St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina

Worship with us on Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 am.

We are currently using Setting Three of the ELW (Evangelical Lutheran Worship) printed into booklets which are in the pews.

Service of Communion and Healing

Wednesdays at 12:00 noon -- March 13, 20, 27, April 3, and 10

Pastor Scott will lead a brief service of communion which also includes the rite of healing and anointing.

Mid-week Lent Suppers at 5:45 pm
Wednesdays during Lent (March 13, 20, 27, April 3, and 10) we begin the evening at 5:45 pm in Trinity Hall with supper. Meals include:

  • Mar 13: Chicken Pot Pie

  • Mar 20: Soups and Salad Bar

  • Mar 27: Baked Potato and Salad Bars

  • Apr 3: Lasagna

  • Apr 10: Salad Pot Luck.

All meals will have salad and desserts provided. If you can help on any evening, contact Martha Dahl or Susan Esposito.

Mid-Week Lenten Services at 7:00 pm 
Images of Sin – Images of Grace

  • March 13: Chaos – Order in Genesis 6, the Flood and the Ark

  • March 20: Rejection – Incorporation in Genesis 21, Sarah and Hagar

  • March 27: Hostility – Hospitality in Exodus 1-2, Pharoah and Baby Moses

  • April 3: Hierarchy – Harmony in Numbers 22, Balaam and the Donkey

  • April 10: Avoidance – Attention in Luke 10, the Parable of the Good Samaritan


Lenten Journey: Biblical Stations of the Cross

Fridays at 12:00 noon -- March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 and 12

Join Pastor Lorrel Strom-Jensen on a Lenten Journey: Biblical Stations of the Cross. Through scripture, hymns and prayers we will follow the way of the cross and ponder the connections to this path that we experience daily in our own lives.

Saturday, March 23 -- Rise Against Hunger!

On this date, volunteers will gather at St. Paul's to help

package more than 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger.

We will begin at 10:00 am and finish by 1:00 pm.

Other congregations as well as Duke Lutherans are invited

to take part in this wonderful and productive activity.

This is a family friendly event; children over the age of four

are welcome. Visit their website at to learn more about Rise Against Hunger, to sign up for the event, or to donate funds to help pay the cost of 34 cents for each meal. Let's help Rise Against Hunger toward their goal of "a world without hunger."

My Journey to Vietnam

Sunday, March 24 at 12:15 pm in Trinity Hall

Join Marilyn Bell-Hawley as she takes you on a short journey of her trip to Vietnam through Habitat for Humanity International. She was part of a team of eight volunteers from throughout the US, including Hawaii. They comprised a Habitat Big Build Team, which included several other teams from various countries such as Germany, Japan, and Kenya, that totaled more than 200 volunteers. Together they built more than 20 homes in the Province of Dong Thap, in the Mekong Delta, bordering CAmbodia. There will be a light lunch served. All are welcome!

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, gender, 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 can enjoy.

This week at

St. Paul's

Worship with us on Sundays at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. We are currently using "Setting Three" from the Evangelical Lutheran Book. Holy Communion is celebrated at all services.

Sunday School is at 9:45-10:45 am each Sunday morning for all ages, child through adult from September 16, 2018 through May 2019. 

An ELCA ​Congregation!