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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
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."
"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
St. Paul's In-Person Worship Guidelines
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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.
- January 14, 2024 -- 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
- January 21, 2024 -- 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
- January 28, 2024 -- 4th Sunday after Epiphany
- February 4, 2024 -- 5th Sunday after Epiphany
- February 11, 2024 -- Transfiguration of Our Lord
- February 18, 2024 -- First Sunday in Lent
- February 25, 2024 -- Second Sunday in Lent
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 February 11 through Mar 24, will be led by Vicar Gina – a 7-part session about Ash Wednesday to Holy Week. Each week we will prepare for the Wednesday evening Worship Services through Holy Week.
- 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 -- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82845097165?pwd=YWEyd1o1TmQvTXVPaFJwYi9SZkFVQT09 -- Meeting ID: 828 4509 7165 Passcode: 165276
- Wednesdays during Lent – Feb 21, 28, Mar 6, 13, 20
■ 12:00 pm Holy Communion and Healing Service in the sanctuary
■ 6:00 pm Suppers in Trinity Hall
■ 7:00 pm Lenten Worship
If you wish to help with the meals, please contact Martha Dahl. Vicar Gina Schaefer is in charge of our Wednesday Lenten Worship. This year, we will pray and reflect on the spiritual disciplines. We will hear a word of meditation from people who participate in the ministry of St. Paul’s. Vicar Gina will also be leading a workshop during the Sunday School hour every week that will go deeper into the spiritual disciplines. Here is the Vimeo Link for the 7 pm service:https://vimeo.com/event/4073534
- Stations of the Cross – Pastor Lorrel Strom-Jensen
Lent begins the second week of February and Stations of the Cross will again be offered on Fridays at 12:00 noon in the Sanctuary. I hope that long-time members are looking forward to seeing St. Paul’s beautiful collection of the Stations artwork as they will be back up on the side walls of the Sanctuary for the Lenten season. For those who are new, the Stations follow Jesus from Gethsemane to the tomb with visual depictions of his journey. On Fridays, you can join me to follow Jesus on this path with scripture and prayers that tell the Holy Week story. Following Jesus on this path offers pause for us to contemplate our own lives, in our time and place. Please join me on any of these Fridays at noon during Lent: Feb 16, 23, Mar 1, 8, 15, and 22.
- The Durham CROP Hunger Walk is celebrating 50 years of walking to end hunger in our community and around the world! Join the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Durham team and others on Sunday, Mar 24 at Duke Chapel. Pre-walk festivities start at 1:30 pm (registration, music, greetings, and Global Village Activities) and step off starts at 2:30 pm. The walk is about 4.5 miles. You can join the team or make a donation here:https://events.crophungerwalk.org/cropwalks/team/st-pauls-lutheran-church-of-durham If you have questions or need assistance please reach out to Joan Pepper.
- Lent is a season where we are invited to lean into God. Lent reminds us that we are able to intentionally choose to do things that draw us closer to God. It’s also a time to look into ourselves and find what is getting in the way of a deeper relationship with God. With that in mind, during Lent at St. Paul’s, Pastor Jan will be offering a one hour Centering Prayer Group each Tuesday beginning at 1:00 pm in the library. Please consider adding this prayer time to your Lenten discipline practice and see where God is moving in your life.
- The next Social Ministry committee meeting will be held on Tuesday*, March 12, at 7:00 pm in Whitesell Hall. *Please note that we have changed our monthly meetings from second Mondays to second Tuesdays. We will focus on a carry-over agenda item from February – identifying additional ways of sharing information about current ministries with church members and visitors; we also hope to work on a directory of community-based volunteer opportunities for individuals seeking additional ministry opportunities beyond what is offered through St. Paul’s.
- Young In Spirit - March 13, at 11:30 am – Bring Your Own Lunch!
Come “travel” with us to Iceland as Deb Tabert shares her recent trip through pictures and conversation. Did she see the Northern Lights? Did she see the erupting volcano? Join us and hear all about it!
- St. Paul’s Readers – We invite everyone to join us for our discussion of Open Secrets: A Memoir of Faith and Discovery by Richard Lischer, 2022 (Doubleday). We have moved our regular meeting date and time to Sunday, February 25 at 12:30 pm, in Trinity Hall to allow others to take part. A light luncheon will be served.
- RISE AGAINST HUNGER will take place at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, on Saturday, March 9 from 9 AM - 12 Noon. The good news is that we now have sufficient donations to cover the 2024 event; Hallelujah! And we have enough volunteers to staff our event! We can still accept more donations which will provide seed money for a future event with a goal of having one every year. We have five of the little CHANGE FOR A CHANGE churches turned in and those donations will apply to the overall resources for this event and the future. Feel free to pick up a little church and turn it in by March 3rd filled with your change. Register to work at: Events.Riseagainsthunger.org/STPLC We will put a paper sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the main hallway. We thank everyone who has supported this event. We look forward to a great time on March 9th. For questions/suggestions, contact: Dean Redman, Marilyn Hawley, Bee Ellertson, or Mary Runestad.
- 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
Here is the current schedule:
▸ Feb 27 – “What I Have Learned from 22 Date of Death Anniversaries” with Mandy Murphy
We meet at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1200 W Cornwallis Rd, from 4 to 6 pm. All are welcome.
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