We are worshiping at 8:30 and 11:00 am and using ELW Setting One for both services.  The 8:30 worship will continue to be in-person only, the 11:00 am service will be in-person, live-streamed, and recorded.

The Church Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

This summer we will stay with two worship services, at 8:30 and 11:00 am. During the month of June we will continue using Setting One of the ELW. During July and August, we will be using the Now the Feast and Celebration Setting booklets. The 8:30 worship will be in-person only, the 11:00 service will be in-person, live-streamed, and recorded. There is no Sunday School scheduled for Adults and Children during the summer.


Youth Group T-shirts for sale...
The youth group is getting closer and closer to heading to the Big Easy for the 2024 ELCA National Youth Gathering and we are proud to be showing off our pride of Durham as well as our love for St. Paul's with our 6 different colorful T-shirts that proudly show off the St. Paul's stained glass. If you would like to support our time in New Orleans and match our colorful rainbow, you still have time to purchase a t-shirt or 2. Each shirt is $20 and are available in sizes small to 3XL. We will be at the table next to our shirt display in the atrium every Sunday or you can place your order online with the St Paul's Website online payment portal with a memo in miscellaneous option "Youth T-shirt" then email your color and size details to youth@stpaulsdurham.org payment is due in advance and the final order will be be made July 7th after the 11 am service. If you have questions please email the youth group at youth@stpaulsdurham.org. Thank you for your continued prayers and support as we get closer and closer to heading to New Orleans on July 15th.

Working Adult Group August Event...
The Working Adult Group Event for August is a picnic in the park with fun outdoor activities. We will be meeting August 17 around 12 pm at Lake Crabtree in Morrisville for a picnic (grilling burgers, dogs, and brats with plentiful sides and desserts), then enjoying the different water activities (pedal boats, 1 or 2 person kayaks, canoes, or paddle boards) or if you prefer a hike, sand volleyball, or just hanging out and enjoying fellowship with others. If you are interested in joining please reach out to Megan Cunningham with a head count and any dietary restrictions. A confirmation email will be sent in mid-July to those that RSVP with a request of what dish you will be bringing  to share. This will be a BYOB (bring your own beverage) event. And as always, anyone can come -- more is always welcome, so we hope you can join in on our fun.


​​Nursery care – We are presently without a nursery caregiver on Sunday mornings. If you would like to volunteer at either the 8:30 or 11:00 am service, please contact Pastor Scott. 

Diapers – We are in need of size 3, 4, and 5 diapers for the Afghan Refugee families supported by St. Paul’s. If you can help, please place the diapers in the bin outside the sanctuary. Thank you for your generous support for these families!

UMD (Urban Ministries Durham) Food Prep! We will volunteer our services on the third Saturday of each month, 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Next date is July 20, 2024.. During the shift, you will prep for the dinner meal and serve lunch. Sign up online at this site: http://bit.ly/UMD_Signup  Volunteers must be 13 years old, must wear closed toed shoes and shirts that cover armpits. Hairnets and aprons are provided – you can bring a hat and apron as well. Urban Ministries is located at 410 Liberty St, Durham NC 27701. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Anderson.

The Dropped Stitch Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on the fourth Friday of the month at 1:00 pm in the sofa area of the atrium. This group creates prayer shawls by knitting or crochet.

The Tongue and Thimble group creates small quilts which are distributed to nurseries at local hospitals for their critical patients. The group is taking a summer break and will meet back on July 16.

Growing thru Grief is continuing to offer grief support to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Here is our upcoming schedule.
• July 1: “How to Increase Your Self-Compassion,” with Dan Room
• July 9: “Anger,” With Bill Dahl
• July 16: “Holding Hearts,” with Joan Eastman
• July 30: “Some Points I’ve Learned about Grief,” with Joyce Rea
We meet at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, from 4 to 6 pm. All are welcome.

Help Stock the St. Paul’s Shelf at Parktown Food Hub!
Keep it coming! THANKS to your generosity the “St. Paul’s Dry Boxed Pasta Shelf” stays stocked and ready to help hungry families. Please continue to add dry pasta to your shopping list to share with the St. Paul’s shelf. The Women’s Connection Group is leading this initiative to support the Parktown Food Hub, led by Pastor Sharon Schulze.

We  have a live link to our Sunday morning Worship Service which begins at 11:00 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 8:30 and 11:00 am. On Sundays, we are using Setting One of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book at both services. The 8:30 service will be in-person only, the 11:00 am will be in-person, live-streamed (information below) and 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!

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

• 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 Streamed, Recorded 

  • We are open on Sunday mornings for worship at 8:30 and 11:00 am.
  • The 8:30 am worship will be in-person only using Setting One of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship booklets. Pick up a bulletin which will provide the lessons, hymn titles and numbers as well as announcements.
  • The Sunday morning 11:00 am worship service is in-person or can be viewed on our live feed 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. The 11:00 am worship will also be recorded to our Vimeo site to be viewed at your convenience. We are using ELW Setting One which are printed in booklet form in the pew. Pick up a bulletin which will provide the lessons, hymn titles and numbers, and announcements. 
  • You may visit this Vimeo Site: https://vimeo.com/stpaulsdurham/videos to view any Sunday worship recordings. This site also has other recordings such as Bible Study, special services, informational videos of our committees, and musical occasions.
  • Download the following  11:00 AM complete Worship Bulletins in PDF format which include Lessons, Hymns, Prayer requests, and Announcements. They coincide with the live or recorded worship services.
  • May 26, 2024 -- The Holy Trinity
  • June 2, 2024 -- 2nd Pentecost
  • June 9, 2024 -- 3rd Pentecost
  • June 16, 2024 -- 4th Pentecost
  • June 23, 2024 -- 5th Pentecost
  • June 30, 2024 -- 6th Pentecost
  • July 7, 2024 -- 7th Pentecost

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

If you are not attending in person and would like to make a contribution online, you can make a recurring contribution in the "giving" tab on this website or use the QR code to the left to get you there directly.

Welcome to St. Paul's!

​​​​St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina

"Let us begin by acknowledging the land upon which we gather today. This land has been playground and campground for many generations of people, including the Lumbee, Skaruhreh/Tuscarora, Cheraw, Catawba, Occaneechi, and Shakori Nations. Its waterways were their highways, its flora and fauna their banquet table, its starry skies their canvas upon which their stories were painted. They cared for this land, and we remember their lives here with gratitude. We give thanks for all Indigenous peoples who continue to care for this land and to call it their home."

                         -- Vicar Amanda Spangler


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Durham, NC 27705-5731

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