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Welcome to St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Salado Texas!

We strive to be a welcoming and diverse community, offering a variety of worship, fellowship, education, and ministry opportunities. Therefore we invite you to join with us as we “seek and serve Christ in all persons.”

St. Joseph’s welcomes all people where ever they are in their faith journey. We believe that we can best come to know God, our creator, through a relationship with his son, Jesus Christ. The clearest statements of what we believe is to be found in the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed. As a church, we emphasize the mystery of encountering God in worship. We believe all people are called to be ministers and to serve God, his Church and the community in which they live.

Please join us for worship and be a part of our Faith community. You are never a visitor. You are always our guest and we will welcome you with open arms.

Peace and Blessings,

Fr. Bob+

Are we a protestant Church?

Yes. The word protestant means “to witness for” and reminds us that our church witnesses for Jesus in the world around us. As an Episcopal Church we wish to work for greater unity among all Christians and churches. We believe that through a relationship with Jesus as our savior and redeemer that we come to salvation. We  believe that the  Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God, and contain all things necessary for salvation. We understand the meaning of the Bible by help of the Holy Spirit, who guides the Church in the true interpretation of the Scriptures.

Are we a Catholic Church?

Yes. The Church is catholic, because it proclaims the whole Faith to all people, to the end of time. The Church is apostolic, because it continues in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles and is sent to carry out Christ’s mission to all people.

Are we a Sacramental Church?

Yes. A sacrament is an outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace. We accept as most important the sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Eucharist (also called Communion or The Lord’s Supper). In Baptism we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and are adopted into God’s family called the Church. In Eucharist, we receive the bread and wine of communion which we believe is the body and blood of Jesus — a way of knowing by faith that Jesus is truly with us and in union (communion) with us. The benefits we receive are the forgiveness of our sins, the strengthening of  our union with Christ and one another, and the foretaste of the heavenly banquet which is our nourishment in eternal life.

What is the mission of the Church?

The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. The Church pursues its mission as it prays an worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love. The Church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.

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Upcoming Events • All are Welcome

Coming in September 2016….

September 10, 2016 • Church Cleanup Day Please join us and help with the deep cleaning of the church and multipurpose room from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

September 11, 2016 • Rally Day We will celebrate the end of the summer and have booths for you to sign up to help out and join the various ministries at St. Joseph’s!

September 12, 2016 • Newcomer’s Dinner A celebration dinner of welcoming our newcomers and to meet and have conversations with the Bishop’s Committee. Deacon Jerry and Fr. Bob.

September 18, 2016 • Invitation Sunday Invite a friend to church. More info coming!

September 18, 2016 • Daughters of the King Training ClassDaughters of the King will be having preparation classes for any woman of the parish interested in joining or learning about the Order. Classes will be held each Sunday at 1pm in the multipurpose room from Sep 18 through November 6. Please feel free to ask any Daughter of the King or contact Linda Lunt at

September 25, 2016 • It’s Pumpkin Sunday We will be off loading our pumpkins after the 11:00am service. Please help us make this year’s pumpkin sales and fest a success.

Coming in October 2016….

October 8, 2016 • Salado Garden Tour at St. Joseph’s • Please come out and enjoy St. Joseph’s stop along the Salado Garden Tour. Meet members of St. Joseph’s and guests from all over Central Texas. Times are from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

October 12, 2016 • Stewardship Dinner at Caliber OaksCome join us at 6:00pm for a great meal and fellowship at Rick and Denise Thomssen’s Caliber Oaks facility at 5235 Royal Street. We will be discussing the opportunities to grow St. Joseph’s. RSVP:

October 14, 2016 • St. Joseph’s co-sponsors the 5th Quarter with First Methodist Church • St. Joseph’s members will be providing cases of water and food and chaperones to help keep up with the youth. Please contact Deacon Jerry or Doug Nelson for more info.

October 16, 2016 • Nominations for Bishop’s Committee  due to Bishop’s Committee •   If you are interested in serving on the Bishop’s Committee or as Delegate to Council you must have your name placed in nomination by 6:30 pm this evening either in person or by email to

October 16, 2016 • The Rev Canon Kai Ryan will Celebrate and Preach this Sunday • Please join us in welcoming the Rev. Canon Kai Ryan to St. Joseph’s for worship today. Canon Kai is always a blessing to have at St. Joseph’s and we look forward to hearing her preach!

October 22, 2016 • An Introduction to Centering Prayer Retreat • Join Vicki Joy McClure in the Parish Hall as she explores Centering Prayer. The series will begin on Saturday October 22, from 9:00am until 4:00pm. The program will continue on the Wednesday evenings of Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 23(?), Nov 30, and Dec 7th(?) and will begin promptly at 6:30pm. A sign up sheet will be available in advance for you to bring their favorite soup or bread for all the share. Vicki Joy McClure is Board Certified Chaplain and Spiritual Director.

October 23, 2016 • Begin two Sunday Services at St. Joseph’s • Join us on Sunday mornings for Holy Eucharist at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Sunday School will be from 10:10am until 10:50am.

October 26, 2016 • Wednesday Evening Soup and Bread Series Join Vicki Joy McClure as she explores Centering Prayer. The soup dinner will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

Coming in November 2016….

