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.

Pastor Scott Anderson invites you to a Zoom Bible Study.

Topic: Study of the Minor Prophets 

We have begun meeting in person in the Conference Room. The Bible Study will also be Zoomed as usual using the link below. Join us either way.
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
Time: 10:00-11:00 am on Mondays
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 913 5110 3753 -- Password: 292680

Saturday, July 24, 2021
Join us for a VBS DAY!

Last year we had to cancel our Vacation Bible School.
This year we are starting back slowly with a VBS DAY!
One day - July 24 beginning at 9:00 am.
We will learn about Noah and the Ark, animals, rainbows,

and God’s promises.
▸ Who was Noah?
▸ What is an Ark, and why build it?
▸ Who told him to build an Ark?
▸ What was on the ark?
▸ Why was there a rainbow?
We are making plans for our VBS Day and here is where you can help!
❏ Let us know if you (adults or teens) can help that day.
❏ Let us know if your children will be attending.

Download a registration form HERE!

We will be mostly outside on our grounds for singing, crafting, puppetry, play acting, learning about nature, hearing stories, and having a good time.
About lunchtime, everyone will be invited – church members, friends, neighbors – to close out the morning with a picnic served on the grounds. After lunch, there will be a special event inside Trinity Hall – everyone is invited to enjoy the magic and laughter of Happy Dan: The Magic Man
SO – let us know if you can help, or attend, or help set up or clean up the event. Contact Susan Esposito (admin@stpaulsdurham.org).

We will resume our monthly worship at Croasdaile Retirement Village on the fourth Thursday of the month. Our first time back will be Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm.

Be Kind

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.

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.

St. Paul’s Readers – The May selection, Beneath a Scarlett Sky, will be led by Katherine Trexler on Thursday, May 20, at 3 pm via Zoom. The novel is based upon the true story of a forgotten WWII hero of the Northern Italian Resistance.

Take a look at our photograph page (under Resources tab) -- We now have photos of Anna Carter's Ordination which took place on January 9, 2021 in Winston-Salem.

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.

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.

This week at

St. Paul's

Worship with us on Sundays at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. We are currently using the setting of Setting four 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.

See Our Current Worship Opportunities below.... 

An ELCA ​Congregation!

Due to COVID-19, St. Paul's campus has been closed for public meetings. We are, however, utilizing Zoom for most meetings with committees and groups. Some meetings, such as Bible Study, and Tuesday Weekly devotions have begun to meet onsite or both onsite and zoom, If you need information, email Pastor Scott Anderson  or Susan Esposito.

 Opportunities to Worship
After the Governor increased the numbers for people to assemble inside, we determined that we can socially distance 75 people in the sanctuary and 75 people in Trinity Hall for worship. Quiet singing or humming will be allowed and masks are required as well as social distancing. Hand sanitizing dispensers are available. Holy Communion will be served during this service. If you do not wish to be in the same area with quiet singing, you are welcome to worship in Trinity Hall for the service, coming into the sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Drive Thru Holy Communion will not be available after May 16.

If you are unable to attend worship, you may contact Pastor Scott to schedule home communion.

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

Zoom information:
Topic: Sunday Morning Worship
Time: at 9:30 am - worship begins at 10:00 am
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Meeting ID: 885 8494 4760    Passcode: 435920
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Download the following Worship Bulletins in PDF format which include Lessons, Hymns, Prayer requests, and Announcements:​​​

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1200 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705-5731

​​​​St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina