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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 December 2017….

December 9, 2017 • The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and La Posada •  Please join us for our annual celebration of walking through the village in search of an inn for Mary and Joseph beginning at 5:00pm. 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 13, 2017 • Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols •Cancelled for 2017. Please join us for an evening of traditional hymns, carols and readings from scripture at 6:30pm.

December 02 – 09, 2017: Outside Decoration •   Beginning December 02, the outside of the church, the Parish Office and Parish Hall will be decorated in preparation for the La Posada and Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival.

December 24, 2017: Greening of the Church • As is tradition in the Episcopal Church we will change the season from Advent to Christmas following the 10:00am service on the last Sunday in Advent. Please note that the Last Sunday in Advent is on Christmas Eve this year. Please plan on participating in the Greening of the Church, the Church Office, and the Parish Hall immediately following the 10:00am service. We will decorate the Church with bows of greenery, poinsettias, and finish setting up the Nativity scene. The Church will be prepared for the Christmas Eve service that evening. Please join us for a fun time for the whole family!

December 24, 2017: Christmas Eve Services • There will be only one service for the Last Sunday in Advent at 10:00am in the morning. There will be two Christmas Eve services in the evening.

10:00 A.M.The Fourth Sunday in Advent

4:40 P.M. Music and Carols before the service
5:00 P.M. Holy Eucharist: Rite Two with Sanctus Bells

8:40 P.M. Music and Carols before the service
9:00 P.M. Holy Eucharist: Rite Two with Sanctus Bells and Incense

 


Happy New Year….


Coming in January 2018….

January 6, 2018 • 3 Kings 3 Miler • 8:00am •  The 4th Annual 3 Kings 3 Miler will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018. Preparations are in full swing already! If you would like to volunteer, sponsor, or race, then Louis Ivey 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. Follow us on Facebook for updates  www.facebook.com/3Kings3Miler . Register to race or donate to the cause at https://runsignup.com/race/tx/salado/3kings3miler . 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 2018….

February 13 • Shrove Tuesday • Celebrate Shrove Tuesday with a Gumbo and Jambalaya dinner in the Parish Hall at 6:30pm.

February 14 • Ash Wednesday • services at 12:15pm and 6:30pm.

February 18, 25, and March 4, 11, 18, and 25 • Confirmation and Reception •  Classes will meet in the Multipurpose Room from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.


Coming in March 2018….

March 4, 11, 18 and 25 • Confirmation and Reception •  Classes will meet in the Multipurpose Room from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

March 19 • Feast of St. Joseph • 

March 21 • Stations of the Cross • youth led Stations of the Cross at 6:30pm at the church followed by soup and salad in the Parish Hall.

Holy Week Services at St. Joseph’s

March 25 • Palm Sunday • Services will start outside – weather permitting.

March 29 • Maundy Thursday • 6:30pm • Maundy Thursday liturgy with Holy Eucharist Rite 2 followed by Stripping of the Altar.

March 30 • Good Friday • 6:30pm • Self guided Stations of the Cross are from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Good Friday Liturgy at 6:30pm. Group Stations of the Cross will follow the service, outside weather permitting.


Coming in April 2018….

April 1 • Easter Sunday • 9:00am and 11:00am • Baptism and Confirmation at 11:00am service. Blessing and opening of the new Playground, Easter Egg Hunt, and Lite Brunch following the 11:00am service.

April ?? • 1:00pm – 4:00pm •  • Join us for the first annual Kite Fest in Salado Texas! Fun, food, kite building and flying for all! The Fest will be at the Chapel at Caliber Oak at 5235 Royal Street, Salado, TX 76571


Coming in May 2018….

May 20 • Annual Parish Picnic • 10:00am • We will have our annual parish picnic under the giant old oak tree behind the Parish Hall at St. Joseph’s. There will be only one service this day. A celebration picnic will be help after the Service


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Coming in September 2018….

September 9, 2018 • 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 16, 2018 • 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 TBA, 2018 • 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 16, 2018 • Invitation Sunday  Invite a friend to church. More info coming!


Coming in October 2018….

October XX, 2018 • Blessing of the pets •   Please join us at 2:00pm for our annual celebration of the Blessing of the pets.

October XX, 2018 • St. Joseph’s co-sponsors the 5th Quarter with the Church of Christ • 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.

October XX, 2018 • Pumpkin Festival • Please bring “the kids” and join us for a safe and fun event. There will be treats and activities for all. Pumpkin Fest begins at 6:00pm and ends at 7:30pm.


Coming in November 2018….
November XX, 2018 • Nominations for Bishop’s Committee Delegate due to Bishop’s Committee •   If you are interested in serving on the Bishop’s Committee you must have your name placed in nomination by 2:30 pm today.

November XXZ, 2018 • Stewardship Dinner at Caliber OakCome join us at 6:30pm for a great meal and fellowship at Rick and Denise Thomssen’s Caliber Oak facility at 5235 Royal Street. We will be discussing the opportunities to grow St. Joseph’s. RSVP: stjoseph@stjosephsalado.org

November XX, 2018 • Parish Elections • Parish Elections for Bishop’s Committee members will be held after both services today. 

November XX, 2018 • Salado Village Thanksgiving Service • The Salado Community Thanksgiving Service will be at Grace Baptist Church (5798 FM 2484) on Sunday, November XX, at 6:00 p.m. People attending are asked to bring desserts or finger foods. A reception will follow the Service.


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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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WORSHIP & ACTIVITIES

Sunday Service Times

9:00am • Holy Eucharist

11:00am • Holy Eucharist

This Week's Scriptures


Children's Sunday School

10:10am - 10:50am - Treehouse


Adults' Sunday School

10:10am - 10:50am - Parish Hall


Youth Group

Wednesday's 6:30pm


3 Kings 3 Miler

January 6, 2018

Join St. Joseph's in celebrating Epiphany and get your New Year's Resolutions for healthy living off to a great start with a fun 5K in Salado, Texas!

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