Welcome to St. Paul's!

ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response

Lutheran Disaster

Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. 

Here is the link  to their webpage which offers the opportunity to make a donation, search their blog, or just get updates on ongoing situations.

The World Council of Churches Prayer Cycle

The World Council of Churches

has recommended

a prayer cycle to

get congregations

praying for the

whole world. Click on the Prayer Cycle button, then on the Prayer community we are praying for this week.

In celebrating the beauty and strength created through diversity, we welcome, value, and include all of God's children regardless of race, culture, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, appearance, or citizenship.​

"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ."      
1 Corinthians 12:12

VIDEOS at  St. Paul's Lutheran Church -- This link will take you to our VIMEO page and you may select any of the Sunday or special worship services, as well as an assortment of other videos related to St. Paul's. There is a wonderful video of our Palm Sunday service with the children processing with their palms. There are also several concerts and hymn sing-alongs on the vimeo page you may enjoy.

This week at

St. Paul's

Worship with us on Sundays at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. We are currently using the setting of Setting 4 for Lent in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book at both worship services.

Sunday School is at 9:45-10:45 am each Sunday morning for all ages, child through adult from September 15, 2019 through May 2020.  

An ELCA ​Congregation!

COVID-19 Response:  The congregation council and Pastor Scott have made the decision to close St. Paul's campus for all public meetings and worship until further notice. We are, however, utilizing Zoom for meetings with committees and groups, such as Bible Study, Men's Weekly Devotions, Council meetings, and other groups.

If you need information, email Pastor Scott Anderson  or Susan Esposito.

  You are invited to click on this link to access our Vimeo worship services for past, present, and future. 

You may do this at any time convenient to you.

Holy Communion is available in the church parking lot  on Sunday mornings, from 10 to 11 am.

Please do not leave your car. Enter the parking lot from the Cornwallis Road side and circle around to the Pickett Road side. We will come to you and deliver wafers and wine or grape juice. The items will be served to you in a foam bowl. Please take the elements and distribute among those in your vehicle and then dispose of the cups and bowl when you get home.

Weekly Worship Bulletins, Prayer Lists, and Announcements:

Pentecost, May 31

Holy Trinity, June 7

2nd Sunday after Pentecost, June 14

3rd Sunday after Pentecost, June 21

4th Sunday after Pentecost, June 28

5th Sunday after Pentecost, July 5

6th Sunday after Pentecost, July 12

You will also find devotion videos and  a video of Pastor Scott's birthday parade, farewell and Godspeed to Pastor Ali and Isak, as well as Children Messages on the same vimeo page.

We pray this action will help our country and community. You are welcome to read NC Bishop Timothy M. Smith's newsletter HERE.


​​St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina

​​Pastor Scott Anderson invites you to a Zoom Bible Study.

Topic: Acts Bible Study
Time:  10:30 AM on Thursdays
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/946532621?pwd=UTJqYjV0V3laMmpROStMdGRvTGFhUT09
Meeting ID: 946 532 621
Password: 402561

Downloads for Bible Study reading materials:  


Paul's journeys.pdf

Lesson 1 intro.pdf

Acts chapter 2.pdf

Acts chapter 3.pdf

Acts chapter 4.pdf

Acts chapter 5:1-11.pdf

Acts chapter 5:12-42.pdf

Acts chapter 6.pdf

Acts chapter 7.pdf

Acts chapter 8.pdf

Acts chapter 9.pdf

Acts chapter 10.pdf

Pour a cup of tea or coffee and join the Pastor and Vicar for Coffee Hour on Mondays on Zoom from 10-11. We are looking forward to seeing you, chatting, and catching up. Here is the info:
Topic: Coffee Hour with the Pastor and Vicar
Time: 10:00-11:00 am on Mondays
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 913 5110 3753
Password: 292680

The Continuing Conversation Group is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. The topic is “The Concept of Race through a Sociological Perspective.” This will be a semi-lecture and conversation which allows questions as they arise. It should last about an hour.
Topic: CCG and Congregation
Time: Jul 15, 2020 07:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 845 3155 7926
Password: 419213

​From Social Ministry:
Our collection during the month of June to “Good Gifts” resulted in the following items being sponsored:
1.   Stock 20 children’s backpacks with food (for weekends or holidays or pandemics)
2.   Feed 50 people at a soup kitchen
3.   Gave a month’s supply of personal supplies and household necessities to families that lost their homes
4.   One rooster
Many thanks for the donations to enable these Good Gifts to be realized.​

​​Dear Members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church,
We have been blessed this year with the presence of Vicar Anna. She is nearing the end of her stay and internship with our congregation. In this strange and challenging year it has been the talents of Vicar Anna that have helped to provide the video services that allow us to continue with some normalcy to our worshipping together. I know there are lots of you who will want to honor her service to our church with a gift from your heart. She will be leaving at the end of July, only a month away.
We are trying to arrange a video of members saying goodbye and some type of get together to bid her a fond farewell. We ask that members video or take a snapshot of their goodbye/remembrance of Vicar Anna. For these digital messages, please send them to Tim Hoke by July 20 and they will be edited into a video message to be delivered to her.
Please plan to participate in a drive-by farewell in the parking lot at St Paul's. If you would like to make a sign, decorate your car or bring a card, they will all be appreciated. We will inform you of the specific date soon but it will likely occur around July 25.
In Christ, with God's Grace and Peace
Tim Hoke, Co-Chair
St Paul's Vicar Committee, 2019-20

From Pastor Scott Anderson: We extend to you an invitation to a new initiative by the NC Synod of the ELCA concerning Racism and our desire for justice and equity. Their effort is another opportunity to engage in learning and conversation as well as develop new skills in our fight to overcome racial inequality. Follow this link to the initiative.  I would encourage you to consider participation in this effort.
Helping explain racism to children. There are two videos in this link where Sesame Street Characters address Racism in a CNN Townhall and Abby supports Big Bird in the second video. Feel free to share the link. 
Here is a link to an article which helps Christians respond to Racism. 

St. Paul's Readers:  There will be no book or meeting for July and August.