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.
Pastor Scott Anderson invites you to a Zoom Bible Study.
Topic: Acts Bible Study
Time: 10:30 AM on Thursdays
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/946532621?pwd=UTJqYjV0V3laMmpROStMdGRvTGFhUT09
Meeting ID: 946 532 621
Downloads for Bible Study reading materials:
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 Vicar
Time: 10:00-11:00 am on Mondays
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 913 5110 3753
Farewell to Pastor Ali and Isak
If you were not able to say goodbye to Pastor Ali and Isak, you may view the vimeo HERE of well wishes and Farewell and Godspeed. You may also view the drive-by Farewell video HERE.
Vacation Bible School 2020
The staff has met and discussed holding Vacation Bible School this summer but with the demands and difficulties surrounding the COVID 19 virus, it is not going to be possible. The CDC has laid out guidelines for how to safely hold a day camp this summer which makes any typical or even greatly modified version of our VBS extremely difficult. But more importantly, we are thinking of the many volunteers who are compromised by health issues and/or age that would not be able to support the program and we certainly do not want to put anyone of any age in danger for their health.
Social Ministry is giving you the opportunity to continue with the annual Christmas in July opportunity through the ELCA's Good Gifts Program. Throughout the month of June, you may write a check to St. Paul's or donate money in another way, indicating this is for "ELCA Good Gifts." The first of July, the money will be tallied and a "gift" will be selected. You will be notified of the amount and the "gift" selected. If you want more details on the ELCA's program, visit https://goodgifts.elca.org/ . Give as you are motivated to do for this program. There are many ways to support those in need during these challenging times. This is only one.
God's work. Our hands (and hearts!)
Social Ministry Committee
St. Paul's Readers: The group will discuss the book, Why Religion: A Personal Story, by Elaine Pagels, at the zoom meeting on Thursday, June 18, at 3:00 pm. There will be no book or meeting for July and August.
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, 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 may enjoy.
Worship with us on Sundays at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. We are currently using the setting of Setting 4 for Lent 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.
COVID-19 Response: The congregation council and Pastor Scott have made the decision to close St. Paul's campus for all public meetings and worship until further notice. We are, however, utilizing Zoom for meetings with committees and groups, such as Bible Study, Men's Weekly Devotions, Council meetings, and other groups.
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.
Holy Communion is available in the church parking lot on Sunday mornings, from 10 to 11 am.
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 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, and Announcements:
You will also find devotion videos and a video of Pastor Scott's birthday parade, as well as Children Messages on the same vimeo page.
We pray this action will help our country and community. You are welcome to read NC Bishop Timothy M. Smith's newsletter HERE.