This Advent, we will continue to explore lesser-known images and metaphors of God in scripture. On Wednesday nights at 7 pm throughout the Advent season, Duke Lutherans and others will lead worship services that explore God as Hen (Dec 4), God as Arrested Man on Death Row (Dec 11), and God as Darkness (Dec 18). As we prepare for the coming of Christ -- for God incarnate -- join us as we look for and celebrate the strange and surprising ways that Emmanuel dwells with us already, here and now.
*Be sure to also check out the art exhibit in the atrium, which invites you to explore these images more deeply. Sponsored by a Philip N. Knutson Endowment for Lutheran Campus Ministry, the exhibit particularly lifts up artists from various marginalized communities whose divine image has less often been recognized by and celebrated in the Church.
On December 11th at 5:45 pm, we will have our typical Wednesday Advent meal in Trinity Hall. On Dec 11th the menu will be pizza and salad bar with dessert. We start the meals earlier than usual to enable handbell players to eat their supper before rehearsal times.
On Sunday, December 15 at 5:00 pm we will have our annual Christmas Pageant and lasagna supper. Everyone is invited to enjoy the children's interpretation of the birth of our Savior, ending with a fine fellowship meal of lasagna, salad, bread and desserts. Rehearsals for the pageant will take place in Trinity Hall on Saturdays, December 7 and 14 at 10:00 am. All children and youth are encouraged to participate.
On Wednesday, December 18 at 5:45 pm, we will have our traditional Christmas Celebration Dinner in Trinity Hall. Meat course will be salmon or ham. A sign-up sheet will be posted so you may select your meat course. There will be plenty of sides, salad and desserts to accompany.
On December 24, 2019 - St. Paul's will have three worship services, each a little different from the others. All three will celebrate Holy Communion.
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
a prayer cycle to
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.
Worship with us on Sundays at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. We are currently using the setting of Setting 4 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.