in God’s love and to take that love out into the world.

We welcome all people to Saint Joseph’s Episcopal Church regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  All persons are welcome wherever they are on their faith journey and life journey. To learn more, please visit our  Welcome Statement.

Weekly Worship Schedule 

We are sharing “bag” breakfast/lunch with coffee in the courtyard on Mon/Wed/Fri, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and “bag” lunch on Saturdays 11-12 a.m.

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m.      Morning Prayer (via Zoom audio)

Monday – Friday 5:30 p.m.      Evening Prayer (via Zoom audio)

Sundays 10:30 a.m.

  • August 8 – In-person and livestreamed Eucharist
  • August 15 – Zoom morning prayer
  • August 22 –  In-person and livestreamed Eucharist
  • August 29 – Zoom morning prayer

Livestream Eucharist Information

  • You can watch the livestream by going to this link.
  • The service will begin at 10:30am but the livestream will start a few minutes early to account for the delay.
  • If you don’t see live video right away, please try refreshing your page or trying again in a few minutes.

For Zoom or signup info, please contact: stjosephsdurhamepiscopal@gmail.com

Online Giving:  Please continue to support our ministry during this time when we cannot be together physically.  The needs both within St. Joseph’s and in our community continue. CLICK HERE  to make an online donation through the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, or you  may mail a check to the church directly at 1902 W Main St, Durham, NC 27705.  Thank you!


 The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 1, 2021

St Joseph’s conforms to the Diocese of North Carolina’s Covid-related guidelines for in-person worship, including but not limited to:

  • Masks: Everyone must wear masks when the opening and concluding hymns are sung (even if you’re not singing – though we hope everyone will sing!); non-vaccinated people over the age of 2 must wear masks at all times; vaccinated people may unmask during the non-singing parts of the service but may also, of course, keep their mask on if they wish.
  • Contact tracing: A member of the vestry will keep a list of everyone who attends a given Sunday service; this list will be used for internal church communication only and will be used only to contact people if we learn that there has been Covid exposure at a service.
  • Seating: Vaccinated worshippers are welcome to pod however they judge best (i.e., you are welcome to sit with people not in your household). To maximize distance between pods, some pews will be roped or taped off.

St Joe’s is starting a bookclub.  We’ll meet one evening a month in September, October, November, January, February, March and April.  Details (such as…the first book) forthcoming.  For now, if you are interested, text or email Vicar Lauren to let her know, and also to let her know if there is a certain night-of-the-week that categorically will not work for you.

The vestry is seeking to elect one delegate (and one alternate) to attend this year’s
diocesan Annual Convention (November 19-20 in Winston-Salem). Please contact
Jamie if you are interested in serving St. Joes as a delegate this year.

Nature Walk Saturday August 14 at 8 am: join us in seeking sanctuary at Horton’s Grove Nature Preserve located at 7360 Jock Road, Bahama NC 27503. Please RSVP for more details and directions by contacting Cambria at emailcambria@gmail.com.

Sunday Liturgists needed for in-person and online services:  You can now sign-up
to participate in-person or on Zoom, all services begin at 10:30 am Sundays.  View the schedule and sign-up to read scripture and prayers here.  emailcambria@gmail.com

Announcements: If you have announcements, or want to place someone on our prayer list, please email Walter at walterjdewinter@gmail.com by Wednesday at noon.

Morning Prayer returns to the sanctuary August 2 – we’ll be exploring a hybrid in-person/on Zoom-phone MP, so that one or more people will be in the sanctuary each morning, but people can also pray from home. Questions? Please contact parish intern Brett Stonecipher at brett.stonecipher@duke.edu

Please consider volunteering for our morning breakfast/lunch ministry. Additional volunteers are needed, especially for Wednesday morning. Please contact Tony Johnson at tony.tcjohnson.johnson92@gmail.com with questions and to volunteer.

St. Joseph’s and My Neighbor’s Ministry:

If you’d like to continue donating to these ministries, we need:

  • Rain ponchos: these are lightweight and very helpful this time of year. Amazon carries them @ 20 for $24.99 (long sleeved please).  Amazon link
  • small and regular size bottles of water
  • gallon sized ziplock bags
  • men’s clothing (for our partner “Open Table”).  Please let Tony know and he’ll meet you at the church.
  • white T-Shirts in sizes L, XL, and XXL
  • white socks in L and XL
  • wash cloths to put in the hygiene bags
  • Also for the hygiene bags: tooth brushes, toothpaste & soap, disposable razors

Please contact Tony Johnson at tony.tcjohnson.johnson92@gmail.com if he needs to coordinate receipt of any items, with you. You can also contact Deacon Monnie if you have any questions at monnie.riggin@gmail.com.

Thank you!