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​​​​St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina

1200 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705-5731

Welcome to St. Paul's!

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​​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.

In-Person Worship: 
We will be open on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am to worship in person using the ELW Setting One. This service will also be Zoomed live. A PDF of the hymns and announcements may be downloaded using the weekly links below.

Zoom information:
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We now have a new live link to our Sunday morning Worship Service.  Click HERE and you will be taken to our live feed on our Vimeo Link. 

Service begins on Sundays at 10:00 AM

Here is the printed out link:

which can be typed into phones, computers, or a smart TV.

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 now have a new 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 older 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

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."

An ELCA ​Congregation!

​​​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  
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Meeting ID: 913 5110 3753 -- Password: 292680

​​We have resumed our monthly worship at Croasdaile Retirement Village on the fourth Thursday of the month. Join us at 2:00 pm on September 23.

The Tuesday Work Crew is back! If you wish to join in – here is their schedule: They meet for Bible study on Tuesdays at 8:45-9:30 am in Trinity Hall. Then at 9:30 until noon (flexible on ending time), they perform needed tasks around the church. It can be anything from setting up or taking down tables and chairs, doing monthly/quarterly scheduled tasks which involves the elevator, fire alarm, emergency lights, etc. They also put together furniture, and do minor repairs if they fall in their comfort zone. Sometimes they go out to lunch. Feel free to stop by!

Thursday Bible Study will resume on September 16. We will study Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. Plan to join the discussion on Thursdays, 10:30-11:45 am by Zoom or in person in Trinity Hall. Zoom links have been emailed -- contact the church office if you need the link.

We invite all readers to join us for our discussion of The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis. Our next meeting is on Thursday, October 21 at 3 pm in Trinity Hall, widely spaced apart. Although written as fictional satire, this book addresses Christian theological issues, mainly relating to temptation and resistance to it. The letters are lessons from a senior demon to an inexperienced tempter, who is responsible for securing the damnation of an ordinary person. Wendy Waugh is facilitating our discussion. The book is available through Amazon Kindle for less than a dollar.

WCPE Appeal: During the past year, the corona virus postponed St. Paul’s annual appeal in support of “Sing for Joy” a radio program of sacred music, aired by WCPE and their website,  Now we have an opportunity to restart our appeal and to reach the $1000.00 goal so that St. Paul’s can continue to be named on the air, as a sponsor of the WCPE show.  Donors should send a check made out to St. Paul’s  Lutheran Church but deliver to Hitch Havill. He will consolidate the checks and make sure that St. Paul’s sends our funds to WCPE.  Hitch also be reached at the church following our Sunday service. Deadline for submittal is October 1, 2021.

Costumes for Dress Up or Halloween – Looking for a Halloween costume or just want to play dress-up? Our granddaughter has a large collection of dance recital attire we would like to share! There are costumes and accessories for each. We will bring the collection to church on Sunday, Sept. 26 and they will be available right after service for any child interested. The $5.00 donation for each ensemble will go to the support of children from Burton Elementary School. Please share this info with anyone who might be interested. Questions? -- contact Marcia Redman.

The St. Paul's Preschool and PMO appreciate all of the support from St. Paul’s members. One easy way you can easily add support to the preschool is by linking your Harris Teeter VIC card. When you link your card to St. Paul’s Preschool & PMO, we will receive a portion of your purchases from Harris Teeter. The Harris Teeter account number is 3049. You can link in any store or online and you do not need to be a preschool parent to link your card.

Check out some of the photos from our July 24 VBS Day at St. Paul's! Go to the tab above titled "Resources", click on that and scroll down to Photographs. There are many other albums to see on that page; the VBS Day is at the bottom. Enjoy!


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.