St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina

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.

Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for "Hurricane Response -- United States" will be used entirely (100 percent) for this disaster until the response is complete.

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.


Worship with us on Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 am. We are currently using booklets created from Setting 6 out of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book. Sunday School for all ages,  at 9:45-10:45 am. Adults meet in Trinity Hall, coffee served. 

December Events

Advent Worship Schedule

  • Wed, Dec 6 at 7 pm: God the Potter -- "We are shaped by a God who loves us"
  • Wed, Dec 13 at 7 pm: God the Shepherd -- "We are led by a God who loves us"
  • Wed, Dec 20 at 7 pm: God the Weaver -- "We are woven together by a God who loves us"
  • Sun, Dec 24 at 8:30 and 11 am: God Incarnate -- "We are accompanied by a God who loves us"

Advent Clothing Drive

Given Scripture images God as One-Who-Clothes-Us, and given we are created in God's image, we are therefore a people called to clothe one another. As a way to live into this image, we will be collecting clothing this Advent. All donations will go to Urban Ministries.  New and gently used items are accepted. Specific seasonal needs include Men's clothing, Women's winter clothing, children's winter clothing in sizes 3T-6X and 7-16; warm winter jackets, hats, and gloves. New underwear and new socks are also accepted.

Wednesday Suppers during Advent!

We will begin suppers on Dec 6, 13, and 20, at 5:45 pm to accommodate the earlier practice time for handbells at 6:15 pm.

  • The meal on Dec 6 will be soups, salad, bread, make-your-own PBJ sandwiches, and dessert.
  • On Dec 13, we are doing another potluck salad and dessert meal!  Any kinds of salad can be brought, such as pasta, veggie, green, macaroni, bean, Cobb, potato, taco, egg, chicken, fruit, tuna, etc. Any dessert is welcome as well! 
  • On Dec 20, we will have our Christmas celebration dinner! There is a sign-up on the atrium bulletin board. Menu includes: tossed salad, chicken breast supreme or salmon with mango sauce; steamed rice; green bean almondine; steamed carrots with lemon butter; rolls; and assorted holiday desserts.

Community Blue Christmas Service

In the midst of an often overwhelming holiday season, you are invited to a service of silence and contemplation, hope and peace at St. Paul's on Tuesday, December 19 at 6:30 pm. 

Our Christmas Pageant - Sunday, December 17 at 5:00 pm

Children will have rehearsals on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am (Dec 2, 9, 16).  At the conclusion of the Pageant, we will have our traditional lasagna supper. All are welcome!

Sunday, December 24 Worship Schedule

  • 8:30 am and 11:00 am  -- Advent 4 Worship Services (No Sunday School)
  • 4:00, 7:00, and 10:00 pm -- Christmas Eve Worship Services. The 4:00 service is considered a Family service and the 7:00 service will include the choir and handbells. The 7 and 10 are both Candlelight services.

This week at

St. Paul's

Worship with us on Sundays at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. We are currently using Setting 6 of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book for both services. 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 through May. Some adult classes will occur in the summer but not regularly.

An ELCA ​Congregation!