November 2, 2016 • Wednesday Evening Soup and Bread Series Join Vicki Joy McClure as she explores Centering Prayer. Dinner and event will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

November 6, 2016: All Saint’s Sunday and In-Gathering of Pledge Cards

November 6, 2016 • Parish Elections • Parish Elections for Bishop’s Committee members and Delegate to Council will immediately follow the 9:00am and 11:00am services. Those elected to serve on the Bishop’s Committee will be seated during the Annual Parish meeting in January.

November 9, 2016 • Wednesday Evening Soup and Bread Series Join Vicki Joy McClure as she explores Centering Prayer. The soup dinner will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

November 16, 2016 • Wednesday Evening Soup and Bread Series Join Vicki Joy McClure as she explores Centering Prayer. The soup dinner will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

November 20, 2016 • Salado Village Thanksgiving Service • The Salado Community Thanksgiving Service will be on Sunday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m. People attending are asked to bring desserts. Location will be announced when available.

November 23, 2016 • Wednesday Evening Soup and Bread Series Join Vicki Joy McClure as she explores Centering Prayer. The soup dinner will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

November 30, 2016 • Wednesday Evening Soup and Bread Series Join Vicki Joy McClure as she explores Centering Prayer. The soup dinner will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

Coming in December 2016….

December 3 – 9, 2016: Outside Decorating • From December 3rd through the 9th, decorating the outside of the church, the Parish Hall and offices and the Tree House will be underway in preparation for the Las Posada and Festival.

December 4, 2016 • Daughters of the King Service of Installation • Please join us welcoming the newest members of the Daughters of the King at their installation during the 11:00am Eucharist Service.

December 7, 2016 • Wednesday Evening Soup and Bread Series Join Vicki Joy McClure as she explores Centering Prayer. The soup dinner will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

December 10, 2016 • The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Las Posada • Please join us for our annual celebration of walking through the village in search of an inn for Mary and Joseph beginning at 4:30pm. Upon arrival at St. Joseph’s we will have a Eucharist Service in honor of The Blessed Holy Mother. A wonderful festival reception will follow the service in our Parish Hall.

December 14, 2016 • Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols • Please join us at 6:30pm for an evening of traditional hymns, carols and readings from scripture.

December 18, 2016: Greening of the Church • As is tradition in the Episcopal Church we will change the season from Advent to Christmas following the service on the last Sunday in Advent. Please plan on participating in the Greening of the Church, the Parish Hall and offices immediately following the 11:00am service. We will decorate the Church with bows of greenery, poinsettias, and set up the Nativity scene so the Church is prepared for the Christmas Eve service on December 24th. Please join us for a fun time for the whole family!

December 24, 2016 • Christmas Eve Services • Please join us in celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior. Service times will be:

4:10pm Hymns and Carols
4:30pm Holy Eucharist Rite 2

8:40pm Hymns and Carols
9:00pm Holy Eucharist Rite 2 with Incense

December 25, 2016 • Christmas Morning Service • Please join us in celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior. There will only be ONE service Christmas morning. Holy Eucharist Rite 2 will begin at 10:00am.

Coming in January 2017….

January 6, 2017 •4th Annual 3 Kings 3 Miler • 8:00am •  The 4th Annual 3 Kings 3 Miler will be held Saturday, January 6, 2017. Preparations are in full swing already! If you would like to volunteer, sponsor, or race, then Josie Edwards or Ben Beasley can answer all your questions and give you the necessary forms.  We hope you will plan on being there — either running, walking, or volunteering!  If you would like to help with it please talk to Josie or Ben. Follow us on Facebook for updates . Register to race or donate to the cause at . Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds from this year’s race will help fund St. Joseph’s outreach ministry to Salado and the surrounding area!

Coming in February 2017….

February 28, 2017Shrove Tuesday Cajun Dinner 6:30pm in the Parish Hall.

Coming in March 2017….
March 1, 2017Ash Wednesday services at 12:15pm and 6:30pm.

Coming in April 2017….
April 9, 2017 • Palm Sunday.

April 12, 2017 • Tenebrae Wednesday.

April 13, 2017 • Maundy Thursday.

April 14, 2017 • Good Friday.

April 15, 2017 • Holy Saturday.

April 16, 2017 • Easter Sunday.

Coming in May 2017….

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Pumpkin Patch 2012 – September 20, 2012

Our first EfM class at St. Joseph’s – September 17, 2012

Our St. Joseph’s Youth Sing the Offertory Anthem- August 26, 2012

Our First Annual Chili Dog and Green Chili Cheeseburger Extravaganza – July 04, 2012

Outdoor Eucharist and Parish Picnic – May 20, 2012

Mother’s Day at St. Joseph’s – May 13, 2012

The men of St. Joseph’s celebrated Mother’s Day by preparing and serving a Mother’s Day Brunch on the patio. We honored  women of all ages and presented them with a red rose to symbolize our love for them.

Signing of the walls of the new addition – April 15, 2012

Signing of the new walls after our Sunday service on April 15, 2012. Kids and adults wrote their favorite scripture and blessings on the walls before the drywall goes up this week. The transept will expand our seating by another 15 or so.

Easter 2012

Shrove Tuesday – February 21, 2012

Baptism and Confirmation – January 29, 2012

Posada 2011

Advent 2011

Preparing for the service..

Preparing for the service

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Sunday Service Times

11:00am • Holy Eucharist

This Week's Scriptures

Children's Sunday School

9:30am - 10:30am - Treehouse

Adults' Sunday School

9:45am - 10:30am

Starting October 23

St. Joseph's will begin TWO Sunday services
9:00am and 11:00am

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