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​​​​St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina

Welcome to St. Paul's!

   ​​​​​​​​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 

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.

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!


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.

  • Adult Sunday School classes

Here are our April leaders and their topics:

April 14 – Lorrel Strom-Jensen – the Caring House

April 21 – Morris Casper – Martin Luther bowl of worms and ban

April 28 – Aaron Klink – End of life decision making in Faith

  • ​​Thursday Morning Bible Study: The topic for Thursday’s Bible Study is the Gospel according to Mark. They meet on Thursdays at 10:30-11:45 am in the Conference Room and by Zoom.  Study notes will be emailed before the meeting. Join Zoom Meeting -- -- Meeting ID: 828 4509 7165     Passcode: 165276
  • Wednesday Night Supper this week!
    Wednesday, April 17 is our monthly Wednesday night supper at 6:00 pm. Meal will be ravioli, meatballs, sides and desserts. We could use help with clean-up chores. Feel free to let Martha Dahl know if you can assist.

  • Pedals, Pipes & Pizza!  Free workshop for young people of all ages. Introduction to the organ, demonstration by organist, playing time for each student, and PIZZA! Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Registration required. email to register. Presented by the Durham/Chapel Hill chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
  • Earth Day Recycling
    Spring cleaning – time to discard things that are just taking up space on the shelf or in the closet.  St. Paul’s is celebrating Earth Day by providing an opportunity to dispose of many home items not accepted by local trash recycling.  From April 9-15, accepted items can be dropped off in an area that will be clearly marked at the back of the parking lot between the mobile classroom and the shed. Please do NOT leave them anywhere inside the church building. Items will be picked up on Tuesday, April 16 by “Anything With A Plug Recycling” from Raleigh.
    Accepted items can include:
    ▸ LCD, LED, or flat screen TVs up to 4 inches thick
    ▸ Computers, printers, copiers and related items
    ▸ game consoles
    ▸ SMALL kitchen appliances
    ▸ cords, cables, stereo equipment
    ▸ Kids’ toys (plastic, bikes, powerwheels)
    ▸ Cell phones, batteries, all plastic except bags
    ▸ Plastic or metal furniture
    Items NOT accepted:
    Styrofoam, CRT Tube Type TVs, light bulbs, wood items, smoke alarms, large items such as home appliances, grills, and furniture; vhs or magnetic tapes
    Additional information can be found at

  • Articles and information for the May issue of Cross Connections are due to Susan by Monday, Apr 22. You may email to her at, or drop in her mailbox in the reception office. “Holy Folders” will meet on Friday, Apr 26 at 11:00 am to assemble the issue for the post office. All are welcome.
  • Do you still have your Eclipse glasses? They can be shipped via USPS First Class Mail in a regular envelope and they will be stored for the next eclipse and distributed to others around the world. Send to: Eclipse Glasses USA, LLC, P O Box 50571, Provo, UT 84605.
  • St. Paul's Readers Meeting on Thursday, April 18
    We invite all readers to join us as we discuss Death Be Not Proud by John Gunter. This book chronicles the illness and death of the author’s son from a brain tumor. During the months of his illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy. Our meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18, at 3 pm in Trinity Hall. Vicar Gina Shaefer will lead the discussion. The memoir was made into a television movie in 1975.  It is available to view for free on YouTube: “Death Be Not Proud” film.  Our May selection is The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny on May 16, led by Kim Hoke. No one balances tight plotting, compassion for her flawed characters, and a broader vision of humanity like Penny.  Please consider participating in a few or all of our monthly meetings (3rd Thursdays at 3 pm). We welcome all readers – men and women!  Even if you have not read the book, we would love for you to come check us out.  Please contact Katherine Trexler with any questions. We hope to see you soon!

  • 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 April 20, 2024.  During the shift, you will prep for the dinner meal and serve lunch. Sign up online at this site:  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.
  • PASTA for PARKTOWN!!  Please continue to help stock the “Pasta Shelf” at Parktown Food Hub. It would be helpful if you could add a package – or two – of dry pasta to your shopping cart to support this important community ministry and keep the St. Paul’s Pasta Shelf well stocked. Place donations in the collection box by the bulletin board. The Women’s Connection Group is leading this initiative to support the Parktown Food Hub, a ministry of South Durham Connections, led by Pastor Sharon Schulze. ​
  • Growing thru Grief
    Growing thru Grief meets on Tuesday afternoons at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. They accept registrations at 4:00-4:30 pm and the meetings begin promptly at 4:30 and end at 6:00 pm. Guest speakers vary from week to week. 
    Please contact if you have questions.

Help 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.

"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


1200 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705-5731