Welcome to St. Paul's!

What a 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.

This morning's worship service will not be in-person. It will be by Zoom only. 

Severe Weather Policy: If we are experiencing severe weather conditions (i.e., ice or snow conditions) on Saturday night or Sunday morning which would make it hazardous to travel, we will make closing announcements on the local television channels and their respective websites: WTVD, channel 11 – https://abc11.com and WRAL – https://www.wral.com/ regarding worship on Sunday. We must consider the conditions of the roadways and our extensive parking lots and sidewalk/entrances when making a decision to cancel services. We will make every effort to get Parish Notes emailed out for worship events and schedule changes. Please make sure we have an up-to-date email address for you and/or your family members to be aware of events and change notifications.

​​​​Pour a cup of tea or coffee and join the 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  
Time: 10:00-11:00 am on Mondays  
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 913 5110 3753 -- Password: 292680

​​Croasdaile Worship  – The Croasdaile worship in January will be held on Thursday, January 27 at 2:00 pm. Still on the 4th Thursday of the month.

“By Heart” Study
Vicar Mac will be leading a study of “By Heart,” a historical, theological, and spiritual deep-dive into Luther’s Small Catechism.  The classes will be available in-person and Zoom. Email Vicar Mac (vicar@stpaulsdurham.org) with any questions. 

Thursday Morning Bible Study at 10:30 AM
Pastor's Bible Study will be in Trinity Hall and over Zoom. We are studying the book: Mere Christianity  by C. S. Lewis. We will send emails if any study guides are needed. Contact the church office for Zoom links.

Nurturing Committee – Be-Friend
As we approach the start of a new church year, the Be-Friend branch of the nurturing Committee has sprouted. The flowers on the Caring Tree (in the narthex) have blossomed into bold Words of Hope. These are supportive scriptures that Nurturing Committee members and others have pointed to as meaningful. Also, in the basket unit by the Caring Tree are items put together to add a smile as you grow and develop a new and/or an already up and running relationship. Look for the clear portfolio Be-Friend Idea Starter Kit as well as card making and other supplies in this place. Help yourself!
If you would like to be a friend or want a friend, contact Marcia Redman.

Welcome to the New Year with CCG!
As we begin together this new year, the Continuing Conversation Group is excited to invite you to not one but TWO opportunities for learning and growing together:

  • One is a small group study that will last for seven weeks, starting in March. Called “Dialogues on Race,” this study group provides a Bible-based curriculum and thoughtful exercises to equip us with tools for respectful listening to each other. Weekly readings provide context to issues of racism in our society. The NC Synod is encouraging us to use this curriculum; one of the goals is to help us develop tools we can use “to have bridge-building conversations” and to “become people who can navigate difficult conversations without tearing up relationship.” Each meeting will last about 1 to 1.5 hours: dates and times will be set once a participant group has been determined. If you are interested, or would like to learn more about this program, please contact Bee Ellertson, or Alta Lindsay. Please mention what times and days would be convenient for you.
  • On February 27, we’re excited to announce that St. Paul’s will have a special guest: Pastor Jonathan Augustine, of St. Joseph’s AME Church in Durham, will join us for a light luncheon after worship. Pastor “Jay” will talk with us about his just-published book, Called to Reconciliation: How the Church Can Model Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion. Our Bishop Tim Smith has this to say about Rev. Augustine’s book:  “Dr. Augustine has done the best and most comprehensive job I have yet seen not only of describing the racial divide and challenges in this country but also of giving us a hopeful way forward.... Displaying a rare ability to speak deep truth and yet to invite and encourage. Accessible and helpful for the congregational study group or for the seminary or sociology classroom. [This book] resonates ... as something that can bring us together, even in a time of such deep division.... I couldn’t put it down, and it renewed my hope that we not only must, but we can, do this. Read it.”

    Called to Reconciliation will be published on Feb. 8; it is available now for pre-order; a few copies        will be in St. Paul’s library on the CCG shelf. Please plan to join us on Feb. 27 whether or not you’ve been able to read this book: Pastor Jay is a dynamic speaker, and this is a wonderful opportunity for us all.


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.

We now have a live link to our Sunday morning Worship Service which begins at 10:00 AM.  

Click HERE and you will be taken to the live feed on our Vimeo Link.  

VIDEOS at  St. Paul's Lutheran Church -- This link will take you to our other  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, anytime. 

This week at

St. Paul's

An ELCA ​Congregation!

​​​​St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina

1200 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705-5731

​​​​​St. Paul's In-Person Worship and Building Guidelines

The Reopening Task Force met and reviewed the rules announced by our governor and the CDC.
• We will continue to meet in the sanctuary, for one service at 10:00 am -- spacing out and alternating pews to allow for distancing as much as possible. Trinity Hall is open for people to view the worship there as well. Everyone can be in the sanctuary to receive Holy Communion.
• We will still wear masks in worship in an effort to offer some protection from disease. We will allow singing and humming while masked.
• All areas of the church are purified with iWave technology which eliminates up to 97% of all virus and bacteria particles.
• Committees are able to meet in person or a combination of in person and zoom. Contact the church office to reserve space.
• Here is a listing of the Sign-Up Genius links we are presently using to accomplish our many needed tasks. Please fill in as you are able. You can bookmark these sites to make it easier to return to them.

WORSHIP:  In-Person, Live Feed, Recorded 

  • We will be open on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am to worship in person using the ELW Setting One. Social distancing remains in place as well as the wearing of masks in the building.
  • The weekly Sunday morning 10:00 am worship service can be viewed on our live feed link to Vimeo which is https://vimeo.com/event/1478223. You may access this in any way you wish: phone, tablet, computer, or even on Smart TVs, using the same link every week. 
  • You are also able to visit this vimeo site to see the live Sunday worship recordings at any time after the service upload is completed. This site also has other recordings such as Bible Study, special services, and occasions.

Download the following Worship Bulletins in PDF format which include Lessons, Hymns, Prayer requests, and Announcements:​​​ 


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 expression, ability, appearance, or citizenship. St. Paul's is committed to racial equity.

  ​"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

Worship with us in person on Sundays at 10:00 am. We are currently using Setting One of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book. This service will be Zoomed (information below) as well as recorded for our Vimeo channel.

St. Paul's Mission Statement:
"The mission of St. Paul's Lutheran Church as a part of the family of God is to share God in Christ with the world by equipping one another through worship, learning, witness, service, and support."

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