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

(updated March 25, 2022)
• At the Congregational Council meeting on Monday, March 21, the Council voted to remove our requirement for masks inside our church with the following understanding: there are some members who still need or will want to keep their masks in place. All members should be comfortable with their personal decision regarding masks. One requirement still exists. During the daytime, when the preschool and daycare are in session, masks will still be required indoors to protect those children. If our state and local health officials advocate for stronger protections and Durham County strengthens its requirements we will follow their guidance. The social distancing seating arrangement will remain for the present time in the Sanctuary.
• 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 

(Updated April 5, 2020)

  • We are open on Sunday mornings 11:00 am to worship in person using the ELW Setting Six which are in a booklet form in the pew. Pick up a bulletin which will provide the lessons, prayers, hymn numbers, and announcements. Children's bulletins are on the entrance table.  
  • The Sunday morning 10:00 am worship service can be viewed on our live feed link to Vimeo which is 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

We  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   VIMEO page and you may select any  Sunday or special worship service, as well as an assortment of other videos related to St. Paul's, anytime. 

This week at

St. Paul's

Worship with us in person on Sundays at 10:00 am. We are currently using Setting Six of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book. The 10:00 service will be streamed (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."

An ELCA ​Congregation!

1200 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705-5731

Copyright 2013. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, ELCA. 

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​​​​St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina

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.

For the summer, we will have one service at 10:00 am, using Setting Six in the ELW, which will be in-person, live-streamed and recorded. The link to watch the service live is: The link to watch any services which have been recorded is: - then choose the service date or event you wish to watch. Masks are optional on Sundays. When the Preschool and Daycare children are here during the week, we still need the masks in the building.

The Church Office will be closed on Monday, July 4 and on limited availability on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 5-6. We will be back to normal schedule on Thursday, July 7.

Croasdaile Worship – The Croasdaile worship this month will be Thursday, July 28, the Fourth Thursday of the month, at 2:00 pm.

The Young In Spirit group will meet on Wednesday, July 13 at 11:30 am for a Pot Luck Picnic in Trinity Hall. Sign up in the foyer if you are attending. Bring a Pot Luck dish to share, there will also be chicken provided. There will be Fun and Games for everyone! Y’all come!

​​​​​​​Vacation Bible School 2022

Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through
Saturday, July 23, from 9:00 am until noon with a hot dog picnic at noon

Just as we all have discovered in the past couple of years, life is rocky for everyone, especially kids – full of ups and downs and twists and turns. The theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School Day is Rocky Railway, where kids will explore Jesus’ power and how we can trust Jesus to pull us through when life feels like a valley or a mountaintop. Kids will deepen their friendship with Jesus and leave knowing they can trust him to do big things in their lives. 

We will again be doing a Saturday morning VBS program this year on JULY 23, 2022 from 9:00 am until noon, ending with our traditional picnic. We will be needing children to register by June 30
ages 4 through grade 5. 

Volunteers will be needed to shepherd children in small groups, lead a Bible Adventure storytime, and lead the KidVid Cinema. We will have a short snack time mid-morning to break up a schedule of activities, crafts, and science tasks. 

Have friends? Invite them to join you at VBS this year. Pick up a registration form at church for each child or download it HERE.  Adults can complete the same registration form or drop an email to Susan Esposito, at to volunteer. Want to decorate? We will be doing that early July.

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

​​Thursday Morning Bible Study is taking a summer break. We will return in September, continuing the study of the Book of Genesis, chapter 9.

St. Paul’s Readers on Summer break
Although our book club meetings are paused for the months of June, July, and August, it is a great time to start reading our fall selections.

  • Our September book is Stronger: Courage, Hope and Humor in My Life with John McCain by Cindy McCain. This memoir is a love letter to her late husband, their thirty-eight year marriage, and the trials and triumphs of a singular American life. The book also chronicles how John’s humor and strength helped Cindy transform into the confident woman she has now become – one who believes in family, honor, and country – and is willing to stand up for all of them.
  • In October, we read the Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate. This novel is based on letters written by former slaves; some are included in the book. The freed slaves published letters in newspapers, hoping to find family members who were sold to other owners. The book is the fictional story of one of these families.
  • The November selection is Damien the Leper: A Life of Magnificent Courage, Devotion and Spirit by John Farrow. This biography tells the extraordinary journey of Joseph De Veuster. He left his secure life in Belgium, thrust aside all thoughts of personal danger, and spent the rest of his days as Father Damien comforting the sick and the dying in a leper colony on Molokai, Hawaii. He was honored by a statue in the  U.S. Capitol and was canonized in 2009.

We hope that you will consider joining our group this fall. Our next meeting is Thursday, September 15 at 3 pm in Trinity Hall. We welcome all readers. 

Paradox Opera will be presenting a show entitled “Covid Chronicles”  at St. Paul’s on Sunday, July 17 at 4:00 pm in the sanctuary. Covid Chronicles is a revue style show including selections from opera, operetta, and musical theater, exploring the stories and experiences of our community from these last two years through music and narration. Here are links to their website and show page, as well as a link to purchase tickets. Code “SPL” gives the congregation a $10 discount on tickets.
Here are general links to their website and the show page for more info:
Here is the link to purchase tickets: