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

Topic: Daniel Bible Study
Time:  10:30 AM on Thursdays - No Bible Study on Thanksgiving Day!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/946532621?pwd=UTJqYjV0V3laMmpROStMdGRvTGFhUT09
Meeting ID: 946 532 621 -- Password: 402561

Downloads for Bible Study reading materials:  

Daniel - introduction PDF

Daniel Chapter 3

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
Time: 10:00-11:00 am on Mondays
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 913 5110 3753 -- Password: 292680

St. Paul's has a new Facebook group to allow us to communicate with each other as you feel inspired. Vicar Judy will be posting a question for discussion each week. However, please feel free to post on other topics as well. If you think this might be interesting or helpful, please join the group. The name of the group is St. Paul's ELCA - Durham, NC, and the link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/2364775460484568.

Bible Study Invitation – Vicar Judy will lead a series of four Bible studies on stewardship. The Bible studies will be held on Tuesdays at 7 pm during November. We will look at a different topic each time and discuss Bible readings that are relevant to the topic. Each session will include a joke to help us remember the points of the study.
Topics are:
Stewardship of Creation on November 3 
Stewardship of Our Bodies, Minds, and Spirits on November 10
Stewardship of Our Neighbors on November 17
Stewardship of Our Personal Resources on November 24
Here is the Zoom link to the meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81057106746?pwd=NEJwYXVkTlJRU1hhOW84Rm1yMm5HQT09
Hoping to see you online!

The Social Ministry committee offers information regarding opportunities to our St. Paul’s congregation and others to give gifts that might make a difference in someone’s life.

  1. ELCA Good Gifts – You might buy food or arts and crafts items from near and far that support those creating these “gifts”; or you might support students at seminary or elementary; offer assistance to stabilize lives after a disaster upsets them. A few catalogs are in the atrium. Contact:   https://goodgifts.elca.org
  2. Lutheran World Relief – “focuses on sustainable development projects and disaster relief and recovery.” Contact: https://lwr.org  or LWR, P O Box 17061, Baltimore MD 21297-1061 or by phone: 800-597-5972.
  3. Lutheran Services Carolinas – offers a wide range of services for seniors, children and families, refugees and immigrants and disaster response in both NC and SC. Contact: https://lscarolinas.net, Lutheran Services Carolinas 14165 MLK, Jr Ave, P O Box 947, Salisbury NC 28145 or phone: 704-637-2870
  4. SERRV – “to empower small scale global artisans and farmers through long-term trading partnerships, helping them build sustainable employment, resources and rights and a vision of hope in their communities.” Items like food, clothing, arts and crafts. Contact: https://www.serrv.org, Phone for orders: 888-294-6376.
  5. Bull City Fair Trade (formerly One World Market) – Fair trade items (food, arts and crafts) that give the creators or growers of the items for sale the opportunity to make a decent living.  Contact: http://www.bullcityfairtrade.com 811 9th Street, Suite 100, Durham NC 27701, phone: 919-286-2451
  6. Thistle Farms – “You help blaze a path for physical, mental, and economic freedom for women survivors.” Clothing items, jewelry and candles and lotions and more. Contact: https://thistlefarms.org, 5122 Charlotte Pike, Nashville TN 37209, phone 615-392-1140
  7. Urban Ministries of Durham – “connects with the community to end homelessness and fight poverty by offering food, shelter and a future to our neighbors in need.” St. Paul’s contact: Nancy Dewhirst; UMD contact: https://umdurham.org, 410 Liberty St, Durham NC 27701, phone 919-682-0538.


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 are videos of Pastor Ali Tranvik's Farewell, as well as Vicar Anna Carter's. 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 one 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 mid-September through mid- May. 

An ELCA ​Congregation!

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.

Welcome to St. Paul's!

​​​​St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina

Due to COVID-19, St. Paul's campus has been closed for all public meetings. 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.

Because the governor has allowed outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people, we are having outdoor worship for the first 50 people who come on Sunday mornings at 10 am. We will also broadcast these services over radio channel 87.9 fm with a local transmission station if you wish to stay in your vehicle.  Holy Communion will be served during this service and will be available as drive through from approximately 11:15 am until 12:00 noon weekly as well. 

Due to the state reducing numbers inside, we will postpone inside worship until we can meet with 25 again. Therefore, if it rains, the outside worship will be canceled - please refer to our Vimeo.

We will be using Now the Feast and Celebration for the outside worship. You will be required to bring your own chair and we will guide you to distance the placement of the chairs in the back parking lot near the Memorial Garden and the mobile classroom. MASKS ARE REQUIRED.  Hand sanitizing dispensers will be available at the entrance

to the worship space.

We will continue to record setting one weekly as well.  So those who have enjoyed receiving weekly worship on our Vimeo channel can continue to do so.  
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. 

Drive Through Holy Communion Instructions:

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 at the downstairs entry area 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, Hymns, Announcements: