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
We have resumed our monthly worship at Croasdaile Retirement Village on the fourth Thursday of the month. Join us at 2:00 pm on October 28.
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.
From Vicar Mac...
This Fall, I will be leading a study of the Small Catechism for adults. We will be using the series “By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism,” published by Augsburg Fortress. This is a wonderfully in-depth series that looks at the theology, history, and spirituality that went into creating the Catechism and how it can be a source of spiritual nourishment for Lutherans today. Each session always ends by asking “So what? What does this matter,” bringing the Reformation into our lives now. “By Heart” is perfect for newer and life-long Lutherans alike! Fittingly, our first meeting will be the first Wednesday after Reformation Sunday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm. The classes will be about seven weeks, aiming to finish just before the week of Christmas. In-person and Zoom will both be available. Please sign-up in advance (either using the link or by emailing me) so we can order enough books for everyone ahead of time. If you have any questions about the class, please don’t hesitate to ask. I hope you’ll be able to join us!
Sign-up Link: https://forms.gle/kNtsAkPzg7eRQDgs5
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.
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.
Reality Ministries presents Swing Music on the Lawn with the Durham Jazz Orchestra, 4:30-6:30 pm on Sunday, Oct 24 at 4026 Glenn Rd, Durham. Join us for a lovely fall afternoon of entertainment along with a presentation about Reality Ministries and an invitation to support our work. Things to bring: chairs or blankets, friends and family, your dancing shoes! Due to COVID caution, we won't be serving food or drink but you're most welcome to bring your own.
Friday, October 29 at 6:00 pm
St. Paul’s Parking Lot
New to Trunk or Treating?
It’s a great fall event where you have a fun time decorating your trunk,
and the treaters come to your car. Search the internet and you will find
lots of great ideas. Oriental Trading even has prepared kits to use –
or put your thinking cap on and start creating - get the kids involved
in the fun! Trunk decorators (you don’t need to have children to participate –
just like trick or treat at your house), can arrive at the Pickett Road
parking lot between 5:30-6:00 pm, leaving one parking space between each car.
This will allow time to set up decorations and have traffic completed before
beginning the trunk or treating at 6:00 pm. Costumed Treaters will visit
from car to car to gather their treats. We will end by 7:00 pm.
Treats will be safely distributed by the adults using gloves or tongs
to drop into the treaters’ bags. Treats should be pre-packed and not
home-made. Everyone over age 3 needs to be wearing a mask.
Contact the church staff if you have any questions!
The World Council of Churches Prayer Cycle
The World Council of Churches
a prayer cycle to
praying for the
whole world. Click on the Prayer Cycle button, then on the Prayer community we are praying for this week.
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
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 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.
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."
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.