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: Hosea Bible Study
Time: 10:30 AM on Thursdays
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/946532621?pwd=UTJqYjV0V3laMmpROStMdGRvTGFhUT09
Meeting ID: 946 532 621 -- Password: 402561
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 -- Password: 292680
Lenten Worship on Wednesdays evenings at 7:00 pm
Please mark your calendars for our Wednesday evening Compline services, which will begin on February 24 at 7 pm, via Zoom. Our theme is "The Fast That I Choose," based on Isaiah 58. Sermons will be:
Here is the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81426130806?pwd=cjhoeDk5YlBvWEZZcHBIbEJjVDFSZz09
The ‘Be Kind’ t-shirts and yard signs are now available only at my home. If you want some, just email Wendy Waugh. The shirts and yard signs are still free but you may donate to the cost of making them. T-shirts are $5.50, and yard signs with stands are $10.00. There are plenty of shirts and yard signs still available.
St. Paul's Preschool & PMO will begin registering for Fall 2021 on Monday, Jan 25. St. Paul's members (children and grandchildren) receive priority registration. They offer classes for children ages 10 months - 4 years old. If you are interested, or know of anyone who is, they are offering virtual tours at this time. Check out the website: http://stpaulspreschooldurham.weebly.com/
New Book Published: A collection of Richard Lischer’s sermons has been published by Eerdmans Publishing Co. It is titled Just Tell the Truth: A Call to Faith, Hope, and Courage. Some of the sermons were preached at St. Paul’s. The book will be available in the St. Paul’s library or at Amazon.
Reparations? Exploring Some of the Questions
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the wide gaps in financial well-being even more apparent to many of us. Reparations efforts are among some of the remedies that are being proposed to make resources in our society more equitable. Just last fall, in October 2020, the Durham City Council approved a resolution calling on national government leaders to appoint a commission to study ways to “increase racial equity,” possibly with a reparations program for Africa-American descendants of enslavement. William (Sandy) Darity, an economist at Duke University, is a prominent leader in this effort. His book, “From Here to Equality,” is often studied and cited in conversations about race and economic justice.
▸ On Feb 21 (Sunday afternoon) at 3:00 pm, we’ll gather again for more in-depth questions and discussion. Some history of other US reparations programs will be presented, along with a brief “tour” or resources for further study.
-- Continuing Conversations Group
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 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.
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.
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.
OPPORTUNITIES TO WORSHIP
Due to cold and inclement weather during this time of the year, we will discontinue outdoor worship through March 14. We will continue to provide a weekly recorded worship and drive thru Communion at 11 am - 12 noon.
We will switch to a 10 am live Zoom Service of the Word each week in addition to the recorded worship.
We will monitor the weather and hope to resume outdoor worship on the 21st of March.
Thanks for your understanding, Pastor Scott
We will continue to record setting four 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.