St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina


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

We are currently using "Now the Feast and Celebration" by Marty Haugen

booklets  which are in the pews.

Join us on Wednesday nights this Advent as we explore 'Images of God"

​​​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 narthex, 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.

Wednesday Advent Meals

On December 4 and 11th at 5:45 pm, we will have our typical Wednesday Advent meals in Trinity Hall. On the 4th we will enjoy a meal of soups and salad as well as desserts. On Dec 11th the menu will be pizza and salad bar with dessert. We start the meals earlier to enable handbell players to eat their supper before rehearsal times.

CCG Hosts Conversation about Mass Incarceration
The Continuing Conversations Group (CCG) invites the St. Paul's community to a conversation about mass incarceration in the U.S. and the role that race plays within our criminal justice system. Join us at 12:30 pm on Sunday, December 8 in Trinity Hall. A light lunch will be provided. Our guest speaker is Emily Baxter, founder and executive director of We Are All Criminals, a non-profit and non-partisan organization that seeks to challenge perceptions of crime, criminality, privilege, and punishment through personal stories, statistics, and art. Emily is also the executive director of the North Carolina Coalition for Alternatives to the  Death Penalty. This conversation is hosted in collaboration with "Images of God: An Advent Exploration," which will explore the image of God as an arrested man on death row during the midweek service on Wednesday, December 11. All are welcome!

Christmas Pageant

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. 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.

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 the setting of "Now the Feast and Celebration" by Marty Haugen 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!