St Joseph's Episcopal Church

16921 West Newberry Road
Newberry, Florida 32669
Phone: 352-472-2951

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR
VISITORS AND NEWCOMERS
 

When you visit with us...

Our service  is found in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) found on the shelf of the chair in front of you. Our Hymns are found in the red hymnal and our songs are located in the white binder. If this is your first time attending an Episcopal service, we invite you to relax, do not worry about all the books, but enjoy the presence of God.

All baptized persons are invited to receive Holy Communion. Communion is received in two kinds, the bread and the wine, or the bread alone.  If you place your hands together, right over left with your palms facing up, the priest will place the bread on the palm of your hand.  When the chalice bearer comes to you with the wine, either guide the chalice to your lips or hold out the bread.  The chalice bearer will dip it in the wine and put it in your mouth.  Gluten free wafers are available. 

Your children are always welcome at any service. During the 10:30 AM service, our children's nursery offers an experienced staff who provide loving care for your infant, toddler and/or preschooler.  We also have Sunday school for school aged children, during  the months of September through May.  Both are located in the next building to your right as you exit the church.  There is a cry room for small children to the right of the main entrance to the church.  It is equipped with a rocker and changing table.

 To learn more about  the ministries of St. Joseph's and upcoming activities, you can browse our website further, contact the church office at 352-472-2951, or while at church, fill out a Response Card and place it in the offering plate during the Offertory.